Concord, CA: Nitty Gritty Productions, 1972. First Edition. Original wrappers. INSCRIBED "For Fletch, all good wishes, Gus". Original color photograph showing Gus signing the book. Oblong 12mo. Color cartoon drawings with text. Stiff color illustrated wrappers in near fine condition (minor wear to extremities; light creasing to lower edge). Item #18813
Gustavo "Gus" Arriola (1917-2008) was a Mexican-American comic strip cartoonist and animator, primarily known for the comic strip Gordo, which ran from 1941 through 1985. Charles Schulz described it as "probably the most beautifully drawn strip in the history of the business." Arriola received the National Cartoonist Society's Humor Comic Strip Award in 1957 and 1965. Although not overtly political, Gordo was also one of the first pop culture works that regularly raised environmentalist concerns. - wiki.