As promised, here’s the Gilbert Shelton interview what I done with Tymbus when he came to Brighton to promote his Fabulous Furry Freak Brothers Omnibus.  In this podcast he talks about the Freak Brothers, Robert Crumb, Bungee Jumping and lots more.

Mr Shelton is considered by many to be one of the world’s most influential underground cartoonists. You should listen!

Look! That’s him!


21 Responses to “The Gilbert Shelton interview podcast.”

  1. The Beast Must Die! Says:

    What a cool interview. He seems like a very humble, affable dude. Great accent.

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  5. Jason Says:

    The file seems to’ve gone missing here. I’d love to give it a listen; any chance of it being re-uploaded?


  6. Zom Says:

    Ah, someone noticed. I’ll ask Lactus if he’s still got it!

  7. Gary Lactus Says:

    Should be fixed now. Thanks for pointing that out.

  8. Vin Scheihagen Says:

    I worked briefly with Gilbert on the Texas Ranger and only today thought of trying to find him on Google. It’s good to hear his voice again. I’m pretty sure I would not have recognized him on the street but he sound like the same ol’ Gilbert. I still have copies of those first Wonder Warthog comics.

  9. Zom Says:

    Glad to be of service

  10. dAve Says:

    He looks a bit like Richard Stilgoe!!!


  11. Ben Says:

    Great listen to go along with the Omnibus I got for xmas today! Cheers guys.

  12. rudi Says:

    Well the interview was like an interview, boring.
    What can you expect, the interviewer was always told to do the opposite of what GS is drawing, all mothers did say that to their children.
    Teachers said dont read it, the police officer, the minister and the Queen said it may not exist.The pope didnt read it.
    Bright on

  13. spitwad Says:

    my comment is not about the interview. it’s about meeting one of the writers or artist, i can’t remember. in 1972 summer a friend and i (i was 16) ran away from midland, tx to san francisco. we stayed with his sister& boyfriend . the boy friend saied he worked for the furry freak brothers comic’s.we did all sorts of dope, also spitwad’s. i don’t remember his name. maybe someone could find the people who worked on the comic back in ’72-’73.

    thank-you spitwad

  14. Jeff Barton Says:

    Brilliant interview! I’m 46, and since I was 16 I’ve made life worth living by regular readings of the Freak Brothers adventures.

  15. ren Says:

    Great to hear Gilbert Shelton. His comics and R. Crumb’s got me through a brush with death after an accident. Sadly, there are no comix and no popular music like there was then (except for blues). I would love to see his movie be made, but I was hoping it would be in animated form with the same cartoon characters we know and love. Crumb’s “Fritz the Cat” was a big success, but it was his only one. Not selling out probably had lots to do with that. I wish GS well and thank him for all the laughs. He kept me sane.

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