The Fabulous Furry Freak Brothers: Grass Roots and Other Follies (Freak Brothers Follies) (Hardcover)
The third release in our Freak Brothers Follies series follows the Fabulous Furry Freak Brothers back to their hippie origins!
The Fabulous Furry Freak Brothers — Freewheelin’ Franklin, Phineas, and Fat Freddy — score some sinsemilla from a country cousin, start a softball league to score free drinks, adopt a possessed parakeet that outwits the D.E.A., and inadvertently take in a couple of undercover cops as housemates! The title story collects an epic that ran for over six months in newspapers, in which the Brothers, evicted from their apartment, move to the country to get back to nature — only to discover that nature doesn’t want them! Meanwhile, Fat Freddy’s Cat adapts much more readily to outdoor living. Then, in a bonus tale, the cat leads the way in the accidental animal rights adventure, “Animal Camp.”
Grass Roots and Other Follies is the third release in this special series of seven volumes compiling the complete Freak Brothers comic adventures. The Fabulous Furry Freak Brothers comics have sold more than 45 million copies worldwide in 16 languages, and these painstakingly restored hardcovers are the first North American bookshelf editions in more than thirty years.
The Freak Brothers, the popular animated series currently streaming on Tubi — and renewed for season 2, set to release in December 2022 — stars Woody Harrelson, Pete Davidson, John Goodman, and Tiffany Haddish.
Paul Mavrides (b. 1952), an enigmatic cartoonist, painter, and graphic artist, began collaborating with Gilbert Shelton on The Freak Brothers in 1978. He is a founding member of the Church of the SubGenius. In 1997, after a six-year legal battle, he won a landmark decision for artists’ rights in California that established a legal equivalency between written-word authors and cartoonists.
Dave Sheridan (June 7, 1943 – March 28, 1982) was an American cartoonist and underground comix artist. He was the creator of Dealer McDope and Tales from the Leather Nun and collaborated with Gilbert Shelton and Paul Mavrides on The Fabulous Furry Freak Brothers.