(Fall 1980)

Raw Books, 1980 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
3.50 USD
Pages:
48
Indicia frequency:
Published between two and four times a year
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Raw Books
Editing:
Art Spiegelman; Françoise Mouly
Color:
Color Covers; Black & White Interiors with some Color
Dimensions:
10.5" x 14.12" (26.67 cm x 35.86 cm)
Binding:
Saddle-Stitched (#1-7); Squarebound (#8)
Publishing Format:
Was Ongoing Series

Issue Notes

"RAW, Fall 1980, Vol. 1, No. 1, is published between two and four times a year by Raw Books, 27 Greene Street, New York, NY 10013, apparently on a non-profit basis. Copyright © 1980 by Raw Books unless otherwise noted. All rights reserved. Reproduction is forbidden without prior written permission from the publisher. Raw is interested in receiving submissions. They must be accompanied by a stamped, self-addressed envelope. All payment is in contributor copies. Original art and copyright, of course remain the contributor's property. Subscriptions are presently unavailable, but our next issue, or additional copies of our current issue, may be ordered from the publisher at $3.50 each plus 50¢ postage and handling. Distributors, dealers and advertisers (?) please inquire. Readers, please write."

"Production assistant: Christina Nelson; Thanks and a special tip of the RAW beret to: Ben Katchor, Geoff Robison, Gary Hallgren and John Workman; Typesetting by the Old Typosopher; Lythographic plates & negatives by Sunrise Offset Plate Service Inc., NYC; Printing by Ensig Press- Robert Andrews Corp., NYC"


The Graphix Magazine of Postponed Suicides (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Art Spiegelman [as Spieg.] (signed)
Inks:
Art Spiegelman [as Spieg.] (signed)
Colors:
Art Spiegelman [as Spieg.] (signed)

Reprints:

["Only ten minutes - and I need a shave!"] (Table of Contents)

Can it Be Done? / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Ray Gross
Pencils:
Lumen Winter [as Winter]
Inks:
Lumen Winter [as Winter]
Letters:
Lumen Winter [as Winter]

Synopsis:
An invention for creasing trousers without the wearer having to remove them.
Reprints:
  • from Can It Be Done? (Simon and Schuster, 1933 series) #[nn]

Indexer Notes

An almost full-page illustration accompanied by indicia

Editorial (Table of Contents)

foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Mark Beyer; Bruno Richard; Jacques Tardi; Jerry Moriarty; Christian Chapiron [as Bazooka]
Inks:
Mark Beyer; Bruno Richard; Jacques Tardi; Jerry Moriarty; Christian Chapiron [as Bazooka]
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Editorial column with twelve assorted quotations; Table of Contents; production credits; Includes five small panels taken from the story contents.

Hommages Postumes (Table of Contents)

text story / 1.5 pages (report information)

Script:
Alfred Jarry; Geoff Robison (Translation)
Pencils:
Bruno Richard
Inks:
Bruno Richard
Letters:
typeset

Reprints:

Corpus Delecti (Table of Contents)

text story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
Geoff Robison
Pencils:
Bruno Richard
Inks:
Bruno Richard
Letters:
typeset

Synopsis:
A brief bio on Alfred Jarry
Reprints:

Vamp Dance (Table of Contents)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Kazimieras G. Prapuolenis [as Kaz]
Pencils:
Kazimieras G. Prapuolenis [as Kaz]
Inks:
Kazimieras G. Prapuolenis [as Kaz]
Letters:
Kazimieras G. Prapuolenis [as Kaz]

Manhattan (Table of Contents)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Jacques Tardi; Art Spiegelman (Translation); Françoise Mouly (Translation)
Pencils:
Jacques Tardi
Inks:
Jacques Tardi
Letters:
John Workman

Genre:
drama
Synopsis:
A hard boiled story told using first person point of view. The narrator is in New York, having fled Paris on impulse.
Reprints:

I'll Play the Blues for You (Table of Contents)

Jopo de Pojo / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Albert King; Joost Swarte
Pencils:
Joost Swarte
Inks:
Joost Swarte
Letters:
Joost Swarte

Characters:
Jopo de Pojo
Reprints:
  • from Metal Hurlant ?

Indexer Notes

This also appeared in Heavy Metal v4#7 (October 1980).

["Glad There's No Crime Here"] (Table of Contents)

Jack Survives / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Jerry Moriarty
Pencils:
Jerry Moriarty (painting)
Inks:
Jerry Moriarty (painting)
Letters:
Jerry Moriarty (painting)

Reprints:

Mutton Geoff (Table of Contents)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Mark Newgarden
Pencils:
Mark Newgarden
Inks:
Mark Newgarden
Letters:
Mark Newgarden

Man With Plastic Head Training His Commandos (Table of Contents)

Fifi Gaga Magazine / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Christian Chapiron [as Bazooka]
Pencils:
Christian Chapiron [as Bazooka]
Inks:
Christian Chapiron [as Bazooka]

Reprints:
  • from ?

Two-Fisted Painters (Table of Contents)

insert or dust jacket / 1 page (report information)

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

Reprints:

Indexer Notes

This and the story that follows are a twelve-page 5.25" x 8" (13.33 cm x 20.32 cm) comic booklet insert.

The Matisse Falcon (Table of Contents)

Two Fisted Painters / insert or dust jacket / 11 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; satire-parody
Characters:
August Dabbler; Suzette; Performance Artist; Alien
Synopsis:
A send-up of superhero comics and the fine art world as well.
Reprints:

The Modern Age: People Like It (Table of Contents)

Fifi Gaga Magazine / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Christian Chapiron [as Bazooka]
Pencils:
Christian Chapiron [as Bazooka]
Inks:
Christian Chapiron [as Bazooka]

Reprints:

Indexer Notes

The artist is credited as "Bazooka" in this issue's table of contents. In the "Read Yourself Raw" compilation, the credit is instead given to both her "Kiki Picasso" pseudonym and her actual name.

He Turned, Saw Me, Waved His Arm, Continued (Table of Contents)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
James Barth
Pencils:
Patricia Caire
Inks:
Patricia Caire
Letters:
?

Not Dreams, NYC (Table of Contents)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Lynne Tillman
Pencils:
Javier Mariscal [as Mariscal]
Inks:
Javier Mariscal [as Mariscal]
Letters:
?

Dead Things (Table of Contents)

Amy & Jordan / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Mark Beyer
Pencils:
Mark Beyer
Inks:
Mark Beyer
Letters:
Mark Beyer

Characters:
Amy; Jordan
Synopsis:
Amy and Jordan are on the run after strange creatures turn up dead outside their home.
Reprints:

The Andy Griffith Show (Table of Contents)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Josh Alan Friedman
Pencils:
Drew Friedman
Inks:
Drew Friedman
Letters:
Drew Friedman

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Sheriff Taylor; Deputy Fife; Aunt Bea; Goober
Synopsis:
Mayberry's townfolk don't take kindly to a black man visiting their town.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

"Kart-tunz'" was an unofficial publication created by Harvey Kurtman's School of Visual Arts class.

One Panel from the Basis of Make-Up (Table of Contents)

illustration / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Heinz Emigholz
Pencils:
Heinz Emigholz
Inks:
Heinz Emigholz
Letters:
typeset

Synopsis:
An illustration based on objects from Emigholz's childhood. Accompanied by a brief text piece.

(Drawn Over Two Weeks While on the Phone.) (Table of Contents)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Synopsis:
A cerebral deconstruction of the comics page. A series of unconnected panels where the thought balloons have squares and triangles inside them rather than words.
Reprints:

Four Supermarkets in Iowa (Table of Contents)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
David Marc
Pencils:
Gary Hallgren
Inks:
Gary Hallgren
Letters:
?

Piquer, Lucas & Fermin (Table of Contents)

Piquer, Lucas & Fermin / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Javier Mariscal [as Mariscal]
Pencils:
Javier Mariscal [as Mariscal]
Inks:
Javier Mariscal [as Mariscal]
Letters:
Javier Mariscal [as Mariscal]

Characters:
Piquer; Lucas; Fermin

Industry News and Review No. 6 (Table of Contents)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Françoise Mouly
Pencils:
Françoise Mouly
Inks:
Françoise Mouly
Letters:
Françoise Mouly

Reprints:

["I might as well do it. I might as well hop off this old bridge and end"] (Table of Contents)

Dream of the Rarebit Fiend / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Winsor McCay
Pencils:
Winsor McCay
Inks:
Winsor McCay
Letters:
Winsor McCay

Genre:
fantasy
Synopsis:
A man attempting suicide by jumping off the Brooklyn Bridge has trouble completing the task.
Reprints:
  • from New York Evening Telegram (?, 1867 series) (1906)

Indexer Notes

This was reprinted in Read Yourself Raw (Pantheon, 1987)

Canal Street (Table of Contents)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Gerry Capelle
Pencils:
Gerry Capelle
Inks:
Gerry Capelle
Letters:
Gerry Capelle

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
A sendup of pulp detective stories involving a man eating in a diner.
Reprints:

Cartoon Movies (Table of Contents)

illustration / 1 page (report information)

Script:
George Griffin
Pencils:
George Griffin
Inks:
George Griffin
Letters:
George Griffin

["At last! Huf! Hi Piker!" (Los Garriris)] (Table of Contents)

Fermin & Piker / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Javier Mariscal [as Mariscal] (signed)
Pencils:
Javier Mariscal [as Mariscal] (signed)
Inks:
Javier Mariscal [as Mariscal] (signed)
Letters:
Javier Mariscal [as Mariscal] (signed)

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Fermin; Piker
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Back cover.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. The Graphix Magazine of Postponed Suicides
  2. 1. ["Only ten minutes - and I need a shave!"]
    Can it Be Done?
  3. 2. Editorial
  4. 3. Hommages Postumes
  5. 4. Corpus Delecti
  6. 5. Vamp Dance
  7. 6. Manhattan
  8. 7. I'll Play the Blues for You
    Jopo de Pojo
  9. 8. ["Glad There's No Crime Here"]
    Jack Survives
  10. 9. Mutton Geoff
  11. 10. Man With Plastic Head Training His Commandos
    Fifi Gaga Magazine
  12. 11. Two-Fisted Painters
  13. 12. The Matisse Falcon
    Two Fisted Painters
  14. 13. The Modern Age: People Like It
    Fifi Gaga Magazine
  15. 14. He Turned, Saw Me, Waved His Arm, Continued
  16. 15. Not Dreams, NYC
  17. 16. Dead Things
    Amy & Jordan
  18. 17. The Andy Griffith Show
  19. 18. One Panel from the Basis of Make-Up
  20. 19. (Drawn Over Two Weeks While on the Phone.)
  21. 20. Four Supermarkets in Iowa
  22. 21. Piquer, Lucas & Fermin
    Piquer, Lucas & Fermin
  23. 22. Industry News and Review No. 6
  24. 23. ["I might as well do it. I might as well hop off this old bridge and end"]
    Dream of the Rarebit Fiend
  25. 24. Canal Street
  26. 25. Cartoon Movies
  27. 26. ["At last! Huf! Hi Piker!" (Los Garriris)]
    Fermin & Piker
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Peter Croome
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