Three Signed Works by American Comic Artists, Lantz, Ketcham, & Gould

A group of three signed works by American comic artists Walter Lantz (1899-1994), Hank Ketcham (1920-2001), and Chester Gould (1900-1985). Items included are a comic book, a photograph, a print, and are as follows:

Walter Lantz Signed Woody Woodpecker Issue #163. 36pp, measuring 6.5" x 10", Walter Lantz Productions, Inc., 1977. Signed on the lower front cover in black felt tip pen, "Walter Lantz." Stories include: "Undercover Crisis", "School Daze", and "The Lost West".

Hank Ketcham Twice Signed Photograph. Measuring 8" x 10", no place, November 14, 1994. A black and white photograph of Ketcham standing at an easel, inscribed "For good ol' David! Hank Ketcham 11-14-94." On verso, Ketcham has captioned the photograph, "'Homage to Matisse' (The new me!) HK."

Chester Gould Signed Dick Tracy Print. 1p, measuring 7.75" x 10", no place, undated. A print of Dick Tracy and his son, Junior Tracy, with the text "Man & Boy - Well Here We Are! Dick Tracy and Junior." Signed "Chester Gould" and inscribed "To Stan Schmidt our best wishes."

All three signed items have light wear to the edges and corners. Boldly signed by all.

This item comes with a Certificate from John Reznikoff, a premier authenticator for both major 3rd party authentication services, PSA and JSA (James Spence Authentications), as well as numerous auction houses.


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