MICKEY MOUSE FEBRUARY 26, 1931 DAILY STRIP ORIGINAL ART BY EARL DUVALL.
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FIRST EARL DUVALL MICKEY MOUSE SYNDICATE ART TO EVER COME TO AUCTION
7x29" artboard features original pen and ink art for Feb. 26, 1931 daily strip, featuring art by early 1930s Mickey Mouse comic artist Earl Duvall. Strip is the first from the "Mickey Mouse, Boxing Champion" storyline and features six panels (five w/original art), showing a proud Mickey Mouse toweling off and brushing his hair, triumphant in his win over Kat Nipp in the strip's previous storyline (see previous item). Mickey heads over to Minnie Mouse's house, only to discover Ruffhouse Rat admiring a picture of Minnie by her mailbox. A jealous Mickey belts him one and walks away, only to learn from the next morning's newspaper that he has knocked out the Heavy-Light-Weight Champion, who also happens to be Minnie's cousin! Mickey appears in every art panel while Ruffhouse appears in two. Fourth panel has thin Walter E. Disney copyright strip paste-over and last panel bears inked date and has been signed "Walt Disney" by Duvall. Left margin has handwritten "509 B.D." notation in blue pencil w/"10" in red pencil. Back has "The Ex-Champion" (King Features Syndicate's episode title for the strip, for those newspapers that wished to give it one) written in blue pencil. Artboard has been rolled and has curl as such. Left margin shows some wear w/lt. fraying to edges; not affecting art. Pin holes at top corners. Some scattered dust soiling at margins and smudge at right edge of last panel, but o/w art remains clean and Exc. From the Estate of Disney Artist Earl Duvall, known for his work on Disney comic strips in the early 1930s and for a handful of animated short films he directed at Warner Bros. Cartoons.
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