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    E. C. Segar Popeye Sunday Comic Strip Original Art dated 8-14-38 (King Features Syndicate, 1938). When it comes to mooching burgers, J. Wellington Wimpy is the undisputed champion of the world. Popeye laughs heartily at Wimpy's apparent come-uppance in this great Sunday, but extracting a dime from the wide one proves to be nigh impossible! Wimpy and Popeye star in nearly every panel of this terrific gag. Noted comic strip historian Richard Marschall in America's Great Comic-strip Artists writes,"Segar's technique was manifested in inventive characterizations, like the rough, but good-hearted Popeye, and the baseless scoundrel Wimpy, one of the most memorable figures in comics history." The overall paper size measures 22" x 18", while the image area is 20.5" x 16.75", and the art is in Excellent condition. As Marschall so aptly observed, "Segar fashioned a universe of memorable characters and a remarkable variety of plot structures that went beyond parody and satire to include farce, melodrama, pathos, and even surrealistic absurdities. All in a comic strip? About as likely as a theater the size of a thimble." Here's your chance to win a doozy.

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    July, 2012
    26th-28th Thursday-Saturday
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