Thursday, April 9, 2009

Bijou Funnies with Snappy Sammy Smoot Cover by Skip Williamson


Well, now here is a Classic, Bijou Funnies #2 with Skip Williamson's Snappy Sammy Smoot cover. We found it online for only $19.95 at Comix Bazaar.com. Bijou Funnies was a Jay Lynch and Skip Williamson combined effort that Jay published under the name of Bijou Publishing Empire. Skip and Jay had been getting published by a number of smaller offbeat publications as well as Harvey Kurtzman's Help Magazine. When Help folded the two just decided to go for it. The comic was published out of Chicago, and featured Jay Lynch, Skip Williamson, R. Crumb, Gilbert Shelton, Jay Kinney, and Dave Herring in 1968. Skip did the second issue cover with Snappy Sammy Smoot.

1 comment:

sorryguy said...

Great story. Nice to hear another person's perspective from that time. I love the story of how Bijou came to be.