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Frank Stack Original Art: Amazons Battle Scene (1972)

Frank Stack Original Art: Amazons Battle Scene (1972)
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    FRANK STACK (1937-) a.k.a. Foolbert Sturgeon • Original comic book art
    “Amazons battle scene” (1972)

    Frank Stack’s oeuvre varies a great deal, from pen and ink cartoons, to etchings, to chalk drawings, nudes, and chalk art to watercolor paintings.  Among his comic book there is comparable range, from his sardonic Jesus stories to hilarious Dorman’s Doggie strips and the psychological musings of Dr. Feelgood to his totally different Amazon Comics, featuring figurative art and nothing-funny fight scenes from Greek mythology, like this example. This comic takes the historic man vs. woman battles to a quite literal level. Lovely cross-hatching and solid sense of human physiology (from a man who taught figure drawing for decades at the University of Missouri).

    Medium/Size/Condition: The Pen and ink panel tiers are lightly glued to light Bristol board measuring 11 inches wide x 14 inches high. Small separation crack on the Zip-a-Tone over horse in 4th panel, otherwise very fine condition.

    Further reference:
    Most comix historians regard Frank Stack as the very first underground cartoonist (his earliest Jesus comics way pre-date R. Crumb or Gilbert Shelton). Additional Stack art is available.  Contact us for further details.  Additionally, Stack items (out of print books and postcards) can be found in Steve Krupp’s Curio Shoppe. Just type Frank Stack in our search bar.

    Provenance: Frank Stack is exclusively represented by the Denis Kitchen Art Agency, an affiliate of Steve Krupp’s Curio Shoppe and Gallery. This drawing is warranted to be an authentic original created by Frank Stack. Note: Image is © Frank Stack. Reproduction for commercial purposes requires permission.