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    Warren Tufts Casey Ruggles Sunday Comic Strip Original Art dated 10-21-51 (United Feature Syndicate, 1951). A spectacular snowstorm sequence, with a phantom hunter at large, dominates this large-scale installment from one of the best Western-adventure features ever produced. Tufts was on a roll, here -- but only a few years away from abandoning his creation as the result of a disagreement with the syndicate. The strip retained a vibrancy throughout, thanks to the artist's attitude of "Do it right, or don't do it." (By 1954, without Tufts in charge, the popular appeal faded, and Casey Ruggles ended shortly thereafter.) Fine brush-and-pen work; the red-inked areas represent guidelines for the engraving department to add special visual effects. Ink over graphite on Bristol board with an image area of 23" x 15". Three tiers are joined on reverse by production tape, which has become brittle with age. Slight to moderate toning and adhesive staining. Very Good condition.

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    October, 2018
    7th Sunday
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