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    Arnold Roth - Poor Arnold's Almanac Daily Panel Original Art, dated 3-29-89 (Creators Syndicate, 1989). Arnold Roth campaigns for animal rights with a plea to allow wolves to stay up late, although this poor fellow seems to be a bit of an insomniac and probably could use some shut-eye. Famed novelist John Updike has written, "Though Arnold Roth's main ambition was always to be a cartoonist, the jazzman in him can be detected in the lyrical visual swoops and his preference for improvisation with the pen, as opposed to careful preliminary drawings in pencil. He is allergic to editorial interference; it takes away from the jazz. He has worked for Playboy, and for a magazine called Trump that Hefner founded and folded, and for one called Humbug that lasted a year. For a time he lived in England and was a steady contributor to Punch. Nevertheless, he is an American original, irreverent, tireless, manicky, and secretly efficient. He can draw, is what it comes down to, and his work jumps with joy. All cartoonists are geniuses, but Arnold Roth is especially so." The image area of the panel is 5.5" x 7", and the art is in Excellent condition. From the collection of Richard and Wendy Pini. Richard says: "As I grew older, my collecting tastes grew from solely comic book work, to magazine illustration. I'd always enjoyed Arnold Roth's viney style, and since by the time I found this piece we were solidly entrenched producing Elfquest, there was no question that a Roth cartoon featuring wolves just had to be a part of the collection.

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