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Steve Canyon vol. 19 HC Book signed by Caniff


Steve Canyon vol. 19 HC Book signed by Caniff
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    Steve Canyon Volume 19 HC / 40th Aniversary signed by Milton Caniff

    When Kitchen Sink Press' long-running Steve Canyon series hit the 40th anniversary point in 1987 (the strip began in 1947) it was decided that a special hard cover book version of the anniversary issue (No. 19 in the series) would be printed to honor the event.

    An edition of 900 copies with an oversize illustrated tip-in plate signed by Milton Caniff, who very rarely did book signings, sold out immediately in 1987. What we are offering here is something even scarcer: a small number of Artist's proofs of the same signed hardcover. Only 50 of these were produced, divided between Milton Caniff and his publisher.

    The different end papers (a nice detail) show Caniff at work in 1951 and doing a chalk talk with cartoonist Charles Schulz in the 70s, both reproduced in choice sepia duotone. The front cover of this edition shows the never-before-published self-portrait Time commissioned from Caniff that they rejected(!) while the back cover shows the acutal Time Magazine cover -- an interesting comparison.

    The contents feature a lengthy retrospective "Sidebar" article by Caniff, several pages of promotional art for Canyon, and the complete dailies and Sundays from 5/15/57 to 12/31/57. 8.75" x 11.25", Edited and designed by Peter Poplaski. 144 pages. Hard cover book, NM.

    The back cover BELOW reprints the January 13, 1947 cover of Time magazine with a portrait of Caniff, Steve Canyon and villain Copper Calhoun by illustrator Boris Chaliapin.

     

     

    AT RIGHT:  tip-in plate


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    Steve Canyon vol. 19 HC Book signed by Caniff

     

    Steve Canyon Volume 19 HC / 40th Aniversary signed by Milton Caniff

    When Kitchen Sink Press' long-running Steve Canyon series hit the 40th anniversary point in 1987 (the strip began in 1947) it was decided that a special hard cover book version of the anniversary issue (No. 19 in the series) would be printed to honor the event.

    An edition of 900 copies with an oversize illustrated tip-in plate signed by Milton Caniff, who very rarely did book signings, sold out immediately in 1987. What we are offering here is something even scarcer: a small number of Artist's proofs of the same signed hardcover. Only 50 of these were produced, divided between Milton Caniff and his publisher.

    The different end papers (a nice detail) show Caniff at work in 1951 and doing a chalk talk with cartoonist Charles Schulz in the 70s, both reproduced in choice sepia duotone. The front cover of this edition shows the never-before-published self-portrait Time commissioned from Caniff that they rejected(!) while the back cover shows the acutal Time Magazine cover -- an interesting comparison.

    The contents feature a lengthy retrospective "Sidebar" article by Caniff, several pages of promotional art for Canyon, and the complete dailies and Sundays from 5/15/57 to 12/31/57. 8.75" x 11.25", Edited and designed by Peter Poplaski. 144 pages. Hard cover book, NM.

    The back cover BELOW reprints the January 13, 1947 cover of Time magazine with a portrait of Caniff, Steve Canyon and villain Copper Calhoun by illustrator Boris Chaliapin.

     

     

    AT RIGHT:  tip-in plate

    $75.00