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    Cliff Sterrett - Polly and Her Pals Sunday Comic Strip Original Art 9-11-32 (King Features Syndicate, 1932). Maw's gone off to the country for a spell, leaving a jubilant Paw Perkins and his pet Kitty alone in the house. Then the noises start.... For a very brief period of time, Cliff Sterrett produced a series of Art Deco Polly and Her Pals pages, and this strip is an excellent example from that highly sought-after period. The black areas balance each other perfectly and create a separate Art Deco world. The strip's gag is funny in itself, but under the surface is lurking a sinister, unsettling effect, creating the feeling that someone has when staying alone at night in a big house. Published at the height of the Art Deco period, this strip is overflowing with streamlined lamps, light fixtures, flowers, candles, pillows -- even the reflections in the windows look stylized. Agatha Christie's Hercule Poirot would be right at home in this Deco environment. Cliff Sterrett is often compared to Krazy Kat's George Herriman in creating a world unto itself, and there are some common characteristics; however, Sterrett took his own artistic path. The Polly and Her Pals storylines were years ahead of their time. This surviving Sunday shows a timeless comic classic, from a true master of the medium. The page measures approximately 27" x 22", and is in Excellent condition.

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    Auction Dates
    June, 2004
    11th-12th Friday-Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 14
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