Bill Ward - Original Torchy Illustration (undated). Bill Ward has always been known for drawing the biggest, bustiest, most bodacious babes to strut across a comic book or cartoon panel. This piece is a watercolor of one of his most famous creations, Torchy. Bill Ward remembers, "I think it was around 1946 that Busy Arnold, Quality's publisher asked me if I could do another story for Modern Comics and did I have any ideas? I mentioned the fact that I had drawn a strip about a daffy blonde in the Army called 'Torchy.' He went for the idea, and I convinced him to let me ink it. At long last Torchy was in the comics. The strip was very popular, running in both Modern Comics and Doll Man for about 3 years. They were getting so much mail on it that Busy decided to do a Torchy book. I was ecstatic, my creation, that daffy blonde chick, was going to have a book of her own..." Torchy, posing in her two-piece bathing suit, can barely contain herself. Ward's art is popular and hotly collected, so don't let this Torchy pass you by. This piece is signed by the artist in the lower left, and to the right he has added, "Bill Ward Torchy 1946-52". The overall size of the art paper measures 13.75" x 11.5".

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