The Profit by Joel Beck - First Edition
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THE PROFIT ---Autographed
& personalized by JOEL BECK. "First edition" (black & red ink on orange cover stock). 1966.
Signed twice: "Love
Joel" on the top front cover and also inscribed "To
JUAR-wee and Mee MEE! Love JOEL" on the title page. The
hand-lettering is done in Beck's distinctive open-style lettering
with a crowquill or Rapidograph pen.
The Profit (the
title parodies The Prophet by Kahil Gibran) is one of
the very earliest underground comic books.
Beck's Lenny of Laredo (1965) is considered by many to be the first.
Since the term "underground cartoonist" had not been
invented in 1966, Beck describes himself on the cover
as "America's Number One College Cartoonist," adding
sardonically, "You calling me a liar?"
Fine+. Lower right corner is slightly dinged. The original retail
price "1.00" is pencilled in the upper right corner.
There is very light scuffing on the back cover and tiny smidge
of dirt on the botton trim edge. Overall an excellent copy and
one of the very few you will ever personalized by Beck! Provenance:
Certified to be from the collection of a childhood
friend of Joel Beck.
One copy in stock.