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    Wallace Smith Joe Blow Daily Single-Panel Comic Strip Original Art (Chicago American, c. 1920s). Smith's masterful joke here is to depict two tough cowhands, bellied up to a soda fountain, complete with a parfait and an ice-cream delicacy. Smith's Joe Blow feature combined comical art with humorous text -- a series dating from around 1918. Smith, a chum of the Chicago journalist-playwright Ben Hecht, drew hands the way MAD's Jack Davis drew feet, rubber-jointed and expressive. A work of extraordinary humor and beauty. Ink over graphite on Bristol board. Image area, 7.5" x 4.5", matted to 12.5" x 9.5". Moderate age-toning, more pronounced at edges. Very Good condition.

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