Art Type: Sunday comic strip original artwork. Medium: Pen and ink over pencil/graphite on art board.
Publisher: United Feature Syndicate, Inc. Dimensions: 22.875" wide by 15.625" tall (board dimensions; image slightly smaller). Description: This is the original artwork for the April 25, 1948 Sunday comic strip GORDO by Gus Arriola.
Gordo ran as a daily and Sunday comic strip from 1941 to 1985. It was the first US strip to feature Mexican characters and settings.In this Sunday, Gordo (Perfecto Salazar "Gordo" Lopez) is trying to outdo a rival (and much younger) magician, Coronado, in order to impress the ladies. When sawing Juan Pablo in half fails, he and Gordo decide instead to steal Coronado's bag of tricks in order to learn his magical secrets. While the theft appears to be successful, in reality, Coronado is again one step ahead of them and Gordo receives his just rewards. A cute gag wonderfully rendered by a master of the comic strip art form. The art is in very good to excellent condition.
The strip title ("GORDO") and the image of Coronado in the title panel are original stats pasted on (the stat of Coronado is a reduced size copy of the 9th panel). Tiny creases and tack holes to corners. Blue pencil illustration of a woman in profile on reverse.
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