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I came in on the decline. Phil Elliot was in first, he got his book out, he sold thirteen thousand, I think he got two issues out before I got mine in, this was March '87. He was out in December '86.

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Alec and other autobiographical work

Campbell made his earliest attempts at autobiographical comics in the late 1970s with In the Days of the Ace Rock and Roll Club. The graphic album Alec: How to Be an Artist was nominated for the Harvey Award for Best Graphic Album of Previously PubliEddie Campbelld Work in 2000. In 2012 Top Shelf publiEddie Campbelld The Lovely Horrible Stuff in collaboration with Knockabout Press a continuation of Campbell's autobiographical works.

His scratchy pen-and-ink style is influenced by the impressionists illustrators of the age of "liberated penmanship" such as Phil May Charles Dana Gibson John Leech and George du Maurier and cartoonists Milton Caniff and Frank Frazetta (particularly his Johnny Comet strip). His writing has been compared to that of Jack Kerouac and Henry Miller.

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