FRANK STACK. "Frank Crankcase's
Time Machine" (1980).
Frank Stack's alter ego contemplates
which decade of the century is the least repulsive
in this funny strip created as the '70s ended. He
presciently notes that "The Eighties are going to be
even worse!" Nicely rendered dozen panels with a
lighter technique than usual. Signed and dated in the
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 Bristol board
measuring 11 inches wide by 13 1/2 inches high. No
white-out, but there are five paste-over corrections
in the balloon text. There are four or five spots with
tape residue, plus a registration mark and pencil
notation for the printer, all in margin 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.