"Among [underground] comix readers, admitting that you like 'Barefootz' is about as cool as admitting that you like nose-hair."
— an (indisputably contemporarily accurate) assessment by Bill Sherman, from "In Praise of Barefootz" (Cascade #21, May 1980)

"... a prime example of Comix Book's half-assedness. ... Barefootz was a case study in the vapidity of trying to find something to do when you're avoiding your main subject."
—R. Fiore, commenting on Paul Buhle's review of The Best of Comix Book in 2014

What could I have been thinking for all those years? Just for fun, let's turn back the clock and see....