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: Richard Krauss’ article on Bob Vojtko’s long-running Bug Infested Comics series; process article on a Steve Canyon tribute strip Russ Maheras did for the Air Force Times; uninked Munden’s Bar pencils by Hilary Barta; April Fool’s cover by Michael Kraiger; lots more.
Art and comics by: Michael Kraiger, Yul Tolbert, Darren Auck, Russ Maheras, Hilary Barta, Bob Vojtko, Jim Ryan, Gary Fields, Brian Buniak, Richard Krauss, George Erling, Jim Siergey
Characters appearing in art and comics include: Leonard Nimoy/Mr. Spock, the Thing (Ben Grimm), Steve Canyon, Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton
Print run: around 25 copies (25!)
52 pages, side-stapled magazine, some interior color. Central mailer: Brian Buniak, 2008.
Condition: Minor 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.