Weirdo #1
(Spring 1981)

Last Gasp, 1981 Series
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Price
2.25 USD
Pages
44
On-sale Date
1981
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Last Gasp Eco Funnies
Brand
Last Gasp
Editing
Robert Crumb (as R. Crumb)

Issue Notes

1st printing: March 1981 (10000 copies, 2.25 USD); 2nd printing: ? (3.95 USD)
This issue has variants:
Parts of this issue are reprinted:

[Featuring Etoain Shrdlu] (Table of Contents)

Etoain Shrdlu / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Robert Crumb
Inks
Robert Crumb
Colors
Robert Crumb
Letters
Robert Crumb

Characters
Etoain Shrdlu
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Cover design resembles early issues of Mad as a Magazine

[Psychic Dominance- How to Rule Others with Your Thoughts] (Table of Contents: 1)

illustration / 0.29 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

A column featuring eight classic comic book classified ads- "Psychic Dominance- How to Rule Others with Your Thoughts," "Do You Want Power? Secular Products," "Men! This is It! Nothing Like These Cartoon Booklets, Ever! Q. T. Sales," "Cartoon Booklets- Reginald Sales," "Frenchy Playing Cards- Parisian Art Imports," "Party Records for Adults Only," "Power Like Yoga-Hypnotism-Telepathy-Psychology Combined," "Illustrated Comic Booklets- Terry Thorne"

Weirdo the Magazine for Modern Misfits (Table of Contents: 2)

foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 0.63 page (report information)

Script
Robert Crumb (as R. Crumb)
Pencils
? (photo)
Inks
? (photo)
Letters
Robert Crumb (as R. Crumb)

Characters
Robert Crumb (photo)
Reprints

Weirdo's Advice to the Lovelorn (Table of Contents: 3)

Weirdo's Advice to the Lovelorn / text article / 0.08 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
? (photo)
Inks
? (photo)
Letters
Robert Crumb ?

Characters
Prof. T. E. Zwigoff (photo of Terry Zwigoff)

TV Blues (Table of Contents: 4)

Etoain Shrdlu / comic story / 9 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
Characters
Etoain Shrdlu; Etoain's Son; Etoain's Wife
Synopsis
Etoain is pulled into his TV to participate in wild dancing.
Reprints

Suburban Cowgirls (Table of Contents: 5)

photo story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Robert Crumb ?
Pencils
Gregg Gannon (as "Stomp" Ganos) (photographs)
Inks
Gregg Gannon (as "Stomp" Ganos) (photographs)
Letters
Robert Crumb (as R. Crumb)

Genre
humor
Characters
Billy Jo (photo of ?); Ricki (photo of ?); Chi-Chi (photo of ?)
Synopsis
Three cowgirls compare vacuums

Indexer Notes

Aline Kominsky-Crumb, Erna Burger and Cecelina Franchescini are the main characters. Which specific character they played to be determined. Credits from Last Gasp's The Book of Weirdo (2019).

[Zermatism] (Table of Contents: 6)

text article / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Robert Crumb (intro); Stanisław Szukalski (as Stanislav Szukalski)
Pencils
Stanisław Szukalski (as Stanislav Szukalski)
Inks
Stanisław Szukalski (as Stanislav Szukalski)
Letters
Robert Crumb (intro); Stanisław Szukalski (as Stanislav Szukalski); typeset

Characters
Bess; Yetinsyn; King Faruk; Fiorello H. La Guardia; Fidel Castro; Nikita Khrushchev; Tsar's Soldat; Village Eta; Charles Manson; William Calley; Labor Leader; Doctor; Maria Lima; Juan Corona
Synopsis
Article concerning Szukalski's unconventional theories about the origins of man

Indexer Notes

Includes twenty-eight portrait illustrations

The Witch Of Malleghem (Table of Contents: 7)

Old Timers / illustration / 2 pages (report information)

Pencils
Pieter Bruegel de Oudere (as Pieter Bruegel the Elder) (credited as Pete Brueghel) (engraving)
Inks
Pieter Bruegel de Oudere (as Pieter Bruegel the Elder) (credited as Pete Brueghel) (engraving)
Letters
Pieter Bruegel de Oudere (as Pieter Bruegel the Elder) (credited as Pete Brueghel) (engraving); Robert Crumb

Indexer Notes

Reproduction of a 1559 Bruegel illustration. Centrespread. AKA "The Stone Operation or the Witch of Mallegem"

Top Comedy And Bottom Burlesque (Table of Contents: 8)

illustration / 1 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)

Genre
humor
Synopsis
Four cartoons about sadomasochism

Baby Sniggums and Her Daddy (Table of Contents: 9)

Baby Sniggums and Her Daddy / comic story / 1 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)

Genre
humor
Characters
Baby Sniggums; Baby Sniggums' Daddy
Synopsis
Baby Sniggums is spanked

Indexer Notes

Four one tier strip cartoons

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

illustration / 2 pages (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)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
You're wrong to think that women don't ever like unaggressive men
Genre
humor
Characters
Popeye; Bluto
Synopsis
Approximately thirty-seven drawings about sadomasochism
Reprints
  • from Top Comedy and Bottom Burlesque
  • from Tele-Times #22

The Beautiful Experience: The Weirdo Makeover (Table of Contents: 11)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Robert Crumb
Pencils
Robert Crumb
Inks
Robert Crumb
Letters
Robert Crumb

Genre
humor
Characters
Kathy Smeargoo; Suzy Goosmere; Kathy Sukpumpe; Carol Spunksukker
Synopsis
Fake ad for "The Weirdo Makeover"
Reprints

Cute Brat Gets Creamed (Table of Contents: 12)

photo story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Robert Crumb ?
Pencils
Gregg Gannon (as "Stomp" Ganos) (photographs)
Inks
Gregg Gannon (as "Stomp" Ganos) (photographs)
Letters
Robert Crumb (as R. Crumb)

Genre
humor
Characters
The Bean Sisters: Jenny [photo of Jenny Burger]; Erna Ray (photo of Erna Rae Burger); Dad (photo of Robert Crumb)
Synopsis
Jenny has an accident while roller skating.

Indexer Notes

Credits from Jon B. Cooke's The Book of Weirdo (Last Gasp).

High Times Interviews R. Crumb (Table of Contents: 13)

comic story / 5 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
Robert Crumb; Tommy
Synopsis
A blowhard interviewer goads Crumb into a fit of anger.
Reprints

[Repent! Quit Your Job! Slack Off! The World Ends Tomorrow and You May Die!] (Table of Contents: 14)

text article / 4 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
humor
Characters
JR "Bob" Dobbs
Synopsis
Exhortation to join the Church of the SubGenius

Indexer Notes

All art is appropriated

Remove Ugly Blackheads at No Cost (Table of Contents: 15)

illustration / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Letters
typeset

Characters
Jim; Bob

Indexer Notes

A classic comic book ad from Ballco Products

Weirdo Jeans (Table of Contents: 16)

illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Robert Crumb
Inks
Robert Crumb
Colors
Robert Crumb
Letters
Robert Crumb

Genre
humor
Synopsis
Parodies the Brooke Shields Jordache jeans ads from the eighties.
Reprints
Keywords
adult

Indexer Notes

back cover