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Dennis Eichhorn

Dennis P. Eichhorn is an award-winning American writer best known for his adult-oriented autobiographical comic book series Real Stuff.

Real Stuff: "Them Changes"

“I’ve often wondered what made me such a violent teenager… But whatever the reason, by the time I was in my mid-teens I fancied myself a pretty tough customer.” Originally published in Real Stuff #6, April 1992. Illustrated by Seth and Chester Brown.

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Real Stuff: "Dinner at Dale's"

“Dale and I weren’t real close friends in high school, so I was a bit surprised one day when he invited me to dinner at his house.” Illustrated by Julie Doucet. Originally published in Real Stuff #6, April 1992.

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Real Stuff: "Three in a Bed"

A NSFW comix noir tale from the fetid depths of Dennis P. Eichhorn’s troubled soul, illustrated by Mary Fleener. Originally published in Real Stuff #5, February 1992.

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Real Stuff: "Was My Face Red"

“Krystal K. Keithly — what a character! I met her in a bar in Seattle’s Wallingford district.” — From Real Stuff #4 (Fantagraphics, November 1991).

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Real Stuff: "All Forked Up"

“About the time I turned 20, I was between schools, and found work at a pizza parlor in Boise. Fights were a nightly occurrence. To curtail damage, the owner hired big guys. I fit in perfectly” — From Real Stuff #4 (Fantagraphics, November 1991).

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Real Stuff: "Our Thing"

“When I was a junior in high school, I suffered from a condition that troubles many teenagers: not much money and no way to get booze.” — From Real Stuff #4 (Fantagraphics, November 1991).

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Real Stuff: Death of a Junkie

“It was springtime in Seattle, and I was a newcomer. One afternoon I found myself at the Seattle Center, taking in the sights. I was standing at the base of the Space Needle, when I spotted a familiar face. It was Tim Gazaway, a casual acquaintance from my hometown of Boise, Idaho.” — From Real Stuff #3 (Fantagraphics, May 1991).

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Real Stuff: New Age Date

“I took Roberta to a small neighborhood bar on Queen Anne Hill. We weren’t there for five minutes before three guys moved in on us.” From Real Stuff #3 (Fantagraphics, May 1991).

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Real Stuff: The Hot Squat

“I was broke and in need of quick cash, so I took a job selling tickets and checking I.D. at the door of a nightclub. The first night, two good-looking babes caused a stir.” From Real Stuff #3 (Fantagraphics, May 1991). [NSFW]

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Real Stuff: Bachelor Party

“The night before I got married I left my fiancee with her ex-boyfriend and drove to Spokane with my old pal Bill. We went to visit Boyd, who was just back from Alaska ,and proceeded to get loaded.” From Real Stuff #3 (Fantagraphics, May 1991). [NSFW]

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Real Stuff: Swim Fin Job

“Fresh out of high school, I spent the summer of ’64 hitch-hiking up and down the West Coast… Eventually I wound up broke and stranded in San Francisco, CA.” From Real Stuff #3 (Fantagraphics, May 1991).

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Real Stuff: The Meaning of Life

“I was fighting a fire in Alaska, putting out hot spots with my friend E.J. and a squad of Indians. I remember that we were in a clearing, and I mentioned that I had some blisters on my hands.” From Real Stuff #3 (Fantagraphics, May 1991).

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Real Stuff: What is Gonzo?

“Bill? Listen, I want to interview Hunter Thompson. Can you help me set it up?” From Real Stuff #3 (Fantagraphics, May 1991).

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Real Stuff: Soap Opera

“I looked around the deserted tavern, which reeked of stale beer and cigarette smoke. The pot of Hungarian goulash bubbled on the stove. I thought of Roy, somewhere in the sewers of Seattle.” From Real Stuff #2 (Fantagraphics, March 1991).

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Real Stuff: Het!

“You’re not supposed to be here. This is a women’s event; no men are welcome.” From Real Stuff #2 (Fantagraphics, March 1991).

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