(1977)

Kitchen Sink Press, 1977 Series
 
Price:
1.00 USD
Pages:
44
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Kitchen Sink Press, Inc.
Brand:
Kitchen Sink Enterprises
Editing:
?
Color:
Color Covers, Black and white interiors
Dimensions:
6.87" x 9.75" (17.44 cm x 24.76 cm)
Paper Stock:
Newsprint
Binding:
Saddle-Stitched

Issue Notes

This issue has variants.

Underground Comix are known for using different prices, covers (art or color variations) and/or interior content to distinguish between printings.
1st print March 1977 has 1.00 USD cover price. Does not state which printing.
2nd-6th (and later?) say which printing on inside of front cover.
2nd-3rd print (both?) April 1978 have 1.00 USD cover price. 4th print January 1979 has 1.00 USD cover price.
5th print March 1980 has 1.25 USD cover price. 6th print May 1981 has 1.50 USD cover price.
7th print has 2.00 USD cover price. 8th print has 2.50 USD cover price.
9th print has 2.95 USD cover price. 10th print has 3.50 USD cover price.


["Stick with me, folks! I got all the answers!"] (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:
?
Letters:
Robert Crumb [as R. Crumb] (signed)

Characters:
Mr. Natural
Reprints:

Dry Spell Blues (Table of Contents)

Kit 'n' Kaboodle / 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:
humor
Characters:
Kit; Kaboodle
Reprints:

["We find Mr. Natural relaxing at home.”] (Table of Contents)

Mr. Natural / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; satire-parody
Characters:
Mr. Natural; Professor Wanowski; Billy Bob
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

In these earlier chapters, the Professor's name is spelled "Wanowski." The "i" in the last name becomes a "y" in the weeks that follow.

[“Billy Bob, the most devoted of all the Mr. Natural fans, seeks an audience with his hero...”] (Table of Contents)

Mr. Natural / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Billy Bob; Mr. Natural; Professor Wanowski
Reprints:

["He doesn't like me! Mr. Natural doesn't like me!!”] (Table of Contents)

Mr. Natural / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Billy Bob; Mr. Natural
Reprints:

["...As I was saying, I no longer assume to promote or preach to anyone about anything...”] (Table of Contents)

Mr. Natural / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Billy Bob; Mr. Natural
Reprints:

["Aw, c'mon, Mr. Natural! Say something inta th' microphone!”] (Table of Contents)

Mr. Natural / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Billy Bob; Mr. Natural
Reprints:

["Hey, Billy Bob, I'll bet you're not aware that I yoosta lead th' house band right down here”] (Table of Contents)

Mr. Natural / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Mr. Natural; Billy Bob
Reprints:

["Me for some o' that boiled cabbage, post haste!!”] (Table of Contents)

Mr. Natural / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Mr. Natural; Billy Bob; Professor Wanowski
Reprints:

["Mr. Natural's guests this week are Professor Wanowsky and Fan-boy Billy Bob!”] (Table of Contents)

Mr. Natural / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Mr. Natural; Billy Bob; Professor Wanowsky
Reprints:

[“I figured that hot-headed Prof. Wanowsky would pick on th' kid if I left the room...”] (Table of Contents)

Mr. Natural / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Mr. Natural; Professor Wanowsky; Billy Bob
Reprints:

["Herr Unkle Doktor Wanowsky seems a little bit ticked off, huh, Billy Bob?!”] (Table of Contents)

Mr. Natural / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Professor Wanowsky; Billy Bob; Mr. Natural
Reprints:

["Looky here, Billy Bob, I don't wantcha t' go off feelin' like y' didn't get anything”] (Table of Contents)

Mr. Natural / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Mr. Natural; Billy Bob
Reprints:

Mr. Natural Takes a Walk... (Table of Contents)

Mr. Natural / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Mr. Natural
Reprints:

["The old geezer is out taking a hike in 'nature' ...‚"] (Table of Contents)

Mr. Natural / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Mr. Natural
Reprints:

["Being trapped at the bottom of this old well is a golden opportunity to get into”] (Table of Contents)

Mr. Natural / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Mr. Natural
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

"The Complete Crumb Comics" #11 table of contents page states that this strip was published after the one just below. However, the storyline reads out of order if read that way. Both dates need to be verified.

["It's dark as a dungeon an' damp as th' dew down here in this old well...”] (Table of Contents)

Mr. Natural / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Mr. Natural; Pizuzu
Reprints:

["Our venerable "ace in the hole" finds himself stuck with an obnoxious character!”] (Table of Contents)

Mr. Natural / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Mr. Natural; Pizuzu
Reprints:

["Get up and fight like a man, you degenerate old scumbag!”] (Table of Contents)

Mr. Natural / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Mr. Natural; Pizuzu
Reprints:

["He's taking a terrific beating from the prince of darkness!!”] (Table of Contents)

Mr. Natural / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Mr. Natural; Pizuzu
Reprints:

["Mr. Natural remembers the forgotten "secret of life"!”] (Table of Contents)

Mr. Natural / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Mr. Natural; Pizuzu; Flakey Foont; Shuman the Human; Professor Wanowsky; Ruth Schwartz
Reprints:

Mr. Nostril (Table of Contents)

Mr. Natural / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Mr. Natural; Policeman
Reprints:

["Mr. "Au Natural" has been nabbed for nudity at noon!!”] (Table of Contents)

Mr. Natural / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Mr. Natural; Policeman; Flakey Foont
Reprints:

["I'll get it...”] (Table of Contents)

Mr. Natural / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Mr. Natural; Flakey Foont; Ruth Schwartz
Reprints:

["Foont is convinced that Mr. Natural has lost his wits!”] (Table of Contents)

Mr. Natural / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Mr. Natural; Flakey Foont; Ruth Schwartz
Reprints:

["Uh, Mr. Natural, let me ask you this... uhh... do you ever feel that reality is...”] (Table of Contents)

Mr. Natural / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Mr. Natural; Flakey Foont; Ruth Schwartz
Reprints:

["Oh don't worry! The people there are very nice!!”] (Table of Contents)

Mr. Natural / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Mr. Natural; Flakey Foont; Ruth Schwartz
Reprints:

["Foont believes Mr. Natural has gone bananas...”] (Table of Contents)

Mr. Natural / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Mr. Natural; Flakey Foont; Ruth Schwartz
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Previously unpublished. Although completed in 1976, this strip never appeared in the Village Voice.

["Now you're just being obstinate, Mr. Natural!”] (Table of Contents)

Mr. Natural / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Mr. Natural; Flakey Foont; Ruth Schwartz
Reprints:

["Foont and Schwartz are taking Mr. Natural to a mental institution...”] (Table of Contents)

Mr. Natural / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Mr. Natural; Flakey Foont; Ruth Schwartz
Reprints:

["He'll be in good hands here... we'll run him through an extensive series of tests”] (Table of Contents)

Mr. Natural / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Mr. Natural; Flakey Foont; Ruth Schwartz; Committals Clerk; Secretary
Reprints:

["Flakey Foont and Ruth Schwartz have just committed Mr. Natural to a mental institution!”] (Table of Contents)

Mr. Natural / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Flakey Foont; Ruth Schwartz
Reprints:

["Oohhh... I didnt sleep too good... what day is it?”] (Table of Contents)

Mr. Natural / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Flakey Foont; Ruth Schwartz; Ricky Bernstein; Mike Manville
Reprints:

["Who is it, Flako ??”] (Table of Contents)

Mr. Natural / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Flakey Foont; Ruth Schwartz; Ricky Bernstein; Mike Manville
Reprints:

["Ssssuck !! Oh man, this is some heavy shit!”] (Table of Contents)

Mr. Natural / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; satire-parody
Characters:
Flakey Foont; Ruth Schwartz; Ricky Bernstein; Mike Manville
Reprints:

["D-don't m-mind me, fellows... I always get the shakes when I smoke strong grass...”] (Table of Contents)

Mr. Natural / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Flakey Foont; Ricky Bernstein; Mike Manville
Reprints:

["Listen man, the public... the PEOPLE out there... want to know what happened!!”] (Table of Contents)

Mr. Natural / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Flakey Foont; Ricky Bernstein; Mike Manville
Reprints:

["Those two guys from the "Village Voice" have been here all day!”] (Table of Contents)

Mr. Natural / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Flakey Foont; Ricky Bernstein; Mike Manville; Ruth Schwartz
Reprints:

["A reporter and a photographer from the "Voice" are trying to find out what happened”] (Table of Contents)

Mr. Natural / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Ricky Bernstein; Mike Manville; Professor Wanowsky
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Previously unpublished. Although completed in 1976, this strip never appeared in the Village Voice.

["Professa Wanowsky, I presume?!? Heh heh!”] (Table of Contents)

Mr. Natural / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Ricky Bernstein; Mike Manville; Professor Wanowsky
Reprints:

["Man, this's some o' th' best weed I've had in a dog's age, y' know'd what I mean?”] (Table of Contents)

Mr. Natural / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Ricky Bernstein; Mike Manville; Professor Wanowsky
Reprints:

["THAT, right there, is the cause of Mr. Natural's ...uh...shall we say, retreat from reality!”] (Table of Contents)

Mr. Natural / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Ricky Bernstein; Mike Manville; Professor Wanowsky
Reprints:

Fat 'N' Sassy (Table of Contents)

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:
humor
Characters:
Fat; Sassy
Reprints:

Modern World Funnies (Table of Contents)

Me! / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Robert Crumb
Reprints:
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. ["Stick with me, folks! I got all the answers!"]
  2. 1. Dry Spell Blues
    Kit 'n' Kaboodle
  3. 2. ["We find Mr. Natural relaxing at home.”]
    Mr. Natural
  4. 3. [“Billy Bob, the most devoted of all the Mr. Natural fans, seeks an audience with his hero...”]
    Mr. Natural
  5. 4. ["He doesn't like me! Mr. Natural doesn't like me!!”]
    Mr. Natural
  6. 5. ["...As I was saying, I no longer assume to promote or preach to anyone about anything...”]
    Mr. Natural
  7. 6. ["Aw, c'mon, Mr. Natural! Say something inta th' microphone!”]
    Mr. Natural
  8. 7. ["Hey, Billy Bob, I'll bet you're not aware that I yoosta lead th' house band right down here”]
    Mr. Natural
  9. 8. ["Me for some o' that boiled cabbage, post haste!!”]
    Mr. Natural
  10. 9. ["Mr. Natural's guests this week are Professor Wanowsky and Fan-boy Billy Bob!”]
    Mr. Natural
  11. 10. [“I figured that hot-headed Prof. Wanowsky would pick on th' kid if I left the room...”]
    Mr. Natural
  12. 11. ["Herr Unkle Doktor Wanowsky seems a little bit ticked off, huh, Billy Bob?!”]
    Mr. Natural
  13. 12. ["Looky here, Billy Bob, I don't wantcha t' go off feelin' like y' didn't get anything”]
    Mr. Natural
  14. 13. Mr. Natural Takes a Walk...
    Mr. Natural
  15. 14. ["The old geezer is out taking a hike in 'nature' ...‚"]
    Mr. Natural
  16. 15. ["Being trapped at the bottom of this old well is a golden opportunity to get into”]
    Mr. Natural
  17. 16. ["It's dark as a dungeon an' damp as th' dew down here in this old well...”]
    Mr. Natural
  18. 17. ["Our venerable "ace in the hole" finds himself stuck with an obnoxious character!”]
    Mr. Natural
  19. 18. ["Get up and fight like a man, you degenerate old scumbag!”]
    Mr. Natural
  20. 19. ["He's taking a terrific beating from the prince of darkness!!”]
    Mr. Natural
  21. 20. ["Mr. Natural remembers the forgotten "secret of life"!”]
    Mr. Natural
  22. 21. Mr. Nostril
    Mr. Natural
  23. 22. ["Mr. "Au Natural" has been nabbed for nudity at noon!!”]
    Mr. Natural
  24. 23. ["I'll get it...”]
    Mr. Natural
  25. 24. ["Foont is convinced that Mr. Natural has lost his wits!”]
    Mr. Natural
  26. 25. ["Uh, Mr. Natural, let me ask you this... uhh... do you ever feel that reality is...”]
    Mr. Natural
  27. 26. ["Oh don't worry! The people there are very nice!!”]
    Mr. Natural
  28. 27. ["Foont believes Mr. Natural has gone bananas...”]
    Mr. Natural
  29. 28. ["Now you're just being obstinate, Mr. Natural!”]
    Mr. Natural
  30. 29. ["Foont and Schwartz are taking Mr. Natural to a mental institution...”]
    Mr. Natural
  31. 30. ["He'll be in good hands here... we'll run him through an extensive series of tests”]
    Mr. Natural
  32. 31. ["Flakey Foont and Ruth Schwartz have just committed Mr. Natural to a mental institution!”]
    Mr. Natural
  33. 32. ["Oohhh... I didnt sleep too good... what day is it?”]
    Mr. Natural
  34. 33. ["Who is it, Flako ??”]
    Mr. Natural
  35. 34. ["Ssssuck !! Oh man, this is some heavy shit!”]
    Mr. Natural
  36. 35. ["D-don't m-mind me, fellows... I always get the shakes when I smoke strong grass...”]
    Mr. Natural
  37. 36. ["Listen man, the public... the PEOPLE out there... want to know what happened!!”]
    Mr. Natural
  38. 37. ["Those two guys from the "Village Voice" have been here all day!”]
    Mr. Natural
  39. 38. ["A reporter and a photographer from the "Voice" are trying to find out what happened”]
    Mr. Natural
  40. 39. ["Professa Wanowsky, I presume?!? Heh heh!”]
    Mr. Natural
  41. 40. ["Man, this's some o' th' best weed I've had in a dog's age, y' know'd what I mean?”]
    Mr. Natural
  42. 41. ["THAT, right there, is the cause of Mr. Natural's ...uh...shall we say, retreat from reality!”]
    Mr. Natural
  43. 42. Fat 'N' Sassy
  44. 43. Modern World Funnies
    Me!
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