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    Harold Gray Little Orphan Annie Sunday Comic Strip Original Art dated 3-17-68 (Chicago Tribune Syndicate, 1968). Issued less than two months before creator Gray's death, this harrowing near-disaster sequence finds the master author-cartoonist as thoroughly in command as ever. Annie Warbucks and her dog, Sandy, survive a highway wreck, only to be taken into police custody. (Annie has an ace up her sleeve, of course.) Gray's heirs donated most of his originals to Boston University; pages still in circulation are extraordinary rarities. Ink over graphite on Bristol board. Image area, 25" x 16.75". Each panel is glued to a backing board, with the art extended to fit the slightly larger holding spaces. (The fill-in shading shows a pen-stroke style slightly different from Gray's method of crosshatching -- probably by studio assistant Robert Leffingwell.) There are toning, glue residue, and discoloration, and the panels have loosened. Overall in Very Good condition. From the Ray Edw Collection.

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