Cartoon Loonacy is an APA (amateur press association) like CAPA-alpha or Rowrbrazzle, although it’s historically more tied to newave/minicomix. Its membership is comprised of cartoonists and its focus is comics of all kinds. Members printed their own pages (around 25 copies for each issue) and sent them to the Central Mailer who then collated and bound each issue before sending finished, complete issues back to the members. Begun in 1984 by George Erling.
Some of the contents include: more tributes to the late Jamie Alder (Bill Shut); uninked SpongeBob pencils by Hilary Barta; a few Kubert School attendance envelope art jams; more.
Art and comics by: Bob Vojtko, Darren Auck, Michael Kraiger, Hilary Barta, Richard Krauss, Bruce Chrislip, Jim Siergey, George Erling, Brian Buniak, Jim Ryan, Gary Fields, Bill Shut (Jamie Alder)
Characters appearing in art and comics include: SpongeBob SquarePants, Mermaid Man, Barnacle Boy, Dennis Hopper, Sub-Mariner, Burgess Meredith/Penguin, Super Mario, Linus Van Pelt, Rocket J. Squirrel, Brian from Family Guy, Mr. Wilson, Dagwood Bumstead, Carroll O’Connor/Archie Bunker
Print run: around 25 copies (25!)
Bonus insert: DIG IT #1, a beautiful 8-page mini-comic by Gary Fields
56 pages, side-stapled magazine, some interior color. Central mailers: Kraiger & Auck, 2010.
Condition: Light storage wear, scuff on cover (on the sun), complete and intact, no tears or markings, tight binding, clean interiors. Please enlarge the images for a closer look.
>> Steven Ogden Collection <<
This item comes from the collection of the late Steven Ogden, fanzine author, publisher, researcher and my friend. Steve was active in fandom (SF/fantasy and comics), including APAs (FAPA, CAPA-Alpha) and publishing for decades under the Spotted Zebra Press/New Spotted Zebra Press banners (with his wife, Vicki). His publications include the massive Brad W. Foster Checklist of Published Works from the 20th Century, Edgar’s Journal, Ouroborus and many others.