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    Antonio Prohias First Spy vs Spy Submissions to Mad Magazine Original Art (1960). These two landmark Spy vs Spy sequences including one of Black and White continuing their conflict into the afterlife were Antonio Prohias' earliest submissions to Mad magazine. A letter of provenance reports, "Antonio came to the 225 Lafayette office; his teenage daughter Marta spoke for him. We were taken with his Black and White spy characters. (editor Al) Feldstein explained we didn't do 'continuing cartoon characters.' They left graciously, whereupon we held a conclave in Feldstein's office; (Art Director John) Putnam said he really liked the work! Nick (Meglin) and Jerry (DeFuccio) rushed to the street, brought Marta and Antonio back to a stimulated staff. The rest is cartoon history." This historic pieces each have an image area of 15.5" x 10.5", and the art is in Excellent condition. The letter of provenance is included.

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