"THE NUT BROS & OUR BOARDING HOUSE" FRAMED 1932 SUNDAY PAGE ORIGINAL ART BY GENE AHERN.
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Thursday, September 24, 2020 9:00:00 PM (20 Minute Clock Begins At Thursday, September 24, 2020 9:00:00 PM)
Large 30x38" frame contains pen and ink original art for two Sunday pages by Gene Ahern (1895-1960), best known for his bombastic Major Hoople from his long-running "Our Boarding House" comic strip. "Our Boarding House" began in 1921 and in that same year Ahern introduced The Nut Brothers, Ches and Wal. "The Nut Bros: Ches And Wal" ran as a topper strip to "Our Boarding House." Offered here is the original art for April 24, 1934 Sunday page. Nut Brothers strip features five panels, including title panel, showing one fishing amongst all sorts of garbage while the other swims. "Our Boarding House" features 12 panels, showing Major Hoople and his nephew racing boxcar racer, w/Major Hoople crashing at end, only for neighbor woman to assume he's drunk, calling him a "Rum Guzzler." Art has been partially hand-tinted by Ahern for full Sunday page. Ahern has signed last panel of both strips, which also have NEA Service copyright strips. Art has been professionally matted and framed so as if both strips are separate. Artboard has some scattered spotting to "The Nut Bros." title panel while rest remains clean. This panel is Fine overall while rest displays Exc. Between the content and coloring, this is among the nicest example of Ahern Sunday page art we've seen.
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