Sullivan, Pat & Messmer, Otto (cartoonists)

The Felix Annual - A Complete Set Of 6 Annuals

Published: Daily Sketch & Sunday Graphic Ltd/Sunday Herald Ltd., London


1924 to 1929, each volume with 95pp & 4 colour plates, glazed boards, cloth spines. The contents are in generally good condition, with finger and other minor marks here and there. There is a small piece of loss from the bottom of one of the pages of the 1925 Annual. A former owner has stamped his name and the number/date of each annual at the front (not entirely accurately!). All the plates are present. The boards are rubbed at the edges and corners, some volumes more than others. The upper board of the 1925 Annual is dulled and there are two scuffs towards the bottom. Apart from the 1925 Annual, overall they are in very good condition - a full set such as this is exceptional! Felix was a cartoon character created during the silent film era - as well as appearing in animated shorts he had his own comic strip which started in 1923. He was immensely popular but the arrival of sound cartoons, in particular the Mickey Mouse shorts from Disney, was the beginning of the end for Felix and, although some Felix cartoons with sound were made, by the early 1930s it was all over. The 1929 Annual was the last to be published.


Offered by Gerald Baker