The drawings (for which I was experimenting with some techniques that gave them a different look from typical Cruse cartoons) would have appeared in the fourth issue of Tom Toldrian’s Harpoon magazine if Harpoon hadn’t folded, alas, after issue 3.
But I still like ’em so I’ll share ’em.
Hey, if you find yourself
in Madison, WI, this Friday…
A few of my Wendel pages are part of the show, and so are comix by a breathtaking array of the pioneering cartoonists (like R. Crumb, Gilbert Shelton, Trina Robbins, Aline Kominsky-Crumb, S. Clay Wilson, and—well, the list of countercultural luminaries goes on and on) who turned the world of comic books upside down during the 1960s and ’70s and helped generate exciting new career opportunities for prosecutors and would-be comics censors all over America.
The show will remain available for viewing through July 12, if you can’t get to the opening festivities but still have a Madison visit in your plans for early summer.