Original Art Irving Tripp '55 Whitman Little Lulu Coloring Book Pg Organ Grinder For Sale
! ORIGINAL ART 1955 LITTLE LULU COLORING BOOK PAGE BY IRVING TRIPP !!!!
Offered is a very nice original art for a coloring book page published in a LITTLE LULU coloring book by Western Publishing Company (Whitman) in 1955. This art is by IRVING TRIPP, who did almost ALL of the interior art for the LITTLE LULU comic books in the 1950s. JOHN STANLEY drew the covers and wrote the stories and provided the gags of which this is one. This art is almost like a classic 1950s Dell comic book cover. This page, titled "Monkey Business," depicts LITTLE LULU with a big mustache and dressed as an Italian street organ grinder with Alvin dressed as the monkey with a tin cup.
The art image area measures 7-1/4" x 10" and was drawn with black ink on bristol board, in very good condition.
Tripp was an artist for Dell Comics in the '40s and '50s who teamed with Stanley. Stanley would write the Lulu stories in thumbnail fashion and Tripp would pencil, ink and sometimes letter. He also contributed covers and worked until his retirement in the '80s. While Tripp certainly drew in the style of Stanley, he contributed his own fine line -- often just the angle of a line was enough to connote some shade of an emotion that took a panel from funny to hilarious -- that was Tripp's work.
Western Publishing Company (Whitman) had a virtual monopoly on any "Authorized" cartoon, comic, movie or TV character being published in coloring book, activity book or children's books from the 40s through the 60s. Any purchaser of such books were extremely fortunate because the artists used for these endeavors were top-flight animators, background artists or comic illustrators. Most of the artists had tie-ins to the characters they were drawing, i.e. Walter Lantz animators were used on the Woody Woodpecker/Andy Panda stuff, Warner Bros. animators on the Bugs and Porky stuff, etc. They were NOT in-house hacks. Here's your chance to buy at an AFFORDABLE price a representative piece of art of a character that you might have grown up with drawn by the artist who had worked on the comic book that you remembered from your childhood or as a younger collector of such material.
Concerning the rarity and quality of this artwork: The artwork in these listings is on about the same paper stock that many of their Dell comic book counterparts were on, as well as being drawn by many of the same artists. The Dell artwork from this period is very rare as most of it was tossed out and what is left by chance or by luck rarely hits the market. Most of this artwork is free of paste-overs and whiteout and the characters in most cases are larger than even on surviving cover artwork of the period.
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Original Art Irving Tripp '55 Whitman Little Lulu Coloring Book Pg Organ Grinder: $60