Chris Ware - 33 Different Acme Novelty Library Newspaper Strips Rare For Sale
A few months ago, I received a collection of Chris Ware books, and as a bonus, I received a large amount of newspaper strips. Sadly, after much thought, I am selling them. I simply feel that there are collectors that will be able to maintain these in the manner they deserve. On average, these strips are about 15 years old.
Overwhelmingly, the collection has strips featuring Jimmy Corrigan, but the collection also has: Tales of Tomorrow, Big Tex, Potato Guy, and Rocket Sam. What I have decided to do it break down the collection in lots that will attempt to collect the respective feature.
You are offerding on a lot of NewCity newspaper strips featuring work by Chris Ware. All these newspaper strips came from the NewCity paper, and published in Chicago. These strips appeared in the paper from the mid- to late-1990’s.
All of these are in very good condition, but all the pages have light tanning and is more evident at the edges, as a result of the prior owner’s method of storage. The prior owner maintained all the pages in a stack. Luckily, due to the way they were printed, none of them have been folded, and therefore do not have any creases. The colors are still vivid.
The overall size of each page is roughly 9 inches wide and 15 inches high, but some are smaller. No page is exactly the same size, as it appears the prior owner cut them down.
The art is roughly 8 inches wide by 14 inches high, with some variations due to the publisher and the strip being featured.
Some of the strips have never been reprinted, and I have tried my best to denote which ones have not been, to the best of my knowledge.
Since I wish a collector purchases this lot, in an attempt to preserve the prints, I have placed each print in an 11 x 17 mylar, that is 2 mil.
This lot consists of the following strips (the dates are real and I made-up many of the titles, as there often are none), including the date they appeared in the NewCity paper:
-December 19, 1996 - Jimmy Corrigan: McDonald’s
-May 9, 1996 - Superman: God
-January 11, 1996 - Acme Laff Express (Never reprinted)
-November 16, 1995 - Rocket Sam: These Arms Were Made for Hugging
-March 21, 1996 - Big Tex: Cut-Out Pitcher Book (Part 1 of 2)
-March 28, 1996 - Big Tex: Cut-Out Pitcher Book (Part 2 of 2)
-December 1, 1994 - Big Tex: Magzeens
-February 23, 1996 - Big Tex: Gonna Grow Up to Be One Smart Cookie
-March 2, 1995 - Sparky’s: Fishing Stories
-December 12, 1996 - Jimmy Corrigan: ‘The Telephone Keeps My Hair Alive
-December 5, 1996 - Tales of Tomorrow: The End
-November 7, 1996 - Quimby the Mouse: An Acme Radio Short (Never reprinted)
-November 28, 1996 - Jimmy Corrigan: ‘Calling mom on Thanksgiving from hotel’
-January 2, 1997 - Rocket Sam: Ship Wrecked on Planet x-2000 (Never reprinted)
-January 23, 1997 - Tales of Tomorrow: Number 9
-January 30, 1997 - Tales of Tomorrow: Number 16
-February 20, 1997 - Jimmy Corrigan: ‘1892 - Deceased’ part 1
-February 27, 1997 - Jimmy Corrigan: ‘1892 - Funeral’ part 2
-March 6, 1997 - Tales of Tomorrow: Number 11
-February 6, 1997 - Big Tex: ‘Bye Bye’
-November 14, 1996 - Jimmy Corrigan: ‘Alone in dad’s apartment’
-October 31, 1996 - Jimmy Corrigan: ‘Eat anything you want’
-March 14, 1996 - Jimmy Corrigan: ‘Man weeping over the loss of his mother’
-September 7, 1995 - Jimmy Corrigan: ‘1892. A million buzzing locusts.’
-????? - Jimmy Corrigan: ‘World’s Fair. Going through the bad part.’
-September 5, 1996 - Jimmy Corrigan: ‘Meet Mr. James R. Corrigan.’
-August 8, 1996 - Jimmy Corrigan: ‘Epilogue...you can go home’.
-August 15, 1996 - Jimmy Corrigan: ‘Back home...’
-September 12, 1996 - Jimmy Corrigan: ‘Talking w/grandpa today.
-October 3, 1996 - Jimmy Corrigan: ‘Meeting dad....going to his place.’
-October 24, 1996 - Tales of Tomorrow: Number 6
-September 19, 1996 - Tales of Tomorrow: Number 12
-October 17, 1996 - Potato Guy: ‘Gym Class’
I have seen these sell on , and are usually sold individually.
Please see all photos, and please feel free to contact me if you would like additional photos. I am only able to update 12 photos on .
Shipping in the Continental United States is $8.95
I am not willing to ship outside the United States. Feel free to ask, but understand I have the right to say no and that shipping will be much higher due to your location.
******Note: I will be selling more lots like these in the upcoming weeks.******
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