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    Robert Crumb - People's Comics Unused Cover Original Art (circa 1970). Holy cow! Here's something to get all Robert Crumb fans excited -- and to give easily offended people something to complain about (this is your warning, so don't look if this describes you)! Here is the original art for a proposed comic book cover, one that was eventually replaced with an entirely different drawing for the published version of The People's Comics in 1972. This rather tasteless concept (of a man "relieving himself" at a toilet) would be re-worked and completely redrawn for Crumb's 1971 solo comic Your Hytone Comix. This version stars a previously unknown Crumb character named "Fred the Person," while the Hytone cover featured a nameless, yet similar man in the same pose. The art is in the classic style of the anything-goes late 1960s/early '70s, when Crumb produced much of his best and most famous work. Covers by Crumb from this era are extremely tough to find and highly sought after; here's one that is unpublished as well -- not even The Complete Crumb Comix series of extensive compilations has this one! The artboard measures approximately 10" x 13.25"; outside of a few minor stains, the piece is in Excellent condition.

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