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Ron Turner

Ron Turner

Publisher, distributor: Last Gasp

Ron Turner is a legend in the world of underground comix and art book publishing. Ron founded Last Gasp in 1970 and their first publication, Slow Death Funnies #1, came out on the first Earth Day, April 15, 1970. His enthusiasm for underground comix—in particular their autobiographical aspect—has been the driving force behind many groundbreaking publications. Last Gasp has gone on to become one of the largest and oldest publishers and purveyors of underground comic books in the world, as well as being a distributor of all sorts of weird 'n' wonderful subversive literature, graphic novels, and tattoo and art books. Ron remains one of the driving forces of comics and publishing in the Bay area.