Armadillo Comics

 ARMC   (Rip Off, 1969, 1971, 1973)

ô and ©1971 Jim Franklin

Texan Jim Franklin managed to get his work published by Rip Off Press in the early 70s. The series was a showcase for Franklinís short pieces, which were mostly surreal comics and pictures of armadillos. The armadillo is Franklinís central icon, and he uses it as a symbol for everything. The pieces are bizarre and nonlinear, and expertly drawn in a confident hatching style. A forgotten underground, Jim Franklinís Armadillo Comics are a good example of the unique expression of one artist.

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#1

  1/1/1969
  $0.50
  $2.50
No copies available
B&W. Wraparound cover. Indicia title: Armadillo. ďArmadillo is published in Austin, Texas." [i.e., NOT published by Rip Off]Jim Franklin, Gilbert Shelton, John Shelton, Dan Traverso, Glen WhiteheadJim Franklin, Gilbert Shelton, John Shelton, Dan Traverso, Glen Whitehead

#2

  1/1/1971
  $0.50
  $15.00
1 copy available for $49.99
B&WJim Franklin, Don Van VlietJim Franklin, Don Van Vliet, Meggan Durden

#2 (2nd printing)

  1/1/1971
  $0.50
  $0.50
No copies available
White ROP logoJim Franklin, Don Van VlietJim Franklin, Don Van Vliet, Meggan Durden

#3

  1/1/1973
  $0.00
  $5.00
No copies available
Published by Real Free Press; B&WJim FranklinJim Franklin