(1981)

Raw Books, 1980 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
4.00 USD
Pages:
52
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, is published between two and four times a year by RAW BOOKS, 27 Greene Street, NYC, N.Y. 10013, apparently on a non-profit basis. Entire contents ©1981 by Raw Books. All rights reserved. Reproduction is forbidden without prior written permission from the artist or Raw Books."

"Production assistant: Kevin Hein; Editorial Associate: Rick Gallagher

We gratefully acknowledge continuing support from the School of Visual Arts in New York.

This issue's subtitle courtesy of Philip K. Dick.

Typesetting: The Old Typosopher; Cover printing: Hudson Printing Co., Inc., NYC. Interior printing: Malmar Graphics, 55 Van Dam Street, N.Y."


The Graphix Magazine That Lost its Faith in Nihilism (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Gary Panter [as GP.] (signed)
Inks:
Gary Panter [as GP.] (signed)
Colors:
Art Spiegelman; Françoise Mouly

Reprints:

Now We'll Spend Summer (Table of Contents)

illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Scott Gillis (painting)
Inks:
Scott Gillis (painting)
Colors:
Scott Gillis (painting)

RAW Volume 1 Number 3 (Table of Contents)

credits / 1 page (report information)

Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Production credits, indicia, subscription info, brief blurbs and table of contents with tiny illustrations taken from the interior contents

The Girl Can't Help It... (Table of Contents)

illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Eddy Vermeulen [as Ever Meulen]
Inks:
Eddy Vermeulen [as Ever Meulen]
Letters:
?

Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Meulen signs the page both with his name and with his "Eddy Flippo" pseudonym.

Jimbo is "Running Sore" (Table of Contents)

Jimbo / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Gary Panter [as G. Panter] (signed)
Pencils:
Gary Panter [as G. Panter] (signed)
Inks:
Gary Panter [as G. Panter] (signed)
Letters:
Gary Panter [as G. Panter] (signed)

Characters:
Jimbo
Synopsis:
Jimbo walks the desert by himself in this sendup of Native American wannabes.
Reprints:

On the Adolescent's Solitary Pleasures (Table of Contents)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Vesco de Kereven; Christian Roux [as Cathy Millet]; Françoise Mouly (Translation); Art Spiegelman (Translation)
Pencils:
Christian Roux [as Cathy Millet]
Inks:
Christian Roux [as Cathy Millet]
Letters:
typeset

Synopsis:
Excerpts from Vesco de Kereven's "On the Adolescent's Solitary Pleasures" are used to mock puritanical ideas on masturbation.
Reprints:

I. A Bachelor's Friendship (Table of Contents)

Mister Wilcox, Mister Conrad / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script:
Carlos Sampayo; Eliette Markbein (Translation); Steve Guarnaccia (Translation)
Pencils:
José Antonio Muñoz
Inks:
José Antonio Muñoz
Letters:
Susan Moore

Characters:
Mr. Wilcox; Horace Conrad; Rita; Hilda
Reprints:

Food for Thought (Table of Contents)

text article / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Françoise Mouly
Pencils:
Art Young
Inks:
Art Young
Letters:
typeset

Synopsis:
Mouly critiques corporate and consumerist attitudes towards food. The article includes Art Young's "Capitalism" illustration.
Reprints:

The Schoolboy Assassin (Table of Contents)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Rod Kierkegaard
Pencils:
Rod Kierkegaard
Inks:
Rod Kierkegaard
Letters:
Typeset

Characters:
Pol Pot; Wendy O. Williams (unnamed)
Synopsis:
In order to impress Marie Osmond, the bored narrator goes to Bel Air to assassinate Pol Pot. Yes, that Pol Pot.

Crash (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Synopsis:
A lighthearted depiction of an urban automobile crash
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

The crash in the story is the magazine's centerspread

Maus, A Survivor's Tale, Chapter 2: The Honeymoon (Table of Contents)

Maus, A Survivor's Tale / insert or dust jacket / 0 pages (report information)

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

Characters:
Art Spiegelman; Vladek; Anja; Stefanska; Father-in-Law; Richiev; Janina
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

This sixteen-page insert is 5.25" x 7" (13.33 cm x 17.78 cm)

Maus (Table of Contents)

recap / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Art Spiegelman
Inks:
Art Spiegelman

Characters:
Vladek; Anja

Indexer Notes

A full-page illustration accompanies the brief recap.

6 Remarkable Innovations (Table of Contents)

comic story / 0.19 page (report information)

Script:
Rick Geary
Pencils:
Rick Geary
Inks:
Rick Geary
Letters:
Rick Geary

Reprints:
  • from ?

Indexer Notes

This and the following originally appeared in a self-published mini-comic

Various Electrical Appliances (Table of Contents)

comic story / 0.21 page (report information)

Script:
Rick Geary
Pencils:
Rick Geary
Inks:
Rick Geary
Letters:
Rick Geary

Reprints:
  • from ?

Waitress School (Table of Contents)

comic story / 0.6 page (report information)

Script:
Rick Geary
Pencils:
Rick Geary
Inks:
Rick Geary
Letters:
Rick Geary

Reprints:

II. The Last Daiquiri (Table of Contents)

Mister Wilcox, Mister Conrad / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script:
Carlos Sampayo; Eliette Markbein (Translation); Steve Guarnaccia (Translation)
Pencils:
José Antonio Muñoz
Inks:
José Antonio Muñoz
Letters:
Susan Moore

Characters:
Mr. Wilcox; Horace Conrad; Rita; Hilda
Synopsis:
Mr. Conrad finds out what Mr. Wilcox is in New York for.
Reprints:

Commerz (Table of Contents)

promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

Pencils:
Charles Burns; Art Spiegelman
Inks:
Charles Burns; Art Spiegelman
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Three ads- Subscription and back issue order info for RAW; order info for Spiegelman's "Breakdowns; an ad from The Idle Hour bookstore

Frederico Flegmatico in Dazed Events (Table of Contents)

Frederico Flegmatico / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
Joost Swarte; Françoise Mouly (translation)
Pencils:
Eddy Vermeulen [as Ever Meulen]
Inks:
Eddy Vermeulen [as Ever Meulen]
Letters:
Françoise Mouly

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Frederico Flegmatico; Zelda

A Diagram of Ajax Campo's Criminal Activities (Table of Contents)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Ben Katchor
Pencils:
Ben Katchor
Inks:
Ben Katchor
Letters:
Ben Katchor

Characters:
Ajax Campo; Detective

Automotive News (Table of Contents)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
David Marc
Pencils:
Scott Gillis
Inks:
Scott Gillis
Letters:
typeset

Synopsis:
Commentary on America's addiction to oil and the automobile.

Indexer Notes

A single-column article accompanied by a large illustration

I Had a Clear Thought (Table of Contents)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Patricia Caire [as P. Caire] (signed)
Pencils:
Patricia Caire [as P. Caire] (signed)
Inks:
Patricia Caire [as P. Caire] (signed)
Letters:
Patricia Caire [as P. Caire] (signed)

Indexer Notes

"Adapted from a text by James Barth"

...And I Pressed My Hand Against His Face, Feeling His Thick Massive Lips, And... (Table of Contents)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Charles Burns
Pencils:
Charles Burns
Inks:
Charles Burns
Letters:
Charles Burns

Genre:
horror-suspense
Synopsis:
A comic within a comic. A woman experiences a nightmare after reading a horror comic book story.
Reprints:

Growing Pain (Table of Contents)

photo story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Josef Schwind
Letters:
typeset

Synopsis:
An experimental photomontage piece involving a baby's obsession with toy model cars.
Reprints:

Ordinary Sentence (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Heinz Emigholz; Marcia Bronstein (Translation)
Pencils:
Heinz Emigholz
Inks:
Heinz Emigholz
Letters:
typeset

Synopsis:
An experimental text with illustration about sentences that are stuck in the mind.
Reprints:

Reflection (Table of Contents)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Reprints:

["The sun is rising on center city as Dog-Boy starts his day with a cup of coffee"] (Table of Contents)

Dog Boy / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Charles Burns
Pencils:
Charles Burns
Inks:
Charles Burns
Colors:
?
Letters:
Charles Burns

Characters:
Dog Boy
Reprints:

School of Visual Arts (Table of Contents)

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Back cover

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. The Graphix Magazine That Lost its Faith in Nihilism
  2. 1. Now We'll Spend Summer
  3. 2. RAW Volume 1 Number 3
  4. 3. The Girl Can't Help It...
  5. 4. Jimbo is "Running Sore"
    Jimbo
  6. 5. On the Adolescent's Solitary Pleasures
  7. 6. I. A Bachelor's Friendship
    Mister Wilcox, Mister Conrad
  8. 7. Food for Thought
  9. 8. The Schoolboy Assassin
  10. 9. Crash
  11. 10. Maus, A Survivor's Tale, Chapter 2: The Honeymoon
    Maus, A Survivor's Tale
  12. 11. Maus
  13. 12. 6 Remarkable Innovations
  14. 13. Various Electrical Appliances
  15. 14. Waitress School
  16. 15. II. The Last Daiquiri
    Mister Wilcox, Mister Conrad
  17. 16. Commerz
  18. 17. Frederico Flegmatico in Dazed Events
    Frederico Flegmatico
  19. 18. A Diagram of Ajax Campo's Criminal Activities
  20. 19. Automotive News
  21. 20. I Had a Clear Thought
  22. 21. ...And I Pressed My Hand Against His Face, Feeling His Thick Massive Lips, And...
  23. 22. Growing Pain
  24. 23. Ordinary Sentence
  25. 24. Reflection
  26. 25. ["The sun is rising on center city as Dog-Boy starts his day with a cup of coffee"]
    Dog Boy
  27. 26. School of Visual Arts
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