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    George Herriman archy's life of mehitabel Dust Jacket Hardback Cover Illustration Original Art (Doubleday Doran, 1933). If this reminds you of Krazy Kat, there is good reason. The creator of Coconino County's surreal inhabitants was also the artist for Don Marquis' archy & mehitabel series.
    This is actually a rarely-seen cover for most fans of the series. Although the book stayed in print for many decades, this 1933 dust jacket cover was only used until 1938.
    The lack of capitalization in the title is due to the fact that Archy is a cockroach who types on a typewriter by jumping on the keys. Hence, he cannot use the shift key! A cute touch that is just one of the many charming things about his beloved and well-remembered series. This wonderful dust jacket art was created in ink and watercolor over graphite on Bristol board with an image area of 9" x 10.25". The 10" x 13.25" board is toned, with pinholes in the corners. There is a red ink typed banner on the top stating that "George Harriman's [sic] Original Illustrations" were for sale at this location for only $2.00 each. Such a deal! The tall skinny dog on the left side banner is an original art paste-up that has discolored. The same dog appears re-drawn in the image area. Overall this cover is in Very Good condition.


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