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    Burne Hogarth - Tarzan Sunday Comic Strip Original Art, dated 5-26-40 (United Feature Syndicate, 1940). It seems hard to believe today, but when the idea of a comic strip based on Edgar Rice Burroughs' famous jungle hero, Tarzan, was first pitched to the newspaper syndicates, no one was interested. It took the involvement of a first class artist, Hal Foster, to sell the strip, which then wasted no time becoming one of the most popular comic strips around. For many, though, the peak period of this strip began in 1937, when a former art teacher named Burne Hogarth began drawing the feature. Hogarth's command of composition and dynamic movement of form was like no other artist working in comics at that time. His art stands out today for its expressionistic vision and symbolic interpretation of nature. This action-packed episode pits the Ape-Man against some fierce gladiators, and includes an encounter with a number of scary-looking "demon fish." This spectacular Sunday has been framed to an overall size of 29" x 36", and the art is in Excellent condition.

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    August, 2007
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