Inside Woody Allen

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Inside Woody Allen
Panel from Inside Woody Allen
Author(s)Stuart Hample
Current status/scheduleFinished
Launch dateOctober 4, 1976
End dateApril 8, 1984
Publisher(s)King Features
Genre(s)Gag-a-day, Celebrity comics

Inside Woody Allen is an American gag-a-day celebrity comics comic strip about the comedian and filmmaker Woody Allen. Drawn by Stuart Hample, the strip ran from October 4, 1976, to April 8, 1984.[1]

The strip's first year was credited to a pseudonym, Joe Marthen. Hample's name appeared on the strip starting September 19, 1977.[1]

Characters and story[edit]

The strip was based on Allen's comedic persona and focused on his neuroses, angst, sexual frustration and frequent psychiatric treatment.[2]

Writers for the strip included David Weinberger.[2]

Collected editions[edit]

A collection of some strips was published in 1978 as Non-Being and Somethingness: Selections from the Comic Strip Inside Woody Allen (ISBN 0-394-73590-0) and features an introduction by Buckminster Fuller. Another volume, Dread and Superficiality: Woody Allen as Comic Strip was published in 2009 (ISBN 0810957426).

Stuart Hample's Inside Woody Allen (January 27, 1980).

In Annie Hall[edit]

Allen's 1977 film Annie Hall contains animated scenes based on Hample's artwork, though the actual animation was done by Chris Ishii. [3] [4]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b Holtz, Allan (2012). American Newspaper Comics: An Encyclopedic Reference Guide. Ann Arbor: The University of Michigan Press. p. 204. ISBN 9780472117567.
  2. ^ a b Hample, Stuart (October 19, 2009). "How I turned Woody Allen into a comic strip". The Guardian.
  3. ^ "Stuart Hample". Retrieved March 25, 2021.
  4. ^ "Chris Ishii". Retrieved March 27, 2021.