Cheeseface

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Cheeseface on the cover of National Lampoon.

Cheeseface 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,[1] showed a 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.[2][3]

In early 1976, Cheeseface was tragically shot on the farm where he lived by an unnamed hunter. As of 2019, the identity and motivation of the assailant remain unknown[4][5] although the owners of Cheeseface named a specific individual in a lawsuit in 1976.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "National Lampoon Issue #34 - Death". Archived from the original on 20 July 2008. Retrieved 4 August 2016.
  2. ^ "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.
  3. ^ "ASME's Top 40 Magazine Covers of the Last 40 Years". American Society of Magazine Editors. Retrieved 15 May 2015.
  4. ^ Karp, Josh. A Futile and Stupid Gesture: How Doug Kenney and National Lampoon Changed Comedy Forever ISBN 1-55652-602-4 (2006), p. 264
  5. ^ "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.
  6. ^ Who Shot Mr. Cheeseface? The Vermont Demise of a Famous Mutt by Dan Boles, Seven Days 28 November 2018