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    James Meese - Original Magazine Story Illustration (1956).
    Originally published in Swank May, 1956, as a two-page illustration for The Laughing Strangler of East Point by W. L. Heath. Caption: "They would have gotten to this murdering ghoul sooner, but a coltish young baggage kept upsetting the applecart." Alterations were later made to the lower body position of the sprawled man, and the art was published again in Blue Book August, 1961 for A Gift from Dottie Ryan.
    Mixed media on masonite, image size approximately 20.5 x 27. Not signed.
    A complete issue of the Swank May, 1956 magazine is included.

    keywords: illustrator, men's magazines, mystery, crime, homicide, action, adventure

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