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(Be sure and direct the payment to me at this address: howardcruseart@gmail.com)

(Prices may be negotiable if more than two items are purchased in the same transaction.)

"The Nearsighted Mr. McBloo""

A parody of The Nearsighted Mr. Magoo commissioned in 1980 for Playboy Funnies.

Pen-&-ink with Dr. Martin's dyes and colored Zipatone
on 3-ply Strathmore illustration board / 21-1/2"x15-1/4"

$250

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"Alan Moore Advises"

In addition to the original artwork on the left above, which was drawn for the 2003 tribute book Alan Moore: Portrait of an Extraordinary Gentleman, I'll provide a signed 8.5"x11" print of the image as it was augmented for publication.

Pen & ink with some brushwork on 2-ply Strathmore illustration board / 10-1/2"x11"
$175

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"Fertilizing Time"

Nothing like a good snack of manure for happy garden denizens!
One of a series of illustrations drawn for Food Service Directory in 1991.

Pen & ink with designer gouache on 3-ply Strathmore / 16-3/8 x 7-5/8"
$200

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"Death To Weevils"

One of a series of illustrations drawn in 1991 for Food Service Director.

Pen & ink with designer gouache on 3-ply Strathmore / 16-31/2 x 8-3/8"
$200

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"The Educator"

Political satire on a 1992 orgy of homophobia in a New York City school district.
First sketched in 1992; finished version drawn forFrom Headrack To Claude (2009)

Pen & ink with some brushwork on 2-ply Strathmore illustration board / 16"x20"
$200

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Cover Art for The Complete Wendel

A montage of memorable characters from my 1980s comic strip,
drawn for the cover of the 2011 collection published by Universe.

Pen & ink with some brushwork on 2-ply Strathmore illustration board / 19"x18-1/2"
$750

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"Bike Off"

This freelance assignment came all the way from Italy.
It was one of four sports-related t-shirt designs commissioned by Kenpy in 1999.

Pen & ink on 2-ply Strathmore illustration board / Art: 13"x12" / Trim size: 16”x14-1/2”
$125

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"Dear John"

Disappointed in love?
Why not confront and indulge the misery with bittersweet artwork?

This drawing illustrated an item in the "Folk Remedies" section of American Health
| sometime in the 1980s (exact issue date unavailable).
Best lump-in-a-throat I've ever drawn!

Pen & ink colored with designer gouache, Dr. Martin dyes,
and colored pencil on 3-ply Strathmore illustration board
6-1/4"x9"
$50

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"Telephone Meltdown"

What's this guy's problem? Damned if I know.
I don't even know what's in the word balloons.*

Yep, I've lost all my records on this one. I think it was it was drawn to illustrate an article in the Wharton Business Magazine nearly 35 years ago, but I'm far from sure. But the fact that I don't know what the person on the other end of the phone line is saying to cause this fellow such consternation, I've always been fond of the vivid body language in this drawing.

Pen & ink plus Dr. Martin's dyes and colored pencil on 3-ply Strathmore illustration board.
18"x23-5/8"
$200

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*The original text was added on a separate overlay, which was lost years ago.

"Mister Bug Has His Say"

Show a little love for our insect friends.

This comic strip was published (with color added) in Harpoon #1 (February 1999).

Pen & ink on 2-ply Strathmore illustration board / 18"x22"
$250

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Cover Art for The Other Sides of Howard Cruse

Pen & ink with some brushwork on 2-ply Strathmore illustration board / 20"x25"
$750
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Will Eisner Memorial Tribute

My Barefootz characters salute the master.
This was published in Comic Book Artist #6 (Top Shelf, 2005).

Pen & ink on 2-ply Strathmore illustration board / 11"x8-3/4" (Trim size: 13"x9-3/4")
$200
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And remember to check out my special sale of
Stuck Rubber Baby and Wendel originals!