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    Zack Mosley Smilin' Jack Comic Strip Original Art dated 7-25-42 (News Syndicate Co., Inc, 1942). Mosley, known among his pals as "Smilin' Zack," became the near-namesake of his own comics character late in 1933, after editor Joseph M. Patterson scrapped Mosley's original title, On the Wing, in favor of Smilin' Jack. Smilin' Jack Martin doesn't do any smiling in this grim episode, what with its Death Row setting and an imminent doom for a former sweetheart. Mosley ranks with Dick Tracy's Chester Gould as one of the comics' great Expressionistic stylists. Signed in third panel. Ink over graphite on Bristol board. Image area, 20" x 6". Pronounced adhesive staining and handling wear. Very Good condition.

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