(1983)

Raw Books, 1980 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
4.95 USD
Pages:
76
Indicia frequency:
Published about twice a year
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Raw Books & Graphics
Editing:
Art Spiegelman; Françoise Mouly; Paul Karasik (Associate Editor); Rick Gallagher (Editorial Associate)
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

Indicia: "RAW is published about twice a year by RAW BOOKS & GRAPHICS, 27 Greene Street, NYC, NY 10013. Entire contents ©1983 by Raw Books & Graphics unless otherwise noted. All rights reserved. We are not responsible for unsolicited submissions and can respond only to those we may wish to publish. Send non-returnable photocopies." "Production Assistant: Laurence Mouly; Printing by Malmar Graphics Inc. NYC"


The Graphix Magazine of Abstract Depressionism (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

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

The Message (Table of Contents)

illustration / 0.88 page (report information)

Pencils:
Sue Coe (painting)
Inks:
Sue Coe (painting)
Colors:
Sue Coe (painting)
Letters:
Sue Coe (painting)

Indexer Notes

The illustration employs lyrics from Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five's “The Message.” In black, white & grey with red lettering.

Raw 5 (Table of Contents)

foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 1.12 pages (report information)

Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

This page designed by Françoise Mouly. Also includes a list of other RAW publications, table of contents, production credits and indicia. Includes a small Pascal Doury drawing (censored) taken from his story contribution.

The Foundations of Modern Art (Table of Contents)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Francis Masse [as F. Masse] (signed); Art Spiegelman (Translation); Françoise Mouly (Translation)
Pencils:
Francis Masse [as F. Masse] (signed)
Inks:
Francis Masse [as F. Masse] (signed)
Letters:
Paul Karasik

Characters:
Chico Luciano; Groucho; Harpo Dillinger; Zeppo Parker

Indexer Notes

The title is given in the table of contents.

Couple (Table of Contents)

illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Art Spiegelman (signed)
Inks:
Art Spiegelman (signed)

[The Anti-Solar Ray] (Table of Contents)

Stardust / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
Fletcher Hanks (signed)
Pencils:
Fletcher Hanks (signed)
Inks:
Fletcher Hanks (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Fletcher Hanks (signed)

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Stardust; “Gyp” Clipp
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

The first line of dialogue is "Stardust, the scientific marvel whose vast knowledge of all planets has made him..."

Advertisements (Table of Contents)

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
Françoise Mouly
Letters:
?

Indexer Notes

Sixteen advertisements divided into twenty comic panels, designed by Rick Gallagher: Modern Girls (NYC); Wayside Music (Wheaton, MD); Konk Organization Party EP (NYC); Jimboco Records (NYC); Top Drawer Rubber Stamp Company (Hancock, VT); Jungle Red (NYC); Heaven (L.A., CA); Dream Homes (NYC); Beth B & Scott B's “Vortex- The Motion Picture Soundtrack” (NYC); The Graham Gallery (NYC); Detail accessories (NYC); Village Comic Shop; Soap Plant (L.A., CA); “The Man Who Was H.M. Bateman” compilation; Razzamatazza catalog (Charlottesville, VA); Danceteria (NYC)

[“...dreams one night he's paying off, in guilt & uncertainty, the karmic debt of all the amphibious gobblers of the late Carboniferous period.”] (Table of Contents)

Jimbo / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Gary Panter
Pencils:
Gary Panter
Inks:
Gary Panter
Letters:
Gary Panter

[“Oh baby dear, why don't you take your toys outside and play until your father comes home?”] (Table of Contents)

Big Baby / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Characters:
Big Baby; Mom; Dad
Synopsis:
Big Baby plays with dinosaurs before his dad gets home from work.
Reprints:

Theodore Death Head (Table of Contents)

comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script:
Pascal Doury; Art Spiegelman (Translation); Françoise Mouly (Translation)
Pencils:
Pascal Doury
Inks:
Pascal Doury
Letters:
? (typeset)

Characters:
Theodore Death Head; Theo's Sweetheart; Theo's Neighbor
Synopsis:
Theo picks up his fiancee only to lose her. After braking just in front of a suicide, he goes to his apartment and peeks into his neighbor's room. The story ends with two absolutely furious double-page spreads.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

As detailed in the foreword, in order to protect local retailers the editors decided to censor the story due to the nebulous state of the country's obscenity laws. Approximately twenty cartoon genitalia are blocked out leaving tiny blank rectangular areas in their place. Readers are given instructions for sending a self-addressed stamped envelope (with proof of age) for a free sticker sheet with the missing cartoon genitalia.

••• The Mirror ••• (Table of Contents)

illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Joost Swarte (signed)
Inks:
Joost Swarte (signed)
Letters:
?

[”The time had come for war to revive, in France, the sense of the ideal and of the divine.”] (Table of Contents)

It Was the War of the Trenches / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Jacques Tardi; Kim Thompson (translation)
Pencils:
Jacques Tardi
Inks:
Jacques Tardi
Letters:
Paul Karasik

Genre:
war
Characters:
Ernst Wohlgemut; Paul Carpentier; Dufour; Corporal Lecerf; Lafont; The Old Man
Reprints:
  • from A Suivre (Casterman, 1978 series) #?

The RAW Comic Supplement (Table of Contents)

credits / 0.14 page (report information)

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

Indexer Notes

Title logo for this section. The following eighteen strips are laid out in a Sunday newspaper funnies format.

Handy (Table of Contents)

Pierre Van Genderen and Anton Makassar / comic story / 0.86 page (report information)

Script:
Joost Swarte
Pencils:
Joost Swarte
Inks:
Joost Swarte
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Pierre Van Genderen; Anton Makassar
Reprints:
  • from ? (1980)

Dog-Boy (Body of a Man... Heart of a Dog...) (Table of Contents)

Dog-Boy / comic story / 0.21 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Dog-Boy
Synopsis:
Dog-Boy picks a bone from the garbage.

Sad But True (Table of Contents)

comic story / 0.53 page (report information)

Script:
Mark Newgarden
Pencils:
Mark Newgarden
Inks:
Mark Newgarden
Colors:
?
Letters:
Mark Newgarden

Genre:
humor; satire-parody
Characters:
Dixie Matassa

Honest John (Table of Contents)

comic story / 0.26 page (report information)

Script:
Marti Riera Ferrer [as Marti]
Pencils:
Marti Riera Ferrer [as Marti]
Inks:
Marti Riera Ferrer [as Marti]
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Characters:
Honest John; Maria
Synopsis:
The title character shoots his broiled wife.

One Row (Table of Contents)

comic story / 0.24 page (report information)

Script:
Art Spiegelman [as Spieg] (signed)
Pencils:
Art Spiegelman [as Spieg] (signed)
Inks:
Art Spiegelman [as Spieg] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Art Spiegelman [as Spieg] (signed)

Characters:
Harold; Lydia
Synopsis:
A self-reflexive four-panel strip on the usage of speech balloons.

The Goodnight Kids (Table of Contents)

comic story / 0.48 page (report information)

Script:
Jay Lynch
Pencils:
Jay Lynch
Inks:
Jay Lynch
Colors:
?
Letters:
Jay Lynch

Characters:
Sister; Nicky; Jeeves; Fifi

K. Kat & P. Pee (Table of Contents)

comic story / 0.28 page (report information)

Script:
Bruno Richard
Pencils:
Bruno Richard
Inks:
Bruno Richard
Colors:
?
Letters:
Bruno Richard

Duck 'N Cover (Table of Contents)

Bert the Turtle / comic story / 0.25 page (report information)

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

Characters:
Bert the Turtle

The Plaster Dodge (Table of Contents)

comic story / 0.49 page (report information)

Script:
Gary Panter
Pencils:
Gary Panter
Inks:
Gary Panter
Colors:
?
Letters:
Gary Panter

The Perils of Irene (Table of Contents)

comic story / 0.26 page (report information)

Script:
Carol Lay
Pencils:
Carol Lay
Inks:
Carol Lay
Colors:
?
Letters:
Carol Lay

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Irene Van de Kamp; Elmo
Reprints:

On the Operating Table (Table of Contents)

Amy & Jordan / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Mark Beyer
Pencils:
Mark Beyer
Inks:
Mark Beyer
Colors:
?
Letters:
Mark Beyer

Characters:
Amy Tilsdale; Jordan Levine
Synopsis:
Feeling sick, Amy is taken to the hospital where she undergoes an operation.

Dippy Doc (Table of Contents)

comic story / 0.24 page (report information)

Script:
Eddy Vermeulen [as Ever Meulen]?; Kamagurka?
Pencils:
Eddy Vermeulen [as Ever Meulen]?; Kamagurka?
Inks:
Eddy Vermeulen [as Ever Meulen]?; Kamagurka?
Colors:
?
Letters:
Eddy Vermeulen [as Ever Meulen]?; Kamagurka?

Negotiations Prior to the Last Judgement (Table of Contents)

Babel Playhouse / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
Justin Green
Pencils:
Justin Green
Inks:
Justin Green
Colors:
?
Letters:
Justin Green

Characters:
God; J.P. II [Pope John Paul II]
Reprints:

Box Head (Table of Contents)

comic story / 0.26 page (report information)

Script:
Jayr Pulga
Pencils:
Jayr Pulga
Inks:
Jayr Pulga
Colors:
?
Letters:
Jayr Pulga

Characters:
Box Head

[“Let's clean up the yard. D'ja ever notice clouds look like horses?”] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Characters:
Jack Moriarty
Reprints:

Tango (Table of Contents)

comic story / 0.28 page (report information)

Script:
José Muñoz
Pencils:
José Muñoz (signed)
Inks:
José Muñoz (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
José Muñoz (signed)

Thin Wrist (Table of Contents)

comic story / 0.24 page (report information)

Script:
Giorgio Carpinteri
Pencils:
Giorgio Carpinteri
Inks:
Giorgio Carpinteri
Colors:
?
Letters:
Giorgio Carpinteri

Dr. M'abuse (Table of Contents)

comic story / 0.48 page (report information)

Script:
Paul Karasik [as Karasik]
Pencils:
Jacques Tardi [as Tardi]
Inks:
Jacques Tardi [as Tardi]
Colors:
?
Letters:
Jacques Tardi [as Tardi]

Characters:
Dr. M'abuse

Maus: A Survivor's Tale (Chapter Four): The Noose Tightens (Table of Contents)

Maus, A Survivor's Tale / comic story / 24 pages (report information)

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

Characters:
Mala; Vladek; Art; Richiev; Tosha; Wolfe; Bibi; Anja's Grandfather; Anja's Grandmother; Father-in-Law [Mr. Zylberberg]; Mother-in-Law; Mr. Ilzecki; Tin Shop Owner; Szklarczyk
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Pgs. 65-85. A 9” x 6” (22.86 cm x 15.24 cm) saddle-stitched insert bound to the magazine

[This is chapter four, The Noose Tightens, of a projected 200-250 page work.”] (Table of Contents)

Maus, A Survivor's Tale / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Art Spiegelman
Inks:
Art Spiegelman
Letters:
typeset

Zombies on Broadway (Table of Contents)

comic story / 2 pages (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]

Characters:
Deke
Reprints:

Track Zero (Table of Contents)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Francis Masse [as F. Masse] (signed); Art Spiegelman (Translation); Françoise Mouly (Translation)
Pencils:
Francis Masse [as F. Masse] (signed)
Inks:
Francis Masse [as F. Masse] (signed)
Letters:
Paul Karasik

Synopsis:
A man keeps missing the train.

Winged Man (Table of Contents)

illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Marshall Arisman (painting)
Inks:
Marshall Arisman (painting)
Colors:
Marshall Arisman (painting)

The Rat (Read Yourself Raw!) (Table of Contents)

illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Bob Zoell (painting)
Inks:
Bob Zoell (painting)
Colors:
Bob Zoell (painting)

Indexer Notes

Back cover.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. The Graphix Magazine of Abstract Depressionism
  2. 1. The Message
  3. 2. Raw 5
  4. 3. The Foundations of Modern Art
  5. 4. Couple
  6. 5. [The Anti-Solar Ray]
    Stardust
  7. 6. Advertisements
  8. 7. [“...dreams one night he's paying off, in guilt & uncertainty, the karmic debt of all the amphibious gobblers of the late Carboniferous period.”]
    Jimbo
  9. 8. [“Oh baby dear, why don't you take your toys outside and play until your father comes home?”]
    Big Baby
  10. 9. Theodore Death Head
  11. 10. ••• The Mirror •••
  12. 11. [”The time had come for war to revive, in France, the sense of the ideal and of the divine.”]
    It Was the War of the Trenches
  13. 12. The RAW Comic Supplement
  14. 13. Handy
    Pierre Van Genderen and Anton Makassar
  15. 14. Dog-Boy (Body of a Man... Heart of a Dog...)
    Dog-Boy
  16. 15. Sad But True
  17. 16. Honest John
  18. 17. One Row
  19. 18. The Goodnight Kids
  20. 19. K. Kat & P. Pee
  21. 20. Duck 'N Cover
    Bert the Turtle
  22. 21. The Plaster Dodge
  23. 22. The Perils of Irene
  24. 23. On the Operating Table
    Amy & Jordan
  25. 24. Dippy Doc
  26. 25. Negotiations Prior to the Last Judgement
    Babel Playhouse
  27. 26. Box Head
  28. 27. [“Let's clean up the yard. D'ja ever notice clouds look like horses?”]
    Jack Survives
  29. 28. Tango
  30. 29. Thin Wrist
  31. 30. Dr. M'abuse
  32. 31. Maus: A Survivor's Tale (Chapter Four): The Noose Tightens
    Maus, A Survivor's Tale
  33. 32. [This is chapter four, The Noose Tightens, of a projected 200-250 page work.”]
    Maus, A Survivor's Tale
  34. 33. Zombies on Broadway
  35. 34. Track Zero
  36. 35. Winged Man
  37. 36. The Rat (Read Yourself Raw!)
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