|Born||1945 (age 71–72)
|Area(s)||Artist, Writer, Animator|
|Pseudonym(s)||Overland Vegetable Stagecoach (with Dave Sheridan)|
|Mother's Oats Comix
Fred Schrier (born 1945 in Ohio) is an artist, writer, and animator, best known as partner to the underground comic book artist Dave Sheridan. Together, using the name "Overland Vegetable Stagecoach," they worked on Mother's Oats Funnies, published by Rip Off Press from 1970–1976.
Schrier's work was also featured in Meef Comix (Print Mint) and The Balloon Vendor (Rip Off Press), and the anti-Nixon comics pamphlets Silent Majority Comics and Uncle Sam Takes LSD (both published by Rip Off Press). Schrier's solo appeared in Slow Death Funnies #1 (with J. Osborne and Gilbert Shelton), published by Last Gasp, Skull Comics #1 (Rip Off Press), and Yellow Dog #19, published in 1971 by The Print Mint.
Schrier has also been an illustrator of children's books such as Let's Jump!, written by Donna Lugg Pape and published by Houghton Mifflin, "Amazing Science Tricks" (published in Boys' Life), and has been the animator for the Cleveland Indians stadium scoreboard,. winning him a "thanks" credit in the 1994 motion picture Major League II.
- Silent Majority Comics (Rip Off Press, 1970) — photocopied minicomic
- Uncle Sam Takes LSD (Rip Off Press, 1972) — photocopied minicomic
Overland Vegetable Stagecoach
- Mother's Oats Comix #1 (Rip Off Press, 1969)
- Mother's Oats Comix #2 (Rip Off Press, 1970)
- Mindwarp: An Anthology by Sheridan & Schrier (And/Or Press, 1975)
- Mother's Oats Comix #3 (Rip Off Press, 1976)
- Slow Death Funnies #1 (Last Gasp, 1970) — with Sheridan, Jim Osborne, Gilbert Shelton, and others
- Skull Comics #1 (Rip Off Press 1970) — with Dave Sheridan, Greg Irons, Jack Jackson and Rory Hayes
- Hydrogen Bomb and Biochemical Warfare Funnies (Rip Off Press, 1970)
- Yellow Dog #19 (Print Mint, 1971)
- The Rip Off Review of Western Culture (Rip Off Press, 1972)
- The Balloon Vendor (Rip Off Press, 1971) — with Sheridan
- Meef Comix #1 (Print Mint,1972)
- Meef Comix #2 (Print Mint, 1973)
- Rip Off Comix #3 (Rip Off Press, Mar. 1978)
Children's books & stories
- (with writer Donna Lugg Pape) Let's Jump! (Houghton Mifflin, 1991) — part of the Read Alone Books series Wild Animals, Come Out!
- "Amazing Science Tricks" (Boy's Life, April 2004)
- Fox, M. Steven. "Mother's Oats Comix - 1969-1977 / Rip Off Press," ComixJoint. Accessed Oct. 12. 2016.
- Obituary/Tribute of Dave Sheridan by Fred Schrier in Changeling Times issue #6
- Internet Movie Database
- The Underground Comix Family Album by Malcolm Whyte (with photographs by Clay Geerdes and foreword by Will Eisner) Word Play Publications, 1998.
- Notes from the Underground by Jay Kinney (1986)