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    Robert Crumb Bookplate/Snatch Sampler Cover Original Art (c. 1974). R. Crumb's comic art has stirred up more than its fair share of controversy over the years, usually for Crumb's unbridled, anything-goes approach to sexual themes, but also for his comic depiction of black characters. While he no longer does this type of material now, he was still pretty headstrong about producing outrageous artwork in the 1970s. When he was approached by the publishers of the comics prozine Promethean Enterprises about doing art for a series of bookplates, he turned in this piece, featuring a wildly stereotyped African native woman and her smaller "po' relashun" male riding along on her leg, with a Crumb-like white "B'wana" male sitting on her ample behind, reading a copy of "I Have Suffered Greatly." Funny stuff to be sure, but a million miles away from today's "political correctness" movement! In 1977, publisher Keith Green reused the image (with a couple of small art changes) as the cover to a paperback compilation of erotic comic stories originally printed in Snatch Comics and other titles. The art, done in graphite and india ink on paper, has an image of approximately 8" x 10"; the page has some tape along the top edge, away from the image, but is otherwise in Excellent condition. Included with the art is an enlarged color copy of the printed Snatch Sampler cover.

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