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Lot #411
Matt Groening Signed Book with Sketch

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Signed book: School Is Hell. NY: Pantheon Books, 1987. Softcover, 9 x 9. Signed on the inside front cover in black ballpoint, "Matt Groening, 5/31/88," who adds a scarce sketch of the one-eared rabbit Bongo in a great full-length running pose with a speech bubble inscription, “To Nancy!!” In fine condition, with a small stain to the bottom edge.

This excellent sketch of Bongo, the illegitimate son of Life in Hell protagonist Binky, was drawn by Groening when Springfield’s finest were beginning to pick up steam: The Simpsons premiered on The Tracey Ullman Show (April 19, 1987), and then made their Fox network debut on December 17, 1989.

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  • Auction Title: Fine Autograph and Artifacts Featuring Classical Music
  • Dates: #661 - Ended April 12, 2023

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