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The Fabulous Furry Freak Brothers In the 21st Century and Other Follies (Freak Brothers Follies) (Hardcover)
The hilarity never stops in this second collection of The Fabulous Furry Freak Brothers comics stories, featuring the Brothers’ trip to the 21st century and two Fat Freddy’s Cat solo escapades.
In this collection of hilarious and politically correct short comics, Freewheelin’ Franklin, Phineas, and Fat Freddy form a band; bring home a stray container of plutonium; try to make it through a whole day without getting stoned; and help Phineas through his pregnancy, in "Phineas Gets an Abortion." (About which, say no more). (Oh, did we say: "politically correct?" Just kidding!)
In the titular title story, the Freak Brothers venture outside on a mission to score a little weed. It is their first encounter with the wonders of the 21st century. ("Still illegal?") Plus: Fat Freddy’s Cat stars in two solo adventures, including a visit to "Cat Heaven." Fat Freddy himself stars in a bonanza of satirical sketches skewering such targets as Star Wars, G.I. Joe, and Superman.
The Fabulous Furry Freak Brothers in the 21st Century and Other Follies by Gilbert Shelton and Paul Mavrides is the second release in this special series of seven graphic albums. (The series presents all the Freak Brothers’ adventures chronologically, but individual albums will come out in a different order.) The Fabulous Furry Freak Brothers comics have sold more than 45 million copies worldwide in 16 languages. The Freak Brothers, the animated series now streaming on Tubi, stars Woody Harrelson, Pete Davidson, John Goodman, and Tiffany Haddish.
About the Author
Gilbert Shelton (b. 1940, Houston, Texas), a founding father of the underground comix movement, is the creator of the iconic comix characters The Fabulous Furry Freak Brothers, Fat Freddy’s Cat, and Wonder Wart-Hog. He was inducted into the Will Eisner Award Hall of Fame in 2012. He has been known to sing and play piano for the Blum Brothers, a Paris-based rhythm and blues group. He lives in Paris, France, with his wife and an ever-changing number of cats.
Paul Mavrides (b. 1952), an enigmatic cartoonist, painter, and graphic artist, began collaborating with Gilbert Shelton on The Freak Brothers in 1978. He is a founding member of the Church of the SubGenius. In 1997, after a six-year legal battle, he won a landmark decision for artists’ rights in California that established a legal equivalency between written-word authors and cartoonists.