Knockabout Comics

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Knockabout Comics
Industry Publishing
Founded 1975
Founder Tony Bennett
Carol Bennett
Headquarters London, United Kingdom
Products Comics
Website Official website

Knockabout Comics is a UK publisher and distributor of underground and alternative books and comics.


Knockabout grew out of Hassle Free Press, the UK publisher of Gilbert Shelton's Freak Brothers and Fat Freddy's Cat titles as well as British work from creators such as Hunt Emerson and Bryan Talbot and importer and distributor of underground comics. They have published works by Robert Crumb, My Troubles With Women, R. Crumb Draws the Blues, R. Crumb's America. In the 1980s 14 issues of the eponymous Knockabout anthologies were produced.

Knockabout has frequently suffered from prosecutions from UK customs, who have seized work by creators such as Robert Crumb and Melinda Gebbie claiming it to be obscene.[1][2]

They currently have a diverse catalogue of titles and, with Top Shelf, have co-published volume three of Alan Moore and Kevin O'Neill's The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, whose previous installments were published by Wildstorm, Vertigo and America's Best Comics, all of which are imprints of DC Comics.


Titles published include:



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