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1946 Book
The Best of Don Marquis, by Don Marquis
Introduction by Christopher Morley
Illustrated by George Herriman
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About the Illustrator:

George Herriman (1880-1944) was born in New Orleans and later moved with his family to California in pursuit of greater economic opportunities.  He began his career as an illustrator at the Los Angeles Herald at the age of 17. After working in New York for a number of years, Herriman returned to California to try his hand at creating comic strips for newspapers.  Herriman’s creation “Krazy Kat” was by far his most popular comic strip and alleged to be one of William Randolph Hearst’s favorites. Hearst syndicated the comic in his newspapers throughout the country.  When Herriman died, his comic strip “Krazy Kat” was also laid to rest out of respect for the creator

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