Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Percy Leo Crosby


Percy Leo Crosby Skippy Comic Strip Original Illustration Cartoon Newspaper Pen and Ink Drawing from the Prestigious Charles L. Howard Collection.

Original “Skippy” (Skippy Skinner) comic strip illustration with “Skippy” lower left with a gang of friends keeping pace with an angry man.
Penciled caption below: Portrait of Suburbanite, who always says his house is ten minutes walk from the Station, trying to ease his conscience.
Signed lower right, P. L. Crosby +/A. C. with Arthur Crawford stamp with NYC address lower left corner.
Skippy was an American comic strip written and drawn by Percy Crosby that was published from 1923 to 1945. A highly popular, acclaimed and influential feature about rambunctious fifth-grader Skippy Skinner, his friends and his enemies.
Percy Leo Crosby (1891 – 1964) was an American author, illustrator and cartoonist best known for his popular comic strip Skippy.
A Brooklyn artist, life Magazine illustrator attended Art Student League Art, Pratt Institute and exhibited in London, New York, Paris and Rome and in permanent collections of several museums.

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