Saturday, May 30, 2015

Whitney Darrow, Jr. for Roy Doty

"Stop, Miss!" is a 1957 collection of cartoons by Whitney Darrow, Jr. The book opens with a drawing of an astronaut carrying a sign and a hammer, a reference to the title cartoon.
Whitney Darrow, Jr. "Stop, Miss!" (1957), page 1
In 1973, Darrow inscribed a copy to cartoonist Roy Doty. He modified the printed drawing by adding a billboard sign, some paint brushes, and a can of paint. This personalized copy was sold in March on eBay.
Whitney Darrow, Jr. "Stop, Miss!" (1957) inscribed with a drawing of a sign and added paintbrushes and paint can "To Roy Doty--As funny as he is fast. 1/5/73 from Whitney Darrow Jr."

Whitney Darrow, Jr."Stop, Miss!" (1957) Dust Jacket

Whitney Darrow, Jr. "Stop, Miss!" 1957 Board Cover

EBay Listing Ended March 3, 2015


EBay Item Description

EBay Bid History
The top bid is less than a full bidding increment above the other bid because the higher bid was placed first. Had the order of bidding been reversed, the $52 bid would have won because $52.52 is not a full bidding increment above it. Both bids were placed in the final 18 seconds of the auction.



Whitney Darrow, Jr., "Stop, Miss!" inscribed with a drawing of a sign and added paintbrushes and paint can "To Roy Doty--As funny as he is fast. 1/5/73 from Whitney Darrow Jr."


Note:  If I were in your shoes and I had a choice between reading more of my blog posts about Whitney Darrow, Jr. or more posts about signed books with original drawings, I would choose both.

Then I would check out Darrow's work on Chris Wheeler's site. Would I steer you wrong?

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