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Lank Leonard

Lank Leonard

Art

Nationality: American

Birth Place: Port Chester, NY

Biography:
After his studies, military service and a brief stint as a traveling salesman, Lank Leonard did animation at Bray Productions in 1926. Afterwards, he did magazine sports art for while. However, real fame came with the 'Mickey Finn' series, which he launched in 1936. The series was distributed by McNaught Syndicate and was quite a success in the early years. Unlike other series about policemen, 'Mickey Finn' was a sympathetic towards the police foot patrolmen in the big city. Leonard focused on humor and character, in stead of crime and violence. Lank Leonard went in semi-retirement a year and a half before his death, leaving the comic to his assistant Morris Weiss.

 

Lank Leonard Original Art Values Sold at Auction

Item Realized
Lank Leonard Mickey Finn and Nippie Comic Strip Original Art dated 12-20-36 (McNaught Syndicate, 1936)
Lank Leonard Mickey Finn and Nippie Comic Strip Original Art dated 12-20-36 (McNaught Syndicate, 1936)...
Lot 11093
Auction 121723
Sunday, June 4, 2017
$406.30
Lank Leonard - Sports Editorial Cartoon Comic Strip Original Art Group (c. 1930s).... (Total: 4 Original Art)
Lank Leonard - Sports Editorial Cartoon Comic Strip Original Art Group (c. 1930s).... (Total: 4 Original Art)
Lot 12059
Auction 121524
Sunday, June 14, 2015
$179.25
Lank Leonard Mickey Finn Sunday Comic Strip Original Art Group of 3 (McNaught, 1940-47).... (Total: 6 Original Art)
Lank Leonard Mickey Finn Sunday Comic Strip Original Art Group of 3 (McNaught, 1940-47).... (Total: 6 Original Art)
Lot 11047
Auction 121527
Sunday, July 5, 2015
$119.50
Lank Leonard Mickey Finn Daily Comic Strip Original Art dated 1-3-52 (McNaught Syndicate, 1952)
Lank Leonard Mickey Finn Daily Comic Strip Original Art dated 1-3-52 (McNaught Syndicate, 1952)....
Lot 11094
Auction 121723
Sunday, June 4, 2017
$22.00
Lank Leonard Mickey Finn Daily Comic Strip Original Art dated 3-25-53 (McNaught Syndicate, 1953)
Lank Leonard Mickey Finn Daily Comic Strip Original Art dated 3-25-53 (McNaught Syndicate, 1953)....
Lot 14120
Auction 121722
Sunday, May 28, 2017
$39.00

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