1972: O.K. Comics

O.K. Comics (1972) #1-2 by Bruce Walters

Kitchen had syndicated the OK Comics strips to various underground newspapers, and the strip also showed up in (basically) all the Kitchen anthologies. So I guess it’s natural to give him a solo book.

The humour is kinda between oldee tymey gags and spaced out hippie nonsense, which isn’t totally my cup of tea, but I can see the charm. There’s also something interesting graphically about the artwork: The hatching and the bulbousness of everything.

Oh, those hippies.

Things dissolve into nothingness all of the time, but in a pleasant way.

Whoa. I love that page on the right there.

The second issue is quite different. The artwork looks more sketch like, and the stories are … er… more story like.

And we end on a bad trip.

Very odd book.

Comix Joint hates it:

Bruce Walthers was 51 years old and the president of a corporation when he produced this one-man comic book for Kitchen Sink Enterprises.

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Walthers was a competent comic artist, but with one exception most of the strips here are quietly conventional and sometimes vacuous.

This is the sixteenth post in the Entire Kitchen Sink blog series.

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