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    Walt Kelly Pogo Daily Comic Strip Original Art dated 6-9-70 (Publishers-Hall Syndicate, Inc., 1970). The 1970s found Kelly in failing health and often pondering mortality in Pogo, his long-running outlet for philosophical hilarity. The present example features Albert the Alligator and two of Kelly's favorite bat-characters as they attempt to place a telephone call to a deceased uncle -- a collect call, at that. At once amusing and bewildering, the strip ends on a sobering punchline, but a typically Kelly-style punchline, all the same. Beautifully drawn, as always, with a priceless expression on Albert's face in the closing panel. Ink over blue pencil on Bristol board. Image area, 20" x 5.5". Lightly toned, with faint marginal notations. Excellent condition.

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