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    Austin Briggs - Fantasy Illustration Original Art (King Features Syndicate, c. 1930s). A splendid pen-and-ink, radiating exotic menace, from Briggs' pre-Flash Gordon period -- when the artist often paid stylistic homage to Fu Manchu illustrator Joseph Clement Coll. The varied line-weight creates a lithe, muscular composition, with complementary brushwork on backgrounds and white highlighting. The King Features engraving stamp (reverse) suggests an illustration for a serialized prose story. Briggs' signed inscription denotes a gift to fellow cartoonist Mo Leff, who spent much of the Depression Era as an assistant on Al Capp's Li'l Abner.
    Ink over graphite on Bristol board. Image area, 11" x 12.5". Excellent condition.

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    December, 2016
    26th Monday
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