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2 November 2017

Gilbert Shelton signing announced

Gosh comics have announced a rare opportunity to meet comics counter-culture icon Gilbert Shelton, here's what they have to say...

Counter culture hero Gilbert Shelton will be with here from Saturday the 27th November, 1-2pm, signing his work to celebrate fifty freakin' years since the Fabulous Furry Freak Brothers!

For those who've been in a green haze since 1960, Gilbert Shelton might be considered one of the godfather's of stoner comics, starting with the Superman parody strips Wonder Wart Hog, in 1961 followed by the equally iconic Fabulous Furry Freak Brothers and the spin off Fat Freddy's cat in 1977. He never made it to Vietnam (as was considered unfit after admitting to having taken LSD), but his cartoon creations did, becoming a significant part of the cultural and emotional resistance that defined the era. He was also active in San Francisco music scene, after moving to the city in 1978, designing LP covers, for the Grateful Dead's 1978 Shakedown street among others.

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