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    Roy Crane Buz Sawyer Daily Comic Strip Original Art dated 6-9-44 (King Features Syndicate, 1944). Crane had launched Wash Tubbs in 1924 as a humorous romantic feature, then beefed it up with exotic adventure and the introduction (in 1929) of Captain Easy, a man of action based upon a college-athlete chum. That heroic presence carried over into the title role of Buz Sawyer, which Crane introduced in 1943: "I made Buz a Navy pilot [as a] contribution to the war effort," as Crane told his biographers, Michael H. Price and George E. Turner, in 1969. This early installment finds Crane in thorough command of the difficult Duo-Tone chemical-shading process as he develops the personalities of his leading players. A lettering correction at far right (Buz Sawyer's dialogue) ironically contains a typographical error. Ink over graphite on Duo-Tone page-stock. Dimensions, 17.5" x 5.5", glass-framed to 20" x 8.5". The condition of the art is Excellent, with slight yellowing on the edges.

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