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A weekly comic strip that began in 1989 which appears in a street press magazine called Inpress that is published in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. What makes it special is that it is distinctly Melbourne based and the events depicted in the strip reflect what has happened around the pubs in St Kilda, the live music scene in Melbourne and the footy for that week.

Another thing that makes the strip popular is that it contains plenty of nudity, sex and violence and sets out to offend - It is famous for it's "spot the twat" feature each week. It has been the subject of at least two obscenity charges and a libel suit.

The strip began featuring St Kilda locals and characters created by the author but the more recent strips I have seen (from last year onwards) feature more well known locals, celebrities and regulars on the local music scene.

The first two years of the Pub strip have been published in book form and are available to buy at a shop called Polyester Books on Brunswick Street in Fitzroy. Fred has also started drawing another strip called "Wise Old Beer Pig" which can only be seen behind a glass case in the George Public Bar in St Kilda (he does it on Thursday afternoons.)

I have been drawn and mentioned in the strip several times, but I put my foot down after the last time and he hasn't mentioned me again.

You can find some of the strips here:
http://www.the-twits.com/postersandpubstrips.html

Cast of characters from the Strip:

Inpress and Fred Negro present
The 600th PUB strip honour board

Bobby Lee Bothay (first character)
Footy Mouth
Grizlette
Morrey
Billy the Pub Cleaner
Fred the Geddit Inn's Publican
Winnie
Laurence M. Pickles
Spanner (every time I look at her my nuts tighten)
Grogan the Evil Cellarman
Craig
Matt
Spud the Bouncer
Dave Last (Boy King)
Zak
Eddie - "Fuckin' turn it up!"
Biggsy
Milly
Rowdy
Sal
Grinder - "Put me in!"
Kate Shaw's Tits
El Cheeso
The Onion
Smudge
Collingwood Mick's Fart
Crap Tiger
Late For Dinner
Wadster
Educated Pepperoni
Double Eyed 7
Skinny Nude Bloke With a Beard
Mocca
Donna
Greeble Um Ta
Oysters
Trish
Hilda Fishead
Viv Gaye
Jim Bob

The Stalwarts:

Evo
Batman
Chopper
Shuhorn
The Moll
Kaos
Paddy
Tristan
Morgan
Robbie G
Fred T. Farlowe
Tim Hemmensly
Mark Smoljio
Gerard
Max Crawdaddy
Steve Prictor aka Drunk Cunt : co-artists, co-writer on fuck-loads o' strips
POG co-writer on many strips
Paul Fraser co-artist & writer on over 150 strips
Token Tapir
Lush from The Twits co-artist on over 3 strips

A big beery thanks to everyone who's ever been in the strip!

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