Doctor Gumbo’s One True Jazz Comic

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The Captain’s ‘major opus’, Doctor Gumbo’s One True Jazz Comic follows the seedy little jazz presenter on his mysterious quest around Sydney, in company with an entourage of jazz legends such as Joe Lane, Gunjo Paterson, and the spirits of departed greats.

Out of concern for the sanity of readers, this 60-page epic has been kindly serialised for the sake of Jazz veracity.

Empanelled Book Two: Frivolous Fables

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Book 2 of Empanelled collects R.Nold’s works of comicstrip Fantasy, featuring a serialisation of his epic Doctor Gumbo’s One True Jazz Comic, based on the 1970s ABC radio series on Sydney’s 2JJ, leavened with shorter stories of imagination.

A “Reality Interlude” comprises a panel by panel transcription of the 1980s notorious-among-musicians recording of drummer Buddy Rich castigating his recalcitrant band. A shocker.

The “P’Funktory P’Fantom” episodes are a sad indictment of what can happen when a comicbook Hero loses interest in his destiny as a Good Example.

Besides these Main Features, there are 28 shorter stories, plus more of Nold’s Flash Frames, gags, paintings, and full page reproductions of the famous Card series “The Act”, featuring the lachrymose clown, Boppo — and more arcane secrets from the Church of SubGenius!

Colour coded pages allow easy reference to serialised or single stories, but mainly continue a thrilling rainbow effect from Book 1.

“A perfect gift for Clowns, Fools and Numbskulls!”
— Dr. C. Gumbo