George Hansen is a friend on Facebook, and I tried a couple months ago to contact him for an interview, but never heard back from him. From what I know, he was born in 1951 and lives in Chicago. In the 1970's he ran Adam's Apple Distribution Company, which published this comic as well as Choice Meats, Judy Tunafish, Let's Not and Say We Did Funnies, as well as other underground comics in the early 70's. Right now he concentrates more on his music, and runs the business Bloody Murder Records.
There's plenty of information about cartoonists like Robert Crumb, S. Clay Wilson, and many of the underground pioneers, but George Hansen has fallen through the cracks of underground history. If his birthdate is correct, he was obviously very young when he did these comics. This particular book seems very influenced by Crumb and Moscoso, particularly Ultra Super Modernistic Comics and the non-narrative montages of Griffin and Moscoso in the early Zap Comix.
I got this comic and some of Hansen's other comics “new” sometime in the early 90's even though it came out in 1972. There were many stickers over each other that showed the distributor changed the price several times to adjust to the inflation of other underground comics.
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