Anarchy Comics: The Complete Collection

Anarchy Comics: The Complete Collection

Jay Kinney

Language: English

Pages: 224

ISBN: B00ADC3RFU

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub


Reviving an iconic comic series originally published from 1978 to 1986, this exclusive collection brings together the legendary four issues of Anarchy Comics, the underground comic that melded anarchist politics with a punk sensibility, producing a riveting mix of satire, revolt, and artistic experimentation. The anthology features previously unpublished work by Jay Kinney and Sharon Rudahl, along with a detailed introduction by Kinney that traces the history of the comic he founded and provides entertaining anecdotes about the process of herding an international crowd of anarchistic writers. Reintroducing the long-out-of-print underground comic that inspired its readers and united a subculture, this collection includes all 30 original contributors from across the globe, including Clifford Harper, Donald Rooum, Gary Panter, Melinda Gebbie, and Steve Stiles, among other talented writers and illustrators.

Snoopy the Fitness Fanatic

The Invasion of the Potty Snatchers (Super Diaper Baby, Book 2)

Calvin & Hobbes Weirdos from Another Pla (Calvin & Hobbes Series)

The Adventures of Super Diaper Baby

Dangerous Curves (Comics Buyer's Guide Presents)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

collections of his work have been published by Fantagraphics Books. CHE: A Graphic Biography about Che Guevara was published by Verso in 2008. Donald Rooum was born in Bradford, England, in 1928. He has drawn editorial cartoons for the anarchopacifist Peace News since 1962. His “Wildcat” strip has appeared in the Anarchist magazine Freedom since 1980. Seven “Wildcat” collections have been published by Freedom Press, most recently Wildcat Keeps Going, 2011. Sharon Rudahl was born in Virginia in

independently produced titles such as Zap Comix, The Fabulous Furry Freak Brothers, and Young Lust) had peaked by 1975, yet the main S.F. underground comix publishers, Last Gasp and Rip Off Press, continued to operate, and a generous handful of cartoonists still lived around town, looking for work wherever it could be found.2 1 Quoted in the Big Red Joke Book (London: Pluto Press, 1968). 2 See my essay on the underground comix scene in S.F. in Ten Years That Rocked the City edited by Chris

independently produced titles such as Zap Comix, The Fabulous Furry Freak Brothers, and Young Lust) had peaked by 1975, yet the main S.F. underground comix publishers, Last Gasp and Rip Off Press, continued to operate, and a generous handful of cartoonists still lived around town, looking for work wherever it could be found.2 1 Quoted in the Big Red Joke Book (London: Pluto Press, 1968). 2 See my essay on the underground comix scene in S.F. in Ten Years That Rocked the City edited by Chris

translated by a close comrade, Adam Cornford (a.k.a. “Louis Michaelson”), who also provided considerable moral support for the comic. Steve Stiles, who had been doing some funny strips for comix published by Denis Kitchen, provided a striking history of the IWW (Industrial Workers of the World) intertwined with a personal account of his run-in with military intelligence over his socializing with Wobblies in New York. I’d also persuaded Dutch cartoonist Peter Pontiac to contribute, though the

publication (let alone any single left sectarian stream). He wrote up a manifesto and invited my input. I had my hands full just editing Anarchy Comics, so my suggestions were few, but I was persuaded to come on board as cosigner of the manifesto. I also sent out copies of the manifesto to the Anarchy cartoonists, inviting them to add their names to the initiative. I didn’t see this as leading much of anywhere, but I figured it couldn’t hurt. AnArchy #3 For Anarchy’s third issue, perhaps hoping

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