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    Bob Lubbers Long Sam Sunday Comic Strip Original Art dated 1-29-61 (United Feature Syndicate, 1961). A dizzying first panel shows the glamorous heroine, Long Sam, dangling from a high-wire in a circus tent -- in full clown-suit regalia -- and about to fall into the clutches of two sinister characters. Only in the final panel is Sam's disguise removed. Lubbers and writer Al Capp had based Sam (loosely) on one of Capp's more colorful Li'l Abner characters, Strange Gal, and developed Sam's adventures into one of the finest adventure-romance strips ever to see the light of the funnypapers. Long Sam also generated a popular song, "Lonesome and Disgusted," issued in 1956. By the time of this episode, Capp's brother, Elliot Caplin, had taken charge of the writing. Sheer brilliance, preserved in ink (over graphite) on Bristol board. Image area, 22.5" x 15.25". Light toning. Excellent condition. From the Estate of Bob Lubbers.

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