Weirdo #8 [1st printing]
(Summer 1983)

Last Gasp, 1981 Series
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Price
2.50 USD
Pages
44
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Last Gasp
Brand
Last Gasp Eco-Funnies
ISBN
0-86719-151-1 Search at WorldCat
Editing
Robert 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

This issue has variants.

Cover design resembles early issues of Mad magazine. 1st printing: ? (2.50 USD); 2nd printing: ? (3.95 USD)

Parts of this issue are reprinted:

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I'll be alright in a minit... I'm just a little over-loaded you might say...
Genre
humor
Reprints

Pee Dawg Pulls a Train (Table of Contents: 1)

Pee Dog / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Jay Cotton [as Jay Condom; Eddie Nukes]
Pencils
Gary Panter [as Jocko Levant Brainiac 5]
Inks
Gary Panter [as Jocko Levant Brainiac 5]
Letters
Gary Panter [as Jocko Levant Brainiac 5]

Genre
humor

Indexer Notes

Together the two cartoonists also refer themselves as "The Shit Generation."

Weirdo's Advice to the Lovelorn (Table of Contents: 2)

Weirdo's Advice to the Lovelorn / letters page / 0.31 page (report information)

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

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

Weirdo Number 8 (Table of Contents: 3)

letters page / 1.35 pages (report information)

Script
Robert Crumb
Letters
Robert Crumb

Indexer Notes

Includes letters from Eddie Nukes (a.k.a. Jay Condom); Lizardman (Spartanburg, SC); Mike H. Price (Fort Worth, TX); Frank Gaard (Minneapolis, MN); Charles Kraft (New Orleans); John Holstrom; J.D. King; C. "Jerry" Kutner (North Hollywood, CA); Steve Lafler; Keith Edwards (Detroit); Pauli Kallio (Erkkila, Finland); Ace Backwords (a.k.a. Pete Labreola); Aiko Schmidt (Emden, W. Germany); Fazul Reet (Los Angeles); Leonard Rifas; Dirty Norman (Pembrokeshire, Wales)

The masthead illustration only is reprinted in The Complete Crumb vol. 14.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.34 page (report information)

Dat Brat from Brooklyn! (Table of Contents: 5)

Martini Baton / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
David Carrino [as D. Carrino]
Pencils
Peter Bagge
Inks
Peter Bagge
Letters
Peter Bagge

Genre
humor
Characters
Martini Baton
Synopsis
The life story of a Brooklyn brat
Reprints

Indexer Notes

These series of pages also include a one-tier strip titled "Jesus Critters." The first line of dialogue for this first one is "Hippity-hop on my feet!"

A Hot Day in Brooklyn! (Table of Contents: 6)

Martini Baton / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
David Carrino [as D. Carrino]
Pencils
Peter Bagge
Inks
Peter Bagge
Letters
Peter Bagge

Genre
humor
Characters
Martini Baton
Reprints

Indexer Notes

The first line of dialogue for the accompanying "Jesus' Critters" strip is "Look what nuclear wastes did to Prancer the Reindeer!"

A Trip to the Country! (Table of Contents: 7)

Martini Baton / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
David Carrino [as D. Carrino]
Pencils
Peter Bagge
Inks
Peter Bagge
Letters
Peter Bagge

Genre
humor
Characters
Martini Baton
Reprints

Indexer Notes

The first line of dialogue for the accompanying "Jesus' Critters" strip is "Today the Jesus Critters are having a bake sale!"

The Seed Is Sown! (Table of Contents: 8)

Martini Baton / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
David Carrino [as D. Carrino]
Pencils
Peter Bagge
Inks
Peter Bagge
Letters
Peter Bagge

Genre
humor
Characters
Martini Baton
Reprints

Indexer Notes

The first line of dialogue for the accompanying "Jesus' Critters" strip is "What do I have to be thankful for?"

Murder! (Table of Contents: 9)

Martini Baton / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
David Carrino [as D. Carrino]
Pencils
Peter Bagge
Inks
Peter Bagge
Letters
Peter Bagge

Genre
humor
Characters
Martini Baton
Reprints

Indexer Notes

The first line in the accompanying "Jesus' Critters" strip is "And now it's time I suffer for Jesus!"

Her New Family (Table of Contents: 10)

Martini Baton / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
David Carrino [as D. Carrino]
Pencils
Peter Bagge
Inks
Peter Bagge
Letters
Peter Bagge

Genre
humor
Characters
Martini Baton
Reprints

Indexer Notes

The first line in the accompanying "Jesus' Critters" strip is "What has God done for you lately?"

The Axeman (Table of Contents: 11)

Historical Weirdos / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Tom Bertino
Pencils
Tom Bertino
Inks
Tom Bertino
Letters
Tom Bertino

Synopsis
An axe murderer in 1920s Louisiana

Gold Is Whar You Find It, Chapter 9: No Man Is an Axle (Table of Contents: 12)

Axel Wazunoski King of the Highway / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Jeff John
Pencils
Jeff John
Inks
Jeff John
Letters
Jeff John

Genre
humor
Characters
Axel Wazunoski

Gold Is Where You Find It, Chapter 10: Fool's Gold! (Table of Contents: 13)

Axel Wazunoski King of the Highway / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Jeff John
Pencils
Jeff John
Inks
Jeff John
Letters
Jeff John

Characters
Axel Wazunoski

Gold Is Whar You Find It, Chapter 11: Don't Mess Wif Me (Table of Contents: 14)

Axel Wazunoski King of the Highway / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Jeff John
Pencils
Jeff John
Inks
Jeff John
Letters
Jeff John

Characters
Axel Wazunoski

Gold Is Where You Find It! Chapter 12: Meteor! (Table of Contents: 15)

Axel Wazunoski King of the Highway / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Jeff John
Pencils
Jeff John
Inks
Jeff John
Letters
Jeff John

Characters
Axel Wazunoski

Indexer Notes

Has a credit thanking John Kricfalusi.

Girls Turned into Vibrator Zombies! (Table of Contents: 16)

photo story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Dori Seda; Robert Crumb [as R. Crumb]
Pencils
Terry Zwigoff [as T. "Stiglitz" Zwigoff] (photo)
Inks
Terry Zwigoff [as T. "Stiglitz" Zwigoff] (photo)
Letters
Robert Crumb [as R. Crumb]

Genre
humor
Characters
Sylvia Silicosis (photo of Dori Seda); Bettie Bidet (photo of Jenny Ashworth); Vaseline Sally (photo of Joan Floria)
Synopsis
Sylvia and Bettie go to the vibrator shop.
Reprints

Jono Emoto (Table of Contents: 17)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Maceda (signed)
Pencils
Maceda (signed)
Inks
Maceda (signed)
Letters
Maceda (signed)

Genre
humor
Characters
Jono Emoto
Synopsis
Jono's girlfriend wants to move out

The Love-Life of an Artist... (Table of Contents: 18)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
Dori Seda
Pencils
Dori Seda
Inks
Dori Seda
Letters
Dori Seda

Genre
biography
Characters
Dori Seda; Barry; Bill; Tona
Synopsis
Dori breaks up her engagement
Reprints
Keywords
autobiography

Indexer Notes

The remainder of the title- "...Or... "You Know What They Say About Older Women and Younger Men!""

The Adventures of George "Murky" Murkoid (Table of Contents: 19)

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
drama
Characters
George Murkoid; Gloria; Hal; Maria; Irene
Synopsis
George remembers first meeting Gloria
Reprints

Life in the Night (Table of Contents: 20)

Depressed Dora / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Elinore Norflus
Pencils
Elinore Norflus
Inks
Elinore Norflus
Letters
Elinore Norflus

Genre
humor
Synopsis
Dora's car breaks down

Imported Erotika (Table of Contents: 21)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Robert Armstrong
Pencils
Robert Armstrong
Inks
Robert Armstrong
Letters
Robert Armstrong

Genre
humor
Synopsis
A sex movie pastiche

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 22)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Francis E. Dec
Letters
Francis E. Dec (typeset)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Brokerage office. Months went by. One day, going shopping, I passed my brokerage office, only an unlicensed...
Genre
humor
Synopsis
A full-page typewritten sample of one of Dec's rants.

Indexer Notes

back cover.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["I'll be alright in a minit... I'm just a little over-loaded you might say..."]
  2. 1. Pee Dawg Pulls a Train
    Pee Dog
  3. 2. Weirdo's Advice to the Lovelorn
    Weirdo's Advice to the Lovelorn
  4. 3. Weirdo Number 8
  5. 4. ["Give me back my Weirdo magazine, you hussy!!"]
  6. 5. Dat Brat from Brooklyn!
    Martini Baton
  7. 6. A Hot Day in Brooklyn!
    Martini Baton
  8. 7. A Trip to the Country!
    Martini Baton
  9. 8. The Seed Is Sown!
    Martini Baton
  10. 9. Murder!
    Martini Baton
  11. 10. Her New Family
    Martini Baton
  12. 11. The Axeman
    Historical Weirdos
  13. 12. Gold Is Whar You Find It, Chapter 9: No Man Is an Axle
    Axel Wazunoski King of the Highway
  14. 13. Gold Is Where You Find It, Chapter 10: Fool's Gold!
    Axel Wazunoski King of the Highway
  15. 14. Gold Is Whar You Find It, Chapter 11: Don't Mess Wif Me
    Axel Wazunoski King of the Highway
  16. 15. Gold Is Where You Find It! Chapter 12: Meteor!
    Axel Wazunoski King of the Highway
  17. 16. Girls Turned into Vibrator Zombies!
  18. 17. Jono Emoto
  19. 18. The Love-Life of an Artist...
  20. 19. The Adventures of George "Murky" Murkoid
  21. 20. Life in the Night
    Depressed Dora
  22. 21. Imported Erotika
  23. 22. ["Brokerage office. Months went by. One day, going shopping, I passed my brokerage office, only an unlicensed..."]
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