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    Robert Crumb XYZ Comics Cover Original Art (Kitchen Sink, 1972). It's the Last Word in Comics! R. Crumb's obsession with 1940s-style comic book art reaches its zenith in this cover to his 1972 solo comic, XYZ. By this time in his career, Crumb was reaching the "burn-out" stage in creating comic book stories filled with dope-smoking hippies, and instead turned to his vintage record collection for inspiration. The interior pages of XYZ were filled with wild layouts loaded with unconnected panels, each one drawn while listening to one of his old 78 rpm records. The result was unlike anything Crumb had done before, stream of consciousness musings with no linear storyline to trip him up. It all begins with this magnificent cover illustration, showing a variety of oddball characters dreamed up out of the blue, as that crazy Jazz and Blues music emanates from the record player. Krazy Kool, man! The ink on bristol art has an image area of approximately 8.5" x 12", and framed with Plexiglas to an overall size of 17.5" x 20.5". Other than some minor glue staining around the pasted-on Kitchen Sink logo in the corner, and some light page tanning and old tape residue in the outside border areas, the art is in Excellent condition. Signed by Crumb in the lower right border.

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    February, 2011
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