Tony LaVorgna is... Bebopman!...
Lois Comics

Lois #1
A Comic Book by Harvey Pekar & Lois Gilbert

Before Lois Gilbert became Bebopman Tony LaVorgna's girlfriend she was married, divorced, unemployed and desperate enough to take a job as an exotic dancer. Every night was a struggle and being a basically shy and inhibited person Lois soon found herself unemployed again.

Several short lived jobs followed separated by periods of unemployment until she found a job she couldn't be fired from no matter how hard she tried. Her new job as a "prep cook" (usually making two thousand hors d'orves for a wedding the next day) was steady employment for anyone who could stand it. Tired of being evicted by landlords she managed to stand the job for three years.

Always having the ability to make people laugh, Lois eventually became enamored with the idea of doing stand-up comedy. She even became good enough to perform in the New York City Comedy Club Scene.

Boyfriend Tony LaVorgna was writing a graphic novel based on his life as a jazz musician and talked Lois into contributing some stories to it. He was so impressed with ther writng that he persuaded Lois to write her own comic book.

Lois Gilbert's new comic book Lois, co-written with Harvey Pekar, author of American Splendor Comics, and illustrated by DC Comic's Gary Dumm pokes fun at many of her life's frustrations.

Some of her adventures include encounters with cockroaches that are so big that they "could be eating on all twelve floors of the building", the frustrations of finding too many types of bras to choose from (including a defense bra with a compartment for mace) and learning to make people laugh as a stand-up comedian when at the beginning nobody laughed at all.

There is no doubt that Lois Gilbert's new comic book Lois will make you chortle, chuckle, giggle, smirk, snicker, cackle and just plain laugh out loud.

Lois is available at the following stores or directly from this website.

Lois #1 Comic book
36 pages
$5.99 (plus S&H):

Order Lois #1 and #2 Comic books for only

$9.99 (plus S&H):

For bulk orders of 11 copies or greater, or for international orders, please contact us.

To Order Online:

Online Retailers Near You:

*Copacetic Comics Co. Pittsburgh PA:      

*Chicago Comics, Chicago IL,

*Jim Hanley's Universe, Manhatten NY:

*The Beguiling, Toronto Canada:


*Bergen Street Comics, Brooklyn NY

Retailers interested in Bebopman and Lois #1: Contact our sales rep Tony Shenton: 1-888-789-6147 or      

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