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Gary Panter on THE PASSAGE

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Catastrophic collage boxes and birdcages.

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A world of seedy, jazzy, criminal, sexed-up human monsters.

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Optically giving, mind-teasing, unabashedly beautiful paintings.

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Without him, The Sixties as we know them might not have happened.

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Gary Panter on SHE’S NOT THERE

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His violent Tarzan comics were as cool and still as a bas relief.

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Shigeru Sugiurasugiura

He abandoned kids’ comics and pioneered Pop.

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Warning messages, hysterical laughter, the cawing of crows and buzzards.

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His Frankenstein was serious, then comical, then scary.

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Gary Panter vs. DIVE MASK

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The Queen of the Beatniks produced a psych masterpiece in 1969.

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Grotesque distorted candy-color figures twist and writhe.

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One of the most wigged-out artists on Earth.

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He is still ahead of the glitter rock curve and pulling away.

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His cartoons ring a very specific important curdled cultural alarm bell.

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She produces all- encompassing psychic dot events.

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He consumed humanity and spit out a mirror.

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Masterpieces of graphic provocation and subversion.

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A politicized Pop Art inspiration.

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He inspired a movement of self-aware, less cool folk artists.

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Everyone sprouts big square teeth when they’re angry!

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Obscene, slander­ous, jaw-dropping satirical pic­torial indict­ments

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Shockingly vital and hysterical, yet serenely stoic