Request Material

Mark Trail comic strip

Mark Trail comic strip

Descriptive Summary

Title: Mark Trail comic strip
Creator: Dodd, Ed, 1902-1991
Dates: 1965
Language(s): English
Extent: 1 oversize_folders
Collection Number: ms4419
Repository: Hargrett Library

Collection Description

Historical Note

Edward Benton Dodd was born in LaFayette, in Walker County, on November 7, 1902, to Jesse Mercer, a Baptist minister, and Effie Cooke. As a child, Dodd immersed himself in sketching, drawing, and painting. Ed Dodd combined his affinity for the outdoors with his artistic talent to create the comic strip Mark Trail. Spending most of his career in Georgia, Dodd was a widely recognized proponent of the natural environment, an advocate of conservation, and a teacher of outdoor lore in mid-twentieth-century America. Dodd was named Honorary Chairman of National Wildlife Week in 1952-53 and Georgia Conservationist of the Year in 1967. He retired from his work on Mark Trail in 1978, giving the strip over to Elrod. The spirit of Dodd, through Trail's adventures, thus continues into the twenty-first century.

Scope and Content

Oversized mock-up of the comic Mark Trail by Ed Dodd which discusses the mating rituals of peregrine falcons.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

[item, box, folder] Mark Trail comic strip, ms4419, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

Comic strips.
Trail, Mark (Fictitious character)

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

1Comic strip, 1965