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of Fat Freddy's Cat #bestthing.info; The Fabulous Furry Freak Brothers #bestthing.info; The Fabulous Furry Freak Brothers #bestthing.info; The Fabulous Furry Freak. THE FABULOUS FURRY. FREAK. BROTHERS by SHELTON & MAVRIDES. ДЕКЕННЕН OVERPRICED APARTMENT OF THE FABULOUS HIRSUTE TRIO . beginning of its flashy Off Press comix factory, c. eevee hasn't gotten any and exclusive new serial. better since then. This comic book, Freak Brothers No.
In addition to underground and college weekly newspapers, new adventures appeared in magazines such as Playboy , High Times , and Rip Off Comix ; these too were collected in comic book form. Shelton continued to write the series until , in collaboration with Dave Sheridan — and Paul Mavrides since The works enjoy a sizable cult following and the magazines are widely available in comic stores. The majority of the comic books consist of one or more multi-page stories together with a number of one-page strips.
Many of the latter have a one-row skit featuring Fat Freddy's Cat at the bottom of the page. Some of the titles also contain a small number of strips featuring completely unrelated characters. The Freak Brothers are not siblings. They are a threesome of freaks similar to, but distinct from, hippies from San Francisco. Drug use is the predominant theme that runs throughout all volumes of this title. The protagonists "live in a state of blissful torpor relieved only by bursts of paranoia or stimulant-induced frenzy.
Heroin is usually missing from the list. In one adventure, Franklin is shown to turn down an offer of "smack" when hitching a ride. Food is a recurring subject.
These stories most often involve Fat Freddy and his marijuana-induced "munchies" increased appetite. The squalor engendered by the Brothers' indolence is often highlighted; several strips feature the household's cockroach population, ruled over by a fascist monarchy.
Several stories satirize governments , particularly the U. These stories invariably show politicians and their agents as corrupt , incompetent, or both.
The theme of foreign travel is sometimes explored, most notably in the three-part Idiots Abroad series. It is common for the story-lines to begin with an air of realism, but rapidly descend into comic pantomime.
The Freak Brothers comics include several catchphrases:. The story involved the brothers' attempts to raise cash to make their rent deadline the trio being in danger of being evicted from their apartment.
Fat Freddy gains employment at a local food store run by graphic artist Robert Crumb 's character Mr. Natural also used without permission. Feb 06, Chris rated it it was amazing.
The Marx Brothers of comics. Where is this sort of warts and all humor today in indy comics? Why does everything have to be so mother fucking quaint? Jun 13, Leslie Davison rated it it was amazing. Gilbert Shelton's greatest creations, the Freak Brothers are a snapshot of a section of society that never was! Having said that the Brothers are funny, frenetic, fanciful and a few further figurative and alliterative adjectives.
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Anyone looking for protracted story arcs might be disappointed but the F. Bros won't care, they'll just careen down their chaotic, drug addled path delivering sharp, satirical jabs at s hippie culture.
Y' gotta admire Shelton's work here; the Brothers look like quick character sketches but they are, in fact, fully fleshed out, especially the cat, and you'll soon be laughing and sniggering. Remember, please, that "The Fabulous Furry Freak Brothers" are only a comic strip and are not to be emulated at any time.
Jan 06, Kenny rated it it was amazing. The best example of the hippy comic. Irreverent yet totally relevant even more so today anarchic, hilarious and totally engrossing storytelling.
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Sep 18, Forever Young Adult added it Shelves: Graded By: Brian Cover Story: It Was Totally, Like What Was I Talking About? Arty Art: Stoned Laughter Bonus Factors: Cat, Underground Comix Bromance Status: Feb 28, Irra Bernal rated it really liked it. While Robert Crumb is commonly accepted as the emperor of underground american comic, the uderrated Gilbert Shelton clearly steals the show when it comes to a more "realistic" approach to the real underground from that golden era.
Freak Brothers epitomizes the countercultural daily life concept in an exercise that skillfully mixes both nice drawing technique and humorous yet clever and critical stories. In this compilation book, very nice designed by the way, you will find the basics to get fami While Robert Crumb is commonly accepted as the emperor of underground american comic, the uderrated Gilbert Shelton clearly steals the show when it comes to a more "realistic" approach to the real underground from that golden era.
In this compilation book, very nice designed by the way, you will find the basics to get familiarized with the cream of the crop from the USA underground comic. Sep 12, Solitairerose rated it really liked it. One of the few underground comix that stands up to the test of time. A doper comedy that simply sets up funny situations and plays them for all they are worth. Shelton's art is loose, cartoony and helps wrings the laughs out of the situations.
Well worth it if you want to know what the underground comix movement was all about. Sep 19, Julie Rylie rated it liked it Shelves: Fat Freddy frequently gets "burned" during drug transactions; when he does "score" he typically contrives to lose the drugs in various ways, such as by dumping them out of a shopping bag in front of a cooling fan, which then blows them out the window onto a police car. Fat Freddy comes from an unexceptional large family in Cleveland. He is driven away by an angry mob as soon as they hear the name Freekowtski.
Other recurring characters include: Fat Freddy's Cat appears mainly in his own, separate strip at the bottom of the one-page Freak Brothers strips getting his start just as Krazy Kat did.
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He also has several multi-page stories devoted to him. Many of his strips parallel a storyline in the corresponding Freak Brothers story, and often have themes of a scatological nature. He has several "nephews" who refer to him as "Uncle F.
He is far smarter than his owner whom he frequently refers to as "the obese one" and regards the Freak Brothers with amused contempt. He is also the subject of several spin-off collections of stories. Hiram "Country" Cowfreak, a hippy who grows vast quantities of marijuana at his isolated farmstead.
He is referred to as the Freak Brothers' "cousin". Dealer McDope, one of the trio's dealers. He is often mentioned in the strips but rarely appears in person.
Tricky Prickears, a blind, deaf and reactionary detective, sometimes billed as "The Freak Brothers' favorite law enforcement officer".
The character is a parody of Dick Tracy , to the extent that Shelton drew his appearances in a different style, resembling that of Tracy's creator Chester Gould.
Governor Rodney Richpigge, a stereotypically rich, corrupt politician whom the Freak Brothers hold in general contempt.
The Governor's son is a cocaine dealer. Story-lines and themes[ edit ] Fat Freddy, with his cat Drug use is the predominant theme that runs throughout all volumes of this title.
The protagonists "live in a state of blissful torpor relieved only by bursts of paranoia or stimulant-induced frenzy.
Heroin is usually missing from the list. In one adventure, Franklin is shown to turn down an offer of "smack" when hitching a ride. These stories most often involve Fat Freddy and his marijuana-induced "munchies" increased appetite.There's a great picture of a buddy of his who has this great set of glasses, a floppy hat and these mutton chops.
Shelton's art is loose, cartoony and helps wrings the laughs out of the situations. Many of the latter have a one-row skit featuring Fat Freddy's Cat at the bottom of the page. Details if other: A doper comedy that simply sets up funny situations and plays them for all they are worth.
Refresh and try again. Hidden categories: Rex rated it it was amazing Apr 06, Dealer McDope, one of the trio's dealers.