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    Rudolph Dirks The Captain and the Kids Sunday Comic Strip Original Art dated 7-11-15 (Pulitzer, 1915). By a wide margin, the oldest The Captain and the Kids Sunday strip that we have ever seen! In 1912, a legal battle over the strip caused Katzenjammer Kids creator Rudolph Dirks to leave the Hearst Newspaper Syndicate, and he was allowed to create an almost identical strip featuring those chronic troublemakers, Hans & Fritz. Broad slapstick in the classic tradition, from one of the original inventors of the comics' visual and verbal grammar. This strip, done in ink over graphite on Bristol board, has been partially tinted in watercolor (post-publication). The image area is 21.5" x 22". Overall toning, major corner and edge wear, with a 3.5" tear in the top margin and into Panel 2. A 2.5" piece of the top left corner is missing, there is marginal staining, and a few pinholes. Good condition.

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    May, 2018
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