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Writers / Artists: Howard Bender

Cartoon Loonacy #036

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This issue contains a 15-page story by Brian Buniak that stars Bettie Page and his characters Apricot O'Toon & Babette Quark. It's kind of a talk-show format and features guest panels drawn by Kurt Schaffenberger, Bob Laughlin, Gary Fields, Howard Simpson, George Erling, Howard Bender and Mark Campos.

Other standouts include: TV Guide parody cover by Buniak and three pages of Gene Deitch illustrations from The Record Changer.

Characters appearing in art and comics include: Wolverine, Cap'n Crunch, Stan Lee, Howard the Duck, Joe Camel, Fred Hembeck, Bazooka Joe, Moebius' Arzach, Rocky Squirrel, Cathy, Flattop, Astro Boy, Kermit the Frog, Goofy, Superman, Kitz 'n' Katz, Krazy Kat, Mr. Natural, Joe Matt, Barney the Dinosaur, Beany & Cecil, the Cat in the Hat, Wile E. Coyote, Joe Tater, Bill Clinton, Jessica Rabbit, Dagwood Bumstead, Captain Haddock and Ren & Stimpy.

Fewer than 50 copies usually printed (probably more like 25).

Cartoon Loonacy #042

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Some of this issue's contents: a jam page by Steve Willis & Hank Arakelian based on Gustave Verbeck's "Upsidedowns"; a foldout poster of Rhett Butler & Scarlett O'Hara by Brian Buniak.

Characters appearing in art and comics include: Morty the Dog, TMNT, Hobbes, Madonna, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Arsenio Hall, Tom Cruise, Danny DeVito, Ed Sullivan, Ralph Kramden / Jackie Gleason, the Three Stooges, Jack Benny, Rochester, Clark Gable, Vivien Leigh.

Gary Fields provides a two-panel sneak peek at "The Toonage Mutant Ninja Turtle", a 17-page Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles story that was originally intended for "a TMNT special which was canceled before it saw print" (for the Archie line, I believe).

This issue also included two flyer inserts.

Fewer than 50 copies usually printed (probably more like 25).

Cartoon Loonacy #043

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Some of this issue's contents: a cartoon tribute to MAD Magazine's Alfred E. Neuman (originally done for the San Diego con program) by Pete Fitzgerald; a five-page "Romwald vs the State" comic by Vince Kimszal, Tim Corrigan and Brian Buniak originally planned for the Comix Unlimited fanzine in the mid '70s but never published; a foldout poster by Brian Buniak of Arnold Schwarzenegger as Conan the Barbarian.

Characters appearing in art and comics include Garfield & Odie, Batman, Davy Crockett, Green Lantern, Bugs Bunny, Jughead, Archie, Casper, Space Ghost, Mickey Mouse and They Might Be Giants' John Linnell and John Flansburgh.

This issue also included two flyer inserts.

Fewer than 50 copies printed (probably more like 25).

Cartoon Loonacy #045

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Some of this issue's contents: five pages of Kazaleh material originally done for the Ren & Stimpy comic but never published; a nine-page jam comic by Hilary Barta, Scott Beaderstadt, Howard Bender, Brian Buniak, Daryll Collins, Barry Crain, George Erling, Pete Fitzgerald, Greg Gill, Mike Kazaleh, Brian Thomas and Bill Wray; a one-page jam drawing by Brad Foster, David Tosh, Wayne Truman, Craig Miller and Ben Dunn.

Characters appearing in art and comics include: Ren & Stimpy, Tor Johnson, Godzilla, Beetle Bailey's Sarge, Ted Danson, O.J. Simpson, Davy Crockett, Dudley Do-Right, Frankenstein, the Seven Dwarfs, Andy Capp, Dick Tracy and Santa Claus.

This issue also included a two-color Christmas card by Daryll Collins and a Max Traffic flyer insert.

Cartoon Loonacy #047

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Some of this issue's contents: three pages of Roger Langridge "Fred the Clown" strips (still called "Bill the Clown" at this point); a page of sketches collected at a convention (drawings by Jim Woodring, Peter Bagge, Mary Fleener, Roberta Gregory and David Lasky); gorgeous back cover by Hilary Barta.

Characters appearing in art and comics include: Bazooka Joe, Popeye, Little Orphan Annie, Zone, Jack Abel, Frank, Buddy Bradley and Bitchy Bitch.

Fewer than 50 copies printed (probably more like 25)

Fans of Central Jersey #16

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