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Event AuctionGASOLINE ALLEY Strip Art
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Grade: F/VF: 7.0
Publisher: Star
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Monday 6/10/2019
Comments: Frank King pencils and inks; 02/17/25; image size 20" x 5.75"
F/VF: 7.0
Gasoline Alley bears the distinction of being the longest-running comic strip currently still in production in the USA, created by Frank King, the classic newspaper strip first appeared nearly 100 years ago in November of 1918 and has been treasured by fans ever since.

This strip was printed in February of 1925 and features a charming domestic scene that shows patriarch Walt Wallet reading a humorous letter, regarding an old rattlesnake, to his adopted son Skeezix. The simplicity of the design of the panels allows viewers to enjoy King's talents without distraction, obviously a skilled draftsman, Gasoline Alley's creator would build a loyal fan base over decades that would watch his characters age along with his readers, by the time WWII rolled around Skeezix would be a young man who enlisted in the armed forces. The familiarity the public would develop with comic strips would be a major factor in the continuing success of the industry.
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