Flamed-out Funnies, by Willy Murphy

Willy Murphy was an underground comix artist during the 1960s and 1970s. He produced a series of comix called 'SF Underground Comix'. His favorite targets of humor were the people around in the San Francisco hippie communities. Murphy's work cleared the way for the underground comix scene, influencing several artists, especially Gilbert Shelton and Paul Mavrides.

Murphy worked for eight years as a copywriter for two major publishing agencies in New York City. In the last two years of his life, he drew for Arcade and the National Lampoon. After his death, Rip Off Press published a series of comix called 'Flamed-out Funnies'. The content of this series is a collection of comic strips drawn by Willy Murphy over the last seven years of his life and was edited by Ted Richards with the help of Gilbert Shelton.

Arnold Peck comic panel, by Willy Murphy

Last updated: 2008-01-18

Series and books by Willy Murphy in stock in the Lambiek Webshop:


Since 1999, Lambiek presents the Comiclopedia as a free service to comic fans from all over the world. The database has expanded to over 12,000 biographies of international comic artists, and also has an extensive Dutch section about comics in the Netherlands.
For 15 years, the site was funded from the resources of our Amsterdam-based shop. However, the current economical circumstances make it difficult for us to maintain this service. At the moment the Comiclopedia's sole editor works for us free of charge, aided by a couple of (international) volunteers.

If you want to help us continue and improve our ever- expanding database, we would appreciate your donation through Paypal.