The Oakland Press Funny Book #October 8, 1978
(October 8, 1978)

The Oakland Press, 1978 Series
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Price:
0.00 FREE
Pages:
16
On-sale date:
1978-10-08
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
[none printed]
Editing:
?
Color:
Four Color
Dimensions:
7.25" x 10.25"
Paper Stock:
Newsprint cover and interior
Binding:
Glued
Publishing Format:
Was Ongoing Series

Issue Notes

No issue number on comic, only publication date.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Marmaduke / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Brad Anderson
Pencils:
Brad Anderson
Inks:
Brad Anderson
Colors:
Brad Anderson ?
Letters:
Brad Anderson

First Line of Dialogue or Text:
He-loves these dog cookies
Genre:
humor; anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters:
Marmaduke; Barbara Winslow; Barbara's unnamed dark-haired female friend; Billy Winslow; Mongrel (in the Dog Gone Funny panel)
Synopsis:
Marmaduke loves dog cookies, but Barbara finds Billy does not.

Indexer Notes

Story on the cover page. United Features Syndicate copyright information not reprinted. October 8, 1978 Marmaduke Sunday comic strip printed without the logo header.

Last panel is the humor vignette, "Dog Gone Funny", with submission from V.G. McGee of Dallas, Texas. It talks about the McGee's dog Mongrel who curls her lips to get attention.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 1)

The Born Loser / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
Art Sansom (signed)
Pencils:
Art Sansom (signed)
Inks:
Art Sansom (signed)
Colors:
Art Sansom ?
Letters:
Art Sansom

First Line of Dialogue or Text:
In last year's recovery there was the normal dramatic increase in productivity.
Genre:
humor
Characters:
Rancid W. "Rank" Veeblefester; two unnamed men in the shadows
Synopsis:
The boss is talking to his employees and his words are not matching when his mouth is open.

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover. Copyright 1978 by NEA, Inc., Trademark registered at the U.S. Patent Office. October 8, 1978 The Born Loser Sunday comic strip.

Includes lead panels, in three row and three column format.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 2)

Rick O'Shay and Hipshot / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
Marian Dern [as Marian J. Dern]
Pencils:
Mel Keefer
Inks:
Mel Keefer
Colors:
Mel Keefer ?
Letters:
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text:
Hmm...seems ol' Bill Nye got th' same idea as us...
Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Rick O'Shay; Hipshot; Bill Nye
Synopsis:
Rick and Hipshot come across Mister Nye fishing.

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover. Copyright 1978 by Chicago Tribune-N. Y. News Synd. Inc., All rights reserved. October 8, 1978 Rick O'Shay and Hipshot Sunday comic strip.

Includes first two lead panels.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 3)

Boomer / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
William F. Brown [as WM F. Brown] (credited)
Pencils:
Mel Casson [as Casson] (signed)
Inks:
Mel Casson [as Casson] (signed)
Colors:
Mel Casson ?
Letters:
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text:
What do you want from me, Arnold?
Genre:
humor
Characters:
Arnold; Joy
Synopsis:
Arnold tells Joy what he wants in life when all she wanted to know was if he wanted a root beer or a ginger ale.

Indexer Notes

Copyright 1978 by United Feature Syndicate Inc., All rights reserved. October 8, 1978 Boomer Sunday comic strip.

Includes first two lead panels.

The Clothes Horse (Table of Contents: 4)

Gordo / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
Gus Arriola (signed) [as Gall and Wormwood] (credited)
Pencils:
Gus Arriola (signed) [as Gall and Wormwood] (credited)
Inks:
Gus Arriola (signed) [as Gall and Wormwood] (credited)
Colors:
Gus Arriola ?
Letters:
Gus Arriola

First Line of Dialogue or Text:
What's it say?, "If lost, don't return!"
Genre:
humor; animal
Characters:
Perfecto Salazar "Gordo" Lopez; Poosy Gato (cat); Senor Pig; Pop (rooster)
Synopsis:
Gordo buys two ties because he know Poosy Gato will sleep on one of them.

Indexer Notes

Copyright 1978 by United Feature Syndicate, Inc., October 8, 1978 Gordo Sunday comic strip.

Includes first two lead panels.

[Dead Moon of Pellucidar {Part 35}] (Table of Contents: 5)

Tarzan / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Russ Manning (signed) [as Edgar Rice Burroughs] (credited)
Pencils:
Russ Manning (signed)
Inks:
Russ Manning (signed)
Colors:
Russ Manning ?
Letters:
Russ Manning ?
Job Number:
2482

First Line of Dialogue or Text:
The incredible Pellucidarian Army moves as swiftly a possible...
Genre:
adventure; jungle
Characters:
Von Horst; Jen-Qua Reyna Reyna of Sari; the Sagoth
Synopsis:
Jen-Qua and Von Horst argue over what to do with the Sagoth as they head towards the Land of Awful Shadows.

Indexer Notes

Title from ERBzine 2292: Sunday Tarzan Comic Strips. Storyline lasted 52 parts.

Copyright 1978 by United Feature Syndicate, Inc., October 8, 1978 Tarzan Sunday comic strip. Trademark Tarzan owned by Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc. and used with permission.

Includes lead logo panel.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 6)

Bugs Bunny / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Al Stoffel (uncredited)
Pencils:
Ralph Heimdahl (uncredited)
Inks:
Ralph Heimdahl (uncredited)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text:
T'day ya get a job so's ya can pay back th' dough ya owe me!
Genre:
humor; anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters:
Bugs Bunny; Sylvester; unnamed unemployment agent
Synopsis:
Bugs gets Sylvester to show up at an unemployment agency to find work so Bugs can get the money he is owed. Sylvester fakes a back injury to the agent to not be hire. Bugs smells something fishy about it.

Indexer Notes

Copyright 1978 by Warner Bros. Inc., October 8, 1978 Bugs Bunny Sunday comic strip. Newspaper Enterprises Association (NEA) syndicate information not printed.

Includes lead logo panel.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 7)

Apartment 3-G / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Nicholas P. Dallis (uncredited)
Pencils:
Alex Kotzky (uncredited)
Inks:
Alex Kotzky (uncredited)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text:
He's hittin' that heavy bag like he's afraid to hurt it!
Genre:
drama; sports
Characters:
Vernon; Carlos Pineda; Packy
Synopsis:
Carlos tells Vernon he is not feeling well enough to train today.

Indexer Notes

No copyright listed, only Field Enterprises, Inc. 1978. October 8, 1978 Apartment 3-G Sunday comic strip.

Includes lead logo panel.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 8)

Emmy Lou / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
Marty Links (signed)
Pencils:
Marty Links (signed)
Inks:
Marty Links (signed)
Colors:
Marty Links ?
Letters:
Marty Links ?

First Line of Dialogue or Text:
Alex said he was coming over tonight!
Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Emmy Lou; Lizzy; Emmy Lou's father; Emmy Lou's mother; Alec
Synopsis:
Emmy Lou is so caught up trying to remember what Alec is going to say to her, she was not listening and decided to take notes and asked him to repeat what he said.

Indexer Notes

Copyright 1978 by United Feature Syndicate, Inc., October 8, 1978 Emmy Lou Sunday comic strip.

Includes first two lead panels.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 9)

Priscilla's Pop / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
Edmund R. Sullivan [as Sullivan] (signed); Al Vermeer (credited)
Pencils:
Edmund R. Sullivan [as Sullivan] (signed); Al Vermeer (credited, header panels)
Inks:
Edmund R. Sullivan [as Sullivan] (signed); Al Vermeer (credited, header panels)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text:
Do you know what's parked in front of Mr. Botts' home?
Genre:
humor; children
Characters:
Priscilla Nutchell; Waldo Nutchell; Mr. Bott; Jake; Hazel Nutchell (vignette); Oliver (dog); Carlyle Nutchell (vignette); Hollyhock (vignette); Stuart (vignette)
Synopsis:
Priscilla's heart is broken when a horse trailer delivers to neighbor Mr. Bott a lawn mower instead of a horse.

Indexer Notes

Artwork on the first two header panels, which include the strip's logo, contains the same drawings done when Al Vermeer was the comic strip's creator.

Copyright 1978 by NEA, Inc., trademark registered U.S. Patent Office. October 8, 1978 Priscilla's Pop Sunday comic strip.

Includes first two lead panels

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 10)

Fred Basset / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
Alex Graham [as Graham] (signed)
Pencils:
Alex Graham [as Graham] (signed)
Inks:
Alex Graham [as Graham] (signed)
Colors:
Alex Graham
Letters:
Alex Graham ?

First Line of Dialogue or Text:
Seven o'clock! Time they were up.
Genre:
humor; anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters:
Fred Basset; Fred's unnamed male owner
Synopsis:
Fred remarks that his owner does not look his best before breakfast.

Indexer Notes

Copyright Field Enterprises, Inc. 1978. October 8, 1978 Fred Basset Sunday comic strip.

No header panels.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 11)

The Better Half / cartoon / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
Ruth Barnes [as Barnes]; Dick Rogers [as Barnes]
Pencils:
Ruth Barnes [as Barnes]; Dick Rogers [as Barnes]
Inks:
Ruth Barnes [as Barnes]; Dick Rogers [as Barnes]
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text:
That's what I like about you, Charley-you're a real foul-weather friend.
Genre:
humor; domestic
Characters:
Stanley Parker; Harriet Parker; Bert
Synopsis:
Four cartoons of the Parker's domestic life's struggles.

Indexer Notes

No copyright listed. 1978 The Register and Tribune Syndicate. Includes header logo.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 12)

Nancy / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
Ernie Bushmiller
Pencils:
Ernie Bushmiller
Inks:
Ernie Bushmiller
Colors:
Ernie Bushmiller
Letters:
Ernie Bushmiller

First Line of Dialogue or Text:
I'll take this one
Genre:
humor; children
Characters:
Nancy Ritz; unnamed rubber ball salesman
Synopsis:
Nancy tries out several rubber balls before picking one, leaving a mess behind.

Indexer Notes

Copyright 1978 by United Feature Syndicate, Inc., October 8, 1978 Nancy Sunday comic strip.

Includes first three lead panels.

Turkey Talk (Table of Contents: 13)

John Wonder / activity / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
Dick Rogers
Pencils:
Dick Rogers
Inks:
Dick Rogers
Colors:
Dick Rogers ?
Letters:
Dick Rogers ?

First Line of Dialogue or Text:
American turkeys say "gobble - gobble!"
Genre:
non-fiction

Indexer Notes

Copyright 1978 by NEA, Inc., trademark registered U.S. Patent Office. October 8, 1978 Johnny Wonder Sunday activity puzzle strip.

Includes weekly prize question, winner Terryl Kohli (Lomita, Wisconsin). Other prize winners, Richard Hynda (Chicago, Illinois), Angie Lara (Carlsbad, New Mexico), Rick Moore (Butler, Pennsylvania), and Sharon Brock (Fort Dix, New Jersey).

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 14)

Short Ribs / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
Frank Hill (signed)
Pencils:
Frank Hill (signed)
Inks:
Frank Hill (signed)
Colors:
Frank Hill
Letters:
Frank Hill ?

First Line of Dialogue or Text:
My compass is going crazy.
Genre:
humor; fantasy-supernatural; historical
Characters:
Witch; Jester (vignette); Adam (vignette); Eve (vignette)
Synopsis:
A lost flying witch crashes into the Statue of Liberty.

Indexer Notes

Copyright 1978 by NEA, Inc., trademark registered U.S. Patent Office. October 8, 1978 Short Ribs Sunday comic strip.

Includes first two lead panels.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 15)

Hanna-Barbera's The Flintstones / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
Gene Hazelton (uncredited)
Pencils:
Gene Hazelton (uncredited)
Inks:
Gene Hazelton (uncredited); Lee Hooper ? (assistant) (uncredited)
Colors:
Gene Hazelton ?; Lee Hooper ? (assistant) (uncredited)
Letters:
Gene Hazelton ?; Lee Hooper ? (assistant) (uncredited)

First Line of Dialogue or Text:
It's beautiful, but I'm against wild animal fur coats!!
Genre:
humor; domestic
Characters:
Wilma Flintstone; unnamed male sales clerk; Fred Flintstone; Father O'Rocklyn
Synopsis:
Wilma complains about fur coats to unimpressed sales clerk. Adventuring outside the store, Wilma see Fred talking to Father O'Rocklyn who is on crutches. As he walks away, Wilma inquires as to his injury. Fred tells Wilma was in the way when the saints came marching in.

Indexer Notes

Copyright 1978 McNaught Synd. Copyright Hanna-Barbera Prods, Inc. October 8, 1978 Hanna-Barbera's The Flintstones Sunday comic strip.

Includes first two lead panels.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 16)

Tumbleweeds / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
Tom K. Ryan [as T. K. Ryan] (credited)
Pencils:
Tom K. Ryan [as T. K. Ryan] (credited)
Inks:
Tom K. Ryan [as T. K. Ryan] (credited)
Colors:
Tom K. Ryan ?
Letters:
Tom K. Ryan ?

First Line of Dialogue or Text:
Va dropped yer hat, soppy!
Genre:
humor; western-frontier
Characters:
Deputy Knuckles; Tumbleweeds; Soppy Sopwell; The Sheriff
Synopsis:
It's October the 8th and it is a day that Soppy takes his bath.

Indexer Notes

Copyright 1978 by United Feature Syndicate, Inc., October 8, 1978 Tumbleweeds Sunday comic strip. Tumbleweeds is listed as a registered trademark.

No header panels.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 17)

Garfield / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
Jim Davis (signed)
Pencils:
Jim Davis (signed)
Inks:
Jim Davis (signed)
Colors:
Jim Davis
Letters:
Jim Davis

First Line of Dialogue or Text:
Today, we're going to learn to walk on a leash
Genre:
humor; anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters:
Garfield; Jon Arbuckle; Thelma; Thelma's unnamed husband
Synopsis:
Jon'a attempt to walk Garfield goes badly while the neighbors think the neighborhood is getting weirder.

Indexer Notes

Copyright 1978 by United Feature Syndicate, Inc., October 8, 1978 Garfield Sunday comic strip. Garfield is listed as a registered trademark.

No header panels.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 18)

Doctor Smock / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
George Lemont [as Lemont] (signed) [as Geo. Lemont] (credited)
Pencils:
George Lemont [as Lemont] (signed) [as Geo. Lemont] (credited)
Inks:
George Lemont [as Lemont] (signed) [as Geo. Lemont] (credited)
Colors:
George Lemont ?
Letters:
George Lemont ?

First Line of Dialogue or Text:
Who do you wanna see first doctor?
Genre:
humor; medical
Characters:
Dr. Ziggy Freld; Mike (TV host); unnamed female protestor
Synopsis:
The TV host kicks Dr. Freld out of his studio when he discovers the doctor's book. "The Real Watergate Story," is about his patient, Bert Watergate, and not about the political scandal.

Indexer Notes

Copyright 1978 by United Feature Syndicate, Inc., October 8, 1978 Doctor Smock Sunday comic strip.

Includes first three lead panels

Cabin in the Hills (Table of Contents: 19)

The Bosleys / cartoon / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
John Stees [as Stees] (signed)
Pencils:
John Stees [as Stees] (signed)
Inks:
John Stees [as Stees] (signed)
Colors:
John Stees
Letters:
John Stees

Genre:
humor; domestic
Characters:
Mr. Bosley; Mrs. Bosley
Synopsis:
Six cartoon panels about the increasing troubles the Bosley's have with the cabin they are staying at.

Indexer Notes

Copyright 1978 by United Feature Syndicate, Inc., October 8, 1978 The Bosleys Sunday comic strip.

Includes the logo lead panel.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 20)

Uncle Art's Funland / activity / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Art Nugent, Jr. [as Art Nugent] (credited)
Pencils:
Art Nugent, Jr. [as Art Nugent] (credited)
Inks:
Art Nugent, Jr. [as Art Nugent] (credited)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Art Nugent, Jr. ?

First Line of Dialogue or Text:
Uncle Art has come up with another tricky rebus!
Genre:
non-fiction

Indexer Notes

Copyright 1978 by United Feature Syndicate, Inc. October 8, 1978 Uncle Art's Funland Sunday comic strip activity and puzzle page.

Page incorporates small advertisements for Ideal company's Pocket Flix Movie Viewer, Corgi Junior toy vehicles, Steiff toy animals, Bathtub Toys, and Britains Limited toy boxed sets and figures.

[Exercise for Better Health] (Table of Contents: 21)

Ferd'nand / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
Henning Dahl Mikkelsen [as AlMik] (credited, signed); Al Plastino [as AlMik] (credited, signed)
Pencils:
Al Plastino [as AlMik] (credited, signed)
Inks:
Al Plastino [as AlMik] (credited, signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Al Plastino

First Line of Dialogue or Text:
Gym
Genre:
humor
Characters:
Ferd'nand; Big Al; three unnamed gym men
Synopsis:
Ferd'nand is rushing through traffic just to make his exercise class.
Keywords:
pantomime; wordless

Indexer Notes

Copyright 1978 United Feature Syndicate Inc., October 8, 1978 The Ferd'nand Sunday comic strip.

Includes first two lead panels. Wordless strip except two panels at the end which included worded signage. Title from sign in last panel.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 22)

Dunagin's People / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
Ralph Dunagin [as Dunagin] (signed)
Pencils:
Ralph Dunagin [as Dunagin] (signed)
Inks:
Ralph Dunagin [as Dunagin] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ralph Dunagin ?

First Line of Dialogue or Text:
Here he is, ladies and gentlemen!
Genre:
humor
Characters:
unnamed television reporter; unnamed traveler
Synopsis:
The reporter asks the traveler about his great feats, and the traveler states he will never travel no-frills again.
Keywords:
TV

Indexer Notes

No copyright information listed. 1978 Sentinel Star, Field Newspaper Syndicate (Orlando Sentinel Star). October 8, 1978 The Dunagin's People Sunday comic strip.

No leading panels, probably had none originally.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 23)

Carnival / cartoon / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
Dick Turner (signed)
Pencils:
Dick Turner (signed)
Inks:
Dick Turner (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Dick Turner; typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text:
It's no 'Star Wars,' but I think I understand its appeal.
Genre:
humor
Characters:
two unnamed boys; unnamed businessman; unnamed businessman's son; unnamed salesman; unnamed members of the Food and Drug Administration
Synopsis:
Three cartoon panels of comic situations.

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover. Copyright 1978 by NEA, Inc., trademark registered U.S. Patent Office. October 8, 1978 Carnival Sunday cartoon panels. Three cartoon panels, including strip logo.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 24)

Winthrop / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
Dick Cavalli (credited, signed)
Pencils:
Dick Cavalli (credited, signed)
Inks:
Dick Cavalli (credited, signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Dick Cavalli ?

First Line of Dialogue or Text:
We sure had fun at Summer Camp didn't we?
Genre:
humor; children
Characters:
Winthrop Wortle; Freddie; Cindy; Spotless McPartland; Chips (dog); Nasty McNarf; Mr. Woloby (parrot)
Synopsis:
Winthrop talks to Freddie about all the fun he had playing tricks on him during Summer Camp. The Freddie's reply leaves Winthrop's face black and blue.

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover. Copyright 1978 by NEA, Inc., trademark registered U.S. Patent Office. October 8, 1978 Winthrop Sunday comic strip.

Includes first two lead panels.

Farmer Jack Knows What Kids Love! (Table of Contents: 25) (Expand) /

Farmer Jack Supermarket / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["He-loves these dog cookies"]
    Marmaduke
  2. 1. ["In last year's recovery there was the normal dramatic increase in productivity."]
    The Born Loser
  3. 2. ["Hmm...seems ol' Bill Nye got th' same idea as us..."]
    Rick O'Shay and Hipshot
  4. 3. ["What do you want from me, Arnold?"]
    Boomer
  5. 4. The Clothes Horse
    Gordo
  6. 5. [Dead Moon of Pellucidar {Part 35}]
    Tarzan
  7. 6. ["T'day ya get a job so's ya can pay back th' dough ya owe me!"]
    Bugs Bunny
  8. 7. ["He's hittin' that heavy bag like he's afraid to hurt it!"]
    Apartment 3-G
  9. 8. ["Alex said he was coming over tonight!"]
    Emmy Lou
  10. 9. ["Do you know what's parked in front of Mr. Botts' home?"]
    Priscilla's Pop
  11. 10. ["Seven o'clock! Time they were up."]
    Fred Basset
  12. 11. ["That's what I like about you, Charley-you're a real foul-weather friend."]
    The Better Half
  13. 12. ["I'll take this one"]
    Nancy
  14. 13. Turkey Talk
    John Wonder
  15. 14. ["My compass is going crazy."]
    Short Ribs
  16. 15. ["It's beautiful, but I'm against wild animal fur coats!!"]
    Hanna-Barbera's The Flintstones
  17. 16. ["Va dropped yer hat, soppy!"]
    Tumbleweeds
  18. 17. ["Today, we're going to learn to walk on a leash"]
    Garfield
  19. 18. ["Who do you wanna see first doctor?"]
    Doctor Smock
  20. 19. Cabin in the Hills
    The Bosleys
  21. 20. ["Uncle Art has come up with another tricky rebus!"]
    Uncle Art's Funland
  22. 21. [Exercise for Better Health]
    Ferd'nand
  23. 22. ["Here he is, ladies and gentlemen!"]
    Dunagin's People
  24. 23. ["It's no 'Star Wars,' but I think I understand its appeal."]
    Carnival
  25. 24. ["We sure had fun at Summer Camp didn't we?"]
    Winthrop
  26. 25. Farmer Jack Knows What Kids Love!
    Farmer Jack Supermarket
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