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    Alex Raymond Secret Agent X-9 Comic Strip Promotional Illustration Original Art (King Features Syndicate, c. 1933). X-9 was an agent so secret that even we, the readers, for years, never knew his true name, country of origin, or even what agency he worked for. Originally written and created by noted mystery author Dashiell Hammett (best known for crime noir novels such as The Maltese Falcon, The Thin Man, and The Glass Key), the strip boasted some of the best art on the comics page. This hard-hitting full color promotional illustration is a real beauty, and one can detect the influence of pulp magazine illustrator Matt Clark on Alex Raymond's drybrush inking technique. This ink and watercolor hard-boiled masterpiece has an image area of 17" x 19.5", and it has been matted and framed to an overall size of 25.5" x 28". The art is in Excellent condition.

    More information about Alex Raymond, also known as Raymond, Alex, Alex Raymond.

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    Auction Dates
    May, 2013
    16th-18th Thursday-Saturday
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