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    Bill Ward - "3 Torchys Are Better Than 1" Original Painting (Undated). This painting features three Bill Ward renderings of his star creation, Torchy, in a single painting. Torchy is shown from every angle! To accomplish this, Ward came up with a two-way full length mirror. In the comic books of the 1940s, Torchy kept her clothes on; her assets were left up to the imagination of the reader. Here she is revealed, 1943 style, in all her gravity-defying glory. This painting has been in a private collection, largely unseen by the public. The late Bill Ward created Torchy for World War II comic books; her exploits were well read by U. S. Servicemen. They knew her as the "Blond Bombshell," and the comic book covers described her as "the Girl to Keep Your Eye On!" Bill Ward also drew cartoons for men's magazines. He remains very popular with collectors today; "Torchy is sizzling hot" is a quote from Overstreet's Comic Book Price Guide. Prices on Torchy comic books have soared. This "3 Torchys are Better Than 1" painting measures 18" x 15", and is in Excellent condition. It has all the detail and personality that have made Ward respected, and Torchy adored.

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    June, 2004
    11th-12th Friday-Saturday
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