(August 1990)

Fantagraphics, 1988 Series
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Price:
3.95 USD; 4.75 CAD
Pages:
52
Indicia frequency:
bi-monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Fantagraphics Books, Inc.
Brand:
Fantagraphics Books
Editing:
Mark Burbey
Color:
color covers; black and white interior
Dimensions:
standard US magazine
Binding:
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
was ongoing series

Issue Notes

1st printing: July 1990


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Gilbert Hernandez (signed) [as Beto]
Inks:
Gilbert Hernandez (signed) [as Beto]
Colors:
Dale Yarger (credited); Roberta Gregory (separations, credited)
Letters:
Michael Cherkas (logo)

["One Decade..."] (Table of Contents)

promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)


Synopsis:
Ad for The Best Comics of the Decade volumes 1 and 2 (Fantagraphics Books)

Street Music Contents (Table of Contents)

credits / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
Typeset

Synopsis:
Table of contents, including small pictures from each story. Also includes the indicia and a synopsis of what happened in the Street Music serial in the previous issue.

Chapter Six: Every now and then things become clear (Table of Contents)

Street Music / comic story / 18 pages (report information)

Script:
Mark Burbey (credited)
Pencils:
Bili Turner (credited)
Inks:
Bili Turner (credited)
Letters:
Bili Turner

Genre:
drama
Characters:
Jerry Peterson; Paula; Paul; Randy; Vida Palmer; Lincoln; James

Indexer Notes

Conclusion of the Street Music serial.

Why I Wanna Scream (Table of Contents)

Bocage Aux Folles / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Angela Bocage (credited)
Pencils:
Angela Bocage (credited)
Inks:
Angela Bocage (credited)
Letters:
Angela Bocage (credited)

Genre:
biography
Characters:
Angela Bocage; Pat; Angela's Dad

Indexer Notes

Credit appears in table of contents, not on actual comic.

Rooftop Traffic (Table of Contents)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Colin Upton (signed)
Pencils:
Colin Upton (signed)
Inks:
Colin Upton (signed)
Letters:
Colin Upton (signed)

Genre:
non-fiction; biography
Characters:
Colin Upton; Ken Gerbrerick; Inspector; Other Inspector
Synopsis:
An artist makes a sculpture on a roof that is taken down for being unsafe.
Reprints:

["A New Decade"] (Table of Contents)

promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)


Synopsis:
Ad for Graphic Story Monthly (Fantagraphics Books) issues 1 to 8.

Labor (Table of Contents)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Carol Tyler (signed)
Pencils:
Carol Tyler (signed)
Inks:
Carol Tyler (signed)
Letters:
Carol Tyler (signed)

Genre:
biography
Characters:
Mama; Teresa; Jamie Lea; Mr. Toga; Carol Tyler
Reprints:

Paris's Journal- Fragments of a Life (A Found Journal) (Table of Contents)

text story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Paris Smith (credited); Mark Burbey (credited)
Pencils:
Bili Turner ? [as BT]
Inks:
Bili Turner ? [as BT]
Letters:
Typeset

Genre:
biography
Synopsis:
Excerpts from a journal found in the early 1980's from Benjamin Franklin Middle School.

Indexer Notes

Accompanied by two small spot illustrations. Artwork is signed BT. Might be by Bili Turner who did the first story in this issue.

Barbeque Pit (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Lloyd Dangle (signed)
Pencils:
Lloyd Dangle (signed)
Inks:
Lloyd Dangle (signed)
Letters:
Lloyd Dangle (signed)

Genre:
biography
Characters:
Lloyd Dangle; Lloyd's Neighbor; Neighbor's Kid; Neighbor's Wife
Synopsis:
Cooking on a barbeque on a roof-top.
Reprints:
Keywords:
autobiography

["Nestor Burma..."] (Table of Contents)

promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Jacques Tardi
Inks:
Jacques Tardi
Letters:
?

Characters:
Nestor Burma

Indexer Notes

Ad announcing a "Fog Over Tolbiac Bridge" book by Leo Malet and Tardi. Ultimately the project was cancelled, although Fantagraphics did serialize it in "Graphic Story Monthly." Accompanied by quotes from Alan Moore, Paul Chadwick, Bill Malloy and Steve Bissette.

Remembrance Day (Table of Contents)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Mark Askwith (credited)
Pencils:
Richard G. Taylor (credited)
Inks:
Richard G. Taylor (credited)
Letters:
Richard G. Taylor (credited)

Genre:
biography

2 Poems (Table of Contents)

text story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
Patricia Jeres (credited)
Letters:
Typeset

Synopsis:
Two poems called "Maybe I Should Have a Test" and "Cavepeople".

Sunday Papers (Table of Contents)

comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
James Blonde (signed)
Pencils:
James Blonde (signed)
Inks:
James Blonde (signed)
Letters:
Typewritten

Genre:
biography
Characters:
Billy
Synopsis:
Brother Billy illegally uses milk crates to help him deliver the Sunday paper.

Coda (Table of Contents)

credits / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Mark Burbey (credited)
Letters:
Typeset

Synopsis:
Credits for each of the contributors to the magazine. Also mentions that this is the last issue.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)


Synopsis:
Ad for New York, New York (Fantagraphic Books) by Peter Kuper and World War 3 Illustrated 1980-1988 (Fantagraphic Books).

Indexer Notes

Appears on backcover.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. ["One Decade..."]
  3. 2. Street Music Contents
  4. 3. Chapter Six: Every now and then things become clear
    Street Music
  5. 4. Why I Wanna Scream
    Bocage Aux Folles
  6. 5. Rooftop Traffic
  7. 6. ["A New Decade"]
  8. 7. Labor
  9. 8. Paris's Journal- Fragments of a Life (A Found Journal)
  10. 9. Barbeque Pit
  11. 10. ["Nestor Burma..."]
  12. 11. Remembrance Day
  13. 12. 2 Poems
  14. 13. Sunday Papers
  15. 14. Coda
  16. 15. [no title indexed]
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Peter Croome
  • Steven Samuels
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Peter Croome