Encyclopedia Brown


From Westport Public Art Collections

Date manufactured/created
1979
Created by
Frank Bolle
Description
Ink on paper. The Encyclopedia Brown comic strip was based on the hugely popular books series by Donald J. Sobol begun in 1963. The books feature the adventures of a boy detective, and each presents a mystery to be solved by the reader. The comic strip followed the same idea - note the mystery question "What gave Mike away??" and the upside-down answer presented in the last frame of this comic. The Encyclopedia Brown comic strip ran for just two years from 1978 to 1980, distributed by Universal Press Syndicate, and drawn by Frank Bolle who lived in Weston, CT.
Dimensions
18 1/2 inches H X 24 1/2 inches W
Accession/ID number
26