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    Walter Lantz Studio Oswald the Rabbit Prototype Daily Comic Strip Original Art (Walter Lantz Studio, c. 1936). Here is a rare unpublished daily for a proposed Oswald the Rabbit syndicated newspaper comic strip. It is beautifully rendered and a real mystery to us why this concept wasn't immediately snapped up! The strip is signed "Walt Lantz," and while Mr. Lantz himself may have had a hand in producing it, our research leads us to believe that another staff artist was involved. By 1936, Walter Lantz, much like Walt Disney, had given up spending time at the drawing board in order to concentrate on running the business end of his studio. This strip has an image area of 26" x 6", and it's in Excellent condition. From the Robert Forbes Collection.

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