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    Al Taliaferro - Waldo Tryout Sunday Comic Strip Original Art (circa mid-1930s). Al Taliaferro is best known for his long stint as the artist for the Donald Duck daily and Sunday newspaper comic strips, but did you know he had another character waiting in the wings? Waldo was Taliaferro's "everyman", who, in this trial installment, goes fishing with his cat, Inadore. This concept is presented in three stages; stage one is the original penciled layout, drawn to size (14.5" x 9.75") on vellum. Note one panel has been colored in. Al refined the art in stage two, the finished ink on board art measuring 20.5" x 15". The art is now very similar to Taliaferro's work on Donald Duck, with very little dialog, and animation-style pantomime action -- in fact, he could have easily substituted Donald for Waldo, and submitted this as a Disney strip! Finally, in stage three, Taliaferro has colored a stat of the finished art, reduced to publication size. These rare items came to Bruce Hamilton directly from the Taliaferro estate, and have been professionally matted together and framed to an overall size of 29.75" x 45.25". From the Estate of Bruce Hamilton.

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    May, 2007
    3rd-4th Thursday-Friday
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