“Alley Oop”


V. T. Hamlin’s King Features comic strip Alley Oop — about a (eventually time-hopping) caveman — first appeared in newspapers in 1933. In more recent years, the syndicated strip was taken over by artists Dave Graue and Jack Bender.

Dinny's Family Album

In the decades that followed, Oop and his prehistoric friends have also been the source for comic books, reprint books, trading cards and toys. In the 1960s the character even appeared in a series of TV animated cartoons. Some (but by no means all or ever most) Alley Oop items are shown here.






Souvenir postcard of 65-foot long Dinny the dinosaur statue at Fantasyland Park in Iraan Texas, conceived by Hamlin when he visited Iraan, the town where he created his comic strip, in 1929.





Alley Oop book