Carl Ed Original Hand Drawn Colored And Signed Comic Art One Of A Kind!

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  • Item Category: Entertainment
  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: Aug 28, 2013
  • Channel: Auction House
Own a piece of comic strip History! This is a one of a kind piece hand drawn, colored and signed by the artist Carl Ed (1941). It references Hobart Dunn, which was my Great Grandfather, and I have been told that he personally knew the artist. It's in great condition for being more than 70 years old. Artwork is pen and ink and colored pencil on thick card stock art paper.
Carl Frank Ludwig Ed (July 16, 1890 – October 10, 1959) was a comic strip artist best known as the creator of Harold Teen.
Ed, whose earlier creations include Big Ben and Luke McGuke, turned his informal market research into a new strip. It was bought by Captain Joe Patterson, one of that period's most influential comics editors, who began running it in his Chicago Tribune on May 14, 1919. A few months later, when demand for The Gumps led Patterson to start distributing his paper's comics nationally, The Love Life of Harold Teen (later shortened to simply Harold Teen) became a charter member of The Chicago Tribune Syndicate's lineup.
Harold Teen was just like most of his generation. He used teenage slang — in fact, Harold originated quite a few then-popular expressions, such as "Yowsah", "Fan mah brow" and "pitch a li'l woo", as well as the occasional more enduring term, like "pantywaist". He also helped popularize quite a few fashion statements of the time, such as bell-bottom pants and yellow ra
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