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    Alex Raymond - Flash Gordon Sunday Comic Strip Original Art, dated 6-20-37 (King Features Syndicate, 1937). During the inspired period of 1936-38, Alex Raymond brought the quality of heroic romance on Flash Gordon to its all-time high, and his superb drybrush inking on this episode rivals that of "hall of fame" illustrators Matt Clark and John LaGatta. This gorgeous piece has a fascinating provenance. For many years it was in the personal collection of Australian artist and Alex Raymond enthusiast Stanley Pitt, who was greatly inspired by Raymond's Flash Gordon. From 1945-1948 Pitt's own newspaper strip, Silver Starr in the Flameworld, ran in the Sunday Sun. Later, he produced several book cover illustrations and was widely celebrated as a top-tier illustrator of science fiction. Without a doubt, Pitt was one of the finest Australian comic artists working in the classic adventure tradition. This Sunday, a touchstone for Stanley Pitt and countless other cartoonists, has an image area of 20" x 15.75", and the art is in Very Good condition. This magnificent masterwork from the Golden Age of newspaper comics is sure to make a treasured showpiece for any fantasy art collector.

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    August, 2007
    2nd-4th Thursday-Saturday
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