Thursday, January 26

The Realist

"There’s something oddly funny about Paul Krassner. And it’s been going on for more than 50 years. He palled around with Lenny Bruce, the pioneering 1950s 'sick' comic, and even edited Bruce’s autobiography, How to Talk Dirty and Influence People. He was instrumental in founding the Yippies!, those radical 'Groucho Marxists' who fought the establishment in the late 1960s with theatrical, absurdist guerrilla monkeyshines. ... The Realist was a proto-underground magazine of 'Free-thought Criticism and Satire' begun in 1958. In its heyday, everyone from Norman Mailer and Joseph Heller to Woody Allen and Dick Gregory to Ken Kesey and Tim Leary to Art Spiegelman and S. Clay Wilson appeared on its cheap newsprint pages. ..."
Paul Krassner on Obama, Orgies, and the Art of Offensive Cartoons
W - The Realist
Fantagraphics: Paul Krassner/The Realist Cartoons ($)
amazon: Best of The Realist
YouTube: Author, Journalist, Stand-Up Comedian: Paul Krassner Interview - Political Comedy