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    Walt Kelly Walt Disney's Comics and Stories #45 Cover Original Art (Dell, 1944). This incredible cover, starring Donald Duck, Snow White's Doc, and Dopey, has been a fan-favorite for years. This is an unusually sharp and detailed piece for a typical Kelly cover (who began his run of WDC&S covers with #34), but on close inspection, the tell-tale signs of his work are evident in the inking, notably in the furniture shading and window grating.

    Finding such an early piece of Disney cover art, let alone a Walt Kelly masterpiece, is astounding in itself, as Western Printing (Dell) was notorious for destroying artwork after publication.

    The ink, graphite, and blue pencil on bristol artwork has an image area of approximately 14" x 19", and the logo stats are all original. The overall condition of the cover is Very Good, with only a few small stains, light soiling, and a few tiny red ink marks; still, this is a beautiful piece of comic art that would easily be the highlight of just about any Disney or Kelly collection.


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    Auction Dates
    February, 2009
    26th-27th Thursday-Friday
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