& 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
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
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