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Frank Stack Original Art: Self Promotional Ad (1979)

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Frank Stack Original Art: Self Promotional Ad (1979)
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    FRANK STACK. "Self-Promotional Ad" (1979).

    Foolbert Sturgeon, the by-lined creator of Dorman's Doggie, Dr. Feelgood, Jesus Comix, Amazon, etc. was in reality Professor Frank Stack of the University of Missouri --Columbia fine art faculty. The "serious" side of Professor Stack was embodied in a book called Frank Stack: Etchings and Lithographs, published by Second Wind Publications. Foolbert/Stack ended his Dorman's Doggie comic book (Rip Off Press, 1979) by including this self-reverential advertisement on the inside back cover. Sure the last panel is a more coupon, but it's hand-drawn coupon, and you get a rare self-portrait of the fine artist (by the cartoonist), etchings sizzling in an acid bath, and a guest appearance by Pingy-Poo himself!

    Provenance: This original art is warranted to be from the artist's personal collection (Stack is exclusively represented by this agency). The art comes with a letter of authenticity upon request. See "bio" section for information on Frank Stack (a.k.a. Foolbert Sturgeon), one of the very earliest and most important of the underground cartoonists.

    Medium/size/condition/price: Drawn in pen & ink on white drawing paper measuring 8 5/8 inches wide by 10 5/8 inches high. Some correctional and textural white-out. No paste-ups. This page is evidently something Stack personally liked and had on his drawing board and/or bulletin board for quite a while, because there are seven thumb-tack holes at the top center (well outside the matted image area). The top of the art is hinge-mounted with archival tape to a professionally cut mat measuring 16 inches wide x 20 inches high. $250.

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