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Howard Cruse Art: Untitled COLOR Art: Mickey Spider

Howard Cruse Art: Untitled COLOR Art: Mickey Spider
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    Title/date/description: Untitled, Undated Color Art: Mickey Spider & African Americans

    We don’t know when this was created or what it was done for, but it’s a beautiful example of Howard’s exquisite COLOR art. Two seemingly dispart subjects, drawn next to each other, perhaps illustrations for a magazine article?

    In the left panel an apparent comics fanboy is exasperating his date who wants to dance. In the right frame a man seems to be trying to convince an older woman of something. What we can say for certain is that these are wonderful originals, with superb detail and shading

    17.5 x 8.5 inches (44.4 x 21.6 cm). Tempera & Ink on heavy Bristol board. Great spotted texture on black man’s shirt and expressions on all faces. Cruse at his best. Excellent condition.

    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 and we can tell you if what you seek is in our larger inventory.

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