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    Otto Soglow The Little King Sunday Comic Strip Original Art dated 12-25-38 (King Features Syndicate, 1938). Never was a kinglier king than Soglow's Little King, a silent monarch who could state more in a handful of wordless panels than many another ruler could say in a rambling manifesto. So esteemed was Soglow amongst his colleagues that some suggested William Randolph Hearst had named King Features in honor of The Little King. (Just woofing, of course -- everybody knew that Hearst fancied himself a king.) This splendid example catches Soglow's King in an unusual military formation. Many admirers of Chic Young's Blondie also are drawn to The Little King, which shared a symbiotic relationship with Blondie on many comics-section and comic-book pages. Young and Soglow were great pals, both entranced with Art Deco and Streamline Moderne design. Ink over graphite on Bristol board. Dimensions, 20.5" x 13.5", in a slightly eroded matte. Evenly age-toned, except in painted retouch areas -- which remain white. Very Good condition.

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    May, 2020
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