DescriptionRobert Crumb Despair Panel Page Original Art (Last Gasp, 1970). R. Crumb's existential masterpiece of modern-living blues, Despair was originally drawn in 1969 and published as a solo comic book the following year. The lead-off story, "It's Really Too Bad" summed up all of Crumb's bitter musings on life in America, and this page with its hallucinatory feel hails from a peak period. This is page four from that five-page story. We defy anyone to count how many different characters are featured in this page! The image area measures approximately 8" x 12". The sixth and seventh panels were cut out and replaced by Crumb before publication; these replacement panels are taped onto the back of the art with masking tape. The page border areas appear lightly soiled, but overall, the art is in Very Good condition. Crumb later signed and dated the page below the last panel. A later-printing copy of the comic is included.
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