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The Fabulous Furry Freak Brothers Series

Gilbert Shelton's Fabulous Furry Freak Brothers made their first comic book appearance in 1968, in the pages of Feds 'n' Heads, published by Print Mint.

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The Fabulous Furry Freak "Farm" from "Grass Roots"

From the archive: Getting Down to Grass Roots

In this classic story by Gilbert Shelton and Dave Sheridan, which originally ran in dozens of college and alternative papers through the Rip Off Comics Syndicate, the Hirsute Trio comes into some unexpected cash. Tired of fighting landlords and paying rent, they decide to buy their own place in the country.

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Jaxon by Jaxon, late '60s

From the archive: Jack Jackson

Jaxon, as he usually signed his underground comix, grew up in Pandora, Texas under conditions rural in the extreme.

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Greg Irons at Rip Off Press ca. 1979 - photo by Fred Todd

From the archive: Greg Irons

Born in Philadelphia, PA on September 27th, 1947, Greg grew up loving to draw but without any formal art training other than a few courses in high school. It's possible he spent time drawing when he should have been doing other things: he ended up having to repeat the 10th grade at a military academy where, as he put it, he learned what he didn't want to do.

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R.L. Crabb and his fickle finger

From the archive: R. L. Crabb

Otherwise known as "Crabman," R. L. Crabb grew up in the California foothills where he still makes his home. Many of his comix have featured the wildlife of the region. He did Junior Jackalope (which became Tales of the Jackalope for Blackthorne Press) for some years, and The Natural Enquirer for Fantagraphics.

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