(Spring 1976)

The Print Mint Inc, 1975 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
1.50 USD
Pages:
52
Indicia frequency:
quarterly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
The Print Mint, Inc.
Brand:
Print Mint
Editing:
Bill Griffith; Art Spiegelman
Color:
Color cover; Black and White interior
Dimensions:
Magazine size (8.12" x 10.5" (20.62 cm x 26.67 cm))
Binding:
Saddle-stitched

["Soon a cleansing!"] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Jay Lynch (signed)
Inks:
Jay Lynch (signed)
Colors:
Jay Lynch
Letters:
Jay Lynch

Genre:
humor

Welcome to the Weird World of The Monster Times (Table of Contents)

The Monster Times / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Letters:
typeset

Characters:
Mr. Spock; Capt. Kirk

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover. Ad for "The Monster Times" magazine, Spock and Kirk photo posters, and "Inside Comics" magazine.

Arcade The Comics Revue (Table of Contents)

table of contents / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
(various)
Inks:
(various)
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Table of Contents, list of staff and writers and artists, each with a "self-portrait," and the indicia.

["Arcade Marks One Year of Fine Service.."] (Table of Contents)

The Outline / comic story / 0.33 page (report information)

Script:
Bill Griffith; Art Spiegelman
Pencils:
Bill Griffith; Art Spiegelman
Inks:
Bill Griffith; Art Spiegelman
Letters:
Bill Griffith; Art Spiegelman

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Bill Griffith; Art Spiegelman
Synopsis:
The stress of publishing

Indexer Notes

Illustrated editorial

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Letters / letters page / 0.67 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Letters from D. D. Drakely; Ralph Ginzburg; Bruce Sweeney; Erwin Bergdoll; Steve Fisk; Ann De Geer; Steve Anker; and Richard Levine.

Crybaby's Blues (Table of Contents)

Crybaby Beanhead / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Robert Crumb [as R. Crumb]
Pencils:
Robert Crumb [as R. Crumb]
Inks:
Robert Crumb [as R. Crumb]
Letters:
Robert Crumb [as R. Crumb]

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Crybaby Beanhead
Synopsis:
The harshness of life
Reprints:

Comedia Dell' Zippy (Table of Contents)

Zippy The Pinhead / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Bill Griffith
Pencils:
Bill Griffith
Inks:
Bill Griffith
Letters:
Bill Griffith

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Zippy The Pinhead (as Zerbino); Mr. Toad (as Amphibio)
Synopsis:
In Northern Italy in the 16th Century, clowns put on a show, which is broken up by militant priests.
Reprints:
Keywords:
16th Century; cathedrals; clowns; Northern Italy; pipe organ; priests

Indexer Notes

Griffith's usual cast of characters playing historical roles.

The Great Ajeeb, Chess Playing Automaton (Table of Contents)

Famous Frauds / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Kim Deitch (signed)
Pencils:
Kim Deitch (signed)
Inks:
Kim Deitch (signed)
Letters:
Kim Deitch

Genre:
non-fiction
Characters:
Harry Nelson Pillsbury; Sam Gonotsky; Jesse Hanson; Bobby Fischer
Synopsis:
The history of a fake chess-playing machine.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Brooklyn; chess; Coney Island; New York City

Indexer Notes

No. 2 in a series.

The Corpse Gobblin' Ogre of Columbite Mountain (Table of Contents)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
S. Clay Wilson
Pencils:
S. Clay Wilson
Inks:
S. Clay Wilson
Letters:
S. Clay Wilson

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Checkered Demon; Hunchback Ogre; Fisk; Simpson
Synopsis:
The Ogre hasn't eaten a good corpse in a while.
Reprints:
Keywords:
cannibalism; demon; ogre

DiDi Glitz & the 3 Bears (Table of Contents)

DiDi Glitz / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Diane Noomin
Pencils:
Diane Noomin
Inks:
Diane Noomin
Letters:
Diane Noomin

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
DiDi Glitz; Brillo; Burma; Bekins
Synopsis:
DiDi renovates the three bears' house.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Goldilocks

Indexer Notes

Parody of "Goldilocks and the Three Bears."

Anthony and the Temptations (Table of Contents)

text story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
George Di Caprio
Pencils:
Justin Green
Inks:
Justin Green
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Characters:
St Anthony; Fontaine
Synopsis:
St Anthony moves to the big city.
Keywords:
hotel

Indexer Notes

Excerpted from an unfinished novel. George Di Caprio is the father of actor Leonard Di Caprio. Text with five illustrations.

Luminescent Progeny (Table of Contents)

illustration / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Michael McMillan
Pencils:
Michael McMillan
Inks:
Michael McMillan
Letters:
Michael McMillan

Genre:
science fiction
Keywords:
aliens; spaceships

Indexer Notes

Centerspread. Title from Table of Contents.

Terror from the Grave (Table of Contents)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Rory Hayes
Pencils:
Rory Hayes
Inks:
Rory Hayes
Letters:
Rory Hayes

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Pooh Rass; Linda
Synopsis:
Pooh murders Linda for her inheritance
Reprints:

A Modern Mystery (Table of Contents)

Arnold Peck The Human Wreck / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Willy Murphy
Pencils:
Willy Murphy
Inks:
Willy Murphy
Letters:
Willy Murphy

Genre:
humor; superhero
Characters:
Arnold Peck; Wreckman; Commissioner; Ronald McDonald
Synopsis:
Arnold is superhero Wreckman in his dreams.
Reprints:
Keywords:
clowns; dream; McDonald's

Some Boxes for the Salvation Army (Table of Contents)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Art Spiegelman
Pencils:
Art Spiegelman
Inks:
Art Spiegelman
Letters:
Art Spiegelman

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Scattershot panels
Reprints:

The Calvin Coolidge Story (Table of Contents)

Space Age Confidential / text article / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Jim Hoberman
Pencils:
Kim Deitch
Inks:
Kim Deitch
Letters:
Kim Deitch

Genre:
biography
Characters:
Calvin Coolidge
Synopsis:
Snapshots from Coolidge's life.
Keywords:
President

Indexer Notes

Five short text articles with seven illustrations.

Self-Portrait (Table of Contents)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
M.K. Brown
Pencils:
M.K. Brown
Inks:
M.K. Brown
Letters:
M.K. Brown

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Groucho Marx (cameo)
Synopsis:
A woman's improbable biography.

Zen Time (Table of Contents)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Justin Green
Pencils:
Justin Green
Inks:
Justin Green
Letters:
Justin Green

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
A zen fable pastiche
Reprints:
  • from Apple Pie magazine (May 1975)

Götterdämmerung (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Spain Rodriguez [as Spain]
Pencils:
Spain Rodriguez [as Spain]
Inks:
Spain Rodriguez [as Spain]
Letters:
Spain Rodriguez [as Spain]

Genre:
history; war
Characters:
Colonel General Gotthard Heinrici; Rudolph Reschke; Adolf Hitler; Colonel Hanselman; Bormann; Josef Stalin; General Zhukov; General Koniev; Eva Braun; Captain Sergei Golbov
Synopsis:
The last days of Nazi rule in Berlin.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Berlin; Gestapo; Nazis; Red Army; suicide

Mondo Condo (Table of Contents)

The Bunch and Her Family / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Aline Kominsky
Pencils:
Aline Kominksy
Inks:
Aline Kominsky
Letters:
Aline Kominsky

Genre:
biography
Synopsis:
Aline Kominsky's family
Reprints:

Bughouse Fables (Table of Contents)

Arcade Archives / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Billy De Beck
Pencils:
Billy De Beck
Inks:
Billy De Beck
Letters:
Billy De Beck

Genre:
humor
Reprints:
  • from Bughouse Fables daily (King Features Syndicate) 1921.03.12
  • 1921.03.19
  • 1921.02.04
  • 1921.03.03
  • 1921.03.10
  • 1921.01.21
  • 1921.03.17
  • 1921.01.19
  • 1921.02.11.

Indexer Notes

Nine one-panel cartoon gags.

Looking at the World Thru Rose Colored Glasses (Table of Contents)

comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
Robert Armstrong
Pencils:
Robert Armstrong
Inks:
Robert Armstrong
Letters:
Robert Armstrong

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
The drunk meets the Swedes

Trexler the Trilobite (Table of Contents)

comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
Dirk Burhans
Pencils:
Dirk Burhans
Inks:
Dirk Burhans
Letters:
Dirk Burhans

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
A trilobite lands in the street

Indexer Notes

A parody of Winsor McCay's Little Nemo In Slumberland

A Dream Is a Wish Your Heart Makes (Table of Contents)

comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
Michele Brand
Pencils:
Michele Brand
Inks:
Michele Brand
Letters:
Michele Brand

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Michele Brand
Synopsis:
Dream recollection

Highlights in the Life of Kathi Smith (Table of Contents)

comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
Curt McDowell
Pencils:
Curt McDowell
Inks:
Curt McDowell
Letters:
Curt McDowell

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
The eccentric Kathi Smith

Indexer Notes

Subtitled 'A True Story'

Bode's Cartoon Concert (Table of Contents)

Cheech Wizard / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Vaughn Bode
Pencils:
Vaughn Bode
Inks:
Vaughn Bode
Letters:
Vaughn Bode

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Cheech Wizard
Synopsis:
Cheech's sales pitch for his new collection.

Indexer Notes

Ad in comic form with new material promoting the "Collected Adventures of Cheech Wizard" and "Deadbone."

The Marijuana Grower's Guide (Table of Contents)

advertisement / 0.25 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover. Ad for "The Marijuana Grower's Guide" for $4.00 from AND/OR, San Francisco, CA 94199.

It's a Turn-On!! (Table of Contents)

Kozmic Electric Yo-Yo / advertisement / 0.25 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover. Ad for a yo-yo which lights up when it's spun. $2.50 from Kozmic Electric Yo-Yo, Philadelphia, PA 19123.

The Adventures of Sweet Gwendoline (Table of Contents)

Bélier Press / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Eric Stanton
Inks:
Eric Stanton
Letters:
typeset

Characters:
Sweet Gwendoline

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover. Ad for "The Adventures of Sweet Gwendoline" for $13.50 from Bélier Press, New York, NY 10028. Cover is depicted.

Deceasedland (Table of Contents)

illustration / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Robert Williams
Pencils:
Robert Williams
Inks:
Robert Williams
Colors:
Robert Williams
Letters:
Robert Williams

Reprints:
Keywords:
death; Grim Reaper

Indexer Notes

Back cover.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. ["Soon a cleansing!"]
  2. 1. Welcome to the Weird World of The Monster Times
    The Monster Times
  3. 2. Arcade The Comics Revue
  4. 3. ["Arcade Marks One Year of Fine Service.."]
    The Outline
  5. 4. [no title indexed]
    Letters
  6. 5. Crybaby's Blues
    Crybaby Beanhead
  7. 6. Comedia Dell' Zippy
    Zippy The Pinhead
  8. 7. The Great Ajeeb, Chess Playing Automaton
    Famous Frauds
  9. 8. The Corpse Gobblin' Ogre of Columbite Mountain
  10. 9. DiDi Glitz & the 3 Bears
    DiDi Glitz
  11. 10. Anthony and the Temptations
  12. 11. Luminescent Progeny
  13. 12. Terror from the Grave
  14. 13. A Modern Mystery
    Arnold Peck The Human Wreck
  15. 14. Some Boxes for the Salvation Army
  16. 15. The Calvin Coolidge Story
    Space Age Confidential
  17. 16. Self-Portrait
  18. 17. Zen Time
  19. 18. Götterdämmerung
  20. 19. Mondo Condo
    The Bunch and Her Family
  21. 20. Bughouse Fables
    Arcade Archives
  22. 21. Looking at the World Thru Rose Colored Glasses
  23. 22. Trexler the Trilobite
  24. 23. A Dream Is a Wish Your Heart Makes
  25. 24. Highlights in the Life of Kathi Smith
  26. 25. Bode's Cartoon Concert
    Cheech Wizard
  27. 26. The Marijuana Grower's Guide
  28. 27. It's a Turn-On!!
    Kozmic Electric Yo-Yo
  29. 28. The Adventures of Sweet Gwendoline
    Bélier Press
  30. 29. Deceasedland
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Frank Plowright
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Jerry Hillegas
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Luther Weaver
  • Steven Samuels
  • Jim Stangas
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