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MARK BODÉ
THE MIAMI MICE COMIC #1: NM, First Print, April 1986, Rip Off Press. Comic book signed by Mark with a mouse sketch drawn on the inside front cover, minor marker ink bleeds into the front cover. See artwork and cover  $25

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FRANK CIROCCO / TERRY AUSTIN
ALIEN LEGION Marvel/Epic Comics First Promotional Ad. This was the first published piece of Alien Legion artwork, with 4 of the 5 "Legionnaires" shown ending up as lead characters in the series. This original was the 1983 in-house Epic/Marvel ad for the comic book series that appeared on the back covers of many Epic comics. It was also issued as a promotional poster for comic book shops. Pencils by Frank Cirocco, inks by Terry Austin and hand colored by Frank Cirocco (in a color scheme much more appealing than the published version, which is shown on the image page). It is signed by both in the image area with Frank's "FC" monogram and Terry's inked stylized last name. The image size is a large 15 x 20 inches. The logo (designed by Walt Simonson), credits and "Marvel Makes The Magic!" tag are stats with the "The" and "Legion" in the logo colored in gold ink by Frank. The original comes nicely double matted (black with blue inner border, acid free, 19.5 x 24.5 inches) and is ready to be framed and hung on your wall. A beautiful and historically significant piece. See artwork and printed sample  $3,750

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DAVE COCKRUM
BLACK PANTHER #14 COVER PRELIMINARY
drawn in 1978 for the March 1979 cover dated issue, Dave has written that the cover was scheduled for November. Done in black ink with some blue pencil shading, on Marvel Comics Group cover layout paper, size 8.5 x 11 inches. This very tight preliminary is quite close to the final product layout produced by Bill Sienkiewicz and Joe Rubinstein. I will include the copy of the comic book shown with the original. The cover has a prominent Black Panther in the center with guest starring Avengers, Captain America, Iron Man and The Vision, below him. Behind everyone looms the menacing Klaw. Dave Cockrum died on November 26, 2006. See original preliminary and published cover  $325

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JOHN DEARSTYNE / DAVID WEISMAN
KENTUCKY FRIED MOVIE ONE-SHEET MOVIE POSTER FINISHED ARTWORK AND PRELIMINARY POSTER STUDY: These two pieces are being sold as a pair. You get both the preliminary AND the completed final original artwork for $1,950

JOHN DEARSTYNE Finished Original
: The finished one-sheet artwork intended for a second movie poster advertising campaign of the John Landis cult comedy classic. Jim Abrahams and Jerry & David Zucker also worked on this film. This original was created in 1977, using black ink and pastel paints, drawn on roughly 18 x 21 inch heavy board (the piece is currently sealed in a frame, so I can't provide the exact size and make-up of the art board). The principle image of the egg monster is approximately 15 inches wide by 16 inches tall and it is signed "Dearstyne" in the lower left egg shell portion of the piece. The background is painted solid black and the egg monster is various shades of yellow and gold with a pink tongue. The artwork has been professionally triple matted, using acid free ragboard, up to roughly 23.5 x 25.5 inches in size. The matting and backing will be included, so the original is ready to simply frame and hang. As provenance, this original was published in "The Great Sci-Fi, Fantasy & Horror Movie Memorabilia Book, Volume One" on page 114 (name misspelled as "Deerstyne"). The central monster image was used in European and Scandinavian poster releases, and this original can be seen on the Chapter Selections insert card in the current DVD release, albeit re-colored in green (shown alongside the original). John also painted the film poster for "Attack Of The Killer Tomatoes" and drew other film production artwork in the later seventies. A one-of-a-kind, off the wall, original from one the seventies best sketch comedy films. See artwork and published sample

DAVID WEISMAN Preliminary Study: This color production original artwork study was done in 1977 for the second movie poster ad campaign of the John Landis film. The large colorfast marker image (no loss of color intensity over the years) is drawn on 14 x 24 inch thin white paper and is mounted on 20 x 29 inch black crescent board. There are a few small light tan droplet stains in the lower left white border. The artwork depicts a monster hatching from an egg with the tag, "There's Nothing Chicken About..." Below this is a hand-lettered logo and some hand-lettered screen credits. As provenance, this original was published in "The Great Sci-Fi, Fantasy & Horror Movie Memorabilia Book, Volume One" on page 91. David has also done film production illustrations for "Dark Star," "Attack of the Killer Tomatoes" and "Cheech & Chong's Next Movie." See artwork and published sample

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DEPATIE-FRELENG STUDIOS - THE PINK PANTHER ANIMATION PRODUCTION PENCIL
PINK PANTHER production animation pencil designated 491 52 H3 on the bottom of the animation paper. The original pencil artwork is on a full-size, untrimmed, 10.5 x 12.5 inch, animation sheet. Image size is roughly 2 x 1.5 inches and features only the Pink Panther's head. He is squinting and wearing what looks an old fashion hat. This is most likely from the 1978 - 1981 time frame, just before production was sold to Marvel. True, it's just a face in-between, but hey, for an original animation drawing, it's cheap! See pencil  $7.50

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WILL EISNER
ODD FACT daily panel strip 0695 from December 31, 1975. The signature in the panel appears to be stenciled in, but Will signed this on the right panel border, so you get a true autograph. This New Year's Eve panel is a bit more detailed than most of the other Odd Fact panels I've seen. You get a good size foreground character and a sexy Eisner gal in silhouette. The fact is: Aerosol sprays produce about 2 million tons of fluorocarbons per year. "2 million tons of fluorocarbons" is a stat. Size is approximately 4.5 x 8.5 inches. A perfect original if your birthday happens to fall on December 31st. Will Eisner died on January 3, 2005. See artwork  $275

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NEW! FRANK KELLY FREAS
DINOSAUR BEACH: Two original color book cover studies for "Dinosaur Beach," the Keith Laumer time travel science fiction novel first published in 1971. In September 1972, DAW Books published its paperback edition with a commissioned cover painted by Frank Kelly Freas. These two studies were painted in the late 1971 to early 1972 time frame. The first original features a prominent woman's face at the top (reminiscent of Zenya) with a dinosaur in a glowing orb near the bottom. The piece measures 5 3/8 wide at top graduating to roughly 5 1/2 inches wide at bottom by 8 1/2 inches long, painted with tempera on black card stock. In the second study, the approach is a shared full figure female form at top with a dinosaur near the bottom. The piece measures roughly 5 inches wide by 7 5/8 inches long, painted with tempera on heavy textured art board. I acquired these directly from Kelly (sitting in his living room in Virginia Beach) in the summer of 1977, which is when he signed both of them. That's why you see a © 77 bullet after his name on the bottom right side. My eventual intent was to frame these two studies with a personalized card print I have of the finished painting for an impressive presentation. Obviously, that never happened. The completed artwork is nicely printed full page in the "As He Sees It" import book published in 2000. I'm including that book (As New, First Edition, First Printing) with these originals. You can either follow my lead for presentation and cut out the page to frame with the originals or just keep the book intact and put it in your library. It's an outstanding collection of Kelly's artwork. Both originals have been stored in archival Mylar and will ship that way. If you are a fan of Kelly Freas artwork or Keith Laumer's writing, these pieces will make an impressive addition to your collection. Kelly Freas died on January 2, 2005. See both originals / See print versions and book cover  For the pair (with book) $2,000

FRANK KELLY FREAS
Illustrated 8.5 x 11 inch manuscript with additional drawings and handwritten notes. This typed manuscript is Kelly's working copy of the first 95 pages of L. Sprague de Camp's HERETIC IN A BALLOON, first published in Isaac Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine, Winter 1977, pages 124-186. It was later published without illustrations as a paperback under the title "The Great Fetish," which I will include with this manuscript. On the photocopied pages (complete with de Camp's strikeouts and corrections!), Kelly drew, in black, red, blue, and green ink, seven sketches and eight preliminaries on 15 pages. Two preliminaries were tight enough for him to sign (see images). Also included are three additional drawings done for this story on tracing paper. One is a small (roughly 2 x 2.5), but detailed, ink drawing of a horse from the battle scene on page 54. The second "off and running" study is from the illustration on manuscript page 42, which, according to Kelly's notes, was moved to page 45-48. When we spoke about it back in 1977, he told me he was trying to get the right balance and sense of movement from the critters for the larger published work. There were several variations of this study. If you look at this particular one and the published final, the figures are pretty darn close. The original artwork (roughly 7 x 3) is signed and dated by Kelly and inscribed to me. The completed original was also used as the illustration on the unnumbered title page (3) in Kelly's book "The Art Of Science Fiction." The third original is a nicely detailed pencil study (roughly 8.5 x 5) that is signed and dated by Kelly. Either the completed version or an ink study of this appears on page 41 of Kelly's book "As He Sees It." It's identified as "Men and Axe" with "Publication history lost." Well, I found it. It's from "Heretic In A Balloon." Also, the older looking "man" is the character Marko's mother. Yikes! So, it's really more like "Marko with Ax and his Mom," rather than "Men and Axe." I hate to sound like a huckster, "but wait, there's more!" You will also get Kelly's handwritten layout notes for this manuscript. It's one page with writing on both sides, detailing where his drawings will be placed in the story (Kelly's signature is even on this page!). Plus, another single sided note page with handwritten plot points and doodles on it. Lastly, a note to get "gas tomorrow pm" with a squiggly doodle that I believe got incorporated onto the page 54 battle scene. All 95 pages of this manuscript are protected under plastic covers. From two multi-Hugo Award winners, you get a total of 18 original drawings and handwritten notes from Kelly Freas, plus the unedited manuscript from L. Sprague de Camp, in this science fiction fan's one-of-a-kind dream collectible! L. Sprague de Camp died on November 6, 2000. Kelly Freas died on January 2, 2005. See artwork samples 1 / See artwork samples 2 / See artwork samples 3 / See layout notes page 1  All for $2,200

FRANK KELLY FREAS
HERETIC IN A BALLOON - MS P20: Black ink on white paper illustration of Marko Prokopiu, the lead character in the story, on horseback, being pursued by a transor (dinosaurian predator). The background is filled with plant life, mushrooms and a mountain range (the Zetskan Hills). Kelly's trademark encircled KF initials are in the lower left corner of the piece. First published in Isaac Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine, Winter 1977, pages 124-186 (a rough version of this final published work can be seen on pages 118-119 in Kelly's book, "A Separate Star"). The illustration area measures approximately 13 inches long by 2.5 inches tall and it is drawn on 13.75 x 5.25 inch heavier bond paper. The MS P20 designation, in Kelly's handwriting, in the bottom left corner, indicates "manuscript page 20." I don't know the published page number in the digest. The back top edge (about a 1/8 inch drop from the edge) of the paper has museum mount tape on it, as this piece was matted and framed. It has no bearing on the artwork and you'll probably mount right over it. The paper is white, without any damage, and the black ink has held its intensity over the past 37 years. Below the image area, it is inscribed to me "Convention official heading for the hills, accompanied by creditor...for Emory, with appreciation - Frank Kelly Freas 1977." This can be easily matted out when framed, or with a creative straight matte cut, you can eliminate the "for Emory" and keep Kelly's inside joke to me visible. Last option would be to simply white out the "for Emory" and go with a rectangular matte opening. L. Sprague de Camp wrote the story and it was later published, without illustrations, as "The Great Fetish." Multi-Hugo Award winner Frank Kelly Freas died on January 2, 2005. See artwork  $900

FRANK KELLY FREAS
HERETIC IN A BALLOON - MS P34: Black ink on white paper illustration of an ax wielding Marko Prokopiu, the lead character in the story, running after Chet Mongamri, while both are being chased by Petronela and an angry mob of beadles. The background is filled with more loosely rendered beadles (mob figures). On the far right side, there are are three robed scholars and Kelly's trademark encircled KF initials are next to them. First published in Isaac Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine, Winter 1977, pages 124-186. The illustration area measures approximately 13.25 inches long by 3 inches tall and it is drawn on 14 x 6 inch standard bond paper. The MS P34 designation, in Kelly's handwriting, in the bottom left corner, indicates "manuscript page 34." I don't know the published page number in the digest. A portion of the back top edge (about a 1/8 inch drop from the edge) of the paper has museum mount tape on it, as this piece was matted and framed. It has no bearing on the artwork and you'll probably mount right over it. The paper is white, without any damage. Due to the lighter weight porous nature of the stock and the type of ink Kelly used on this original, the black has absorbed into the paper producing a sepia tone color. While it looks "antiqued," there is no getting around the fact that the black ink intensity has been absorbed and the color has shifted to sepia. I want to stress that this is a natural result of the ink on paper stock and is most definitely not from over exposure to light. The color hasn't changed in the last 25 years. Below the image area, it is inscribed to me "for Emory, not entirely unscathed - Frank Kelly Freas 1977." This can be easily matted out when framed, or with a creative straight matte cut, you can eliminate the inscription and keep Kelly's signature and date. L. Sprague de Camp wrote the story and it was later published, without illustrations, as "The Great Fetish." Multi-Hugo Award winner Frank Kelly Freas died on January 2, 2005. See artwork  $550

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DICK GIORDANO
Huge, 21 x 26 inch, signed, head shot of what Dick called a "GIORDANO BABE" done with bold and fine markers on heavy illustration board. The fine marker lines are showing some color fade from black to sepia. This original was drawn in the late 1970s, as part of a "chalk talk" Dick gave at a convention. This striking piece has been acid free matted up to 27 x 32 inches and is ready to frame. Dick Giordano died on March 27, 2010. See artwork  $300

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HANNA-BARBERA STUDIOS - THE HERCULOIDS ANIMATION PRODUCTION CELS
THE HERCULOIDS Five-cel production setup of DORNO, ZANDOR, GLOOP and GLEEP from the 1981 NBC-TV cartoon series SPACE STARS. The bouncing Gloop cel also comes with the original production pencil drawing designated 227-11-1 G-10 on the bottom of the animation paper with notations at top (shown in image). The cels and the pencil are on full 10.5 x 12.5 inch sheets, with Dorno's head cel having the bottom peg hole strip taped on and the Zandor cel marginally trimmed on the right down to 12.25 inches. No paint chips in the cels, but the Gloop cel is missing a piece at the right peg hole, about the size of the peg hole (when matted no one will ever know). The composite breaks down as Dorno's head, Dorno's body, Zandor (labeled A), Gleep (labeled B-7), and Gloop (labeled G-10). From the head cel, you'd have to assume Dorno was talking in this scene. The Gloop and Gleep cels have the peg holes at the top, which may mean they were not originally a part of this scene, however the composite image looks sharp, so I'm offering it that way. All sizes approximate (L-R): Dorno 3.75 inches tall, Gleep 3 inches tall with shadow, Zandor 4.25 inches tall, and Gloop 5.5 inches tall with shadow. The entire combined image is roughly 6.25 inches tall x 7 inches wide. The characters in this cartoon were designed by Alex Toth. (NOTE: I've seen a number of Herculoids cels from the 1981 series advertised as being from the original 1967 series. They aren't, as those rarely surface. Please be aware that even legitimate galleries have people who don't know a thing about animation history writing their ad copy. It's a shame, but that's the way it is.) See animation cels main images overlaid and pencil  $275

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HANNA-BARBERA STUDIOS - THE HERCULOIDS ANIMATION PRODUCTION CELS
THE HERCULOIDS Two-cel production setup of IGOO and a water ripple, designated Shot 104 A14 with effect 104A FX5, from the 1981 NBC-TV cartoon series SPACE STARS. The leaping Igoo cel also comes with the original production pencil drawing, which has a shading blue line notation on it (shown in image) and an A1-A30 3/4 note in the upper right corner. Both cels and the pencil are untrimmed on approximately 10.5 x 12.5 inch sheets. The Igoo image is about 2.75 tall x 3 inches wide, which when combined with the effects cel brings the whole image to approximately 5 inches tall x 7.5 inches wide. The characters in this cartoon were designed by Alex Toth. (NOTE: I've seen a number of Herculoids cels from the 1981 series advertised as being from the original 1967 series. They aren't, as those rarely surface. Please be aware that even legitimate galleries have people who don't know a thing about animation history writing their ad copy. It's a shame, but that's the way it is.)  See animation cels main images overlaid and pencil  $75

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BIL KEANE
BILLY drawing done in blue ink on a header card used to promote signed copies of the On Vacation With The Family Circus book from 1980. The bottom edge of the card is rough on the half of the card under the printed text, but has no effect on the side with the original artwork. Card size is 3.5 x 8.5 inches with the original and signature just over 3 x 3 inches. The signature is clean and bold. Bil Keane died on November 8, 2011. See artwork  $40

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ALAN KUPPERBERG
HOWARD THE DUCK daily newspaper strip from April 25, 1978. Signed and dated in the strip. Written by Marv Wolfman. Size is approximately 5.75 x 17 inches. Howard and Bev appear in every panel. The header appears at the bottom of the daily, which is unusual. Nice piece for the Marvel Comics/Howard The Duck collector, or a perfect original if your birthday happens to fall on April 25th. Alan Kupperberg died on July 17, 2015. See artwork  $200

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VAL MAYERIK / JOSEF RUBINSTEIN
VAMPIRELLA #79, Page 22. This slightly oversized, 11.5 x 17 inch, Warren magazine page, was published in 1979, with pencils by Val Mayerik and inks by Joe Rubinstein. The page shows a maiden being stalked by giant lizards in the "Edward & Griselda" story written by Cary Bates. Rubinstein's delicate line work in some background shading and sections of the wooden cart is lost in any reproduction, but this original is absolutely gorgeous. There is some staining at the top of panel one and a nine inch strip of masking tape along the outside of the right border, both normal for comic book art "production" pages. If you have the issue, you know the "twist" ending on the tale. If you want the issue, see the link below. Warren originals are getting much more difficult to locate. See artwork  $195

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BILL MELENDEZ STUDIOS - PEANUTS/CHARLIE BROWN ANIMATION PRODUCTION CEL
SNOOPY as the MASKED MARVEL full figure production animation cel with matching pencil drawing designated 176 SN 39 on the bottom of the animation paper. This is from the 14th Prime Time "Charlie Brown/Peanuts" Special, "You're A Good Sport, Charlie Brown." It originally aired on CBS-TV on October 28, 1975. Snoopy measures approximately 2.5 inches tall by 3.25 inches wide (including speed lines). No paint chips in the cel. Both the original cel and pencil artwork are trimmed with the cel measuring approximately 10 x 12 inches and the pencil approximately 8.5 x 11.5 inches. The pencil animation sheet includes the bottom peg holes so you can see the shot designation. The image is of a snarling Snoopy dressed as the Masked Marvel kicking (his motorcycle in the scene) in disgust. See cel image and pencil  $295

BILL MELENDEZ STUDIOS - PEANUTS/CHARLIE BROWN ANIMATION PRODUCTION PENCIL
LUCY VAN PELT full figure production animation pencil from PEANUTS. Shot LU-61 in an unidentified 1970s "Charlie Brown/Peanuts" Special. Lucy measures approximately 3.5 inches tall by 2 inches wide. The original pencil artwork is on a full-size, untrimmed, approximately 10.5 x 12.5 inch, animation sheet with the LU-61 designation in the lower right corner. Lucy is seated and eating something from a bag and the bag was actually lightly colored by the production artist. I'm still trying to determine which Special this is from. See pencil drawing (full sheet and close-up)  $50

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GEORGE ROUSSOS
BATTLESTAR GALACTICA #1 Color Proof (some collectors call them Color Guides). All 17 story pages of the entire Marvel Comics first issue, cover dated March 1979. With a March date, these were realistically colored near the end of 1978. Page size is roughly 6.75 x 10.25 inches. The issue was written by Roger McKenzie and drawn by Ernie Colón. "G. Roussos" is hand written in the colorist credit area. This could be George's handwriting, but I'm not claiming that it is. Also in the same handwriting above the credits is: Based On The Television Series Battlestar Galactica. The letterer either forgot or wasn't told to include the mandatory credit. It appears as typeface in the printed comic book. There are some humorous stat corrections on Ernie Colón's artwork. I guess he couldn't keep the characters straight. On printed page 10, Apollo was originally drawn in panels 1, 3 and 5, then changed to Colonel Tigh. The same mistake was made on pages 13 and 16. There are notations all over to help identify Adama, Apollo, Starbuck, and Tigh. It must have been first issue confusion. There's not much to say about the significance of this color proof other than it is for the famous first issue. Comic book collectors, TV series fans, Marvel zombies, and science fiction fans will all want this one-of-a-kind item. George Roussos died on February 19, 2000. This set has been stored in Mylar and will come shipped to you that way. You also get the original Chemical Color Plate Corp. envelope the proofs were originally stored in. Plus, included is a VF/NM copy of the published comic book. See page 1 splash and an interior page  $410

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BOB SHAREN
MASTER OF KUNG FU #76 Color Proof (some collectors call them Color Guides). Signed by Bob Sharen on page 1. All 17 story pages of the Marvel Comics issue, cover dated May 1979. Page size is roughly 6.75 x 10.25 inches. The issue was written by Doug Moench and drawn by Mike Zeck and Gene Day (who sadly died far too young in 1982). The center panel on the last page was cut and corrected. Overall condition on this set of proofs is better than most I've seen. Lots of kung fu action here and Shang-Chi incredibly appears on every page! This has been stored in Mylar and will come shipped to you that way. Also included is a NM copy of the published issue. See page 1 splash and an interior page  $260

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SONNY TRINIDAD
An unpublished, complete, 27 page story, entitled "CALL OF DRACULA," probably drawn in 1975 (but carries a 1978 Marvel Copyright stamp) for Marvel's B&W "Dracula Lives!" magazine. Pencilled on the chapter one splash page is "Adapted from the original story by Brian Lumley." This is the long lost "Dracula vs. The Burrowers" story featuring Titus Crow that Lumley submitted to Marvel in 1975. By the time it got off Trinidad's drawing board, "Dracula Lives!" was cancelled. That is why this story never saw print. This is all the completed artwork. Sonny's absolutely beautiful work is drawn in ink with wash tones on these slightly oversized magazine pages numbered from 3 to 29. Dracula appears prominently throughout the story. Creative panel layouts are used in this tale and are apparent in the four sample pages I've posted. Included in this story are three gorgeous splash pages used as chapter headers (all shown). One splash drawn edge to edge on the page is a meticulously rendered piece of art showing Dracula "feeding" on a female victim. These originals would be a crown jewel in the collection of any Brian Lumley fan. Sonny Trinidad died on November 23, 2009. See 4 sample pages All 27 pages for only $7,425

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S. CLAY WILSON
Both of these are very detailed 7 x 5 inch, pen and ink with watercolor, originals on light card stock. Wilson is one of the pioneers of underground comix, who is sadly, as of this writing, no longer producing material. Clay called these "Kinky Vignettes." Both are signed and dated 1981 in the images. For those of you concerned about the media used, and it is a legitimate concern, the color intensity on both of these hasn't changed one iota in over 35 years. They have been stored away from direct light. The titles are what Clay labeled the originals. You must be 18 years of age or older to order these. Then again, if you are under 18 and have this much disposable income, you could never relate to my thinking fifty cents was as a lot of money when I was growing up.

#1 "Odious Mutant Gobbling A Space-Chick." Finely detailed pen and ink work with superb blending of colors. The odious mutant has devoured part of the "space chick's" clothing in the original. A raygun, a B.E.M. (Bug Eyed Monster) and a curvy gal - all the elements of 1930 to 1950s Sci-Fi pulp action! The original is dated 10/1/81 and signed. By clicking the "See artwork" link, you are confirming that you are 18 years of age or older. See artwork  $925

#2 "The Checkered Demon Squats And Gobbles A Big Blonde Box Lunch." Clay's classic underground comix character doing what comes naturally for him with a nude blonde. Incredible detail, even down to the rum bottle label. Checkered Demon art is some of the most desirable work by Clay. The original is dated 9/81 and signed. By clicking the "See artwork" link, you are confirming that you are 18 years of age or older. See artwork  $950

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