A Lulu of an Auction


I’ve said it before, and I’m sure I’ll say it again: Heritage Comics runs the neatest auctions of original comic art around. Even if you never bid on anything, its site is a joy to browse through. Among the current offerings is Marge’s very first Little Lulu panel from the Saturday Evening Post. Everyone talks about how brilliant John Stanley was–and rightfully so–but Marge was a wonderful cartoonist in her own right. (Someone ought to do an article on The Lost Marge someday–I have an issue or two of the old, old Life magazine with her illustrated prose pieces, which are about–gasp!–grownups.)

Also up at the moment are numerous early Blondie dailies, including one from the famous hunger strike sequence, several Segar Thimble Theater strips including this one with the Sea Hag, and three Herriman Krazy Kats (here’s one of them). This Batman cover by Fred Ray and Jerry Robinson is nothing to sneeze at, either. And I’m just scratching the surface here.

If the stuff there at the moment were a museum, it would be as good a comics museum as I’ve ever seen. Pay it a visit.

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