A Guide to the M. A. Dunning Cartoons, [ca. 1938-1941]
Mississippi-native M. A. Dunning studied at the Cleveland Art Institute and became a cartoonist in 1921. He worked for the Houston Post, the San Diego Tribune, and the Atlantic Constitution. As an animator, Dunning contributed to movie shorts for Walt Disney Company, including The Three Little Pigs (1933), and to Krazy Kat shorts at Columbia Pictures. In 1938, Dunning joined the Austin American-Statesman staff, focusing on international political issues as well as local Texas issues for his editorial cartoons.
"Cartoonist Has His Fun with Dictators, Crises." Daily Texan, September 24, 1939.
Midkiff, Morris. "U.T. Faculty and Students Will Tell You ‘That Guy Dunning Is Good’ after Seeing Collection of Original Sketches." Austin Stateman, September 28, 1939.
"Cartoonist to Talk with Students." Daily Texan, October 14, 1941.
The M. A. Dunning Cartoons, [ca. 1938-1941], consist of over 200 original editorial cartoons by Dunning while a staff member of the Austin American-Statesman. Topics of the drawings range from international politics and World War II to local tax issues and political elections.
The collection is open for research.
M. A. Dunning Cartoons, [ca. 1938-1941], Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.
Basic processing and cataloging of this collection was supported with funds from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC) for the Briscoe Center’s “History Revealed: Bringing Collections to Light project,” 2009-2011.
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