(1973)

Kitchen Sink Press, 1972 Series
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Price:
0.75 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
?
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Krupp Comic Works
Brand:
Kitchen Sink Enterprises
ISBN:
?
Color:
Color Covers, Black and white Interiors (#2-7); Full Color (8)
Dimensions:
6.62" x 8.87" (16.81 cm x 22.52 cm) - (#2-7); Standard Modern US (7.12" x 10.18" (18.08 cm x 25.85 cm)- (#8)
Paper Stock:
Newsprint
Binding:
Saddle-Stitched
Publishing Format:
Was Ongoing Series

Issue Notes

As indicated by the cover, this entire comic mimics Mad to a degree, using the format and running jokes of the early issues within strips drawn by underground cartoonists parodying each others' characters.

The indicia notes this is published in conjunction with the Bijou Publishing Empire, Inc. The price increased over the years. There were at least two printings at 75c, with the second print subsequently re-stickered at $1.


[Tales Calculated to Sell You...] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Harvey Kurtzman
Inks:
Harvey Kurtzman
Colors:
Harvey Kurtzman ?
Letters:
Harvey Kurtzman

Reprints:

Um Tut Smuth? (Table of Contents)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Jay Lynch ?
Letters:
Typeset

Synopsis:
An editorial saying no more issues of Bijou will appear if a Supreme Court ruling permitting local communities to define standards of obscenity is not repealed. The ruling has impacted on several comic creators since 1973.

Indexer Notes

The editorial is signed 'The Editors of Bijou Funnies'

Geek Brothers! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 2.9 pages (report information)

Script:
Jay Lynch
Pencils:
Jay Lynch
Inks:
Jay Lynch
Colors:
Jay Lynch ?
Letters:
Jay Lynch

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Chicken Fat Freddy; Itinerant Irving; Phunnyass; Oat Willie; Landlady; Wonder Warthog; Chicken Fat Freddy's Pet; Oko Yunu; Linda Yeastman
Synopsis:
Some of the Geek Brothers move onwards and upwards.

Indexer Notes

This parodies Gilbert Shelton's Fabulous Furry Freak Brothers.

Chicken Fat Freddy's Pet (Table of Contents)

comic story / 0.1 page (report information)

Script:
Jay Lynch
Pencils:
Jay Lynch
Inks:
Jay Lynch
Colors:
Jay Lynch ?
Letters:
Jay Lynch

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Chicken Fat Freddy's Pet; Snoopy

Indexer Notes

This parodies a Peanuts strip, and occupies the bottom tenth of the second page of the Geek Brothers story.

Snazzy Melvin Snoot (Table of Contents)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Bill Stout
Pencils:
Bill Stout
Inks:
Bill Stout
Colors:
Bill Stout ?
Letters:
Bill Stout

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Snazzy Melvin Snoot; Geezer; Ragweed Willy; Dick Tracy
Synopsis:
Melvin is mugged and his life goes downhill from there.

Indexer Notes

This parodies Skip Williamson's Snappy Sammy Smoot.

Melvin Natural (Table of Contents)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Skip Williamson
Pencils:
Skip Williamson
Inks:
Skip Williamson
Colors:
Skip Williamson ?
Letters:
Skip Williamson

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Funky Feet; Melvin Natural; Daddy Natural
Synopsis:
When is Funky Feet going to wise up and stop being dumped on by Melvin Natural?
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

This parodies R. Crumb's Mr Natural.

Hungry Irving Biscuits (Table of Contents)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Denis Kitchen
Pencils:
Denis Kitchen
Inks:
Denis Kitchen
Colors:
Denis Kitchen ?
Letters:
Denis Kitchen

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Hungry Irving; Eddie Seltzerbugs; Elaine
Synopsis:
Hungry Irving is sick of his image and demands a makeover.

Indexer Notes

Kitchen is satirizing Daniel Clyne's Hungry Chuck Biscuits

Melvin Wizard! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Pat Daley [as Dale]
Pencils:
Pat Daley [as Dale]
Inks:
Pat Daley [as Dale]
Colors:
Pat Daley [as Dale] ?
Letters:
Pat Daley [as Dale]

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Melvin Wizard; Lizard; Pogo
Synopsis:
What's really under the wizard's hat?

Indexer Notes

This parodies Vaughn Bodé's Cheech Wizard.

Pard 'N' Nat (Table of Contents)

Pard 'N' Nat / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Robert Crumb [as Arzy Crumbzy] (signed)
Pencils:
Robert Crumb [as Arzy Crumbzy] (signed)
Inks:
Robert Crumb [as Arzy Crumbzy] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Robert Crumb [as Arzy Crumbzy] (signed)

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Pard; Nat
Synopsis:
Pard and Nat fall out.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

This parodies Jay Lynch's Nard 'n' Pat

Inside Dopes (Table of Contents)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Bill Griffith
Pencils:
Bill Griffith
Inks:
Bill Griffith
Colors:
Bill Griffith ?
Letters:
Bill Griffith

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Dim Kitsch; Geldo; Uncle Ted; Melvin; Clown; Hooligan Hare; Yolanda Nussman
Synopsis:
The improbability of Kim Deitch's plots is satirised.

Bufo Boffo (Table of Contents)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Kim Deitch [as Melvin Griffith]
Pencils:
Kim Deitch [as Melvin Griffith]
Inks:
Kim Deitch [as Melvin Griffith]
Colors:
Kim Deitch [as Melvin Griffith] ?
Letters:
Kim Deitch [as Melvin Griffith]

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Toady; Hi-Jacker; Hans Keesler; Pinheads
Synopsis:
Toady is kidnapped and forced to create art.

Indexer Notes

This parodies Bill Griffith's Mr The Toad and Zippy.

Checkered Cherub (Table of Contents)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Justin Green [as J. Considine Green]
Pencils:
Justin Green [as J. Considine Green]
Inks:
Justin Green [as J. Considine Green]
Colors:
Justin Green [as J. Considine Green] ?
Letters:
Justin Green [as J. Considine Green]

Genre:
humor
Characters:
The Checkered Cherub; Mick Jagger
Synopsis:
The Checkered Cherub searches out those who deserve a good, swift death.

Indexer Notes

This parodies S. Clay Wilson's Checkered Demon.

A Case Of Outlined Lettering (Table of Contents)

The Wiper / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Willy Murphy [as Skeetee Grunt]
Pencils:
Willy Murphy [as Skeetee Grunt]
Inks:
Willy Murphy [as Skeetee Grunt]
Colors:
Willy Murphy [as Skeetee Grunt] ?
Letters:
Willy Murphy [as Skeetee Grunt]

Genre:
humor
Characters:
The Wiper; Grunt; Melvin
Synopsis:
The Viper would be more effective if only he could control his cleaning compulsion.

Indexer Notes

This parodies Art Spiegelman's Ace Hole, Midget Detective.

Mashman Meets Spleen Queen (Table of Contents)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Jay Kinney [as Spam and Teena]
Pencils:
Jay Kinney [as Spam and Teena]
Inks:
Jay Kinney [as Spam and Teena]
Colors:
Jay Kinney [as Spam and Teena] ?
Letters:
Jay Kinney [as Spam and Teena]

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Mashman; Spleen Queen
Synopsis:
It's almost a date for Mashman and Spleen Queen.

Indexer Notes

This parodies Spain's Trashman and a Trina Robbins character. One page is in color, one page in black on yellow.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Ralph Reese
Inks:
Ralph Reese
Colors:
Ralph Reese ?
Letters:
Ralph Reese

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
A parody of the famous EC ad naming the assorted Mad imitations, using numerous titles of other underground comics in the text, and incorporating nine logos.
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [Tales Calculated to Sell You...]
  2. 1. Um Tut Smuth?
  3. 2. Geek Brothers!
  4. 3. Chicken Fat Freddy's Pet
  5. 4. Snazzy Melvin Snoot
  6. 5. Melvin Natural
  7. 6. Hungry Irving Biscuits
  8. 7. Melvin Wizard!
  9. 8. Pard 'N' Nat
    Pard 'N' Nat
  10. 9. Inside Dopes
  11. 10. Bufo Boffo
  12. 11. Checkered Cherub
  13. 12. A Case Of Outlined Lettering
    The Wiper
  14. 13. Mashman Meets Spleen Queen
  15. 14. [no title indexed]
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