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    Rudolph Dirks Comic Strip Contracts Lot of 2 (1911-1913). You want a piece of comic strip history? You want to know what one of the most successful cartoonists in the world was making in 1911, 1913, 1915, and 1922? And not just any successful cartoonist, but the man who played a pivotal role in the development of the comic strip, created those adolescent agents of chaos, The Katzenjammer Kids, and eventually The Captain and the Kids? Here are two notarized contracts between the Press Publishing Company, proprietor of the New York World and Rudolph Dirks of the City of New York. The first contract is dated November 7, 1911 and the second is dated May 12, 1913. There is also an option notification dated October 15, 1917 and a contract memo which is dated October 16, 1922. These historical documents are approximately 8.5" x 11" and in Very Good condition. Dirks defined a vocabulary of comics language and created the most durable of all American comic strips. Here's your chance to possess a part of his legacy. From the collection of Rudolph and John Dirks.

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    February, 2005
    9th-10th Wednesday-Thursday
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