DescriptionDoug Wildey - Cowboy Illustration Original Art (1971). Doug Wildey, famed creator of "Jonny Quest," was one of the best cartoonists ever to work in the cowboy genre. Among the many Western titles he was celebrated for were The Outlaw Kid, Wyatt Earp, and Rio. This detailed cowboy illustration has an "art bonus" of a finely rendered pencil portrait on the back of the page; the finished illustration may have been slated for Jim Vadeboncoeur Jr.'s The Movie Cowboy portfolio. Comics historian Ken Quattro outlined the circumstances of this portfolio in an interview with Jim Vadeboncoeur Jr. "Back in 1971, I was lucky enough to visit Doug at his home. We sat around in his studio talking about comics and cartoonists and all the while I was distracted by the dozens of beautiful pen, brush and ink drawings that were hanging on the studio walls. Many featured famous Hollywood actors and all of them were Western scenes. During a break in the conversation, I said to Doug, 'You know, you should really publish those. I'm sure they would sell very well!' 'Yeah,' Doug replied, 'everybody always says that, but nobody does anything about it.' So I said I would do it! And I walked out of his house with about two dozen Wildey originals under my arm and proceeded to publish what I ended up calling The Movie Cowboy a few months later." The image area of this superb drawing is 12" x 18", and the art is in Excellent condition. Saddle up and bid, cowboy fans!
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