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    The Little People "Loop" and "Cork" Coloring Book Illustration Original Art Group (Samuel Lowe Company, 1953). Former Disney animator Walt Scott began his Sunday-only comic strip The Little People in 1952; the feature was also a popular Dell comic book that ran until 1959, and the newspaper series ran until Scott's passing in 1969. The Samuel Lowe Company produced a series of small coloring books featuring the main characters in 1953, and here are six artboards, each with eight pages, for two separate books featuring Loop and Cork. The art is inked with brushes directly on these 8-up Bristol boards (with four pages on separate sheets that have been pasted on), for a total of 24 pages for each character, or 48 pages in all. Art style matches Scott's, but we cannot verify these are from his hand. Each page has an overall size of 7.5" x 5.5", with images generally filling the space closely. If you collect this forerunner of The Smurfs, these great drawings are not to be missed! All six artboards have at one time been folded, and show light creases, along with handling/edge wear. Most pasted-on captions have fallen off, but a few still remain in place. Good to Very Good overall condition.

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