Topps Salesman Brochure "The Road to Success" Illustrated by Robert Crumb (Topps Chewing Gum Co., 1965) Condition: FN. Here's a little item that even most hard-core R. Crumb collectors have never seen: a pamphlet designed to encourage bubblegum salesmen! In 1964, a young Robert Crumb left his family home in Philadelphia for New York, where he managed to get a few freelance jobs working for Topps Chewing Gum Company. This is perhaps his first assignment there, a small booklet printed on colored stock, with every other page blank. There are seventeen pages of Crumb art, including the cover. While this material has been reprinted (in The Complete Crumb, Volume 4), actual copies of the brochure have yet to surface at Heritage -- until now. This example comes from the files of former East Village Other art director Don Lewis, and other than some very light soiling, is in wonderful condition.

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