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Spiegelman, Art & Mouly, Francoise (Editors); Auster, Paul; Sedaris, David; Sendak, Maurice & Others. LITTLE LIT: STRANGE STORIES FOR STRANGE KIDS. New York City, NY: HarperCollins Publishers, 2001. Hardcover. First Edition/First Printing. 64 pages. Fine. Signed.

Landmark collection of comics stories. The second volume of the now-classic "Little Lit" Series. The First Hardcover Edition. Precedes and should not be confused with all other subsequent editions. Published in a small and limited first print run as a hardcover original only that sold out shortly after publication. The First Edition is now scarce. A brilliant production by Art Spiegelman and Francoise Mouly: Oversize volume format. Pictorial hard boards with colorful titles on the cover and spine, as issued. Contributions by various artists, cartoonists, writers, children's book illustrators, and graphic novelists. Stunning endpapers. Printed on pristine-white, thick coated stock paper to the highest standards. Without DJ, as issued. Presents Art Spiegelman's and Francoise Mouly's "Little Lit: Strange Stories For Strange Kids" Volume Two. Some of the most fertile minds of the planet, telling stories that, despite the title, aren't just for weird kids. The "Little Lit" Series consists of funny, fractured, "for-all-ages" stories by some of the greatest living writers and artists. "Packs so much world-class talent into this hilarious, all-ages comics collection that will make it hard deciding what to read first. One will find some of the most hilarious, intelligent, and diverse short stories inside these pages: Maurice Sendak's omnivorous infant gobbles up everything in sight in 'Cereal Baby Keller'; David Sedaris pairs up with Ian Falconer to define true cuteness; 'Where's Waldo' Creator Martin Handford searches for old socks; Paul Auster and Jacques de Loustal's offering follows a man who has found he has disappeared; Crockett Johnson brings back the beginning of his classic '40s strip, 'Barnaby', a favorite of Duke Ellington and Dorothy Parker; and Spiegelman himself takes on 'The Several Selves of Selby Shelby'. The endpapers are brilliant, thanks to Kaz of 'Underworld' " (Publisher's blurb). "This generous, chock-full, over-the-top jungle of comic-book stories shows how rich the human imagination is. Will tickle your funny bone for years to come" (Art Spiegelman). An absolute "must-have" title for Art Spiegelman and graphic art-cum-writing collectors. This copy is very boldly, beautifully, and uniquely signed in black ink-pen on the title page by Art Spiegleman. It is signed directly on the page itself, not on a tipped-in page. His signature is within the "talk balloon" of a cartoon character that Spiegelman drew in full on the page. This title is a great collection. As far as we know, this is the only such signed copy with original drawing of the First Hardcover Edition/First Printing available online and is in especially fine condition: Clean, crisp, and bright, a pristine beauty. Please note: Almost all other copies of the "Little Lit" Series available online have serious flaws yet are priced as though they had collectible value. This is surely an accessible and lovely alternative. A rare signed copy thus. Lavishly illustrated with color plates. Some of the world's greatest graphic artists and writers of our time. A fine collectible copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER ART SPIEGELMAN TITLES IN OUR CATALOG). ISBN 0060286261. $150.00

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