Inside Woody Allen
Panel from Inside Woody Allen
Author(s)Stuart Hample
Current status/scheduleFinished
Launch dateOctober 4, 1976
End dateApril 8, 1984
Publisher(s)King Features
Genre(s)Gag-a-day, Celebrity comics

Inside Woody Allen is an American gag-a-day celebrity comics comic strip about the comedian and filmmaker Woody Allen. Drawn by Stuart Hample, the strip ran from October 4, 1976, to April 8, 1984.[1]

The strip's first year was credited to a pseudonym, Joe Marthen. Hample's name appeared on the strip starting September 19, 1977.[1]

Characters and story

The strip was based on Allen's comedic persona and focused on his neuroses, angst, sexual frustration and frequent psychiatric treatment.[2]

Writers for the strip included David Weinberger.[2]

Collected editions

A collection of some strips was published in 1978 as Non-Being and Somethingness: Selections from the Comic Strip Inside Woody Allen (ISBN 0-394-73590-0) and features an introduction by Buckminster Fuller. Another volume, Dread and Superficiality: Woody Allen as Comic Strip was published in 2009 (ISBN 0810957426).

Stuart Hample's Inside Woody Allen (January 27, 1980).
Stuart Hample's Inside Woody Allen (January 27, 1980).

In Annie Hall

Allen's 1977 film Annie Hall contains animated scenes based on Hample's artwork, though the actual animation was done by Chris Ishii. [3] [4]

See also


  1. ^ a b Holtz, Allan (2012). American Newspaper Comics: An Encyclopedic Reference Guide. Ann Arbor: The University of Michigan Press. p. 204. ISBN 9780472117567.
  2. ^ a b Hample, Stuart (October 19, 2009). "How I turned Woody Allen into a comic strip". The Guardian.
  3. ^ "Stuart Hample". Retrieved March 25, 2021.
  4. ^ "Chris Ishii". Retrieved March 27, 2021.