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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