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Howard Cruse Art: “Wendel” Exercise & Romance story (1989) 2 Page Lot


Howard Cruse Art: “Wendel”  Exercise & Romance story (1989) 2 Page Lot
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    HOWARD CRUSE ORIGINAL ART

    Title/date/description: “Wendel” 2-page Exercise & Romance story (1989

    A great 2-pager in which Sterno has new buff boyfriend, Duncan, who’s totally into a methodical work-out regimen. Sterno is determined to try to get himself into shape. Wendel is supportive, but clearly a little skeptical. 

    Size/medium/condition:
     16 x 21.25 inches (40.6 x 54 cm). Ink (brush & Rapidograph) on Bristol board. Excellent condition. These are quite large originals, and impressive in detail. Cruse was a master of cross-hatching and spotting his blacks and tones. Howard’s color business cards are glued to the back of each page. Signed in the last panel of 2nd page. 

    Price
    : $650 for the pair. Sold as a set only.


    Provenance:
     
    Warranted to be authentic and from the estate of Howard Cruse, which the DKAA agency exclusively represents.

    Further reference
    Howard Cruse (1944-2019) was an American cartoonist best known for humor and gay themes. First coming to attention in the 1970s during the underground comix movement with Barefootz, he was the founding editor of Gay Comix in 1980, created the gay-themed strip Wendel during the 1980s, and he reached a more mainstream audience in 1995 with his masterwork Stuck Rubber Baby (published in an anniversary edition in 2020 by First Second).

    We have art from Cruse’s full career. If you don’t see what you’re looking for in this web gallery, contact us at help@deniskitchen.com and we can tell you if what you seek is in our larger inventory.



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