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Larry Welz
Born Lawrence Welz
1948 (age 67–68)
Bakersfield, California, United States
Nationality American
Area(s) Cartoonist, writer, editor
Notable works
Cherry (comics),
Captain Guts

Lawrence Welz (born 1948), better known as Larry Welz, is an American cartoonist, who created Cherry Poptart (now known simply as Cherry). He was an early contributor to the underground comix movement in the San Francisco area during the late 1960s and early 1970s.[1]

In 1969, his work was published in Yellow Dog, a comics tabloid published by the Print Mint in Berkeley, California.[2] A partial list of additional comic books from the era featuring his work includes San Francisco Comic Book, Captain Guts, Funnybook, Bakersfield Kountry Komics and American Flyer Funnies.[3]

Evolving out of early prototype stories in Funnybook and Bakersfield Kountry Komics, Welz created Cherry in the early 1980s. Cherry quickly became his most successful and well-known comic book series, with 22 issues and a variety of collections, posters, stickers and tattoos.[4]

Welz has collaborated with a variety of other well-known artists and authors on comic books and other projects over the years, including Mark Bodé,[5] Neil Gaiman,[6] and Larry Todd.[7]

After many years in the San Francisco Bay Area, Welz and his wife Sharon moved to Roswell, New Mexico,[8] and then to Albuquerque, where he continues his involvement in both comics and commercial artwork.

In 2006, Welz drew the cover for Jeff Walker's album Welcome to Carcass Cuntry.[9]


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5 news items

The Bakersfield Californian

The Bakersfield Californian
Tue, 27 Oct 2015 16:03:45 -0700

Back when he first got out of the service, he immediately connected with Larry Welz. And by 1972, they had put out a single edition of Kountry Komics. The details of how it all came together were hazy for both Welz and Sutherland. (I mentioned it was ...

Scottish Construction Now

Scottish Construction Now
Thu, 28 May 2015 04:26:15 -0700

Inside, a space-suited Ronald McDonald flies above the play area, and on an adjacent building across from the restaurant, there's a 110-foot mural (commissioned by McDonald's and painted by New Mexico artist Larry Welz) of several McDonald's characters ...

Comic Book Resources

Comic Book Resources
Wed, 04 Jun 2014 14:06:59 -0700

Other winners were Bill Maus (100% Effort All The Time) and Best Artists Larry Welz (Specific Release) and Patrick Finch (Body of Work). This isn't necessarily a gauge of the entire market, as it's an in-house award, but it certainly shows that sketch ...

A.V. Club Chicago

A.V. Club Chicago
Tue, 30 Aug 2011 22:05:08 -0700

... politically astute Doll—about a deformed man who commissions a realistic sex toy, which then becomes a much-desired lust-object—the adults-only section of comic-book stores featured the likes of Cherry Poptart, Larry Welz's pornographic riff on ...

Comic Book Resources

Comic Book Resources
Wed, 10 Sep 2014 08:02:21 -0700

Legal | A 54-year-old man was sentenced this week in a Quebec court to 60 days in jail for watching pornographic anime featuring characters that appeared to be minors, a violation of Canadian law. A former private security guard, Regis Tremblay ...

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