Doofus (comics)

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Doofus
DoofusOmnibus.jpg
The cover of The Doofus Omnibus (Fantagraphics, Oct. 2002). Art by Rick Altergott.
Publication information
PublisherFantagraphics
First appearanceEightball #8 (Fantagraphics, May 1992)
Created byRick Altergott
In-story information
SpeciesHuman
Place of originFlowertown, U.S.A.
PartnershipsHenry Hotchkiss
Stink Hair Stu
Doofus
Series publication information
ScheduleIrregular
FormatOngoing series
Genrealternative/underground
Publication dateDecember 1994 – Spring 1997
Number of issues2
Main character(s)Doofus
Creative team
Writer(s)Rick Altergott
Artist(s)Rick Altergott
Collected editions
The Doofus OmnibusISBN 1-56097-494-X

Doofus is an American alternative comic book character created by Rick Altergott. In the low-brow, scatological strip, Doofus and his sidekick/pal Henry Hotchkiss are two foolish creeps who have adventures in the fictional Flowertown, USA. Fantagraphics Books published two issues of the series from 1994 to 1997.[1]

Characterization[edit]

Doofus is a short, obese grown man with facial stubble and a pageboy haircut, topped by a straw boater. He is a known liar and obnoxious human being, with an affinity for sniffing women's underwear.[2]

Publication history[edit]

Doofus strips first appeared in the alternative weekly The Stranger.[citation needed] Doofus's comic book debut was in Eightball #8 (Fantagraphics, May 1992). From 1995 to 1998, Doofus strips appeared as a backup feature in Peter Bagge's Hate, issues #21–26, and #29–30. The character also appeared in various publications, including Heavy Metal, and other comic books published by Fantagraphics, including Raisin Pie.

In 2014, Altergott produced a weekly Doofus-related comic for Vice titled Flowertown USA.[3]

List of appearances[edit]

  • Eightball #8 (Fantagraphics Books, May 1992)
  • Heavy Metal vol. 17, #4 (Metal Mammoth Inc., September 1993)
  • Doofus #1 (Fantagraphics, December 1994)
  • Hate #21 (Fantagraphics, December 1995)
  • Hate #22 (Fantagraphics, March 1996)
  • Hate #23 (Fantagraphics, June 1996)
  • Hate #24 (Fantagraphics, August 1996) — featuring Stink Hair Stu
  • Hate #25 (Fantagraphics, December 1996)
  • Hate #26 (Fantagraphics, March 1997)
  • Doofus #2 (Fantagraphics, Spring 1997)
  • Hate #29 (Fantagraphics, January 1998)
  • Hate #30 (Fantagraphics, May 1998)
  • Doofus Omnibus (Fantagraphics, October 2002)
  • Raisin Pie #1 (Fantagraphics, October 2002)
  • Legal Action Comics #2 (Dirty Danny Legal Defense Fund, 2003)
  • Kramers Ergot #7 (Buenaventura Press, 2008) — featuring Stink Hair Stu
  • Raisin Pie #2 (Fantagraphics, July 2003)
  • Raisin Pie #3 (Fantagraphics, Spring 2004)
  • Raisin Pie #4 (Fantagraphics, September 2005)
  • Raisin Pie #5 (Fantagraphics, July 2007)
  • Vice (2014) — weekly series

References[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Rick Altergott profile, Lambiek Comiclopedia. Accessed Sept. 25, 2018.
  2. ^ Olsen, Ray. "The Doofus Omnibus," Booklist (December 1, 2002), p. 640.
  3. ^ Flowertown, USA (episode 1). Accessed May 20, 2014.

Sources consulted[edit]

  • Altergott, Rick. Doofus Omnibus. Fantagraphics, Seattle, Wash.. 2002

External links[edit]