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    George Herriman - Krazy Kat Sunday Comic Strip Original Art, dated 5-9 (King Features Syndicate). Considered by many aficionados to be the greatest cartoonist of the twentieth century, George Herriman is among an elite group of comic strip artists whose work, for many, has crossed over into the realm of fine art. Admired in his day by such literary luminaries as E.E. Cummings, William Randolph Hearst, and Gilbert Seldes, Krazy Kat went beyond a mere gag-a-day amusement. Seldes referred to Herriman as, "the counterpart of Chaplin in the comic film." Herriman filled his work with an abstract surrealism. His playful reinvention of the title logo treatment, and his use of panel backgrounds as "stage sets" influenced many cartoonists, especially Will Eisner on his Spirit feature; such delightful Krazy Kat examples are in high demand among collectors. This superb Sunday featured many of the major Krazy characters: Ignatz, Offisa Bull Pup, Mrs. Kwak Wak, and Krazy herself, singing a whimsical song! Measuring approximately 14.25" x 22.5" overall, the piece is in Excellent condition, and was signed by Herriman in the final panel. Celebrate the joie de vivre with a George Herriman Krazy Kat original!

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    Auction Dates
    May, 2005
    18th-20th Wednesday-Friday
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