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    Popeye and Queen Olive Oyl Big Little Book Production Original Art (Whitman, 1973). Looking for something a little "different" for your Popeye collection? Look no further! Presented here is the complete master art from a Whitman Big Little Book, "Popeye and Queen Olive Oyl", printed in the early 1970s. This was a reworking of the 1949 book, and would turn out to be one of the last Popeye Big Little Book (which itself was reprinted one last time, in 1980). Unlike most Big Little Books, this one featured full-color illustrations, as seen in the proof sheets in this lot. Also included are approximately 120 sheets of original art, in black and white, with an image area of 5.25" x 6.5", plus the original color artwork for the cover, with the type painted onto an overlay (the type is beginning to show damage -- some letters are partially scratched off). But that's not all, by a long shot! Also included are the original paste-ups, on large 19" x 23" boards; the galley type proofs with corrections marked; an ad for this and the Donald Duck Volcano Valley Big Little Book; even the negatives used to produce the printing plates! The majority of the art is in Excellent condition. From the Random House Archives.

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    Auction Dates
    May, 2005
    18th-20th Wednesday-Friday
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