RARE ~ Air Pirates artist Original Art Lot 1971 Underground
RARE ~ Air Pirates artist Original Art Lot 1971 Underground:
~Please SEE PICS(Especially View the 5th picture and get back to me with any questions or 0FFERS)!!!
I purchased this lot from a collector that attended the Phil Sueling ~ 1976 New York Comic Art Convention. Among the featured Guest were the Artist from the Air Pirates Studio. From that moment the then young fan was hooked on subversive Underground Comix. He stayed in touch with some of the APS artist acquiring pieces when he ran across them.
1970's - The Air Pirates Funnies would spoof Disney characters in an Adult fashion, resulting in a famous lawsuit by the Disney Company "Walt Disney Productions vs. The Air Pirates" copyright infringement law suit of which Disney Lawyers took a long time in burying the Air Pirates artist and yet...Read the book.
~ ORIGINAL ART ~
~ The Tortoise and the Hare #1 (1971) (It was supposed to be The AIR PIRATES Funnies #3)- These are story/comic Pages 3(9), 4(10), 8(13), 9(14), 10(15), 11(16), 13(18), 14(20) from "Episode Two" (2nd Story). Hand Drawn Original Art done in Blue Pencil + Ink by Gary HALLGREN, Each measuring approx. 10" x 15". Each Signed by Gary in Pencil...SEE PICTURE # 10.~ Gary Hallgren - Recreation of Air Pirates Funnies #2 Cover circa early 1990's done in Pencil, Ink and Water Color on 2-ply Bristol Board, Measuring approx. 11" x 14". SIGNED...SEE PICTURE #3, 11- RIGHT Side. LOOKS MUCH BETTER THAN THE PICTURES.~ Bobby LONDON Preliminary for the Back Cover - "Walt Dismal vs Air Pirates" 1976 Pamphlet. Hand Drawn in Marker on drawing paper, image size approx. 5-1/2" x 8-1/2", Frame size approx. 10-3/4" x 13-3/4", on the back of the Frame - the RARE "Walt Dismal vs Air Pirates" 1976 (4 page) Pamphlet is taped in place underneath a clear plastic sheet (I don't know what the condition of the other side/back of the pamphlet is). Art SIGNED. In a Gold Frame...SEE PICTURES # 5, 6.~ Gary Hallgren Preliminary for the FRONT Cover - "The Tortoise and the Hare #1 (1971)" Hand Drawn in Pencil on drawing paper, size approx. 7-3/4" x 11-1/2". Included is a hand painted Mock-Up in Grey Gouache Paint - prelim. (I guess as a gauge toward printed Color and Tone), measuring approx. 9-1/2" x 13"...SIGNED, SEE PICTURE # 9.~ Gary Hallgren Preliminary for the BACK Cover - "The Tortoise and the Hare #1 (1971)" Hand Drawn in Pencil on drawing paper, image size approx. 6-1/4" x 10-1/4", Matte size approx. 12" x 16", included - Sealed on the back is a hand painted Mock-Up in Grey Gouache Paint - prelim. (I guess as a gauge toward printed Color and Tone), measuring approx. 8-3/4" x 12". Also included another hand painted Mock-Up in Grey Gouache Paint - prelim. (I guess as a gauge toward printed Color and Tone), measuring approx. 9-1/4" x 13-3/4". 2 of 3 SIGNED...SEE PICTURES # 7,8.
~ Bobby LONDON - Dirty Duck & Weezil, WHAT PIANO ?!! WHAT CHICKEN ?!! ,1991 Hand Drawn in Marker on 2-ply board, measuring approx. 12" x 17-1/2". SIGNED. The story behind this drawing - At a NY Convention a young fan was befriended by the Air Pirates Studio Team. A.P.S. were featured Guest at Phil Sueling's ~ 1976 New York Comic Art Convention so the young teenager was welcomed to all the A.P.S. after Convention festivities. One Saturday night the young fan was recruited by a couple of the Air Pirates Artist to procure/purloin/borrow a Piano from their host Hotel for one of there alcohol & drug fueled gatherings. The covert team of creative Hippies located a small roll away Piano in one of the Hotel Ballrooms. For some reason the Air Pirates party planers had Rubber Chickens as tools for their procurement. When they rolled the Piano into the elevator they didn't factor in that Hotel Guest my need a lift. Every time a Guest boarded the elevator the Air Pirates group would swing their Rubber Chickens, softly play the Piano and softly sing a chorus of WHAT PIANO ?!! WHAT CHICKEN ?!! . Fast forward to 1991, Bobby LONDON gifted this drawing to a young man that he shared Festivities & Follies of a few Fun Filled days. "Life has it's Ups and Downs" ( eluding to the trip on the elevator )...SEE PICTURE # 11 - LEFT side.~ COMIXS & BLB & BOOK ~
~ Underground Comix - Mickey Mouse Meets The AIR PIRATES Funnies #1 (Hell Comics 1971) Limited printing, recall, and later banning, makes this an exceptionally rare comic...SEE PICTURES # 5, 6.
~ Underground Comix - The Tortoise and the Hare #1 (Last Gasp 1971) Only Printing/Gary Hallgren/Dan O'Neill/Bobby London/Ted Richards...SEE PICS # 7, 8, 9.
~ Big Little Book - MICKEY MOUSE "The Mail Pilot" (1933), 320 pgs. ...SEE PICS # 5, 6. This was the image that was swiped and used for the cover of The AIR PIRATES Funnies #1.
~ Book - The Pirates and the Mouse "Disney's War Against the Counterculture" 2003. SEE PICS # 6.
The Lot isin GREAT condition but PLEASE SEE PICTURES and you decide.
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