Jab

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JAB was a quarterly humor magazine published in Birmingham by cartoonist Frank Cummings from 1993 to 1995. It was initially developed by Cummings with Tim and Andy Spinosi and radio personality Coyote J. Calhoun.

As many as ten local artists and humorists contributed to the magazine, which parodied local figures and events. It was published on heavy paper and sold at newsstands for $2.75 per copy or by mail subscription, advertised as $16 for 8 issues. The first issue sold more than 1,000 copies on its first day.

"JAB" was suspended after the Summer 1994 issue, and was then relaunched as a national magazine in 1995, but did not continue after that. Cummings went on to draw for "Cracked" magazine and drew the daily "Blondie" newspaper comic strip from 2004 until his death in 2014.

References

  • "Magazine spares none with its satirical barbs." (June 25, 1993) Associated Press/Gadsden Times