WET MAGAZINE - #14 w/ RARE MATT GROENING ART! and Herb Ritts cover.



MUD #14 Sept-Oct 1978

Eating Dirt

Barbara Radice interviews Fiorucci

"Much Of His Hair" by Linda Frye Burnham

WET interviews Tom Verlaine

"Forbidden Words" by Matt Groening (with Binky from "Life In Hell")

Cover: Cocoa Mitchell by Herb Ritts


#14 includes …


… the ultra-rare Wet Magazine September/October 1978 Issue that contains the 1st professional Cartoon Sale that Matt Groening made. Matt Groening's strip titled "Forbidden Words" was featured on the last page ! To find this Magazine in this condition is not possible. This Magazine is in serious good Condition. Contains the original inserts shown in the photo. This is an absolute must for the True Matt Groening fan or Collector. An authentic Part of History !


  • Doctor Noe 3y

    Speakin' o' Groening, this is his first published "Life In Hell"-type piece pre-Simpsons. It is from a magazine called Wet; I had a fairly complete set but sold it off on EBay (to make room for more stuff) and detritus from three issues are all that remain since a hard drive crash eradicated other anal-retentively scanned issues.
  • Doctor Noe 3y

    "... Seems like only yesterday ('83-'84) that Deborah Caplan was in my office rep'ing MG's drawings, about when publishing the first book."
    – K.R.A.
    Matt Groening Ends His ‘Life in Hell’ (The Comic Strip, That Is)
    June 20, 2012, 10:11 AM

    While his animated comedy “The Simpsons” has been on the air a mere 22 seasons and counting, series creator Matt Groening has spent those years – and then some – drawing his syndicated comic strip “Life in Hell.” But soon that streak and the comic itself, which ran more than 30 years and played a crucial role in the creation of “The Simpsons,” will be no more: Mr. Groening has said he is ending the strip.

    “I’ve had great fun, in a Sisyphean kind of way,” Mr. Groening said in an e-mail to the Web site Poynter.org, “but the time has come to let Binky and Sheba and Bongo and Akbar and Jeff take some time off.”

    “Life in Hell,” which introduced the aforementioned characters – three bucktoothed, anthropomorphic rabbits and a fez-wearing gay couple – first appeared in Wet Magazine in 1978, moving to L.A. Weekly and then the L.A. Reader while acquainting readers with Mr. Groening’s sardonic perspectives on childhood, dating, family and rock-music criticism.
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