Robert Crumb - Hup #3 Cover Original Art (Last Gasp, 1989). The 1980s saw Robert Crumb refine his drawing skills to an amazing level. Always a compulsive doodler, Crumb began a serious study of old photos, etchings, and drawings by artist like Pieter Bruegel; he would often copy the images in his sketchbooks, and these influences crept into his "serious" work. This particular cover, showing a neurotic-looking, bonnet-wearing Robert being pushed in a baby carriage by a typical Crumb-style woman, is filled with incredible detail in the woman's old-world clothing and long, braided hair. It makes for a remarkable image, and a great catch for any Crumb collector. Not that many comic covers feature self-portraits, and this one sure is a doozy! The art is ink, graphite, and white-out on bristol, and the Hup logo is a pasted-on stat. There are numerous comments written in the margins, in pencil; some are technical instructions concerning the coloring, but one says "Boycott Styrofoam". Some of the penciled notes on the left margin have been partially cut off. The board has an image area of approximately 11" x 15.25", and the art, which has been loosely attached to a larger board for support, is in Excellent condition.

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