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Family Circus Artist Bil Keane Signed Drawing of Jeffy

Family Circus, Bil Keane Signed Drawing of Jeffy


Fantastic original drawing of Jeffy on card stock. Rendered in vibrant colored markers, and signed by Bil Keane "Best wishes, Bil Keane". 6.75" x 9". The art was lightly tacked on the verso to thick paper to a size of 8" x 10". Keane included a speech bubble of "Hi To The Friedman Family Circus!". Fine condition. Accompanied by the original mailing envelope 11" x 8.5", stamped with Bil Keane's home address in Paradise Valley, Arizona, faded light stains.


Bil Keane, an American cartoonist was most notable for his work on the newspaper comic The Family Circus. The parents, Bil and Thelma (Thel), are modeled after the author and his wife.  Their four children, Billy, Dolly, Jeffy, and P.J., are fictionalized composites of the Keanes' five children. With the exception of P.J., no characters have aged appreciably during the run of the strip. Since 1960, newspaper readers have found circular logic in  The Family Circus, a single-panel strip about the misadventures of married couple Bil and Thelma and their four mischievous children: Billy, Jeffy, Dolly, and P.J. Known as the “Norman Rockwell of the comics page,” artist Bil Keane drew upon his own parenting experiences for the comic, which relies on misunderstandings and sibling rivalry to fuel its gags.

This item comes with a Certificate from John Reznikoff, a premier authenticator for both major 3rd party authentication services, PSA and JSA (James Spence Authentications), as well as numerous auction houses.




Item: 67192

Price: $400.00
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