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    Max Fleischer Studios - Superman "The Bulleteers" Concept Original Art (Paramount, 1942). Three men armed with a high tech bullet car threaten to destroy power plants, firehouses and municipal buildings if their demands are not met. When the mayor refuses to succumb to the extortion, it's up to the Man of Steel to save the day! From the Fleischer "Superman" series, one of the most elaborate and sophisticated fantasy cartoon series ever produced by any studio, comes this preliminary concept piece from the episode "The Bulleteers" which was released on March 27, 1942. Production art from these landmark cartoons rarely surfaces, making this dynamic layout of the Bulleteers in their rocket about to destroy a power plant especially desirable. This tremendous rendering on textured board, drawn in lush grey tones in pencil and watercolor wash will "blow" you away! The art measures approximately 10" x 21" and is constructed of two pieces of paper that have been glued together. There are three crease lines across the piece, and some miscellaneous surface marring, but otherwise the work is in Good condition. From the collection of Richard and Wendy Pini. Richard says: "This incredibly detailed pencil production drawing was the crown jewel of my Fleischer Studios collection. I'd watched the Superman cartoons as I was growing up in the 1950s (always in black and white, as we didn't have a color TV at the time) and was mesmerized by their power. Later, some part of me knew that production artwork for those early cartoons must have existed, but I never dreamed of actually finding and owning a piece of it one day."

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    February, 2005
    9th-10th Wednesday-Thursday
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