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    Gaar Williams How To Keep from Growing Old Daily Single-Panel Comic Strip Original Art dated 2-22-29 (Chicago Tribune Syndicate, 1929). Williams had many rotating titles for his recurring feature -- When Words Fail Yuh, Wotta Life! Wotta Life!, and How To Keep from Growing Old, among others. Seems this kid's method of avoiding advanced age might be to get killed early. Which is what the kid's old man seems intent upon doing. Yes, and perhaps George Washington's example of honesty might not be worth following, after all. Williams is a National Treasure, and his art is not only worth collecting, but also worth reading and re-reading, and luxuriating routinely in its soulful brilliance. Ink over graphite on Bristol board. Image area, 13" square. Moderate to pronounced age-toning, with varied degrees of pencil-smudging and spot-staining. Intact, though, and otherwise in Very Good condition. From the Ray Edw Collection.

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