Your Unauthorized Guide to the Golden Age of National Lampoon Magazine

255. “Joe and His Dead Friend” Comic Strip

November 22, 2010

Q: There was a comic strip series about a guy and his dead friend—Joe I think? That was the best. What was the name of the artist and do you know where I can go to see the entire series?

A: Steve found it: “Ray and Joe—The Story of a Man and his Dead Friend,” by Rodriguez in the Jan. 1984 (Time Parody) issue, p. 82. Thanks, Steve!


It was a Charles Rodrigues comic. It ran in the first half of the 80s I think and it was really funny!

—Marcel Caron

November 22, 2010 9:16 pm

Thanks. I guess that's a little closer. At least we now know who the artist was and roughly when it ran.


November 22, 2010 9:51 pm

"Ray and Joe- The Story of a Man and his Dead Friend," by Rodriguez in the Jan. 1984 Time Parody issue. (p.82)


December 3, 2010 5:48 pm

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