This is the 49th issue of Sick magazine from December 1966.
The cover is by Bob Taylor. Usually there's a blurb on the contents page about the cover but maybe there's not in this case because the cover has the same poem as featured in an article on the inside.
The contents page says of this article illustrated by Bob Powell:
“SICK examples of the new gag craze that is sweeping our nation—and written by a fellow who may soon be sweeping the nation himself, with a broom! Some examples of these 'thin books' are, 'Diets That Have Worked For Me' by Jackie Gleason, 'People I Call Friends' by Westbrook Pegler and 'The Best of Sick' by Ye Olde Editor!”
Here is some of the original art for this.
“SICK's version of how some of our favorite nursery rhymes would appear if they were written today—namely, much funnier than they were when they were actually written—a couple of weeks ago. These nursery rhymes are sure to become a permanent part of today's culture—along with poverty, crime, unemployment and other areas of this Great Society.”
“MOVIE SPOOF: MY FAIR LADY
“Another SICK film review which shows that movies are better than ever—but our reviews of them are worse than ever”
Things I've collected over the years or acquired on mixtapes and comps or gathered from the internet or the library or my parents' attic. I make no claims to "discovering" or "owning" anything and probably neither do you. It's whatever I feel like playing that week. Things that may or may not be familiar. Who knows. Past weeks here too. Right-click on this link for this and this for the previous weeks.
JUNE WINTERS- Kiddie Konga (1949)
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SAM HENDERSON has been doing comics, illustration and writing popular among people aware of their existence since his birth, though he wasn't paid for it until 1991. In addition to his own book,The Magic Whistle, clients have included Nickelodeon, New York Press, DC Comics, Heavy Metal, New York Observer,and ...um... Screw. He was a storyboard director for SpongeBob Squarepants in 2001.
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