Dogs on Display: Museum Fetes 200 Years of Cartoon Canines

“The Dog Show: Two Centuries of Canine Cartoons” at Ohio State University’s Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum is running through October.

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Anne Drozd, museum coordinator at Ohio State University's Billy Ireland Cartoon Library Museum, stands at the entrance to the library's new exhibit, "The Dog Show," on Thursday, June 24, 2021, in Columbus, Ohio. Drozd said the genesis for the exhibit came when the late Brad Anderson, the creator of Marmaduke, donated his collection in 2018, including 16,000 original Marmaduke cartoons from 1954 to 2010. (AP Photo/Andrew Welsh-Huggins)
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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — In a 1970 Beetle Bailey comic strip, the character known as Sarge berates his uniform-wearing dog, Otto, for a paperwork mistake. “Think, Otto, think!!” Sarge says. “We can’t all be Snoopy,” a dejected Otto replies. This confluence of two iconic comic strip dogs is on exhibit along with dozens of other images at the world’s largest cartoon museum as part of a new presentation of the history of canines in the…

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