Hardcover. New York , Random House , 1st, 1937, Book: Good, Dust Jacket: None, Hardcover, black cloth spine and green paper-covered boards.A nice collection of b&w cartoons from The New Yorker. No dust jacket.
Hardcover. London, Methuen & Co. Ltd., Reprint, 1964, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Good, Non-paginated. Hardcover. Previous owners inscription on inside front cover. Full color illustrations by Tomi Ungerer. Dust jacket with dime size piece of paper missing at top of spine, light chipping along edges. Jacket now protected with clear plastic cover. Clean, tight copy.
Hardcover. Kansas City, Andrews McMeel Publishing, 1st, 2010, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Hardcover in a slipcase. Extensive b&w and color illustrations throughout. Illustrated frontispiece. Includes decorative slip case. Light rubbing to bottom corner, otherwise clean, tight copy. What began as Bull Tales in the Yale Daily News in 1968 became Doonesbury when it debuted as a Universal Press Syndicate feature in 1970. The strip followed the lives of college roommates B.D. and Mike Doonesbury from their first encounter through the intricate life turns they experience, along with the cadre of eccentric and engaging characters they encounter over the next forty years. Always political, relentlessly pointed, expertly drawn and written, Doonesbury is a classic in its own time, and this book commemorates that special place in cartoon history it holds.
Hardcover. NY, Knopf, 1st, 1977, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover in a bright, price-clipped dust jacket. A collection of humorous verses about animals, friendly or otherwise. Additional poems by Lucy Gardner & Eugene Rudzewicz. Drawings by Lucy, Joel, Joan & John Gardner. Name on front fly leaf, otherwise clean.
Softcover. New York, Workman Publishing, 1st, 1980, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Softcover, unpaginated, A collection of b&w cartoons that previously appeared in various publications. Clean copy.
Hardcover. New York, Grove Press, Inc, 1st, 1966, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Good, Unpaginated. Hardcover with dust jacket. A clean, unmarked copy with wear to dust jacket edges. A tight copy. Bright illustrations by Guy Peellaert throughout.
Hardcover. Philadelphia, David McKay Company, 1st, 1931, Book: Good, Dust Jacket: None, Color illustrated boards, unpaginated. Illustrated with full color drawings of Mickey Mouse and friends. Light wear to cover corners and 1 1/2" closed tear at bottom front hinge. Page 14 has a 1" closed tear on right margin - this does not effect text or illustrations. Clean, tight copy.
Hardcover. London, Herbert Jenkins, 5th pr., Book: Good, Dust Jacket: None, 312 pages plus publishers ads in rear. Orange cloth with maroon design, lettering. Stated Fifth Printing on copyright page, no date but circa 1930. Mild fading to spine, otherwise clean, tight copy.
Hardcover. Dark Horse, 1st, 2011, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover, 199 pages. As part of the Dark Horse Archives series, all Shmoo newspaper strip appearances and storylines are being collected for the first time ever in a deluxe, oversized hardcover .In addition to every weekly and Sunday Shmoo newspaper appearance from 1948 to 1976, this collection also features rare Al Capp photographs and Shmoo illustrations from its marketing heyday.
Hardcover. Dark Horse, 1st, 2008, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover, 176 pages. First appearing in Al Capp's "Li'l Abner" comic strip in 1948, the oddly shaped (and happily edible) Shmoo became an overnight phenomenon, spawning an unprecedented merchandising frenzy in the late '40s and 50s. As part of the Dark Horse Archives series, ALL Shmoo comic book appearances are being collected for the first time ever in a deluxe hardcover edition! In addition to every issue of Shmoo Comics from 1949 and 1950, rare bonus stories, and Shmoo-centric advertisements from yesteryear, Al Capp's Complete Shmoo: The Comic Books features an introduction and annotations by certified Shmoo-ologist Denis Kitchen. A persistent presence in pop culture, the selfless Shmoo has served humanity for decades - mostly by offering itself as food - but also by entertaining and tickling our funny bones like no other creature can. Treat yourself to these hilarious adventures, featuring Washable Jones, Super Shmoo, Frankenshmoo, Fu Manshmoo and truly a cast of thousands! This archival collection sports a new cover by Peter Poplaski.
Softcover. Berkeley CA, Cartoonist's Co-op Press, 1st, 1974, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Softcover, Very good. 32 pages with semi-glossy color covers, b/w interiors. Cover price is $.75. An adult comic, also a seminal work in the field of both Underground, and Autobiographical comic storytelling and collaboration, by two of the most influential figures in Underground comics.
Softcover. Berkeley CA, Last Gasp Eco-Funnies, 1st, 1977, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Softcover. Comic Book. Standard Format and Size. First Printing. This is the #2 issue of the series, published December 1977 with a washtub on the cover. Cover price $1.00. Art by R. Crumb and his longtime girlfriend, Aline Kominsky.
Hardcover. New York, Duell, Sloan & Pearce, 1st, 1944, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover, 101 pages. Illustrated with black & white drawings by William Steig. Dust jacket shows wear with small chunks missing at top and bottom of spine and chipping along edges. Dust jacket now protected with clear plastic cover.
Hardcover. Racine, WA, Western Publishing/Little Golden Book, reprint, 1993, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Non-paginated. Hardcover with no dust jacket issued. Clean, tight copy with minor wear to edges.
Hardcover. Bobbs-Merrill, 1st, 1967, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover, unpaginated. The cartoonist's first book is rich with his portrayal of people's foibles, goofs, and misinterpretations, as seen originally in the New Yorker, Playboy, and Punch. Introduction bu Whitney Balliett. Dust jacket with small tape repair, price-clipped.
Softcover. New York , Ballantine Books, 1st thus, 2003, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Softcover, 320 pages, b&w art by R. Crumb, Kevin Brown, Gregory Budgett and others. Clean, bright paperback. The classic collection of the comics that inspired the movie "American "Splendor, winner of the Grand Jury Prize at the 2003 Sundance Film Festival "American Splendor is the world's first literary comic book. Cleveland native Harvey Pekar is a true American original. A V.A. hospital file clerk and comic book writer, Harvey chronicles the ordinary and mundane in stories both funny and touching. His dead-on eye for the frustrations and minutiae of the workaday world mix in a delicate balance with his insight into personal relationships. Pekar has been compared to Dreiser, Dostoevsky, and Lenny Bruce. But he is truly more than all of them--he is himself. "Mr. Pekar has . . . proven that comics can address the ambiguities of daily living, that like the finest fiction, they can hold a mirror up to life."
Hardcover. New York, D. Appleton & Co., 1st, 1872, Book: Good, Dust Jacket: None, 74 pages. Hardcover. Green Pebbled cloth. Gilt title and decoration on front cover. Black & white illustrations by Toby. Front endpaper has been removed. Previous owners name on inside front cover and preliminary page. Moderate fraying at bottom of spine, light rubbing to corners. All edges gilt. Clean, tight copy.
Hardcover. Chicago, Rand McNally , 1st Thus, 1947, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Good, Non-paginated. Hardcover. Black & white cartoons by Gaar Williams. Dust jacket with chipping along edges - jacket now protected with clear plastic cover. Clean, unmarked pages.
New York , Harper & Brothers, 1st, 1926, Book: Very Good, Hardcover, red cloth covers with color illustration on cover paste-down. Unpaginated (about 120 pages). Tipped-in color frontispiece, every other page with a full page b&w cartoon, every other page with a smaller b&w image. Book of satiric humor using anthropomorphic cats to illustrate various human foibles. Light wear to cloth with some fading and mottling to rear cover.
Hardcover. Seattle, Fantagraphics, 1st, 2006, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover in a bright, unclipped dust jacket. Eldon Dedini has been one of Playboy's most recognizable full-page gag cartoonists. With a masterful watercolor technique that burlesques a broad range of subjects, from East and West Coast urban and suburban adult-hipster to classical Japanese erotic prints, Dedini's most personal cartoons rely on mythology and legend. They evoke a bucolic sexually-liberated paradise that leaves his readers lingering over the imagery long after the gag registers. The Art of Playboy's Eldon Dedini is the first retrospective collection of his work, and gathers in one volume the most sophisticated, elegant, and funny gag panels of the past six decades.
Hardcover. New York, McGraw-Hill, 1st, 1960, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Hardcover, 128 pages illustrated in b&w by the Berenstains. Decorated boards with orange cloth spine. Missing dust jacket.
Hardcover. Boston, Little Brown , 1st, 1999, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover in a bright, unclipped dust jacket. 306 pages, b&w photos. Best known for his sweet-natured character Latka on Taxi, Andy Kaufman was the most influential comic of the generation that produced David Letterman, John Belushi, and Robin Williams. A regular on the early days of Saturday Night Live (where he regularly disrupted planned skits), Kaufman quickly became known for his idiosyncratic roles and for performances that crossed the boundaries of comedy, challenging expectations and shocking audiences. Kaufmans death from lung cancer at age 35 (hed never smoked) stunned his fans and the comic community that had come to look to him as its lightning rod and standard bearer. Bob Zmuda, Kaufmans closest friend, producer, writer, and straight man, breaks his twenty-year silence about Kaufman and unmasks the man he knew better than anyone. He chronicles Kaufmans meteoric rise, the development of his extraordinary personas, the private man behind the driven actor and comedian, and answers the question most often asked: Did Andy Kaufman fake his own death?
Softcover. Los Angeles, The 3-D Zone, 1st, 1989, Book: Good, Dust Jacket: None, Rare comic book, stapled softcover. Comics are drawings only, with no text. 3-D glasses are still attached to inside, as issued. Book has slight shelf wear on spine side. 64 pages. Mild waviness to pages.
Softcover. Berkeley CA, Print Mint, 1st, 1975, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Softcover, 44 pages. An anthology comic. Cover art by R. Crumb. Sawney Beane bio. Let's Talk Sense About This Here Modern America, script and art by Robert Crumb; Crumb rants about America. Gilbert Shelton's Advanced Motoring Tips. Where Are They Now?, script and art by Kim Deitch; A reporter learns about a practical joker. A Couch in the Sun, script and art by Bill Griffith; biography of Henri Rousseau. Who Killed Lenny Bruce? article, art by Crumb. Goethe's Faust, script and art by Justin Green.
Softcover. Berkeley, Print Mint, 1st, 1976, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Softcover comic, 8.25 x 10.75", with 52 pages, including semi-glossy color wraps and b/w interior. An anthology comic. Cover art by Jay Lynch. Crybaby's Blues, script and art by Robert Crumb; the harshness of life. Comedia Dell' Zippy starring Zippy The Pinhead, script and art by Bill Griffith; Outlawed clowns put on a show. The Great Ajeeb, Chess Playing Automaton, script and art by Kim Deitch; fake chess playing machine. The Corpse Gobblin' Ogre of Columbite Mountain, script and art by S. Clay Wilson. A Modern Mystery starring Arnold Peck, script and art by Willy Murphy. Some Boxes for the Salvation Army, script and art by Art Spiegelman. The Calvin Coolidge Story, script by Jim Hoberman, art by Kim Deitch. Gotterdammerung, script and art by Spain Rodriguez.
Hardcover. San Diego, CA, IDW Publishing; Box edition, 1st, 2016, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Like new in publisher's shrink wrap. 4 book boxed set. Clean, tight copies. In 1941, Pep Comics introduced Archie Andrews, starring in outrageous tales of dating woes, high-school hi-jinx and slapstick mayhem. Since then, Archie and his teenage friends have entertained young and old alike with their hilarious misadventures. Now, experience unforgettable comics moments from the 1940s to the 1970s in this box set collecting four volumes of the Archie's Americana series.
Hardcover. US, Dark Horse Books, 1st thus, 2015, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover, 247 pages. Color illustrations throughout. Like new in publisher's shrink-wrap. You know Jughead as Archie's loyal sidekick, but wait until you see the trouble he can get up to on his own! Cheer as Jug matches wits with Archie's rival Reggie, gasp as he tests nutty experiments with his Uncle Herman, and marvel as he eats dozens upon dozens of burgers and shakes! With twice the mischief, twice the pranks, and twenty times the food, Jughead Archives takes you to the weirder side of Riverdale, in this uproarious volume illustrated by beloved Archie artists Samm Schwartz and George Frese! Collects Jughead #1#8 from 1949 to 1950.
Softcover. Seattle, Fantagraphics, 1st, 2001, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Softcover, 120 pages. All cartoonists are geniuses, wrote John Updike, "but Arnold Roth especially so. He's an American original; irreverent, tireless, manicky, and secretly efficient... his work jumps with joy." You won't find better proof of this argument than this book, a generous, career-spanning collection of Roth's best cartoons and painted illustrations, originally created to serve as a catalog for a long-overdue gallery exhibition of this master cartoonist's work. From his early cartoons through his eye-popping and imaginative color illustrations for such magazines as Playboy, Esquire, TV Guide and Sports Illustrated, this book will delight any fan of superior cartooning. Color and black-and-white illustrations throughout
Softcover. Rockville ID, Rockville Republican, 1st, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Softcover, stapled binding, a collection of b&w cartoons that ran in the Rockville Republican newspaper in Indiana depicting small town and rural life in the 1930s and 40s, much in the style of John McCutcheon. No date but last cartoon suggests it was 1943 and issued by the paper as a Christmas keepsake to it's readers. Clean.
Hardcover. San Francisco, Ten Speed Press, 1st, 2006, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover in a bright dust jacket. Color, b&w illustrations. THE ART OF S. CLAY WILSON is the long-awaited career retrospective of the most extreme of the Zap cartoonists of the late 1960s. A self-described "graphic agoraphobe," Wilson draws manically dense scenes of lurid mayhem that rank among the seminal works of underground, counterculture American art. It's all here, from the classic chronicles of the Checkered Demon to salacious stories about the pirates, prostitutes, and poets that inhabit Wilson's divinely depraved world.The definitive collection of the art of legendary Zap comic artist S. Clay Wilson.Features 200 full-color images, including new work and previously unpublished prints commissioned for private collections.Introduction by R. Crumb touts Wilson's role as one of the originators of underground comix."Wilson was the strongest, most original artist of my generation that I had yet met. . . . There was something very familiar about the drawings, yet something entirely new, never before seen! It looked like folk art, like old-time tattoos, like some high school hotrodder's notebook drawings. They were rough, crazy, coarse, deeply American."
Hardcover. New York, Harry N. Abrams, 1st, 2014, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover, 384 pages. Like new in publisher's shrink-wrap. In the 1940s Joe Simon and Jack Kirby started their partnership and created memorable characters such as Captain America and Sandman. This book includes artwork from Joe Simon's private archive, some of them have never been seen.
Softcover. San Francisco, Golden Gate Publishing, 1st, 1973, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Softcover, comic book. Standard Format and Size. First Printing (75 cent cover price). Color illustrated covers with black/white interior art. Without page numbers. All work by R Crumb.
Hardcover. Ames IA, Iowa State College Press, 1st, 1954, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover, 139 pages. Introduction by W.W. Waymack. 53 b&w cartoons by Ding. Dust jacket with light edgewear, chipping. INSCRIBED BY DING on the front fly leaf and signed both Jay Darling and Ding. Clean, tight copy.
Hardcover. Seattle, Fantagraphics Books, 1st, 2004, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, 240 pages. Hardcover with dust jacket. Clean, unmarked copy with only minor wear to dust jacket. Color/ Black and white pictures throughout. Edited by Greg Sadowski, illustrated w/ comic book stye artwork in color, on almost every page, 15 pages of comics, sketches, and photos in black and white. Bernard Krigstein, was a comic book pioneer of the 20th century, The vast majority of his work has been unavailable since it's original publication.
Hardcover. New York, Dodd, Mead, 1st, 1983, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover. Non-paginated. Features black & white cartoons by Barney Tobey. Dust jacket with short closed tears along edges. Clean, tight copy.
Hardcover. New York, Macmillan, 1st, 1956, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Hardcover, illustrated boards with a red cloth spine. 140 pages illustrated with b&w cartoons by the Berenstains. Minor wear to covers otherwise clean, very good. No dust jacket.
Hardcover. NY, Nan A. Talese, 1st, 2010, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover, 440 pages, in a bright, unclipped dust jacket. The legendary cartoonist's candid, self-deprecating, and beautifully written memoir describes his childhood in the Bronx, evolution from "smart-ass kid into an enraged satirist" (with inspiration from a stint in the Army) and his later successes as a pioneer of the graphic novel and a collaborator with the likes of film greats Robert Altman, Mike Nichols and Jack Nicholson. SIGNED by Feiffer on title page.
Hardcover. New Milford, Roaring Brook Press, 1st, 2005, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Non-paginated. Full color illustrations by Ross MacDonald. Clean, bright hardcover in a dust jacket. Jack was having another perfect day. In fact, you could say that his whole life was perfect, except that he wanted someone to share it with. That someone arrives in the form of a new baby sister who keeps growing...and growing...until she's about ten stories tall, wreaking havoc with every step she takes. Of course, Jack gets the blame. Full of the sly, raucous humor that marked Ross MacDonald's previous books, this is the ultimate book about sibling rivalry.
Hardcover. San Francisco, Paul Elder, 1st , 1907, Book: Good, Dust Jacket: Fair, 79 pages. Hardcover. Color illustrations by Merle Johnson. Paper on spine chipped. Light lettering on spine. Some wear to front cover. All pages clean and legible. Gutter cracked.
Hardcover. Seattle, Fantagraphics, 1st, 2010, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Hardcover, 160 pages. Basil Wolverton's Culture Corner is a collection of gag cartoons by the legendary Mad Magazine artist in the form of an indispensable guide to demystifying life's most disconcerting social quandaries. With his fictional host, Croucher K. Conk, Q.O.C (Queer Old Coot), Wolverton would posit the problem and offer a uniquely Wolvertonian solution over seven or eight panels, each one a miniature masterpiece of scandalous visual humor. Wolverton's feature "Culture Corner" originally appeared monthly from 1945 to 1952. Each episode would tackle a different subject from the practical to the pixilated -"How to cross a busy street" to "How to tweak a beak." Revered by aficionados, it contains some of Wolverton's most outrageous drawing and his trademarked lexicon of wacky wordplay
Hardcover. NY/London, Overlook Duckworth, 2nd pr., 2007, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover, 93 pages, illustrated throughout in color by Ronald Searle. Light wear o pictorial dust jacket with small tear to lower edge of spine. Clean, tight copy.
Hardcover. New York, Harper & Row, 1st, 1971, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Non-Paginated. Hardcover. Full color illustrations by Margaret Bloy Graham. Some faint areas of soiling on front cover. Pages are clean, unmarked.