Pete the Tramp.
Russell, C. D. [Clarence].

Kenosha, Wisconsin: John Martin's House, Inc., 1945. 11" x 7.75". [24pp.] Very mild soiling and edge wear, overall a nice near fine copy in a bright VG+ dust jacket with some light soiling. Rusell created pete the tramp for Judge, a humor magazine. The scraggly wayfarer quickly became a mascot for the Depression Era. His adventures in living day-to-day by wits alone became a sort of call to action and inspiration for those struggling to get a brother to spare a dime. King Features Syndicate championed the Pete the Tramp strip for 31 years, encouraging Russell to find new slice-of-life exploits until 1963. Hardcover (Item ID: 3458)


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