VERY FIRST SILLY SYMPHONIES - BUCKY BUG 1932 DAILY STRIP ORIGINAL ART BY EARL DUVALL.
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Wednesday, June 30, 2021 9:00:00 PM (20 Minute Clock Begins At Wednesday, June 30, 2021 9:00:00 PM)
EXTREMELY HISTORIC FIRST SILLY SYMPHONIES DAILY STRIP. EARLIEST SILLY SYMPHONIES SYNDICATE ART TO EVER COME TO AUCTION.
8.25x22-7/8" artboard features lead pencil original art for the very first Silly Symphonies daily strip that debuted on Jan. 10, 1932 as a topper for the Mickey Mouse strip's Sunday page. Art is by early 1930s Mickey Mouse comic artist Earl Duvall, who started as a layout artist and later as a member of the story department at Walt Disney Productions. During this time, he also worked as a cartoonist on the Mickey Mouse daily strip and the Silly Symphonies comic strip. Art is not only for the first Silly Symphonies comic strip, it's the first part of the Bucky Bug storyline, which ran until March 4, 1934 and was based on the Bugs In Love Silly Symphony. Art features eight panels (including hand-lettered title panel [which is very lt. but still legible], showing Old Man Bug waiting outside delivery room to hear if he has had a son. After being told he has 16 daughters, Old Man Bug almost gives up hope, only for nurse bug to bring out his son - Bucky Bug - in sixth panel, causing Old Man Bug to joyfully run out of hospital w/his newborn son. These pencils were later transferred onto sheet of vellum for inking. Art features two panels w/neatly hand-lettered text, final dialog balloons seen in published strip are not present here. Pin holes at top corners w/single pin hole 6" from right. Artboard is lightly aged and has some scattered staining on back, but this does not affect display and art remains clean and Exc. Extremely important and historic early Disney art. 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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