Aug 13, 2020 - Sale 2544

Sale 2544 - Lot 195

Estimate: $ 150 - $ 250


Don the Burp and Other Stories.
Edited by Jon Ende. Photographic plates throughout. 8vo, photographic wrappers. Inscribed and signed by Flannigan "aka Ray Dobbins. New York: Flower-Beneath-the-Foot Press, (1980).

A group of humorous stories set in Cleveland in the mid-60s including the titular "Don the Burp," about a man with an odd fetish: "There was this guy on the west side of Cleveland who used to pay young men to come over to his apartment and burp into a tape recorder"--from the cover. Flannigan was a friend of cartoonist Harvey Pekar. In 1979, he showed Pekar's early comic book work to the editors of The Village Voice.Their review introduced the underground writer to a wider audience in New York.