RIP OFF COMIX
Rip Off Press (1977-91)
All 30* original Rip-off comix issues published between 1977 and 1991 by Rip Off Press, starring Gilbert Sheldon’s Wonder Warthog.
Rip Off Comix was an underground comix anthology published between 1977 and 1991 by Rip Off Press. As time passed, the sensibility of the anthology changed from underground to alternative comics.
The anthology was originally a byproduct of the Rip Off Press syndication service, which, starting in the early 1970s, sold weekly content to alternative newspapers and student publications. The syndication service was discontinued by 1979, but strips produced by such cartoonists as Gilbert Shelton, Joel Beck, Dave Sheridan, Ted Richards, Bill Griffith, and Harry Driggs (as R. Diggs) were published in early issues of Rip Off Comix. For much of its run, the series served as a vehicle for Shelton’s work, particularly Wonder Wart-Hog and The Fabulous Furry Freak Brothers.