Лис Микита [Lys Mykyta]. Run of 217 issues, 1947-1985. Edvard Kozak, EKO.
Лис Микита [Lys Mykyta]. Run of 217 issues, 1947-1985
Лис Микита [Lys Mykyta]. Run of 217 issues, 1947-1985
Лис Микита [Lys Mykyta]. Run of 217 issues, 1947-1985
Лис Микита [Lys Mykyta]. Run of 217 issues, 1947-1985
Лис Микита [Lys Mykyta]. Run of 217 issues, 1947-1985
Лис Микита [Lys Mykyta]. Run of 217 issues, 1947-1985
Лис Микита [Lys Mykyta]. Run of 217 issues, 1947-1985
Лис Микита [Lys Mykyta]. Run of 217 issues, 1947-1985
Лис Микита [Lys Mykyta]. Run of 217 issues, 1947-1985
Лис Микита [Lys Mykyta]. Run of 217 issues, 1947-1985
Лис Микита [Lys Mykyta]. Run of 217 issues, 1947-1985
Лис Микита [Lys Mykyta]. Run of 217 issues, 1947-1985
Лис Микита [Lys Mykyta]. Run of 217 issues, 1947-1985
Лис Микита [Lys Mykyta]. Run of 217 issues, 1947-1985
Лис Микита [Lys Mykyta]. Run of 217 issues, 1947-1985
Лис Микита [Lys Mykyta]. Run of 217 issues, 1947-1985
Лис Микита [Lys Mykyta]. Run of 217 issues, 1947-1985

Лис Микита [Lys Mykyta]. Run of 217 issues, 1947-1985

Munich: 1947. Kozak, Edvard (EKO), 1902-1992. First edition. Original pictorial wrappers. Good condition. Item #152

Munich, 1948-1949; New York, 1950; Detroit, 1951-1985. 217 issues, each 6-10 pp. Text in Ukrainian. Illustrations throughout. Issue No.12, 1948 several missing pages. Occasional mild dusting and wear, but overall in Good to Fine Condition. The current run of Lys Mykyta, by far the most complete collection on the market, includes firsts issues published in the displaced persons (DP) camp and substantial numbers of issues from the magazine’s earliest years.

Detailed listing below:
1948: 2, 3, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 12, 14, 19-20; 1949: 1; 1950: 1, 7, 17; 1951: 3, 6, 9 [small format]; 1952: 1; 1953: 4, 6, 7, 8, 10; 1954: 3, 4, 11, 14; 1955: 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 13, 16; 1956: 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 14, 15, 16; 1957: 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 8, 9, 10, 11; 1958: 1, 2, 3, 8, 9, 10; 1959: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11; 1960: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6; 1961: 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, 8, 9, 12; 1962: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 10; 1963: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12; 1964: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12; 1965: 1, 3, 5, 7-8, 9, 10, 11, 12; 1966: 1, 4, 6, 9, 10; 1967: 1, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12; 1968: 1, 3, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10; 1969: 1, 2, 3 (two different covers), 4, 5, 6, 7-8, 9, 10, 11, 12; 1970: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 10, 12; 1971: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7-8, 9, 10, 11, 12; 1972: 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 7-8, 9, 10, 11, 12; 1973: 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11: 1974: 3, 4, 5, 7-8, 10, 11; 1975: 1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7-8, 9, 10; 1976: 2; 1977: 1, 3; 1980: 3; 1981: 9; 1982: 10; 1985: 1

Lys Mykyta [The Fox] – a richly illustrated magazine of humor, satire, and caricature, came out in a camp for the displaced persons (DP) in Munich in 1947 and published for almost two years until March 1949 when its founder Edward Kozak moved to the United States. In New York, it was published under the name "Fox". The magazine continued to come out from November 1, 1951, onwards in Detroit, Michigan, first semi-monthly (1951-1956), then monthly (1957-1988) and later quarterly (1989-1991). This unique magazine was aimed at mobilizing the national spirit of all the Ukrainians in forced emigration all over the world. The title page of the two first issues symbolically showed three cities – Detroit, New York, and Toronto, – which symbolized the common intellectual and spiritual space of Ukrainian emigration. The magazine was strikingly powerful – its best political satires and jokes spread rapidly in various Ukrainian locations in the US, Canada, Argentina, Brazil, Australia, and the European continent.

Edward Kozak (EKO), 1902-1992, was a noted painter, illustrator, caricaturist, writer-humorist, satirist, editor, and civic leader. He was born in the village of Hirne, Stryi district. After completing the high school in Stryi, he went on to study art in Vienna, Lublin, and Lviv at the Oleksa Novakivskyi Art School. His illustrations appeared in satirical periodicals (some of which he edited), children’s books, almanacs and individual literary works, including the Ukrainian satirical journal “Зиз” [Zyz], 1927-1933. In 1933, Zyz gave way to “Комар” [The Mosquito], another influential magazine published until 1939. Kozak was also considered the founder of Ukrainian comics. By the time he died on September 22, 1992, he had created hundreds of paintings, mosaic pictures for administrative buildings, and church murals, illustrated dozens of books and periodicals.

Price: $5,000.00

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