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    Mort Walker Beetle Bailey Paperback Original Cover Art (Tempo Books, 1970s). Walker's long-running humor-in-uniform feature developed even stronger legs when the cartoonist and his syndicate arranged for paperback collections -- back when such low-priced newsstand titles were practically the only way the fans could rediscover their favorite funnies. Reprints, they may have been, but Walker took pains to concoct original cover art. Today, we have cartoon museums and the elegant Library of American Comics anthologies (Beetle Bailey among its titles), with scholarly essays and primary-source artwork. Such books as this one marked the beginnings of comic-strip scholarship and preservation. Ink and watercolors over graphite on Bristol board, with collage elements. Image area, 5.5" x 8.5", framed to 12" x 15". Some adhesive staining and a faded signature, but otherwise in Very Good condition.

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