R. Crumb's Fritz the Cat. R. Crumb.
R. Crumb's Fritz the Cat
R. Crumb's Fritz the Cat
R. Crumb's Fritz the Cat
R. Crumb's Fritz the Cat
R. Crumb's Fritz the Cat

R. Crumb's Fritz the Cat

New York: William Cole/Ballantine, 1969. 1st Edition. Small folio, publisher's illustrated stiff paper wraps.

Stated first printing of counterculture comic book artist and pioneer Robert Crumb’s oversized comic collecting three stories featuring Fritz the Cat, Fritz Bugs Out, Secret Agent for the C.I.A and Fritz the No-Good. Crumb first drew Fritz in 1959 when he was 16 years old, making Fritz's first incarnation as a normal cat in a long-form adventure based on Crumb's family cat. Through the early 1960s Crumb developed the character in his personal work (according to a childhood friend "Fritz was his wish-fulfillment") and began publishing the strips in comix publications like Help!, Cavalier and Head Comix. While Crumb abandoned the beloved character the same year as this Ballantine publication–and even went so far as to later kill Fritz in The People's Comics, where an ex-girlfriend murders him with an ice pick–Fritz himself went on to star in two feature-length animated films. Some rubbing and creasing to wraps, corners bumped. Very good. Item #4176

$85.00

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