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

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He abandoned kids’ comics and pioneered Pop.

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

His Frankenstein was serious, then comical, then scary.

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

Grotesque distorted candy-color figures twist and writhe.

One of the most wigged-out artists on Earth.

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

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

She produces all- encompassing psychic dot events.

He consumed humanity and spit out a mirror.

Masterpieces of graphic provocation and subversion.

A politicized Pop Art inspiration.

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

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

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Gary Panter on a panel from DEMON (1973)