"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).
"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).
"Bill? Listen, I want to interview Hunter Thompson. Can you help me set it up?" From Real Stuff #3 (Fantagraphics, May 1991).
"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).
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."
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"You're not supposed to be here. This is a women's event; no men are welcome." From Real Stuff #2 (Fantagraphics, March 1991).
"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).
"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).
"One day I got a letter from Charles Bukowski..." From Real Stuff #1 (Fantagraphics, December 1990).
"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).
"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).
[NSFW] "Her name's Kathy. I'll set you up with her after work." From Real Stuff #1 (Fantagraphics, December 1990).
"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).
A NSFW story from Real Stuff #1 (Fantagraphics, December 1990).
"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
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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