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    Doug Marlette The Olde Kennedy Magic Editorial Comic Strip Original Art (Charlotte, N.C. Observer/King Features Syndicate, 1980). Kid brother Edward Kennedy never developed the charismatic appeal of President John F. and Senator Robert -- but not for want of trying. Marlette pictures the lesser scion as a mythological Frog Prince, appealing to Merlin the Magician to invoke a transformational spell. Marlette's allusion to the imaginary "Camelot" imagery of the J.F.K White House is a crowning touch for readers with long memories and a sense of historical perspective. Felt-marker inks over graphite and blue pencil on Bristol board. Image area, 15" x 10". Blue-pencil residue shows elements that the artist had drawn but then had chosen not to show -- the blue lines were invisible to the old-fashioned engraving camera. Certain lines (in water-soluble marker ink) have faded to a reddish-tan tint. Withal in Excellent condition.

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