Monday, September 11, 2017

Art Spiegelman Against All the Odds

Art Spiegelman has personalized a copy of his 2004 book In the Shadow of No Towers and included the salient words "All the best against all the odds!" The strange character in the drawing is "a Hapless Hooligan," Spiegelman's cartoon alter ego from plate 10 of the book based on Frederick Opper's classic strip Happy Hooligan.

Inside back cover inscribed with a drawing of "a Hapless Hooligan"
"For Stephen and Aviva and my favorite twins!
All the best against all the odds!"

Note:  Thanks to Stephen Kroninger for sharing this unique copy of the book.

Attempted Bloggery is eager to publish scans or photographs of personalized books by Art Spiegelman and other New Yorker artists, especially books which contain original drawings.

Don't forget to get your copy of The American Bystander #5 and see this blog's very first classified ad.


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