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.
Art and comics by: Bill Shut (Jamie Alder), Brian Buniak, Michael Kraiger, Russ Maheras, Darren Auck, Pete Fitzgerald, Hilary Barta, Jim Ryan, George Erling, Gary Fields, Jim Siergey (collaborating with Clark A. Dissmeyer on one strip), David Butterfield, Delaine Derry Green (including a photo with John Waters), Yul Tolbert
Characters appearing in art and comics include: Felix the Cat, Henry, George W. Bush, Richard Nixon, Mickey Mantle, Ty Cobb, Casey Stengel, Mike Piazza
Print run: around 25 copies (25!)
48 pages, side-stapled magazine, some interior color. Central mailer: Brian Buniak, 2006.
Condition: Minor storage wear, 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.