Mike and Ross came up with a new magazine idea, following the format
of Cracked and Mad magazine. The magazine was titled “Up Your Nose
and Out Your Ear” and sold for fifty cents each. “As usual,
Ross and I loved it, but then again every father loves his children,”
Premier issue of
Up Your Nose and Out Your Ear
Up Your Nose was designed for people who were sick
and tired of the way things were in the world, reflecting the ignorance
behind racism and government policy. Most of the phoniness of the
times became revealed in a satirical way through the pages of the
Some of the characters from the different storylines included The
Garlic Man, Thelma of the Apes and Count Vericose amongst many others.
Since Up Your Nose was a magazine, it was free of the “comic
code,” allowing Thelma of the Apes to be published. The magazine
was popular but only ran for two prints. The third magazine was
written but never printed because of financial problems.
Mike decided to go back to Marvel Comics where he continued to
work on Spiderman and then some Punisher.