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Otto Soglow (1900-1975) - $125.00
“Little King” & Self Portrait Sketch
Otto Soglow (1900-1975). American Cartoonist. Best known for his comic strip “The Little King.” He published his first cartoon in 1919. In the 1920s he published them in numerous magazines, a frequent contributor to The New Yorker, where his character “The Little King” first appeared in 1931. William Randolph Hearst lured Soglow away for his King Features Syndicate, but contractual obligations to The New Yorker prevented “The Little King” from appearing immediately, so Soglow produced a knock-off strip called “The Ambassador” from 1933 to 1934.
“The Little King” debuted on September 9, 1934 and ran until Soglow’s death in 1975. Soglow was a co-founder of the National Cartoonists Society and served as president for the 1953-1954 term. He received their Reuben Award in 1966 for the strip, and their Elzie Segar Award in 1972.
On this 3.25″ x 5.50″ manilla post card,dated June 5, 1944, postmarked Ossining, NY, are DUAL VINTAGE sketches drawn by Soglow in black ink : his LITTLE KING & a self-caricature adding in his hand “With best wishes-” and signing “O. SOGLOW”.
The post card is in EXCELLENT condition, with each sketch as crisp & clear as the day it was drawn! A FINE & UNIQUE Example of the Cartoonist & his famous creation!