Michelle Schlachta Remembers Partying with Ron Turner
This year, Litquake's annual tribute variety show gleefully roasts Last Gasp Comics and its proprietor, Ron Turner (aka Baba Ron), who founded Last Gasp on Earth Day (April 15, 1970) with the publication of Slow Death Funnies #1. In the ensuing 40-plus years, Last Gasp has disseminated all kinds of comics, "lowbrow" art, and other essential underground culture to the masses, including the work of R. Crumb, Justin Green, Bill Griffith, Aline Kominsky-Crumb, Frank Kozik, Mark Ryden, Todd Schorr, Winston Smith, Spain, Robert Williams, S. Clay Wilson, and countless others.
Over four decades, many artists, writers and filmmakers have gotten their start in the Gasp warehouse. Each year, the company's Christmas party donates thousands of dollars to the Martin de Porres House of Hospitality charity. For Ron Turner's professional and community efforts, we will royally skewer him, with live music, visuals and performance, and a parade of friends, former employees, bill collectors, and special surprise guests.
Featuring:Leah GarchikBucky SinisterJon LonghiCharlie WintonSusie BrightEd IveyJay KinneyJohn LawWinston SmithJohn Morris