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Snarf No. 4 (2nd)


Snarf No. 4 (2nd)
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    SNARF No. 4 (2nd printing).

    This is a rare example of a new printing of an underground comic with substantial editorial changes from an earlier printing. See the text elsewhere in this web store for the contents of the 1st printing (March 1973). In this 2nd (and only other) printing Evert Geradts still contributes the front cover & lead story. But the back cover by Manesis has been removed and replaced with a color ad for the Famous Cartoonist Buttons.

    The Crumb record ad has been replaced by Skip Williamson's "Higher Education." Holdovers from the 1st printing are Denis Kitchen ("The Underground Cartoonist," "Fred the Louse" and three Bugle strips), Joel Beck ("Hollywood Psychiatrist"), Mark Morrison ("Pagfeek"), Pete Loft ("The Truth"), Howard Cruse ("Barefootz") and Tim "Grisly" Boxell ("Paper Sheets"). But Poplaski has been replaced by Bruce Walthers' "Ralph and Fred" and Green's story has been yanked, replaced by "Let's Be Realistic," a 2-page "jam" by R. Crumb, Jay Kinney, Don Glassford, Jim Mitchell, Jay Lynch, Williamson, Walthers and Kitchen.

    Other changes: The first printing retailed for 50¢ (with a blue background behind the price). This edition's cover price is 75¢ with a red price background. Even the background of the Kitchen Sink Enterprises logo is altered.

    The 2nd printing (April 1976) offered here is also an exception in that our asking price is higher than the almost-always more desirable 1st printing. The reason is twofold: the addition of the multiple-artist "jam" enhances the editorial content and this edition had a print run of only 5,000 copies, making it literally twice as scarce. NM/Mint. $7.00


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    Snarf No. 4 (2nd)

    SNARF No. 4 (2nd printing).

    This is a rare example of a new printing of an underground comic with substantial editorial changes from an earlier printing. See the text elsewhere in this web store for the contents of the 1st printing (March 1973). In this 2nd (and only other) printing Evert Geradts still contributes the front cover & lead story. But the back cover by Manesis has been removed and replaced with a color ad for the Famous Cartoonist Buttons.

    The Crumb record ad has been replaced by Skip Williamson's "Higher Education." Holdovers from the 1st printing are Denis Kitchen ("The Underground Cartoonist," "Fred the Louse" and three Bugle strips), Joel Beck ("Hollywood Psychiatrist"), Mark Morrison ("Pagfeek"), Pete Loft ("The Truth"), Howard Cruse ("Barefootz") and Tim "Grisly" Boxell ("Paper Sheets"). But Poplaski has been replaced by Bruce Walthers' "Ralph and Fred" and Green's story has been yanked, replaced by "Let's Be Realistic," a 2-page "jam" by R. Crumb, Jay Kinney, Don Glassford, Jim Mitchell, Jay Lynch, Williamson, Walthers and Kitchen.

    Other changes: The first printing retailed for 50¢ (with a blue background behind the price). This edition's cover price is 75¢ with a red price background. Even the background of the Kitchen Sink Enterprises logo is altered.

    The 2nd printing (April 1976) offered here is also an exception in that our asking price is higher than the almost-always more desirable 1st printing. The reason is twofold: the addition of the multiple-artist "jam" enhances the editorial content and this edition had a print run of only 5,000 copies, making it literally twice as scarce. NM/Mint. $7.00

    $7.00