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          • Cartoonist BILLY DeBECK - Orig 9Panel Cartoon
            Oct. 29, 2022

            Cartoonist BILLY DeBECK - Orig 9Panel Cartoon

            Est: $400 - $600

            Billy DeBeck (1890-1942) Cartoonist. DeBeck is most famous as the creator of the comic strip Barney Google, later retitled Barney Google and Snuffy Smith. The strip was especially popular in the 1920s and 1930s. DeBeck introduced the character, Bunky, an over-the-top parody of stage melodramas and movie and radio serials in 1926. An original 18” x 11 ¾”, nine-panel, Bunky cartoon, drawn for publication on Sunday, July 27, 1941.

            The Written Word Autographs
          • Cartoonist BILLY DeBECK - 9 Panel Cartoon Signed
            May. 26, 2022

            Cartoonist BILLY DeBECK - 9 Panel Cartoon Signed

            Est: $400 - $600

            Billy DeBeck (1890-1942) Cartoonist. DeBeck is most famous as the creator of the comic strip Barney Google, later retitled Barney Google and Snuffy Smith. The strip was especially popular in the 1920s and 1930s. DeBeck introduced the character, Bunky, an over-the-top parody of stage melodramas and movie and radio serials in 1926. An original 18” x 11 ¾”, nine-panel, Bunky cartoon, drawn for publication on Sunday, July 27, 1941.

            The Written Word Autographs
          • Billy DeBeck. "Bunky" Sunday Page.
            Sep. 29, 2021

            Billy DeBeck. "Bunky" Sunday Page.

            Est: $400 - $600

            7-27-1941. 12" x 18"

            Weiss Auctions
          • BILLY DeBECK (1890-1942) "What?? No sleep for three nights??" [COMICS / BARNEY GOOGLE AND SNUFFY SMITH]
            Jun. 24, 2021

            BILLY DeBECK (1890-1942) "What?? No sleep for three nights??" [COMICS / BARNEY GOOGLE AND SNUFFY SMITH]

            Est: $200 - $300

            BILLY DeBECK (1890-1942) "What?? No sleep for three nights??" Original "Barney Google and Snuffy Smith" daily comic, published July 5, 1940, with King Features Syndicate pastedown in last panel. Pen and ink over graphite on Bristol board. 108x420 mm; 3 3/4x16 1/2 inches, on 4 3/4x17 1/2-inch sheet. Signed "Billy DeBeck" and dated in last panel. Provenance: Estate of William F. Brown and Tina Tippit Brown.

            Swann Auction Galleries
          • Cartoonist BILLY DeBECK - Barney Google Sketch
            May. 01, 2021

            Cartoonist BILLY DeBECK - Barney Google Sketch

            Est: $150 - $250

            Billy DeBeck (1890-1942) Cartoonist. DeBeck is most famous as the creator of the comic strip Barney Google, later retitled Barney Google and Snuffy Smith. The strip was especially popular in the 1920s and 1930s. 4 ?Ó x 3Ó card with a sketch of Barney Google, signed and dated Ò1935.Ó

            The Written Word Autographs
          • Billy DeBeck Original Art
            Apr. 05, 2020

            Billy DeBeck Original Art

            Est: $400 - $600

            William M. DeBeck (American, New York, Illinois, 1890-1942). (1) presentation card to friend Charles Grant. Ink on toned card stock, 2 3/4x5 1/4 in., (2) christmas cards to Charles Grant. Ink and colored pencil on coated card stock. The photographic head image appears to be that of Fred Laswell and is offset printed with a visible dot matrix, both measure 5x6 1/2 in., (1) Christmas card to Charles Grant. Ink and pigment enhanced printed image on card stock, 6 7/8x8 7/8 in.

            Gallery 95 Auctions
          • Billy DeBeck Original Art
            Feb. 09, 2020

            Billy DeBeck Original Art

            Est: $400 - $600

            William M. DeBeck (American, New York, Illinois, 1890-1942). (1) presentation card to friend Charles Grant. Ink on toned card stock, 2 3/4x5 1/4 in., (2) christmas cards to Charles Grant. Ink and colored pencil on coated card stock. The photographic head image appears to be that of Fred Laswell and is offset printed with a visible dot matrix, both measure 5x6 1/2 in., (1) Christmas card to Charles Grant. Ink and pigment enhanced printed image on card stock, 6 7/8x8 7/8 in.

            Gallery 95 Auctions
          • Billy DeBeck Original Art
            Jan. 26, 2020

            Billy DeBeck Original Art

            Est: $400 - $600

            William M. DeBeck (American, New York, Illinois, 1890-1942). (1) presentation card to friend Charles Grant. Ink on toned card stock, 2 3/4x5 1/4 in., (2) christmas cards to Charles Grant. Ink and colored pencil on coated card stock. The photographic head image appears to be that of Fred Laswell and is offset printed with a visible dot matrix, both measure 5x6 1/2 in., (1) Christmas card to Charles Grant. Ink and pigment enhanced printed image on card stock, 6 7/8x8 7/8 in.

            Gallery 95 Auctions
          • Billy DeBeck Original Art
            Jan. 12, 2020

            Billy DeBeck Original Art

            Est: $400 - $600

            William M. DeBeck (American, New York, Illinois, 1890-1942). (1) presentation card to friend Charles Grant. Ink on toned card stock, 2 3/4x5 1/4 in., (2) christmas cards to Charles Grant. Ink and colored pencil on coated card stock. The photographic head image appears to be that of Fred Laswell and is offset printed with a visible dot matrix, both measure 5x6 1/2 in., (1) Christmas card to Charles Grant. Ink and pigment enhanced printed image on card stock, 6 7/8x8 7/8 in.

            Gallery 95 Auctions
          • Billy DeBeck Original Art
            Dec. 22, 2019

            Billy DeBeck Original Art

            Est: $400 - $600

            William M. DeBeck (American, New York, Illinois, 1890-1942). (1) presentation card to friend Charles Grant. Ink on toned card stock, 2 3/4x5 1/4 in., (2) christmas cards to Charles Grant. Ink and colored pencil on coated card stock. The photographic head image appears to be that of Fred Laswell and is offset printed with a visible dot matrix, both measure 5x6 1/2 in., (1) Christmas card to Charles Grant. Ink and pigment enhanced printed image on card stock, 6 7/8x8 7/8 in.

            Gallery 95 Auctions
          • Billy DeBeck Original Art
            Dec. 15, 2019

            Billy DeBeck Original Art

            Est: $400 - $600

            William M. DeBeck (American, New York, Illinois, 1890-1942). (1) presentation card to friend Charles Grant. Ink on toned card stock, 2 3/4x5 1/4 in., (2) christmas cards to Charles Grant. Ink and colored pencil on coated card stock. The photographic head image appears to be that of Fred Laswell and is offset printed with a visible dot matrix, both measure 5x6 1/2 in., (1) Christmas card to Charles Grant. Ink and pigment enhanced printed image on card stock, 6 7/8x8 7/8 in.

            Gallery 95 Auctions
          • Billy DeBeck Original Art
            Nov. 30, 2019

            Billy DeBeck Original Art

            Est: $400 - $600

            William M. DeBeck (American, New York, Illinois, 1890-1942). (1) presentation card to friend Charles Grant. Ink on toned card stock, 2 3/4x5 1/4 in., (2) christmas cards to Charles Grant. Ink and colored pencil on coated card stock. The photographic head image appears to be that of Fred Laswell and is offset printed with a visible dot matrix, both measure 5x6 1/2 in., (1) Christmas card to Charles Grant. Ink and pigment enhanced printed image on card stock, 6 7/8x8 7/8 in.

            Gallery 95 Auctions
          • Billy DeBeck Original Art
            Nov. 03, 2019

            Billy DeBeck Original Art

            Est: $400 - $600

            William M. DeBeck (American, New York, Illinois, 1890-1942). 1) presentation card to friend Charles Grant. Ink on toned card stock, 2 3/4 in. x 5 1/4 in. 2) christmas cards to Charles Grant. Ink and colored pencil on coated card stock. The photographic head image appears to be that of Fred Laswell and is offset printed with a visible dot matrix, both measure 5 in. x 6 1/2 in., 1) Christmas card to Charles Grant. Ink and pigment enhanced printed image on card stock, 6 7/8 in. x 8 7/8 in.

            Gallery 95 Auctions
          • Billy DeBeck Signed Barney Google Cartoon
            Feb. 27, 2019

            Billy DeBeck Signed Barney Google Cartoon

            Est: $300 - $400

            DeBeck William Billy DeBeck Signed Barney Google Cartoon   An original whimsical cartoon by Billy DeBeck (1890-1942) depicting his well-known comical character Barney Google. The pencil and orange colored pencil drawing on paper appears on "DeBeck / New York City" letterhead with deckled edges, and is personally dedicated/signed "To Selvy Davis / With Best Wishes / DeBeck" at lower right. Uneven light toning to stationery and support mat, else very good to near fine. 6.125" x 9.25".   Accompanied by a companion "DeBeck / New York City" envelope hand-inscribed by DeBeck as "Selvy Davis, Esq. / 58 Mount Vernon St / Fitchburg / Mass." The envelope bears a cancelled 2 cent red violet George Washington stamp and was postmarked from Grand Central Annex, New York on September 10, 1930. Torn flap verso, else very good.   William DeBeck had trained at the Chicago Academy of Fine Arts to become a Flemish School painter, but quickly abandoned it when he discovered his cartooning ability. His caricatures and cartoons appeared in many early twentieth-century newspapers and magazines. One of DeBeck's most famous cartoon creations was Barney Google, a sports-obsessed "average Joe" who haunted the race tracks.   Barney Google--along with Snuffy Smith, a wholesome Appalachian hillbilly, Spark Plug, a dopey-looking racehorse, and Sweet Mama, the love interest--enjoyed enormous mainstream popularity in the 1920-30s. Artistically, DeBeck drew on the "big foot" comic tradition, which exaggerated characters' features for comedic effect. His comic strips are also credited with introducing new phrases into American slang, such as "heebie jeebies," "bodacious," and more. At his death in 1942, DeBeck's Barney Google appeared in over 200 newspapers. An iteration of the Barney Google comic strip is still published today!   WE PROVIDE IN-HOUSE SHIPPING WORLDWIDE!

            University Archives
          • Four Color #40 Barney Google Snuffy Smith CGC 5.0
            Jun. 06, 2018

            Four Color #40 Barney Google Snuffy Smith CGC 5.0

            Est: $150 - $200

            Four Color #40 Barney Google and Snuffy Smith (Dell, 1944) CGC VG/F 5.0. Cream to off-white pages. Barney Google and Snuffy Smith. Reprints newspaper strips written and drawn by Billy DeBeck from 1938 to 1942.

            Quinn's Auction Galleries
          • DEBECK Billy (1890 - 1942) BARNEY GOOGLE Encre de Chine et crayon bleu pour le strip du 14 décembre 1931
            Mar. 13, 2010

            DEBECK Billy (1890 - 1942) BARNEY GOOGLE Encre de Chine et crayon bleu pour le strip du 14 décembre 1931

            Est: €800 - €900

            DEBECK Billy (1890 - 1942) BARNEY GOOGLE Encre de Chine et crayon bleu pour le strip du 14 décembre 1931, réalisé pour le King Features Syndicate. Signé. 45,7 x 12 cm. Encadré. Comics crée en 1919 par Billy Debeck, il s'agissait d'un des auteurs favoris du jeune André Franquin. Indian ink and blue pencil for the strip of December 14th, 1931 for King Features Syndicate. Signed. Framed. Comics drawn in 1919 by Billy Debeck, one of the favourite authors of young André Franquin.

            Artcurial
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