Laffs*Gags* Guffaws*Practical Advice*Thrills Psychic Violence*Eyeball Kicks*Things to do Too!
No Minors Allows to Read this comic.
Sept. 1971 Published by Public Pubications (sic) -920 Temperance Street, Saskatoon, Sask. © 1971 Dave Geary. Strories, Characters, and incidents in this comic book are all true!
Called the first truly underground comic!
Alright, so here’s a hot comic from Canada’s underground which, as I write this, is selling for $156 on ebay. Completely produced by David Stewart Geary, or Dave Geary, the comic focuses primarily on beer and features much of the same bawdy tones as many other comix of its time. Geary was another master of the Underground comix age in Canada, producing other titles such as Gopher Freedom and Fleshapoids.
Definitely some mature content, and I have to tell an anecdote. Inside the front cover in the indicia, there is what I assume to be a purposeful “typo”. This typo asserts that the comic was published by Public Pubications, and not Public Publications. I laughed, which I’m sure was the intent of the writer. The funnier still was the entry made in the old finding aid. The person who went through this collection before me did not put down a publisher! There’s no way they could have missed this, and it’s blasphemy that they put nothing. What I assume happened was that they couldn’t cross check it, and rather than embarrassingly putting down what was there, they put nothing at all.
Published in Saskatoon in September of 1971, the heart of the Underground comix era, Geary did put out two more issues after this one. Here are the titles from Beer Comix #1:
In the first Chimo comic, Chimo’s name is given this introduction:
*Chimo (Pron. CHEE-MO) Ancient Canadian Colloquialism. Mod. trans. “Eat poop white eyes”
Dave Geary was a key figure in the Canadian underground movement. He was associated with Saskatoon and contributed to such titles as Bridge City Beer Comix (1971-1973), Bridge City Revue (2 issues, 1976 and 1981), Fleshapoids from Earth (1974), Gopher Freedom Comix (1975), Nature Comix (1970) and Scratchatune Comics.