The Oakland Press Funny Book #October 15, 1978
(October 15, 1978)

The Oakland Press, 1978 Series
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Price:
0.00 FREE
Pages:
16
On-sale date:
1978-10-15
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
[none printed]
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:
Slow down
Genre:
humor; anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters:
Marmaduke; Phil Winslow; unnamed kids; Tokig (in the Dog Gone Funny panel)

Indexer Notes

Story on the cover page.

Copyright 1978 by United Feature Syndicate Inc. October 15, 1978 Marmaduke Sunday comic strip printed without the logo header.

Last panel is the humor vignette, Dog Gone Funny, with submission from Arthur Carlsons of Jamestown, New York.

[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:
Ah…uh…ah…
Genre:
humor

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover.

Copyright 1978 by NEA, Inc., Trademark registered at the U.S. Patent Office. October 15, 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:
You look like somethin' the dog found under th' house son...
Genre:
sports; western-frontier
Characters:
Rick O'Shay; Hipshot; Joey; unnamed kids

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover.

Copyright 1978 by Chicago Tribune-N. Y. News Synd. Inc., All rights reserved. October 15, 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:
If I were to rate your love life, you know what I'd give it?
Genre:
humor
Characters:
Arnold; Cynthia

Indexer Notes

Copyright 1978 by United Feature Syndicate Inc., All rights reserved. October 15, 1978 Boomer Sunday comic strip.

Includes first two lead panels.

[no title indexed] (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 that? Sounds like a water buffalo, tussin' with a boa!
Genre:
humor; animal
Characters:
Perfecto Salazar "Gordo" Lopez; Senor Pig; Pop (rooster)

Indexer Notes

Copyright 1978 by United Feature Syndicate, Inc., October 15, 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:
2483

First Line of Dialogue or Text:
Within the hollow core of Earth, an army of cavemen and prehistoric monsters...
Genre:
adventure; jungle
Characters:
Von Horst; Jen-Qua Reyna of Sari; Gart; the Sagoth; unnamed Sarian Scouts

Indexer Notes

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

Copyright 1978 by United Feature Syndicate, Inc., October 15, 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:
If ya wanta be a performer, ya gotta lick yer stage fright-so play!
Genre:
humor; anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters:
Bugs Bunny; Elmer Fudd; unnamed men at bus stop

Indexer Notes

Copyright 1978 by Warner Bros. Inc., October 15, 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:
As I said, Carlos-I'll be here until six!
Genre:
drama
Characters:
Lu Ann Powers; Carlos Pineda; Luis

Indexer Notes

No copyright listed, only Field Enterprises, Inc. 1978. October 15, 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:
Sob Gasp! Sob
Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Emmy Lou; Emmy Lou's father

Indexer Notes

Copyright 1978 by United Feature Syndicate, Inc., October 15, 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) [as Ed Sullivan] (credited)
Pencils:
Edmund R. Sullivan [as Sullivan] (signed) [as Ed Sullivan] (credited); Al Vermeer (header panels)
Inks:
Edmund R. Sullivan [as Sullivan] (signed) [as Ed Sullivan] (credited); Al Vermeer (header panels)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text:
I know I'm supposed to go to church today...
Genre:
humor; children
Characters:
Waldo Nutchell; Priscilla Nutchell (vignette) Hazel Nutchell (vignette); Oliver (dog); Carlyle Nutchell (vignette); Hollyhock (vignette); Stuart (vignette)

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 15, 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:
Ridiculous! Perched on the edge of your chair like that!
Genre:
humor; anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters:
Fred Basset; Fred's unnamed male owner; Fred's unnamed female owner

Indexer Notes

Copyright Field Enterprises, Inc. 1978. October 15, 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:
I really like the lush and curvy, but I guess I'd better not stray from the straight and narrow.
Genre:
humor; domestic
Characters:
Stanley Parker; Harriet Parker; unnamed couple
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:
Lift your feet, please
Genre:
humor; children
Characters:
Nancy Ritz; Fritzi Ritz; unnamed street sweaper

Indexer Notes

Copyright 1978 by United Feature Syndicate, Inc., October 15, 1978 Nancy Sunday comic strip.

Includes first three lead panels. This Nancy strip's gag has been reused from a July 20, 1969 Sunday Nancy strip (printed in some papers on Saturday, July 19, 1969).

Riddle a Little (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 ?

Genre:
non-fiction

Indexer Notes

Copyright 1978 by NEA, Inc., trademark registered U.S. Patent Office. October 15, 1978 Johnny Wonder Sunday activity puzzle strip.

Includes weekly prize question, winner Kevin Mattson (Sparks, Nevada). Other prize winners, Tina Coats (Nacogdoches, Texas), Robert Gonzalez (Richmond, California), Angela Lavendar (Forest Park, Georgia), and Jana Meyeink (Platte, South Dakota).

[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:
Where's Ralphie?
Genre:
humor; fantasy-supernatural; historical
Characters:
Ralphie; Ralphie's father; Ralphie's mother; Jester (vignette); Adam (vignette); Eve (vignette); a snake (vignette)

Indexer Notes

Copyright 1978 by NEA, Inc., trademark registered U.S. Patent Office. October 15, 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:
Th' job calls for four, eight-foot lengths of pipe, Flintstone!
Genre:
humor; domestic
Characters:
Fred Flintstone; Mr. Slate; Flintstone's quarry co-workers; a ruler (a snake)

Indexer Notes

Copyright 1978 McNaught Synd. Copyright Hanna-Barbera Prods, Inc. October 15, 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:
Scribble scribble scribble scribble
Genre:
humor; western-frontier
Characters:
Lotsa Luck; Lotsa Luck's steed (a horse); unnamed Native American female

Indexer Notes

Copyright 1978 by United Feature Syndicate, Inc., October 15, 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:
I win again.
Genre:
humor; anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters:
Garfield; Jon Arbuckle
Synopsis:
Jon loses another starring contest with Garfield.

Indexer Notes

Copyright 1978 by United Feature Syndicate, Inc., October 15, 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:
Where do I take a package for Dr. Smock?
Genre:
humor; medical
Characters:
Doctor Smock; unnamed delivery man; Nurse (unnamed)

Indexer Notes

Copyright 1978 by United Feature Syndicate, Inc., October 15, 1978 Doctor Smock Sunday comic strip.

Includes first three lead panels.

Old Clothes (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 old clothing.

Indexer Notes

Copyright 1978 by United Feature Syndicate, Inc., October 15, 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:
You can earn your diploma by unscrambling each group of letters...
Genre:
non-fiction

Indexer Notes

Copyright 1978 by United Feature Syndicate, Inc. October 15, 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.

[Chasing Down a Woman's Hat on a Windy Day] (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:
?

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Ferd'nand
Synopsis:
Ferd'nand is chases after a woman's hat blowing away hoping it belongs to a pretty woman. After catching it, he discovers it belongs to a scarecrow.
Keywords:
pantomime; wordless

Indexer Notes

Copyright 1978 United Feature Syndicate Inc., October 15, 1978 The Ferd'nand Sunday comic strip.

Includes first two lead panels. Wordless strip.

[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:
We're on the verge of a big breakthrough in the lab.
Genre:
humor
Characters:
unnamed male lab employee; unnamed female lab employee

Indexer Notes

No copyright information listed. 1978 Sentinel Star, Field Newspaper Syndicate (Orlando Sentinel Star). October 15, 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:
I always drive as though other drivers have no sense!
Genre:
humor
Characters:
two unnamed women; unnamed couple; unnamed football coach; unnamed reporter
Synopsis:
Three cartoon panels of comic situations.

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover.

Copyright 1978 by NEA, Inc., trademark registered U.S. Patent Office. October 15, 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:
Everybody's always shushing me.
Genre:
humor; anthropomorphic-funny animals; children
Characters:
Winthrop Wortle (title panel vignette); Freddie (vignette); Cindy (vignette); Spotless McPartland (vignette); Chips (dog); Nasty McNarf (vignette); Mr. Woloby (parrot, vignette)

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover.

Copyright 1978 by NEA, Inc., trademark registered U.S. Patent Office. October 15, 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)

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Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["Slow down"]
    Marmaduke
  2. 1. ["Ah…uh…ah…"]
    The Born Loser
  3. 2. ["You look like somethin' the dog found under th' house son..."]
    Rick O'Shay and Hipshot
  4. 3. ["If I were to rate your love life, you know what I'd give it?"]
    Boomer
  5. 4. ["What's that? Sounds like a water buffalo, tussin' with a boa!"]
    Gordo
  6. 5. [Dead Moon of Pellucidar {Part 35}]
    Tarzan
  7. 6. ["If ya wanta be a performer, ya gotta lick yer stage fright-so play!"]
    Bugs Bunny
  8. 7. ["As I said, Carlos-I'll be here until six!"]
    Apartment 3-G
  9. 8. ["Sob Gasp! Sob"]
    Emmy Lou
  10. 9. ["I know I'm supposed to go to church today..."]
    Priscilla's Pop
  11. 10. ["Ridiculous! Perched on the edge of your chair like that!"]
    Fred Basset
  12. 11. ["I really like the lush and curvy, but I guess I'd better not stray from the straight and narrow."]
    The Better Half
  13. 12. ["Lift your feet, please"]
    Nancy
  14. 13. Riddle a Little
    John Wonder
  15. 14. ["Where's Ralphie?"]
    Short Ribs
  16. 15. ["Th' job calls for four, eight-foot lengths of pipe, Flintstone!"]
    Hanna-Barbera's The Flintstones
  17. 16. ["Scribble scribble scribble scribble"]
    Tumbleweeds
  18. 17. ["I win again."]
    Garfield
  19. 18. ["Where do I take a package for Dr. Smock?"]
    Doctor Smock
  20. 19. Old Clothes
    The Bosleys
  21. 20. ["You can earn your diploma by unscrambling each group of letters..."]
    Uncle Art's Funland
  22. 21. [Chasing Down a Woman's Hat on a Windy Day]
    Ferd'nand
  23. 22. ["We're on the verge of a big breakthrough in the lab."]
    Dunagin's People
  24. 23. ["I always drive as though other drivers have no sense!"]
    Carnival
  25. 24. ["Everybody's always shushing me."]
    Winthrop
  26. 25. Farmer Jack Knows What Kids Love!
    Farmer Jack Supermarket
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