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    Otto Messmer Felix the Cat Daily Comic Strip Original Art dated 7-27-32 (King, 1932). A BIG comic strip -- two-feet-plus, even without the frame -- from a day when comics ran BIG and were drawn even BIGGER. The signature cites Pat Sullivan, but history has proved the primary, long-term Felix artist to be Otto Messmer, who managed Sullivan's studio while toiling unbilled as a ghost-artist. As the first cartoon character created expressly for moving pictures (around 1919), Felix made a graceful transition to comic-strip stardom and, by the time of this splendid piece, was among the newspaper industry's most effective circulation-boosters. Here, the cat explores his ritzy new home in search of privacy. Ink over graphite on Bristol board, with an image area of 24.5" x 15". Excellent condition.

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    November, 2016
    17th-19th Thursday-Saturday
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