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    Robert Crumb Despair #1 Complete 1-Page Story "Morbid Sense of Humor" Original Art (Print Mint Inc, 1969). The inside front cover for this one-shot features a rather gruesome self-portrait of R. Crumb as a sadist. Crumb often presented himself in an exaggerated and uncomplimentary light for self-deprecating comedic effect. This hard poke-in-the-eye piece has been reprinted several times, including in Carload o' Comics, The Complete Crumb Comics #6, and The R. Crumb Handbook, making it a rather well-known piece. Crafted in ink on Bristol board with an image area of 8" x 12". The board is very slightly toned, and there is a very minor scratch that runs almost imperceptibly from the second panel into the third. Overall in Excellent condition.

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    February, 2018
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