The Complete Crumb Comics #8 - The Death of Fritz the Cat
(April 1992)

Fantagraphics, 1987 Series
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Volume
8
Price
16.95 USD; 20.50 CAD
Pages
152
On-sale Date
1992
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Fantagraphics Books
Brand
Fantagraphics Books
ISBN
1-56097-076-6 Search at WorldCat
Barcode
9781560970767 51695
Editing
Gary Groth (credited) (editor); Robert Boyd (credited) (editorial coordination)

Issue Notes

Second printing: July 1997 (18.95 USD; 25.95 CAD); ? printing: October 2013 (19.99 USD)
This issue has variants:

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Fritz the Cat / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script
Robert Crumb (signed)
Pencils
Robert Crumb (signed)
Inks
Robert Crumb (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Robert Crumb (signed)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Ha ha ha... stoopid @*MW!! female... what a royal pain in the ass.. lemme outa here!
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Fritz the Cat; Andrea Ostrich

The Complete Crumb volume 8- The Death of Fritz the Cat (Table of Contents: 1)

credits, title page / 8 pages (report information)

Pencils
Robert Crumb
Inks
Robert Crumb
Letters
Robert Crumb

Synopsis
The front cover flap includes an excerpt from the book introduction. A panel from "The Confessions of R. Crumb" story is included. Two blank pages; Title and publisher page; Indicia page with production and reprint credits; table of contents

Introduction (Table of Contents: 2)

foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 2 pages (report information)

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

Characters
Robert Crumb (photo); Aline Kominsky-Crumb (photo)

Indexer Notes

The introduction is signed "Yoko Buncho, Sauve, France 1991." Preceded by a page of sixteen photos from the early to mid-70s.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 3)

blank page(s) / 1 page (report information)


Stinko's New Car (Table of Contents: 4)

Stinko the Clown / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

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

Characters
Stinko the Clown
Reprints
Keywords
adult

Maryjane (Table of Contents: 5)

Maryjane / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Robert Crumb (signed)
Pencils
Robert Crumb (signed)
Inks
Robert Crumb (signed)
Letters
Robert Crumb (signed)

Characters
Maryjane; Blaire
Reprints
Keywords
adult

Backwater Blues (Table of Contents: 6)

Angelfood McDevilsfood / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
Robert Crumb (signed)
Pencils
Robert Crumb (signed)
Inks
Robert Crumb (signed)
Letters
Robert Crumb (signed)

Characters
Angelfood McDevilsfood; Snoid
Reprints
Keywords
adult

Whiteman Meets Bigfoot (Table of Contents: 7)

Whiteman / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

Script
Robert Crumb (signed)
Pencils
Robert Crumb (signed)
Inks
Robert Crumb (signed)
Letters
Robert Crumb (signed)

Characters
Whiteman; Yetti [Bigfoot]; Louise; Al; Lt. Bremer; Dr. Greyface
Reprints
Keywords
adult

Let's Be Realistic Comics (Table of Contents: 8)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Denis Kitchen; Bruce Walthers; Robert Crumb; Jay Kinney; Jay Lynch; Don Glassford; Skip Williamson; James Mitchell
Inks
Denis Kitchen; Bruce Walthers; Robert Crumb; Jay Kinney; Jay Lynch; Don Glassford; Skip Williamson; James Mitchell
Letters
?

Reprints

Indexer Notes

The second edition of The Complete Crumb volume 8 (July 1997 printing) only lists Jay Lynch, Jay Kinney, Bruce Walthers and Crumb as the artists for this jam.

Kumquat Jam (Table of Contents: 9)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Denis Kitchen; Don Glassford; Pete Poplaski; Wendel Pugh; Robert Crumb; Jay Lynch; Bruce Walthers; Dale Kuipers; Dave Dozier; Dennis Brul; James Mitchell
Pencils
Denis Kitchen; Don Glassford; Pete Poplaski; Wendel Pugh; Robert Crumb; Jay Lynch; Bruce Walthers; Dale Kuipers; Dave Dozier; Dennis Brul; James Mitchell
Inks
Denis Kitchen; Don Glassford; Pete Poplaski; Wendel Pugh; Robert Crumb; Jay Lynch; Bruce Walthers; Dale Kuipers; Dave Dozier; Dennis Brul; James Mitchell
Letters
?

Reprints
Keywords
adult

Perdido, Part One (Table of Contents: 10)

Projunior / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
S. Clay Wilson; Robert Crumb
Pencils
S. Clay Wilson; Robert Crumb
Inks
S. Clay Wilson; Robert Crumb
Letters
S. Clay Wilson; Robert Crumb

Characters
Projunior; Harmon; Tons-of-Fun Tess
Reprints
Keywords
adult

Perdido, Part Two (Table of Contents: 11)

Projunior / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
S. Clay Wilson; Robert Crumb
Pencils
S. Clay Wilson; Robert Crumb
Inks
S. Clay Wilson; Robert Crumb
Letters
S. Clay Wilson; Robert Crumb

Characters
Projunior; Lu Ann; Angie
Reprints
Keywords
adult

Jumpin' Jack Flash! (Table of Contents: 12)

Gary Arlington's Thrilling Murder Comics / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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

Characters
Jack Flash; Geechee
Reprints
Keywords
adult

[Nostalgic Books catalog cover] (Table of Contents: 13)

illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Robert Crumb (signed)
Inks
Robert Crumb (signed)
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

From Summer/Fall 1971. The catalog cover comprises of a series of tiny drawings arranged in a rectangle surrounding the ad type. Some of the figures depicted include The Marx Brothers, Mickey Mouse, Carmen Miranda, Frankenstein, a "The Shadow" comic book, a box of shredded wheat, Howdy Doody, a copy of Collier's magazine, Betty Grable, Bela Lugosi as Dracula, Al Jolson, Milton Berle, a Hoover vacuum, a dirigible, a Flash Gordon book and a Superman comic book.

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

Robert Crumb / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Robert Crumb (signed)
Pencils
Robert Crumb (signed)
Inks
Robert Crumb (signed)
Letters
Robert Crumb (signed)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The fact of the matter is, I know they're trying to get me because I bring you the TRUTH!
Genre
humor; satire-parody
Characters
Robert Crumb
Synopsis
A satirical paranoid rant from Crumb, as he suspects fumes from his ink bottle is actually poison gas planted by a government agent.
Reprints
Keywords
adult

Eggs Escapes (Table of Contents: 15)

Eggs Ackley / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script
Robert Crumb (signed as R. "Excuse Me For Living" Crumb)
Pencils
Robert Crumb (signed as R. "Excuse Me For Living" Crumb)
Inks
Robert Crumb (signed as R. "Excuse Me For Living" Crumb)
Letters
Robert Crumb (signed as R. "Excuse Me For Living" Crumb)

Genre
humor
Characters
Eggs Ackley; The Vulture Demonesses
Reprints
Keywords
adult

A Gurl (Table of Contents: 16)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Characters
The Gurl
Reprints
Keywords
adult

Anal Antics (Table of Contents: 17)

Snoid / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Robert Crumb (signed as R. "What-Does-It-All-Mean?' Crumb)
Pencils
Robert Crumb (signed as R. "What-Does-It-All-Mean?' Crumb)
Inks
Robert Crumb (signed as R. "What-Does-It-All-Mean?' Crumb)
Letters
Robert Crumb (signed as R. "What-Does-It-All-Mean?' Crumb)

Genre
humor; satire-parody
Characters
Mr. Snoid; Landlady
Reprints
Keywords
adult

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

cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Script
Robert Crumb (signed as R. "Southpaw" Crumb)
Pencils
Robert Crumb (signed as R. "Southpaw" Crumb)
Inks
Robert Crumb (signed as R. "Southpaw" Crumb)
Colors
?
Letters
Robert Crumb (signed as R. "Southpaw" Crumb)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
He who shits on the road will meet flies on his return
Characters
Mr. Natural; Jesus
Reprints
  • from Last Supplement to the Whole Earth Catalog, The (Stewart Brand, 1968 series) #1150 (March 1971)

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

cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Script
Robert Crumb (signed)
Pencils
Robert Crumb (signed)
Inks
Robert Crumb (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Robert Crumb (signed)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
It's back to nature with...
Characters
The Snoid; Kilroy; Angel McFood; Maryjane
Reprints
Keywords
adult

The Desperate Character Writhes Again! (Table of Contents: 20)

The Desperate Character / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Robert Crumb
Pencils
Robert Crumb
Inks
Robert Crumb
Colors
?
Letters
Robert Crumb

Characters
The Desperate Character
Reprints
Keywords
adult

Little Guys Fight it Out With Big Women! (Table of Contents: 21)

Eggs Ackley / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Robert Crumb (signed)
Inks
Robert Crumb (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Robert Crumb (signed)

Genre
humor
Characters
Eggs Ackley; Sally Blubberbutt; Ruth Schwartz; The Vulture Demonesses
Reprints

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

Mr. Natural / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Script
Robert Crumb
Pencils
Robert Crumb
Inks
Robert Crumb
Colors
?
Letters
Robert Crumb

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Don't mean sheeit...
Genre
humor
Characters
Mr. Natural; Flakey Foont; Big Baby
Reprints

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

Mr. Natural / activity / 1 page (report information)

Script
Robert Crumb
Pencils
Robert Crumb
Inks
Robert Crumb
Colors
?
Letters
Robert Crumb

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Here they come!! It's your favorite comic characters, Mr. Natural and Flakey Foont
Genre
humor
Characters
Mr. Natural; Flakey Foont
Synopsis
Three sided ready-for-cutout diagram of an automobile with Mr. Natural and Flakey Foont in it.
Reprints

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

cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Script
Robert Crumb (signed)
Pencils
Robert Crumb (signed)
Inks
Robert Crumb (signed)
Letters
Robert Crumb (signed)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I...I...guess I just don't...er...didn't have enough respect for women...
Reprints

[A Comic for the Broad Masses!] (Table of Contents: 25)

cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Robert Crumb
Inks
Robert Crumb
Colors
?
Letters
Robert Crumb

Reprints

And Now, A Word to You Feminist Women (Table of Contents: 26)

Robert Crumb / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Robert Crumb (signed)
Pencils
Robert Crumb (signed)
Inks
Robert Crumb (signed)
Letters
Robert Crumb (signed)

Genre
humor; satire-parody
Characters
Robert Crumb; Snoid
Reprints
Keywords
adult

Sally Blubberbutt (Table of Contents: 27)

Sally Blubberbutt / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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

Characters
Sally Blubberbutt; Bum #1; Bum #2
Synopsis
Two bums repeatedly try to overpower Sally without success.
Reprints
Keywords
adult

Mr. Natural Does the Dishes (Table of Contents: 28)

Mr. Natural / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
humor
Characters
Mr. Natural
Reprints

A Gurl in Hotpants (Table of Contents: 29)

Mr. Natural / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
Robert Crumb (signed)
Pencils
Robert Crumb (signed)
Inks
Robert Crumb (signed)
Letters
Robert Crumb (signed)

Genre
humor
Characters
Mr. Natural; Flakey Foont
Synopsis
The tormented Flakey Foont asks Mr. Natural several deep questions about life. Frustrated by his nonchalance, Flakey then tries to pull a prank on him.
Reprints

Sittin' Around the Kitchen Table (Table of Contents: 30)

Mr. Natural and Flakey Foont / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Robert Crumb (signed)
Pencils
Robert Crumb (signed)
Inks
Robert Crumb (signed)
Letters
Robert Crumb (signed)

Genre
humor; satire-parody
Characters
Mr. Natural; Flakey Foont
Reprints

The Girlfriend (Table of Contents: 31)

Mr. Natural / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor
Characters
Mr. Natural; Flakey Foont; Ruth Schwartz
Reprints
Keywords
adult

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 32)

Mr. Natural / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
Robert Crumb (signed)
Pencils
Robert Crumb (signed)
Inks
Robert Crumb (signed)
Letters
Robert Crumb (signed)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Have you seen 'um lately?
Genre
humor
Characters
Mr. Natural; Asper Oggus
Reprints
Keywords
adult

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 33)

Mr. Natural / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I am the greatest!
Genre
humor; satire-parody
Characters
Mr. Natural; Snoid
Synopsis
Members of the Cult of Mr. Natural get into a street fight with members of The Cult of the Snoid.
Reprints
Keywords
adult

On the Bum Again, part two (Table of Contents: 34)

Mr. Natural / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Robert Crumb (signed)
Pencils
Robert Crumb (signed)
Inks
Robert Crumb (signed)
Letters
Robert Crumb (signed)

Genre
humor
Characters
Mr. Natural; Salty-Dog Sam; Big Baby; The Guard
Synopsis
Mr. Natural, imprisoned, manages to break out with Salty Dog Sam and Big Baby.
Reprints
Keywords
adult

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

Projunior / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Robert Crumb (signed as R. "Mr. Keep On Truckin'" Crumb)
Pencils
Robert Crumb (signed as R. "Mr. Keep On Truckin'" Crumb)
Inks
Robert Crumb (signed as R. "Mr. Keep On Truckin'" Crumb)
Letters
Robert Crumb (signed as R. "Mr. Keep On Truckin'" Crumb)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Projunior, our welfare's been cut again!!!
Genre
humor; satire-parody
Characters
Projunior; Honeybunch Kaminski; Shoestore Boss; Madame; Sally; Lady
Reprints
Keywords
adult

Hef's Pad (Table of Contents: 36)

Joey Tissue as "Hef" / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Jay Lynch; Skip Williamson; Robert Crumb (signed)
Pencils
Jay Lynch; Skip Williamson; Robert Crumb (signed)
Inks
Jay Lynch; Skip Williamson; Robert Crumb (signed)
Letters
Jay Lynch; Skip Williamson; Robert Crumb (signed)

Genre
humor; satire-parody
Characters
Pat; Mr. Natural; Snappy Sammy Smoot; Peter Max; Nard; Ragtime Billy; Hugh Hefner [Joey Tissue]
Reprints

Goes Surfin'! (Table of Contents: 37)

Salty Dog Sam / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Robert Crumb (signed)
Pencils
Robert Crumb (signed)
Inks
Robert Crumb (signed)
Letters
Robert Crumb (signed)

Genre
humor
Characters
Salty Dog Sam; Surfer #1; Surfer #2; Girl #1; Girl #2
Synopsis
Salty Dog Sam wants to go surfing. Another one of Crumb's questionable comics, to put it mildly.
Reprints
Keywords
adult

[Zap #7 mini comix cover] (Table of Contents: 38)

Robert Crumb / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Robert Crumb (signed)
Inks
Robert Crumb (signed)
Letters
Robert Crumb (signed)

Genre
humor; satire-parody
Characters
Robert Crumb; Bigfoot; Big Baby; Snoid
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Cover to the mini-comic published by Gary Arlington. Not to be confused with Zap Comix #7 (Print Mint, 1974). The price on the cover is seven cents. The drawing shows Crumb standing alongside two female Bigfeet.

[Nostalgia Press Book Service catalog cover] (Table of Contents: 39)

illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Robert Crumb
Inks
Robert Crumb
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

From Spring 1972. The catalog cover comprises of a series of tiny drawings arranged in a rectangle surrounding the ad type. Some of the icons depicted include Harpo and Groucho Marx, Popeye, Charlie Chan, a Planet Comics cover, Clark Gable, Donald Duck, a Weird Tales comics cover, Marilyn Monroe, a Lucky Strike cigarette pack, Humphrey Bogart, FDR and Myrna Loy.

The Confessions of R. Crumb (Table of Contents: 40)

Robert Crumb / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor; satire-parody
Characters
Robert Crumb; Gummo; Mommy #1; Mommy #2
Synopsis
Crumb sends up right wing patriotism and then is kicked out by a long lost Marx brother. He then changes into a fetus and is born again.
Reprints
Keywords
adult

The R. Crumb $uck$e$$ Story (Table of Contents: 41)

Robert Crumb / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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

Genre
satire-parody; humor
Characters
Robert Crumb; Miss MacIntyre; Wu Chung-Hua
Reprints
Keywords
adult

Fritz the Cat "Superstar" (Table of Contents: 42)

Fritz the Cat / comic story / 15 pages (report information)

Script
Robert Crumb (signed)
Pencils
Robert Crumb (signed)
Inks
Robert Crumb (signed)
Letters
Robert Crumb (signed)

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; satire-parody
Characters
Fritz the Cat; Abigail; Bruno Bear; Stevie; Ralphy; Johnny Giraffe; Andrea Ostrich
Synopsis
The death of Fritz the Cat.
Reprints
Keywords
adult

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 43)

blank page(s) / 2 pages (report information)


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 44) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 2 pages (report information)

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Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["Ha ha ha... stoopid @*MW!! female... what a royal pain in the ass.. lemme outa here!"]
    Fritz the Cat
  2. 1. The Complete Crumb volume 8- The Death of Fritz the Cat
  3. 2. Introduction
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
  5. 4. Stinko's New Car
    Stinko the Clown
  6. 5. Maryjane
    Maryjane
  7. 6. Backwater Blues
    Angelfood McDevilsfood
  8. 7. Whiteman Meets Bigfoot
    Whiteman
  9. 8. Let's Be Realistic Comics
  10. 9. Kumquat Jam
  11. 10. Perdido, Part One
    Projunior
  12. 11. Perdido, Part Two
    Projunior
  13. 12. Jumpin' Jack Flash!
    Gary Arlington's Thrilling Murder Comics
  14. 13. [Nostalgic Books catalog cover]
  15. 14. ["The fact of the matter is, I know they're trying to get me because I bring you the TRUTH!"]
    Robert Crumb
  16. 15. Eggs Escapes
    Eggs Ackley
  17. 16. A Gurl
  18. 17. Anal Antics
    Snoid
  19. 18. ["He who shits on the road will meet flies on his return"]
  20. 19. ["It's back to nature with..."]
  21. 20. The Desperate Character Writhes Again!
    The Desperate Character
  22. 21. Little Guys Fight it Out With Big Women!
    Eggs Ackley
  23. 22. ["Don't mean sheeit..."]
    Mr. Natural
  24. 23. ["Here they come!! It's your favorite comic characters, Mr. Natural and Flakey Foont"]
    Mr. Natural
  25. 24. ["I...I...guess I just don't...er...didn't have enough respect for women..."]
  26. 25. [A Comic for the Broad Masses!]
  27. 26. And Now, A Word to You Feminist Women
    Robert Crumb
  28. 27. Sally Blubberbutt
    Sally Blubberbutt
  29. 28. Mr. Natural Does the Dishes
    Mr. Natural
  30. 29. A Gurl in Hotpants
    Mr. Natural
  31. 30. Sittin' Around the Kitchen Table
    Mr. Natural and Flakey Foont
  32. 31. The Girlfriend
    Mr. Natural
  33. 32. ["Have you seen 'um lately?"]
    Mr. Natural
  34. 33. ["I am the greatest!"]
    Mr. Natural
  35. 34. On the Bum Again, part two
    Mr. Natural
  36. 35. ["Projunior, our welfare's been cut again!!!"]
    Projunior
  37. 36. Hef's Pad
    Joey Tissue as "Hef"
  38. 37. Goes Surfin'!
    Salty Dog Sam
  39. 38. [Zap #7 mini comix cover]
    Robert Crumb
  40. 39. [Nostalgia Press Book Service catalog cover]
  41. 40. The Confessions of R. Crumb
    Robert Crumb
  42. 41. The R. Crumb $uck$e$$ Story
    Robert Crumb
  43. 42. Fritz the Cat "Superstar"
    Fritz the Cat
  44. 43. [no title indexed]
  45. 44. [no title indexed]
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