Indie comics giant Dennis Eichhorn has died

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I'm sad to share the news that Dennis Eichhorn, creator of the autobiographical comic book series, Real Stuff, died on October 8, 2015. Dennis wrote for the bOING bOING zine, and we've run many excerpts from Real Stuff, which were originally published by Fantagraphics in the early 1990s. Read the rest

Real Stuff: "The Strange Saga of Hoggie and the Blossoms"

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"Like many other jocks in Moscow, Idaho, I did my drinking at Mort's Club." A true story from the 1970s. Originally published in Real Stuff #8, August 1992. Illustrated by Tony Fitzgerald

Washington State's medical marijuana milieu is almost too good to be true

Pinch me! I must be dreaming. Illustrated by Michael Arnold

Real Stuff: "The Mouse, Man!"

The Brotherhood of Eternal Love once cooked up some Mickey Mouse blotter acid. The Disney bigwigs freaked. Originally published in Real Stuff #8, August 1992. Illustrated by J.R. Williams

Real Stuff: "Yikes! I've Been Drafted!!"

"After I graduated from college in '68, it wasn't long before I received a letter from my draft board back in southern Idaho." Originally published in Real Stuff #7, June 1992. Illustrated by Donna Barr.

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.

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)

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.

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.

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.

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).

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).

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).

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).

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).

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]

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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