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1967 ANDRIOLA KERRY DRAKE SUNDAY ORIGINAL ART!


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1967 ALFRED ANDRIOLA KERRY DRAKE SUNDAY ORIGINAL ART!

Kerry Drake is the title of a comic strip created for Publishers Syndicate by Alfred Andriola as artist and Allen Saunders as uncredited writer. It debuted on Monday, 4 October 1943, replacing Norman Marsh's Dan Dunn, and was syndicated continuously through 1983. According to Saunders, Dan Dunn rivaled Dick Tracy in pioneering themes and techniques of the American detective comic—until 1942 when Marsh had an argument with Publishers Syndicate and "stormed out." The syndicate then had Saunders (as writer and the syndicate's comics editor) and artist Andriola take over the abandoned newspaper strip and subsequently replace it in 1943 with a new detective strip, Kerry Drake.

Offered here is a Sunday example dated 11/12/1967 and features Gamble, Luke and Lefty, 3 criminals. Pen and ink on paper, art measures 15' x21" and is in overall Fine condition.

Bidding is currently open, auction ends Friday, July 13th beginning at 3:00 PM Eastern Standard Time.

Please note we will be exhibiting this along with hundreds of other items at the upcoming San Diego Comic Con, July 12th through the 15th, Booth #s 4302-4306. Come by and see all the great comics and art in this event, live.

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