(1984)

Raw Books, 1980 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
5.00 USD; 6.50 CAD
Pages:
112
Indicia frequency:
Published about twice a year
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Raw Books & Graphics
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

Indicia: "RAW is published about twice a year by RAW BOOKS & GRAPHICS, 27 Greene Street, NYC, N.Y. 10013. It is not published by or connected with Real Art Ways (RAW) INK (INC.) or any other organization.

Entire contents © 1984 by Raw Books & Graphics unless otherwise noted. All rights reserved. We are not responsible for unsolicited submissions. Send only non-returnable photocopies.

Publisher: Françoise Mouly; Design & Production: Françoise Mouly; Aides: Kristin Barnet; Tomas Bunk; Kevin Hein; Paul Karasik; Mark Newgarden

SPECIAL THANKS TO: Andrew Baum, Judy Funk, Bob Guglielmo, Mark Michaelson and Daniel Shapiro.; PRINTING: Malmar Graphics, Inc., NYC; BINDING: Dependable Bindery, NYC"


The Graphix Magazine That Overestimates the Taste of the American Public (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Mark Beyer
Inks:
Mark Beyer
Colors:
Françoise Mouly

Bolsheviks Returning Home After a Demonstration (Table of Contents)

illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Vitaly Komar (painting); Alexander Melamid (painting)
Inks:
Vitaly Komar (painting); Alexander Melamid (painting)
Colors:
Vitaly Komar (painting); Alexander Melamid (painting)

Indexer Notes

A 1981-82 painting. Photo of it taken by D. James Dee. "Courtesy Ronald Feldman Fine Arts."

Raw 6 (Table of Contents)

credits / 1 page (report information)

Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

title page; table of contents; indicia and production credits; a list of other RAW publications; several dozen small illustrations taken from the interior contents

Nothing (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Characters:
Tony

Modern Art (Table of Contents)

Anton Makasarr / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Joost Swarte
Pencils:
Joost Swarte
Inks:
Joost Swarte
Letters:
Joost Swarte

Characters:
Anton Makasarr; Pierre; Kid
Reprints:
  • from ? (1978)

An Aborigine Among the Skyscrapers (Table of Contents)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Bin Labutau
Pencils:
Art Spiegelman [as Spieg.] (signed)
Inks:
Art Spiegelman [as Spieg.] (signed)
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Text excerpt from the book “In Search of Eden” (Mentor Books, 1981) accompanied by a full-page background illustration

Bad Money (Table of Contents)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Reprints:

Tenochtitlan (Table of Contents)

comic story / 20 pages (report information)

Script:
Carlos Sampayo; Michele Curel (translation); Kristin Barnet (translation); Françoise Mouly (translation)
Pencils:
José Muñoz
Inks:
José Muñoz
Letters:
Phil Felix

Characters:
H.H. Kuntz; Walker; Lisa; Heinz
Reprints:
  • from ?

Advertisements (Table of Contents)

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Rick Gallagher; Paul Karasik; Mark Michaelson; Charles Burns; Mark Newgarden; Tomas Bunk; Art Spiegelman
Inks:
Rick Gallagher; Paul Karasik; Mark Michaelson; Charles Burns; Mark Newgarden; Tomas Bunk; Art Spiegelman
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Fourteen small ads designed by the listed artists for the following (from NYC unless otherwise noted): Danceteria; House Party; Village Comic Shop; Todd's; Hake's Americana & Collectibles (York, PA); Lynda Barry's “Big Ideas” book; Rhythm and Romance swing band; Hot House; Impulse magazine; Independent Publications (Chicago, ILL); Razzamatazza Catalog (Charlottesville, VA); Mark Marek's New Wave Comics; Gunther Graphics; Top-Drawer Rubber Stamp Co. (Hancock, VT)

Nectar of the Gods (Table of Contents)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Jayr Pulga
Pencils:
Jayr Pulga
Inks:
Jayr Pulga
Letters:
Jayr Pulga

Characters:
Brother; Mom; Dad

Use the Mood of the Past to Rewire Your Brain For the Future! (Table of Contents)

illustration / 2 pages (report information)

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

Indexer Notes

This is the magazine's centerspread. Meulen is credited here with both with his name and his "Eddy Flippo" pseudonym.

[“After that- I need a glass of water. I need a plumber.”] (Table of Contents)

Jack Survives / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Characters:
Jack Moriarty; Plumber
Reprints:

Advertisements (Table of Contents)

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Rick Gallagher; Paul Karasik; Mark Michaelson; Charles Burns; Mark Newgarden; Tomas Bunk; Art Spiegelman
Inks:
Rick Gallagher; Paul Karasik; Mark Michaelson; Charles Burns; Mark Newgarden; Tomas Bunk; Art Spiegelman
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Fifteen small comic-panel size ads designed by the listed artists for the following (from NYC unless otherwise noted): Anarcoma (Catalan Communications); Wayside Music (Wheaton, MD); Trash and Vaudeville; Soho Zat; Eastern Artists; “M” a Clothing Store (New Haven, CT); Tilden – Foley Gallery (New Orleans); Goods Department Store Inc. (Boston, MA); Detail; Rube Goldberg: A Retrospective; Lambiek (Holland); Clothing Warehouse; Printed Matter; Lifecafe; Modern Girls

Maus: A Survivor's Tale (Chapter Five): Mouse Holes (Table of Contents)

Maus, A Survivor's Tale / comic story / 36 pages (report information)

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

Characters:
Art Spiegelman; Françoise Mouly; Vladek; Mala; Cousin; Doctor Orens; Friend of the Family; Lolek; Anja; Uncle Persis; Mashka; Tosha; Bibi; Lonia; Richiev; Jakov Spiegelman; Haskel; Sergeant; Miloch; Ben; Pesach
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Pgs. 88-119. A 9” x 6” (22.86 cm x 15.24 cm) saddle-stitched insert bound to the magazine. The story includes all four pages of Spiegelman's “Prisoner of Hell Planet.”

[“Juden Ravs!”] (Table of Contents)

illustration / 1 page (report information)

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

Indexer Notes

A reversed panel from pg. 105 of the booklet

The Polly Seed Expert (Table of Contents)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Ben Katchor [as B. Katchor] (signed)
Pencils:
Ben Katchor [as B. Katchor] (signed)
Inks:
Ben Katchor [as B. Katchor] (signed)
Letters:
Ben Katchor [as B. Katchor] (signed)

Characters:
Maurice Kandel; Doctor Okrutnay

Zombie Shock (Table of Contents)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Mark Fisher
Pencils:
Mark Fisher
Inks:
Mark Fisher
Letters:
Mark Fisher

A Marriage Made in Hell (Table of Contents)

comic story / 10 pages (report information)

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

Characters:
John Dough; Lydia; Miss Holburn
Reprints:

Humor Me (Table of Contents)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Marc Caro; Art Spiegelman (Translation); Françoise Mouly (Translation)
Pencils:
Marc Caro
Inks:
Marc Caro
Letters:
Françoise Mouly

[“Where's the puffed wheat?”] (Table of Contents)

Pud + Spud / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Characters:
Pud; Spud
Reprints:

The Lou Costello Jr. Story (Table of Contents)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Characters:
Lou Costello Jr.; Lou Costello; Bud Abbott; Jimmy Durante
Synopsis:
Another sampling of Friedman's pitch black humor. A story told from the point of view of Lou Costello's dead baby son.
Reprints:

[“How can it be taking the ambulances so long to get here!!??”] (Table of Contents)

Jimbo / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

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

Characters:
Jimbo; Smoggo
Reprints:

[“The sun fills the desert with heat, and Mr. & Mrs. Joshua with slumber”] (Table of Contents)

Krazy Kat / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
George Herriman
Pencils:
George Herriman
Inks:
George Herriman
Letters:
George Herriman

Characters:
Krazy Kat; Ignatz
Reprints:
  • from Krazy Kat Sunday (King Features Syndicate)

Maman Que J'aime [I Love My Mommy] (Table of Contents)

illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Pascal Doury (painting)
Inks:
Pascal Doury (painting)
Colors:
Pascal Doury (painting)

School of Visual Arts (Table of Contents)

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Characters:
Jack
Synopsis:
Jack thinks of painting a canvas while painting a chair.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Back cover contains a nearly full-page illustration with a brief blurb about the school.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. The Graphix Magazine That Overestimates the Taste of the American Public
  2. 1. Bolsheviks Returning Home After a Demonstration
  3. 2. Raw 6
  4. 3. Nothing
  5. 4. Modern Art
    Anton Makasarr
  6. 5. An Aborigine Among the Skyscrapers
  7. 6. Bad Money
  8. 7. Tenochtitlan
  9. 8. Advertisements
  10. 9. Nectar of the Gods
  11. 10. Use the Mood of the Past to Rewire Your Brain For the Future!
  12. 11. [“After that- I need a glass of water. I need a plumber.”]
    Jack Survives
  13. 12. Advertisements
  14. 13. Maus: A Survivor's Tale (Chapter Five): Mouse Holes
    Maus, A Survivor's Tale
  15. 14. [“Juden Ravs!”]
  16. 15. The Polly Seed Expert
  17. 16. Zombie Shock
  18. 17. A Marriage Made in Hell
  19. 18. Humor Me
  20. 19. [“Where's the puffed wheat?”]
    Pud + Spud
  21. 20. The Lou Costello Jr. Story
  22. 21. [“How can it be taking the ambulances so long to get here!!??”]
    Jimbo
  23. 22. [“The sun fills the desert with heat, and Mr. & Mrs. Joshua with slumber”]
    Krazy Kat
  24. 23. Maman Que J'aime [I Love My Mommy]
  25. 24. School of Visual Arts
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