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Weird Comics History, Episode 14: Underground Comix, Part Three

Weird Comics History, Episode 14: Underground Comix, Part Three

June 1, 2017

Chris (@AceComics) and Reggie (@reggiereggie) take you through the post-Underground years of Underground Comix, when things got even weirder! We follow the trajectories of Aline Kominsky-Crumb and Harvey Pekar, with some brief detours for Peter Bagge, Wendy and Richard Pini, and others! After some philosophizing about what "Underground Comix" means, our weird historians dive into some seminal black & white comic books, including a particular one about anthropomorphic turtles that changed the comics industry forever. All this...and David Letterman?

Harvey Pekar on Late Night with David Letterman 7/31/87

The Aline Kominsky-Crumb Interview, The Comics Journal #139 (December 1990)

"I Felt Like I Didn't Have a Baby But at Least I'd Have a Book": A Diane Noomin Interview, The Comics Journal

Harvey Pekar: Conversations, edited by Michael G. Rhode, University Press of Mississippi, 2008

And lots of autobiographical comics

TAGS: Comic books, comics history, Aline Kominsky-Crumb, Robert Crumb, Harvey Pekar, Peter Bagge, Dave Sim, Wendy and Richard Pini, Kevin Eastman, Peter Laird, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, comics speculation, underground comix

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