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    Al Capp Studio - The Shmoo Model Sheet Original Art (undated). When the Shmoo first appeared in Li'l Abner in August 1948, they were a seeming miracle. The adorable creature laid eggs, gave milk and died of sheer ecstasy when looked at with hunger. The Shmoo loved to be eaten by humans and tasted like any food desired. The character's remarkable success catapulted Al Capp to an all-new level of wealth and fame. Licensed Shmoo merchandise was a huge phenomenon in the late 40s and early 50s, spawning a wide variety of dolls, toys, and more. Here is a model sheet from the Al Capp Studio that shows the lovable little character in different poses. Drawn in pen and ink and pencil, the image area measures 8" x 11," and is in Excellent condition. The Shmoo continues to garner attention and prove collectible more than a half century after its debut.

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    18th-20th Wednesday-Friday
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