Basil Wolverton's Culture Corner -- HOWTOs for modern living from the past

Kim sez, "In the 1940s and 1950s, comic great Basil Wolverton's half-page strip 'Culture Corner' ran in the back of 'Whiz Comics' (home of Captain Marvel). Each strip featured Croucher K. Conk, Q.O.C. (Queer Old Coot) explaining the 'cultured' way of doing such tasks as 'How to Go Soak Your Head', 'How to Snore Without Being a Bore', and 'How to Kick a Person in the Teeth'. Dinosaur Gardens has dug up most of these old strips and made them available for download."

Basil Wolverton’s Culture Corner (Thanks, Kim!)


  1. at first I was looking at an R. Crumb page.

    someone should write a book: “Underground comix from the ’60s and their Influences from the 1940s-1950s.”

    I would, but I’m too tired.

  2. For 20 years my only regret in life has been selling my near-complete collection of Plop! comics–with their Wolverton cover art–to a dealer in Denver.

    Recently, however, I found a torrent with a complete collection of Plop! Not that I downloaded it or anything.

  3. I bought Wolverton from a Denver dealer, um, thirty years ago. Bookseller named Tony Scibella. He had a list of buyers for Basil.
    All I knew was “Powerhouse Pepper.”

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