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    Drew Friedman Weirdo #6: "Old Bud Abbott" Complete Half-Page Story Original Art (Last Gasp Eco-Funnies, 1982). The great mystery of Friedman is how he manages to cram such intricate, photorealistic detail into such a tiny space as this miniature. The stipple, or pointillist, technique requires immense patience in addition to compositional skill and a sense of knowing precisely when to stop laying on the layers of ink. This watershed piece catches Old Hollywood comedian Abbott in a lonely, embittered mood, fielding a stupid question from an ignorant newspaper reporter. The dialogue also refers to Stan Laurel, Lou Costello, and the Three Stooges' Moe Howard. The composition explicitly foreshadows Friedman's much more recent series of portraits, published under the title Old Jewish Comedians et. Seq. Signed at the left margin. Ink over graphite on Bristol board with an image area of 7.5" x 5". Excellent condition.

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