“HEADRACK” — No
Standards for LSD These Days! (1976)
Barefootz's friend Headrack is
a gay hippie artist whose love of drugs is well
known to “Barefootz" fans. So it’s no surprise that
when he gets his own page he goes on a tirade about
his 1976-era LSD proving not up to the high
standards of the 1960s Owsley Purple Haze Headrack
no doubt longs for. We totally understand.
x 20 inches (40.6 x 50.8 cm). Ink
& Zip-a-Tone on Bristol board. Some very light
yellowing in the opening panel where Zip-a-Tone at
some point fell away. The “Headrack by Howard Cruse”
logo is a paste-up. Otherwise excellent condition.
Provenance:Warranted to be
authentic and from the estate of Howard Cruse, which the
DKAA agency exclusively represents.
Further reference: Howard
Cruse(1944-2019) was an
American cartoonist best
known for humor and gay themes. First coming to
attention in the 1970s during the underground
comix movement with Barefootz,
he was the founding editor of Gay Comix in
1980, created the gay-themed strip Wendel during
the 1980s, and he reached a more mainstream audience
in 1995 with his masterwork Stuck
Rubber Baby (published in an anniversary edition
in 2020 by First Second).
We have art from Cruse’s full career. If you don’t see
what you’re looking for in this web gallery, contact
us at firstname.lastname@example.org and
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