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Author:  KindaSkolarly [ Wed Jul 24, 2019 9:02 pm ]
Post subject:  Archy and Mehitabel

I was surprised to come across this picture the other day. I'd forgotten about Archy and Mehitabel:

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Archy’s Dream Realized: A Tribute in Gold
donmarquis.com/archy%e2%80%99s-dream-re ... e-in-gold/

From Wikipedia:

Archy and Mehitabel (styled as archy and mehitabel) are the names of two fictional characters created in 1916, by Don Marquis, a columnist for The Evening Sun newspaper in New York City. Archy, a cockroach, and Mehitabel, an alley cat, appeared in hundreds of humorous verses and short stories in Marquis’ daily column, "The Sun Dial". Their exploits were first collected in the 1927 book archy and mehitabel, which remains in print today, and in two later volumes, archys life of mehitabel (1933) and archy does his part (1935). Many editions are recognized by their iconic illustrations by George Herriman, the creator of Krazy Kat....

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Archy_and_Mehitabel

There's also a Don Marquis website:

http://donmarquis.com/archy-and-mehitabel/

THEY ARE THE MOST UNLIKELY OF FRIENDS: Archy is a cockroach with the soul of a poet, and Mehitabel is an alley cat with a celebrated past — she claims she was Cleopatra in a previous life. Together, cockroach and cat are the foundation of one of the most engaging collections of light poetry to come out of the twentieth century....

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