(Fall 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
ISBN:
0867191341 Search at WorldCat
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: September 1981 (2.25 USD); 2nd printing: November 1981 (2.25 USD). Both had a print run of 10,000 copies.


["There's no hope."] (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:
Robert Crumb [as R. Crumb] (signed)
Letters:
Robert Crumb [as R. Crumb] (signed)

Genre:
humor
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Cover design resembles early issues of Mad magazine.

[Cheerleader] (Table of Contents)

photo story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Janet Mercurio (photo)
Synopsis:
A perky cheerleader discovers her voice within.

Indexer Notes

The first line of dialogue is "We gotta fight! We gotta win!" The very last photo panel incorporates a small Crumb drawing.

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

letters page / 0.3 page (report information)

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

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

Weirdo number 3 (Table of Contents)

letters page / 0.7 page (report information)

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

Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Includes letters from Wayne Gibson (Seattle, WA), Larry Windham (Tucson, AZ), Harvey Kurtzman, Jane Lynch (Chicago, IL), Catherine Yronwode, Brad Johnson (Boston, MA), Alfred Bergdoll (NY, NY), Karla Kast (Santa Cruz, CA), Skunk (Hayward, CA), John Holstrom, Annie Elf (Vancouver), Terry Beatty.

The masthead illustration is reprinted in The Complete Crumb vol. 14.

Troubles With Gassel (Table of Contents)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Terry Zwigoff
Pencils:
Bob Armstrong
Inks:
Bob Armstrong
Letters:
Bob Armstrong

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Morrie Gassel
Synopsis:
Morrie is caught short needing a dump

["People make me nervous"] (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 Adventures Of Onion Head (Table of Contents)

Onion Head / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; satire-parody
Characters:
Onion Head
Synopsis:
Onion Head leaves the farm for the wider world
Reprints:

[Max Crumb Drawings] (Table of Contents)

illustration / 4 pages (report information)

Pencils:
Max Crumb
Inks:
Max Crumb

Indexer Notes

Twenty-one drawings produced by Max Crumb, who had never previously drawn.

Karen Meets Boz (Table of Contents)

Sharon & Karen / 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:
biography
Characters:
Sharon; Karen; Boz Scaggs
Synopsis:
Karen approaches Boz Scaggs in a bar.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Crumb misspells Scaggs as Skaggs.

My Pet Penis (Table of Contents)

Peter the Penis / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Terry Boyce
Pencils:
Terry Boyce
Inks:
Terry Boyce
Letters:
Terry Boyce

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Peter the Penis
Synopsis:
A girl discovers a pet penis

The Bean Sisters Get In Shape (Table of Contents)

photo story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Robert Crumb
Pencils:
"Stomp" Ganos (photographs)
Inks:
"Stomp" Ganos (photographs)
Letters:
Robert Crumb

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Baby Jenny; Edna Rae; Bob (photo of Robert Crumb)
Synopsis:
The Bean Sisters visit Bob's Dancercise Studio.

"Hy" Perboly and Al A. Gory (Table of Contents)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
"Hy" Perboly; Al A. Gory
Synopsis:
Mutants ponder life.
Reprints:

Excerpts from Boswell's London Journal 1762-1763 (Table of Contents)

A Klassic Komic / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
James Boswell; 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:
biography
Characters:
Sir James Boswell; Sheridan; Louisa; Goldsmith; Samuel Johnson; Dempster
Synopsis:
Boswell carouses and discusses literature in London
Reprints:

The Adventures of Skank, Arms & Bud! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
John Holstrom; Peter Bagge; J.D. King
Pencils:
J.D. King
Inks:
J.D. King
Letters:
J.D. King

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Skank; Arms; Bud
Synopsis:
Skank, Arms & Bud have a night out.

Indexer Notes

The first credit for future editor Peter Bagge.

The Bitter Ironies of Life (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; satire-parody
Synopsis:
A self-doubting vegetarian walks past an arrogant strutting meat eater.
Reprints:

Nukuler Holocaust Kicks (Table of Contents)

illustration / 2 pages (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; satire-parody
Synopsis:
Six illustrations with a nuclear theme
Reprints:

[Jazz Cartoons] (Table of Contents)

cartoon / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Gene Deitch
Pencils:
Gene Deitch
Inks:
Gene Deitch
Letters:
Gene Deitch

Genre:
humor
Characters:
The Cat
Synopsis:
Twenty-four assorted cartoons with a jazz theme.
Reprints:
  • from The Record Changer #? (194?)

Indexer Notes

Gene is father of cartoonist Kim Deitch

Salvation $1 (Table of Contents)

text article / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Rev. Ivan Stang; Dr. Philo Drummond
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor

Indexer Notes

Lecture from Bob Dobbs

Frogs (Table of Contents)

Sunday Funnie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Eugene Teal
Pencils:
Eugene Teal
Inks:
Eugene Teal
Letters:
Eugene Teal

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Mr. Rock; Mr. Hammer
Synopsis:
Bizarre behaviour by frogs.

Indexer Notes

Strip was allegedly passed to Roger Brand on a bus by the elderly Mr. Teal.

[Sara Mucuss Canned Busts] (Table of Contents)

illustration / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; satire-parody
Characters:
Lee Anne Milkbaggs; Sara Mucuss
Synopsis:
A mock advertisement for Sara Mucuss Canned Busts.
Reprints:

The Weirdo "No Hope" Diagram (Table of Contents)

illustration / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Robert Crumb
Pencils:
Robert Crumb
Inks:
Robert Crumb
Colors:
?
Letters:
Robert Crumb

Genre:
humor; satire-parody
Synopsis:
An elaborate diagram explaining how there's absolute no hope in the world.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Back cover

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. ["There's no hope."]
  2. 1. [Cheerleader]
  3. 2. Weirdo's Advice to the Lovelorn
  4. 3. Weirdo number 3
  5. 4. Troubles With Gassel
  6. 5. ["People make me nervous"]
  7. 6. The Adventures Of Onion Head
    Onion Head
  8. 7. [Max Crumb Drawings]
  9. 8. Karen Meets Boz
    Sharon & Karen
  10. 9. My Pet Penis
    Peter the Penis
  11. 10. The Bean Sisters Get In Shape
  12. 11. "Hy" Perboly and Al A. Gory
  13. 12. Excerpts from Boswell's London Journal 1762-1763
    A Klassic Komic
  14. 13. The Adventures of Skank, Arms & Bud!
  15. 14. The Bitter Ironies of Life
  16. 15. Nukuler Holocaust Kicks
  17. 16. [Jazz Cartoons]
  18. 17. Salvation $1
  19. 18. Frogs
    Sunday Funnie
  20. 19. [Sara Mucuss Canned Busts]
  21. 20. The Weirdo "No Hope" Diagram
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