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    Guy Colwell Inner City Romance Unpublished Cover Original Art (1980-2008). Guy Colwell's classic Underground series, Inner City Romance, was that rarity among head-shop comix in the early 70s -- a realistic, thought-provoking look at life among everyday people. While it never shied away from the usual themes of sex and drugs, this well-drawn series took a look at drug busts at concerts, life after a prison term, and day-to-day dramas among people of all colors, in the poorer part of town. Many of Colwell's contemporaries were huge fans, including Robert Crumb, who declared Inner City a personal favorite. Colwell had planned to republish Inner City as a trade paperback, and began this cover illustration in 1980. When the book deal fell through, Colwell concentrated on painting. The cover went unfinished for many years, until Guy decided to test the auction waters with some of his comic art. Encouraged by the sales, he then went back and finished this remarkable piece, perhaps his greatest effort to date, especially for Heritage. Basing the cover scene on the first issue's memorable story, "Choices," Colwell presents a tempting tableau for our young, fresh-out-of-the-joint heroes. The art is in mixed media on bristol, with an image area of approximately 10" x 15", and in Excellent condition. Included is a first-printing copy of Inner City Romance #1, from the artist's files.

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    Auction Dates
    August, 2008
    7th-8th Thursday-Friday
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