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    Robert Crumb - Mr. Natural #1 Complete 3-Page Story "The Origins of Mr. Natural" Original Art (Apex Novelties/Don Donahue, 1970). One of R. Crumb's most famous characters gets the "faux" origin treatment, in three funny pages of illustrated text. Actually, the "text" is all Crumb's intricate hand lettering, and the "photos" are of course all hand-drawn art, done in Crumb's most classic "big nose" style. The story of Mr. Natural is recounted in dead-earnest prose, tracing the wisecracking guru from his early days as a drug store errand runner to patent medicine pusher, vaudeville magician, band leader, bum, and finally, mystic advisor and truth seeker. This fantastic three-pager originally appeared in the first Mr. Natural solo book. The art is ink (drawn with mechanical pens) on thin bristol measuring approximately 11" x 14". The pages have light soiling along the edges and a few tiny stains, some minor white-out text corrections (on page two), and all three have page numbers written in pen by another hand in the upper right corners, but overall, the art is in Excellent condition. If you missed out on our earlier sale of the front cover to this important Underground, be sure to get your bids in on this incredible lot.

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    Auction Dates
    May, 2008
    22nd-23rd Thursday-Friday
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