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#1 Guillaume Lanfray

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Posted 31 March 2006 - 08:18 PM

Artemis posted this in the Fée Verte Forum a year or two ago. I colorized it & I'm not ashamed. The artist is S. Clay Wilson, who once lived in Lincoln NE.

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#2 SilverFish

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Posted 31 March 2006 - 08:19 PM

Is this part of a series or a strip?
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#3 Guillaume Lanfray

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Posted 31 March 2006 - 08:26 PM

It was in a strip with the title A Ball in the Bung Hole, which appeared in ZAP Comix #4.

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Posted 31 March 2006 - 09:08 PM

Great art. The reason I asked, is it looks a lot like the style on Big Brother and The Holding Company's album cover for Cheap Thrills.

This cover was done by Robert Crumb, who, it turns out, after a move to Fan Fran, started Zap Comix in 1968. He also did the "Keep on Truckin' " guy.

Any way, I am a comic-nerd a heart. My father used to work with Crumb at American Greetings, back home in Cleveland, and our house was full of his work. My mother still has a box or two of it around somewhere.

Small world.

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#5 Grey Boy

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Posted 31 March 2006 - 09:50 PM

Never heard of him ;)
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#6 hectma

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Posted 01 April 2006 - 01:09 AM

Robert who?
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Silverfish, I am insanely jealous of your father now. The only comic-related person my dad worked with was Harvey Pekar, and the less said about that the better...
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#7 Wild Bill Turkey

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Posted 01 April 2006 - 02:24 AM

My father used to work with Crumb at American Greetings, back home in Cleveland, and our house was full of his work.  My mother still has a box or two of it around somewhere

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A box full of old R. Crumb originals? It couldn't possibly be worth anything. You should just call your mom and tell her to throw that stuff out, along with your old toys, and Grandpa's stupid old collection of Fabergé eggs.
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Posted 01 April 2006 - 04:51 AM

Better yet, she could send it to me for proper disposal. Old Crumb art must be disposed of VERY carefully.
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Posted 01 April 2006 - 04:53 AM

My dad hasn't worked with any cartoonists, but I have worked with Mark Bode (along with the Vaughn Bode estate), Guy Davis and Neil Gaiman.
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Posted 01 April 2006 - 02:44 PM

I love Guy Davis. The Marquis was beautiful and disturbing. I think his style would lend itself well towards cartoons depicting the rise and fall of absinthe in France.
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Posted 01 April 2006 - 02:57 PM

Terry Zwigoff's movie about Crumb is one of the best documentaries I know of. It reveals that Robert is the normal one in that family.
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Posted 01 April 2006 - 04:27 PM

Yeah, Robert comes out looking like "Marilyn", the strangely out-of-place debutante sister that lived with the Munsters.
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Posted 01 April 2006 - 05:12 PM

This is the piece that I did with Guy Davis. Neil Gaiman liked it so much, he called his editor about it. They wanted to do it as a series, but Guy wanted to do it as a one off. Plus he didn't think Vertigo would go for the concept of a crossdressing Alice.
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Posted 01 April 2006 - 05:13 PM

This is the piece that I did with Guy Davis. Neil Gaiman liked it so much, he called his editor about it. They wanted to do it as a series, but Guy wanted to do it as a one off. Plus he didn't think Vertigo would go for the concept of a crossdressing Alice.

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Posted 01 April 2006 - 09:41 PM

Vertigo might not go for it, but IDW definitely would. It's completely up their alley.
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Posted 01 April 2006 - 11:56 PM

Damn, that's a sweet one!
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Posted 06 April 2006 - 08:30 AM

My father used to work with Crumb at American Greetings, back home in Cleveland, and our house was full of his work.  My mother still has a box or two of it around somewhere.

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Odd you should mention that. A box of Crumb originals happens to be the exact cost of admission for LautrecFest. ;)

#18 Guillaume Lanfray

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Posted 06 April 2006 - 12:00 PM

Another S.Clay Wilson:

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Posted 06 September 2013 - 05:46 AM

I was hoping that the original picture posted by Guillaume Lanfray would be viewable.  Alas, this seems to no longer be accessible.

It was the same thing that introduced me to absinthe.




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