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dirty laundry 2 1st
brilliant writing
masterpiece art
historical bonus 5
total score 10
Dirty Laundry Comics #2
1st Printing / January, 1978 / 36 pages / Last Gasp
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Dirty Laundry Comics #2 was published in January, 1978, when Robert Crumb and Aline Kominsky were about to be married and well-settled in Winters, California. The 30-page feature story covers three years in Robert and Aline's life and is a masterpiece of autobiographical comics. It is funny, tragic and insightful, but above all searingly honest as it exposes the peculiar reality of Robert and Aline's relationship. The story is followed by a very entertaining three-page section of fan letters.

Dirty Laundry Comics #2 represents the beginning of Robert and Aline's new life narrative and Robert's evolving perspective, which would culminate with the simultaneous birthings of Weirdo magazine and Sophie Crumb in 1981. Robert and Aline were both innovators and veterans of the autobiographical comic story genre, but Dirty Laundry set a new standard in the way it shared scripting and artistic duties between two powerful voices.

There are two printings of this comic book, both by Last Gasp. The 1st printing (10,000 copies) has a $1.00 cover price and the 2nd printing (unknown copies) has a $1.25 cover price.
Robert Crumb - 1-36 (collaboration)
Aline Kominski - 1-36 (collaboration)