Jun 15, 2023 - Sale 2641

Sale 2641 - Lot 272

Price Realized: $ 6,000
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 4,000 - $ 6,000
SULLIVAN, PAT (1887-1933) "Felix the Cat." Ink on board with King Features Syndicate notice on bottom panel. Each 18 x 24 inches. Drawings for two complete Sunday comic strips: "Looks Like Rain. I'll Help Some Kid Home from School," June 4, 1933; and "Afterall, We Ought To Be Thankful To Be Living In The Present Age," June 4, 1933. Unsigned. Unframed. Felix the Cat was created in 1919 by Australian Pat Sullivan and American Otto Mesmer as silent animated cartoons. The early anarchistic Mickey Mouse owed much to this character and quickly supplanted him. Sullivan began a syndicated comic strip in 1923 that was continued by several artists until 1966. Although Messmer took over the drawing in 1927, the comic continued to credit Sullivan until some months after his death. A Betty Boop and Felix the Cat strip ran from 1984 until 1987. 1933