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Howard Cruse Art: “Strangeness While Shaving” (2012)

Howard Cruse Art: “Strangeness While Shaving” (2012)
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    Title/date/description: “Strangeness While Shaving” (2012

    An autobiographical fantasy page in which Howard, while shaving, sees his foamed reflection morphing into an unrecognizable face until his real reflection calls to him him from another mirror. 

     16 x 22 inches (40.6 x 55.9 cm). Ink (brush & Rapidograph) on Bristol board. A large original, full of exquisite cross-hatching and shading. Howard’s color business card is glued to the back. Signed in the last panel. Very slight blotches around the “Sh” of the original title lettering (easily correctable), otherwise 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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