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Gary Hallgren Original Art: NANCY BOY AND SLUGGRRL

Gary Hallgren Original Art: NANCY BOY AND SLUGGRRL
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    GARY HALLGREN (1945-) Fritzi Ritz painting: “NANCY BOY AND SLUGGRRL.”

    As a perhaps an old-fashioned art collector who leans toward comic art of the classic variety, you may have trouble keeping up with contemporary gender-bending sex roles and the challenge of displaying comic art that combines the comfortable imagery of your youth with a modern panache. Concern yourself no more, because now you can indulge in a genuine Nancy & Sluggo classic by Gary Hallgren which displays feminist strength and the self-confidence of a proudly gay man in a form that even your most politically correct visitor will appreciate and endorse. The traditional stipple hair of Sluggrrl (formerly Nancy) is shorn, and cropped tight, revealing a long-covered ear thrice pierced, and her strident posture in Doc Marten boots embodies the self-assured modern woman. Meanwhile, Nancy Boy (formerly Sluggo) is in full peacock mode, sporting an ascot, chic mustache, and a puffball variant of his once-dreary hat. Acrylic painting on illustration board, shrink-wrapped against ¼-inch foam board. Painted in December 2014. Dimensions 15 x 20 inches. Signed by the artist.

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    About the artist: Gary Hallgren’s illustrations have appeared in The New York Times, MAD, The Wall Street Journal, Entertainment Weekly, and National Lampoon (his Pinocchio cover for the Lampoon is an all-time classic). And he illustrated all of the best-selling books by Dr. Mehmet Oz. But he's probably best known as a key member of the infamous “Air Pirates.” Hallgren teamed with Dan O'Neill, Ted Richards, Bobby London, and Shary Flenniken to produce two notorious issues of Air Pirates Funnies, which contained X-rated parodies of Mickey & Minnie Mouse, causing the Walt Disney organization to unleash its army of lawyers on the unruly underground cartoonists. The battle went all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court, which ruled 9-0 in favor of Disney. Hallgren currently paints personal visions of his favorite comics, especially “Nancy & Sluggo," he collects vintage Studebakers, and he ghosts one of America's most famous syndicated newspaper strips

    Related items: Besides additional Gary Hallgren paintings, we have Nancy & Sluggo silk neckties, Ernie Bushmiller postcards, several rare N&S pinback buttons, and the coolest Nancy poster ever.

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