Wednesday, December 14, 2011

The Family Upstairs

Krazy Kat got started as a featurette in George Herriman's comic strip The Family Upstairs. 
The Dingbat Family would appear upstairs, while Krazy Kat had a separate comic strip
in the basement, so to speak. This original comic strip art, c. 1912, is from last Saturday's auction
at Illustration House.

Lot 71
George Herriman1880-1944

Man imitates William Tell; A race up and down a mountain.

Daily comic strip, The Family Upstairs/The Dingbat Family, circa 1912;
Pen & ink, 9 x 27.5", signed lower right

Estimate: $4,000 - 6,000

Condition - Good overall: two large tears were repaired at Graham Gallery.; matted and framed.

Note:  My last post on George Herriman's Krazy Kat was here.


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