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    Bill Griffith Young Lust #3 Cover Original Art (Last Gasp, 1972). Young Lust was a parody of mainstream romance comics popular during the late 1950s through the early seventies. The title was created by Underground Comix artists Bill Griffith (creator of Zippy the Pinhead) and Jay Kinney, and sold a ton of copies back in its day. Here's Griffy's cover art to the third issue, touching on a topic no mainstream comic could handle back then, and doing so in a most humorous way. It's all done with tongue planted firmly in cheek, in ink and whiteout with a small amount of Zipatone shading film on Bristol board. Other than the Zipatone, everything is hand-drawn, including the masthead, display lettering, even the little Last Gasp logo over the cover price. The oversized image area measures approximately 11" x 16". One art element (the guy saying "Shirley! You're my wife!!) was drawn on a separate piece of Bristol and pasted in place, and there is considerable use of whiteout; we'll call the condition Very Good for those reasons. This page is featured on page 77 in the book, Underground Classics: The Transformation of Comics Into Comix by James Danky and Denis Kitchen, and was a part of the "Underground Classics" exhibition at the Chazen Museum of Art in 2009. From the Eric Sack Collection.

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