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To auction, buy, consign or sell original George Herriman Krazy Kat comic art up to $60,000, please go to http://www.NateDSanders.com, email Nate at Nate@NateDSanders.com or phone (310) 440-2982.  1. Interest free cash advances are available, 2. you can name a high reserve and 3. you will usually receive a 0% commission rate on high-end artworks at NateDSanders.com.  No other auction house will give you those terms, especially the high reserve.

Your original George Herriman Krazy Kat comic art can be worth tens of thousands of dollars.

Here is a George Herriman Krazy Kat comic art list of items sold (actual sale prices) and we can get these prices for you at our auction.  Please phone or write Nate@NateDSanders.com for actual sale prices of other original George Herriman Krazy Kat comic art:

George Herriman Krazy Kat comic art being Sunday’s from the 1920’s measuring 18.5″ x 21.5″ — almost $60,000

George Herriman Krazy Kat comic art being Sunday’s from the 1910’s — almost $35,000

George Herriman Krazy Kat comic art being Sunday’s from the 1930’s — almost $35,000

George Herriman Krazy Kat comic art

George Herriman Krazy Kat comic art continues to be prized by comic aficionados from around the world.  Here are some George Herriman Krazy Kat comic art that we sold from the 1940’s.

George Herriman Krazy Kat Comic Art Strip Signed

George Herriman Krazy Kat comic art hand-drawn 7 November 1943 Sunday Krazy Kat comic strip.  This episode features Officer Bull Pupp’s unsuccessful attempt to shield Krazy Kat from an inevitable brick attack at the hands of Ignatz. Strip measures 16.5” by 25”. Mounted to board but in otherwise remarkably near fine condition with only a hint of toning. From the estate of ”Blondie” creator Chic Young. Rare George Herriman Krazy Kat comic art. Sold for $22,878

George Herriman Krazy Kat comic art

George Herriman Krazy Kat comic art from 7 November 1943

George Herriman Krazy Kat Comic Art Strip Signed

Original George Herriman Krazy Kat comic art Strip signed “Herriman”, dated 31 May 1942. “Krazy Kat” first appeared in 1913 in William Randolph Hearst’s newspaper, the “New York Evening Journal.” The strip instantly became a favorite of Hearst, who furnished Herriman with a lifetime contract and insisted that the strip run in all of his papers. The comic strip, which was set in Coconino County, Arizona, where Herriman had a vacation home, mixed Herriman’s native Creole dialect with alliterative and rhyming word play, absurdist humor, social commentary, and a recurring action of a mouse who throws a brick at a cat. In this 10-panel strip, Krazy Kat quizzes Mr. Kenga Roo and finds himself deceived by appearances, when out of Kenga Roo’s pouch springs his son, and then, from the son’s pouch, his son, and just when Krazy thinks he’s seen enough, out springs the great-granddaughter, Fannie, from the grandson’s pouch. The last panel features Herriman’s quirky characters, Ignatz Mouse and Gooseberry Sprig, watching Krazy, obviously disturbed, hopping off into the expansive Arizona landscape. This strip features an additional horizontal panel that was introduced in 1938: Krazy and Ignatz watch a reclining rattle snake who’s kept awake by his tail. Ignatz explains: “His tail is nervous – it keeps him awake.” Strip, measuring 17″ x 24″, has a few stains in spots, pencil notes along bottom and is framed to an overall size of 19.25″ x 28″. Near fine condition. Excellent George Herriman Krazy Kat comic art.  Sold for $9,500.

George Herriman Krazy Kat comic art

Very Rare George Herriman Krazy Kat Comic Art Signed

Sunday George Herriman Krazy Kat Comic Art Strip Signed

Original George Herriman Krazy Kat comic art Sunday Strip signed in pen and ink on stiff paper, dated 16 May 1943. “Krazy Kat” first appeared in 1913 in William Randolph Hearst’s newspaper, the “New York Evening Journal.” The comic strip, which was set in Coconino County, Arizona, where Herriman had a vacation home, mixed Herriman’s native Creole dialect with alliterative and rhyming word play, absurdist humor, social commentary and a recurring motif of a mouse who throws a brick at a cat. The strip became a favorite of Hearst, who furnished Herriman with a lifetime contract and insisted that the strip run in all of his papers. In this 20-panel Sunday strip, Ignatz Mouse is on trial for brick throwing. The scales of justice are manipulated as Ignatz hires Hoot Zoot Soot, the Mesmeric Marvel, to hypnotize the judge to rule in Ignatz’s favor. After Ignatz is free, and is extorted by Hoot Zoot to pay an additional fee, he attempts to unsuccessfully hypnotize the brickmaker, Kolin Kelly, into giving him a brick. Herriman appends the strip at the bottom horizontal panel showing a hypnotized Ignatz attempting to throw a brick at Krazy. Strip, measuring 16.5″ x 25″, has minor soiling along edges, the number “64” written in blue pencil at top left and is framed to an overall size of 19.25″ x 27.75″. Very good condition overall. A fine example of Herriman’s work.  Nice George Herriman Krazy Kat comic art. Sold for $9,500

George Herriman Krazy Kat comic art

Incredibly Rare George Herriman Krazy Kat Comic Art from a Sunday Strip

 

George Herriman Krazy Kat comic art

 

George Herriman Krazy Kat comic art was created by comic illustrator George Herriman and 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.

With a distinctly Southwestern visual style, Krazy Kat has long been a favorite of comic fans and such notables as E.E. Cummings, William Randolph Hearst, Jack Kerouac and Pablo Picasso.

George Herriman Krazy Kat Comic Art Strip Signed

Below is a 2 February 1933 hand-drawn George Herriman Krazy Kat comic art where he is trying to impress Ignatz by ordering ”elegint eats” in ”French”. The plan is spoiled when Officer Bull Pupp, serving as a waiter, returns from the kitchen with a much more down home interpretation of the order.  From the estate of ”Blondie” creator Chic Young.  Sold for $3,781

George Herriman Krazy Kat comic art

George Herriman Krazy Kat Comic Art From 1933

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George Herriman Krazy Kat comic art

Herriman continued to work on “Krazy Kat” until his death in 1944 in Los Angeles.  The last “Krazy Kat” strip ran two month’s after Herriman’s death, on Sunday, June 25, 1944.

This is a news story published on the web from the LA Times regarding our auction of the estate of Ray Bradbury with many fine pieces of comic art, illustration art and animation cels.  We sold almost $500,000 in art that day:

Ray Bradbury’s collection of books, art and more sells for $493,408

Carolyn KelloggContact Reporter

A collection of Ray Bradbury‘s personal book collection, art, rare science fiction ephemera and more was auctioned last week for close to a half-million dollars.

Bradbury, the author of the books “Fahreheit 451,” “Something Wicked This Way Comes,” “The Martian Chronicles,” poems, plays and more, died in 2012 at age 91. His long career reached from Hollywood, where he worked for Disney and with John Houston, to NASA, where he worked as a consultant.

Photos of Bradbury’s home office in Los Angeles showed a room stuffed full of manuscripts and books, awards and action figures, signed memorabilia and art.

Many of those items went up for auction last week. There were 16 bids for a collection of Bradbury’s personal watches — eight wristwatches and a pocketwatch — which sold for a total of $3,495.  The biggest-ticket item was the original, commissioned artwork for the cover of “The Illustrated Man” by Dean Ellis, which went for $45,894.

That’s a big price, but seems like a bargain compared to Bradbury real estate; earlier this year, his longtime Los Angeles home was sold for $1.765 million.

Take a look at a selection of the items that were sold at auction in the photo gallery above.

See this link for the photo gallery:  http://www.latimes.com/books/jacketcopy/la-et-jc-ray-bradbury-collection-sells-for-493408-20140926-story.html

To buy, sell or consign George Herriman Krazy Kat comic art, please email Nate@NateDSanders.com or call Nate D. Sanders at (310) 440-2982.  Thank you.

 

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