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bijou 2 2nd
solid writing
skilled art
historical bonus 3
total score 8
Bijou Funnies #2
2nd Printing / March, 1970 / 36 Pages / The Print Mint

First Printing September, 1969
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Bijou Funnies #2 is more ambitious and daring than #1, though only marginally so. There is more political content ("New Left Comics," "Tuna Fart Funnies") and drug references ("A.W. Reet," "Sammy Smoot Visits the Intergalactic World Brain"). The second issue is quite good, but Bijou Funnies was still building towards its peak.
There are three printings of this comic book by three different publishers, but all of them have 50-cent covers. On the inside front cover of the 1st printing (by Bijou Publishing Empire, unknown quantity), the copyright notice concludes with "Bijou Funnies is for adults only. Um Tut Sut!" The 2nd printing (by the Print Mint, 10,000 copies) does not include the "...for adults only" statement, but only the "Um Tut Sut!" conclusion. Also, the inside back cover of the 1st printing includes ads for 10 different comic books, including Zap Comix #3. The inside back cover of the 2nd printing includes ads for 20 different comic books and includes Zap Comix #4, which was not even published at the time of the 1st printing.

The 3rd printing (10,000 copies) is by Kitchen Sink and has a Kitchen Sink logo on the front cover. It is sometimes mistaken (or fraudulently sold) as the 1st printing because it states on the inside front cover "Printing number 54321. First Krupp printing November 1972."

Jay Lynch - (editor) 2, 7, 9-11, 14, 34, 35 (ad)
Skip Williamson - 1, 3-6, 8, 31
Robert Crumb - 12- 13, 36
Art Speigelman - 15, 20, 24- 25
Jim Osborne - 16- 17
Gilbert Shelton - 18-19, 21, 27
John Thompson - 22- 23
Scott Minor - 24-25 (collaboration)
Camille Minor - 24-25 (collaboration)
Rory Hayes - 26
Paul Filth - 28
Kim Deitch - 30
Jay Kinney - 32-33
not scanned


bijou 2 3rd _ bijou 2 no black
1st Printing
50-cent cover,
"Um Tut Sut" on IFC.
3rd Printing
50-cent cover,
first Krupp printing.
50-cent cover,
missing black plate
during cover printing.
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