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    Frank Frazetta Tally-Ho Comics Unpublished Complete 10-Page Story Original Art (Bailly Publishing Co., c. 1944-45). This is likely Frank Frazetta's first complete work in comics! His first published comic work was in the unnumbered sole issue of Tally-Ho Comics. He only furnished minor pencil work, and possibly a touch of inkwork on the story in that issue. But this twice-up scale story is completely by Frazetta, probably an attempt by the young artist, only in his mid-teens at the time, to get a complete story published either in that issue or in a planned-but-unpublished second issue.

    Dr. David Winiewicz, the world's foremost authority on Frazetta, says of the story, "That story is undoubtedly Frazetta. The style of the drawing and the panel compositions reflect very precisely the early sketchbooks he drew for his own amusement. No one could just copy that style unless he had access to all that early art. Frazetta wasn't famous enough during that 1940s period to inspire any copycats. That wonderful confident, singing, moving line of Frazetta would become his trademark later on. And externally, the paper stock looks like the type he used during that period."

    This story stars the same Snowman character as the published issue. The big pages are created in ink and white paint over graphite on Bristol board with an image area of 12" x 18". There is minor handling wear and minor marginal staining. There are also some rough trims on the page edges. Pages 1, 2, 4, and 5 have sketches on the reverse side. In Very Good condition.

    More Information: EDIT: Additional information added, including a quote from Dr. David Winiewicz, renowned expert on Frank Frazetta.

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