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    Martin Branner Winnie Winkle, the Breadwinner and Louie Paired Sunday Comic Strips Original Art dated 3-7-43 (Chicago Tribune Syndicate, 1943). Long before Zippy the Pinhead, there was Denny Dimwit, the scene-stealing microcephalic goof of Winnie Winkle. Branner had been a Vaudeville entertainer, and therefore no stranger to the freak-show scene. He modelled Denny after a famous carnival pinhead named Schlitze -- who also was among the inspirations for Bill Griffith's signature character, Zippy. This example of Denny's outrageous prominence also features Perry Winkle (Winnie's kid brother) as the straight-man in a comedy routine. The page also contains the lesser companion-strip, Looie. Ink over graphite on conjoined sheets of Bristol board. Image area, 19" x 21.5". Slight toning, handling wear, and marginal staining. Paste-up logo is toned and wrinkled. In Very Good condition.


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