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    Robert Crumb Mr. Natural Unpublished Illustration Original Art and Letter (1986). The grand old sage of Underground Comix pays us one more visit in this whimsical drawing, which was specially commissioned in 1986. According to the letter included with the art, the original price was quite a bargain -- "Thanks for the hundred -- here's your picture of Mr. Natural... hope you feel you got your money's worth...." Indeed! We imagine the new price for this little treasure will go up just a bit! The art is in Excellent condition, and and was done in R. Crumb's typical technical pen and ink style, with an image area of approximately 10" x 13". It's been matted and framed along with the letter, written out by hand in Crumb's famous lettering, and signed with a distinctive autograph. While the letter mentions the fact that Crumb was no longer drawing the character, he has revived Mr. Natural a few times since, including the production of a vinyl "squeek" toy in 1993. Perhaps this drawing was Crumb's inspiration to bring him back. The world needs Mr. Natural now, more than ever!

    More information about Robert Crumb, also known as Crumb, Robert, Crumb, R., R. Crumb.

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    August, 2009
    14th-15th Friday-Saturday
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