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    Harvey Artist All-New Comics #9 Splash Page Original Art (Harvey Comics, 1944). An extreme close-up of a murder scene is enhanced by the framing device of a skeleton holding a camera. One of the earlier precursors of the crime-and-horror comics boom of the later 1940s and early '50s. The title ("Look at the Death Birdie!") refers to a practice among photographers of directing a subject's attention to a toy bird in order to establish eye-contact with the camera. The unsigned artist completes the composition with a lower tier of three energetic panels. Ink over graphite on Bristol board. Image area, 13" x 18". Conspicuous age-toning, especially at the edges, along with marginal scribbling (signs of the artist testing a pen-point for ink saturation). The logotype contains adhesive staining and a torn area at right. Good condition.

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    Auction Dates
    January, 2019
    20th Sunday
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