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    Robert Crumb - "A Gurl" Preliminary Sketches Original Art (circa 1971). From Robert Crumb's personal sketchbooks come these four pages of art, which form an early version of the strip published in Big Ass Comics #2. Crumb riffs on the absent-minded musings of his "Ruth Schwartz" character. Perhaps remembering his sisters hanging around the house, Crumb notes every nuance and stray thought as Ruth whiles away the day. Included is the "teeth on the windowsill" sequence which made the strip so memorable in Big Ass. Of course Ruth, as the comic's title indicates, has a rather large posterior, which gets the usual Crumb attention. Of special interest are the crossed-out changes in the text; fun stuff for admirers of the Underground master! The two 7.5" x 10" sketchbook pages have been matted and displayed in a double-glass frame, allowing all four sides of the paper to be seen. The art is in Excellent condition.

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    Auction Dates
    August, 2005
    11th-13th Thursday-Saturday
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