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    George Herriman Krazy Kat Sunday Comic Strip Original Art dated 8-12-17 (King Features Syndicate, 1917). Ignatz celebrates his fifth birthday in this important early Sunday full-page strip. The Krazy Kat strip began in 1911 as part of a daily called The Dingbat Family, aka The Family Upstairs, and was spun off as its own strip in 1913. While this special birthday episode is undated, the strip is listed in the Bill Blackbeard edited book, Krazy and Ignatz 1916-1918 with the publication date listed as August 12, 1917, meaning Ignatz was a year old when the strip began! The art has an image area of 18.5" x 21.75", and other than some paper tanning and some minor water damage in the lower right corner, it's in Very Good condition. The large panel featuring a cake loaded not with candles, but fireflies (or "glow worms") perched on sticks, is pure Herriman genius!

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