I bought the following books yesterday at Bargain Books in Van Nuys, CA. There was a copy of VIP's Bottle Fatigue there for $3, but I left it behind since I already have a paperback copy. If you want it, get a move on!
OK, check 'em out:
This is New Letters and Lettering (1943) by Paul Carlyle and Guy Oring. It includes instruction for the professional letterer and sample typefaces. It's wire-o bound so you can drag it on the job with you and it won't fall apart. Some great letters in here, I'll post some one of these days.
Here's Ever Since Adam and Eve (1957) edited, with contributions, by Alfred Andriola and Mel Casson. Lots of battle-of-the-sexes themed gags in here, with some rarities by strip artists like Schulz, Capp and Frank King and some international people like Searle, Taizo Yokoyama, Andre Francois. It claims to have 86 different cartoonists; I didn't count but there's a huge variety.
As I said the store had this, Virgil Partch's Man the Beast (1953), and a copy of Bottle Fatigue in the same format. Inside the cover it lists those two along with Here We Go Again and The Wild Wild Women, presumably as a matching set. Man the Beast is described thus:
"Vip depicts Man as the always eager predator, usually his own worst enemy. Especially at sea, in bars and offices, on desert islands, etc."
Sounds funny, huh??
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