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The Betty Boop comic strip was drawn by Bud Counihan and was assisted by Hal Seegar. The comics were distributed by King Features from 1934 which was the peek of Betty’s popularity, until 1937.

In 1933 when Helen Kane had overheard that the Fleischer Studios were going to do a comic strip about Betty and were currently making negotiations, Helen contacted King Features beforehand and proposed a comic portraying her as the “Original Boop-Boop-a-Doop Girl”. In the comic strip Helen Kane looked exactly like Betty Boop. The comic ran in Hearst papers from 1934 around the same time as Betty’s comic was launched and followed Helen Kane trying to distinguish herself from Betty Boop. In one of her comics, Helen states that she is not an “Imitator” and is the original. The comic was drawn by an artist by Ving Fuller.

15 pages/strips Betty Boop 1934-1935

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