(Summer 1993)

Last Gasp, 1981 Series
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Price:
4.95 USD
Pages:
68
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Last Gasp Eco-Funnies
Brand:
Last Gasp Eco-Funnies
ISBN:
0867192194 Search at WorldCat
Editing:
Aline Kominsky-Crumb; Jean-Pierre Mercier
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 is titled Verre D'Eau to reflect the high percentage of European contributions and the way French people were pronouncing the magazine's name. Literally translated it means glass of water, as illustrated on the cover.

Parts of this issue are reprinted:

[One-Time-Only Special International Issue of Weirdo - Absolutely the Last Issue Ever!] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Reprints:

["I had a bizzare dream in which I was transposed into the persona of Robert Crumb."] (Table of Contents)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Sasa Rakezic
Pencils:
Sasa Rakezic
Inks:
Sasa Rakezic
Letters:
Sasa Rakezic

Genre:
biography
Characters:
Sasa Rakezic; Robert Crumb
Synopsis:
A dream in which Rakezic has a conversation with Crumb
Keywords:
autobiography

Indexer Notes

Strip is uncredited, but Rakezic is mentioned in the indicia and the style matches his work as Aleksandar Zograf. The word "bizarre" is mispelled by the artist.

Verre d'eau no. 28 (Table of Contents)

letters page / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Aline Kominsky-Crumb
Letters:
Aline Kominsky-Crumb

Characters:
Aline Kominsky-Crumb (photo)

Indexer Notes

A Kominsky-Crumb editorial is accompanied by letters from Sasa Rakezic and Michael Hashim (NYC).

All-American Shopper (Table of Contents)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Roy Tompkins
Pencils:
Roy Tompkins
Inks:
Roy Tompkins
Letters:
Roy Tompkins

Genre:
biography
Characters:
Roy Tompkins; Wayne; The Bat Lady [Wayne's Mother]
Synopsis:
Wayne's mother is an inveterate hoarder
Keywords:
autobiography

Ad Biz (Table of Contents)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Florence Cestac (signed)
Pencils:
Florence Cestac (signed)
Inks:
Florence Cestac (signed)
Letters:
Florence Cestac (signed)

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Archibald Van Snob; Florence
Synopsis:
A constantly modified ad assigment

The Neuralgia of Nostalgia (Table of Contents)

illustration / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Ted Jouflas
Pencils:
Ted Jouflas
Inks:
Ted Jouflas
Letters:
Ted Jouflas

Genre:
horror-suspense

The Snowman Comes in from the Cold (Table of Contents)

Autobiography / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Bill Griffith (signed)
Pencils:
Bill Griffith (signed)
Inks:
Bill Griffith (signed)
Letters:
Bill Griffith (signed)

Characters:
Bill Griffith
Synopsis:
Musings on the contradictions of America.
Reprints:

Helping the Poor (Table of Contents)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Debbie Drechsler
Pencils:
Debbie Drechsler
Inks:
Debbie Drechsler
Letters:
Debbie Drechsler

Genre:
biography
Characters:
Debbie; Pearl; Mr. Drechsler; Mrs. Drechsler; Roy; Kay
Synopsis:
A Christmas visit to help the needy
Reprints:
Keywords:
autobiography

USA 87 (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Jean-Christoph Menu
Pencils:
Jean-Christoph Menu
Inks:
Jean-Christoph Menu
Letters:
Jean-Christoph Menu

Genre:
biography
Characters:
Jean-Christoph Menu; Valerie; Sweeper; Director of the French Department
Synopsis:
Reflections on a trip to the USA to rekindle a relationship
Keywords:
autobiography

When the Niggers Take Over America! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 3 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:
satire-parody
Characters:
The President of the United States of America; The First Lady; Strongman; Slavemaster
Synopsis:
An extremely politically incorrect tale where black people use force of arms to take over the country and turn white people into slaves. It's satire, right, Mr. Crumb?
Reprints:

When the Goddamn Jews Take Over America! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Morry; Mr. Bloatstein; Lenny; Doctor Weaselberg; Ellen; Mr. Big Shot Senator; Paulie
Synopsis:
Another satirical piece, this time delving into who the "real rulers" are.
Reprints:

One Nation Under God (Table of Contents)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
advocacy
Synopsis:
The downside of free market economics
Keywords:
polemic

["We must go and live in the United States of America."] (Table of Contents)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Placid (signed)
Pencils:
Placid (signed)
Inks:
Placid (signed)
Letters:
Placid (signed)

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Misconceptions about the freedoms of America

["I shall french kiss your children if you give me half a chance!"] (Table of Contents)

Martini Baton! / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
David Carrino
Pencils:
Peter Bagge
Inks:
Peter Bagge
Letters:
Peter Bagge

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Martini Baton; Mee-Maw; Big Girl Now; Little Girl Now
Synopsis:
Martini's final journey into catholicism
Reprints:

["...It's been three years since my last confession - since then my penis has gotten huge..."] (Table of Contents)

Jesus' Critters / comic story / 0.3 page (report information)

Script:
David Carrino [as D. Carrino]
Pencils:
Peter Bagge [as P. Bagge]
Inks:
Peter Bagge [as P. Bagge]
Letters:
Peter Bagge [as P. Bagge]

Genre:
humor; satire-parody
Characters:
Muscular Teen-Aged Dog; Teenaged Rooster; Priest
Reprints:

["Who wants to kiss my uh, nuts?!"] (Table of Contents)

Martini Baton! / comic story / 0.7 page (report information)

Script:
David Carrino
Pencils:
Peter Bagge
Inks:
Peter Bagge
Letters:
Peter Bagge

Genre:
humor; satire-parody
Characters:
Martini Baton; Snoopy Sha-Ba-Ta; The Pope
Reprints:
Keywords:
adult

["We are the brainiest critters! God loves us best!"] (Table of Contents)

Jesus' Critters / comic story / 0.3 page (report information)

Script:
David Carrino
Pencils:
Peter Bagge
Inks:
Peter Bagge
Letters:
Peter Bagge

Genre:
humor; satire-parody
Reprints:

["If at first you don't succeed - kill your mother!"] (Table of Contents)

Martini Baton! / comic story / 0.7 page (report information)

Script:
David Carrino [as Dee Carrino]
Pencils:
Peter Bagge [as Pee Bagge]
Inks:
Peter Bagge [as Pee Bagge]
Letters:
Peter Bagge [as Pee Bagge]

Genre:
humor; satire-parody
Characters:
Martini Baton; Hysterical Guard; The Pope; T.V. Repairman; Mother
Reprints:

["A conversation between a catholic critter child and a bad devil doll!"] (Table of Contents)

Jesus' Critters / comic story / 0.3 page (report information)

Script:
David Carrino [as Dee Carrino]
Pencils:
Peter Bagge [as Pee Bagge]
Inks:
Peter Bagge [as Pee Bagge]
Letters:
Peter Bagge [as Pee Bagge]

Genre:
humor; satire-parody
Characters:
Catholic Critter Child; Bad Devil Doll
Reprints:

["I don't believe in shit!"] (Table of Contents)

Martini Baton / comic story / 0.7 page (report information)

Script:
David Carrino [as "Bill" Carrino]
Pencils:
Peter Bagge [as "Ted" Bagge]
Inks:
Peter Bagge [as "Ted" Bagge]
Letters:
Peter Bagge [as "Ted" Bagge]

Genre:
humor; satire-parody
Characters:
Martini Baton; The Pope; Mee-Maw; Mother
Reprints:

["Hi! My name is Jean! I go church under water!"] (Table of Contents)

Jesus' Critters / comic story / 0.3 page (report information)

Script:
David Carrino [as "Bill" Carrino]
Pencils:
Peter Bagge [as "Ted" Bagge]
Inks:
Peter Bagge [as "Ted" Bagge]
Letters:
Peter Bagge [as "Ted" Bagge]

Genre:
humor; satire-parody
Characters:
Jean
Reprints:

["I'm great! And everyone else is a big-time loser!"] (Table of Contents)

Martini Baton! / comic story / 0.7 page (report information)

Script:
David Carrino
Pencils:
Peter Bagge
Inks:
Peter Bagge
Letters:
Peter Bagge

Genre:
humor; satire-parody
Characters:
Martini Baton; Bergan Mooly; The Pope
Reprints:

["Critters come from many lands to find freedom and prosperity:"] (Table of Contents)

Jesus' Critters / comic story / 0.3 page (report information)

Script:
David Carrino
Pencils:
Peter Bagge
Inks:
Peter Bagge
Letters:
Peter Bagge

Genre:
humor; satire-parody
Reprints:

["...Oh come let us adore me - that's right, I said me!"] (Table of Contents)

Martini Baton! / comic story / 0.7 page (report information)

Script:
David Carrino [as D. Carrino]
Pencils:
Peter Bagge [as P. Bagge]
Inks:
Peter Bagge [as P. Bagge]
Letters:
Peter Bagge [as P. Bagge]

Genre:
humor; satire-parody
Characters:
Martini Baton;Mee-Maw; Big-Girl-Now; Little-Girl-Now
Reprints:

["I don't need God - I have a career!"] (Table of Contents)

Jesus' Critters / comic story / 0.3 page (report information)

Script:
David Carrino [as D. Carrino]
Pencils:
Peter Bagge [as P. Bagge]
Inks:
Peter Bagge [as P. Bagge]
Letters:
Peter Bagge [as P. Bagge]

Genre:
humor; satire-parody
Reprints:

["Goodby Anna! I'll take a little bit of you, a little bit of Paris to the U.S."] (Table of Contents)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Baudoin
Pencils:
Baudoin
Inks:
Baudoin
Letters:
Baudoin

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Francois; Suzanna; Anna
Synopsis:
A meeting between a Frenchman and an American woman

Back to the Bagel Belt With DiDi Glitz (Table of Contents)

DiDi Glitz / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Diane Noomin
Pencils:
Diane Noomin
Inks:
Diane Noomin
Letters:
Diane Noomin

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Diane Noomin; DiDi Glitz; Rhonda; Eli; Rita; Jerry; Jessica
Synopsis:
Didi learns the truth about a friend's marriage
Reprints:

Radio Mysteries (Table of Contents)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Willem
Pencils:
Willem
Inks:
Willem
Letters:
Willem

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
The insidious recurrence of fragments of old songs

Of What Use is a Bunch? Part II: The Never Ending Story! (Table of Contents)

The Bunch / 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:
The Bunch [Aline Kominsky-Crumb]; Mother; Nanny; Robert Crumb; Sophie Crumb; Gail; Suzie; Bill Clinton; Al Gore
Synopsis:
Contrasts between French and American culture
Reprints:
Keywords:
autobiography

Indexer Notes

Part I to this story was published in "The Bunch's Power Pak Comics" #2.

From the Sketchbooks of Robert Armstrong (Table of Contents)

illustration / 4 pages (report information)

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

Indexer Notes

Approximately four dozen small illustrations.

The Fabulous Story of Bill Bood (Table of Contents)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Caroline Wedier
Pencils:
Caroline Wedier
Inks:
Caroline Wedier
Letters:
Caroline Wedier

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Bill Bood; Deranged Cowboy; Doc Duke
Synopsis:
Bill is wounded by a gunman

Guns the American Way (Table of Contents)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Carol Tyler (signed)
Pencils:
Carol Tyler (signed)
Inks:
Carol Tyler (signed)
Letters:
Carol Tyler (signed)

Synopsis:
The downside of universal gun ownership
Reprints:

Amerique et Moi (Table of Contents)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Matt Konture; Aline Kominsky-Crumb [as A. Kominsky] (translator); Jean-Pierre Mercier [as J.P. Mercier] (translator)
Pencils:
Matt Konture
Inks:
Matt Konture
Letters:
Matt Konture

Genre:
biography
Synopsis:
Musing about America from a French perspective.
Keywords:
autobiography

Fun Things to Do With Little Girls (Table of Contents)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
biography
Characters:
Phoebe Gloeckner; Phoebe's Sister; Stepfather; Mother's Boyfriend; Momma
Synopsis:
Brutality during childhood
Reprints:
Keywords:
autobiography

Turn Off That Jungle Music! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Mary Fleener
Pencils:
Mary Fleener
Inks:
Mary Fleener
Letters:
Mary Fleener

Genre:
humor; biography
Characters:
Mary Fleener; Mary's Mother; Mary's Grandmother; Mary's Father
Synopsis:
Mary discovers the blues
Reprints:
Keywords:
autobiography

Indexer Notes

The story is subtitled "or: Fear of a Black Ten Inch!!"

["I knew I wanted to leave suburban California when my 9 yr. old daughter started saying duh!"] (Table of Contents)

Not in Provence / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
Aline Kominsky-Crumb (signed)
Pencils:
Aline Kominsky-Crumb (signed)
Inks:
Aline Kominsky-Crumb (signed)
Letters:
Aline Kominsky-Crumb (signed)

Genre:
biography
Characters:
Aline Kominsky-Crumb; Sophie Crumb
Synopsis:
How Aline and Sophie adapt to France
Keywords:
autobiography

["You might think a small village in the south of France would be a quiet place!"] (Table of Contents)

Not in Provence / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
Aline Kominsky-Crumb (signed)
Pencils:
Aline Kominsky-Crumb (signed)
Inks:
Aline Kominsky-Crumb (signed)
Letters:
Aline Kominsky-Crumb (signed)

Genre:
biography
Characters:
Aline Kominsky-Crumb
Synopsis:
The sounds of a village
Keywords:
autobiography

Don't Go Aline! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Bob Kathman (signed)
Pencils:
Bob Kathman (signed)
Inks:
Bob Kathman (signed)
Letters:
Bob Kathman (signed)

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Bob Kathman; Bob's Wife
Synopsis:
A plea to continue Weirdo

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Robert Armstrong [as Armst] (signed) (painting)
Inks:
Robert Armstrong [as Armst] (signed) (painting)
Colors:
Robert Armstrong [as Armst] (signed) (painting)

Indexer Notes

Back cover.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [One-Time-Only Special International Issue of Weirdo - Absolutely the Last Issue Ever!]
  2. 1. ["I had a bizzare dream in which I was transposed into the persona of Robert Crumb."]
  3. 2. Verre d'eau no. 28
  4. 3. All-American Shopper
  5. 4. Ad Biz
  6. 5. The Neuralgia of Nostalgia
  7. 6. The Snowman Comes in from the Cold
    Autobiography
  8. 7. Helping the Poor
  9. 8. USA 87
  10. 9. When the Niggers Take Over America!
  11. 10. When the Goddamn Jews Take Over America!
  12. 11. One Nation Under God
  13. 12. ["We must go and live in the United States of America."]
  14. 13. ["I shall french kiss your children if you give me half a chance!"]
    Martini Baton!
  15. 14. ["...It's been three years since my last confession - since then my penis has gotten huge..."]
    Jesus' Critters
  16. 15. ["Who wants to kiss my uh, nuts?!"]
    Martini Baton!
  17. 16. ["We are the brainiest critters! God loves us best!"]
    Jesus' Critters
  18. 17. ["If at first you don't succeed - kill your mother!"]
    Martini Baton!
  19. 18. ["A conversation between a catholic critter child and a bad devil doll!"]
    Jesus' Critters
  20. 19. ["I don't believe in shit!"]
    Martini Baton
  21. 20. ["Hi! My name is Jean! I go church under water!"]
    Jesus' Critters
  22. 21. ["I'm great! And everyone else is a big-time loser!"]
    Martini Baton!
  23. 22. ["Critters come from many lands to find freedom and prosperity:"]
    Jesus' Critters
  24. 23. ["...Oh come let us adore me - that's right, I said me!"]
    Martini Baton!
  25. 24. ["I don't need God - I have a career!"]
    Jesus' Critters
  26. 25. ["Goodby Anna! I'll take a little bit of you, a little bit of Paris to the U.S."]
  27. 26. Back to the Bagel Belt With DiDi Glitz
    DiDi Glitz
  28. 27. Radio Mysteries
  29. 28. Of What Use is a Bunch? Part II: The Never Ending Story!
    The Bunch
  30. 29. From the Sketchbooks of Robert Armstrong
  31. 30. The Fabulous Story of Bill Bood
  32. 31. Guns the American Way
  33. 32. Amerique et Moi
  34. 33. Fun Things to Do With Little Girls
  35. 34. Turn Off That Jungle Music!
  36. 35. ["I knew I wanted to leave suburban California when my 9 yr. old daughter started saying duh!"]
    Not in Provence
  37. 36. ["You might think a small village in the south of France would be a quiet place!"]
    Not in Provence
  38. 37. Don't Go Aline!
  39. 38. [no title indexed]
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Steven Samuels
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Frank Plowright