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bijou 6 1st
brilliant writing
exceptional art
historical bonus 3
total score 9
Bijou Funnies #6
1st Printing / September, 1971 / 36 Pages / Kitchen Sink

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Bijou Funnies #6 earns a Top Twenty Underground Cover award with this Robert Crumb gem. The lettering and background on the cover reminds me a bit of his artwork for "Ultra Super Modernistic Comics" from Head Comix. Inside, Crumb contributes a terrific ProJunior story, Jay Lynch delivers two Nard n' Pat tales and Snappy Sammy Smoot becomes a serial killer. Another highlight is "Hef's Pad", where Crumb, Lynch and Williamson describe their visit to the Playboy mansion, which is based on a true story. The Bijou series steps it up another notch as Lynch (the editor) relies on four of the smartest guys in the underground for the content of this issue.
There are four printings of this comic book, all by Kitchen Sink and all with 50-cent cover prices. It is believed that approximately 10,000 copies were produced for each printing, but Kennedy's Price Guide only confirms that for the latter three printings, not the first. The 1st printing does not indicate which printing it is, but the 2nd, 3rd and 4th indicate their printing order on the inside front cover.

It is very difficult to differentiate between the printings without access to the print indicia on the inside front cover. However, the trim and color saturation on the front cover of the 4th printing does seem consistently distinct from the other three. There is more artwork visible on the top and right edges of the front cover compared to the other three, and the inks appear to be printed especially heavy.
Jay Lynch - (editor) 2, 10-15, 22, 23, 24 (collaboration), 35 (ad)
Robert Crumb - 1, 3-8, 24 (collaboration)
Justin Green - 9, 25-34
Skip Williamson - 16-21, 24 (collaboration), 36

bijou 6 2nd


bijou 6 4th
2nd Printing
50-cent cover, states print edition on IFC.
4th Printing
50-cent cover, states
print edition on IFC.