Chic Young (1901 - 1973, America): Original cartoon, ink and white medium on paper, depicting the shapely and undressed Blondie at the medical Doctor's office, captioned, 'Cover Your Eye's Now, Doctor - I'm Coming Out", Initialed C.Y. on face, 8.25"h x 12.5"l. The Blondie cartoon was created by Chic Young and drawn until his passing after which it was taken over by his son. Originally distributed by King Features Syndicate, the strip has been published in newspapers since September 8, 1930. The success of the strip, which features the eponymous blonde and her sandwich-loving husband, led to the long-running Blondie film series (1938–1950) and the popular Blondie radio program (1939–1950). Chic Young drew Blondie until his death in 1973, when creative control passed to his son Dean Young, who continues to write the strip. Young has collaborated with a number of artists on Blondie, including Jim Raymond, Mike Gersher, Stan Drake, Denis Lebrun, and John Marshall. Through these changes, Blondie has remained popular, appearing in more than 2,000 newspapers in 47 countries and has been translated into 35 languages. Since 2006, Blondie has also been available via email through King Features' DailyINK service. Historic information gratefully quoted from Ref. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blondie_(comic_strip). PROVENANCE: From the personal collection of an extraordinary St. Petersburg, Florida gentleman collector and dealer.