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Zap #1 unused logo 1968 Robert Crumb by Robert Crumb - Original Cover
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Zap #1 unused logo 1968 Robert Crumb

Original Cover
1968
Ink

Description

Here is the original artwork for a logo to Robert Crumb's seminal comic, ZAP. Collector Eric Sack told me he spoke with Crumb about this logo, and Crumb told him it was created in 1967-68 as a potential logo to the first issue; A different logo was ultimately used, and this one was eventually published as the logo for Zap mini #7, in 1972. I love this time period of Crumb's work, and I think this piece is tremendously historic, given Zap's place in history, as the LSD induced successor to Harvey Kurtzman's ground breaking MAD. A perfect piece with many of his well known characters including Big Baby, Mr. Snoid, Honeybunch, Mr. Robot, and even Groucho! I'm thrilled to have this. I framed it with a light image of the first cover, for historical context.

Voici l'illustration originale d'un logo pour la bande dessinée phare de Robert Crumb, ZAP. Le collectionneur Eric Sack m'a dit qu'il avait parlé de ce logo avec Crumb, qui lui a dit qu'il avait été créé en 1967-1968 en tant que logo potentiel pour le premier numéro. Un logo différent a finalement été utilisé, et celui-ci a finalement été publié comme logo pour Zap mini # 7, en 1972. J'aime cette période du travail de Crumb, et je pense que cette pièce est extrêmement historique, vu la place occupée par Zap dans l'histoire, le LSD a induit le successeur de MAD révolutionnaire de Harvey Kurtzman. Une pièce parfaite avec beaucoup de ses personnages bien connus, y compris Big Baby, Mr. Snoid, Honeybunch, Mr. Robot et même Groucho! Je suis ravi d'avoir cela. Je l'ai encadrée avec une image claire de la première couverture, pour le contexte historique.

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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ludogrid A little piece of history !
Nov 9, 2018 7:24 AM
blackagar this logo is... GREAT
Nov 8, 2018 2:37 PM