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)

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

Script
? (ad copy)
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?; typeset

Genre
non-fiction
Characters
Farmer Jack

Indexer Notes

Back cover.

Advertisement for Oakland County, Michigan, Farmer Jack Supermarkets, promoting coupon sale of Town Pride pop corn.

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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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