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Gus Edson original self-caricature, 'The Gumps' artwork & more from

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70. Gus Edson original self-caricature, "The Gumps" artwork and more from the collection of Martin Landau. (ca. 1946) Vintage original (3) artworks by Gus Edson who wrote and drew "The Gumps" for 24 years for the Chicago Tribune-New York News Syndicate. His assistant on The Gumps in the early 1950s was actor Martin Landau. Art includes (1) 9 x 11.5 in. inked and colored panel of "Andy Gump" reading a paper, wearing earmuffs as "Sam Gump" plays a violin, (1) page of 3-hand drawn studies including 1-signed self portrait by Edson assistant Sammy Hayle, 1-signed study of Edson by Martin Landau and 1-self portrait signed by Edson and (1) 6.5 x 6.6 in. cocktail napkin with pencil sketches of Gump characters signed by Gus Edson. All exhibit wear, handling, some pinholes and age. In vintage very good condition. $400 - $600
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