edited and designed by Monte Beauchamp
Blab! Volume 18 delivers like nobody's business, with a decided focus on the comic arts. Underneath the covers by Ryan Heshka are a slew of all-new comic stories: Mark Zingarelli reveals the "Chick's Club Taboo"; Euro-comics sensation Paco Alcazar tells a Lynchian superhero tale called "Obedience"; Pete Kuper dishes on the bullies that dogged him as a youth in "Bully for You!"; "Sirens of Silence" is cover artist Heshka's wordless depiction of a post-global disaster existence; Sue Coe presents the true tale of Coney Island's "Topsy the Elephant"; underground legend Skip Williamson serves up "Daddy Was a Lady," a portrait of legendary drag queen Rae Burton; Steven Guarnaccia returns with the story behind the man who created Miniature Golf in "Moe Greene's Hole in One"; Kramer's Ergot phenoms Xavier; and Helge prove once and for all that atheists are a product of cloned humans. Plus, Mark Frauenfelder of boingboing.com fame contributes the comic strip, "Juicemaker's Dream." This volume also features "Mr. Foney's Funnies," a feature on the bubble-gum card set that set the stage in 1960 for Topps' million dollar mega-hit, Wacky Packages.