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's 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
Related Scans
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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