Weirdo #28
(Summer 1993)

Last Gasp, 1981 Series
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Price
4.95 USD
Pages
68
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Last Gasp Eco-Funnies
Brand
Last Gasp Eco-Funnies
ISBN
0-86719-219-4 Search at WorldCat
Editing
Aline Kominsky-Crumb; Jean-Pierre Mercier
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 is titled Verre D'Eau to reflect the high percentage of European contributions and the way French people were pronouncing the magazine's name. Literally translated it means glass of water, as illustrated on the cover.

Parts of this issue are reprinted:

[One-Time-Only Special International Issue of Weirdo - Absolutely the Last Issue Ever!] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 1)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Sasa Rakezic
Pencils
Sasa Rakezic
Inks
Sasa Rakezic
Letters
Sasa Rakezic

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I had a bizzare dream in which I was transposed into the persona of Robert Crumb.
Genre
biography
Characters
Sasa Rakezic; Robert Crumb
Synopsis
A dream in which Rakezic has a conversation with Crumb
Keywords
autobiography

Indexer Notes

Strip is uncredited, but Rakezic is mentioned in the indicia and the style matches his work as Aleksandar Zograf. The word "bizarre" is mispelled by the artist.

Verre d'eau no. 28 (Table of Contents: 2)

letters page / 1 page (report information)

Script
Aline Kominsky-Crumb
Pencils
? (photo)
Inks
? (photo)
Letters
Aline Kominsky-Crumb

Characters
Aline Kominsky-Crumb (photo)

Indexer Notes

A Kominsky-Crumb editorial is accompanied by letters from Sasa Rakezic and Michael Hashim (NYC).

All-American Shopper (Table of Contents: 3)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Roy Tompkins
Pencils
Roy Tompkins
Inks
Roy Tompkins
Letters
Roy Tompkins

Genre
biography
Characters
Roy Tompkins; Wayne; The Bat Lady [Wayne's Mother]
Synopsis
Wayne's mother is an inveterate hoarder
Keywords
autobiography

Ad Biz (Table of Contents: 4)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
Florence Cestac (signed)
Pencils
Florence Cestac (signed)
Inks
Florence Cestac (signed)
Letters
Florence Cestac (signed)

Genre
humor
Characters
Archibald Van Snob; Florence
Synopsis
A constantly modified ad assigment

The Neuralgia of Nostalgia (Table of Contents: 5)

illustration / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
horror-suspense

The Snowman Comes in from the Cold (Table of Contents: 6)

Autobiography / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Bill Griffith (signed)
Pencils
Bill Griffith (signed)
Inks
Bill Griffith (signed)
Letters
Bill Griffith (signed)

Characters
Bill Griffith
Synopsis
Musings on the contradictions of America.
Reprints

Helping the Poor (Table of Contents: 7)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
Debbie Drechsler
Pencils
Debbie Drechsler
Inks
Debbie Drechsler
Letters
Debbie Drechsler

Genre
biography
Characters
Debbie; Pearl; Mr. Drechsler; Mrs. Drechsler; Roy; Kay
Synopsis
A Christmas visit to help the needy
Reprints
Keywords
autobiography

USA 87 (Table of Contents: 8)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Jean-Christoph Menu
Pencils
Jean-Christoph Menu
Inks
Jean-Christoph Menu
Letters
Jean-Christoph Menu

Genre
biography
Characters
Jean-Christoph Menu; Valerie; Sweeper; Director of the French Department
Synopsis
Reflections on a trip to the USA to rekindle a relationship
Keywords
autobiography

When the Niggers Take Over America! (Table of Contents: 9)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

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

Genre
satire-parody
Characters
The President of the United States of America; The First Lady; Strongman; Slavemaster
Synopsis
An extremely politically incorrect tale where black people use force of arms to take over the country and turn white people into slaves. It's satire, right, Mr. Crumb?
Reprints

When the Goddamn Jews Take Over America! (Table of Contents: 10)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

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

Genre
satire-parody
Characters
Morry; Mr. Bloatstein; Lenny; Doctor Weaselberg; Ellen; Mr. Big Shot Senator; Paulie
Synopsis
Another satirical piece, this time delving into who the "real rulers" are.
Reprints

One Nation Under God (Table of Contents: 11)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

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

Genre
advocacy
Synopsis
The downside of free market economics
Keywords
polemic

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 12)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Jean-François Duval [as Placid] (signed)
Pencils
Jean-François Duval [as Placid] (signed)
Inks
Jean-François Duval [as Placid] (signed)
Letters
Jean-François Duval [as Placid] (signed)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
We must go and live in the United States of America.
Genre
humor
Synopsis
Misconceptions about the freedoms of America.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 13)

Martini Baton! / comic story / 0.7 page (report information)

Script
David Carrino
Pencils
Peter Bagge
Inks
Peter Bagge
Letters
Peter Bagge

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I shall French kiss your children if you give me half a chance!
Genre
humor
Characters
Martini Baton; Mee-Maw; Big Girl Now; Little Girl Now
Synopsis
Martini's final journey into catholicism
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 14)

Jesus' Critters / comic story / 0.3 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
...It's been three years since my last confession - since then my penis has gotten huge...
Genre
humor; satire-parody
Characters
Muscular Teen-Aged Dog; Teenaged Rooster; Priest
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 15)

Martini Baton! / comic story / 0.7 page (report information)

Script
David Carrino
Pencils
Peter Bagge
Inks
Peter Bagge
Letters
Peter Bagge

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Who wants to kiss my uh, nuts?!
Genre
humor; satire-parody
Characters
Martini Baton; Snoopy Sha-Ba-Ta; The Pope
Reprints
Keywords
adult

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 16)

Jesus' Critters / comic story / 0.3 page (report information)

Script
David Carrino
Pencils
Peter Bagge
Inks
Peter Bagge
Letters
Peter Bagge

First Line of Dialogue or Text
We are the brainiest critters! God loves us best!
Genre
humor; satire-parody
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 17)

Martini Baton! / comic story / 0.7 page (report information)

Script
David Carrino [as Dee Carrino]
Pencils
Peter Bagge [as Pee Bagge]
Inks
Peter Bagge [as Pee Bagge]
Letters
Peter Bagge [as Pee Bagge]

First Line of Dialogue or Text
If at first you don't succeed - kill your mother!
Genre
humor; satire-parody
Characters
Martini Baton; Hysterical Guard; The Pope; T.V. Repairman; Mother
Reprints

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

Jesus' Critters / comic story / 0.3 page (report information)

Script
David Carrino [as Dee Carrino]
Pencils
Peter Bagge [as Pee Bagge]
Inks
Peter Bagge [as Pee Bagge]
Letters
Peter Bagge [as Pee Bagge]

First Line of Dialogue or Text
A conversation between a Catholic critter child and a bad devil doll!
Genre
humor; satire-parody
Characters
Catholic Critter Child; Bad Devil Doll
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 19)

Martini Baton / comic story / 0.7 page (report information)

Script
David Carrino [as "Bill" Carrino]
Pencils
Peter Bagge [as "Ted" Bagge]
Inks
Peter Bagge [as "Ted" Bagge]
Letters
Peter Bagge [as "Ted" Bagge]

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I don't believe in shit!
Genre
humor; satire-parody
Characters
Martini Baton; The Pope; Mee-Maw; Mother
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 20)

Jesus' Critters / comic story / 0.3 page (report information)

Script
David Carrino [as "Bill" Carrino]
Pencils
Peter Bagge [as "Ted" Bagge]
Inks
Peter Bagge [as "Ted" Bagge]
Letters
Peter Bagge [as "Ted" Bagge]

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Hi! My name is Jean! I go church under water!
Genre
humor; satire-parody
Characters
Jean
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 21)

Martini Baton! / comic story / 0.7 page (report information)

Script
David Carrino
Pencils
Peter Bagge
Inks
Peter Bagge
Letters
Peter Bagge

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I'm great! And everyone else is a big-time loser!
Genre
humor; satire-parody
Characters
Martini Baton; Bergan Mooly; The Pope
Reprints

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

Jesus' Critters / comic story / 0.3 page (report information)

Script
David Carrino
Pencils
Peter Bagge
Inks
Peter Bagge
Letters
Peter Bagge

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Critters come from many lands to find freedom and prosperity:
Genre
humor; satire-parody
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 23)

Martini Baton! / comic story / 0.7 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
...Oh come let us adore me - that's right, I said me!
Genre
humor; satire-parody
Characters
Martini Baton;Mee-Maw; Big-Girl-Now; Little-Girl-Now
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 24)

Jesus' Critters / comic story / 0.3 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I don't need God - I have a career!
Genre
humor; satire-parody
Reprints

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

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Edmond Baudoin [as Baudoin]
Pencils
Edmond Baudoin [as Baudoin]
Inks
Edmond Baudoin [as Baudoin]
Letters
Edmond Baudoin [as Baudoin]

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Goodby Anna! I'll take a little bit of you, a little bit of Paris to the U.S.
Genre
humor
Characters
Francois; Suzanna; Anna
Synopsis
A meeting between a Frenchman and an American woman.

Back to the Bagel Belt With DiDi Glitz (Table of Contents: 26)

DiDi Glitz / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
Diane Noomin
Pencils
Diane Noomin
Inks
Diane Noomin
Letters
Diane Noomin

Genre
humor
Characters
Diane Noomin; DiDi Glitz; Rhonda; Eli; Rita; Jerry; Jessica
Synopsis
Didi learns the truth about a friend's marriage
Reprints

Radio Mysteries (Table of Contents: 27)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Bernard Willem Holtrop [as Willem]
Pencils
Bernard Willem Holtrop [as Willem]
Inks
Bernard Willem Holtrop [as Willem]
Letters
Bernard Willem Holtrop [as Willem]

Genre
humor
Synopsis
The insidious recurrence of fragments of old songs.

Of What Use is a Bunch? Part II: The Never Ending Story! (Table of Contents: 28)

The Bunch / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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

Genre
biography
Characters
The Bunch [Aline Kominsky-Crumb]; Mother; Nanny; Robert Crumb; Sophie Crumb; Gail; Suzie; Bill Clinton; Al Gore
Synopsis
Contrasts between French and American culture
Reprints
Keywords
autobiography

Indexer Notes

Part I to this story was published in "The Bunch's Power Pak Comics" #2.

From the Sketchbooks of Robert Armstrong (Table of Contents: 29)

illustration / 4 pages (report information)

Pencils
Robert Armstrong
Inks
Robert Armstrong
Letters
Robert Armstrong

Indexer Notes

Approximately four dozen small illustrations.

The Fabulous Story of Bill Bood (Table of Contents: 30)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Caroline Wedier
Pencils
Caroline Wedier
Inks
Caroline Wedier
Letters
Caroline Wedier

Genre
humor
Characters
Bill Bood; Deranged Cowboy; Doc Duke
Synopsis
Bill is wounded by a gunman

Guns the American Way (Table of Contents: 31)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
Carol Tyler (signed)
Pencils
Carol Tyler (signed)
Inks
Carol Tyler (signed)
Letters
Carol Tyler (signed)

Synopsis
The downside of universal gun ownership
Reprints

L'Amerique et Moi (Table of Contents: 32)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Matt Konture; Aline Kominsky-Crumb [as A. Kominsky] (translator); Jean-Pierre Mercier [as J. P. Mercier] (translator)
Pencils
Matt Konture
Inks
Matt Konture
Letters
Matt Konture

Genre
biography
Synopsis
Musing about America from a French perspective.
Keywords
autobiography

Fun Things to Do With Little Girls (Table of Contents: 33)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
Phoebe Gloeckner
Pencils
Phoebe Gloeckner
Inks
Phoebe Gloeckner
Letters
Phoebe Gloeckner

Genre
biography
Characters
Phoebe Gloeckner; Phoebe's Sister; Stepfather; Mother's Boyfriend; Momma
Synopsis
Brutality during childhood
Reprints
Keywords
autobiography

Turn Off That Jungle Music! (Table of Contents: 34)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
Mary Fleener
Pencils
Mary Fleener
Inks
Mary Fleener
Letters
Mary Fleener

Genre
humor; biography
Characters
Mary Fleener; Mary's Mother; Mary's Grandmother; Mary's Father
Synopsis
Mary discovers the blues
Reprints
Keywords
autobiography

Indexer Notes

The story is subtitled "or: Fear of a Black Ten Inch!!"

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 35)

Not in Provence / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
Aline Kominsky-Crumb (signed)
Pencils
Aline Kominsky-Crumb (signed)
Inks
Aline Kominsky-Crumb (signed)
Letters
Aline Kominsky-Crumb (signed)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I knew I wanted to leave suburban California when my 9 yr. old daughter started saying duh!
Genre
biography
Characters
Aline Kominsky-Crumb; Sophie Crumb
Synopsis
How Aline and Sophie adapt to France
Reprints
Keywords
autobiography

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 36)

Not in Provence / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
Aline Kominsky-Crumb (signed)
Pencils
Aline Kominsky-Crumb (signed)
Inks
Aline Kominsky-Crumb (signed)
Letters
Aline Kominsky-Crumb (signed)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
You might think a small village in the south of France would be a quiet place!
Genre
biography
Characters
Aline Kominsky-Crumb
Synopsis
The sounds of a village
Reprints
Keywords
autobiography

Don't Go Aline! (Table of Contents: 37)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Bob Kathman (signed)
Pencils
Bob Kathman (signed)
Inks
Bob Kathman (signed)
Letters
Bob Kathman (signed)

Genre
humor
Characters
Bob Kathman; Bob's Wife
Synopsis
A plea to continue Weirdo

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 38)

illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Robert Armstrong [as Armst] (signed) (painting)
Inks
Robert Armstrong [as Armst] (signed) (painting)
Colors
Robert Armstrong [as Armst] (signed) (painting)

Indexer Notes

Back cover.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [One-Time-Only Special International Issue of Weirdo - Absolutely the Last Issue Ever!]
  2. 1. ["I had a bizzare dream in which I was transposed into the persona of Robert Crumb."]
  3. 2. Verre d'eau no. 28
  4. 3. All-American Shopper
  5. 4. Ad Biz
  6. 5. The Neuralgia of Nostalgia
  7. 6. The Snowman Comes in from the Cold
    Autobiography
  8. 7. Helping the Poor
  9. 8. USA 87
  10. 9. When the Niggers Take Over America!
  11. 10. When the Goddamn Jews Take Over America!
  12. 11. One Nation Under God
  13. 12. ["We must go and live in the United States of America."]
  14. 13. ["I shall French kiss your children if you give me half a chance!"]
    Martini Baton!
  15. 14. ["...It's been three years since my last confession - since then my penis has gotten huge..."]
    Jesus' Critters
  16. 15. ["Who wants to kiss my uh, nuts?!"]
    Martini Baton!
  17. 16. ["We are the brainiest critters! God loves us best!"]
    Jesus' Critters
  18. 17. ["If at first you don't succeed - kill your mother!"]
    Martini Baton!
  19. 18. ["A conversation between a Catholic critter child and a bad devil doll!"]
    Jesus' Critters
  20. 19. ["I don't believe in shit!"]
    Martini Baton
  21. 20. ["Hi! My name is Jean! I go church under water!"]
    Jesus' Critters
  22. 21. ["I'm great! And everyone else is a big-time loser!"]
    Martini Baton!
  23. 22. ["Critters come from many lands to find freedom and prosperity:"]
    Jesus' Critters
  24. 23. ["...Oh come let us adore me - that's right, I said me!"]
    Martini Baton!
  25. 24. ["I don't need God - I have a career!"]
    Jesus' Critters
  26. 25. ["Goodby Anna! I'll take a little bit of you, a little bit of Paris to the U.S."]
  27. 26. Back to the Bagel Belt With DiDi Glitz
    DiDi Glitz
  28. 27. Radio Mysteries
  29. 28. Of What Use is a Bunch? Part II: The Never Ending Story!
    The Bunch
  30. 29. From the Sketchbooks of Robert Armstrong
  31. 30. The Fabulous Story of Bill Bood
  32. 31. Guns the American Way
  33. 32. L'Amerique et Moi
  34. 33. Fun Things to Do With Little Girls
  35. 34. Turn Off That Jungle Music!
  36. 35. ["I knew I wanted to leave suburban California when my 9 yr. old daughter started saying duh!"]
    Not in Provence
  37. 36. ["You might think a small village in the south of France would be a quiet place!"]
    Not in Provence
  38. 37. Don't Go Aline!
  39. 38. [no title indexed]
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Peter Croome
  • Gregory Fischer
  • Steven Samuels
  • Mike Nielsen
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Frank Plowright