May Monthly Auction Ending 6 - 1 - 2019
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Vincent Trout Hamlin, who preferred the name V. T. Hamlin, created the popular, long-run comic strip Alley Oop, syndicated by the Newspaper Enterprise Association. Alley Oop's first adventure was a retelling of the fable of Androcles and the Lion, in which Androcles removes a thorn from the lion's paw. Wandering in the jungle, Oop encounters a dinosaur caught in some underbrush. He frees him, they fight, then become inseparable friends. Hamlin called Dinny his "cartoonosaurus," as he drew him combining parts of various different dinosaurs, such as the camarasaurus, diplodocus, and stegosaurus. By 1938, Hamlin was getting frustrated with the limitations of a strip set solely in the small world of Moo. His wife, Dorothy, was the one who came up with the idea to incorporate a time machine into the strip. While Hamlin had to convince the syndicate to let him take this very dramatic turn, he won them over after a week of negotiations. The Twentieth century first made its appearance in Hamlin's strip on Sunday, April 9, 1939, when Alley and Ooola were transported out of the Stone Age and into the laboratory of Dr. Wonmug. The time machine opened up the whole of human history for Hamlin to explore, and his characters soon encountered important historic and literary figures, such as Cleopatra, Helen of Troy, Napoleon, Shakespeare, and Caesar. Hamlin is the artist and creator of AlleyOop comic strip and this is a print made from his original.
V.T. Hamlin Signed "Alley Oop" 23x31 Framed Lithograph LE 46/100
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Auction closed on Sunday, June 2, 2019.
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