Blab!

 BLAB   (Kitchen Sink, 1986-2007)

™ and © Kitchen Sink Press, Inc.

Blab! is a 120–page eclectic collection of comics, illustrations, and pop graphics with a decidedly multi-cultural flavor. Contributors range from underground comix granddaddy Spain Rodriguez to erotic French illustrator Walter Minus, with a host of American and international artists kicking in multi–page strips and single illustrations and paintings. The best of the sequential art includes C.P. Freund and Peter and Maria Hoey’s multi–part faux–Tintin “Shadow of the Mirage,” the latest installment in Mark Landman’s Fetal Elvis series, “Fetal Elvis Gets Drafted!” and Spain’s autobiographical, “The Education of an Underground Cartoonist.” Blab! provides a needed outlet for work that doesn’t fit neatly into any category, such as Bob Staake’s funky take on the songs of Steely Dan and Sue Coe and Judith Bordy’s cautionary screed “Fowl Plague.” Editor Monte Beauchamp contributes an amusing history of the World War II “Kilroy Was Here” phenomenon, and other features range from the disturbing Crumb meets Bosch of Blanquet to the lush pulpish “Cornered” by Owen Smith. Some of the more outlandish pieces might not be for everyone, but, on the whole, Blab! goes down pretty smoothly.

— Timothy J. Wood

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#1

  7/1/1986
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 Monte Beauchamp 

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  6/1/1995
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Odd-sized anthology; Summer 1995  

#9

  9/1/1997
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Odd-sized anthology; Fall 1997  

#10

  9/1/1998
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Odd-sized anthology; Fall 1998  

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#14

  2/1/2004
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Odd-sized anthology; Autumn 2004Camille Rose Garcia, Matti Hagelberg, Bob Staake, Nicholas Debon, Peter Kuper, Marc Rosenthal, Monte Beauchamp, Christian Northeast, Walter Minus, Gary Baseman, Gary, David Sandlin, Don Colley, Owen Smith, Tom Huck, Tim Biskup, David Goldin, Stephan Blanquet, Fred Stonehouse, The Clayton Brothers, Doug Fraser, Gary Taxali, Laura Levine, C.P. Freund, Judith Brody, Mark Landman, Vinnie, Jeffrey Steele, Greg Clarke, Reumann, Robel, Spain Rodriguez, Geoffrey Grahn, Drew FriedmanCamille Rose Garcia, Matti Hagelberg, Bob Staake, Nicholas Debon, Peter Kuper, Marc Rosenthal, Monte Beauchamp, Christian Northeast, Walter Minus, Gary Baseman, Gary, David Sandlin, Don Colley, Owen Smith, Tom Huck, Tim Biskup, David Goldin, Stephan Blanquet, Fred Stonehouse, The Clayton Brothers, Doug Fraser, Gary Taxali, Laura Levine, Peter Hoey, Maria Hoey, Sue Coe, Mark Landman, Vinnie, Jeffrey Steele, Greg Clarke, Reumann, Robel, Spain Rodriguez, Geoffrey Grahn, Drew Friedman

#16

  10/1/2005
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Autumn 2005Andrea Dezso, Geoffrey Grahn, Paco Alcazar, David Sandlin, Sergio Ruzzier, Hoey, Spain Rodriguez, Mats, Christian Northeast, Esther Pearl Watson, Greg Clarke, Bob Staake, Mark Todd, Henrik Drescher, Peter Kuper, Walter Minus, David Burd, Gary Tazali, Owen Smith, Brian Cronin, J. Bradley Johnson, Fred Stonehouse, Lou Brooks, Laura Levine, Gary Baseman, Marc Rosenthal, Mark Landman, Sue Coe, Drew Friedman, The Clayton BrothersAndrea Dezso, Geoffrey Grahn, Paco Alcazar, David Sandlin, Sergio Ruzzier, Hoey, Spain Rodriguez, Mats, Christian Northeast, Esther Pearl Watson, Greg Clarke, Bob Staake, Mark Todd, Henrik Drescher, Peter Kuper, Walter Minus, David Burd, Gary Tazali, Owen Smith, Brian Cronin, J. Bradley Johnson, Fred Stonehouse, Lou Brooks, Laura Levine, Gary Baseman, Marc Rosenthal, Mark Landman, Sue Coe, Drew Friedman, The Clayton Brothers

#17

  9/1/2006
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Autumn 2006