(1973)

Kitchen Sink Press, 1972 Series
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Price
0.75 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
?
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Krupp Comic Works
Brand
Kitchen Sink Enterprises
ISBN
?
Color
Color Covers, Black and white Interiors (#2-7); Full Color (8)
Dimensions
6.62" x 8.87" (16.81 cm x 22.52 cm) - (#2-7); Standard Modern Age US (7.12" x 10.18" (18.08 cm x 25.85 cm)- (#8)
Paper Stock
Newsprint
Binding
Saddle-Stitched
Publishing Format
Was Ongoing Series

Issue Notes

As indicated by the cover, this entire comic mimics Mad to a degree, using the format and running jokes of the early issues within strips drawn by underground cartoonists parodying each others' characters.

The indicia notes this is published in conjunction with the Bijou Publishing Empire, Inc. The price increased over the years. There were at least two printings at 75c, with the second print subsequently re-stickered at $1.


[Tales Calculated to Sell You...] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Harvey Kurtzman
Inks
Harvey Kurtzman
Colors
Harvey Kurtzman ?
Letters
Harvey Kurtzman

Reprints

Um Tut Smuth? (Table of Contents: 1)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
Jay Lynch ?
Letters
Typeset

Synopsis
An editorial saying no more issues of Bijou will appear if a Supreme Court ruling permitting local communities to define standards of obscenity is not repealed. The ruling has impacted on several comic creators since 1973.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

The editorial is signed 'The Editors of Bijou Funnies'

Geek Brothers! (Table of Contents: 2)

comic story / 2.9 pages (report information)

Script
Jay Lynch
Pencils
Jay Lynch
Inks
Jay Lynch
Colors
Jay Lynch ?
Letters
Jay Lynch

Genre
humor
Characters
Chicken Fat Freddy; Itinerant Irving; Phunnyass; Oat Willie; Landlady; Wonder Warthog; Chicken Fat Freddy's Pet; Oko Yunu; Linda Yeastman
Synopsis
Some of the Geek Brothers move onwards and upwards.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

This parodies Gilbert Shelton's Fabulous Furry Freak Brothers.

Chicken Fat Freddy's Pet (Table of Contents: 3)

comic story / 0.1 page (report information)

Script
Jay Lynch
Pencils
Jay Lynch
Inks
Jay Lynch
Colors
Jay Lynch ?
Letters
Jay Lynch

Genre
humor
Characters
Chicken Fat Freddy's Pet; Snoopy
Reprints

Indexer Notes

This parodies a Peanuts strip, and occupies the bottom tenth of the second page of the Geek Brothers story.

Snazzy Melvin Snoot (Table of Contents: 4)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
Bill Stout
Pencils
Bill Stout
Inks
Bill Stout
Colors
Bill Stout ?
Letters
Bill Stout

Genre
humor
Characters
Snazzy Melvin Snoot; Geezer; Ragweed Willy; Dick Tracy
Synopsis
Melvin is mugged and his life goes downhill from there.

Indexer Notes

This parodies Skip Williamson's Snappy Sammy Smoot.

Melvin Natural (Table of Contents: 5)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
Skip Williamson
Pencils
Skip Williamson
Inks
Skip Williamson
Colors
Skip Williamson ?
Letters
Skip Williamson

Genre
humor
Characters
Funky Feet; Melvin Natural; Daddy Natural
Synopsis
When is Funky Feet going to wise up and stop being dumped on by Melvin Natural?
Reprints

Indexer Notes

This parodies R. Crumb's Mr Natural.

Hungry Irving Biscuits (Table of Contents: 6)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
Denis Kitchen
Pencils
Denis Kitchen
Inks
Denis Kitchen
Colors
Denis Kitchen ?
Letters
Denis Kitchen

Genre
humor
Characters
Hungry Irving; Eddie Seltzerbugs; Elaine
Synopsis
Hungry Irving is sick of his image and demands a makeover.

Indexer Notes

Kitchen is satirizing Daniel Clyne's Hungry Chuck Biscuits

Melvin Wizard! (Table of Contents: 7)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
Pat Daley [as Dale]
Pencils
Pat Daley [as Dale]
Inks
Pat Daley [as Dale]
Colors
Pat Daley [as Dale] ?
Letters
Pat Daley [as Dale]

Genre
humor
Characters
Melvin Wizard; Lizard; Pogo
Synopsis
What's really under the wizard's hat?

Indexer Notes

This parodies Vaughn Bodé's Cheech Wizard.

Pard 'N' Nat (Table of Contents: 8)

Pard 'N' Nat / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Robert Crumb [as Arzy Crumbzy] (signed)
Pencils
Robert Crumb [as Arzy Crumbzy] (signed)
Inks
Robert Crumb [as Arzy Crumbzy] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Robert Crumb [as Arzy Crumbzy] (signed)

Genre
humor
Characters
Pard; Nat
Synopsis
Pard and Nat fall out.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

This parodies Jay Lynch's Nard 'n' Pat

Inside Dopes (Table of Contents: 9)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
Bill Griffith
Pencils
Bill Griffith
Inks
Bill Griffith
Colors
Bill Griffith ?
Letters
Bill Griffith

Genre
humor
Characters
Dim Kitsch; Geldo; Uncle Ted; Melvin; Clown; Hooligan Hare; Yolanda Nussman
Synopsis
The improbability of Kim Deitch's plots is satirised.

Bufo Boffo (Table of Contents: 10)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
Kim Deitch [as Melvin Griffith]
Pencils
Kim Deitch [as Melvin Griffith]
Inks
Kim Deitch [as Melvin Griffith]
Colors
Kim Deitch [as Melvin Griffith] ?
Letters
Kim Deitch [as Melvin Griffith]

Genre
humor
Characters
Toady; Hi-Jacker; Hans Keesler; Pinheads
Synopsis
Toady is kidnapped and forced to create art.

Indexer Notes

This parodies Bill Griffith's Mr The Toad and Zippy.

Checkered Cherub (Table of Contents: 11)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
Justin Green [as J. Considine Green]
Pencils
Justin Green [as J. Considine Green]
Inks
Justin Green [as J. Considine Green]
Colors
Justin Green [as J. Considine Green] ?
Letters
Justin Green [as J. Considine Green]

Genre
humor
Characters
The Checkered Cherub; Mick Jagger
Synopsis
The Checkered Cherub searches out those who deserve a good, swift death.

Indexer Notes

This parodies S. Clay Wilson's Checkered Demon.

A Case Of Outlined Lettering (Table of Contents: 12)

The Wiper / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
Willy Murphy [as Skeetee Grunt]
Pencils
Willy Murphy [as Skeetee Grunt]
Inks
Willy Murphy [as Skeetee Grunt]
Colors
Willy Murphy [as Skeetee Grunt] ?
Letters
Willy Murphy [as Skeetee Grunt]

Genre
humor
Characters
The Wiper; Grunt; Melvin
Synopsis
The Viper would be more effective if only he could control his cleaning compulsion.

Indexer Notes

This parodies Art Spiegelman's Ace Hole, Midget Detective.

Mashman Meets Spleen Queen (Table of Contents: 13)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Jay Kinney [as Spam and Teena]
Pencils
Jay Kinney [as Spam and Teena]
Inks
Jay Kinney [as Spam and Teena]
Colors
Jay Kinney [as Spam and Teena] ?
Letters
Jay Kinney [as Spam and Teena]

Genre
humor
Characters
Mashman; Spleen Queen
Synopsis
It's almost a date for Mashman and Spleen Queen.

Indexer Notes

This parodies Spain's Trashman and a Trina Robbins character. One page is in color, one page in black on yellow.

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

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Ralph Reese
Inks
Ralph Reese
Colors
Ralph Reese ?
Letters
Ralph Reese

Genre
humor
Synopsis
A parody of the famous EC ad naming the assorted Mad imitations, using numerous titles of other underground comics in the text, and incorporating nine logos.
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [Tales Calculated to Sell You...]
  2. 1. Um Tut Smuth?
  3. 2. Geek Brothers!
  4. 3. Chicken Fat Freddy's Pet
  5. 4. Snazzy Melvin Snoot
  6. 5. Melvin Natural
  7. 6. Hungry Irving Biscuits
  8. 7. Melvin Wizard!
  9. 8. Pard 'N' Nat
    Pard 'N' Nat
  10. 9. Inside Dopes
  11. 10. Bufo Boffo
  12. 11. Checkered Cherub
  13. 12. A Case Of Outlined Lettering
    The Wiper
  14. 13. Mashman Meets Spleen Queen
  15. 14. [no title indexed]
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