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    Gilbert Shelton - Hydrogen Bomb and Biochemical Warfare Funnies Splash Page Poster Ad Original Art (1969). Here's a truly incredible piece. It appears to perhaps have been an aborted first attempt at the cover to Gilbert Shelton's Hydrogen Bomb comic, changed at the last minute to work as an advertising poster. The figures below, of the Fabulous Furry Freak Brothers, Philbert Desanex, Wonder Wart-Hog, and Oat Willie were drawn on a separate piece of bristol, and glued to the main art. The intricate shading done at the top of the piece must have taken many hours to complete, which leads us to believe this was not originally meant as just an ad page. It was eventually produced as a Head Shop poster in 1970, with only about a hundred copies printed. The overall image size of this ink, white-out, and Zipatone masterpiece is approximately 12.5" x 18", and other than some minor stains tears, and soiling in the outside border area, is in Excellent condition. For fans of Shelton and his many comic creations, you couldn't do much better that this fabulous illustration. Let another bidder get this, and you'll be glowing green -- with envy!

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    Auction Dates
    May, 2008
    22nd-23rd Thursday-Friday
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