ROBERT CRUMB (American, b. 1943)
    Inkling Cover (Unpublished original art), circa 1967
    Mixed media on paper
    10-3/4 x 8-1/4 inches (27.3 x 21.0 cm)
    Signed lower right: R. Crumb

    When Robert Crumb walked away from his job at Cleveland's American Greetings Corporation and ventured out to California in January 1967, he was itching to produce his own comic book, much as he had done as a child, with brother Charles. At first, only covers were completed; this is one of them, done for a comic that was never finished or published. It is a wild cross of Crumb's earlier, "cute" style (including an appearance by Mickey Mouse), and his later, edgier work, starring his new character, Mr. Natural and a clanking, beeping robot. This is a rare piece of color art by R. Crumb, created right before his impending world-wide fame, via Zap Comix #1.

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