HOWARD CRUSE ORIGINAL ART: Page 129 of Stuck Rubber Baby
India Ink applied with a Rapidograph on 2-ply Strathmore plate-surface
bristol board; some brushwork added for natural texture and hair.
Shaded with intricate crosshatching.
17-3/4"x23" (Original art is 250% of the image size
in the American edition)
Excellent, with following caveats: The text describing the moment
of "white rage" depicted in panel six contained an
error that was corrected with a large rectangular patch. Because
one edge of the
patch cuts horizontally across the wide white area at the bottom
of the panel, it can be detected but only if a viewer looks closely.
The patch itself is clean with edges unmarred by dirt, and is
executed on 1-ply Strathmore of the same coloration as the 2-ply
Strathmore underneath. There are some very small white-guauche
touch-ups near the patch.
Provenance: The original art will be shipped directly from
Comments by the artist: This visually calm scene between Toland and Ginger
roils with unexpressed emotional sub texts. To me it exemplifies
the capacity of comics to suggest the interior lives of drawn
characters without spelling them out and thereby oversimplifying