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    Michael H. Price as Ernie Bushwhacker Nancy Comic-Strip Audition Original Art (Cremo Studios, 1995). Price was among a few candidates invited to audition for United Features' Nancy after Jerry Scott had left to develop such features as Baby Blues and Zits. Price proposed a nod to original creator Ernie Bushmiller's style, with something of an Underground Comix attitude. "Too edgy," said the Syndicate Suits, whereupon Price made his subsequent samples ever edgier. The signature, "Ernie Bushwhacker," is a riff on Bushmiller's name. Signed at upper margin. Accompanied by reproductions of additional samples. (Also auditioning were Underground Comix pioneer Gary Hallgren and neo-Underground gagman Ivan Brunetti. The assignment eventually went to Guy and Brad Gilchrist.) Ink and white-paint highlights over blue pencil on REGCO LGL-brand Bristol board. Image area, 16" x 5.25". Faint toning. One patched-in lettering correction at right. Excellent condition.

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