1968 RON COBB ORIGINAL COMIC ART SAWYER PRESS LOTS OF JOBS LOST TO AUTOMATION. 8 BY 9.5 INCHES. That means that no one can make copies without Ron's permission.Provenance Transcribed letter from consignor. Hello my name is Elliott. In the late 60s my pawnshop was located on Santa Monica Bl. Los Angeles county [later to become the city of West Hollywood]. Upstairs was a rental business unit in which Eric Matlen lived and worked. Eric and I became good friends, went motorcycling, shooting, and just hanging out.
Eric had a serious Motorcycle accident in late 68 or 69 which crushed his left leg. I dont know when and how Eric met Ron Cobb but he published some editorial cartoon magazines one was Mah Fellow Americans in 1968. Eric passed away late 2014, I helped his sisters Leslie and Valery clean out his apartment, and that is how I acquired the Ron Cobb drawings and artwork. Ron Cobb is an American cartoonist who was mostly active in the late 1960s and early 1970s.He was known for his political-social cartoons which were published in underground newspapers all over the world. Later in his career he reinvented himself as a film concept artist for various Hollywood science fiction and fantasy films. He decided to become a cartoonist, but his initial work was rejected by Hugh Hefner's Playboy. He found a less censor-heavy environment in the underground newspaper the Los Angeles Press.
Cobb's cartoons were notable for their thought-provoking and wry criticism of the Lyndon B. Johnson and Richard Nixon administration, pollution, racism, militarism, poverty, consumerism, religion, nuclear energy, the Watergate affair and the Vietnam war. Their anti-establishment attitude perfectly incapsulated the spirit of the times and therefore they were featured in various sister publications of the Los Angeles Press and many other left-wing magazines all across the globe.They appeared among others in the Berkeley Barb, the Chicago Seed, the East Village Other, Lot's Wife, and Farrago. Cobb also illustrated covers for the magazine Famous Monsters of Filmland.
Cobb stayed with The Los Angeles Reader until 1970. His work was published in six compilation books:'RCD-25' (1967),'Mah Fellow Americans' (1968),'Raw Sewage' (1971),'My Fellow Americans' (1971),'The Cobb Book' (1975) and'Cobb Again' (1978). The item "1968 RON COBB ORIGINAL COMIC ART SAWYER PRESS LOTS OF JOBS LOST TO AUTOMATION" is in sale since Tuesday, September 25, 2018.This item is in the category "Collectibles\Comics\Original Comic Art\Comic Strip Art". The seller is "nbconsignservices" and is located in San Francisco, California. This item can be shipped worldwide.