Your Unauthorized Guide to the Golden Age of National Lampoon Magazine

88. “Oznog” Meat Sculpture

March 22, 2004

Q: Who was “Oznog” who did the meat sculpture in the “Artists and Models” issue (Feb. 1976)?

A: I have no idea. It’s “gonzo”” spelled backwards, I noticed, but I don’t know what that means either. Maybe someone else knows about this.

Update: Someone who worked with former NatLamp art director Peter Kleinman recently sent me this explanation:

“‘Oznog’ was one of several pseudonyms used by Peter Kleinman. He was forever being hounded about not taking too many credits so he created illustrations, photos, and concepts under a variety of fake names. His fake photography credits were ‘Lenn Skapp’ and ‘Paul Davis,’ he created cartoons as ‘Hamin X.O. Varese’ and various other names. Because the magazine was always running so close to deadline, Kleinman had to sometimes knock stuff out overnight just to make it to press.”

So, the answer is, Peter Kleinman did the sculpture.


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