FEDS N HEADS 4th Gilbert Shelton Wonder Wart-Hog Fabulous Furry Freak Brothers Dope Drugs Sex Psychedelic Underground *

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By Gilbert Shelton

Publisher: Print Mint

My favorite Superhero & mentor


VERY GOOD+/-FINE CONDITION, with the usual softness, some cover dinge, surface wear & slight rubbing to covers from age & book being handled, read and stored. Tiny tear midpoint right edge of front cover

IMPORTANT NOTE: This comix has a hole drilled at top right corner. We do not consider this a fault but more in the nature of PROVENANCE (from the French provenir, "to come from"), is the chronology of the ownership, custody or location of a historical object.

Most Underground Comix were sold at the time in "Head Shops" which you can imagine catered to tourists and malingerers (idler, layabout, loafer) & Street Freeks. They would "browse" and read these comix, often damaging them and usually not buy any afterall. So to reduce theft aka "Liberating" and wear and tear shop owners would often drill a display copy and hang them with chains. This "mark" now denotes a copy as being an original copy once proudly displayed in some long gone now forgotten Hippie Hangout. It is more remarkable to find these copies in not distressed condition.

Please refer to scanned images- they are accurate and have not been edited or corrected and, as always, are worth at least a thousand words.

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Gilbert Shelton (born May 31, 1940) is an American cartoonist and underground comix artist. He is the creator of The Fabulous Furry Freak Brothers, Fat Freddy's Cat, Wonder Wart-Hog, Philbert Desanex, and Not Quite Dead. He later did the cover art to The Grateful Dead's 1978 album, Shakedown Street.

After a strip named Feds 'n' Heads (published by Print Mint), Gilbert created his most famous strip, The Fabulous Furry Freak Brothers in 1968, and a spin-off strip, Fat Freddy's Cat in 1969, when he also co-founded Rip Off Press.

Wonder Wart-Hog (the Hog of Steel) is an underground comic book character, a porcine parody of Superman, created by Gilbert Shelton and Tony Bell.

His secret identity is the mild-mannered reporter Philbert Desanex. (Occasionally, however, Shelton has depicted Wonder Wart-Hog and Desanex as two distinct individuals, with WW-H able to reside inside the reporter's body.)

The idea for Wonder Wart-Hog came to Gilbert Shelton in 1961, while he was living in New York. The following year, Shelton moved back to Texas to enroll in graduate school and get student deferment from the draft. He then collaborated with Tony Bell. The first two Wonder Wart-Hog stories appeared in Bacchanal, a short-lived college humor magazine, in the spring of 1962. Shelton then became editor of The Texas Ranger and published more Wonder Wart-Hog stories (but his first art in Texas Ranger was printed in the February 1959 issue).

Shelton moved to San Francisco in the late 1960s, and founded Rip Off Press with four friends from Texas (fellow UG cartoonist Jack Jackson, Fred Todd, and Dave Moriaty) in 1969. In 1976, Rip Off Press was located at 1250 17th Street at the foot of Potrero Hill in San Francisco, CA. A group of ex-Texans had migrated to the Haight-Ashbury in the 70's. Gilbert Shelton later moved to Paris, France. Fellow Underground Comix artist pioneer Robert Crumb also lives in France with his wife (but they do not live near Paris). [wiki]



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