Cambridge, MA: Boatner Norton Press, 1982. 1st Edition. Octavo, publisher's illustrated stiff paper wraps.
"Comix spelled with an 'X,' not a 'CS,' refers to alternative comic books. These aren't like the ones you pick up off the rack at your local five-and-dime store...Steeped in the rebellious and soul-searching of their times, underground comix emerged in the 1960s as a new form of expression, a mass medium whose only censorship is self-imposed." First edition of the essential reference source on underground and newave comix published in the US and Canada from 1962 to 1982. Compiled by writer and King Features Syndicate editor-in-chief Jay Kennedy, this comprehensive manual contains a user's guide, glossary, over 2000 detailed listings with background information, dates, and locations, an artist index, several features by counterculture cartoonists such as Jay Lynch, Joyce Farmer, Gary Arlington, S. Clay Wilson, and more, accompanied by black-and-white photos of the individual writers and artists, as well as several reproductions in color and black-and-white throughout; tons of ads for fabulous furry comix dealers, shops and distributors. Owner signature to front endpaper. Spine creased, light edgewear. Near fine. Item #2286