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    Otto Messmer Felix the Cat #27 Cover Original Art (Toby Press, 1951). Felix, brimming with the spirit of Christmas, sets a mousetrap for a rodent friend. Unusually grim imagery for a kid-stuff comic book, drawn in series creator Messmer's characteristically playful storybook style. (His protègé, Joe Oriolo, is believed to have helped with the artwork.) The billing goes to Pat Sullivan, owner of the Felix franchise that Messmer had developed; only rarely did Messmer receive a byline. Ink over graphite on Bristol board, with an approximate image area of 13" x 19.5". Moderate toning and white-paint retouching. One pasted-in art correction. Very Good condition.

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