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    Robert Crumb Greeting Card Preliminary Original Art (American Greetings Corp., 1963). A year after graduating high school, Robert Crumb found his first real job as an artist, doing separations for the American Greetings Corporation in Cleveland. Within a year, he was promoted to the company's Hi-Brow department, designing humorous cards. Here's one of his early designs, in a small-scale preliminary drawing. It's a "get well" card with a twist -- "Here's a fool-proof way to get out of the hospital fast -- set fire to your bedpan." The preliminary is folded to 3" x 7", and opens to 6" x 7". It's marked "Purchased Sep 12 1963" on the back, with "Tentative Approval" stamped and "Norman Miller" written in green marker. Signed in ink by Crumb on the front Overall condition is Very Good.

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    February, 2012
    22nd-24th Wednesday-Friday
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