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Roger Brand Obscure Obscene Seldom Seen Comics for Candid Press 1969 Vintage Sleaze








Roger Brand appears to have been one underground cartoonist who should have smoked weed instead of drunk booze. He passed away at the age of 42 leaving behind a large body of work, but work which I do not believe has been anthologized. If I am wrong, you can let me know hippie guys.

One thing I do know is that little, if any, of Brand's work for Candid Press in 1969 has appeared on the web. Brand did a continuing series titled "Camille." One week it might be "Modern Fun With Camille On The Planet CumQuat!" and the next "Camille vs. The Grand Empodent!" It was a sci-fi nudie sometimes, little more than an excuse to draw some breasts other times. I'm providing just a few of the panels Brand created for the series.

Jay Lynch had this to say on the Headcomix bulletin board: "But the hardest underground era collectors items to come by are back issues of CANDID PRESS, a Chicago shock & scandal weekly tabloid newspaper that Robert's brother-in-law Marty Pahls edited for the same people that published THE NATIONAL TATTLER. This paper is all stories that were made up out of thin air."
Well, that's good to read, as I have a pile of them.

The best information, and a tribute, to Roger Brand appears HERE on the Comics Reporter in an article by Kim Deitch
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