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Gilbert Shelton


Page 45 Review by Stephen

Generally asked for in the same sweet breath as High Times, it's all about the doobage for these guys. That and insane stunts to make money which cost them more than they earn. Included: gigs played by those with no talent (or musical instruments), male pregnancy, art shows, paying the electricity bill, a substantial colour section and many instalments of Fat Freddy's Cat.

"Gilbert Shelton's F.F.F.B. are timeless clowns," writes The Guardian. "It's the basic forms of humour at the heart of his tripped-out cartoons - from slapstick to silly punchlines - which have kept them fresh and mirthful for forty years."

Or: "Gilbert Shelton is near as comics have come to producing a natural comedic genius of the same stature as a Chaplin or a Tati," says Alan Moore, but then that is one massive fucking spliff in his hand.

Three weed-whacked, accident-prone hippies go in search of the optimum high or the most magical mushroom, while attempting to avoid an increasingly belligerent police force. Plenty of slapstick, then, spiked with some serious unpleasantness as Shelton chronicles the '60s, '70s and beyond, as he personally hallucinated it.