Weirdo #12 [1st printing]
(Winter 1985)

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
0-86719-163-5 Search at WorldCat
Editing
Peter Bagge
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.

1st printing: ? (2.50 USD); 2nd printing: ? (3.95 USD)

Parts of this issue are reprinted:

[Special Loser Issue] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
humor
Reprints

Skinboy Lives in the City (Table of Contents: 1)

Skinboy / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Jim R. Williams [as J. R. Williams]
Pencils
Jim R. Williams [as J. R. Williams]
Inks
Jim R. Williams [as J. R. Williams]
Letters
Jim R. Williams [as J. R. Williams]

Genre
humor
Characters
Skinboy
Synopsis
Skinboy samples city night life

Weirdo number 12 (Table of Contents: 2)

letters page / 1.38 pages (report information)

Script
Peter Bagge
Pencils
Peter Bagge
Inks
Peter Bagge
Letters
Peter Bagge

Indexer Notes

Brief editorial plus letters from Reverend Ivan Stang; Richard Strassberg; Mary Fleener; John E. (Wichita, KS); Brad Johnson (San Francisco); Bill Sherman (Bloomington, ILL); David Carrino; Ken Weiner; Robert Williams; Tim Di Chiara (W. Redding, CT). Besides a Bagge masthead illustration there are small illustrations from Richard Strassberg, Tom Crow, Brad Johnson and David Carrino.

Rory Hayes: An Appreciation (Table of Contents: 3)

foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 0.27 page (report information)

Script
Bill Griffith
Pencils
Bill Griffith; Rory Hayes
Inks
Bill Griffith; Rory Hayes
Letters
Peter Bagge

Indexer Notes

Includes one small spot illustration apiece from the listed artists.

Observations from One Interior (Table of Contents: 4)

text article / 0.35 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]; Peter Bagge

Characters
George Orwell; Aldous Huxley; Al Capp

Indexer Notes

Includes three small spot illustrations.

Wax Paper (Table of Contents: 5)

comic story / 0.44 page (report information)

Script
Brad Johnson
Pencils
Brad Johnson
Inks
Brad Johnson
Letters
Brad Johnson

Genre
humor
Synopsis
A food storage problem solved

Reject Stories (Sent in by Some of Our Readers!!) (Table of Contents: 6)

letters page / 0.44 page (report information)

Script
Peter Bagge
Letters
Peter Bagge

Indexer Notes

Readers reminisce about rejects they knew in school (in response to Bagge's "The Reject" story from issue ten). Letters from Robert Armstrong; Sue D. Nym (Chicago); Ashliegh Johnsyn (Seattle); Ace Backwords; Carol Jackson (West Corina, CA).

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 7)

Tootles / comic story / 0.12 page (report information)

Script
Ken Struck
Pencils
Ken Struck
Inks
Ken Struck
Letters
Ken Struck

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Hi, I'm Tootles! Today I'm going to work!
Genre
humor
Characters
Tootles; Doodles
Synopsis
Tootles goes to work

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 8)

Farmer Brown / comic story / 0.12 page (report information)

Script
Ken Weiner
Pencils
Ken Weiner
Inks
Ken Weiner
Letters
Ken Weiner

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Hey pop! Watcha doing?
Genre
humor
Characters
Farmer Brown; Sis; Farmer Brown's Son
Synopsis
Farmer Brown tries to move the outhouse

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 9)

promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.47 page (report information)

Script
Peter Bagge
Letters
Peter Bagge

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I know great art when I see it, and these self-made publications are the greatest things being made in America today!

Indexer Notes

Promo for several small-press zines as well as back issues of Weirdo and "Mr. Natural" R. Crumb sculptures. Also includes three "Crazy Lady" cocktail napkin spot illustrations by Percy Parker

5 Fingered Romance! (Table of Contents: 10)

comic story / 0.41 page (report information)

Script
Ashleigh Talbot [as Triangle / Slash] (signed)
Pencils
Ashleigh Talbot [as Triangle / Slash] (signed)
Inks
Ashleigh Talbot [as Triangle / Slash] (signed)
Letters
Ashleigh Talbot [as Triangle / Slash] (signed)

Genre
humor
Synopsis
The tragic romance between a man and his left hand

Indexer Notes

During this time period the artist used a "triangle/slash" symbol as a pseudonym.

Strange Bedfellows (Table of Contents: 11)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Josh Alan Friedman
Pencils
Drew Friedman
Inks
Drew Friedman
Letters
Drew Friedman

Genre
humor
Characters
Doris Day (unnamed); Rock Hudson (unnamed); Jim Nabors (unnamed)
Synopsis
A Hollywood rumour
Reprints

Sour Grapes (Table of Contents: 12)

The Wacky World of Ken Weiner and Peter Bagge / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Peter Bagge
Pencils
Peter Bagge
Inks
Peter Bagge
Letters
Peter Bagge

Genre
humor
Characters
Peter Bagge; Ken Weiner; Randy
Synopsis
Some disagreements between friends
Reprints

The Party's Over! (Table of Contents: 13)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Ken Weiner
Pencils
Ken Weiner
Inks
Ken Weiner
Letters
Ken Weiner

Genre
humor
Synopsis
The guys snipe at the party guests after they leave

A Page of Crap (Table of Contents: 14)

illustration / 1 page (report information)

Script
Dennis Worden
Pencils
Dennis Worden
Inks
Dennis Worden
Letters
Dennis Worden

Genre
humor
Synopsis
Assorted jokes and illustrations
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Text and illustration combined in equal measure.

More Crap (Table of Contents: 15)

illustration / 1 page (report information)

Script
Dennis Worden [as D. Worden] (signed)
Pencils
Dennis Worden [as D. Worden] (signed)
Inks
Dennis Worden [as D. Worden] (signed)
Letters
Dennis Worden [as D. Worden] (signed)

Indexer Notes

Thirteen small humorous illustrations.

Rest in Peaces (Table of Contents: 16)

L'il Louie & Bulldozer / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
J. D. King
Pencils
J. D. King
Inks
J. D. King
Letters
J. D. King

Genre
humor
Characters
L'il Louie; Bulldozer
Synopsis
The boys go on the hunt for chicks in 1970

No. 1 Treasure of X-Isle (Table of Contents: 17)

illustration / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Xno
Pencils
Xno
Inks
Xno
Letters
Xno

Synopsis
Escheresque maze

Indexer Notes

Centrespread

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 18)

Mode O'Day and Her Pals / comic story / 8 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)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Oh look! He's got a copy of the social register... I should get myself one of those!
Genre
humor; satire-parody
Characters
Mode O'Day; Mara; Doggo; Dorfman E. Dolphin [as Porpy]; Paul; Manuel Beastly; Cassandra
Synopsis
Mode's shallow attitudes are exposed.
Reprints

The Rory Story (Table of Contents: 19)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Rory Hayes; Bill Griffith
Pencils
Bill Griffith
Inks
Bill Griffith
Letters
Bill Griffith

Genre
humor
Characters
Rory Hayes; Pooh Raas
Synopsis
Hayes' quotes adapted to a metaphor for his life
Reprints

The Keeper of the Mind (Table of Contents: 20)

comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script
Rory Hayes [as R. Hayes] (signed)
Pencils
Rory Hayes [as R. Hayes] (signed)
Inks
Rory Hayes [as R. Hayes] (signed)
Letters
Rory Hayes [as R. Hayes] (signed)

Genre
humor
Characters
Popoff Hayes; Joe Aiello; Jerry
Synopsis
Popoff samples a mixture of drugs
Reprints

Indexer Notes

From 1971

Pod (Table of Contents: 21)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Bob X
Pencils
Bob X
Inks
Bob X

Genre
humor
Synopsis
Pod is juiced

Is This You? (Table of Contents: 22)

illustration / 1 page (report information)

Script
Jim Woodring [as J. W.] (signed)
Pencils
Jim Woodring [as J. W.] (signed)
Inks
Jim Woodring [as J. W.] (signed)
Colors
Jim Woodring [as J. W.] (signed)
Letters
Jim Woodring [as J. W.] (signed)

Synopsis
Back cover ad for Weirdo