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    The Fantastic Funnies Production Cel (Bill Melendez, 1980). This was a CBS TV special about the history of comic strip characters, hosted by Loni Anderson. It featured interviews with Charles Schulz, Dick Browne, Hank Ketcham, and Johnny Hart among others. It is also notable as the very first time Garfield appeared as an animated character. This is a rare three level hand-inked, hand-painted production cel of all 23 newspaper comic strip characters showcased in this show. A great piece of comic strip history that was produced by Bill Melendez and Lee Mendelson through Bill Melendez Studio. There is some minor handling; condition is Very good.

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