The Caterer comic
33 years after the spectacular collapse of Pearl Comics, a celebration of the cause of that collapse - Jeff Lint's THE CATERER. FLOATING WORLD COMICS have now produced an expanded edition of THE CATERER issue 3, with bonus material.
Described by Alan Moore as "the holy barnacle of failure", The Caterer dragged Pearl into a legal hell when its hero spent the whole of Issue 9 on a killing spree in Disneyland. The smirking Jack Marsden became a cult figure and role model for enigmatic idiots in the mid-70s. His style and catchphrases were such an insider code that hundreds of people got beaten up by baffled or enraged onlookers.
Steve Aylett and Floating World present a reprint of Issue 3: this stand-out issue includes the beginning of Marsden's goat obsession, a fierce appearance by the ghostly Hoston Pete, a great example of the Marsden 'stillness' and no less than four classic Marsden hallucinations. The leaning Chief Bayard's preoccupation with our hero results in the violent deaths of six people, and Jack delivers his infamous 'lipstick for dogs' diatribe.
Color throughout - full use of the word 'thru', the term 'strides' for pants, and repetition of the phrase 'stroll on', never used by a single person in real life ever.
For those who read LINT and those who love Lint, an artifact to baffle friends and scorch the eyelashes of one's enemies.
Includes ads and letters pages in the Caterer style, plus posters and short eds about The Caterer and Jeff Lint. This is an oblong gift to fans of 70s pulp and of cult author Jeff Lint.
"two of my all-time favourite comics are Aylett's Johnny Viable and his Terse Friends and The Caterer,... I could never claim to approach the perfect poise and relentless originality of his wordplay" - Grant Morrison