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Big Mouth: My German Buddy

During the last two years of his life, Charles Bukowski allowed me to create comics out of a few of his poems. I drew four or five of them, mostly for Big Mouth but also for Zero Zero. The deal was this — to send him the finished comic book plus a check for 25 bucks, for each story he wrote. So now I have several cashed checks with Bukowski’s signature on the back! I originally got in touch with Bukowski through Dennis Eichhorn. Buk was reading Eichhorn’s comic book Real Stuff, (with some of my comics work therein) around the time I started drawing Big Mouth. This is the first Bukowski adaptation I did, called “My German Buddy,” about the composer Wagner. Charles liked the results, and even wrote a letter with one of his own cartoons, which appeared in the letters pages of Big Mouth.

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Big Mouth: Heavy Doody

The tragic story of Howdy Doody’s creator and puppeteer. Story by Tom Harrington. Art by Pat Moriarity

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Big Mouth: True Nuke Puke

This one was written in 1992 by the first real, true blue cartoonist I ever met, the perpetual self publisher Doug Holverson. (He also colored this page, just for Boing Boing.)

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Big Mouth: Tull-Tales

“Tull Tales” was written by underground cartoonist Roberta Gregory in 1992. It’s about unusual/cosmic happenings in the wake of Jethro Tull. Color by Randy Leonard.

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Big Mouth: Fish Scales

“While working on a junior high science project, I found I needed a way to measure the amount of energy it took to pull an object up inclines of varying steepness.” A story by Dennis Eichhorn. [Update: page 5 was missing. I added it. - Mark]

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Big Mouth: The Pat Moriarity Highlight Film

Who be better to introduce our newest Boing Boing cartoonist than the late Harvey Pekar? Look for a selected classic Big Mouth comic by Pat Moriarity each week! – Mark

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