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Original ''Krazy Kat'' hand-drawn and signed illustration by George Herriman, rendered in multi-color ink and watercolor. An extremely popular comic strip created by Herriman in 1913, Krazy Kat depicts the unlikely love triangle of a cat, a mouse and a dog: Krazy Kat, Ignatz Mouse and Officer Bull Pupp. Krazy Kat's naive, unrequited love for Ignatz is consistently and unceremoniously rewarded by bricks hurled to the back of his head, thrown by the cantankerous mouse. Officer Bull Pupp does his best to protect Krazy Kat, whom he not so secretly loves, from Ignatz' relentless brick attacks. In this hand-drawn illustration from the early 1930s, the three march along, holding up their respective offerings: a brick, bobby stick, and umbrella and flower. Signed by Herriman, ''Hey 'Louie' - Thine - Geo. Herriman'', drawn for Louis Staub, a New York printer. Krazy Kat ran for almost thirty years, from 1913-1944, a favorite of comic fans and such notables as E.E. Cummings, William Randolph Hearst, Jack Kerouac and Pablo Picasso. Illustration measures 9.5'' by 6''. Three hole punches at top and light creasing to edges, otherwise near fine condition.
Krazy Kat Illustration by George Herriman -- Composed in Ink & Watercolor, Measuring 9.5'' x 6'' of Krazy Kat, Ignatz Mouse & Officer Bull Pupp
Krazy Kat Illustration by George Herriman -- Composed in Ink & Watercolor, Measuring 9.5'' x 6'' of Krazy Kat, Ignatz Mouse & Officer Bull Pupp
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