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    Johnny Gruelle Brutus Sunday Comic Strip Original Art dated 7-19-36 (New York Herald-Tribune Syndicate, 1936). Gruelle developed Brutus in 1929, a decade-and-a-half after he had created the kid-stuff Raggedy Ann franchise. In many ways, Brutus is a caustic antidote to the utter sweetness of Raggedy Ann. This episode features a dimwitted laborer's encounter with a shotgun-wielding farmer. Very similar in cynical tone to E.C. Segar's Thimble Theatre strip (pre-Popeye), when its stars were that ill-tempered brother-and-sister characters, Olive Oyl and Castor Oyl. Ink over graphite on Bristol board. Image area, 20" x 13". Uniform age-toning, with scattered staining. Very Good condition. From the Jack Kent Collection.

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