Part of my long-running series of calling out TV Tropes.

The TV Tropes page Recursive Canon says this:

At various times, Captain America has been the artist for the in-universe Captain America comics. No, really.

Is this true? Has the 616 universe version of Steve Rogers ever been shown illustrating his own, or anyone else's comics?

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    Your series complements mine of calling out Wikipedia (here and here).
    – Praxis
    Jul 24, 2016 at 18:18
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    @Praxis I'm all for calling out Wikipedia.
    – Rogue Jedi
    Jul 24, 2016 at 18:25
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    – corsiKa
    Jul 25, 2016 at 15:20

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Yes, in Captain America #311, Steve Rogers quits working as an advertising exec (his secret identity) and goes to work for Marvel. They put him to work illustrating Captain America comics.

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    If you had told me there was a property that was further up its own back end than Leisure Suit Larry 3 this morning, I wouldn't have believed you. Jul 24, 2016 at 18:55
  • The very panels I was about to Google for. +1
    – Shaggy
    Jul 24, 2016 at 21:43
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    So did Steve Rogers draw this page? Jul 24, 2016 at 23:47
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    No. At this time Steve Rogers was temporarily illustrating the in-universe Captain Rogers magazine. Jul 25, 2016 at 11:26
  • And this issue of the in-universe magazine has him illustrating Captain America #311. It's the kinda thing that gives the Watcher a headache. Jul 25, 2016 at 18:15

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