This Week’s Found Art: Brenda Starr, “Girl Reporter”

These pages are illustrations from Dale Messick’s 1943 novelization of her groundbreaking comic strip, Brenda Starr, Girl Reporter. Which is, evidently, not a reporter focused on  issues of female childhood, but in fact a reporter who happens to be a woman, go figure.

Except when she’s Pesky.

Intriguing dress design! Like a Chinese finger trap from sea-world.

Intriguing dress design! Like a Chinese finger trap from sea-world.

LOOK AT THE SIZE OF THAT SWEAT! Looks like Dale Messick used a brush for her ink work instead of a pen. Interesting! Expressive!

LOOK AT THE SIZE OF THAT SWEAT! Looks like Dale Messick used a brush for her ink work instead of a pen. Interesting! Expressive!

 

This is my favorite picture in the whole book.

This is my favorite picture in the whole book.

You see what I mean? Girl Reporter- except when she's Pesky.

You see what I mean? Girl Reporter- except when she’s Pesky.

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Posted on August 12, 2015, in What is it Now??. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. Totally fascinating. I would like to see that book sometime. I did not know about this one or Pesky, either.

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