This alternative weekly newspaper was headquartered
in Milwaukee and distributed throughout Wisconsin for eight years
(1970-78). It billed itself as a "hybrid" between the
establishment Milwaukee Journal and its more radical ("Off
the pigs!") underground rival Kaleidoscope. Denis
Kitchen co-founded the paper with four friends. Its tongue-in-cheek
name was inspired by the fictional newspaper published by Spider-Man's
nemesis J. Jonah Jameson. Kitchen art directed The Bugle
for its first year or so, contributed a weeekly comic strip and
created many color covers. A popular column was called "Toads
in the Outhouse," explaining why a warty toad represents
The Bugle in this promotional button drawn by Kitchen.
Its long-reaching journalistic tongue is shown snaring such targets
as "Firebug" (The Bugle office was firebombed),
"Graft, Corruption, Evil" and "Injustice."
2.25 inch diameter. $4.00
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