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    Frank King Gasoline Alley Sunday Comic Strip Original Art dated 12-4-21 (Chicago Tribune Syndicate, 1921). Only the second Gasoline Alley Sunday strip from 1921 that we have ever offered! Why is 1921 so special? Because Skeezix arrived on Walt's doorstep on Valentine's Day of 1921. One of the earliest Skeezix strips we have ever had. Once he arrived in the strip, all of the characters began aging in real-time, a fact that continued for decades as Skeezix grew up, married, and had kids of his own. Created in ink (and watercolor) over graphite on Bristol board with an image area of 20" x 25.75" and signed in the last panel. There is a subtle crease running horizontally about two-thirds the way down the board. Dated 1921 in the bottom left corner. This Sunday may be one of the ones selected by Frank King, and then hand-painted by him with watercolor for an exhibition in the 1960s. There is a repaired rip in Panel 7 (counting the logo panel) with slight re-lettering. It has been affixed to a backing Bristol board. In otherwise Excellent condition.

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    May, 2018
    10th-12th Thursday-Saturday
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