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    Dan O'Neill Odd Bodkins Daily Comic Strip Original Art Group of 5 (Chronicle, 1969). O'Neill, a forerunner/founder of the controversial Air Pirates Underground Comix collective, became one of the youngest syndicated cartoonists (at the tender age of 21) with the launch of Odd Bodkins in 1964 at the San Francisco Chronicle. This mainstream feature veered increasingly toward the counterculture, as shown in these vivid examples (dated 11-10, 11-11, 11-13, 11-14, and 11-17-69). The tactic reflects O'Neill's strategy to persuade the Chronicle to cede the copyright to him -- by making the gags increasingly weird. It took a while, but he finally succeeded in 1972. Ink over graphite on Bristol board, the image areas average 21" x 5.25". Excellent condition.

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