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Milton Caniff, Lee Elias, Ray Bailey, Steve Canyon, Strictly for the smart birds, planche - Comic Strip

Steve Canyon, Strictly for the smart birds, planche

Comic Strip
Steve Canyon, "Strictly for the smart birds"


Planche datant de 1951, tirée du comics "Strictly for the smart birds", essai sans suite d'une série de comics dédiés à Steve Canyon (quelques numéros paraitront entre 1950 et 1951), alors que le personnage paraissait simultanément sous forme de strips quotidiens et de planches dominicales (sundays) dans la presse de tous les Etats-Unis. On y retrouve toute l'ambiance du samedi soir (petite amie, cinéma, comédie musicale, hamburger palace...).

Page 10 of the 16 page promotional comic book.
Matt Tauber assumed, that the art is by Ray Bailey with Milton Caniff doing the Steve Canyon faces, (as with most of the Dell Four Colors). According to John Ellis of the Caniff Estate, the art is attributed to Lee Elias, another of the "Caniff School."

Encre de chine sur papier.
Dimensions : 36x51 cms.


  • Volume 2 (1949-1950)
  • Idw Publishing
  • 07/2012
  • Interior page

See also:   Steve Canyon

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About Milton Caniff

Milton Arthur Paul Caniff is an American comic strip artist best known for his comic strips Terry and the Pirates and Steve Canyon. He is considered a master of black and white. He was the fourth author to be added to the Will Eisner Award Hall of Fame in 1988.