New York: Boke Press, 1965. First Edition, First Printing.
Quarto (11 x 8 1/2 inches; 279 x 215 mm),  pages in side-stapled wrappers.
The second and last issue of Joe Brainard's "C Comics," a spinoff of Ted Berrigan's "C, a Journal of Poetry." "C Comics" was notable for Brainard's artistic collaborations with poet friends. In this issue, Brainard has drawn comics for texts supplied by a veritable Who's Who of New York School poets: Frank O'Hara, John Ashbery, Barbara Guest, Bill Berkson, Ron Padgett, Kenward Elmslie, Frank Lima, Kenneth Koch, Peter Schjeldahl, Dick Gallup, Tony Towle, and Brainard himself, with texts of "advertisements" supplied by Jimmy Schuyler. In fact, Brainard drew everything in this massive issue except for "Pat," a collaboration between Berrigan and Brainard.
CONDITION: A bit of soiling to the wrappers, light toning along the top edge of the front wrapper, and some overall modest handling wear. Internally clean and bright. A Very Good or better copy. Copies of "C Comics" in such nice condition as this are fairly scarce to the market. Item #1617