Weirdo (comics)

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Weirdo #1, art by Robert Crumb.
Publication information
PublisherLast Gasp
FormatOngoing series
Publication dateMarch 19811993
No. of issues28
Editor(s)Robert Crumb
Peter Bagge
Aline Kominsky-Crumb

Weirdo was a magazine-sized comics anthology created by Robert Crumb and published by Last Gasp (publisher) from 1981 to 1993.

Weirdo served as a "low art" counterpoint to its contemporary highbrow Raw. Early issues of Weirdo reflect Crumb's interests at the time – outsider art, fumetti, Church of the SubGenius-type anti-propaganda and assorted "weirdness". It also introduced artists such as Peter Bagge, Dori Seda and Dennis (Stickboy) Worden.

With issue #10, Crumb later handed over the editing reins to Bagge; with issue #18, the reins went to Crumb's wife, cartoonist Aline Kominsky-Crumb (except for issue #25, which was again edited by Bagge). The three editorial tenures were known respectively as "Personal Confessions", the "Coming of the Bad Boys", and the "Twisted Sisters".[1]

Weirdo's final issue, #28, an internationally themed 68-page giant titled Verre D'eau (in French, "glass of water"), was published in 1993.[2]

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  1. ^ Weirdo page at Last Gasp website. Archived 2010-01-06 at the Wayback Machine Accessed Dec. 14, 2008.
  2. ^ ISBN 0-86719-219-4


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