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  • davidwills 7:17 am on April 15, 2012 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Coprophilia, , , dot to dot, , , , scat, schoolkids oz,   

    Schoolkids OZ – Dot To Dot Do It 

    Clue: Shiitake mushroom

  • davidwills 7:11 am on April 15, 2012 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: cartoon, , , , , robert crumb, rupert bear, schoolkids oz,   

    Schoolkids OZ – Rubert Bares All! 

    Please read the numbers in the bottom left hand corner, the rugged logic of this epic is only apparent when one reads down the columns – not across.

    Here’s the Robert Crumb Rupert Bear strip collaged and hand colour-separated into Schoolkids OZ, done by schoolkid Viv Kylastron. This being one of the issues I helped design, I completed the overlay when Viv left it unfinished. Surprisingly this issue became the subject of a high-profile obscenity case with this cartoon attracting special note.

    At first, because the names in the credits did not list the occupations of the accused, everybody listed was prosecuted. When we were all herded into John Mortimer QC’s paneled office there were maybe 8 people in the room all charged with whatever the cops had cooked up. Council worked some legal words and all except the editors, Richard Neville, Jim Anderson and Felix Dennis, were able to leave.

    I heard Felix talking to Richard at a ’95 Oz reunion in London saying that he’d heard from so-snd-so that the whole court case was pre-arranged by the government to first have the fusty old judge declare them guilty, to give ’em a taste of jail, eh what, then let them go on appeal.

    • Lucy 10:41 pm on December 29, 2013 Permalink | Reply

      Where did you get the name Viv Kylastron from? His name is Viv (Vivian) Berger.

    • Paul Gravett 2:21 pm on February 1, 2014 Permalink | Reply

      Hello David, I am co-curating a big exhibition on British comics, incl undergrounds, for the British Library. It would be great to be in touch and hear more about the Oz schoolkids issue and trial. Is Viv Berger still around? The BL has audio tapes of the trial we will play extracts from incl. Viv’s cross examination. Paul

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