Blab! #4
(Summer 1989)

Kitchen Sink Press, 1988 Series
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Price
7.95 USD
Pages
132
Indicia Frequency
semi-annually
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Kitchen Sink Press, Inc.
Brand
Kitchen Sink Comix
Editing
Monte Beauchamp
Color
Color Covers, Black & White Interiors (#3-7); Color & Black & White (#8)
Dimensions
8.5" x 5.5" (21.59 cm x 13.97 cm)- #3-7; 10" x 10" (25.4 cm x 25.4 cm)- #8
Binding
Squarebound
Publishing Format
Was Ongoing Series

[It's Wild! It's Weird! It's...] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Drew Friedman
Inks
Drew Friedman
Colors
Monte Beauchamp
Letters
?

Just Say "Yes!" - Commission for a Drug-Filled America (Table of Contents: 1)

illustration / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Xno
Inks
Xno
Letters
typeset

Genre
humor

Blab! #4 (Table of Contents: 2)

table of contents / 1 page (report information)

Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Accompanied by production credits and indicia

666- A Preview of the Comics Apocalypse (Table of Contents: 3)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Daniel Clowes [as Clowes] (signed)
Pencils
Daniel Clowes [as Clowes] (signed)
Inks
Daniel Clowes [as Clowes] (signed)
Letters
Daniel Clowes [as Clowes] (signed)

Genre
satire-parody
Characters
The Antichrist; Jesus Christ
Reprints

Fred Toote' Rides (Table of Contents: 4)

Fred Toote' / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Spain Rodriguez [as Spain] (signed)
Pencils
Spain Rodriguez [as Spain] (signed)
Inks
Spain Rodriguez [as Spain] (signed)
Letters
Spain Rodriguez [as Spain] (signed)

Genre
biography
Characters
Spain Rodriguez; Fred Toote'; Mrs. Rodriguez; Cynthia Rodriguez; Tex; Gas Station Attendant; "Big Joe" Marciniak
Reprints

Hypnorama (Table of Contents: 5)

comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
Richard Sala [as R. Sala] (signed)
Pencils
Richard Sala [as R. Sala] (signed)
Inks
Richard Sala [as R. Sala] (signed)
Letters
Richard Sala [as R. Sala] (signed)

Characters
Graphic Artist; Dr. Verdegast; Boss; Large Man
Reprints

Comics or Comix? (Table of Contents: 6)

text article / 29 pages (report information)

Script
Jack Jackson [as Jaxon]
Pencils
Robert Crumb; Rick Griffin; S. Clay Wilson; Victor Moscoso; Spain Rodriguez; Jay Lynch; Rick Corben; Ted Richards; Robert Williams; Art Spiegelman; Guy Colwell
Inks
Robert Crumb; Rick Griffin; S. Clay Wilson; Victor Moscoso; Spain Rodriguez; Jay Lynch; Rick Corben; Ted Richards; Robert Williams; Art Spiegelman; Guy Colwell
Letters
typeset; Robert Crumb; Rick Griffin; S. Clay Wilson; Victor Moscoso; Spain Rodriguez; Jay Lynch; Rick Corben; Gilbert Shelton; Ted Richards; Robert Williams; Art Spiegelman

Reprints
  • from Infinity (1971)

Indexer Notes

Article divided into two parts- the first part is reprinted from the stated small-press zine. The second part was written in Winter 1988. The text is accompanied by sample artwork (usually small-size) from "Motor City Comics #1," "Homegrown Funnies #1," "Man from Utopia," "Zap Comix #8 & 9," "Big Ass Comics #2," "Nard n' Pat #1," "Up from the Deep #1," "Mr. Natural #3," "Short Order Comix #1," "Inner City Romance #5" and E. Z. Wolf #1. Also includes small-size reproductions of the covers to "Teen-Age Horizons of Shangri-La #1," "Zap Comix #8," "Truckin' #2," "Slow Death #9," "San Francisco Comic Book #3," "Sleazy Scandals of the Silver Screen #1"

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

Fabulous Furry Freak Brothers / comic story / 0.7 page (report information)

Script
Gilbert Shelton
Pencils
Gilbert Shelton
Inks
Gilbert Shelton
Letters
Gilbert Shelton

First Line of Dialogue or Text
It says here that the Supreme Court has decided that local communities have the power to decide what is pornography!
Genre
humor
Characters
The Fabulous Furry Freak Brothers [Fat Freddy; Phineas; Freewheelin' Franklin]
Reprints

Indexer Notes

This page is placed in the middle of the previous sequence.

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

Fat Freddy's Cat / comic story / 0.15 page (report information)

Script
Gilbert Shelton
Pencils
Gilbert Shelton
Inks
Gilbert Shelton
Letters
Gilbert Shelton

First Line of Dialogue or Text
...How irritating!
Genre
humor
Characters
Fat Freddy's Cat; Fat Freddy
Reprints

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

Fat Freddy's Cat / comic story / 0.15 page (report information)

Script
Gilbert Shelton
Pencils
Gilbert Shelton
Inks
Gilbert Shelton
Letters
Gilbert Shelton

First Line of Dialogue or Text
You ever seen a talking cat?
Genre
humor
Characters
Fat Freddy's Cat; Fat Freddy; Freewheellin' Franklin
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 10)

Blab! Dating Depot! / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Xno
Inks
Xno
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Hey dudes and dudettes! Ready to take a walk on the wild side? Then check out this line up of wanton weirdos who are just dying to meet you.
Genre
humor
Characters
Bow-Tie Bob; Belly Salivas; Reptilian Rita; Wall Street Wanda; Oral Olivia; Jimmy Jack Flash; The Bat Babe [Cyndi Storm]; Randy "King Dong" Rhesus

Steven Flips Out (Table of Contents: 11)

Steven / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Doug Allen (signed)
Pencils
Doug Allen (signed)
Inks
Doug Allen (signed)
Letters
Doug Allen (signed)

Genre
humor
Characters
Steven

Snappy Sammy Smoot- Death Merchant (Table of Contents: 12)

Snappy Sammy Smoot / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Skip Williamson (signed)
Pencils
Skip Williamson (signed)
Inks
Skip Williamson (signed)
Letters
Skip Williamson (signed)

Genre
humor; satire-parody
Characters
Snappy Sammy Smoot; Mr. Blunderbutt; Ms. Von Bulow; J. C.; Bungstein; Ms. Twiglestump

Behind the Eightball- The Daniel Clowes Interview (Table of Contents: 13)

text article / 20 pages (report information)

Script
Monte Beauchamp ?; Daniel Clowes
Pencils
Daniel Clowes
Inks
Daniel Clowes
Letters
typeset; Daniel Clowes

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

The Best of Bix / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Jay Lynch
Pencils
Gary Whitney
Inks
Gary Whitney
Letters
Gary Whitney

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Bix, can I ask you a personal question?
Genre
humor; satire-parody
Characters
Bix
Reprints
  • from The Chicago Reader ? (1979)

Indexer Notes

Also known as "Phoebe & the Pigeon People"

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

The Best of Bix / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Jay Lynch
Pencils
Gary Whitney
Inks
Gary Whitney
Letters
Gary Whitney

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Like, is this where the free food is, man?
Genre
humor; satire-parody
Characters
Bix; Betty
Reprints
  • from The Chicago Reader ? (1979)

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

The Best of Bix / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Jay Lynch
Pencils
Gary Whitney
Inks
Gary Whitney
Letters
Gary Whitney

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Tom, baby! It's almost two o'clock in the p.m.! Like where's Grandma Moses with our chow?
Genre
humor; satire-parody
Characters
Bix; Tom
Reprints
  • from The Chicago Reader ? (1979)

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

The Best of Bix / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Jay Lynch
Pencils
Gary Whitney
Inks
Gary Whitney
Letters
Gary Whitney

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Forget suicide as an alternative, baby! I mean like, look at this way- Life is exactly like this cup of expresso!
Genre
humor; satire-parody
Characters
Bix
Reprints
  • from The Chicago Reader ? (1979)

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

The Best of Bix / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Jay Lynch
Pencils
Gary Whitney
Inks
Gary Whitney
Letters
Gary Whitney

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Ptoui! Hey, like what is this stuff!
Genre
humor; satire-parody
Characters
Bix; J. R. "Bob" Dobbs (cameo)
Reprints
  • from The Chicago Reader ? (1982)

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

The Best of Bix / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Jay Lynch
Pencils
Gary Whitney
Inks
Gary Whitney
Letters
Gary Whitney

First Line of Dialogue or Text
When I was in high school, they gave us this pamphlet in science called the Three Whys. General Electric published the thing.
Genre
humor; satire-parody
Characters
Bix
Reprints
  • from The Chicago Reader ? (1980)

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

The Best of Bix / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Jay Lynch
Pencils
Gary Whitney
Inks
Gary Whitney
Letters
Gary Whitney

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Wake up, Bix! You'll be late for the first day of your new job!
Genre
humor; satire-parody
Characters
Bix; Boss
Reprints
  • from The Chicago Reader ? (1981)

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

The Best of Bix / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Jay Lynch
Pencils
Gary Whitney
Inks
Gary Whitney
Letters
Gary Whitney

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Hmmm... like, on the one hand- Dr. Ellis holds the thwarted sexual drive to be psychologically crippling to the individual.
Genre
humor; satire-parody
Characters
Bix
Reprints
  • from The Chicago Reader ? (1988)

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

The Best of Bix / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Jay Lynch
Pencils
Gary Whitney
Inks
Gary Whitney
Letters
Gary Whitney

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I call this one "A Valentine Day's Ode to Society." How do I despise thee? Let me count the ways.
Genre
humor; satire-parody
Characters
Bix
Reprints
  • from The Chicago Reader ? (1989)

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

The Best of Bix / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Jay Lynch
Pencils
Gary Whitney
Inks
Gary Whitney
Letters
Gary Whitney

First Line of Dialogue or Text
So dig it, Tom! Like, vintage Brubeck! Check out this "Back Bay Blues" cut off the Brubeck Storyville album!
Genre
humor; satire-parody
Characters
Bix; Tom
Reprints
  • from The Chicago Reader ? (1981)

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

The Best of Bix / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Jay Lynch
Pencils
Gary Whitney
Inks
Gary Whitney
Letters
Gary Whitney

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Like, wish me luck, doll. I'm going on next.
Genre
humor; satire-parody
Characters
Bix
Reprints
  • from The Chicago Reader ? (1985)

The Wages of Sin (Table of Contents: 25)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Joe Coleman
Pencils
Joe Coleman
Inks
Joe Coleman
Letters
typeset

Characters
Priest; Frank
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Single-page illustrations accompanied by text.

Garbage, Gum & Lawsuits: Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About the Garbage Pail Kids, But Were Afraid to Ask (Table of Contents: 26)

text article / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Monte Beauchamp ?; Mark Newgarden
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Letters
typeset

Characters
Take-Out Dinah; Meg-A-Volt; Decapitated Hedy; Yicchy Mickey; Dead Ted; Shorned Sean; Armpit Britt; Snotty Lottie; Corroded Carl; Rock E. Horror; Mugged Marcus; Deadly Dudley; Messy Tessie; Ghastly Ashley; Mad Donna; Greaser Greg; Hedda Spreader; Trap Dora

Indexer Notes

Accompanied by eighteen small-size images of the famous cards.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 27)

illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
?
Inks
?

[In This Crazy Issue:] (Table of Contents: 28) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [It's Wild! It's Weird! It's...]
  2. 1. Just Say "Yes!" - Commission for a Drug-Filled America
  3. 2. Blab! #4
  4. 3. 666- A Preview of the Comics Apocalypse
  5. 4. Fred Toote' Rides
    Fred Toote'
  6. 5. Hypnorama
  7. 6. Comics or Comix?
  8. 7. ["It says here that the Supreme Court has decided that local communities have the power to decide what is pornography!"]
    Fabulous Furry Freak Brothers
  9. 8. ["...How irritating!"]
    Fat Freddy's Cat
  10. 9. ["You ever seen a talking cat?"]
    Fat Freddy's Cat
  11. 10. ["Hey dudes and dudettes! Ready to take a walk on the wild side? Then check out this line up of wanton weirdos who are just dying to meet you."]
    Blab! Dating Depot!
  12. 11. Steven Flips Out
    Steven
  13. 12. Snappy Sammy Smoot- Death Merchant
    Snappy Sammy Smoot
  14. 13. Behind the Eightball- The Daniel Clowes Interview
  15. 14. ["Bix, can I ask you a personal question?"]
    The Best of Bix
  16. 15. ["Like, is this where the free food is, man?"]
    The Best of Bix
  17. 16. ["Tom, baby! It's almost two o'clock in the p.m.! Like where's Grandma Moses with our chow?"]
    The Best of Bix
  18. 17. ["Forget suicide as an alternative, baby! I mean like, look at this way- Life is exactly like this cup of expresso!"]
    The Best of Bix
  19. 18. ["Ptoui! Hey, like what is this stuff!"]
    The Best of Bix
  20. 19. ["When I was in high school, they gave us this pamphlet in science called the Three Whys. General Electric published the thing."]
    The Best of Bix
  21. 20. ["Wake up, Bix! You'll be late for the first day of your new job!"]
    The Best of Bix
  22. 21. ["Hmmm... like, on the one hand- Dr. Ellis holds the thwarted sexual drive to be psychologically crippling to the individual."]
    The Best of Bix
  23. 22. ["I call this one "A Valentine Day's Ode to Society." How do I despise thee? Let me count the ways."]
    The Best of Bix
  24. 23. ["So dig it, Tom! Like, vintage Brubeck! Check out this "Back Bay Blues" cut off the Brubeck Storyville album!"]
    The Best of Bix
  25. 24. ["Like, wish me luck, doll. I'm going on next."]
    The Best of Bix
  26. 25. The Wages of Sin
  27. 26. Garbage, Gum & Lawsuits: Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About the Garbage Pail Kids, But Were Afraid to Ask
  28. 27. [no title indexed]
  29. 28. [In This Crazy Issue:]
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