Sunday, January 03, 2010

Clare Dwiggins: More

Well, here are more items.

Apparently he did The Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn in strip format. Also, these:

Above is "School Days" as described by seller:

CLARE VICTOR DWIGGINS (1874-1958) was self taught artist who produced one of the first nostalgia themed strips entitled Them Was the Happy Days during the first decade of the 20th century. He would follow this formula with greater success with School Days, which ran until 1932. Among the other strips that "Dwig" created were J. Filliken Wilberfloss, Ophelia Bumps and Her Slate, and Nipper. He also produced a great many postcard illustrations.

This is the original art to a School Days strip dated July 25, 1930 . There is minor edge and surface wear but, otherwise, this piece is in excellent condition with an overall size of 12.5" x 15.5".

In addition, above, is cover for: "Brevities" by Lisle de Vaux Matthewman
Illustrations by Clare Victor Wiggins
Henry T. Coates & Co.

And described thus:

This auction is for an original 1903 edition of " Brevities" by Lisle de Vaux Matthewman. Illustrated Clare Victor Dwiggins. Charming illustrations in the Art Nouveau style on all pages. Original pictorial decorative paper over boards with pastedown on the cover, red cloth spine. Published by Henry T. Coates & Co., Philadelphia. 1903. 1st edition. Unpaginated. Measures 5 3/4 x 6 3/4" tall. Hardcover with original box. Nice collection of witicisms about Men, Women and life. Companion book to "Crankisms." Clare Victor Dwiggins illustrations, Victorian Humor, Satire, Witticism, whimsical illustrations, Collectable Books.

Dwiggins was born in 1874 in Wilmington, Ohio; in 1890, began work as a cartoonist, drawing for the St. Louis post dispatch, New York journal, Philadelphia inquirer, North American and telegraph, and international syndicate; became art editor for publisher M. Walter Dunne; illustrator for Lisle De Vaux Matthewman's Crankisms (1901), Brevities (1903), and Completed proverbs (1904), also for Samuel I. Stinson's Whimlets (1903); author of Rubáiyát of an egg (1905) and The skull toast book (1904); He composed a number of nationally syndicated comic strips including, “Ophelia,” “Huckleberry Finn and Tom Sawyer,” “Peter Tumbledown,” “School Days,” “Footprints on the sands of time,” and “Zeke Carsie says”; he died in October 1958.

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