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A rare full-page Saturday Krazy Kat comic in which Krazy tries to understand why Door Mouse (a minor character from the early strips) is carrying a door. Krazy expounds upon the door as a useless object while Door Mouse uses it as a bridge, a raft, and a table, and to protect them from the elements. Ultimately it is used to block one of Ignatz's bricks from hitting Krazy. Click the image to view it full-size.

Note: When Krazy Kat says "The best thing you can say about it is, when is a door not a door, and the answer is, when it's a jug -- which is all a joke" he is misquoting a popular American joke. The actual answer is "when it's ajar".

Note also that in the lower-left panel (#19) Krazy is actually leaning not against a physical object but rather the edge of the panel.

Artist: George Herriman (1880-1944)
Published in the New York Evening Journal
January 21, 1922

The colour Saturday Krazy Kats were a short-lived experiment from early 1922. They were the only colour Krazy strips before 1935 (Citation: A Katnip Kantata in the Key of K, 1991. Eclipse Books/Turtle Island, ISBN 1560600640). This image scanned from page 31 of the cited volume. Public domain owing to age.


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File history from EN Wiki

  • (cur) 00:32, February 3, 2006 . . Andrew Levine (Talk) . . 840x969 (197,712 bytes) (Better-colored, complete version of the same strip.)
  • (del) (rev) 11:27, December 9, 2005 . . Donihue (Talk) . . 650x361 (109,868 bytes) (Detail of a rare full Sunday page in which Krazy tries to understand why Ignatz is carrying a door. Krazy expounds upon the door as a useless object while Ignatz uses it as a bridge, a raft, a table and to protect them from the elements. Artist: [[George)
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