Gothic Blimp Works #1 (East Village Other, 1969) Condition: VG/FN. Here's the real jive on this particular item! This is the first issue of one of the best of the early Underground compilations, printed and distributed in New York in a tabloid format. Acting as editor was none other than cartoonist Vaughn Bode, whose work appears inside along with cover artist Robert Crumb, Jay Lynch, Spain Rodriguez, Art Spiegelman, Joel Beck, Kim Deitch, S. Clay Wilson, Larry Todd, and more -- a veritable who's who of the Underground! Distribution was scarce outside of the East Coast; as a result, all issues of Gothic Blimp Works have become very tough to come by. Most copies that survive have been folded and are quite ragged; this copy, while sustaining some edge wear (including a one inch tear in the right cover margin), is flat and fairly clean. As Mr. Goodbar says, "Dis is da stuff!"

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