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    Robert Crumb - Mr. Natural #1 Cover Original Art (San Francisco Comic Book Co./Apex, 1970). In the wacky world of Underground Comix, there are few characters as beloved as Robert Crumb's Mr. Natural. He's the long bearded, smock-wearing sage who is forever advising hapless Flakey Foont in the ways of life. Legend has it that Crumb was inspired by a character featured in Gene Ahern's nutty comic strip, The Squirrel Cage, who ran around dressed in a similar smock, but the truth is that Crumb created his immortal character while using LSD! At any rate, this momentous piece of art is the cover to the first issue (of three) devoted to Mr. Natural, and it shows him doing what he did best -- kicking someone's keister. The ink and Zipatone on paper art measures approximately 10" x 14"; the "key line" for the logo and border color is drawn in ink on the back side of the page. The art has been professionally matted and framed to an overall size of approximately 15.5" x 19.5". Other than some minor tanning of the paper, the art is in Excellent condition. Crumb comic art is hotter than ever; here's a rare opportunity to own one of his most famous cover drawings!

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