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    Gus Edson The Gumps Sunday Comic Strip Original Art dated 5-11-41 (Chicago Tribune Syndicate, 1941). Edson took charge of this pioneering soap-opera strip upon the death in 1935 of creator Sidney Smith -- and intensified the emphasis on heartache and desperate suspense. This splendid example contains plenty of both qualities, what with a child's persistent illness; her father's awkward absence; and a criminal's flight from justice. Business as usual for the Gump family, with a starring performance from the chronically chinless Uncle Bim Gump. Ink over graphite on Bristol board. The image area is 19.5" x 26.25", matted to 23.5" x 31". Adhesive staining between tiers. Very Good condition.

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