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ROBERT RIPLEY AUTOGRAPH

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Robert LeRoy Ripley was born December 25, 1893 - died May 27, 1949.  Ripley was a cartoonist, entrepreneur, and amateur anthropologist who created the world famous Ripley's Believe It or Not! newspaper panel series, featuring odd but true facts from around the world. Subjects covered in Ripley's cartoons and text ranged from sports feats to little known facts about unusual and exotic sites, but what ensured the concept's popularity may have been that Ripley also included items submitted by readers, who supplied photographs of a wide variety of small town American trivia, ranging from unusually shaped vegetables to oddly marked domestic animals, all documented by photographs and then engagingly depicted by Ripley's prolific pen.


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Original Ripley Autograph, Signed on Paper. Approx. Size 5 x 7. Hand written: To Frank Tricker Ripley "Believe It or Not" Regular Price - $ 345.00 / Sale Price - $ 295.00.


GEORGE MCMANUS SKETCH & AUTOGRAPH

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George McManus was born January 23, 1884 – died October 22, 1954.  McManus is an American cartoonist best known as the creator of the "Maggie and Jiggs" characters in his syndicated comic strip, Bringing up Father. Born in St. Louis, Missouri with an innate gift for drawing and a sense of humor, it led to his joining the art department of the St. Louis Republic newspaper at the age of sixteen. There, he created his first comic strip but in 1905 he left his hometown to accept a job in New York City with the prestigious New York World newspaper. At the New York World, McManus worked on a number of different short lived comic strips (including Nibsy the Newsboy, Panhandle Pete, Let George Do It and The Newlyweds) but it was not until he joined the New York Journal American that he gained great success through the creation of the Bringing up Father comic strip. The strip would be syndicated internationally by King Features Syndicate, and produced by McManus from 1913 until his death, after which Vernon Greene took over. In 1995, the strip was one of twenty included in the "Comic Strip Classics" series of commemorative United States postage stamps. Approx. Size 6 3/4 x 8 1/4. Regular Price - $ 425.00 / Sale Price - $ 198.00.


TED KEY AUTOGRAPHED FLY LEAF

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Ted Key was born Theodore Keyser on August 25, 1912, in Fresno, California - Died August 2008. Ted is an American cartoonist who created the cartoon Hazel in 1943. In addition to his illustration work, Key also authored an NBC radio play, three screenplays for Disney (The Cat from Outer Space, Million Dollar Duck, and Gus), and a classic children's book, Phyllis. He received the National Cartoonist Society Newspaper Panel Cartoon Award for 1977 for his work on the cartoon. Regular Price - $ 85.00 / Sale Price - $ 40.00.


RUSSELL PATTERSON AUTOGRAPH

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Russell Patterson was born in 1894 – died March 17, 1977.  Patterson was an American cartoonist. Born in Omaha, Nebraska, his accomplishments included work on the Montreal Gazette. He received the National Cartoonist Society Advertising and Illustration Award for 1957, and the Elzie Segar Award in 1974. He created the cartoon Mamie that appeared in the New York Times. He also helped promote the idea of the 1930s fashion style known as the flapper. Original Russell Patterson Autograph, signed on Cut Paper. Regular Price - $ 135.00 / Sale Price - $ 95.00.


FONTAINE FOX AUTOGRAPHED PHOTO

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Fontaine Talbot Fox Jr. born 1884 - died 1964) Fox was a famous cartoonist and illustrator born near Louisville, Kentucky. Fox is best known for writing and illustrating the Toonerville Folks comic panel that appeared from 1913 to 1955 in 250 to 300 newspapers across North America. It is about a small-town, which seemed to operate in its own little universe, and the gentle humor of the feature dealt with the antics of the various denizens and featured semi realistic situations. It was one of the most popular comics in the World War I era. Original Vintage Fontaine Fox Autographed Photo, approx. size 7 1/4 x 9. Regular Price - $ 165.00 / Sale Price - $ 150.00.


NORMAN PRICE AUTOGRAPHED LETTER

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Illustrator, Norman Mills Price was born in Brampton, Ontario 1877 and began his studies at the Ontario School of Art. Around 1901 he spent time in London, studying at the Goldsmith's Institute; Westminster School of Art; and with Cruikshank. While in London, he was the founder of Carlton Studios. Norman Price was known as an illustrator of history, war-action. Hand written on letter: Mr. Frank Tricker 5656 Beaumont Ave. Philadelphia, Pa. Dear Sir - Your letter of June 12th received forwarded by Liberty. I do not give away my drawings and I do not smoke cigars. However it is a pleasure to know my illustrations made a good impression. Much effort went into the making of them - Sincerely Norman Price 370 Riverside Drive New York City June 18th 1931. Original hand written letter by Norman Price, Approx. Size 6 x 8. Regular Price - $ 235.00 / Sale Price - $ 195.00.


GLUYAS WILLIAMS AUTOGRAPHED LETTER

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Gluyas Williams was born July 23, 1888 – died February 13, 1982.  Williams was an American cartoonist. He was born in San Francisco, California and graduated from Harvard in 1911. In college he was a member of the Harvard Lampoon. His cartoons employed a clear black and white style and often dealt with prevailing themes of the day such as Prohibition. His work appeared in Life, Collier's, Century, and The New Yorker magazines. Published collections of his work include The Gluyas Williams Book (1929), Fellow Citizens (1940), and The Gluyas Williams Gallery (1957). He also illustrated books by Robert Benchley and Father of the Bride by Edward Streeter. Original Vintage Hand Written letter on 194 Boylston Street Boston, Massachusetts Letterhead. Written on letter: Dear Mr. Tricker - I don't smoke cigars so I can hardly send you a cigar band but the autograph is easier to supply. Sincerely Gluyas Williams Fecb. 7 1931. Approx. Size 8 1/2 x 11. Regular Price - $ 495.00 / Sale Price - $ 195.00.


BERT GREEN AUTOGRAPH SKETCH

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Bert Green was an animator and cartoonist, born in England, but raised in the USA. After art school, he became a cartoonist for New York papers. Later on, he became art department manager on the Chicago Examiner in 1914. Around 1915, he did a dail strip called 'Stella and Gertie'. Green became one of the earliest animators and scriptwriters of the Hearst International Film Service in 1916, working among others on 'The Katzenjammer Kids'. After the closing of the studio, Green created the kid-gang comic strip 'Kids' for the Chicago Tribune in 1918, which lasted through the 1920s. He was also affiliated with the Vocafilm Corporation, doing training cartoons for the US Navy during World War I. He wrote articles and stories for Liberty, the Saturday Evening Post and others, mostly illustrated by himself. During World War II, he served at the US Coast Guard. After the War, he returned to cartooning, doing comic book art for 'The Hangman' (Archie) and 'Kids is Kids' (in Humdinger, by Novelty). He died in a veterans hospital in 1948. Original Bert Green Sketch, Drawn on Hotel Christie R.J. Matheson Proprietor and Operator Hollywood, California Letterhead. Approx. Size 6 8 1/4. Regular Price - $ 295.00 / Sale Price - $ 195.00.


WILLIAM STEIG AUTOGRAPH

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William Steig was born November 14, 1907 – died October 3, 2003.  William was a prolific American cartoonist, sculptor and, later in life, an author of popular children's literature. He was 95 years old when he died. Steig was born in New York City to Polish-Jewish immigrants who encouraged his artistic leanings. As a child, he dabbled in painting and was an avid reader of literature. Among other works, he was said to have been especially fascinated by Pinocchio. In addition to artistic endeavors, he also did well at athletics, being a member of the collegiate All-American water polo team. He graduated from Townsend Harris High School, but never completed college, though he attended three of them, spending two years at City College of New York, three years at the National Academy of Design, and a mere five days at the Yale School of Fine Arts before dropping out of each. When his family became caught in financial problems during the Great Depression, he began drawing cartoons as a freelance artist, and sold his first cartoon to the New Yorker in 1930. He soon became quite successful, and over the coming decades, he would publish over 1600 cartoons in the magazine, including 117 of its covers, leading Newsweek to dub him the "King of Cartoons."  


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Original William Steig Autograph, signed on cut paper. Regular Price - $ 145.00 / Sale Price - $ 95.00.


JOHN HIX AUTOGRAPHED TYPED LETTER

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John Hix was a staff artist at the Washington Herlad and the creator of the educational newspaper strip 'Strange As It Seems', which was syndicated in American newspapers between 1928 and 1944. It is comparable to 'Ripley's Believe It Or Not'. The strip also knows an animated version. Some writing credits are by Ernie Hix, the wife of Ernest Hix, who also is credited as a cooperator on the strip. Original John Hix Autographed Typed Letter, typed on Strange as it Seems by John Hix Letterhead. Typed on Letter: Dear Frank Tricker, I trust that my signature below, will be sufficient. If not, let me know. Sincerely yours, John Hix. Approx. Size 8 1/2 x 11 inches. Regular Price - $ 155.00 / Sale Price - $ 95.00


MARTIN M. BRANNER PERSONALIZED COMIC STRIP

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Martin Branner is most famous for his newspaper comic 'Winnie Winkle', which was first published in 1920. Coming from New York, Branner was a Vaudeville star who became a cartoonist after his military service in World War I, although he had previously done some advertisement illustrations for Variety magazine. He started out doing the shortlived 'Louie the Lawyer' for the Bell Syndicate in 1919. He then did an equally shortlived Sunday page called 'Pete and Pinto' for the New York Herald and the New York Sun, before being hired by the Chicago Tribune-New York News Syndicate. In September 1920, the first episodes of Branner's 'Winnie Winkle the Breadwinner' were published. 'Winnie Winkle', what became the feature's title shortly after its start, is quite special. For the first time in comic history, it featured a working girl as protagonist. But Winnie also grew up in the comic. When the strip started, she was a little girl, but in time she got married, had a baby, and eventually widowed during World War II. She even had a career. Her little brother, Perry, accompanied by his gang of Rinkydinks became the leading star in the Sunday page which started in 1923. Perry and the Rinkydinks caught on in Holland under the name 'Sjors van de Rebellenclub', written and drawn by Frans Piët. In 1962 Branner retired after having a stroke and his assistant Max Van Bibber took over 'Winnie Winkle' until 1980. The strip ran until 1996 and was one of the longest-running comics around. Original Personalized Comic Strip Drawn by Martin M. Branner. It begins with Winnie Winkle typing a letter to: Mr. Frank Tricker. Dear Frank:- My boss does not smoke cigars. Not that he hasn't tried to but they make him feel like a kid with his first smoke. I'm glad you like me tho. - yours etc - Winnie Winkle. Next there is a drawing of a cigar band with the following: Here's a picture of a cigar band off one of the cigars I would smoke - if I could smoke cigars. The last part says: - and here's the autograph Frank - from yours Sincerely Martin M. Branner. Miami, Fla. Mar. 2, 1931. Approx. Size 4 x 9 inches. Regular Price - $ 250.00 / Sale Price - $ 195.00.


AE HAYWARD SIGNED SKETCH

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Alfred Earl Hayward is best known for 'Somebody's Stenog', a working-girl strip about Cam O'Flage, a stenographer. Hayward began his career in the early 20th century and his early comics include the fantasy strip 'Pinheads' and the daily 'Padded Cell' panel. 'Somebody's Stenographer', later retitled to 'Somebody's Stenog', first appeared in 1916 and ran until 1941. In its final years, the strip was drawn by Ray Thompson and Sam Nichols, who succeeded Hayward after his retirement in 1933. 'Somebody's Stenog' was ground-breaking as it was one of the first comics to depict an independent woman. Approx. Size 3 x 5 1/4, Pencel Sketch. Regular Price - $ 250.00 / Sale Price - $ 199.00.


SEM - M. GEORGES GOURSAT AUTOGRAPHED NOTE

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Affichiste, cartoonist, columnist worldly, illustrator and writer late Georges said Goursat Week opens in 1900, a Parisian career that extends today in auction houses in New York and Japan. Il est né à Périgueux en 1863 et mort à Paris en 1934 . He was born in Perigueux in 1863 and died in Paris in 1934. Sem attained a high level of success with his wonderful portrayals of Paris at the turn of the Century. He captured the spirit of the subject and in turn produced images that were true to life. He was a member of the Salon des Humoristes and an officer of the Legion of Honor. His works offer us glimpses into Parisian high society at the turn of the Century. Original SEM Signed Note. The Note is written in French, however I can make out that he did not smoke cigars - he smoked cigarettes. My father would write a letter with a request for an autograph or autographed photo as well as a cigar band for his collection. Hand written on paper, approx. size 3 3/4 x 6. Regular Price - $ 250.00 / Sale Price - $ 199.00.


ED WHEELAN ORIGINAL COMIC STRIP

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Original Ed Wheelan Comic Strip - this is the left panel of a two panel comic strip(second panel shown below). Approx. Size 6 3/4 x 11 inches.


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Original Ed Wheelan Comic Strip - this is the right panel of a two panel comic strip(second panel shown above). Approx. Size 6 3/4 x 14 inches. Hand written on this panel: To Mrs. Anna White with the good wishes of - Ed Wheelan - Aug. 1937.


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Original Hand written note, on Ed Wheelan 400 East 58th Street New York N.Y. Stationary. Dear Mrs. White, I lost your card and just came across it. If you're still at the hospital will be glad to send you an original of "Big Top". If not will send it to your home. Let me know Best Wishes - Ed Wheelen. Note has been cut through the middle. Original "Big Top" Comic Strip & Ed Wheelan Note are sold together. Regular Price - $ 1250.00 / Sale Price - $ 995.00.


JULES FEIFFER AUTOGRAPHED PHOTO

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Jules Ralph Feiffer was born January 26, 1929. Feiffer is an American syndicated comic-strip cartoonist and author. In 1986 he won the Pulitzer Prize for his editorial cartooning in The Village Voice, and in 2004 was inducted into the Comic Book Hall of Fame. Feiffer was born in New York City, in the borough of the Bronx, and attended the former James Monroe High School. Feiffer served as an assistant for Will Eisner in the 1940s, learning to tell stories with words and pictures while working on Eisner's acclaimed The Spirit comic strip. Feiffer's cartoons ran for 42 years in the The Village Voice and have been collected into 19 books. They have also appeared in The Los Angeles Times, The New Yorker, Esquire, Playboy, and The Nation. He was commissioned in 1997 by The New York Times to create its first op-ed page comic strip which ran monthly until 2000. Feiffer has most recently written several award-winning children's books including The Man in the Ceiling, which he has partnered with Disney and musical-theater writer Andrew Lippa to turn into a musical, and A Barrel of Laughs, A Vale of Tears. Original Jules Feiffer Autographed Black & White Photo, approx. size 7 5/8 x 10 inches. Regular Price - $ 155.00 / Sale Price - $ 95.00.


AL HIRSCHFELD AUTOGRAPHED FIRST DAY COVER

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Albert Hirschfeld was born on June 21, 1903 – died January 20, 2003. Al was a Jewish American caricaturist best known for his simple black and white satirical portraits of celebrities and Broadway stars. Born in St. Louis, Missouri he moved with his family to New York City where he received his art training at the Art Students League of New York. In 1924 he traveled to Paris and London, where he studied painting, drawing and sculpture. When he returned to the United States a friend showed one of his drawings to an editor at the New York Herald Tribune, which got him commissions for that newspaper and The New York Times. Hirschfeld's art style is unique, and he is considered to be one of the most important figures in contemporary caricature, having influenced countless cartoonists. Hirschfeld's caricatures are almost always drawings of pure line with simple black ink on white paper with little to no shading or crosshatching. His drawings always manage to capture a likeness using the minimum number of lines. Al Hirschfeld was known as " The Line King". Original Al Hirschfeld Autograph, signed on a First Day Cover. Official First Day Issue " Coming through the Rye" by Frederic Remington Sculptor Painter Illustrator Writer. Postmarked: Oklahoma City, OK Oct 9 1981. Written: Hirschfeld 1/9/1983. Regular Price - $ 395.00 / Sale Price - $ 295.00.


MAURICE KETTEN AUTOGRAPHED SKETCH

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Prosper Fiorini was born in Florence, Italy on Febuary 3, 1875. Prosper Fiorini studied at the École des Beaux Arts in Paris, France. He went to the States and drew cartoons for the New York World around 1906, signing his work with Maurice Ketten. He is the creator of the newspaper features 'Can You Beat It?' (1907-1934), 'Such is Life' and 'Poor Little Income' (1920). Original Maurice Ketten Autographed Sketch, Approx. size 3 7/8 x 6 3/8 inches. Includes a Cigar Band (my father would regularly request a cigar band along with a request for an autograph). Regular Price - $ 395.95 / Sale Price - $ 195.00.


RUBE GOLDBERG AUTOGRAPHED SKETCH

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Reuben Garret L. Goldberg was born July 4, 1883 - died December 7, 1970.  Goldberg was an American cartoonist. He earned lasting fame for his Rube Goldberg machines (complex devices that perform simple tasks in indirect and convoluted ways). He was posthumously awarded the National Cartoonist Society Gold Key Award in 1980. Goldberg went to Lowell High School in San Francisco in 1900 and earned a degree in engineering from the University of California, Berkeley in 1904. After college, Goldberg was hired by the city of San Francisco as an engineer. However, his fondness for drawing cartoons prevailed, and after just a few months he quit the city job for a job with the San Francisco Chronicle as a sports cartoonist. The following year, he took a job with the San Francisco Bulletin, where he remained until he moved to New York City in 1907. He drew cartoons for several newspapers, including the New York Evening Journal and the New York Evening Mail. His work entered syndication in 1915, beginning his nationwide popularity. A prolific artist, Goldberg produced several cartoon series simultaneously; titles included Mike and Ike, Boob McNutt, Foolish Questions, Lala Palooza, and The Weekly Meeting of the Tuesday Women's Club.


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Original Rube Goldberg Autographed Sketch on Paper. Signed: Hello Frank Rube Goldberg. Regular Price - $ 895.99 / Sale Price - $ 195.00.


BILL SCHORR TYPED AUTOGRAPHED LETTER

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Bill Schorr is an American cartoonist who is probably best known for his syndicated editorial cartoons. He received the National Cartoonist Society Editorial Cartoon Award for 1993, and nominations for the same award for 1997 and 1998. In addition to his editorial cartoons, Schorr has also created the following comic strips: Conrad (1982-1986; through Tribune Media Services) The Grizzwells (1987-present; through Newspaper Enterprise Association) Phoebe's Place (1990-1991; through Los Angeles Times Syndicate). Typed on Letter: September 29, 1983 Mr. Larry G. Bates 144 West Elm Phoenix, Arizona 85013 Dear Mr. Bates, Thank you for your kind letter of July 31. It's so nice to hear that "Conrad" brings you enjoyment. I have enclosed a sketch of "Conrad" and hope you enjoy it as much as I have enjoyed bringing him to life. Sincerley, Bill Schorr. Approx. Size 8 1/2 x 11 inches. Regular Price - $ 70.00 / Sale Price - $ 39.00.


ELWOOD - TOM FORMAN & BEN TEMPLETON AUTOGRAPHS

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Tom Forman, half of the creative team that produced the "Motley's Crew" syndicated comic strip for the past 20 years, has died. He was 60. Mr. Forman, who wrote the strip drawn by Ben Templeton and signed Forman & Templeton. The team also produced the comics "Elwood," "Prime Time" and "The Sporting Life." "Motley's Crew," printed regularly in 250 newspapers, is a satirical social commentary as seen through the eyes of blue-collar worker Mike Motley. Born in Detroit, Mr. Forman earned a degree in government at California State University, Los Angeles, and taught government and history for four years. Then he switched to writing, producing and developing television documentaries, feature films and television plots. Deciding he was going broke trying to sell movies, he got the idea for Motley and, through a mutual friend, met Templeton, an advertising art director and designer. They drew and wrote the strip and managed to sell it to a syndicate in 1976. They added "The Sporting Life," which satirizes sports, two years later and the others after that. Ben Templeton is the co-creator of the classic comic strip Motley's Crew along with his late partner Tom Forman. After the death of his partner, Templeton completed the strip on its own until its cancellation on January 1, 2000. As of 2007, Ben Templeton is semi-retired and has fond memories of working on the Motley's Crew comic strip. Original Tom Forman & Ben Templeton Autographs, signed on Tom Forman & Ben Templeton Letterhead with a large Elwood Sketch. Approx. size 8 1/2 x 11 inches. Regular Price - $ 68.00 / Regular Price - $ 39.00.


TWITCH BY HOW RANDS AUTOGRAPH

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Howard Rands was born in Geneva, New York, and studied at the Abbott Art School. He was in the US Merchant Marines and drew for several Air Force magazines. Rands assisted Robert Baldwin on the newspaper strip 'Freddy' in the 1960s. He drew his own feature in the 1970s, called 'Twitch'. He also worked on the 'Mutt & Jeff' Sunday page for eight years. Original How Rands Autographed Letter. Typed on Twitch Letterhead: December 14, 1984 Dear Bill, Many thanks for your interest in the Twitch comic strip. Sincerely, How' P.S. If you are really interested in being a cartoonist read all the books you can on the subject. A very good one is the Secrets of professional cartooning, by Ken Muse...Prentice-Hall, inc. Good Luck Approx. size 8 1/2 x 11 inches. Regular Price - $ 70.00 / Sale Price - $ 39.00.


ROBERT RIPLEY AUTOGRAPHED PHOTO

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Robert LeRoy Ripley was born December 26, 1893 – died May 27, 1949. Ripley was a cartoonist, entrepreneur, and amateur anthropologist who created the world famous Ripley's Believe It or Not! newspaper panel series, featuring odd but true facts from around the world. Subjects covered in Ripley's cartoons and text ranged from sports feats to little known facts about unusual and exotic sites, but what ensured the concept's popularity may have been that Ripley also included items submitted by readers, who supplied photographs of a wide variety of small town American trivia, ranging from unusually shaped vegetables to oddly marked domestic animals, all documented by photographs and then engagingly depicted by Ripley's prolific pen.


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Original Ripley "Believe It or Not" Autographed Photo. Written: To Anna White From Ripley "Believe It or Not" N.Y. 1937 (some blue ink is scribbled below the date). Regular Price - $ 850.00 / Sale Price - $ 750.00.