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    V. T. Hamlin Alley Oop Daily Comic Strip Original Art dated 10-19-38 (NEA Service Inc., 1938). Collectors of pre-1939 Alley Oop originals usually insist on an example featuring a dinosaur. This one features cavemen Alley Oop and Foozy, the comely Ooola -- and a dinosaur in the last panel. The date falls approximately a year before Hamlin's wife, Dorothy (the model for Ooola), persuaded him to add a time-traveling plot to augment Oop's prehistoric setting -- a revolutionary development for comic strips as a class. Hamlin's stylized and beautifully detailed artwork radiates kinetic energy, and the expression on the dinosaur's face is hilarious. Ink over graphite on Bristol board. Image area, approximately 20.5" x 5". Very Good condition, with edge toning and a discolored copyright bug.


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