Weirdo #12 [3.95 cover price (unknown printing)]

Last Gasp, 1981 Series
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Pages:
44
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Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
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Brand:
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ISBN:
?
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 a variant of Weirdo (Last Gasp, 1981 series) #12 [1st printing].


[Special Loser Issue] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Robert Crumb [as R. Crumb] (signed)
Inks:
Robert Crumb [as R. Crumb] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Robert Crumb [as R. Crumb] (signed)

Genre:
humor
Reprints:

Skinboy Lives in the City (Table of Contents)

Skinboy / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
J.R. Williams
Pencils:
J.R. Williams
Inks:
J.R. Williams
Letters:
J.R. Williams

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Skinboy
Synopsis:
Skinboy samples city night life

Weirdo number 12 (Table of Contents)

letters page / 1.38 pages (report information)

Script:
Peter Bagge
Pencils:
Peter Bagge
Inks:
Peter Bagge
Letters:
Peter Bagge

Indexer Notes

Brief editorial plus letters from Reverend Ivan Stang; Richard Strassberg; Mary Fleener; John E. (Wichita, KS); Brad Johnson (San Francisco); Bill Sherman (Bloomington, ILL); David Carrino; Ken Weiner; Robert Williams; Tim Di Chiara (W. Redding, CT). Besides a Bagge masthead illustration there are small illustrations from Richard Strassberg, Tom Crow, Brad Johnson and David Carrino.

Rory Hayes: An Appreciation (Table of Contents)

foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 0.27 page (report information)

Script:
Bill Griffith
Pencils:
Bill Griffith; Rory Hayes
Inks:
Bill Griffith; Rory Hayes
Letters:
Peter Bagge

Indexer Notes

Includes one small spot illustration apiece from the listed artists.

Observations from One Interior (Table of Contents)

text article / 0.35 page (report information)

Script:
B.N. Duncan [as Bruce N. Duncan]
Pencils:
B.N. Duncan [as Bruce N. Duncan]
Inks:
B.N. Duncan [as Bruce N. Duncan]
Letters:
B.N. Duncan [as Bruce N. Duncan]; Peter Bagge

Characters:
George Orwell; Aldous Huxley; Al Capp

Indexer Notes

Includes three small spot illustrations.

Wax Paper (Table of Contents)

comic story / 0.44 page (report information)

Script:
Brad Johnson
Pencils:
Brad Johnson
Inks:
Brad Johnson
Letters:
Brad Johnson

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
A food storage problem solved

Reject Stories (Sent in by Some of Our Readers!!) (Table of Contents)

letters page / 0.44 page (report information)

Script:
Peter Bagge
Letters:
Peter Bagge

Indexer Notes

Readers reminisce about rejects they knew in school (in response to Bagge's "The Reject" story from issue ten). Letters from Robert Armstrong; Sue D. Nym (Chicago); Ashliegh Johnsyn (Seattle); Ace Backwords; Carol Jackson (West Corina, CA).

["Hi, I'm Tootles! Today I'm going to work!"] (Table of Contents)

Tootles / comic story / 0.12 page (report information)

Script:
Ken Struck
Pencils:
Ken Struck
Inks:
Ken Struck
Letters:
Ken Struck

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Tootles; Doodles
Synopsis:
Tootles goes to work

["Hey pop! Watcha doing?"] (Table of Contents)

Farmer Brown / comic story / 0.12 page (report information)

Script:
Ken Weiner
Pencils:
Ken Weiner
Inks:
Ken Weiner
Letters:
Ken Weiner

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Farmer Brown; Sis; Farmer Brown's Son
Synopsis:
Farmer Brown tries to move the outhouse

["I know great art when I see it, and these self-made publications are the greatest things being made in America today!"] (Table of Contents)

promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.47 page (report information)

Script:
Peter Bagge
Letters:
Peter Bagge

Indexer Notes

Promo for several small-press zines as well as back issues of Weirdo and "Mr. Natural" R. Crumb sculptures. Also includes three "Crazy Lady" cocktail napkin spot illustrations by Percy Parker

5 Fingered Romance! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 0.41 page (report information)

Script:
Ashleigh Talbot [as Triangle / Slash] (signed)
Pencils:
Ashleigh Talbot [as Triangle / Slash] (signed)
Inks:
Ashleigh Talbot [as Triangle / Slash] (signed)
Letters:
Ashleigh Talbot [as Triangle / Slash] (signed)

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
The tragic romance between a man and his left hand

Indexer Notes

During this time period the artist used a "triangle/slash" symbol as a pseudonym.

Strange Bedfellows (Table of Contents)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Josh Alan Friedman
Pencils:
Drew Friedman
Inks:
Drew Friedman
Letters:
Drew Friedman

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Doris Day (unnamed); Rock Hudson (unnamed); Jim Nabors (unnamed)
Synopsis:
A Hollywood rumour
Reprints:

Sour Grapes (Table of Contents)

The Wacky World of Ken Weiner and Peter Bagge / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Peter Bagge
Pencils:
Peter Bagge
Inks:
Peter Bagge
Letters:
Peter Bagge

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Peter Bagge; Ken Weiner; Randy
Synopsis:
Some disagreements between friends
Reprints:

The Party's Over! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Ken Weiner
Pencils:
Ken Weiner
Inks:
Ken Weiner
Letters:
Ken Weiner

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
The guys snipe at the party guests after they leave

A Page of Crap (Table of Contents)

illustration / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Dennis Worden
Pencils:
Dennis Worden
Inks:
Dennis Worden
Letters:
Dennis Worden

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Assorted jokes and illustrations
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Text and illustration combined in equal measure.

More Crap (Table of Contents)

illustration / 1 page (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)

Indexer Notes

Thirteen small humorous illustrations.

Rest in Peaces (Table of Contents)

L'il Louie & Bulldozer / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
J.D. King
Pencils:
J.D. King
Inks:
J.D. King
Letters:
J.D. King

Genre:
humor
Characters:
L'il Louie; Bulldozer
Synopsis:
The boys go on the hunt for chicks in 1970

No. 1 Treasure of X-Isle (Table of Contents)

illustration / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Xno
Pencils:
Xno
Inks:
Xno
Letters:
Xno

Synopsis:
Escheresque maze

Indexer Notes

Centrespread

["Oh look! He's got a copy of the social register... I should get myself one of those!"] (Table of Contents)

Mode O'Day and Her Pals / comic story / 8 pages (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; satire-parody
Characters:
Mode O'Day; Mara; Doggo; Dorfman E. Dolphin [as Porpy]; Paul; Manuel Beastly; Cassandra
Synopsis:
Mode's shallow attitudes are exposed.
Reprints:

The Rory Story (Table of Contents)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Rory Hayes; Bill Griffith
Pencils:
Bill Griffith
Inks:
Bill Griffith
Letters:
Bill Griffith

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Rory Hayes; Pooh Raas
Synopsis:
Hayes' quotes adapted to a metaphor for his life
Reprints:

The Keeper of the Mind (Table of Contents)

comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script:
Rory Hayes [as R. Hayes] (signed)
Pencils:
Rory Hayes [as R. Hayes] (signed)
Inks:
Rory Hayes [as R. Hayes] (signed)
Letters:
Rory Hayes [as R. Hayes] (signed)

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Popoff Hayes; Joe Aiello; Jerry
Synopsis:
Popoff samples a mixture of drugs
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

From 1971

Pod (Table of Contents)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Bob X
Pencils:
Bob X
Inks:
Bob X

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Pod is juiced

Is This You? (Table of Contents)

illustration / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Jim Woodring [as J.W.] (signed)
Pencils:
Jim Woodring [as J.W.] (signed)
Inks:
Jim Woodring [as J.W.] (signed)
Colors:
Jim Woodring [as J.W.] (signed)
Letters:
Jim Woodring [as J.W.] (signed)

Synopsis:
Back cover ad for Weirdo
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [Special Loser Issue]
  2. 1. Skinboy Lives in the City
    Skinboy
  3. 2. Weirdo number 12
  4. 3. Rory Hayes: An Appreciation
  5. 4. Observations from One Interior
  6. 5. Wax Paper
  7. 6. Reject Stories (Sent in by Some of Our Readers!!)
  8. 7. ["Hi, I'm Tootles! Today I'm going to work!"]
    Tootles
  9. 8. ["Hey pop! Watcha doing?"]
    Farmer Brown
  10. 9. ["I know great art when I see it, and these self-made publications are the greatest things being made in America today!"]
  11. 10. 5 Fingered Romance!
  12. 11. Strange Bedfellows
  13. 12. Sour Grapes
    The Wacky World of Ken Weiner and Peter Bagge
  14. 13. The Party's Over!
  15. 14. A Page of Crap
  16. 15. More Crap
  17. 16. Rest in Peaces
    L'il Louie & Bulldozer
  18. 17. No. 1 Treasure of X-Isle
  19. 18. ["Oh look! He's got a copy of the social register... I should get myself one of those!"]
    Mode O'Day and Her Pals
  20. 19. The Rory Story
  21. 20. The Keeper of the Mind
  22. 21. Pod
  23. 22. Is This You?
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Steven Samuels
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Frank Plowright