(Winter 1988)

Rip Off Press, 1977 Series
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Price
3.50 USD; 4.50 CAD
Pages
60
Indicia Frequency
four times annually
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Rip Off Press, Inc.
Brand
Rip Off Press Inc.
Editing
Kathe Todd
Color
Black and white interior; Color covers
Dimensions
Standard Modern Age US (#1-10); Standard US magazine format (#11-31)
Paper Stock
Glossy cover; Newsprint interior
Binding
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
Was Ongoing Series

20th Anniv. Special (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Gilbert Shelton
Inks
Gilbert Shelton
Colors
Guy Colwell
Letters
?

Indexer Notes

The words "Rip Off" in title also have small images of characters in/on the letters.

Introduction (Table of Contents: 1)

foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 1 page (report information)

Script
Kathe Todd
Letters
Typeset

Indexer Notes

Introductory text with a listing of the contents of the issue.

Rip Off Press 20 Years (Table of Contents: 2)

illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
? (title logo)
Inks
? (title logo)
Letters
Typeset

Indexer Notes

Title logo with indicia information at bottom of page.

Rip Off Press The Golden Era (Table of Contents: 3)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Jack Jackson [as Jaxon]
Pencils
Jack Jackson [as Jaxon]
Inks
Jack Jackson [as Jaxon]
Letters
Jack Jackson [as Jaxon]

Reprints

The Real Story According to Fred Todd (Table of Contents: 4)

text article / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Fred Todd
Pencils
? (photographs)
Inks
? (photographs)
Letters
Typeset

Synopsis
History of Rip Off Press up through 1987 with black and white photoes.

Hey Kidskis, What Time Is It..?? (Table of Contents: 5)

Uncle Joe / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
Joshua Quagmire
Pencils
Joshua Quagmire
Inks
Joshua Quagmire
Letters
Joshua Quagmire

Characters
Uncle Joe

Rip Off Land - Rip Off Press Looks at Itself (Table of Contents: 6)

text article / 7 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Letters
Typeset

Indexer Notes

Text with images of art used in Rip Off Press publications over the years.

Night Shift! (Table of Contents: 7)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Gilbert Shelton
Pencils
Gilbert Shelton
Inks
Gilbert Shelton
Letters
Gilbert Shelton

Rip Off Comix Syndicate News (Table of Contents: 8)

text article / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Letters
Typeset

Indexer Notes

Two example pages of "Rip Off Comix Syndicate News."

The Rip Off Press Private Bus (Table of Contents: 9)

illustration / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Gilbert Shelton
Inks
Gilbert Shelton
Letters
Typeset

Indexer Notes

Illustration with descriptive text underneath.

Another Typical Day at the Rip Off Press (Table of Contents: 10)

comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
Kathe Todd
Pencils
Kathe Todd
Inks
Kathe Todd
Letters
Kathe Todd

Urban Paradise (Table of Contents: 11)

Freak Brothers / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Gilbert Shelton
Inks
Gilbert Shelton
Letters
Gilbert Shelton

Characters
Freak Brothers
Reprints

Rip Off Press in the Age of Movie Money (Table of Contents: 12)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Guy Colwell
Pencils
Guy Colwell
Inks
Guy Colwell
Letters
Guy Colwell

It Was Twenty Years Ago Today (Table of Contents: 13)

illustration / 1 page (report information)

Script
Ronn Foss
Pencils
Ronn Foss
Inks
Ronn Foss
Letters
Ronn Foss

Genre
biography
Characters
Janis Joplin; Jimi Hendrix

1969 (Table of Contents: 14)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Trina Robbins
Pencils
Trina Robbins
Inks
Trina Robbins
Letters
Trina Robbins

Characters
Wonder Wart-hog

Magazines Called Rip Off (Table of Contents: 15)

text article / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Letters
Typeset

Indexer Notes

Text article with cover reproductions of "The Rip Off Review of Western Culture", "Rip Off Comix" #1-10, "Rip Off" #11-13 (though #13 was never published) and "The New Rip Off Comix" #14-20.

Comics Before 1969 (Table of Contents: 16)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Frank Stack [as Foolbert Sturgeon]
Pencils
Frank Stack [as Foolbert Sturgeon]
Inks
Frank Stack [as Foolbert Sturgeon]
Letters
Frank Stack [as Foolbert Sturgeon]

The Watermelon Baby Acid Trip (Table of Contents: 17)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Jim Siergey
Pencils
Jim Siergey
Inks
Jim Siergey
Letters
Jim Siergey

The Conclusive Argument (Table of Contents: 18)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
Spain Rodriguez [as M. Spain Rodriguez] (signed)
Pencils
Spain Rodriguez [as M. Spain Rodriguez] (signed)
Inks
Spain Rodriguez [as M. Spain Rodriguez] (signed)
Letters
Spain Rodriguez [as M. Spain Rodriguez] (signed)

Genre
biography
Characters
Spain Rodriguez; Gilbert Shelton
Reprints
Keywords
autobiography

Paul Mavrides - Fabulous Furry Collaborator (Table of Contents: 19)

text article / 3 pages (report information)

Script
Paul Mavrides
Pencils
Paul Mavrides
Inks
Paul Mavrides
Letters
Typeset; Paul Mavrides

Characters
Fat Freddy's Cat; Freak Brothers; Zippy the Pinhead

Indexer Notes

Text article interview from Knockabout Comic, London, England and "two jam strips done by Paul and whichever other zany cartoonist happened to be around at the time."

Twisted Image (Table of Contents: 20)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Ace Backwords
Pencils
Ace Backwords
Inks
Ace Backwords
Letters
Ace Backwords

Y'say It's Yer Birthday! 'Smy Birthday Tooo, Yeah! (Table of Contents: 21)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Larry Welz
Pencils
Larry Welz
Inks
Larry Welz
Letters
Larry Welz

Characters
Cherry Poptart

Indexer Notes

Cherry Poptart appears, un-named, in first panel only.

Zippy Congratulates Rip-Off Press (Table of Contents: 22)

Zippy the Pinhead / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Script
Bill Griffith
Pencils
Bill Griffith
Inks
Bill Griffith
Letters
Bill Griffith

Characters
Zippy the Pinhead

Reality for Da' Mice (Table of Contents: 23)

Miami Mice / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Mark Bode
Pencils
Mark Bode
Inks
Mark Bode
Letters
Mark Bode

Characters
Miami Mice

My Cosmic Connection with Rip Off Press (Table of Contents: 24)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
R. L. Crabb
Pencils
R. L. Crabb
Inks
R. L. Crabb
Letters
R. L. Crabb

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 25) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Further Adventures (Table of Contents: 26)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Frank Stack [as Foolbert Sturgeon]
Pencils
Frank Stack [as Foolbert Sturgeon]
Inks
Frank Stack [as Foolbert Sturgeon]
Letters
Frank Stack [as Foolbert Sturgeon]

Characters
Jesus; Dr. Feelgood; Dorman's Doggie
Reprints

A Message from President George (Table of Contents: 27)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Joshua Quagmire
Pencils
Joshua Quagmire
Inks
Joshua Quagmire
Letters
Joshua Quagmire

Where to Buy 'Em (Table of Contents: 28)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Letters
Typeset

Indexer Notes

List of stores that sell Rip Off Press publications.

Northern California's Answer to Disneyland (Table of Contents: 29)

illustration / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Gilbert Shelton
Inks
Gilbert Shelton
Colors
?
Letters
Typeset

Indexer Notes

Image one back cover of issue.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. 20th Anniv. Special
  2. 1. Introduction
  3. 2. Rip Off Press 20 Years
  4. 3. Rip Off Press The Golden Era
  5. 4. The Real Story According to Fred Todd
  6. 5. Hey Kidskis, What Time Is It..??
    Uncle Joe
  7. 6. Rip Off Land - Rip Off Press Looks at Itself
  8. 7. Night Shift!
  9. 8. Rip Off Comix Syndicate News
  10. 9. The Rip Off Press Private Bus
  11. 10. Another Typical Day at the Rip Off Press
  12. 11. Urban Paradise
    Freak Brothers
  13. 12. Rip Off Press in the Age of Movie Money
  14. 13. It Was Twenty Years Ago Today
  15. 14. 1969
  16. 15. Magazines Called Rip Off
  17. 16. Comics Before 1969
  18. 17. The Watermelon Baby Acid Trip
  19. 18. The Conclusive Argument
  20. 19. Paul Mavrides - Fabulous Furry Collaborator
  21. 20. Twisted Image
  22. 21. Y'say It's Yer Birthday! 'Smy Birthday Tooo, Yeah!
  23. 22. Zippy Congratulates Rip-Off Press
    Zippy the Pinhead
  24. 23. Reality for Da' Mice
    Miami Mice
  25. 24. My Cosmic Connection with Rip Off Press
  26. 25. [no title indexed]
  27. 26. Further Adventures
  28. 27. A Message from President George
  29. 28. Where to Buy 'Em
  30. 29. Northern California's Answer to Disneyland
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Steven Samuels
  • Jerry Hillegas
  • Michael Hoskin
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
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