(Spring 1982)

Last Gasp, 1981 Series
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Price:
2.50 USD
Pages:
44
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Last Gasp Eco Funnies
Brand:
Last Gasp Eco-Funnies
ISBN:
0-86719-137-6 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

Letters page includes comments from Kim Deitch. Cover price rises with this issue.

1st printing: May 1982 (2.50 USD); 2nd printing: July 1982 (2.50 USD)
Both printings were 10,000 copies apiece


["Goodbye Cruel World"] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Cover design resembles early issues of Mad as a Magazine.

They Need Your Designer Jeans (Table of Contents)

illustration / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Josh Allan Friedman
Pencils:
Drew Friedman
Inks:
Drew Friedman
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Fake fundraising ad
Reprints:

["Bud Abbott made his final stage appearance in 1974 at the old actors home in Los Angeles."] (Table of Contents)

Laugh Makers / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Drew Friedman
Pencils:
Drew Friedman
Inks:
Drew Friedman
Letters:
Drew Friedman

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Bud Abbott; Joe DeRita; Oliver Hardy; Fred Quimby; Doodles Weaver; Jimmy Nelson; Danny O'Day; Farfel
Synopsis:
False biographical oddities about comedians in their advanced old age.
Reprints:

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

Weirdo's Advice to the Lovelorn / letters page / 0.29 page (report information)

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

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

Weirdo Number 5 (Table of Contents)

letters page / 1.41 pages (report information)

Script:
Robert Crumb
Pencils:
Robert Crumb (masthead drawing)
Inks:
Robert Crumb (masthead drawing)
Letters:
Robert Crumb

Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Includes letters from Dawn Martin (Seattle, WA), Larry Adler (NY, NY), R.F. McAteer, John King (NY, NY), J.H. Szostek (Leeds, UK), Steve Replogle (Grant, CO), Big Red, Kim Deitch, Steven Dover (NY, NY), Ron Evry (Fredericksburg, VA), Ole Askholm (Brandon, Manitoba).

Somebody Help Me! (Table of Contents)

promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.3 page (report information)

Script:
Robert Crumb
Letters:
Robert Crumb

Characters:
Robert Crumb (photo)

Indexer Notes

Ad for back issues of this magazine. Accompanied by a small ad for Robert Armstrong's Couch Potato Movement newsletter, "The Tuber's Voice."

Unsung Heroes in the History of Humour (Table of Contents)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Various
Pencils:
Various; William Steig
Inks:
Various; William Steig
Letters:
Various

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Assorted old cartoons and gags, most of them anonymous.

Indexer Notes

Includes approximately twenty-six illustrations.

Professor Brainard Admonishes His Nephew Maynard (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
Synopsis:
Rhyme about the perils of youth

The Space Case (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:
Cautionary rhyme about spreading our bad habits elsewhere

Indexer Notes

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

Professor Brainard Encounters Lemurman (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 meets Lemurman

Indexer Notes

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

The Hucksters (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 rails against greed

Indexer Notes

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

A Dissertation On Creation (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 rhyming rant against creationists

Indexer Notes

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

Peter Makes the Scene (Table of Contents)

Peter the Penis / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Peter is introduced to other women

Ricky Dickner's Manic Activity Book (Table of Contents)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Tom ?; Craig ?
Pencils:
Tom ?; Craig ?
Inks:
Tom ?; Craig ?
Letters:
Tom ?; Craig ?

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Ricky Dickner
Synopsis:
The fate of wildman Ricky Dickner

Indexer Notes

Strip credited only to "Tom -n- Craig."

She Jumped On Her Pushbike and Pedalled Away! (Table of Contents)

photo story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
? (photo)
Inks:
? (photo)
Letters:
Robert Crumb

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Aline Kominsky-Crumb (photo)
Synopsis:
The pleasures of cycling
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Photostrip adapting an old song lyric

The Pen Is (Table of Contents)

text article / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Clifford Neal [as Oisif Egaux]
Pencils:
Clifford Neal
Inks:
Clifford Neal
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Ad for Dr. Wirtham's Comix & Stories.

The Old Songs are the Best Songs (Table of Contents)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Humourous adaptations of old song lyrics
Reprints:

I Became the Slave of the Wild Girls of Putah Creek (Table of Contents)

photo story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
M. Jan Garrison (photo); Carol Engberg (photo)
Inks:
M. Jan Garrison (photo); Carol Engberg (photo)
Letters:
Robert Crumb

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
An explorer is captured by jungle amazons

Macedonio #268314 (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Macedonio Garcia
Pencils:
Macedonio Garcia
Inks:
Macedonio Garcia
Letters:
Macedonio Garcia

Genre:
biography
Synopsis:
Life in a Texas prison
Keywords:
autobiography

Indexer Notes

This sequence includes the following stories and illustrations: "Contoones;" "Tales from the Inside- "Cultured Criminals;" "Tales from the Inside- Shitter Time;" "The Rebellion"

Punch-A-Bunch (Table of Contents)

illustration / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Fake ad for a roll-back doll

Weirdo License (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)
Colors:
Robert Crumb [as R. Crumb] (signed)
Letters:
Robert Crumb [as R. Crumb] (signed)

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Etoain Shrdlu
Synopsis:
Official Weirdo certificate
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

back cover

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. ["Goodbye Cruel World"]
  2. 1. They Need Your Designer Jeans
  3. 2. ["Bud Abbott made his final stage appearance in 1974 at the old actors home in Los Angeles."]
    Laugh Makers
  4. 3. Weirdo's Advice to the Lovelorn
    Weirdo's Advice to the Lovelorn
  5. 4. Weirdo Number 5
  6. 5. Somebody Help Me!
  7. 6. Unsung Heroes in the History of Humour
  8. 7. Professor Brainard Admonishes His Nephew Maynard
    Professor Brainard
  9. 8. The Space Case
    Professor Brainard
  10. 9. Professor Brainard Encounters Lemurman
    Professor Brainard
  11. 10. The Hucksters
    Professor Brainard
  12. 11. A Dissertation On Creation
    Professor Brainard
  13. 12. Peter Makes the Scene
    Peter the Penis
  14. 13. Ricky Dickner's Manic Activity Book
  15. 14. She Jumped On Her Pushbike and Pedalled Away!
  16. 15. The Pen Is
  17. 16. The Old Songs are the Best Songs
  18. 17. I Became the Slave of the Wild Girls of Putah Creek
  19. 18. Macedonio #268314
  20. 19. Punch-A-Bunch
  21. 20. Weirdo License
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