92402: Robert Crumb Help! #22 "Harlem Sketchbook" Illus
Robert Crumb Help! #22 "Harlem Sketchbook" Illustration Original Art (Warren, 1965). Harvey Kurtzman's first assignment for the young cartoonist who had submitted several Fritz the Cat pages to his Help! magazine was to send Robert Crumb down to Harlem, armed only with a sketchbook. In return, Crumb supplied Harvey with fifteen humorous drawings, including this charming one of two gentlemen strolling down Seventh Avenue, discussing a deep topic. The art is in ink on paper, with an image area measuring approximately 7.5" x 5.5", matted and Plexiglas framed to an overall 15.25" x 12.5". It was signed and dated 1964 (the year the art was actually done) by Crumb years later. There are three pieces of old masking tape on the page, out of the image area, as well as some penciled notes in the lower right corner. Very Good condition.
Alternate Artist Spellings: "Crumb, R.", "Crumb, Robert", "Robert Crumb"