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    Hal Foster Tarzan Sunday Comic Strip Original Art dated 8-20-33 (United Feature Syndicate, 1933). Harold R. Foster took over the job of drawing the Tarzan Sunday page from artist Rex Maxon in September, 1931. Edgar Rice Burroughs himself was not happy with Maxon's work on the Sundays, although Maxon continued to draw the daily strips for many years. When Hal Foster got this job, it was during the depths of the great Depression, and work was hard to get. He was working in Chicago at an advertising agency and things were so bad that Foster allowed four other starving artists to help him with the earliest pages, and the $75 per page which Foster was paid was divided equally, $15 per man per week. Even though the job was Foster's and only his name appeared on the Sunday page, he took only an equal share. In his words, these five families "ate ape" during those difficult years. Sometime in 1932, with fan mail coming in, Foster was inspired to put more work into his pages, and gradually took over the pages completely with no assistants. This is a prime example of the young artist at his most energetic. Although his later work would take on a more fluid, sophisticated quality, there is an exuberance here that is extremely appealing. Titled "The Queen's Vengeance," this spectacular Foster masterwork measures approximately 20.5" x 27.5", and has been matted and framed to an overall size of 30" x 36.5". Aside from some light overall paper aging, the art is in Excellent condition. From The Art of the Funnies Collection.

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    November, 2012
    15th-17th Thursday-Saturday
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