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    Milton Caniff - Terry and the Pirates Daily Comic Strip Original Art, dated 4-14-37 (Chicago Tribune, 1937). The artistic interchange between Milton Caniff and Noel Sickles is spotlighted in this dramatic daily starring Pat Ryan and Normandie. As cartoonist and comics historian Jerry Robinson has noted in his history, The Comics, "In Terry and the Pirates, all the storytelling techniques of the adventure strip fused and a classic style emerged. Caniff developed and integrated the narrative and its visual expression into a uniform aesthetic balance." Fellow cartoonist Jules Feiffer has also pointed out, "Before Caniff introduced the Dragon Lady to Pat Ryan, before Burma and Raven Sherman and Normandie Drake fell for our hero, there was not a hint of sex to be found in the American newspaper strip. Caniff changed all that." The areas of blue ink wash in this episode were used to indicate to the engraver where to add a mechanical gray tone. The image area of this daily measures 20" x 5.5". There is a glue residue stain in the lower border, outside the art area; otherwise, the art is in Excellent condition.

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