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Frank Stack Original Art: New Adventures of Jesus (1991)

Frank Stack Original Art: New Adventures of Jesus (1991)
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    FRANK STACK (1937-) a.k.a. Foolbert Sturgeon • Original Color comic book art  “New Adventures of Jesus” (1991)

    Frank Stack for many years signed his work as “Foolbert Sturgeon” when he had to protect his university teaching job in the Bible Belt. Among other topics that could have gotten him in trouble, Stack has long been using Jesus as a running character. His Jesus is a humanist and rationalist who walks contemporaneous Earth constantly befuddled by what he sees around him. He is particularly put off by the people who call themselves “Christians” in his name; self-interested and greedy televangelists foremost among them. This sadly funny full color page was created for the Summer 1991 Drawn & Quarterly magazine, running as the inside front cover. Stack is a favorite cartoonist for atheists, agnostics and freethinkers, and even the rare Christian who sees the state of human affairs like this two-dimensional philosopher.

    Medium/Size/Condition: Watercolor and ink on heavy deckle-edge watercolor paper  measuring 11 inches wide x 15 inches high. Some white-out (partly for intentional highlights). Excellent 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.