Cover art featuring Popeye and Olive Oyl, CHICAGO SEED Vol. 5, #6 (June 1970). Bob LONDON.
Cover art featuring Popeye and Olive Oyl, CHICAGO SEED Vol. 5, #6 (June 1970).
Cover art featuring Popeye and Olive Oyl, CHICAGO SEED Vol. 5, #6 (June 1970).
Cover art featuring Popeye and Olive Oyl, CHICAGO SEED Vol. 5, #6 (June 1970).

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Cover art featuring Popeye and Olive Oyl, CHICAGO SEED Vol. 5, #6 (June 1970).

Tabloid newspaper format, 32pp.

London was a member of the Air Pirates collective (item #3), and, as a long-term fan of E.C. Segar and his comic creation, later drew the daily Popeye newspaper strip. He was fired by King Features in 1992 for a story alluding to abortion in which the character Sea Hag uttered the words "Drat! There goes Roe v. Wade" after Olive Oyl wanted to return a baby robot she didn't remember ordering from the Home Shopping Network. This issue of The Seed features Olive Oyl on the front cover with her fist raised in a feminist salute, dedicated "to our oppressed sisters everywhere - who are gonna be free - you better believe it - by any means necessary."

Also: Tom Hayden on "liberated zones" (bohemian enclaves) and "Free Territories… centers from which a challenge to the whole Establishment is mounted"; the Free City Directory; White Panther Party; the Suzy Creamcheese Collective of Women's Liberation survival revival; Dave Moberg on the Chicago 15; Gilbert Shelton's Fabulous Furry Freak Brothers strip; Free Sisters! Women's Liberation section, including a Weatherwoman text, advice on abortion and sexual health, and cartoons by three women; concert ad. for the Grateful Dead, The Stooges and others at the Aragon Ballroom, and two-colour back cover ad. announcing the Fred Hampton Memorial Concert in Grant Park with Spirit, Buffy St. Marie and Leo Kottke.

Old central horizontal fold, o/w Very Good plus, with back cover mailing stamp of Mojo Entmooter (a fanzine edited by Greg Shaw and Suzy Shaw in Fairfax, California).

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