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    Robert Crumb Zap Comix #3 "Hairy!" Complete 3-Page Story Original Art (Apex Novelties, 1968). Two hairy hippies have a helluva good time in this drenched-in-dope three-pager that appeared in the classic Zap Comix #3, originally released in 1968. This is Crumb at his most casual and loose, with little regard to detail like getting panel borders straight; in fact, the pages look as if the story was completely drawn "on the fly" in the backseat of someone's car or outside in the park, after indulging in a few joints. This kind of "what the hell" sketchy approach would eventually be abandoned by Crumb for a more studied, detailed style (especially his more current work), but we love this strip's devil-may-care attitude. It's funny, too!
    Zap pages rarely change hands between collectors, or come to public market, making them often the highlight of a fine collection.
    The art is created in ink over very light pencils on paper or thin board with an approximate image area of 7" x 11". The first page is in two sections matted together. All three are in matching Plexiglas front frames measuring 15.5" x 19". Other than light toning and very minor handling, they are in Excellent condition. From the Eric Sack Collection.

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    November, 2016
    17th-19th Thursday-Saturday
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