Robert Crumb Inkling Cover Unpublished Original Art (c. 1967). When Robert Crumb walked away from his job at Cleveland's American Greetings Corporation and ventured out to California in January, 1967, he was itching to produce his own comic book, much as he had done as a child, with brother Charles. At first, only covers were completed; this is one of them, done for a comic that was never finished or published. It's a wild cross of Crumb's earlier, "cute" style (including an appearance by Mickey Mouse), and his later, edgier stuff, starring his new character, Mr. Natural and a clanking, beeping robot. The cover, done in markers and colored pencils, has an image area of approximately 8" x 10.5", and is in VG condition, with some light water damage in two areas (including Crumb's signature). It's a rare opportunity to own a piece of color art by R. Crumb, done right before his impending world-wide fame, via Zap Comix #1.

    Fees, Shipping, and Handling Description: Framed - with Glass, Small (view shipping information)

    Sales Tax information  |  Terms and Conditions

    Bidding Guidelines and Bid Increments

    Glossary of Terms

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    May, 2009
    21st-22nd Thursday-Friday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 11
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 2,059

    Buyer's Premium per Lot:
    19.5% of the successful bid (minimum $9) per lot.

    Jerry Weist's Comic Art Price Guide 2011
    Want to know more about this artist? Dates, history, background, and value ranges are covered in the comprehensive new guide. Order Now!
    Sold for: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)

    Heritage membership

    Join Now - It's Free

    1. Past Auction Values (prices, photos, full descriptions, etc.)
    2. Bid online
    3. Free Collector newsletter
    4. Want List with instant e-mail notifications
    5. Reduced auction commissions when you resell your
    Consign now
    • Cash Advances
    • More Bidders
    • Trusted Experts
    • Over 200,000 Satisfied Consignors Since 1976
    Consign to the 2018 February 22 - 23 Comics - Dallas.

    Learn about consigning with us

    We were comfortable through the whole process because of the friendly yet professional approach Heritage took… The end result was more than worth it.
    Jennifer Lindsay,
    New Orleans
    View More Testimonials receives more traffic than any other auction house website. (Source:

    Video tutorial

    Getting the most out of search

    Recent auctions

    2017 October 13 Illustration Art Signature Auction - Dallas
    2017 October 13 Illustration Art Signature Auction - Dallas
    REALIZED SO FAR $1,069,515
    2017 August 10 - 12 Comics & Comic Art Signature Auction - Dallas
    2017 August 10 - 12 Comics & Comic Art Signature Auction - Dallas
    REALIZED $6,296,467