(1985)

Raw Books, 1980 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
6.00 USD
Pages:
?
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

"RAW is published about twice a year by RAW BOOKS & GRAPHICS, 27 Greene Street, NYC, N.Y. 100013. It is not published by or connected with Real Art Ways (RAW) INK (INC) or any other organization. Entire contents ©1985 by Raw Books & Graphics unless otherwise noted. All rights reserved. ISSN 0742-4434; We are not responsible for unsolicited submissions. Send only nonreturnable photocopies.; Publisher: Françoise Mouly; Design & Production: Françoise Mouly; Design Associate: Mark Michaelson; Aides: Tomas Bunk, Kevin Hein, Paul Karasik, Mark Newgarden; SPECIAL THANKS TO: Yoshiko Kasuga, Robert Legault, Sonny O'Chiai, Kosei Ono; Typesetting: Daniel R. Shapiro; Printing: Malmar Graphics, NYC; Binding: Dependable Bindery, NYC"

Keywords:
adult; alternative; treasury; underground comix

The Torn-Again Graphix Magazine (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Indexer Notes

Note: The top right hand corner of all issues was torn off & thrown in a pile; a corner picked at random was taped inside, with a piece of black tape; An ironic gesture to both high grade collectors and mass production.

Torn Together (Table of Contents)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor

Raw 7 (Table of Contents)

credits / 1 page (report information)

Letters:
Daniel R. Shapiro (typesetting)

Indexer Notes

table of contents with piece of the torn cover attached; production credits, indicia, a list of other available RAW publications for sale

Advertisement (Table of Contents)

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Drew Friedman; Rick Gallagher; Gary Hallgren; Kazimieras G. Prapuolenis [as Kaz]; Mark Michaelson; Mark Newgarden
Inks:
Drew Friedman; Rick Gallagher; Gary Hallgren; Kazimieras G. Prapuolenis [as Kaz]; Mark Michaelson; Mark Newgarden
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Thirteen small comic-panel ads designed by the listed artists for the following (from NYC unless otherwise noted): Catalan Communications; Four "rusty metal" Gary Hallgren songs recorded by the K-Otics; Wayside Music (Wheaton, MD); Danceteria; A Last Gasp ad for a Larry Fine biography (SF, CA); Modern Girls; Village Comic Shop; Saint Marks Comic Shoppe; Impulse Magazine (Toronto, Canada); House Party; Independent Publications (Chicago, ILL); Rub-a-Dub-Dub (Buffalo, NY); Top Drawer ad for an R. Crumb Sketchbook

Jelly Roll Morton's Voodoo Curse (Table of Contents)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Robert Crumb
Pencils:
Robert Crumb
Inks:
Robert Crumb
Letters:
Robert Crumb

Genre:
biography
Characters:
Jelly Roll Morton; Billy Young; Madame Elise; Anita Gonzalez; Laura Hunter [Eulalie Echo]
Synopsis:
Jelly Roll's own words are used to illustrate this story about how a curse may have caused his decline and fall in show business and in life.
Reprints:

A Very Strange Trip (Table of Contents)

Fermin & Piker / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Javier Mariscal [as Mariscal]; Nacho Piño (Translation)
Pencils:
Javier Mariscal [as Mariscal]
Inks:
Javier Mariscal [as Mariscal]
Colors:
?
Letters:
Tomas Bunk

Characters:
Fermin; Piker
Reprints:
  • from ?

Indexer Notes

The first page only is in color.

["Mine"] (Table of Contents)

illustration / 1 page (report information)

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

Radioactive Guilt - Ritual Sacrifice in Reagan's America (Table of Contents)

text article / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Lloyd deMause
Pencils:
Sue Coe
Inks:
Sue Coe
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

A text article excerpted from the writer's "Reagan's America" (Creative Roots, 1984). Accompanied by ten illustrations of varying sizes.

["Yo! Dog-Boy! Get your face out of those plates and look what I got for you!"] (Table of Contents)

Dog-Boy / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

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

Characters:
Dog Boy; Rondy; Linda; Donna; Lois; Betty; Mandy

You Know Where to Find Me At (Table of Contents)

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

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

Characters:
Amy; Jordan

Maus, Chapter Six: Mouse Trap (Table of Contents)

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

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

Reprints:

Indexer Notes

a small-size insert

Maus, a Survivor's Tale: Synopsis (Table of Contents)

recap / 1 page (report information)

Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Synopsis accompanied by a half-page photo taken by Jeffrey S. Kriger

The Passion of Saint Sluggo (Table of Contents)

illustration / 2 pages (report information)

Pencils:
Charles Burns; Eddy Vermeulen [as Ever Meulen]; Art Spiegelman
Inks:
Charles Burns; Eddy Vermeulen [as Ever Meulen]; Art Spiegelman

Characters:
Sluggo; Nancy

Indexer Notes

A double-page centerspread.

I Am a Cliché (Table of Contents)

text story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
Greil Marcus
Pencils:
Scott Gillis
Inks:
Scott Gillis
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Story accompanied by ten illustrations of varying sizes.

Peer Pressure (Table of Contents)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Francis Masse; Kim Thompson (Translation)
Pencils:
Francis Masse
Inks:
Francis Masse
Letters:
Tomas Bunk

Characters:
Cynthia; Rodney
Reprints:
  • from ?

Shogun Tofu (Table of Contents)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Teruhiko Yumura [as Terry Yumura]
Pencils:
Teruhiko Yumura [as Terry Yumura]
Inks:
Teruhiko Yumura [as Terry Yumura]
Colors:
Teruhiko Yumura [as Terry Yumura]
Letters:
Teruhiko Yumura [as Terry Yumura]

Keywords:
manga

Indexer Notes

The first page only is in color.

Raw Fish Grafix (Table of Contents)

illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Yosuke Kawamura (painting)
Inks:
Yosuke Kawamura (painting)
Colors:
Yosuke Kawamura (painting)

Tokyo Raw (Table of Contents)

text article / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Leonard Koren; Robert Legault; Françoise Mouly; Art Spiegelman
Pencils:
George Herriman; Yosuke Kawamura; Mark Beyer; Gary Panter; Teruhiko Yumura [as Terry Yumura]
Inks:
George Herriman; Yosuke Kawamura; Mark Beyer; Gary Panter; Teruhiko Yumura [as Terry Yumura]
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Thirteen small text pieces accompanied by fourteen small illustrations: Three by Kawamura and Beyer, two by Yumura, one by Panter. The text pieces are titled "Lost in Face," "Arigato, Mr. Roboto," "Disposable Architecture," "A Slanted Point of View," "Lost in Space," Nippin' the Hand That Feeds Us," "It's 10 AM. Do You Know Where Your Husband Is?," "Next Flavor for Tofutti!," "Going First Class," "A Very Subtle Blend of 11 Different Herbs and Spices!," "Socks and Bonds" and "Conversational English for Adults Only (excerpts). The single Herriman illustration is taken from a March 30 Krazy Kat page (unknown year).

Jiraiya the Ninja Boy (Table of Contents)

Jiraiya the Ninja Boy / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Shigeru Sugiura; Kosei Ono (Translation)
Pencils:
Shigeru Sugiura
Inks:
Shigeru Sugiura
Letters:
Sugiura Shigeru

Characters:
Jiraiya the Ninja Boy; Sensei; Princess
Synopsis:
Jiraiya is given the mission of rescuing the king's kidnapped daughter.
Keywords:
manga

Indexer Notes

This story was created just for this issue.

Tokyo Raw Data (Table of Contents)

credits / 0.19 page (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Brief blurbs on this issue's Japanese artists, plus Gary Panter.

Foundry (Table of Contents)

comic story / 0.81 page (report information)

Script:
Gary Panter [as Gars Panter]
Pencils:
Gary Panter [as Gars Panter]
Inks:
Gary Panter [as Gars Panter]
Letters:
Gary Panter [as Gars Panter]

Red Flowers (Table of Contents)

comic story / 16 pages (report information)

Script:
Yoshiharu Tsuge; Yoshiko Kasuga (Translation)
Pencils:
Yoshiharu Tsuge
Inks:
Yoshiharu Tsuge
Letters:
Phil Felix

Characters:
Sayoko Kikuchi; Customer; Masaji
Reprints:
  • from Garo (Katsuichi Nagai, 1964 series) (October 1967)
Keywords:
manga

Indexer Notes

A 9" x 5.5" (22.86 cm x 13.97 cm) insert stapled to the magazine's spine. Notations by Yoshiko Kasuga, Paul Karasik and Art Spiegelman. "Osewa-sama deshita: Kosei Ono, Yoshiko Kasuga, Akira Satake, Sonny and Hidé."

["A fascinating world is in store for you."] (Table of Contents)

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

A photo ad for Yurakucho Seibu department stores based on Shigeru Sugiura's character designs

School of Visual Arts (Table of Contents)

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Yosuke Kawamura [as Y.K.] (painting)
Inks:
Yosuke Kawamura [as Y.K.] (painting)
Colors:
Yosuke Kawamura [as Y.K.] (painting)
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Back cover. A full page illustration dated 1984 accompanies a small blurb for the school.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. The Torn-Again Graphix Magazine
  2. 1. Torn Together
  3. 2. Raw 7
  4. 3. Advertisement
  5. 4. Jelly Roll Morton's Voodoo Curse
  6. 5. A Very Strange Trip
    Fermin & Piker
  7. 6. ["Mine"]
  8. 7. Radioactive Guilt - Ritual Sacrifice in Reagan's America
  9. 8. ["Yo! Dog-Boy! Get your face out of those plates and look what I got for you!"]
    Dog-Boy
  10. 9. You Know Where to Find Me At
    Amy & Jordan
  11. 10. Maus, Chapter Six: Mouse Trap
    Maus, A Survivor's Tale
  12. 11. Maus, a Survivor's Tale: Synopsis
  13. 12. The Passion of Saint Sluggo
  14. 13. I Am a Cliché
  15. 14. Peer Pressure
  16. 15. Shogun Tofu
  17. 16. Raw Fish Grafix
  18. 17. Tokyo Raw
  19. 18. Jiraiya the Ninja Boy
    Jiraiya the Ninja Boy
  20. 19. Tokyo Raw Data
  21. 20. Foundry
  22. 21. Red Flowers
  23. 22. ["A fascinating world is in store for you."]
  24. 23. School of Visual Arts
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Steven Samuels
  • Frank Motler