Ripley’s Believe It or Not! The Original Classic Cartoons Vol. 1: 1929-1930
Written and Illustrated by Robert Ripley
This series presents a chronological reprinting of Ripley’s famous daily cartoons, reminding us that first and foremost that Robert Ripley—explorer, radio, movie and television personality, entrepreneur and museum impresario—was an astounding artist-cartoonist. In an era when few people traveled outside their own home town, let alone out of the country, Ripley became a globetrotter, seeking stories of bizarre and unusual proportion to put in his internationally-known feature. The cartoons were adapted into radio and television programs.
The volume reprises cartoons from 1929 and 1930, when Ripley’s fame raised him from relative obscurity to international celebrity, and includes bonus and background material from Ripley’s impressive archives.