Chris Ware - 34 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 of Jimmy Corrigan, Tales of Tomorrow, 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. I own all of Ware's books, and could not find them in any of them. Please do your research.
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:
November 17, 1994 - Quimby the Mouse: Traveling Blues (Never reprinted)
July 28, 1995 - Potato Guy: ‘Nancy, Sluggo & Batman’ (Never reprinted)
May 25, 1995 - Larry the Cat: ‘...he’s got a mouse in his head’ featuring Quimby (Never reprinted)
April 20, 1995 - Lil’ Dinky Do (Never reprinted)
April 11, 1996 - Quimby the Mouse: featuring Potato Guy (Never reprinted)
February 15, 1996 - Quimby the Mouse: The Fun is Over (Never reprinted)
December 21, 1995 - Quimby the Mouse: Whole Week’s Worth of Laughs (Never reprinted)
June 25, 1995 - Quimby the Mouse: What a Swell Day!
May 4, 1995 - Quimby the Mouse: Daddy-O Comics (Never reprinted)
November 3, 1994 - Quimby the Mouse: The Teen Age Psychic (Never reprinted)
October 19, 1995 - Superman: I Guess (Part 1 of 3; Never reprinted)
October 26, 1995 - Superman: I Guess (Part 2 of 3; Never reprinted)
November 2, 1995 - Superman: I Guess (Part 3 of 3; Never reprinted)
January 4, 1996 - Superman: Hollywood (Never reprinted)
June 20, 1996 - Robot: Here Are Your Snapshots (Never reprinted)
December 8, 1994 - Rocket Sam: Tis The Season of Giving on Planet X-38
January 2, 1997 - Rocket Sam: Ship Wrecked on Planet x-2000 (Never reprinted)
November 7, 1996 - Quimby the Mouse: An Acme Radio Short
December 12, 1996 - Jimmy Corrigan: ‘The Telephone Keeps My Hair Alive (Never reprinted)
January 11, 1996 - Acme Laff Express (Part 1 of 2; Never reprinted)
January 18, 1996 - Acme Laff Express (Part 2 of 2; Never reprinted)
April 4, 1996 - Superman: Banjo
August 22, 1996 - Jimmy Corrigan: ‘Vision of younger self...ha...it’s me.’ (Never reprinted)
June 27, 1996 - Jimmy Corrigan: ‘Never be a good artist.’ (Never reprinted)
February 22, 1996 - Jimmy Corrigan: ‘transparent skin’ (Never reprinted)
December 15, 1994 - Jimmy Corrigan: ‘Grape’
February 9, 1995 - Jimmy Corrigan: ‘At doctor talking turkey dinner’
March 30, 1995 - Jimmy Corrigan: ‘Being kind to others’ (Never reprinted)
July 13, 1995 - American Beauty Rag: Joseph F. Lamb (Never reprinted)
October 6, 1994 - Potato Guy: ‘Looking and Losing Eyes’
May 9, 1996 - Superman: God
September 26, 1996 - Jimmy Corrigan: ‘Four Score and Seven Years from today’ (Never reprinted.)
August 8, 1996 - Jimmy Corrigan: ‘Epilogue...you can go home’.
August 15, 1996 - Jimmy Corrigan: ‘Back home...’
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.
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