For sale - Robert Crumb 1965 Fritz the Cat rare finished ink drawing ! by Robert Crumb - Illustration

Robert Crumb 1965 Fritz the Cat rare finished ink drawing !

23 x 15.5 cm (9,06 x 6,1 in.)


Offered here is a lovely and rare finished ink drawing by master Robert Crumb. I wrote Robert and he told me that although he signed the art later when he gave it to 'Jim', he in fact drew it in 1965 when he was drawing the first Fritz the Cat comics. You can tell this because all the lines are vertical as he drew in 1965. Excellent shape with some minor white out. The letter from Crumb (email printed not hand printed) will come with the art.

Voici un charmant et rare dessin à l'encre de maître Robert Crumb. J'ai écrit à Robert et il m'a dit que bien qu'il ait signé l'art plus tard, quand il l'a confiée à 'Jim', il l'a dessinée en 1965, alors qu'il dessinait les premières bandes dessinées de Fritz the Cat. Vous pouvez dire cela parce que toutes les lignes sont verticales comme il l'a dessiné en 1965. Excellente forme avec quelques petites traces blanches. La lettre de Crumb (email imprimé pas imprimé à la main) viendra avec l'art.


Signed to Jim from R. Crumb '69 (art was created in 1965)

About Robert Crumb

Robert Dennis Crumb is an American cartoonist and musician who often signs his work R. Crumb. His work displays a nostalgia for American folk culture of the late 19th and early 20th centuries, and satire of contemporary American culture. Crumb is a prolific artist and contributed to many of the seminal works of the underground comix movement in the 1960s, including being a founder of the first successful underground comix publication, Zap Comix, contributing to all 16 issues. He was additionally contributing to the East Village Other and many other publications, including a variety of one-off and anthology comics. During this time, inspired by psychedelics and cartoons from the 1920s and 1930s, he introduced a wide variety of characters that became extremely popular, including countercultural icons Fritz the Cat and Mr. Natural, and the images from his Keep on Truckin' strip. Sexual themes abounded in all these projects, often shading into scatological and pornographic comics. In the mid-1970s, he contributed to the Arcade anthology; following the decline of the underground, he moved towards biographical and autobiographical subjects while refining his drawing style, a heavily crosshatched pen-and-ink style inspired by late 19th- and early 20th-century cartooning. Much of his work appeared in a magazine he founded, Weirdo (1981–1993).

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