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    Robert Crumb American Splendor #4 Complete 6-Page Story Original Art (Harvey Pekar, 1979). In "How I Quit Collecting Records and Put Out a Comic Book With the Money I Saved," we get a nice chunk of Harvey Pekar's life story, one that many collectors can relate to. Harvey was an obsessive collector of Jazz records, beginning when he was sixteen. With this story, beautifully illustrated by his longtime friend Robert Crumb, we see how his expensive obsession grew out of hand ("I had to think twice about buying a hamburger or going to a movie"), and the incident that brought it all to a head -- an attempt to steal albums from a radio station that went wrong. This story "brilliantly shows the versatility of Crumb's work," notes Graham Nash, who has owned these pages for years. It's truly one of the very best Crumb/Pekar collaborations, a classic story of its kind. The art is in ink on sheets from a pad of spiral-bound Bristol board, with an average image area of 8" x 12". Minor handling wear in the outer borders; overall Excellent condition. From the Graham Nash Collection.

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