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1970s-1980s Veterans Administration Themed Original Cartoon Panels (17) & Signed Correspondence (11)

Lot Number 1025

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Amusing as they are, the "Funny Papers" are serious business. Here we have a collection from the files of the Veterans Administration, with well-intended artwork contributions to the cause, and also some signed correspondence. Dating from the 1970s-1980s, this collection demonstrates the thoughtfulness of those who made their living by creating newspaper comic strips, with cartoons created for VA promotion/advertising. All are well known artists, and the familiar characters were widely followed across the land. Generally, both the letters and art panels are in crisp condition, with light to moderate wear. The art panels range from 8-1/2 x 11", down to 7x6, and the signatures average ("8-9") strength. No authentication due to time/cost constraints.

Featured are:

(11) Artist signed letters:
(2) Hank Ketchum, who drew Dennis the Menace;
(2) Gill Fox, who was best known as a political cartoonist, but also did comic book work;
(2) Dave Graue (one with original envelope), who drew Alley Oop;
Jack Elrod, who drew Mark Trail;
George Sixta, who drew Rivets;

Alfred Andriola, who drew Kerry Drake;
Tom Batiuk, who drew Funky Winkerbean;
Mike Senich, who drew several characters for King Features;



(17) Cartoon panels:
Blondie by Young & Raymond;
Dondi by Irwin Hasen;
(2) Queenie by Phil Interlandi;
(2) Tiger by Bud Blake; 
(2) Dennis the Menace by Hank Ketchum; 
Sporteaser by Eddie Germano; 
Henry by John Liney; 
Them Vikings by Howard Rands;
The Wizard of Id by Brant Parker;
Broom Hilda by Russell Myers;
Ask Shagg by Peter Guren;
Beetle Bailey by Mort Walker; 
Zoonies by Craig Leggett;
Risque panel by Ray Van Buren. 

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