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Hal Foster finally gets respect in Windy City

Despite living in the Chicago area for nearly two decades, Hal Foster’s work, Prince Valiant was never published in the area newspapers, nor any of his art work been displayed in area museums. But one 78 year-old fan has worked to create an exhibit of 50 enlarged and restored reprints that will open Monday at the Skokie Public Library that will run through the summer.

Community Comments

#1 Gary Goldstein
June/1/2007
@ 9:49 am

I’m sure I won’t be the only one to catch that ‘Forester’ should be ‘Foster.’ Typos happen. You do an excellent job on your site!

#2 Alan Gardner
June/1/2007
@ 9:53 am

Thanks for that catch, Gary. Blogging at 5 a.m. does have it’s draw backs. :)

#3 Dennis C. Ryan
December/8/2008
@ 2:07 pm

Mr. Gardner is wrong when he says PRINCE VALIANT wasn’t published in Chicago-area newspapers. It was a regular Sunday feature in the old CHICAGO AMERICAN newspaper, one of the Hearst chain. It was always a favorite of mine, and I was sorry to see it disappear when the AMERICAN became the inferior and short-lived “CHOCAGO TODAY.”
When I visited Milwaukee a few years ago I was pleased to see it appear in one of the papers in that city.

#4 Dennis C. Ryan
December/8/2008
@ 2:08 pm

Mr. Gardner is wrong when he says PRINCE VALIANT wasn’t published in Chicago-area newspapers. It was a regular Sunday feature in the old CHICAGO AMERICAN newspaper, one of the Hearst chain. It was always a favorite of mine, and I was sorry to see it disappear when the AMERICAN became the inferior and short-lived “CHICAGO TODAY.”
When I visited Milwaukee a few years ago I was pleased to see it appear in one of the papers in that city.

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