Lot 297 of 340:
Original Art: FAT FREDDY'S CAT by Gilbert Shelton, 1970s  

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Lot closed - Sold For (Includes Buyers Premium):$960
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FAT FREDDY'S CAT. Original Art from The Adventures of Fat Freddy's Cat No. 1

[Original Comic Art] Shelton, Gilbert





Very fine condition. Light shadow to margins; two small spots to first panel; presentation inscription not by the artist. Ink and white-out on bristol, image area approx. 2.5" x 13.5". Signed by Shelton and dated 1991. Original place and date of publication unknown, but first panel of strip has 1970 copyright notice.

Seven-panel strip, original publication date unknown, reprinted in The Adventures of Fat Freddy's Cat #1 (1977). Fat Freddy's Cat only appears in the title panel. The rest of the strip features his chief antagonists, the horde of roaches and mice that occupy the Freak Brothers' stink pad. Original Fat Freddy's Cat artwork almost never hits the market. It's said that Gilbert Shelton prefers keeping it / gifting it to pals.

Provenance: From the collection of Rick Synchef. Mr. Synchef is known for his collection of counterculture ephemera of the 1960s and '70s (see Collectors Weekly, Oct. 31, 2003: "Extraordinary Collection of Counterculture Literature Up for Auction").

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