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Landon School of Illustrating and Cartooning - Lesson on Lettering

Description: A copy of the Landon School of Illustrating and Cartooning lesson on lettering. The course was taught by Charles Landon, who was an editor and illustrator at both Cosmopolitan Magazine and The Newspaper Enterprise Association (now a part of E. W. Scripps Company), and was taken by noted cartoonist Roy Crane at the age of 14.
Date: unknown
Creator: Roy, Crane, Jr.
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

Roy Crane Economics Paper

Description: A college economics paper dealing with the price of fish, written by noted cartoonist Roy Crane during his time at either Simmons College (now Hardin-Simmons University) or the University of Texas.
Date: 1916/1925
Creator: Roy, Crane, Jr.
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

NEA Yearbook, 1925

Description: Small booklet with the portraits and names of employees of the Newspaper Enterprise Association in 1925, as well as a brief history and description of the association. On the front, there is a colored art print of a train engine going past a lake, with a mountain in the background, above which a small propeller plane flies.
Date: 1925
Creator: Newspaper Enterprise Association
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

[Clippings about Cartoon Artist Roy Crane]

Description: Two clippings of articles about cartoon artist Roy Crane, Jr., his background, career, and a story about a sea storm he experienced. Both articles include a photograph of Crane and the clipping on the left has small cartoon drawings by Crane.
Date: April 11, 1924
Creator: Newspaper Enterprise Association
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

[The Leader Tablet with Drawings]

Description: A Leader writing tablet with a maroon cardboard cover, containing drawings and writings by Roy Crane, including illustrations of buildings, houses, battles, ships, trains, and automobiles. There are a few school exercises among the illustrations.
Date: [1910..1920]
Creator: Crane, Roy, Jr.
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

[Comic Anatomy with Criticisms]

Description: Ink drawings of male figures, mostly naked or wearing loincloths, depicting action in the human form. There are handwritten notes in pencil around the drawings, with arrows pointing to different parts of each drawing.
Date: [1915, 1916]
Creator: Crane, Roy, Jr.
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

[Letter from Charles N. Landon to Roy Crane Jr.]

Description: Letter from cartoonist Mr. Charles N. Landon to Roy Crane, Jr., returning caricatures of people in active poses, including a German military man and a dancing skeleton, that Crane sent to him, with Landon's criticisms handwritten around the drawings.
Date: [1915, 1916]
Creator: Landon, Charles N. & Crane, Roy, Jr.
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

[Comics with Criticisms]

Description: Cartoons drawn by Roy Crane, Jr., depicting a farm scene, a street scene, and a scene inside a small house, with notes and criticisms handwritten around the drawings.
Date: [1915, 1916]
Creator: Crane, Roy, Jr.
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

[Red Chief Writing Tablet with Drawings]

Description: A Red Chief writing tablet containing drawings and writings by Roy Crane, including illustrations of buildings, trolleys, ships, trains, and automobiles. There are several square pieces of paper missing from the pages.
Date: [1910..1920]
Creator: Crane, Roy, Jr.
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

[Red Ruled School Tablet with Drawings]

Description: A Red Ruled school writing tablet with a decorative gold and red cardboard cover, containing drawings and writings by Roy Crane, including illustrations of buildings, trolleys, ships, trains, and automobiles.
Date: [1910..1920]
Creator: Crane, Roy, Jr.
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library