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    Marge Buell - The First Little Lulu Panel Page Original Art, dated 2-23-35 (Saturday Evening Post, 1935). Imagine the high-voltage thrill that comes with owning the art for the very first appearance of a cartoon super-star and American icon -- for an art collector or pop culture enthusiast, there's no finer feeling! Marge's Little Lulu must be counted among the most beloved kid features of all time, easily at home in the pantheon of such comic strip legends as The Katzenjammer Kids, Little Orphan Annie, Henry, and Peanuts. For legions of Baby Boomer comic book readers, Marge's Little Lulu served as a lighthearted respite from the gritty, hard-hitting yarns featuring Batman, Superman, and their ilk. Girls and boys, kids and adults -- everyone loves Little Lulu -- and here is Marge's first, landmark Little Lulu strip! When the Saturday Evening Post editors asked Marjorie (Henderson) Buell to develop a replacement feature for Carl Anderson's departing Henry strip, Marge scored a direct hit on the public's funnybone with her gags spotlighting a little girl with a corkscrew curl hairdo and a dickens of a personality. While the chrome-domed kid, Henry, had no hair at all, Little Lulu was blessed with oodles of naturally curly hair, a clever symbol of her irrepressible humor. Marge had been drawing cartoons for the Post for over nine years, and from Lulu Moppet's banana peel-dropping debut, readers knew this little prankster was indeed one lulu of a gal! From this impish origin, Marge parlayed Little Lulu's career into that of a major cartoon creation. Little Lulu has appeared on Broadway, starred in over twenty Paramount cartoon films, and even served as the spokeskid for Kleenex facial tissues. This wonderful drawing -- the historic cartoon that started it all -- has an image area of 6.5" x 7", and is in Excellent condition. Don't miss out on an opportunity to own a milestone in American popular culture! From the Random House Archives.

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