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    Robert Crumb - XYZ Comics Complete Half-page Story "Forky O'Donnell" (Kitchen Sink, 1972). Of all the many Crumb characters that paraded through the pages of Underground Comix, few are as disturbing as Forky McDonnell. Despite the credit as "That Cute Freckle-Faced Kid", this guy is a real lunatic, a Andy Hardy gone horribly wrong. And watch out for that fork -- yow! In this typically crazy half-pager, our "hero" tries his hand at telling sweet Happy Face a "joke," only to whip out that deadly fork in the last panel. Talk about an "injury to eye" panel -- whoo boy! Oh well... as Crumb himself has said, "It's only lines on paper, folks!" And what lines -- this is a story from Crumb's busiest, most productive period, and it really is a treat to see. The image area, drawn in Crumb's usual mechanical pen style, measures 8" x 6", on a 11" x 7" piece of bristol board. There is a small, light brown stain in the last panel; otherwise, the page in in Excellent condition. Don't let this "fat chance" to own some prime Crumb slip by without a bid!

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