Weirdo #5
(Spring 1982)

Last Gasp, 1981 Series
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Price
2.50 USD
Pages
44
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Last Gasp Eco Funnies
Brand
Last Gasp Eco-Funnies
ISBN
0-86719-137-6 Search at WorldCat
Editing
Robert Crumb [as R. Crumb]
Color
Color Covers, Black & White Interior
Dimensions
10.75" x 8.25" (27.3 cm x 20.9 cm)
Binding
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
Was Ongoing Series

Issue Notes

Letters page includes comments from Kim Deitch. Cover price rises with this issue.

1st printing: May 1982 (2.50 USD); 2nd printing: July 1982 (2.50 USD)
Both printings were 10,000 copies apiece

Parts of this issue are reprinted:

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Script
Robert Crumb
Pencils
Robert Crumb
Inks
Robert Crumb
Colors
?
Letters
Robert Crumb

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Goodbye Cruel World
Genre
humor
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Cover design resembles early issues of Mad as a Magazine.

They Need Your Designer Jeans (Table of Contents: 1)

illustration / 1 page (report information)

Script
Josh Allan Friedman
Pencils
Drew Friedman
Inks
Drew Friedman
Letters
typeset

Genre
humor
Synopsis
Fake fundraising ad
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 2)

Laugh Makers / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Drew Friedman
Pencils
Drew Friedman
Inks
Drew Friedman
Letters
Drew Friedman

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Bud Abbott made his final stage appearance in 1974 at the old actors home in Los Angeles.
Genre
humor
Characters
Bud Abbott; Joe DeRita; Oliver Hardy; Fred Quimby; Doodles Weaver; Jimmy Nelson; Danny O'Day; Farfel
Synopsis
False biographical oddities about comedians in their advanced old age.
Reprints

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

Weirdo's Advice to the Lovelorn / letters page / 0.29 page (report information)

Script
Terry Zwigoff [as Prof T. E. Zwigoff]
Letters
?

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

Weirdo Number 5 (Table of Contents: 4)

letters page / 1.41 pages (report information)

Script
Robert Crumb
Pencils
Robert Crumb (masthead drawing)
Inks
Robert Crumb (masthead drawing)
Letters
Robert Crumb

Reprints

Indexer Notes

Includes letters from Dawn Martin (Seattle, WA), Larry Adler (NY, NY), R.F. McAteer, John King (NY, NY), J.H. Szostek (Leeds, UK), Steve Replogle (Grant, CO), Big Red, Kim Deitch, Steven Dover (NY, NY), Ron Evry (Fredericksburg, VA), Ole Askholm (Brandon, Manitoba).

Somebody Help Me! (Table of Contents: 5) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.3 page (report information)

Unsung Heroes in the History of Humour (Table of Contents: 6)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Various
Pencils
Various; William Steig
Inks
Various; William Steig
Letters
Various

Genre
humor
Synopsis
Assorted old cartoons and gags, most of them anonymous.

Indexer Notes

Includes approximately twenty-six illustrations.

Professor Brainard Admonishes His Nephew Maynard (Table of Contents: 7)

Professor Brainard / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Harry S. Robins
Pencils
Harry S. Robins
Inks
Harry S. Robins
Letters
Harry S. Robins

Genre
humor
Characters
Professor Brainard
Synopsis
Rhyme about the perils of youth

The Space Case (Table of Contents: 8)

Professor Brainard / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Harry S. Robins
Pencils
Harry S. Robins
Inks
Harry S. Robins
Letters
Harry S. Robins

Genre
humor
Characters
Professor Brainard
Synopsis
Cautionary rhyme about spreading our bad habits elsewhere

Indexer Notes

Although a page in length, this is stretched over a double page spread with the strip below.

Professor Brainard Encounters Lemurman (Table of Contents: 9)

Professor Brainard / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Harry S. Robins
Pencils
Harry S. Robins
Inks
Harry S. Robins
Letters
Harry S. Robins

Genre
humor
Characters
Professor Brainard
Synopsis
The Professor meets Lemurman

Indexer Notes

Although a page in length, this is stretched over a double page spread with the strip above.

The Hucksters (Table of Contents: 10)

Professor Brainard / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Harry S. Robins
Pencils
Harry S. Robins
Inks
Harry S. Robins
Letters
Harry S. Robins

Genre
humor
Characters
Professor Brainard
Synopsis
The Professor rails against greed

Indexer Notes

Although a page in length, this is stretched over a double page spread with the strip below.

A Dissertation On Creation (Table of Contents: 11)

Professor Brainard / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Harry S. Robins
Pencils
Harry S. Robins
Inks
Harry S. Robins
Letters
Harry S. Robins

Genre
humor
Characters
Professor Brainard
Synopsis
A rhyming rant against creationists

Indexer Notes

Although a page in length, this is stretched over a double page spread with the strip above.

Peter Makes the Scene (Table of Contents: 12)

Peter the Penis / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Terry Boyce
Pencils
Terry Boyce
Inks
Terry Boyce
Letters
Terry Boyce

Genre
humor
Synopsis
Peter is introduced to other women

Ricky Dickner's Manic Activity Book (Table of Contents: 13)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Tom ?; Craig ?
Pencils
Tom ?; Craig ?
Inks
Tom ?; Craig ?
Letters
Tom ?; Craig ?

Genre
humor
Characters
Ricky Dickner
Synopsis
The fate of wildman Ricky Dickner

Indexer Notes

Strip credited only to "Tom -n- Craig."

She Jumped On Her Pushbike and Pedalled Away! (Table of Contents: 14)

photo story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor
Characters
Aline Kominsky-Crumb (photo)
Synopsis
The pleasures of cycling
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Photostrip adapting an old song lyric

The Pen Is (Table of Contents: 15)

text article / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Clifford Neal [as Oisif Egaux]
Pencils
Clifford Neal
Inks
Clifford Neal
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Ad for Dr. Wirtham's Comix & Stories.

The Old Songs are the Best Songs (Table of Contents: 16)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor
Synopsis
Humourous adaptations of old song lyrics
Reprints

I Became the Slave of the Wild Girls of Putah Creek (Table of Contents: 17)

photo story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
M. Jan Garrison (photo); Carol Engberg (photo)
Inks
M. Jan Garrison (photo); Carol Engberg (photo)
Letters
Robert Crumb

Genre
humor
Synopsis
An explorer is captured by jungle amazons

Macedonio #268314 (Table of Contents: 18)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Macedonio Garcia
Pencils
Macedonio Garcia
Inks
Macedonio Garcia
Letters
Macedonio Garcia

Genre
biography
Synopsis
Life in a Texas prison
Keywords
autobiography

Indexer Notes

This sequence includes the following stories and illustrations: "Contoones;" "Tales from the Inside- "Cultured Criminals;" "Tales from the Inside- Shitter Time;" "The Rebellion"

Punch-A-Bunch (Table of Contents: 19)

illustration / 1 page (report information)

Script
Aline Kominsky-Crumb
Pencils
Aline Kominsky-Crumb
Inks
Aline Kominsky-Crumb
Letters
Aline Kominsky-Crumb

Genre
humor
Synopsis
Fake ad for a roll-back doll
Reprints

Weirdo License (Table of Contents: 20)

illustration / 1 page (report information)

Script
Robert Crumb [as R. Crumb] (signed)
Pencils
Robert Crumb [as R. Crumb] (signed)
Inks
Robert Crumb [as R. Crumb] (signed)
Colors
Robert Crumb [as R. Crumb] (signed)
Letters
Robert Crumb [as R. Crumb] (signed)

Genre
humor
Characters
Etoain Shrdlu
Synopsis
Official Weirdo certificate
Reprints

Indexer Notes

back cover

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["Goodbye Cruel World"]
  2. 1. They Need Your Designer Jeans
  3. 2. ["Bud Abbott made his final stage appearance in 1974 at the old actors home in Los Angeles."]
    Laugh Makers
  4. 3. Weirdo's Advice to the Lovelorn
    Weirdo's Advice to the Lovelorn
  5. 4. Weirdo Number 5
  6. 5. Somebody Help Me!
  7. 6. Unsung Heroes in the History of Humour
  8. 7. Professor Brainard Admonishes His Nephew Maynard
    Professor Brainard
  9. 8. The Space Case
    Professor Brainard
  10. 9. Professor Brainard Encounters Lemurman
    Professor Brainard
  11. 10. The Hucksters
    Professor Brainard
  12. 11. A Dissertation On Creation
    Professor Brainard
  13. 12. Peter Makes the Scene
    Peter the Penis
  14. 13. Ricky Dickner's Manic Activity Book
  15. 14. She Jumped On Her Pushbike and Pedalled Away!
  16. 15. The Pen Is
  17. 16. The Old Songs are the Best Songs
  18. 17. I Became the Slave of the Wild Girls of Putah Creek
  19. 18. Macedonio #268314
  20. 19. Punch-A-Bunch
  21. 20. Weirdo License
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