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TIM BOXELL Original “Day in the Lab” (1972) from Snarf #2 FRAMED * NOT AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE *
|TIM BOXELL • Original “Day in the Lab”
(1972) from Snarf #2 • A light moment with Dr.
Frankenstein and Igor - FRAMED under glass **
note: framed art under glass will not scan, so
digital photos are the only option for
These are slightly grainy. Apologies.
Before Tim Boxell went on to a successful Hollywood career
in animation and film (see IMDb profile), he was a
stalwart contributor to underground comix, where he
sometimes worked under the nom de plume “Grisly” because
of his often explicitly gruesome content. This implied Dr.
Frankenstein page is a perfect example of his grisly
subject matter salted with his strange sense of humor,
hence it appeared in the 2nd issue of the long-running
underground humor anthology, Snarf. He had a relatively
short but distinguished career as an underground
cartoonist before heading west to start a new career.
Boxell’s art only rarely shows up in the market, so this
is an infrequent opportunity to fill in a gap in a serious
collection of underground art.
Medium/Size/Condition: Brush, pen and ink on
white paper measuring 13.25” x 17.25 inches. Currently in
a frame 14.75 x 18.75 inches. Overall fine condition. The
title “A Day in the Lab” is applied with “press type”
which is still fully intact. Signed (twice) and dated in
lower right corner.
Provenance: This original has been in the
collection of James “Jim” Kitchen since the early 1970s.
It is inscribed in the lower right: “The very best to my
friend Jim, “’Grisly’ Tim Boxell”
** Price: $400
Price includes frame and glass if desired, but note that
shipping glass will increase the cost of shipping. If
you'd prefer unframed, send us an email to quote a
reduced shipping fee.
Related items: Boxell is part of the 1975
Famous Cartoonist Button Set, and he appears in many
of the underground comix
listed in our sister site, Steve
Krupp’s Curio Shoppe.