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    Robert Crumb Big Ass Comics #2 Complete 1-page Story "The Truth" Original Art (Rip Off Press, 1971). Crumb lays it all on the line in this bitter single-page rant, in which he discovers a "government plot" to kill him with a poisoned bottle of ink. It's a page of prime R. Crumb comic art, starring Crumb's greatest character of all -- himself. The page originally appeared as the inside front cover to a solo Crumb comic, Big Ass Comics #2. The late sixties and early seventies saw Crumb churning out the work that most fans love the best, and while there's little doubt that Crumb's current artwork is far more sophisticated and detailed, this looser-styled comic art which was done quickly is so much fun to look at. "If I didn't draw comics I was a worthless human being. It was tedious labor, so I worked fast to get it over with," Crumb has been quoted as saying.

    This one-pager, drawn with mechanical pens, has an image area of approximately 8" x 12", on a piece of bristol measuring 10.75" x 13.75". The art board has become somewhat lightstruck, and there are some minor stains along the outer borders (outside the image area). Overall condition is Very Good, and the page has been matted and framed to an overall size of 17.5" x 20.75"

    If a single, iconic page of R. Crumb art is on your want list, look no further!


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    November, 2010
    18th-19th Thursday-Friday
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