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   R. Robert Pollak Comic Art Collection, 1977-1993

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Identification of specific item; Date (if known); R. Robert Pollak Comic Art Collection; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.

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Summary Information

At a Glance

Call No.:MS#1851
Bib ID:12832360 View CLIO record
Creator(s):Pollak, R. Robert, collector
Title:R. Robert Pollak Comic Art Collection, 1977-1993
Physical description:1 linear feet (1 box and 1 oversize folder).
Language(s):In English
Access: This collection is located on-site. This collection has no restrictions.  More information »

Arrangement

Arrangement

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Description

Scope and Content

A small collection of original comic art, by Fran Matera, Fred Lasswell, Fett, Gus Ariola, and Irwin Hasen, to be used as a teaching collection. More items are expected.

Original Comic Art:

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Using the Collection

RBML

Access Restrictions

This collection is located on-site.

This collection has no restrictions.

Preferred Citation

Identification of specific item; Date (if known); R. Robert Pollak Comic Art Collection; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.

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About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Libraries. Rare Book and Manuscript Library; machine readable finding aid created by Columbia University Libraries Digital Library Program Division

Processing Information

Papers processed, 9/1/2017 ptl

Machine readable finding aid generated from MARC-AMC source via XSLT conversion September 2, 2017 Finding aid written in English.
    2017-09-02 File created.

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Subject Headings

The subject headings listed below are found in this collection. Links below allow searches at Columbia University through the Archival Collections Portal and through CLIO, the catalog for Columbia University Libraries, as well as ArchiveGRID, a catalog that allows users to search the holdings of multiple research libraries and archives.

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Genre/Form

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ArtistPortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Cartoons and comicsPortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Comic books, strips, etc.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID

Subjects

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Arriola, Gus.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Bald, Ken.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Barry, Dan, 1923-1997.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
CartoonistsPortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Comics.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Connor, Dale.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Fujitani, Bob, 1921-PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Goldberg, Rube, 1883-1970.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Hasen, Irwin, 1918-2015.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Lasswell, Fred.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Matera, Fran.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Parker, Gladys.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Pollak, R. Robert.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Saunders, Allen, 1899-1986.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Starr, Leonard.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Young, Chic, 1901-1973.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID

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History / Biographical Note

Biographical Note

R. Robert Pollak is a graduate of Pratt Institute, drawing illustrations with a cartoon flair since the mid-1970's. Studied with David Edward Byrd (Godspell, Follies). Painting studies in Pietra Santa, Italy. Designed major displays/windows as a Visual Merchandiser on Fifth Avenue for over a decade. Oversaw corporate publications as art director for five years at the JC Penney Company's world headquarters. Teaching art and many other subjects for the NYC DOE for more than twenty years. Sabbatical studies at School of Visual Arts.

Many pen/ink illustrations have been published in an assortment of magazines/newspapers. Starting with the SoHo Weekly News and Saks Fifth Avenue, to more recently The Shawangunk Journal, The Ellenville Public Library and Museum, and historic Green-Wood Cemetery in Brooklyn.

In 2009, with assistance from John S. Lucas, started a new Katy Keene Fan Club on FB. Administered and created art for that group up to 2011. It was an artistic homage to Bill Woggon's 1945 creation and a limited edition tribute pin-up comic was produced. Mermaids, Vixens, and Wenches, A Pin-Up Gallery was created in 2011. It featured postcard collections and an independent pin-up comic that debuted in 2012. Other renderings include several b/w pieces for Red Stylo Media's Shakespeare Shaken Anthology and more recently a short story for their Frankenstein Anthology. Created Ellen's Adventures at the Shadowland, a weekly comic strip, for an upstate New York newspaper. It incorporates the local Shadowland Theatre and landmarks in the Ulster County area. This comic strip is seasonal and has appeared in the Shawangunk Journal since 2012. In 2015 "The Phantom of Sam's Point" was the first compilation of comic strips from Ellen's Adventures at the Shadowland published by Red Stylo Media. Book 2, "My Alien Pal" was released in March of 2016, and Book 3, "Star Struck" in early 2017.

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