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    George Herriman Krazy Kat Sunday Comic Strip Original Art dated 3-25-34 (King Features Syndicate, 1934). One of the earliest proponents of "word jazz," a style of writing in which language is fluid and ignores the conventions of grammar, spelling, and tense, to create a unique sound, style, and rhythm, George Herriman birthed the unique characters of Kokonino County as fillers for two earlier strips, The Dingbat Family and The Family Upstairs. The lovelorn Krazy Kat, the brick-throwing Ignatz Mouse, and the ever-vigilant Offisa Pup delighted newspaper audiences for over three decades. Originally printed in the Hearst newspaper's Art & Drama section, rather than on their comics page, Krazy Kat was at once set off from its contemporaries, a distinction it retains to this day as one of the few comic strips recognized as true "art." The example offered here, built around a wildly improbable "brick gag," has an image area of approximately 18" x 20" and is in excellent condition. "Brick" strips are always highly prized by collectors, with this example being particularly nice. The piece is signed by Herriman in the last panel.

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    November, 2009
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