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    Milton Caniff Terry and the Pirates Daily Comic Strip Dragon Lady Original Art dated 9-25-36 (Chicago Tribune, 1936). One of the finest illustrations of the dreaded Dragon Lady we have ever seen is featured in panel two of this strip! Aptly titled "Spitfire spits Fire", this is a great example of Caniff's stunning command of storytelling and layout. Of note is the skull image hidden in the tree in the background. The daily was created in ink over graphite on Bristol board with an image area of 20" x 5.5". The light blue wash was for the printer to know where to apply shading. It gives a wonderful tone to the entire piece. The strip is lightly tanned, with a small stain on the left hand side, just barely into the image area. From A Collection of Great Cartoonists and Illustrators.

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    Auction Dates
    May, 2016
    13th-14th Friday-Saturday
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