Friday, November 30, 2018

The release of Crumb’s Work On It Etching Edition in TWO versions

On the inside cover of Crumb’s comic book Mystic Funnies #1 (1997) is a strip called “Mr. Natural & Flakey Foont Thinkin’ About Death n’ Stuff”. In the early-2000’s, Jesse and I, with Crumb’s approval and help, condensed the first two panels of the strip into one to create the Work On it t-shirt for the website, which was then owned by Jesse. It’s still selling well because it’s so funny. In fact, it’s one of my favorite cartoons of all time. Maybe because we all wrestle with the concept and fear of our own death (with poor results) that this becomes so amusing for us to witness someone else spinning their wheels. It’s funny, poignant and effectively uses both of Crumb’s best known characters–Flakey sweating and fretting while Mr. Natural stays cool.

But I also wanted to offer Crumb’s original version which he drew using two panels. I took a small survey from an assortment of Crumb readers as to which version they preferred–it was basically two to one in favor of the single panel version. So I’m offering both versions with two limited signed etching editions: the single panel etching edition which is 40 prints, and the double panel etching edition which is only 20 prints.

Single Panel Etching: 
Paper Size is 10” x 12”; Image Size is 5” x 5”

Double Panel Etching: 
Paper Size is 12” x 10”; Image Size is 8” x 5”

Both editions are numbered, signed and dated by Crumb. Neither of the editions have any customized sigs (except one signed R. “I’m Still Workin’ On It” Crumb which is not for sale). Both editions are for sale for $420 per print. 
Release date: Friday, November 30th, 2018.

Single Panel $420 Each 

Double Panel $420 Each