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COMIC STRIP DEBUTED ON THIS DAY IN 1937

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Prince Valiant in the Days of King Arthur
, or simply Prince Valiant, is a long-
running comic strip created by Hal Foster in 1937. It is an epic adventure
that has told a continuous story during its entire history, and the full stretch
of that story now totals more than 4000 Sunday strips. Currently, the strip
appears weekly in more than 300 newspapers in the U.S., according to its 
distributor, King Features Syndicate.

The full-page strip continued until 1971 when strip #1788 was not offered in
full-page format—it was the last strip Foster drew. The strip continues today
by other artists in a half page format.

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Harold (“Hal”) Rudolf Foster
(August 16, 1892 – July 25, 1982)

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LOOK MAGAZINE AD FROM DECEMBER 1955

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SKETCH DRAWS BIG BUCKS AT AUCTION


A never-before-seen sketch by Italian master Leonardo da Vinci.
The drawing, above, depicts Saint Sebastian.

(FOXNEWS) – A rare drawing by Leonardo da Vinci, valued at almost $16
million, has been discovered by a French auction house.

Paris-based auction house Tajan announced the discovery of “The Martyred
Saint Sebastian” drawing Monday. This is the first work by da Vinci to be
discovered in over 15 years, according to Tajan, which has valued the
drawing at $15.8 million.

The New York Times reports the sketch is one of 14 unframed drawings
brought into the auction house in March by a retired doctor. The drawings
had been collected by the man’s father.

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Leonardo di ser Piero da Vinci (April 15, 1452 – May 2, 1519)

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PAINTING SELLS FOR A ‘STACK’ OF MONEY!

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NEW YORK (AP) –  A 1891 painting from Claude Monet’s acclaimed "Grainstack"
series fetched $81.4 million at Christie’s New York auction of impressionist and
modern art.

Wednesday evening’s sale set a new auction record for the artist. The previous 
auction record for a Monet was $80.4 million set in 2008.

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Oscar-Claude Monet   
(November 14, 1840 – December 5, 1926)

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HIGHLIGHTS OF PAST NEWS STORIES

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