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    John Thompson Kukaway (Cyclops) Comics #1 Hand-Colored Proof Collage (Print Mint, 1969). This is really quite unusual. Artist John Thompson, perhaps the most lyrical and spiritual Underground Comix artist of the 1960s-70s, has taken an original hand-colored cover proof to one of his most mysterious comics, and created a two-side collage with it, using found paper, rubber stamps, even fingerprints. The comic was titled "Kukaway", but the meaning has always been believed to represent "Cyclops." Mr. Thompson has hand-lettered (on the reverse) the title as "Cycops" which is probably just a typo or yet another mystery. The piece measures 8.75" x 11", and the actual proof (colored with watercolor/color pencils on paper) measures 6" x 8.5". Excellent condition.

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    Auction Dates
    January, 2016
    17th Sunday
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