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    Matt Groening Life in Hell Self-Published Zine Group of 7 (1978-86) Average Condition: FN. Before creating The Simpsons, cartoonist Matt Groening had a strip published in alternative newspapers, Life in Hell. This series, featuring Binky Rabbit and his friends, had its origins as a self-published photocopied zine which Groening gave to friends; he also sold a few copies at the Los Angeles record store he worked at, Licorice Pizza. The original issues are nearly impossible to track down today, but in the early 1980s, Matt did a second printing of several issues; even these are a tough find. This group includes Life In Hell #1-3 (all second printings), #5 (1978 edition), #6 (1978 edition); plus Life In Hell Bonus Fun-Fest Holiday Treat #4 (1985 edition) and #5 (1986 edition, signed and numbered 9/200). The zines include comic strips, sketches, letters, and photo-collages, each one a visual treat for any fan of Groening's work. Not listed in Overstreet or Fogel's.

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