Weirdo #21 [1st printing]
(Fall 1987)

Last Gasp, 1981 Series
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Price:
2.95 USD
Pages:
52
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Last Gasp Eco-Funnies
Brand:
Last Gasp Eco-Funnies
ISBN:
0867191937 Search at WorldCat
Editing:
Aline Kominsky 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

This issue has variants.

1st printing: ? (2.95 USD); 2nd printing: ? (3.95 USD)

Parts of this issue are reprinted:

["Not so fast sonny boy!"] (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:

The Black Cat Bone (Table of Contents)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Mary Fleener [as M. Fleener] (signed); Zora Neale Hurston
Pencils:
Mary Fleener [as M. Fleener] (signed)
Inks:
Mary Fleener [as M. Fleener] (signed)
Letters:
Mary Fleener [as M. Fleener] (signed)

Synopsis:
How to sacrifice a black cat
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Adapted from a recording of a magic ritual

Auntie Mary (Table of Contents)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Carol Tyler [as Carol Ann Tyler]
Pencils:
Carol Tyler [as Carol Ann Tyler]
Inks:
Carol Tyler [as Carol Ann Tyler]
Letters:
Carol Tyler [as Carol Ann Tyler]

Genre:
biography
Characters:
Carol Tyler; Auntie Mary
Synopsis:
Childhood modesty shredded
Reprints:
Keywords:
autobiography

Harvey Sez (Table of Contents)

text article / 0.44 page (report information)

Script:
Harvey Pekar
Letters:
?

Characters:
Harvey Pekar
Synopsis:
Harvey praises the work of Leonard Rifas and Joyce Brabner's "Real War Stories."

Indexer Notes

Includes a Kominsky-Crumb spot illustration.

Weirdo no. 21 (Table of Contents)

letters page / 1.44 pages (report information)

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

Characters:
Aline Kominsky-Crumb

Indexer Notes

Includes an editorial and small self-portrait. Letters from: Jane (NYC); Pat Bryant; B.N. Duncan; Steve Lafler; Edgar "Bolt" Upright; Ed Jackson (Maywood, ILL)

Can Your Scalp Pass the Finger-Nail Test? (Table of Contents)

promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.12 page (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
Robert Crumb

Indexer Notes

Ad for back issues of Weirdo.

Pissing it All Away (Table of Contents)

Mickey Rat / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Robert Armstrong
Pencils:
Robert Armstrong
Inks:
Robert Armstrong
Letters:
Robert Armstrong

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Mickey Rat; Hector Ybardez; Driver
Synopsis:
Mickey Rat wins the lottery

Beach Blanket (Table of Contents)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
William Clark
Pencils:
William Clark
Inks:
William Clark
Letters:
William Clark

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Angie; Moondoggy; Col; Gate; George; Hodad
Synopsis:
Surf teenager Angie wants to experience the wider world

I Know Meats! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
C. Croce
Pencils:
Michael Dougan [as M. Dougan]
Inks:
Michael Dougan [as M. Dougan]
Letters:
Michael Dougan [as M. Dougan]

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
A meat fetish

Sex Crazed Housewife or My Troubles With Men (Table of Contents)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
biography
Characters:
Aline Kominsky-Crumb; Ricky; Robert Crumb; Leann; Kurt; Sharon
Synopsis:
Aline's late-flourishing attraction to men
Reprints:
Keywords:
autobiography

Blankie (Table of Contents)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Carol Tyler [as Carol Ann Tyler]
Pencils:
Carol Tyler [as Carol Ann Tyler]
Inks:
Carol Tyler [as Carol Ann Tyler]
Letters:
Carol Tyler [as Carol Ann Tyler]

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Mr. Simms
Synopsis:
Mr. Simms shakes off his catatonia
Reprints:

R. Crumb's Cavalcade of Sketches (Table of Contents)

illustration / 6 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]

Characters:
Robert Crumb; Sophie Crumb; Aline Kominsky-Crumb
Synopsis:
Annotated sketches and short strips from Crumb

Indexer Notes

Ten illustrations and three comics from early '85 to mid '86. The illustrations are titled "Self, Feb. '86;" "R. Crumb's Need More Comics;" "Aline, Oct. 20th '85;" "The Little Guy That Lives Inside My Brain;" "Executing the Family Cat;" "Yeah Yeah Yeah;" "I can't take another minute of this... I'm gonna lose my mind or kill myself!!;" "Service Jobs;" "Pick up your feet!;" "I hate you..." (featuring Sophie Crumb).

The comics are titled "Art" "Foolish Notions," and "My Troubles With Women part 62." The first and last ones are single-pagers while the second one is two pages.

Pizza Lottery (Table of Contents)

text story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Brian Turner
Pencils:
Justin Green [as JG] (signed)
Inks:
Justin Green [as JG] (signed)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Wendt
Synopsis:
The consequences of winning the pizza lottery

Indexer Notes

Includes two illustrations

Suburban Teens on Acid 1969 (Table of Contents)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Dennis Worden [as D. Worden] (signed)
Pencils:
Dennis Worden [as D. Worden] (signed)
Inks:
Dennis Worden [as D. Worden] (signed)
Letters:
Dennis Worden [as D. Worden] (signed)

Genre:
biography
Characters:
Dennis Worden; Alan; Bob
Synopsis:
A bad acid experience
Keywords:
autobiography

Come to Me (Table of Contents)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Luna Ticks
Pencils:
Luna Ticks
Inks:
Luna Ticks
Letters:
Luna Ticks

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
Singe; Singe's Sister
Synopsis:
A visit to a flagellant cult.

["Big Bitch rolls thru the country side with her faithful manservant "Asquith"] (Table of Contents)

Big Bitch / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Spain Rodriguez [as Algernon Backwash]
Pencils:
Spain Rodriguez [as Spain]
Inks:
Spain Rodriguez [as Spain]
Letters:
Spain Rodriguez [as Spain]

Genre:
adventure; science fiction
Characters:
Big Bitch; Asquith; Duane; Duane's Mom; Henry Penpal
Synopsis:
Big Bitch comes across a strange religious town
Reprints:

What Is, Isn't Enough (Table of Contents)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
B.N. Duncan
Pencils:
B.N. Duncan
Inks:
B.N. Duncan
Letters:
B.N. Duncan

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Hopes for the progression of humanity

The Back Bay & Beacon Hill Chapter of The Boston Great Books Association Discusses Weirdo over Cocktails (Table of Contents)

illustration / 1 page (report information)

Script:
William Clark
Pencils:
William Clark
Inks:
William Clark
Colors:
William Clark
Letters:
William Clark

Synopsis:
A Discussion of Weirdo at a Boston party.

Indexer Notes

Back cover.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. ["Not so fast sonny boy!"]
  2. 1. The Black Cat Bone
  3. 2. Auntie Mary
  4. 3. Harvey Sez
  5. 4. Weirdo no. 21
  6. 5. Can Your Scalp Pass the Finger-Nail Test?
  7. 6. Pissing it All Away
    Mickey Rat
  8. 7. Beach Blanket
  9. 8. I Know Meats!
  10. 9. Sex Crazed Housewife or My Troubles With Men
  11. 10. Blankie
  12. 11. R. Crumb's Cavalcade of Sketches
  13. 12. Pizza Lottery
  14. 13. Suburban Teens on Acid 1969
  15. 14. Come to Me
  16. 15. ["Big Bitch rolls thru the country side with her faithful manservant "Asquith"]
    Big Bitch
  17. 16. What Is, Isn't Enough
  18. 17. The Back Bay & Beacon Hill Chapter of The Boston Great Books Association Discusses Weirdo over Cocktails
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