After publishing the first “Uggly Family” story in “Cracked’s Extra-Special Monster Party #9,” Mort Todd encouraged readers to send a SASE in for a free unpublished UF portrait (see below). Can’t imagine many people did so—thankfully, my pal Howie was intrepid enough to throw his hat in the ring, and he traded this gem to me 28 years (!) later. The 11 x 17 portrait features an almost unrecognizable Clowes rendering of the Uggly Family.
Mort Todd sez: “that is indeed Dan’s very first interpretation of the Uggly’s before we named ‘em, even! I would do the writing and layouts myself, and as you see this was plugging their second appearance which tied in with some Wolverton reprints.”
See more rare Clowes items in their large collection here: