FRANK STACK. "Interviewing the
Collaborative effort with tortured writer
Harvey Pekar for an issue of American Splendor,
the comic that was turned into a critically acclaimed film in
2003. This "splash page" depicts Pekar twice, along
with a lovely opening shot of his home, along with the interrogating
writer who inspires the title of this story.
This original art is warranted to be from the artist's personal
collection (Stack is exclusively represented by this agency).
The art comes with a letter of authenticity upon request. See
"bio" section for information on Frank
Stack (a.k.a. Foolbert Sturgeon), one of the very
earliest and most important of the underground cartoonists.
Size/medium/condition/price: Drawn in brush, pen and ink on blue-lined Bristol
board measuring 11 3/4 inches wide by 17 1/2 inches high. Only
the second panel is drawn directly onto the Bristol board. The
hand-lettered title/credits, panel one, the first two voice balloons
and both bottom panels are drawn on other sheets of paper and
pasted on to the Bristol board. Evidently the proportion was
off (or had to be adjusted when Stack added the title & credits)
because roughly an inch of the bottom panels are covered by a
semi-transparent paste-over, which still permits Stack's original
inked extensions to be seen. These latter extension/paste-overs
are currently covered by the mat edge. Top of the art is hinge-mounted
with archival tape to a professionally cut mat measuring 16 inches
wide x 20 inches high.