Saturday, August 30, 2014

Happy Birthday to Underground Cartoonist Robert Crumb

Monster Greeting Cards Illustration Original Art Signed by Robert Crumb
Happy birthday to underground comic artist R. Crumb, well known for his countercultural characters Fritz the Cat, Mr. Natural, his "Keep on Truckin'" strip, and his work for Zap Comix and Weirdo.  Our Collector's Treasure of the Day is this early Monster Greeting Cards original art. "You Look Like a Million Dollars... All Green and Wrinkled!" Every kid in the neighborhood loved these wacky cards, with a nice illustration on the front and a "treated" photo of a girl or guy on the back with a zinger punch line. Robert did these card illustrations while moonlighting for Woody Gelman's Topps Gum Company in New York. This original art from #33 is in mixed media on a card measuring approximately 3.5 x 5 inches. Authenticity guaranteed for life by Collector's Shangri-La.

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