Here we have the cover for an early small press comic The Big Sneeze by Trevs Phoenix (now Woodrow Phoenix), published under his Catopants imprint. This “Sumo Conceptual Comic” comprised drawings of sumo wrestlers and starred Henry Sumo Sumo as the main character. The cover is brown A4 card folded lengthways, like a greetings card; this was quite a bold packaging strategy and I’m surprised no-one else opted to use it. The cover was put through a photocopier twice, to print black and blue colours. On the scan we see here, I redacted the home address printed on the back.
We also have a sketch in blue pencil and felt-tip pen, which I recall Phoenix handed to me in time to have it printed on the Fast Fiction Info Sheet. He supplied information about the comic, including the price, on the back. To my mind, the sketch was much better than the finished item; I like the sideways font positioned to the left, and the low camera-angle view of the wrestler.