Cheeseface

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Mr. Cheeseface
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Cheeseface on the cover of National Lampoon
SpeciesDog
Born1968/1969
Died1976 (aged 7-8)
East Charleston, Vermont, U.S.
Cause of deathShot by a hunter
Known forAppearing on a 1973 cover of National Lampoon magazine
OwnerJimmy De Pierro
Offspring8

Cheeseface (1968/1969 – 1976[1]) was a dog who featured on the famous "Death" Issue of the National Lampoon magazine, released January 1973. The cover, photographed by Ronald G. Harris,[2] showed the dog with a gun pointed to his head, and the caption "If You Don't Buy This Magazine, We'll Kill This Dog". The cover was voted #7 in the Top 40 Magazine Covers of the Last 40 Years by the American Society of Magazine Editors.[3][4]

In early 1976, Cheeseface was shot on the farm where he lived with his owner, Jimmy De Pierro, in East Charleston, Vermont by an unnamed hunter. As of 2020, the identity and motivation of the assailant remain unknown[5][6] although the owners of Cheeseface named David Bradshaw in a lawsuit in 1976.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Bolles, Dan. "Who Shot Mr. Cheeseface? The Vermont Demise of a Famous Mutt". Seven Days. Retrieved 2020-09-25.
  2. ^ "National Lampoon Issue #34 - Death". Archived from the original on 20 July 2008. Retrieved 4 August 2016.
  3. ^ "American Society of Magazine Editors Unveils Top 40 Magazine Covers of the Last 40 Years". Fajardo, Puerto Rico: American Society of Magazine Editors. 17 October 2005. Archived from the original on 23 January 2009.
  4. ^ "ASME's Top 40 Magazine Covers of the Last 40 Years". American Society of Magazine Editors. Archived from the original on 4 November 2018. Retrieved 15 May 2015.
  5. ^ Karp, Josh. A Futile and Stupid Gesture: How Doug Kenney and National Lampoon Changed Comedy Forever ISBN 1-55652-602-4 (2006), p. 264
  6. ^ "Josh Karp - A Futile and Stupid Gesture: How Doug Kenney and National Lampoon Changed Comedy Forever - Deuce of Clubs Book Club". Retrieved 4 August 2016.