Inside Woody Allen
|Inside Woody Allen|
Panel from Inside Woody Allen
|Launch date||October 4, 1976|
|End date||April 8, 1984|
|Genre(s)||Gag-a-day, Celebrity comics|
The strip's first year was credited to a pseudonym, Joe Marthen. Hample's name appeared on the strip starting September 19, 1977.
Characters and story
The strip was based on Allen's comedic persona and focused on his neuroses, angst, sexual frustration and frequent psychiatric treatment.
A collection of some strips was published in 1978 as Non-Being and Somethingness: Selections from the Comic Strip Inside Woody Allen (ISBN 0-394-73590-0) and featured an introduction by Buckminster Fuller. Another volume, Dread and Superficiality: Woody Allen as Comic Strip was published in 2009 and featured a foreword written by Allen. (ISBN 0810957426).
In Annie Hall
Allen's film Annie Hall contains animated scenes based on Hample's artwork.
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