Now I have the second issue of Bughouse, Ajax-Farrell's venture into the parody genre. The fourth of which I posted a few years ago. This one's from June 1954 and the cover, as well as the interior art, was drawn by the Iger Studio.
Here's the second part of this issue of Sick from October 1962. The last part was here.
Art here probably by Bob Powell
The contents page says of this article: Sick Clark has just signed a four-year contract with ABC-TV. Now he's waiting for THEM to sign.
Apologies for the racism you are about to see.
This was only seventeen years after the war ended. They were either trying to push the envelope or maybe they just weren't thinking.
As an overworked blurb writer says of this: An exclusive interview with Adolf Hitler...He's changed his name to conceal his identity—Now, he calls himself Frank Hitler.
Usually parodies of MAD were written by former disgruntled staffers. This is probably no exception. “Bob Guy” is most likely not a real person. It was also before Jack Davis had gone back to them.
My theory is sort of hinted at in this blurb: What happens at the editorial meetings of that other humor magazine, “Field and Stream”... They discuss the writers who got away.
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. The different sources are the reason for the volume disparity. I make no claims to "discovering" or "owning" anything. Probably neither do you. It's whatever I feel like playing that week. Every Saturday. No repeats. Things that may or may not be familiar. Who knows? Past weeks here too. Just type "Audio" in the search engine. Or if you're too lazy to press a button more than once, here's everything from 2015. You don't get the playlists, though, and you can't get the shows after that. You can right-click this if you want to save a zip file of this one (containing an mp3 of the file) for later. Here what information I was able to find: PRISCILLA BOWMAN- A Spare Man (1957) BEN COLDER- Big Sweet John
from LP Have One On, 1969
ANONYMOUS- Dirty Gertie Glynn EDDIE LAWRENCE- The Deejay's Philosopher (1956)
THE EXTERMINATORS- Beetle Bomb (1964)
MO KLEIN & THE SARGENTS- Flying Loxbox (1958)
THE GTO'S- I'm In Love With The Oo-Oo Man
from the LP Permanent Damage, 1969
TRAILER- Hard Women (1975)
THE DETERGENTS- I Can Never Eat Home Anymore (1966) JACK PAAR- Blue Wiggle (1958) JO JO ADAMS- Don't Give It Away (1946)
KENNETH YOUNG & THE ENGLISH MUFFINS- Mrs. Green's Ugly Daughter (1965)
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Much of the material here is at least a generation old and therefore sometimes has racist and sexist standards we wouldn't conform to today. I try, but can't always do a line-item PC veto. You're not wrong to be offended, just not always right either. Think of it like a friend you like hanging out with 95% of the time but once in a while they embarrass you. My own attitude is to move forward.
The Comic Not Fit to Print
Some of you may have noticed that David Rees and I have been producing a
comic for the New York Times Week in Review section called "See Something,
1 year ago
Some people don't realize you can make images bigger by clicking on them or that there are earlier postings beyond this page. Well, now you know. You're welcome.
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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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