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    Bob Clarke MAD #51 "The MAD Guide to Handwriting Analysis" Original Art Group of 3 (EC Publ., 1959). A choice Clarke job, from a prime period for the top-ranked satirical publication. Writer Frank Jacobs skewers the trendy pseudo-science of handwriting analysis as a determiner of personal character. Clarke responds with a wealth of creepy and grotesque mug-shot character studies, including a juvenile-delinquent variation on MAD's halfwit mascot, Alfred E. Neuman. Greyscale opaque watercolors on illustration board. Accompanying hand-lettered text appears on translucent layers. Image areas, 16" x 13" to 14" x 16". Moderate toning and adhesive staining in margins and gutters. Very Good condition. From the MAD Collection of Annie Gaines Ashton.

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