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Hal Foster Prince Valiant Sunday 22.01.1939 by Hal Foster - Comic Strip

Hal Foster Prince Valiant Sunday 22.01.1939

Comic Strip
Created in ink with red ink key lines over graphite on Bristol board
53.5 x 66 cm (21.06 x 25.98 in.)


Signed in the last panel


This is sunday number 102 from January 22nd 1939 and is rightfully called "The battle"...if you look closely you can see why...
The top tier is missing but that does not make it any less special to me...I just love the glorious fighting action and it even has Val (although you can only see him from behind) in the third panel.

Created in ink with red ink key lines over graphite on Bristol board, this section of the Sunday measures 26" x 21". It is missing a paste-up on the bottom left, and the "Save This Stamp" Whip Mace on the bottom right is an original art paste-up. There is glue residue in both of these places. The top right has some light staining. Overall the page is in very good condition. From A Collection of Great Cartoonists and Illustrators.

Just in case someone owned the top tier...I might be interested... :-)

About Hal Foster

Before Hal Foster started his illustration and comics career, he held several jobs in Nova Scotia, from newspaper boy, woodchuck and hunting guide, to a stint as a gold prospector. In 1921, he finally chose to explore the fine arts, and cycled 1,000 miles from Manitoba to Chicago to study at the Chicago Art Institute, and later, at the Chicago Academy of Fine Arts. Working as a successful illustrator, Foster was asked in 1928 to make 300 illustrations for the 'Tarzan' comics. Although Harold Foster hated the Tarzan character, he nevertheless agreed to do a Sunday page of 'Tarzan' when the 300 illustrations he made were enthusiastically approved. Then the legendary newspaper tycoon William Randolph Hearst laid his eyes on Hal Foster's 'Tarzan'. Hearst went to great lengths to get Foster to do a comic for him. As a response, Foster sent his idea for a comic named 'Derek, Son of Thane', which later became 'Prince Valiant'. Upon receiving Foster's proposal, Hearst was so impressed that he promised Foster the ownership of 'Prince Valiant' if he would start the series, a very rare offer in those days. In 1937, the first Sunday page of Prince Valiant appeared and met with immediate success. Foster's work has influenced a great many other artists, and was even copied by some of them. Text (c) Lambiek

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RA This is what we call an action page and what a amazing way to draw movement....
Jun 27, 2019, 4:21 PM
Simpleton I don't have the top tier, but if I see it pop up somewhere, I'll let you know... Nevertheless, it's grand as it is!
Apr 8, 2018, 10:20 PM
jc99 Un Graal... Superbe !
Feb 28, 2018, 3:47 PM
Hunley Wow! Beautiful... what a wonderful scene.
Jan 12, 2018, 11:30 PM
salvignol je tuerai père et mère pour celle la !
Dec 29, 2017, 1:22 PM
Alda Une immense admiration pour ce travail de Foster
Dec 20, 2017, 6:56 PM
macama Très belle planche avec un dessin d’une très très belle qualité ?
Dec 14, 2017, 7:59 PM
Zibbhebu Harold Foster est un dieu !!!
Dec 12, 2017, 4:14 PM
rvp Magnifique. Nice catch !
Dec 11, 2017, 1:26 PM
comixfan Epic!
Dec 11, 2017, 4:24 AM
Matthias Great, great, great! A Valiant page from 1939! Divine, even if a strip is missing. Congratulations from a jealous collector!
Dec 10, 2017, 7:13 PM
Tarkey Superb drawing, each panel looks so great, congrats !
Dec 10, 2017, 3:12 PM
Spirou Impressionnant... Ca, c'est du dessin !
Dec 10, 2017, 3:05 PM