(Summer 1981)

Last Gasp, 1981 Series
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Price:
2.25 USD
Pages:
44
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Last Gasp Eco Funnies
Brand:
Last Gasp
Editing:
Robert Crumb [as R. Crumb]
Color:
Color Covers, Black & White Interior
Dimensions:
10.75" x 8.25" (27.3 cm x 20.9 cm)
Binding:
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
Was Ongoing Series

Issue Notes

1st printing: 10,000 (June 1981); 2nd printing: 10,000 (July 1981, 2.25 USD)

Parts of this issue are reprinted:

["I'm no dum dum!"] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Robert Crumb [as R. Crumb] (signed)
Pencils:
Robert Crumb [as R. Crumb] (signed)
Inks:
Robert Crumb [as R. Crumb] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Robert Crumb [as R. Crumb] (signed)

Genre:
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Cover design resembles early issues of Mad Magazine

Weirdo number 2 (Table of Contents)

letters page / 0.79 page (report information)

Script:
Robert Crumb
Pencils:
Robert Crumb
Inks:
Robert Crumb
Letters:
Robert Crumb

Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Includes letters from Charles Schwenk (Portland, OR), Jane and Jay Lynch, David Wald (NYC), Tim Barrett (San Francisco) and Harry the Man-Ape (Hamburg, Germany). The logo only is reprinted in the Complete Crumb.

Weirdo's Advice to the Lovelorn (Table of Contents)

letters page / 0.21 page (report information)

Script:
Terry Zwigoff [as Prof. T.E. Zwigoff]
Letters:
Robert Crumb ?

Characters:
Prof. T.E. Zwigoff (photo of Terry Zwigoff)

["At the Bureau of Internal Functions, Harry Chesna "The Chinless Wonder" speaks to his men"] (Table of Contents)

Big Bitch / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Spain Rodriguez
Pencils:
Spain Rodriguez
Inks:
Spain Rodriguez
Letters:
Spain Rodriguez

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Harry Chesna; Babs; Big Bitch; Asquith
Synopsis:
Big Bitch erases a databank
Reprints:
  • from ? (1980)

Hillary's Impertinent Pup (Table of Contents)

photo story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Robert Crumb ?
Pencils:
Terry Zwigoff [as "Stiglitz" Zwigoff] (photographs)
Inks:
Terry Zwigoff [as "Stiglitz" Zwigoff] (photographs)
Letters:
Robert Crumb [as R. Crumb]

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Hillary
Synopsis:
Hillary takes her dog for a walk but gets all tangled up.

The Entropy Crisis (Table of Contents)

Professor Brainard / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Harry S. Robins
Pencils:
Harry S. Robins
Inks:
Harry S. Robins
Letters:
Harry S. Robins

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Professor Brainard; Entropy
Synopsis:
Poem about entropy
Reprints:
  • from ? (1979)

A Bagatelle In Hell (Table of Contents)

Professor Brainard / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Harry S. Robins
Pencils:
Harry S. Robins
Inks:
Harry S. Robins
Letters:
Harry S. Robins

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Professor Brainard; The Devil
Synopsis:
A dream in rhyme
Reprints:
  • from ? (1979)

Indexer Notes

Although a page in length, this is stretched over a double page spread with the strip below.

Science Or Sanity? (Table of Contents)

Professor Brainard / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Harry S. Robins
Pencils:
Harry S. Robins
Inks:
Harry S. Robins
Letters:
Harry S. Robins

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Professor Brainard
Synopsis:
The Professor lucks out in love
Reprints:
  • from ? (1980)

Indexer Notes

Although a page in length, this is stretched over a double page spread with the strip above.

Make Mine Mucilage (Table of Contents)

Professor Brainard / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Harry S. Robins
Pencils:
Harry S. Robins
Inks:
Harry S. Robins
Letters:
Harry S. Robins

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Professor Brainard
Synopsis:
Musing about philosophy in rhyme

Indexer Notes

Although a page in length, this is stretched over a double page spread with the strip below.

Posterity Is Just Around The Corner (Table of Contents)

Professor Brainard / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Harry S. Robins
Pencils:
Harry S. Robins
Inks:
Harry S. Robins
Letters:
Harry S. Robins

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Professor Brainard
Synopsis:
A rhyme warning about the possible world of tomorrow
Reprints:
  • from ? (1980)

Indexer Notes

Although a page in length, this is stretched over a double page spread with the strip above.

Weirdo Does a Total Makeover (Table of Contents)

photo story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Robert Crumb ?
Pencils:
Terry Zwigoff [as T. "Sharky" Zwigoff] (photographs)
Inks:
Terry Zwigoff [as T. "Sharky" Zwigoff] (photographs)
Letters:
Robert Crumb

Genre:
humor
Characters:
The Doctor (photo of Robert Crumb); Alcoholic Bag-Hag (photo of Leila Jane Dornacker)
Synopsis:
A bum has a Weirdo makeover

Indexer Notes

The final page includes a small ad for a 45RPM single from Dornacker's band "Leila and the Snakes."

Backwoods Comic Postcards (Table of Contents)

illustration / 6 pages (report information)

Pencils:
Norman F. Pettingill
Inks:
Norman F. Pettingill
Letters:
Norman F. Pettingill; Robert Crumb (Sequence logo only)

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Eight cartoons about 1940s rural American life

Indexer Notes

The titled ones are "Nature's Boy," "The Hangover Bar," "Buck Fever," "Saturday Nite at Louie's," "P.U. Hoganslush Hot Dog Co. Inc.," "Ma Making an Ass of Herself," "Northwoods Tavern"

Doodly Squats (Table of Contents)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Robert Crumb as [Crumbob] (signed)
Pencils:
Robert Crumb as [Crumbob] (signed)
Inks:
Robert Crumb as [Crumbob] (signed)
Letters:
Robert Crumb as [Crumbob] (signed)

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Jerk; Plutonium Salesman; Professor Wanowski; Modern Man; Business Man; Environmentalist
Synopsis:
Seven assorted cartoons
Reprints:
Keywords:
adult

Mr. Bunch Takes a Sabbatical (Table of Contents)

The Bunch / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Aline Kominsky-Crumb
Pencils:
Aline Kominsky-Crumb
Inks:
Aline Kominsky-Crumb
Letters:
Aline Kominsky-Crumb

Genre:
humor
Characters:
The Bunch
Synopsis:
The Bunch loses her masculine side
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

The Bunch is Aline Kominsky's self-caricature

How Bob's Body Bought Him Fame Instead of Shame (Table of Contents)

photo story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Robert Crumb ?
Pencils:
"Stomp" Ganos (photographs)
Inks:
"Stomp" Ganos (photographs)
Letters:
Robert Crumb [as R. Crumb]

Genre:
humor
Characters:
The Wimp (photo of Robert Crumb); The Bully; Two Women

Indexer Notes

Photostrip parodying Charles Atlas ads.

Weirdo Art Section: It's Art For Art's Sake! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Robert Crumb
Pencils:
Robert Crumb
Inks:
Robert Crumb
Letters:
Robert Crumb

Synopsis:
Cartoon doodles
Reprints:

Bloods in Space (Table of Contents)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Kevin Lambert [as K. Lambert]
Pencils:
Dori Seda
Inks:
Dori Seda
Letters:
Dori Seda

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Jim; Jack; Reverend Ike
Synopsis:
Earth has a visitation
Reprints:

"Figure Studies" At The Art Museum (Table of Contents)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Robert Crumb [as R. Crumb] (signed)
Inks:
Robert Crumb [as R. Crumb] (signed)
Letters:
Robert Crumb [as R. Crumb] (signed)

Genre:
humor
Reprints:

The World Of The Future: Some Things Never Change! (Table of Contents)

illustration / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Robert Crumb [as R. Crumb] (signed)
Pencils:
Robert Crumb [as R. Crumb] (signed)
Inks:
Robert Crumb [as R. Crumb] (signed)
Letters:
Robert Crumb [as R. Crumb] (signed)

Genre:
humor
Reprints:

The Direction of American Youth (Table of Contents)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Phoebe Gloeckner
Pencils:
Phoebe Gloeckner
Inks:
Phoebe Gloeckner
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Holistic Surrealist
Synopsis:
Assorted peoples' aspirations

What's The World Coming To! (Table of Contents)

illustration / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Robert Crumb [as R. Crumb] (signed)
Pencils:
Robert Crumb [as R. Crumb] (signed)
Inks:
Robert Crumb [as R. Crumb] (signed)
Letters:
Robert Crumb [as R. Crumb] (signed)

Genre:
humor
Reprints:

"Mr Sensitive" Can't Take It! (Table of Contents)

illustration / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Robert Crumb [as R. Crumb] (signed)
Pencils:
Robert Crumb [as R. Crumb] (signed)
Inks:
Robert Crumb [as R. Crumb] (signed)
Letters:
Robert Crumb [as R. Crumb] (signed)

Genre:
humor
Reprints:

Brombo The Panda (Table of Contents)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Robert Crumb [as R. Crumb] (signed)
Pencils:
Robert Crumb [as R. Crumb] (signed)
Inks:
Robert Crumb [as R. Crumb] (signed)
Letters:
Robert Crumb [as R. Crumb] (signed)

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Brombo The Panda
Synopsis:
Brombo has problems in the real world
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Character noted as being created by R. Crumb in 1951

["Yes, my darling it's a cruel world..."] (Table of Contents)

illustration / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Robert Crumb [as R. Crumb] (signed)
Pencils:
Robert Crumb [as R. Crumb] (signed)
Inks:
Robert Crumb [as R. Crumb] (signed)
Letters:
Robert Crumb [as R. Crumb] (signed)

Genre:
humor
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Signed "For Cat Yronwode."

[Will You Kiss Me in the Dark, Baby?] (Table of Contents)

illustration / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
? (typeset)

Indexer Notes

Back cover reprint of a 1940s comic book ad from the "Glow in the Dark Necktie Co."

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. ["I'm no dum dum!"]
  2. 1. Weirdo number 2
  3. 2. Weirdo's Advice to the Lovelorn
  4. 3. ["At the Bureau of Internal Functions, Harry Chesna "The Chinless Wonder" speaks to his men"]
    Big Bitch
  5. 4. Hillary's Impertinent Pup
  6. 5. The Entropy Crisis
    Professor Brainard
  7. 6. A Bagatelle In Hell
    Professor Brainard
  8. 7. Science Or Sanity?
    Professor Brainard
  9. 8. Make Mine Mucilage
    Professor Brainard
  10. 9. Posterity Is Just Around The Corner
    Professor Brainard
  11. 10. Weirdo Does a Total Makeover
  12. 11. Backwoods Comic Postcards
  13. 12. Doodly Squats
  14. 13. Mr. Bunch Takes a Sabbatical
    The Bunch
  15. 14. How Bob's Body Bought Him Fame Instead of Shame
  16. 15. Weirdo Art Section: It's Art For Art's Sake!
  17. 16. Bloods in Space
  18. 17. "Figure Studies" At The Art Museum
  19. 18. The World Of The Future: Some Things Never Change!
  20. 19. The Direction of American Youth
  21. 20. What's The World Coming To!
  22. 21. "Mr Sensitive" Can't Take It!
  23. 22. Brombo The Panda
  24. 23. ["Yes, my darling it's a cruel world..."]
  25. 24. [Will You Kiss Me in the Dark, Baby?]
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
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  • Tony R. Rose
  • Steven Samuels
  • Peter Croome
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
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