Grateful Dead Comix Signed & Numbered Hardcover w/ Slipcase Limited to 500. Jerry Garcia, Robert Hunter, John Dawson, Terry Laban, Phil Lesh, Bob Weir, John Wooley, Ron Mckernan, Bill Kreutzmann, & John Barlow. Tim Truman, Nina Paley, Frank Gresham, Wayno, Dan Steffan, Rand Holmes, Dan Burr, Fred Carlson, Mary Fleener, & Pat Redding. Tim Truman, Randall Berndt, Wayno, Dan Steffan, Nina Paley, Mary Fleener, & Pat Redding.Jeff Tamarkin & David Schreiner. An excellent review/synopsis by Steve Krupp's Gallery & Curio Shoppe. A serious deadhead's dream! Jerry Garcia signed this deluxe limited edition collection of Grateful Dead Comix, published in 1992 by Kitchen Sink Press longtime underground comix publishers of R. Crumb and countless other alternative cartoonists. This hardcover book features a beautiful silver embossed deadhead skull (with a pen and brush forming the crossbones) in the center of the cover. This "bas relief" art was created by Peter (Superman, Batman) Poplaski for this limited edition and it appears nowhere else.
The gorgeous book is housed in a heavy duty slipcase which includes a 2-dimensional (embossed) silver foil version of the same skull art. The contents (all in full color) include comix based on Grateful Dead songs, behind-the-scenes accounts about the band, such as "The Lille Story" and artist's personal accounts. The comix are drawn by top artists like Tim Truman, Rand (Harold Hedd) Holmes, Terry (Cud) LaBan, Nina Paley, Wayno (Beer Nuts), Dan (Dope Comix) Steffan, Dean (Death Rattle) Armstrong, Reed Waller & Kate Worley (Omaha), Dan (Kings in Disguise) Burr, Mary (Twisted Sisters) Fleener and several others.Among the classic songs adapted are "Truckin', " "Casey Jones, " Tennessee Jed, " "Sugaree, " "One More Saturday Night, " "Jack Straw, " "Mexicali Blues and many others. Jerry Garcia also wrote the introduction, talking about how much he loved comic books the first expensive investment he made when the band first became successful was a complete set of 1950's E. You may have or have seen a trade paperback edition of this which Kitchen Sink licensed to Hyperion Books, but it cannot compare to this deluxe edition. This deluxe slip cased edition of Grateful Dead Comix is limited to 500 numbered copies and is signed by Jerry Garcia. Pages, HC, 11.5" x 9".
Collectible Entertainment note: Rare Deluxe Signed & Numbered Limited Hardcover w/ Slipcase in Very Fine to Very Fine + condition. (Slightly bumped corners on both hardcover and Slipcase) Like New!! Please check out all my other Rare HC listings by visiting my store and typing Rare HC in the store search engine. The item "Grateful Dead Comix Hardcover Slipcase Ltd Rare HC Numbered Signed Jerry Garcia" is in sale since Sunday, September 1, 2013. This item is in the category "Books\Fiction & Literature".
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