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Original artwork by Detroit News editorial cartoonist Draper Hill for the annual Christmas card of famed Detroit bookseller, Tom Schlientz, of John King Books.

np (Detroit) nd (c. 1990s) Oblonh 11.5 x 15.5, framed in blue metal frame to 11.75 x 15.75, vg condition, signed by Draper Hill in bottom right corner. Tom Schlientz, an avid collector of anything moose related, send out original Draper Hill Christmas cards every year from the mid 1980s through the early 2000s. This card shows a comical moose playing the bame of cricket with a cricket (of course) on the hearth of a fireplace, with a Christmas tree, roaring fire, wreath, stocking and (of course) a wicket in the background. A play on words of course with the Dickens title A CRICKET ON THE HEARTH. "Merry Chrismoose, Tom Schlientz" is at the top. A great opportunity to own an original Draper Hill cartoon, and a great memory of own late store manager, Tom Schlientz, a fixture in the Detroit book scene for more than 50 years, and one of the founders of the Book Club of Detroit.


Book Id: 98-7145

Price: $100.00

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