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First and Last – Krazy Kat

 

George Herriman, the creator of Krazy Kat, died on April 25,1944.
Two months later, on June 25, 1944, the last of Herriman’s Krazy Kat strips saw print.

Following are the last three Krazy Kat Sunday pages.


above: June 11, 1944

 


above June 18, 1944

 


above: June 25, 1944

 

The last Krazy Kat daily appeared earlier in the month, on June 3, 1944:

 

Krazy and Ignatz first appeared at the bottom of The Dingbat Family daily comic strip on July 26, 1910:

 

Below: the first Krazy Kat Sunday page – April 23, 1916

 

Sources

Austin English discusses the last of the Sunday Krazy

Mark Johnson with the first and last Krazy and some in between highlights

The Comic Strip Library presents public domain daily and Sunday Krazy from 1916 – 1922

Krazy: George Herriman, a Life in Black and White,  Michael Tisserand’s definitive biography

 

 

 

 

Community Comments

#1 Tom Falco
June/26/2019
@ 7:18 am

I have many books on Krazy Kat, but my favorite is by the Library of American comics who put out books the size of the comic strips. And this Krazy Kat book starts on December 25, 1933 and ends on December 31, 1934 and each page is a strip. The idea is to read one strip each day, which is difficult because you want to read the whole book in one sitting. I also have a year in The Gumps in this book format. There are other versions too – The Bungle Family, Tarzan, Alley Oop and others. All in the strip-a-day format.

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