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    Chester Gould Dick Tracy Daily Comic Strip Original Art dated 8-9-45 (News Syndicate Co., Inc., 1945). One of Gould's more valuable qualities was his attunement to pop-cultural phenomena: Here, the master cartoonist remarks on a habit among 1940s hot-rod jitterbugs of decorating their jalopies with outrageous slogans. This rickety automobile sports such sayings as, "Don't laff, lady, your daughter may be in this car," along with a reference to network radio's Fibber McGee & Molly. The bits serve to leaven a grim episode in which fugitive murderer Breathless Mahoney hitches a ride. Also featured are a then-villainous B.O. Plenty, along with Detective Tracy, his ownself. Signed at Panel 3. Ink over graphite on Bristol board. Image area, 20" x 6". Moderate toning, more pronounced at edges. Very Good condition. From the Ray Edw Collection.

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