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    Robert Crumb - "Western Man: Last of the Big Time He Men" One-page Story Original Art (East Village Other, 1967). When Robert Crumb first began unleashing his unique brand of comics on the public, one of his very first outlets was the New York hippie tabloid newspaper East Village Other. Here's a strip that originally saw print in the fourth issue to feature Crumb's art, Volume 3 #1, from November 15, 1967. In 1968, Viking Press published the first hardcover edition of Crumb strips under the name Head Comics, which also included this piece. It's a typically funny early effort, with a twisted look at the drug policies of then-current president Lyndon Johnson. Crumb would later turn his back on recreational drug use, but here's a strip that still reeks of "pot" smoke! The panels were cut and repasted, possibly by EVO, into a tall page format. The image area measures approximately 7.75" x 13.25", and is nicely matted to an overall size of 14.5" x 20.5". The condition of the piece is Excellent, although some of the panels appear to be coming slightly loose, and minor rubber cement stains are beginning to appear along some of the panel edges. This is a famous strip, from early in Robert Crumb's career, and is sure to be a hit with fans of the Underground Comix master!

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