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    John Dirks (as R. Dirks) The Captain and the Kids Sunday Comic Strip Original Art dated 2-19-67 (United, 1967). An unusually large piece at nearly two feet wide, considering the general shrinkage of comic strips during this period. John Dirks (signing as his retired father, Rudolph Dirks) had taken over the feature in 1958 -- having been raised to do so by Rudolph, who had created the strip as The Katzenjammer Kids in 1897. This installment finds the beleaguered Captain troubled by a phantom voice. Ink over graphite on Bristol board. Image area, 22.5" x 15". Light toning, except for two areas of darker toning and lower left and right. Vertical crease below upper tier. Very Good condition.

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    October, 2016
    30th Sunday
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