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Real Stuff: "Jump"

“One night I went to a party and got pretty loaded. When I got home I passed out on the couch.” Originally published in Real Stuff #6, April 1992.

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Real Stuff: "Two in a Bed," Part 2

A NSFW comix noir tale from the fetid depths of Dennis P. Eichhorn’s troubled soul, illustrated by Aline Kominsky-Crumb. Originally published in Real Stuff #6, April 1992. (Read Part 1)

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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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Kickstarter for all new Dennis Eichhorn comic books

Tom Van Deusen says: "I officially launched the Kickstarter for Dennis P. Eichhorn's Real Good Stuff a few minutes ago. These two new issues will include new stories by Eichhorn and original artwork by cartoonists Jim Blanchard, Max Clotfelter, Mary Fleener, Sean Hurley, Aaron Lange, Pat Moriarity, Tom Van Deusen, and Noah Van Sciver."

Dennis P. Eichhorn's Real Good Stuff by Poochie Press Publications

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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Real Stuff: The Joeist Philosophy

“I was working in a small tavern in Moscow, Idaho, when I got the call… I took the next pickup truck to California.” From Real Stuff #2 (Fantagraphics, March 1991).

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Real Stuff: Memoirs of a Fightin' Missionary

“In Walla Walla, the most popular pastime for the town toughs was ‘Whitty bashing.’ A carload of young drunks would pull up alongside the campus, and a crew would hop out and beat up some unlucky Whitman student.” From Real Stuff #2 (Fantagraphics, March 1991).

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Real Stuff: Knock Knock

“One day I got a letter from Charles Bukowski…” From Real Stuff #1 (Fantagraphics, December 1990).

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Real Stuff: Close Call

“Because the bartender is always on TV, I got laid a lot. There were plenty of free drugs and drinks. I lived out all my middle-class Idaho fantasies as quickly as possible.” From Real Stuff #1 (Fantagraphics, December 1990).

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Real Stuff: Bad Trip

“I had a mega-bummer back in 1974 when I was living in Moscow, Idaho… I was a former member of the University of Idaho varsity football team and I liked getting stoned… a lot.” From Real Stuff #1 (Fantagraphics, December 1990).

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Real Stuff: Fatal Fellatio

[NSFW] “Her name’s Kathy. I’ll set you up with her after work.” From Real Stuff #1 (Fantagraphics, December 1990).

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Real Stuff: Dennis the Sullen Menace

“A few years ago I got busted for dealing acid and marijuana. The judge gave me three years in the Idaho State Penitentiary.” From Real Stuff #1 (Fantagraphics, December 1990).

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Real Stuff: The Great Outdoors

A NSFW story from Real Stuff #1 (Fantagraphics, December 1990).

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Real Stuff - fantastic 90s comic book, serialized on Boing Boing

“The amount of violence and fighting Eichhorn has been involved in is, in itself, astonishing to one such as me. But he is also gifted with a good sense of humor, irony and self criticism, so that he has been able to turn his life experiences into good stories.” – Robert Crumb

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Gweek 091: Dennis Eichhorn & Real Stuff

Dennis Eichhorn launched the autobiographical comic book, Real Stuff, in 1990. Dennis has had some of the strangest life experiences you can imagine, and he comes across as a person who is adventurous, compassionate, curious, and enjoys laughing at himself. Best of all, he is a terrific storyteller.

Real Stuff is one of my favorite comics of all time, and I have some good news to share. Boing Boing is going to run the amazing stories from the pages of Real Stuff, once a week (Read the first one here). I’m immensely excited that a new audience is going to be able to read Real Stuff on Boing Boing, free of charge. I hope you’ll enjoy reading, or re-reading them.

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