Weirdo #23
(Summer 1988)

Last Gasp, 1981 Series
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Price
2.95 USD
Pages
52
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Last Gasp Eco Funnies
Brand
Last Gasp Eco-Funnies
Editing
Aline Kominsky-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

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
This is a killer funny book, dude!
Genre
humor
Reprints

What If Underground Comix Went Overground? (Table of Contents: 1)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
humor
Characters
Crumbwood; Bunchie; Mr. Dickhead; Spaced-Out Spliff [Coolvin]; Mutant Fascist Pig
Synopsis
Underground style pastiche of Blondie, Garfield and Calvin & Hobbes titled "Crumbwood & Bunchie," "Mausfield" and "Coolvin & Buds."

Indexer Notes

3 single tier strips

Weirdo no. 23 (Table of Contents: 2)

letters page / 1 page (report information)

Script
Aline Kominsky Crumb; Robert Crumb [as R. Crumb]
Pencils
Robert Crumb
Inks
Robert Crumb
Letters
Aline Kominsky Crumb; Robert Crumb [as R. Crumb]

Indexer Notes

Includes a Kominsky-Crumb editorial along with letters from: B. Haden; Peter Ridsdale (Bristol, UK); Tony Bennett (London); Tattoo Dave (Chicago); Father Elisa. Robert Crumb designed the masthead.

Lisa Lee - Weirdo's Hot New 'Zine Reviewer! (Table of Contents: 3)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
Lisa Lee
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Letters
?

Indexer Notes

Lisa introduces herself and gives capsule reviews of the following: "The Blotter" (Roy Tompkins); "Unsupervised Existence" (Terry Laban); "This is Nancy's Magazine;" "Guilt Comics" (Maurice Vellekoop); "Cardboard Love" (E.E. Moore); "Chicken Slacks;" "Dada Gumbo" (Dale Luciano); "Pop Romance." Includes small spot illustrations from each publication.

Our Lovely Home (Table of Contents: 4)

Aline 'n' Bob / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script
Robert Crumb [as R. Crumb]; Aline Kominsky-Crumb
Pencils
Robert Crumb [as R. Crumb]; Aline Kominsky-Crumb
Inks
Robert Crumb [as R. Crumb]; Aline Kominsky-Crumb
Letters
Robert Crumb [as R. Crumb]; Aline Kominsky-Crumb

Genre
biography
Characters
Robert Crumb; Mr. Perfect; Aline Kominsky Crumb; Yves; John; Isaiah; Sophie Crumb; Bucky
Synopsis
The family settle into their new house.
Reprints
Keywords
autobiography

Bat Girl (Table of Contents: 5)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Ted Jouflas
Pencils
Ted Jouflas
Inks
Ted Jouflas
Letters
Ted Jouflas

Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Winkie
Synopsis
Winkie's tragic life

My First Summer Job (Table of Contents: 6)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Tom Chalkley
Pencils
Tom Chalkley
Inks
Tom Chelkley
Letters
Tom Chalkley

Genre
biography
Characters
Drifter; Bob Lopez; Yarborough; Frances
Synopsis
Bob Lopez's summer working in a restaurant kitchen

Indexer Notes

Subtitled 'A Memoir Of Bob Lopez preserved in comic form'

Oliver Limpdingle's Search For Love (Table of Contents: 7)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Joe Sacco
Pencils
Joe Sacco
Inks
Joe Sacco
Letters
Joe Sacco

Genre
humor
Characters
Oliver Limpdingle; Bruiser Beefbruno
Synopsis
Oliver's total inability to relate with women
Reprints

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

Big Bitch / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Spain Rodriguez [as Algernon Backwash]
Pencils
Spain Rodriguez [as Spain]
Inks
Spain Rodriguez [as Spain]
Letters
Spain Rodriguez [as Spain]

First Line of Dialogue or Text
On the small hours of the morning a single light shines from a tiny office in the Kremlin
Characters
Big Bitch; Minister Oblimov; S. Fulmanova; Asquith; Ivan
Synopsis
The Soviets fear an invasion of fashionable footwear
Reprints

Moving Graphics featuring the Adventures of Gregory Gremlin (Table of Contents: 9)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Lindsay Arnold [as Ellé]
Pencils
Lindsay Arnold [as Ellé]
Inks
Lindsay Arnold [as Ellé]
Letters
Lindsay Arnold [as Ellé]

Genre
biography
Characters
Lindsay Arnold
Synopsis
Lindsay recalls his days as an artist in Australian local TV in the 1960s
Keywords
autobiography

Pong Wook-EE (Table of Contents: 10)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Kim Deitch
Pencils
Kim Deitch
Inks
Kim Deitch
Letters
Kim Deitch

Genre
humor
Characters
Kewpie; Doc Ledicker; Al Ledicker
Synopsis
Kewpie sees a performance from the young Doc Ledicker
Reprints

Indexer Notes

This ties in to a vast continuity of carnival stories created by Deitch

I-I-I (Table of Contents: 11)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
B. N. Duncan
Pencils
B. N. Duncan
Inks
B. N. Duncan
Letters
B. N. Duncan

Genre
humor
Characters
Duncovsky; Duncovsky's Mother; Psychiatrist; Sister; Ace Backwords; Vivacious Artistic Woman
Synopsis
Dumkovsky tries to work through his problems

School Trouble (Table of Contents: 12)

Little Lilly / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Sophie Crumb
Pencils
Sophie Crumb
Inks
Sophie Crumb
Colors
Sophie Crumb
Letters
Sophie Crumb

Genre
humor
Characters
Little Lilly
Synopsis
Little Lilly lies about her misbehaviour at school

Indexer Notes

back cover