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Howard Cruse Art: “Wendel” 2-page Duncan Break-Up story (1989) Lot of 2


Howard Cruse Art: “Wendel” 2-page Duncan Break-Up story (1989) Lot of 2
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    HOWARD CRUSE ORIGINAL ART - LOT of 2

    Title/date/description: “Wendel” 2-page Duncan Break-Up story (1989

    Sterno
     is experiencing ever withdrawal symptoms after breaking up with his super-buff boyfriend Duncan. His pals, including Wendel Cyril, and Ollie, but especially take-charge Tina, force Sterno to pay attention as Tina fries an egg (a parody of the once ubiquitous public service TV commercial about "your brain on drugs”). The tactic gets through to him! These ongoing “Wendel” strips that ran in The Advocate were so well done!

    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 hand-lettered contact information is on 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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