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Gilbert Shelton

Gilbert Shelton (b. 1940) is an underground cartoonist known for his comics characters Wonder Wart-Hog and the Fabulous Furry Freak Brothers. Shelton got his start in comics while in college, drawings cartoons for the Texas Ranger. After years of contributing cartoons to various magazines, in 1968 Shelton created his own 24-page comic, Feds ‘N’ Heads. Shortly after, he moved to San Francisco and joined the Zap collective, debuting in issue #3. His involvement with Zap was an artistically fruitful one, lasting several years and cementing his place in the history of the underground comics movement. Shelton was also a co-founder of Rip Off Press, which published underground comics including God Nose, many Freak Brothers comics, and various R. Crumb publications. He received a Will Eisner Lifetime Achievement Award in 2012.