Great Britain: Faith Burrows / King Features Syndicate, 1929-31. Eleven original pen-and-ink drawings. All 6.5" x 3.5" approx. on Bristol boards. Syndicate file copies, all camera-ready with usual mark-up, notations, corrections, etc. Else generally very good or better. All but one accompanied by matching proof clipping. All SIGNED by Burrows in the. Very good. Item #14049
Collection of original art from Faith Burrows' FLAPPER FILOSOFY which ran from the 1920s through the early 1930s. Distributed by King Features Syndicate and the O'Dell Newspaper Service, each single-panel comic features a fashionable flapper with a humorous caption. Burrows' strip helped establish the flapper look in the popular imagination, a movement that marked the beginning of what we know think of as youth culture. Subjects include Prohibition, the stock market crash, smoking, Hollywood, and other timely themes. Burrows (1904-1997) was one of the earliest successful female comic strip artists in a business almost completely dominated by men, She later went on to pen another syndicated strip, "Ritzy Rosalie," for the King Syndicate. A strip with clear proto-feminist themes from a pioneering woman in her field.