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Bluey and Curley annual
Bib ID 2955631
Format JournalJournal [text, still image, volume]
Uniform Title Bluey and Curley annual (Melbourne edition)
Description St. Kilda, [Victoria] : Lawrence Kay for The Sun News-Pictorial, [1941-1960] 
20 volumes : chiefly illustrations ; 28 cm 
Series

Australian Comics Collection (Specific issues).

John Ryan Comic Collection (Specific issues).

McGee Comics Collection (Specific issues).

Summary

"Bluey and Curley, created by Alex Gurney in 1940, and drawn by Gurney, Norm Rice and Les Dixon, centred around the antics and laconic humour of Bluey, a World War I veteran, and Curley, a young exuberant recruit" -- Shiell, Annette (editor). Bonzer : Australian comics 1900s-1990s. Redhill South, Victoria : Elgua Media, 1998. Page 60.

Biography/History

Bluey and Curley were created and drawn by Australian cartoonist Alex Gurney. Gurney passed away from a heart attack in 1955, so the strip was taken over by Australian cartoonist Norm Rice. Rice passed away suddenly in a car accident the following year, so the strip was taken over by Australian cartoonist Les Dixon, who drew the characters up until his retirement.

Numbering Note Most issues lack a date designation. 
Notes

Cover title.

Other editions published in Brisbane and Sydney with the same cover art, but different contents and format.

Related Title

Bluey and Curley annual (Brisbane edition)

Bluey and Curley annual (Sydney edition)

Subjects Soldiers -- Conduct of life -- Comic books, strips, etc.  |  Soldiers -- Conduct of life -- Periodicals.  |  World War, 1939-1945 -- Australia -- Comic books, strips, etc.  |  World War, 1939-1945 -- Australia -- Periodicals.  |  Australian wit and humor -- Comic books, strips, etc.  |  Australian wit and humor -- Periodicals.  |  Australian
Form/genre Comics (Graphic works)
Other authors/contributors Gurney, Alex, 1902-1955, artist  |  Rice, Norm, 1913-1956, artist  |  Dixon, Les, 1910-2003, artist
Also Titled

Sun news-pictorial (Melbourne, Vic.)

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    Collect from: Main Reading Room
    Call Number: Nq 741.5994 STO
    Spine/Cover Title: Australian Comics Collection - Box B(iii)
    Status: Available
    Items/Issues Held: 1942 ; 1951 ; plus 7 unnumbered issues
     
    Collect from: Special Collections Reading Room
    Call Number: MS 6514, Box 4, Item 59
    Status: Available
    Items/Issues Held: [1948?], 1951, 1953, 8 undated
     
    Collect from: Special Collections Reading Room
    Call Number: SR 741.5 M145
    Status: Available
    Items/Issues Held: 1951 ; plus 11 unnumbered issues
    Details Collect From
    Nq 741.5994 STO
    Label: Australian Comics Collection - Box B(iii)
    Main Reading Room
    MS 6514, Box 4, Item 59
    Note: [1948?], 1951, 1953, 8 undated
    Special Collections Reading Room
    SR 741.5 M145 Special Collections Reading Room

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