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Catalog Number 10645-5803
Title Drawing; John Falter; Cartoon
Object Name Drawing
Description Two three cell cartoon strips drawn in pencil. The top strip features two stick figures and a large ladder to the proper right. In the first cell the two figures are on the ground near the ladder and each has a conversation bubble with handwritten sayings (consistent throughout strips), "Why does he draw us so small do you suppose?" "I guess cause we are just nobodies" In the second cell there are two figures climbing the ladder and a third on the ground (or maybe a dog). The top figure says "Maybe we can be somebody if we go up here." In the third cell there is one figure at the top that says "There no room at the top" and the second figure (not seen) says "Well make some room here comes nobody."

The second strip has the title Nobody & Co at the top proper left. The figures and their actions are pretty much the same as the third strip except in the third cell the figure at the top of the ladder appears to be falling down it in a hurry. The conversation goes: "Wonder why he draws us so small" "I guess cause we are just plain nobodies" "I'm going up to ask him" "Watch it" "SHADDUP (in the third cell apparently from the artist). "Proof"

Below these two strips are drawings of the letters a, b, and c fashioned to look like figures. There are also five "figures" below that that seem to have atoms as bodies and squares or circles as heads.
Material Paper, Pencil
Medium Offset Lithograph
Artist Falter, John P.
Made Falter, John P.
Height (in) 14
Width (in) 11
People Falter, John Philip, 1910-1982
Credit line John P. Falter, Lafayette Hill, Pennsylvania
Collection Falter, John P. Collection
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