TYPED LETTER SIGNED (TLS). 1 page, dated 22 January 1990, to "Dear Kirby" [McCauley], signed "Gahan." A cover letter for a group of materials (not present) relating to a pending deal for a pop-up book, including a contract from Wilson's former agent, who apparently pushed the publisher so hard that the deal fell apart. Wilson says he very much wants this deal but is more eager to hold onto subsidiary rights than push for a big advance. "Essentially I think the interesting money will be made on the long haul rather than up front." He expresses regret over the "bad vibes" left at the publisher by his last agent, and tells McCauley, "I'd be very happy to see this one get buttoned up in a nice friendly fashion as soon as possible." In the land of cartooning, down at the intersection of Funny Street, Fantasy Boulevard and Morbid Alley, Gahan Wilson has held forth with a more commanding presence than anyone else of the last two generations, with the possible exception of Gary Larson. Kirby McCauley was probably the most important literary agent of horror, fantasy and sf writers in the boom years of the 1970s and 1980s. Faint creases where folded for mailing, fine. (#102761).