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    Frederick Opper Happy Hooligan Sunday Comic Strip Original Art dated 6-7-08 (American-Journal Examiner, 1908). The second oldest Happy Hooligan we have ever offered! The oldest is just a few weeks older than this, and being offered in this same sale. Characters from some of Opper's other comic strips appear on this Sunday, namely Alphonse and Gaston, and Maud the Mule. Titled "Happy Hooligan at the court of King Ibbity-Bib", the running plot had the cast held captive for several weeks. Created in ink over graphite on Bristol board with an image area of 20.5" x 25.75". The strip is partially watercolored as was the process at the time. Each time a character, setting, or object first appeared in the Sunday, it would be colored for the printer's reference. It was expected to be colored that way throughout the printed comic strip. The board is toned, with pinholes in the margins. There is are stains in several panels, and the bottom marginal corners are chipped off. In Very Good condition.

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    Auction Dates
    February, 2019
    21st-23rd Thursday-Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 15
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