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Hal Foster

Hal Foster

Art

Nationality: Canadian-American

Birth Place: Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

Biography:
Hal Foster (Canadian-American, 1892-1982): is regarded as the father of illustrational action-adventure cartooning. Originally trained as an illustrator, Foster broke into the comic strip field on January 7, 1929 with his landmark work on the Tarzan feature. In 1936, Foster created his own epic feature, Prince Valiant, and wrote and drew the saga until the May 16, 1971 Sunday. All told, Foster drew an estimated 1,764 Prince Valiant episodes, each a magnificent example of comic strip art. After handing over the finished art chores to John Cullen Murphy, Foster still continued to write, create layouts, and color the strip for nine more years. On February 10, 1980, the last Prince Valiant strip written by Foster saw print, and it was an end of an era. Foster's work has inspired countless cartoonists including Jack Kirby, Lou Fine, Frank Frazetta, Al Williamson, Joe Kubert, Russ Manning, and many others

 

Hal Foster Original Art Values Sold at Auction

Item Realized
Hal Foster Prince Valiant Sunday Comic Strip #112 Original Art dated 4-2-39 (King Features Syndicate, 1939
Hal Foster Prince Valiant Sunday Comic Strip #112 Original Art dated 4-2-39 (King Features Syndicate, 1939...
Lot 92029
Auction 7066
Saturday, November 17, 2012
$65,725.00
Hal Foster Prince Valiant Sunday Comic Strip #523 Original Art dated 2-16-47 (King Features Syndicate, 1947)
Hal Foster Prince Valiant Sunday Comic Strip #523 Original Art dated 2-16-47 (King Features Syndicate, 1947)....
Lot 92010
Auction 7136
Saturday, May 30, 2015
$54,970.00
Hal Foster Prince Valiant #4 Sunday Comic Strip Original Art dated 3-6-37 (King Features Syndicate, 1937).... (Total: 2...
Hal Foster Prince Valiant #4 Sunday Comic Strip Original Art dated 3-6-37 (King Features Syndicate, 1937).... (Total: 2 Original Art)
Lot 91077
Auction 7169
Saturday, November 18, 2017
$47,800.00
Hal Foster Prince Valiant Grande case d'une "Sunday Page" (King Features Syndicate, vers 1930-1940)
Hal Foster Prince Valiant Grande case d'une "Sunday Page" (King Features Syndicate, vers 1930-1940)....
Lot 71062
Auction 7188
Saturday, June 2, 2018
$4,000.00
Hal Foster Prince Valiant #1075 Sunday Comic Strip Original Art dated 9-15-57 (King Features Syndicate, 1957).... (Total...
Hal Foster Prince Valiant #1075 Sunday Comic Strip Original Art dated 9-15-57 (King Features Syndicate, 1957).... (Total: 2 Original Art)
Lot 93098
Auction 7187
Saturday, May 12, 2018
$8,365.00

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ItemCurrent Bid or Price
Hal Foster Tarzan Sunday Comic Strip Original Art dated 10-6-32 (King Features Syndicate, 1932)
Hal Foster Tarzan Sunday Comic Strip Original Art dated 10-6-32 (King Features Syndicate, 1932)....
Lot 92064
Auction 7189
Friday, August 3, 2018
$15,000.00
Hal Foster Prince Valiant #1337 Sunday Comic Strip Original Art dated 9-23-62 (King Features Syndicate, 1962)
Hal Foster Prince Valiant #1337 Sunday Comic Strip Original Art dated 9-23-62 (King Features Syndicate, 1962)....
Lot 92065
Auction 7189
Friday, August 3, 2018
$5,000.00
Hal Foster Prince Valiant #1492 Sunday Comic Strip Original Art dated 9-12-65 (King Features Syndicate, 1965)
Hal Foster Prince Valiant #1492 Sunday Comic Strip Original Art dated 9-12-65 (King Features Syndicate, 1965)....
Lot 92066
Auction 7189
Friday, August 3, 2018
$1,200.00

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