Jim Raymond (as Chic Young) Blondie Daily Comic Strip Original Art dated 6-10-67 (King Features Syndicate, 1967). Dagwood Bumstead ponders growing a beard, only to field an inarguable objection from Blondie Bumstead. Raymond (kid brother of Flash Gordon's Alex Raymond) had long since assumed the artistic lead, owing to the failed eyesight of creator Young -- whose name remained predominant. It is Raymond's technique that defines the still-familiar Blondie style. Ink and Zipatone shading over graphite on Bristol board. Image area, 17.5" x 5". Light paper toning and adhesive staining, with a vertical fold at midpoint. Very Good condition.