Pay Dirt. Kenward Elmslie, Joe Brainard.

Pay Dirt

Flint, Michigan: Bamberger Books, 1992. First Edition, First Printing. INSCRIBED by Joe Brainard and Kenward Elmslie on the half title to Ann and Ken Mikolowski, publishers of The Alternative Press: "For Ken and Ann with / love, / Joe." And: "Feel all right? Feel all right." / Love, / Kenward / Calais, Vt. / June 27. 1992." Additionally signed by both authors to the title page. Hilarious retrospective of comics created over a quarter century by artist Joe Brainard (1942-1994) and his life partner, the poet Kenward Elmslie (b. 1929). They mock girlie calendars, sex manuals, and baby books. 4to (11 inches / 28 cm ), 128 unnumbered pages, in perfect-bound wrappers. Slight shelf wear to the wrappers but clean and bright inside. A Near Fine copy, featuring a warm inscription to publishers Ann and Ken Mikolowski; Brainard and Elmslie were contributors to the couple's Alternative Press publications. This is the trade edition; there was also a signed and lettered limited edition. Signed copies are scarce to the market, especially copies with such a nice association as this one. SCARCE SIGNED. Item #1250
ISBN: 0917453230

Price: $750.00