American wit and humor, Pictorial

The Fat Freddy's Cat Omnibus

Author: Gilbert Shelton

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780861661619

Category: American wit and humor, Pictorial

Page: 368

View: 3908

Fat Freddy's Cat began life as a footnote strip to the Freak Brothers and later appeared in many comics of his own. He is often to be found sleeping on the unfortunate Fat Freddy's head. His constant battles with the never-ending army of roaches out for world domination drive him to distraction, as does Fat Freddy's never-ending failure to feed him or empty his kitty litter box. This cat has variously gone travelling to Mexico, saved the world from alien invasion and worked as a government agent in Washington trying to save the world from the 'hee hee hee' drug.
Fabulous Furry Freak Brothers (Fictitious characters)

Fifty Freakin' Years of the Fabulous Furry Freak Brothers

Author: Gilbert Shelton

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780861662616

Category: Fabulous Furry Freak Brothers (Fictitious characters)

Page: 64

View: 6846

"It is 50 years since the world's best-loved and best-known underground comic characters first appeared in The Rag in Austin Texas. Now published in 16 languages and with global sales of over 40 million copies. This souvenir extravaganza contains brand new strips including: Phineas Becomes a Suicide Bomber, Franklin Got His Gun and Fat Freddy Gets Religion. Gilbert Shelton has written a 6,000 word autobiography/history/anecdote-filled account of those Fifty years. Also [includes] a gallery of Freak Brothers parody strips by celebrated underground cartoonists from around the World, illustrations, posters, album covers, merchandise and lots and lots and lots more."--Supplied by publisher.

Freak Brothers

Author: Gilbert Shelton

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780861661039


Page: 32

View: 9142

Comics & Graphic Novels

Dave Sheridan

Life with Dealer McDope, the Leather Nun, and the Fabulous Furry Freak Brothers

Author: Dave Sheridan

Publisher: Fantagraphics Books

ISBN: 168396120X

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 276

View: 7517

Dave Sheridan collects the best of the legendary underground cartoonist's tripped-out comic strip hilarity. It includes Sheridan's solo comics, many reprinted for the very first time, and his collaborations with Fred Schrier and Gilbert Shelton (who writes the foreword), along with his record covers, beer labels, and advertisements for more...cough, products.

The Best of Wonder Wart-Hog

Author: Gilbert Shelton

Publisher: Fanfare

ISBN: 9780861661855

Category: Shapeshifting

Page: 464

View: 3182

Gilbert Shelton is the creator of the multi-million selling Freak Brothers and Fat Freddy's Cat. Wonder Wart-Hog was his earliest creation and probably still his favourite. The character has appeared over the years in publications varying from Drag Cartoons to Zap Comix as well as several comics of his own. There is even a Wonder Wart-Hog motocross team!
Comics & Graphic Novels

The Book of Mr. Natural

Author: R. Crumb

Publisher: Fantagraphics Books

ISBN: 9781606993521

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 126

View: 6770

A vintage collection starring the white-bearded, diminutive sage-cum-charlatan, Mr. Natural, ranges from the charming, free-wheeling early '70s stories to the disturbing, controversial '90s stories, including the entire "Mr. Natural and Devil Girl" epic. Originally released in paperback.


A Cultural History of Alcohol

Author: Iain Gately

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781440631269

Category: Cooking

Page: 560

View: 4261

A spirited look at the history of alcohol, from the dawn of civilization to the modern day Alcohol is a fundamental part of Western culture. We have been drinking as long as we have been human, and for better or worse, alcohol has shaped our civilization. Drink investigates the history of this Jekyll and Hyde of fluids, tracing mankind's love/hate relationship with alcohol from ancient Egypt to the present day. Drink further documents the contribution of alcohol to the birth and growth of the United States, taking in the War of Independence, the Pennsylvania Whiskey revolt, the slave trade, and the failed experiment of national Prohibition. Finally, it provides a history of the world's most famous drinks-and the world's most famous drinkers. Packed with trivia and colorful characters, Drink amounts to an intoxicating history of the world.
Comics & Graphic Novels

Megg & Mogg in Amsterdam

And Other Stories

Author: Simon Hanselmann

Publisher: Fantagraphics Books

ISBN: 160699879X

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 160

View: 352

Megg the witch, Mogg the cat, their friend Owl, and Werewolf Jones struggle unsuccessfully with their depression, drug use, sexuality, poverty, lack of ambition, and their complex feelings about each other. It’s a laff riot! Megg and Mogg decide to take a trip to Amsterdam for some quality couple time, although the trip gets off to a rocky start when they forget their antidepressants. They need Owl to come and help them save their relationship. But why does he have a suitcase full of glass dildos? And what will they do when they realize that the housesitting Werewolf Jones has turned their apartment into a “f#@k zone”? Megg & Mogg in Amsterdam collects all of Simon Hanselmann’s contributions to, the Ignatz Award-nominated short story “St. Owl’s Bay,” and other surprises that will add additional color and background for fans of Megahex.

A Modern Utopia

Author: H G Wells

Publisher: ePenguin


Category: Fiction

Page: 281

View: 7709

While walking in the Swiss Alps, two English travellers fall into a space-warp, and suddenly find themselves in another world. In many ways the same as our own - even down to the characters that inhabit it - this new planet is still somehow radically different, for the two walkers are now upon a Utopian Earth controlled by a single World Government. Here, as they soon learn, all share a common language, there is sexual, economic and racial equality, and society is ruled by socialist ideals enforced by an austere, voluntary elite: the 'Samurai'. But what will the Utopians make of these new visitors from a less perfect world?
Musical fiction

The Nebuly Coat

Author: John Meade Falkner

Publisher: N.A


Category: Musical fiction

Page: 372

View: 526


Jude the Obscure

Author: Thomas Hardy

Publisher: N.A


Category: Adultery

Page: 488

View: 5114


Schrodinger's Cat Trilogy

The Universe Next Door, The Trick Top Hat, & The Homing Pigeons

Author: Robert A. Wilson

Publisher: Dell

ISBN: 0307573931

Category: Fiction

Page: 560

View: 2881

The sequel to the cult classic The Illuminatus! Trilogy, this is an epic fantasy that offers a twisted look at our modern-day world--a reality that exists in another dimension of time and space that may be closer than we think.
Underground comic books, strips, etc

Alternative Comics

An Emerging Literature

Author: Charles Hatfield

Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi

ISBN: 9781604735871

Category: Underground comic books, strips, etc

Page: 182

View: 6962

In the 1980s, a sea change occurred in comics. Fueled by Art Spiegel- man and Franoise Mouly's avant-garde anthology Raw and the launch of the Love Rockets series by Gilbert, Jaime, and Mario Hernandez, the decade saw a deluge of comics that were more autobiographical, emotionally realistic, and experimental than anything seen before. These alternative comics were not the scatological satires of the 1960s underground, nor were they brightly colored newspaper strips or superhero comic books. In Alternative Comics: An Emerging Literature, Charles Hatfield establishes the parameters of alternative comics by closely examining long-form comics, in particular the graphic novel. He argues that these are fundamentally a literary form and offers an extensive critical study of them both as a literary genre and as a cultural phenomenon. Combining sharp-eyed readings and illustrations from particular texts with a larger understanding of the comics as an art form, this book discusses the development of specific genres, such as autobiography and history. Alternative Comics analyzes such seminal works as Spiegelman's Maus, Gilbert Hernandez's Palomar: The Heartbreak Soup Stories, and Justin Green's Binky Brown Meets the Holy Virgin Mary.

East of Midnight

Author: Tanith Lee

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1473206251

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

View: 8615

Dekteon is a slave on the run, exhausted, beaten, pursued by his master's dogs. When the eerie horse and cart appear through the trees, and its hooded driver offers him shelter, he has no choice but to accept. But as the cart rolls slowly through the mist, Dekteon becomes uneasy. Who would want to befriend a desperate fugitive? Surely only someone whose own future is even more dreadful than his own?

Dudley Smith Trio

The Big Nowhere, LA Confidential, White Jazz

Author: James Ellroy

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1448108632

Category: Fiction

Page: 1344

View: 2649

Three of James Ellroy's most gripping crime novels featuring Lieutenant Dudley Smith in one volume. The Big Nowhere: In 1950s LA three men are drawn into the shadow of communist witch hunts and violent killings that force each one to confront his own personal darkness. But none is prepared for the maelstrom that awaits them. LA Confidential: LA Christmas 1951. Six prisoners are beaten senseless in their cells by cops crazed on alcohol. For the three LAD cops involved, it will expose the guilty secrets on which they built their corrupt and voilent careers. White Jazz: LAPD Lieutenant Dave Klein made the mean streets he works on mean. But now the FBI are out to get the cops who murder, bribe and beat to serve their corrupt careers and Klein is hung out as bait. Big fish leap at his throat - racketeers, narcotic kings and scum with skeletons they would kill to keep hidden. Three of the most epic and powerful crime novels ever written, this volume is an explosive journey through the dark side of recent American history, and crime writing at its best.