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    Hal Foster Prince Valiant Sunday Comic Strip #214 Original Art dated 3-16-41 (King Features Syndicate, 1941). A stunning seafaring panel highlights this early example. We have offered just five earlier full Prince Valiant Sundays in our seventeen years of auctions.
    Foster signed the art and inscribed it "To my friend in Mexico, Ramos [sic] Valdiosera Berman." Ramón Valdiosera Berman, who passed away in 2017, was the founder of a Mexican association of comic book artists, "Artistas Unidos," and decades later founded an art school in Mexico City, the Academia de Arte Secuencial. He sought out Foster in Evanston, IL in the 1940s and befriended his fellow artist. Foster gave his blessing to the idea of a "Prince Valiant as a child" character which became the Mexican comic character Medio Litro.
    The art is rendered in ink over graphite on two pieces of board with a combined image area of 26" x 34". Chunks missing outside the image area. One 4" and one 2" tear in the second-to-last panel. There's a 4.5" tear in the upper right margin going into panel three, and a 1" tear in the gutter between tiers one and two. Typical paper aging and smudging. Multiple pinholes. One small piece of lettering in Panel 3 is missing. The "Angor Wrack" stat at upper right is a recent replacement that does not match the published art (which bore an image of Aleta). Good condition.

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