17. Loompanics Unlimited

Q: The Library of Congress lists a reference to “Index to the National Lampoon by Michael Hoy (Loompanics), first four years only.” Have you heard of it? I was wondering if you know Michael Hoy, or if you had any assistance from him or “Loompanics Unlimited”?

A: Don’t know him, but I have heard of Loompanics Unlimited and the Index. In the early ’70s, they used to run a small typewritten ad in the back of National Lampoon offering it. I get their catalog occasionally which seems to specialize in subversive literature, but I’ve never seen the Index for sale in it.