Books & Anthologies
National Lampoon Very Large Book of Comical Funnies

COVER: Photograph by Arky & Barrett


Translator’s Note, By P.J. O’Rourke

Preface to the Second Edition, By Sean Kelly

Introduction: Out of the Comics Closet, By David Pascal

Foreword, By Peter J. Kaminsky

The Comics: An Art Form Older Than Man, By Peter J. Kaminsky

Comic Strips of the Gods?, By P.J. O’Rourke and Peter Kleinman

Origin of the “Strip-style” Comic: An Animal Forebear, By P.J. O’Rourke and Wayne McLoughlin

The Parthenon Strip, Charles Patrick

The Flip-Book: Footnote to Comic History, By P.J. O’Rourke, Dean Latimer, and Alan Rose

The Scroogie Scandal, By Tug McGraw, David Fisher, and Mike Wittey

Halcyon Daze: Comics between the Wars, By Peter J. Kaminsky

Forgotten Comics, By Gerald Sussman and Continuity Studios

Gaudeamus, By Brian McConnachie and Bill Woodman

Rock Bottom Comics, By Chris Browne, Allen Milgrom, Walt Simonson, and Alan Kupperberg

Harsh Realities, By P.J. O’Rourke and Wayne McLoughlin

The Fall of the House of Bau, By P.J. O’Rourke and Neal Adams

The Negro and the Comics, By Tony Hendra

All Negro Comics, By Tony Hendra, John Weidman, Michael Kaluta, Trina Robbins, Howard Chaykin, and Walt Simonson

Little Negro in Slumberland, By Tony Hendra and Little Moon

The Comics Go to War, (Uncredited)

Getting Serviced, By Gerald Sussman and Mike Ploog

Billy and Moe, By Dean Latimer and Warren Sattler

Kamikaze Komics, By Doug Kenney and George Evans

Those Fabulous Fifties, By Peter J. Kaminsky

The “Lost” E.C. Comics, By Chris Miller, Walt Simonson, Russ Heath, Berni Wrightson, Ralph Reese, and Howard Chaykin

Blow-ups, By Dean Latimer and Ralph Reese

Seduction of the Violent, By David Pascal

The Appletons, By B.K. Taylor

Variety Time, By Brian McConnachie

Bazonga Joe, By Al Andrien

Up Our Alley, By M.K. Brown

Comics Around the World, By Peter J. Kaminsky

Il Showdown a Rio Jawbone, By Tony Hendra and Russ Heath

Vaseline Alley, By Tony Hendra

Farewell to Madrid, By Carm Goode

Comics with a Cause, By Ted Mann

Manners Pig Boy, By Doug Kenney and Ernie Colon

The Inside Story, By P.J. O’Rourke and Douy Swofford

Legion of Elements, By P.J. O’Rourke and Allen Milgrom

Stand-up Comics, By Marc Rubin and Frank Springer

If Jesus Came To Your House, (Uncredited)

Flotex Funnies, By Emily Prager and Earnie Colon

To Eire Is Human, By Brian McConnachie and Frank Springer

La Flagellomanie, By Dean Latimer and Little Moon

The Underground Tradition, By Ted Mann

Ferry Tale, By Ted Mann and Leo Burdak

Sap Comix, By Ted Richards, Willy Murphy, S. Clay Wilson, Spain, and Dave Sheridan

The Canadian Underground Comic, By Ted Mann and Dave Morris

Dirty Duck Flip-book, By Bobby London