PROMO CARDS by Jesse Crumb (1995).
(Set of 5 cards)
These cards were produced as promotional
giveaways for the long out-of-print 36-card Beat Generation
boxed set, released on the 40th anniversary of "Howl.".
Five of the best known '50s beatniks were selected to
promote the larger set: Lenny Bruce (No. 1), William
Burroughs (No. 2), Allen Ginsberg (No. 3), Jack
Kerouac (No. 4) and Thelonious Monk (No. 5). All are
expertly rendered by Jesse Crumb, son of Robert Crumb.
If you have the Beat Generation card
set, you've noticed that the Jack Kerouac card has a black
silhouette where the author of On the Road should be.
That's because Kerouac's daughter threatened to sue publisher
Kitchen Sink Press if the set was released with her father's
portrait. But these promotional cards, already released, were
unaffected. Excellent items for non-sports card collectors or
beat fans. These also frame quite nicely for any hip pad.
NM/Mint set of 5 only $7.50