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fear and laughter
excellent writing
exceptional art
historical bonus 2
total score 8
Fear and Laughter

Only Printing / September, 1977 / 36 pages / Kitchen Sink

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Scott Shaw is one of those guys who can do a lot of things very well. He produced hundreds of TV commercials as the Senior Art Director at Ogilvy and Mather in L.A.; won four Emmies for his work on Jim Henson's Muppet Babies TV show; worked as an inker, writer and penciller for Marvel Comics; and is an accomplished conductor of concert music. In the '70s he produced a number of stories for underground comics and served as mastermind and editor for this book here.

Fear and Laughter is a parody of Dr. Hunter S. Thompson's book Fear And Loathing In Las Vegas. In 14 short stories, we follow Dr. Hunter S. Toxin through a variety of drug-induced, profanity-laced adventures written and illustrated by an army of comic book pros. Funny stuff and well worth tracking down.
Kitchen Sink printed approximately 10,000 copies of this comic book. It has not been reprinted.


Scott Shaw (editor) - 2, 8 (script, inks), 18-20 (art, script collaboration), 21 (script), 28-29 (script), 30-31 (script, inks), 35 (inks), 36
William Stout - 1, 3-5 (script, pencils)
Bill Wray - 3-5 (inks), 8 (inks)
Bob Foster - 6-7
Carl Taylor - 8 (pencils)
Carol Lay - 8 (lettering), 18-21 (lettering), 28-29 (script, art), 30-31 (lettering)
Barry Siegel - 9-10 (script)
Bruce Simon - 9-10 (art)
Rick Geary - 11-17
David Scroggy - 18-20 (script collaboration)
Roger Freeman - 18-20 (script collaboration)
Rick Hoover - 21 (art)
Barry Alfonso - 22-23 (script)
Dave Stevens - 22-23 (art)
Bud Gutz - 22-23 (lettering)
Larry Todd - 24-27
Carl Macek - 28-29 (concept)
Marc Schirmeister - 30-31 (art)
David Clark - 32-34 (script)
John M. Pound - 32-34 (art)
Lord Stephen Garcia - 35 (script, pencils)
Raoul Duke - 35 (lettering)