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    Dwaine Tinsley - Original Cover Art for Hustler Humor, "Butterfly Net" + more (Hustler, 1980-99). The late Dwaine Tinsley spent nearly six years of his life behind bars. He spent the rest of it rattling everyone else's cage. A world class cartoonist, Hustler Humor was the perfect vehicle for Dwaine's demented humor. This group of four Hustler Humor covers consists of "Butterfly Net" (1990), "Lady Jogger and Tree" (1999), "Eyeballs and Shower Scene" (1997), and "Dinosaur" (1980). In 1990, Dwaine was convicted of child molestation in the notorious "Chester Case" and sentenced to six years. He immediately appealed, but was remanded to custody rather than allowed out of bail. Dwaine continued to work while in custody, and chose another signature for artwork that was produced while in custody -- J.Proctor, after a character in the play "The Crucible" who was also unjustly accused of a crime he didn't commit. The "Butterfly Net" cover is one of these, a scarcer cartoon bearing the prison-born "J. Proctor" signature. The "Dinosaur" cover measures 11" x 14", "Lady Jogger and Tree" is 9.75" x 13", and the other two pieces of art are 9" x 12". These pieces of art are well-executed, in excellent condition, and very funny!

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    Auction Dates
    November, 2003
    20th-23rd Thursday-Sunday
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