Chris and Reggie’s Cosmic Treadmill

Weird Comics History, Episode 13: Underground Comix, Part Two

May 31, 2017

This week Chris (@AceComics) and Reggie (@reggiereggie) fire up their lava lamps and visit the 1960s and 70s in part two of a history of Underground Comix! This biography-heavy episode details the careers and impact of such Comix luminaries as Robert Crumb, art spiegelman, and Trina Robbins--and many more! We also trace the rise and fall of the scene and talk about a particular Underground Comic that was published by Marvel! Join us as we journey to a work of plasticine porters and looking-glass ties--and really weird comic books!




A History of Underground Comix by James Estren, Ronin Publishing, 1974

Comic Book Creator #5,
Spring 2014, "The Comix Book Life of Denis Kitchen" pg. 34-79



The Best of Comix Book by James Vance and Denis Kitchen, Kitchen Sink Books, 2013

Amazing Underground Comix Resource


Excerpt from Arena: The Confessions of Robert Crumb, British Broadcasting Corporation, 1987

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