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    Raeburn Van Buren Abbie an' Slats Sunday Comic Strip Original Art dated 3-3-68 (United Feature Syndicate, 1968). The delightful Abbie an' Slats was a creation of Li'l Abner's Al Capp, drawn from 1937 onward by master illustrator Van Buren and written (since 1945) by Capp's brother, Elliot Caplin. This socially aware episode deals with the problem of anorexia nervosa as a chronically underweight beauty finds herself drafted to become a high-fashion model. A sudden romantic attraction to her assigned photographer lends a further element of hope. Van Buren's exquisite artwork captures the situation with poignancy and humor. Pen-and-brush inking over graphite on Bristol board. Image area, 22.5" x 15". Aside from a glue-stained logotype stat, the art is in Excellent condition.


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