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    Al Jaffee Tall Tales Sunday Comic Strip Original Art dated 5-29-60 (Publishers Newspaper Syndicate, 1960). Jaffee held forth in the newspaper comics even as he was establishing himself as a favorite at MAD. He launched Tall Tales as a newspaper feature in 1957. The Tall aspect was implicit in the weekday gags (one narrow vertical panel), while the horizontal Sunday layout required a succession of verticals -- as seen in this sequence of mysterious disappearances. Jaffee also challenged himself to avoid dialogue, with even the punchline delivered in visual terms. Ink over blue pencil. Image area, 20.75" x 14". Light adhesive staining on logotype. Excellent condition.


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