C. Comics Issue No. 1
New York: Lorenz Gudi, 1964. Mimeographed or xeroxed sheets stapled together, Printed by mechanical means upon 8.5" x 14" sized sheets, printed on one side only. 56 unnumbered sheets including covers, the 52nd and 53rd sheets are the same. Good+, light soiling to cover, light age-toning and occassional soiling as seems typical for publications of this nature. Item #164527
Comics drawn by Underground artist Joe Brainard in collaboration with John Ashbery, Bill Berkson, Ted Berrigan, Robert Dash, Edwin Denby, Kenward Elmslie, Dick Gallup, Barbara Guest, Kenneth Koch, Frank Lima, Gerard Malanga, Frank O'Hara, Ron Padgett, Peter Schjeldahl, James Schuyler, Johnny Stanton, Tony Towle, Tom Veitch. Exceedingly rare, and quite an imortant collaborative (if short-lived at 2 issues) effort. First, and much scarcer issue of the two issues of Brainard's artist periodical devoted to storyless or abstract comics. Illustrated throughout by Brainard with texts by many important poets of the New York School, including Bill Berkson, Ted Berrigan, Edwin Denby, Barbara Guest, Kenneth Koch, Frank O'Hara, James Schuyler, Tom Veitch, Kenward Elmslie, Gerard Malanga, Ron Padgett, Johnny Stanton, and Tony Towle.