Gothic Blimp Works, a tabloid companion to NYC's East Village Other newspaper was one of the first of the "underground wave" of comix. For a lot of people it was their first experience with counterculture cartooning.
If you've never read to many of them, or even if you have, the best thing about underground comix is the fact that you can never expect just what kind of surreal or experimental type of stories you'll get. It's more of a surprise when you find a more traditionally constructed sequence.
Here's just five samples of the kind of things that they were groovin' on way back when.
by Lynch, Deitch, Lovenstein, Kaluta, and Wilson
from GOTHIC BLIMP WORKS #2, 1969
- The Johnny Quick Shave
- Sunday Funnies: SUPERMAN
- St. Patrick's Day
- Five Far Out Fantasies
- WHAT IF...WEDNESDAY WITH THE WATCHING WATCHERS
- JOHNNY PERIL: Death Has Five Guesses
- Sunday Funnies: BLOOM COUNTY
- Teenage Manga Ninja Turtles
- WHAT IF...WEDNESDAY WITH BRUCE WAYNE'S WEIRD FANTA...
- At Death's Door
- Something Else
- IMPORTED ADULT HUMOR
- Mr. Zero And The Juvenile Delinquent
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