DescriptionLeslie Cabarga Comix Book #4 Cover Original Art (Kitchen Sink, 1976). Stan Lee's experiment with publishing slightly watered-down work by Underground Comix artists in a newsstand magazine was not a huge success, and after three issues, Marvel (or more properly, Magazine Management Co./Curtis Magazines) pulled the plug. Editor Denis Kitchen had, however, assembled two more issues, and these were eventually published by his own Kitchen Sink Press. Here is the original cover art to issue #4, with a great 1930s animated cartoon-style design by Leslie Cabarga. Mr. Cabarga (who prefers to go by his full name of Zavier Leslie Cabarga these days) is best known as an illustrator and author, as well as one of the foremost experts on the 1930s Fleischer Studios (original home to Betty Boop and Popeye animated cartoons), and he was the youngest comic contributor to the famed East Village Other.
This piece is in mixed media, primarily ink and watercolor/color inks with airbrush) on board; the "Comix Book" masthead logo appears to be a hand-colored stat. The image size is approximately 15" x 19", and the art is matted and framed with glass for an overall size of 20.75" x 25". The frame displays some wear, and the art remains in Excellent condition. The art is featured in the museum catalog book, Underground Classics: The Transformation of Comics Into Comix, by Mr. Kitchen and James Danky. From the Eric Sack Collection.
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