Dec 16, 2021 - Sale 2592

Sale 2592 - Lot 183

Price Realized: $ 2,125
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 1,000 - $ 1,500
Two Embarrassing Moments / Bernie Burns comic strips. Together, two original single-panel strips, published March 22, 1930 and January 27, 1932 (King Features Syndicate). Ink over graphite on Bristol board. Images measure 178x178 mm; 7x7 inches, on slightly larger sheets. Dated along bottom and with King Features Syndicate labels.

Herriman drew the Bernie Burns daily strip, also known as Embarrassing Moments (the feature's original title based on its running gag), simultaneously with his famous Krazy Kat comic from 1928-1932. It began in 1922 and was drawn by several cartoonists before his stint.