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Button 005: Famous Cartoonist Joel Beck


Button 005: Famous Cartoonist Joel Beck
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    Joel Beck. Beck, who died in 2000, is credited by some as being the very first underground cartoonist. His Marching Marvin, Lenny of Laredo and The Profit (the title parodies Kahil Gibran's The Prophet) in the mid and late '60s, were certainly among the very first. He also contributed to Bizarre Sex, Snarf, Dope Comix, Comix Book, Banzai! and many other undergrounds before his untimely death.


    About the Buttons:

    Pinback Jack issued this "Famous Cartoonist Series" of self-portrait buttons back in 1975. All of the participating cartoonists were alive and created self-portraits specifically for this button set. With very few exceptions, the images have not appeared elsewhere in print. The buttons were distributed by Krupp Comic Works and Phil Seuling. This set was originally announced as 52 buttons, and the alphabetical numbering reflects that. However, two artists (Neal Adams and Rick Meyerowitz) turned in their self-portraits late, after the first 52 had already been designed. They were included in the set, but numbered 53 and 54 respectively, out of alphabetical sequence. Steve Krupp's Curio Shoppe is now the exclusive source of the remaining limited inventory.

    All the color buttons in this set are metal with clear celluloid covers, are 2.25 inches in diameter, and have "safety" pinbacks. This button is listed for sale as an individual, but we do offer the complete set as well.


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    Button 005: Famous Cartoonist Joel Beck

    Famous Cartoonist Button 05

    Joel Beck. Beck, who died in 2000, is credited by some as being the very first underground cartoonist. His Marching Marvin, Lenny of Laredo and The Profit (the title parodies Kahil Gibran's The Prophet) in the mid and late '60s, were certainly among the very first. He also contributed to Bizarre Sex, Snarf, Dope Comix, Comix Book, Banzai! and many other undergrounds before his untimely death.


    About the Buttons:

    Pinback Jack issued this "Famous Cartoonist Series" of self-portrait buttons back in 1975. All of the participating cartoonists were alive and created self-portraits specifically for this button set. With very few exceptions, the images have not appeared elsewhere in print. The buttons were distributed by Krupp Comic Works and Phil Seuling. This set was originally announced as 52 buttons, and the alphabetical numbering reflects that. However, two artists (Neal Adams and Rick Meyerowitz) turned in their self-portraits late, after the first 52 had already been designed. They were included in the set, but numbered 53 and 54 respectively, out of alphabetical sequence. Steve Krupp's Curio Shoppe is now the exclusive source of the remaining limited inventory.

    All the color buttons in this set are metal with clear celluloid covers, are 2.25 inches in diameter, and have "safety" pinbacks. This button is listed for sale as an individual, but we do offer the complete set as well.

    $3.00