Gilbert Shelton celebrated the twentieth anniversary of Fabulous Furry Freak Brothers in 1998. But then realised that actually he’d created them in 1967, not 1968, appearing in The Roy in Austin, Texas one year earlier than previously thought.
Which is why Knockabout is celebrating the fiftieth anniversary of this group of hippie, stoner dropouts this year.
But rather than publishing an archive book, Fifty Freakin’ Years With The Fabulous Furry Freak Brothers will contain two-thirds new material by Shelton, including new strips Phineas Becomes A Suicide Bomber, Franklin Got His Gun and Fat Freddy Finds God.
It will be published in September, 64 pages, for £9.99/$12.95 by Knockabout.
I bought my comic from what I now realise was a head shop, when I was nine years old. I look forward to more later this year.