i'm looking for the first five years - van hammersveld was art director, rick griffin was in-house cartoonist, you know, the rare stuff. if you find any of that shit (and you likely won't) for a fair price (under $5 a copy) buy it. if you want to part with it, contact me, ok?
CARtoons actually began waaaay back in the early sixties. it was a 'vehicle' (pun intended) for a whole lot of cool cartoonists before the underground comix scene open up room for them.. you can find gilbert shelton and even terry gilliam (before he split for england and joined monty python) doing stuff for CARtoons. they even had a whole issue of ed roth stuff, and later did a shortlived spinoff of roth comics - even a coloring book for the kiddies, i believe. amazing mag, but try to find early issues, now. it's harder to get than early surfer mags.
yeah, if you look at those books they put out (if you get yer sweaty little paws on 'em - they're very rare) you obviously see that she both pre-dated and post-dated work with walter's. he was an 'art director', never an artist. then there's that ridiculous culted-up 'lawsuit' and all. the life story of the keanes is one of those great american hustler-fuckup stories. sooooo california!