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    John Cullen Murphy - Original Art for Big Ben Bolt Dailies, Group of 3 (King Features Syndicate, 1957-1958). These three exquisitely rendered daily comic strips by John Cullen Murphy are full of drama and excitement, drawn by a comic strip veteran, whose career has spanned a lifetime. Murphy handles all the details, from the wisp of a fur-coat, to the controls of a small airplane, with equal finesse, proving his mastery of this medium. Whether it's a dark brooding sky or an emotionally charged moment of intense stress, the work is startlingly clear and well-crafted. One strip is dated 7-31-57. The other two strips are sequential, dated 12-31-57 and 1-1-58. The art measures approximately 5.75" x 19" with a 5.25" x 18" image area. There is some yellowing around aged zip-a-tone, and one small strip of type missing from a word balloon in the 1-1-58 strip, but otherwise, these pieces are in excellent condition.

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    Auction Dates
    February, 2004
    6th-7th Friday-Saturday
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