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    Mort Walker - Original Comic Strip Art for Beetle Bailey Sunday dated 2-7-65 (King Features Syndicate, 1965). Originally a college student named "Spider" in the many cartoons creator Mort Walker drew for a succession of magazines in the 1940s, Beetle Bailey first appeared in a mere 12 papers on September 4, 1950, his name inexplicably changed by King Features. Less than a year later, on March 13, 1951, Beetle left college and joined the crew at Camp Swampy, a decision he would seemingly regret seven days a week for over five decades. One of America's most beloved newspaper strips, Beetle Bailey has found a home in over 1,800 papers all over the world, and continues to delight readers everywhere. The piece offered here is a particularly strong example of this strip, featuring both Beetle and his eternal nemesis, Sgt. Snorkel. In excellent condition, the piece measures approximately 21.25" x 15.5" overall and is signed by Walker in the last panel.

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    Auction Dates
    April, 2004
    2nd-3rd Friday-Saturday
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