(September 1986)

Raw Books, 1980 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
7.95 USD
Pages:
112
Indicia frequency:
published biyearly
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 biyearly by RAW BOOKS & GRAPHICS, 27 Greene Street, NYC, NY 10013. It is not published by or affiliated with any other corporation or organization. Entire contents © 1986 by Raw Books unless otherwise noted. All rights reserved. We are not responsible for unsolicited submissions and, for the most part, are unable to respond. Send only non-returnable photocopies. ISSN-0742-4434

PUBLISHER: Françoise Mouly; DESIGN & PRODUCTION: Françoise Mouly; ASSISTANTS: Lisa Kleinberg-Elliot, Geoff Notkin, Santiago Cohen; SPECIAL THANKS TO: Deborah Bonner, Charles Burns, Steven Guarnaccia, Paul Karasik & Mark Newgarden.; TYPESETTING: Daniel Shapiro; Strong Silent Type; LITHOGRAPHIC PLATES: National Offset Plates, NYC; PRINTING: Malmar Graphics, NYC; BINDING: Advanced Graphics, LIC, NY"


The Graphic Aspirin for War Fever (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Kazimieras G. Prapuolenis [as Kaz]
Inks:
Kazimieras G. Prapuolenis [as Kaz]
Colors:
Françoise Mouly
Letters:
typeset

Couple (Table of Contents)

illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Bruno Richard (painting)
Inks:
Bruno Richard (painting)
Colors:
Bruno Richard (painting)

RAW Data (Table of Contents)

credits / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Brief blurbs on the artists; Brief editorial; table of contents; indicia and production credits; a list of other RAW publications

Jailbreak Hotel (Table of Contents)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Marc Caro; Paul Karasik; Art Spiegelman
Pencils:
Marc Caro
Inks:
Marc Caro
Letters:
Paul Karasik

Indexer Notes

“Rewrite by Paul Karasik and Art Spiegelman”

Crash, Skriiiiiiiiiiiiii ,,, Bang ! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Christian Chapiron
Pencils:
Christian Chapiron
Inks:
Christian Chapiron
Letters:
typeset

Reprints:
  • from ? (1977)

Hell to Pay! (Table of Contents)

Waldo / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Kim Deitch
Pencils:
Kim Deitch
Inks:
Kim Deitch
Letters:
Kim Deitch

Characters:
Waldo; Pauly Zimmer
Synopsis:
After Waldo overdoses, his spirit is visited by the devil's emissary.
Reprints:

Alliteration (Table of Contents)

illustration / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Leo Gorcey
Pencils:
Drew Friedman
Inks:
Drew Friedman
Letters:
typeset

Characters:
Leo Gorcey
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

A full page illustration accompanied by a brief poem by Dead End Kid Leo Gorcey. The poem is from “Dead End Yells, Wedding Bells, Cockle Shells, and Dizzy Spells” (Vantage Press, 1967).

The Beginning of the End (Table of Contents)

text article / 12 pages (report information)

Script:
Paul Boyer
Letters:
typeset
Editing:
Françoise Mouly

Indexer Notes

An excerpt from Boyer's book "By the Bomb's Early Light, American Thought and Culture At the Dawn of the Atomic Age" (Random House, 1985). The article also reprints a Harold Gray "Little Orphan Annie" strip from January 18, 1946, a few pages from a 1950 issue of "Real Life Comics" and the front cover to "Atomic War" #1 (all in small-size).

[“Jimbo is stepping off the edge of a cliff!”] (Table of Contents)

Jimbo / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

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

Characters:
Jimbo
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

The story is entirely in duotone except for pgs. six & seven which have an orange-colored illustration superimposed with the main illustration.

Advertisements (Table of Contents)

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Joost Swarte; Eddy Flippo; S. Clay Wilson; Kazimieras G. Prapuolenis [as Kaz]; Drew Friedman; Charles Burns
Inks:
Joost Swarte; Eddy Flippo; S. Clay Wilson; Kazimieras G. Prapuolenis [as Kaz]; Drew Friedman; Charles Burns
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Eleven ads divided into comic-style panels. From NYC unless otherwise noted: Lambiek (Netherlands); Pantheon's "Love is Hell" book; Monkey's Retreat (Columbus, OH); Escape (London, UK); Lone Wolf Press (Cambridge, MA); Bad News #2 (NYC, NY); Fantagraphics (Agoura, CA); Sohozat; RAW lapel buttons; House Party; Catalan Communications. "Ads designed by Charles Burns, Drew Friedman, Rick Gallagher, Paul Karasik, Kaz, Françoise Mouly & Mark Michaelson."

Maus, A Survivor's Tale (Chapter Seven): Mauschwitz (Table of Contents)

Maus, A Survivor's Tale / comic story / 32 pages (report information)

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

Characters:
Françoise Mouly; Art Spiegelman; Vladek; Mrs. Karp; Eddie Karp; Avraham; Priest; Mandelbaum; Kapo
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

The beginning of Maus part II. Pgs. 154-79. A 9” x 6” (22.86 cm x 15.24 cm) insert bound to the magazine.

Cats (Table of Contents)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Theofile-Alexandre Steinlen
Pencils:
Theofile-Alexandre Steinlen
Inks:
Theofile-Alexandre Steinlen

Synopsis:
A trio of cats play with a mouse.

Indexer Notes

From circa 1900.

["For months, cars were being burned in Florence."] (Table of Contents)

Written On the Wind / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Toni Capuozzo
Pencils:
Lorenzo Mattotti
Inks:
Lorenzo Mattotti
Letters:
?

Love's Savage Fury (I saw you on the subway.) (Table of Contents)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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

Characters:
Nancy
Synopsis:
A playful deconstruction of the Nancy comic strip character.
Reprints:

Windows (Table of Contents)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Richard Sala
Pencils:
Richard Sala
Inks:
Richard Sala
Letters:
Richard Sala

Gimme a Break! (Table of Contents)

The Knuckleheads / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Norman Dog
Pencils:
Norman Dog
Inks:
Norman Dog
Letters:
Norman Dog

RAW Gagz (Table of Contents)

illustration / 23 pages (report information)

Script:
Alexander Melamid; Andrew Sachat; Art Spiegelman; Bob Zoell; Brad Holland; Charles Burns; Drew Friedman; Eddy Vermeulen [as Ever Meulen]; Francis Masse; Françoise Mouly; Frans Masereel; Gary Panter; Harry Hershfield; Herr Seele; Howard Cruse; Infrarot; Joost Swarte; Joe Schwind; Justin Green; Kamagurka; Last Siou; Mark Marek; Mark Newgarden; Mark Tansey; Mary Ann Smith; Marshall Arisman; Muzo; Norman Dog; Ollie Harrington; Pascal Doury; Paul Karasik; Peter Saul; Placid; Poussin; Richard Sala; Ron Hauge; Ron Kolm; S. Clay Wilson; S.J. Perelman; S. Klein; Sean Kelly; Steven Guarnaccia; Tom De Haven; Tom Pappas; Vitaly Komar
Pencils:
Alexander Melamid (painting); Andre Sachat (painting); Art Spiegelman; Bob Zoell; Brad Holland; Bruno Richard; Cathy Millet; Charles Burns; Drew Friedman; Ever Meulen; Francis Masse; Frans Masereel; Gary Panter; Harry Hershfield; Herr Seele; Howard Cruse; Ian Pollock; Infrarot (painting); Javier Mariscal; Joe Schwind (photomontage); Joost Swarte; Jorga Cardin; Justin Green; Kamagurka; Kazimieras G. Prapuolenis [as Kaz]; Kiki Picasso; Last Siou; Loulou Picasso (painting); Mark Beyer; Marc Caro; Mark Marek; Mark Newgarden; Mark Tansey (painting); Marshall Arisman (painting); Mary Ann Smith (painting); Max; Muzo; Norman Dog; Ollie Harrington; Pascal Doury; Peter Saul (painting); Placid; Poussin; Richard Sala; S. Clay Wilson; S. Kerlin (painting); S.J. Perelman; Santiago Cohen; Scott Gillis (painting); Steven Guarnaccia; Stuart Davis; Tom Pappas; Vitaly Komar (painting); Wayne White; Willem; Yosuke Kawamura; Zorin
Inks:
Alexander Melamid (painting); Andre Sachat (painting); Art Spiegelman; Bob Zoell; Brad Holland; Bruno Richard; Cathy Millet; Charles Burns; Drew Friedman; Ever Meulen; Francis Masse; Frans Masereel; Gary Panter; Harry Hershfield; Herr Seele; Howard Cruse; Ian Pollock; Infrarot (painting); Javier Mariscal; Joe Schwind (photomontage); Joost Swarte; Jorga Cardin; Justin Green; Kamagurka; Kazimieras G. Prapuolenis [as Kaz]; Kiki Picasso; Last Siou; Loulou Picasso (painting); Mark Beyer; Marc Caro; Mark Marek; Mark Newgarden; Mark Tansey (painting); Marshall Arisman (painting); Mary Ann Smith (painting); Max; Muzo; Norman Dog; Ollie Harrington; Pascal Doury; Peter Saul (painting); Placid; Poussin; Richard Sala; S. Clay Wilson; S. Kerlin (painting); S.J. Perelman; Santiago Cohen; Scott Gillis (painting); Steven Guarnaccia; Stuart Davis; Tom Pappas; Vitaly Komar (painting); Wayne White; Willem; Yosuke Kawamura; Zorin
Letters:
Bob Zoell (painting); Brad Holland; Charles Burns; Eddy Vermeulen [as Ever Meulen]; Harry Hershfield; Infrarot (painting); Joost Swarte; Justin Green; Kamagurka; Norman Dog; S. Clay Wilson; Tom Pappas; typeset

Indexer Notes

A series of 101 gag illustrations. Thirty-eight of the gag captions are written by the RAW staff. Also includes fourteen small text pieces by Tom De Haven entitled “Gagz Amour.”

The titled ones are: Andrew Sachat - "George's Fear of a Life After Death Proved Well Founded."; Bob Zoell- "Running Turtle With Six-Pack" & "What S-stinks?"; Brad Holland- "Smoke As Much As You Can"; "God, help this poor junkie."; "You can fucking well get your own breakfast."; Charles Burns- "Now go, Tubor! Go seek the arches!"; "Aww, come on Timmy... don't be afraid... I'm your secret little friend!"; Drew Friedman- "Just then it hit me... EVERYBODY in the joint had Acromegaly."; Ever Meulen- "There's nothing wrong that $500 won't fix"; Francis Masse- "Time's Up"; Frans Masereel- "Circle of Death"; "Back From the Front"

Gary Panter- "Ouch! That's no worm!"; "Can't we ever come to the beach without those crazy old bankers killing someone to impress us?"; Harry Hershfield- "I'm telling you, Meyer, that he's singing "La Boheme"; "You can't tell till he's through= he's liable to switch, the last minute!!"; Howard Cruse- "Well, if I'd known you were brain-dead, I never would have brought it up!"; Infrarot- "Oh, it's daddy!! How long can you stay underwater?"; Joe Schwind- "Here Are People Just Like You Now Making Money Beyond Their Wildest Dreams!"

Joost Swarte- "Nice of Henry to take me out once in a while"; Jorga Cardin- "Suburban Ambush"; Justin Green; "Debtor's Solace" "Conceptual Art"; Kamagurka- "Hello Mary, we're your new parents!"; "Happy Birthday, Mother!"; Kamagurka & Herr Seele "Cowboy Henk Goes to New York" approx. 11 pg strip; Mark Marek- "The way I see it, lady, as compared with corporate rape of underdeveloped countries, this ain't diddly-squat." "Whataya know, my headache's almost gone!";

Mark Newgarden- "See What I Mean?"; Mark Tansey- "Secret of the Sphinx"; "Still Life"; "Homage to Susan Sontag"; Marshall Arisman- "I hope I never get the plague."; Mary Ann Smith- "Try Our "All You Can Eat" - Special"; Muzo- "Lucky stiff... Not many people reach such a high poin in their life...."; "Look, I drew the road: It's here, in this corner, that I had the accident." "Listen old man, I want to go to Trifouillis sous Bois..."; Norman Dog- "That's what I forgot to pick up at the market... mushrooms!"

Ollie Harrington "Body all achin' and wracked with pain... Tote that barge, life that bale..."; Pascal Doury- "For My Birthday, Natalie Made Me Some Noodles"; Peter Saul- "Donald Duck Descending a Staircase"; "Art & Life"; Placid- "Sorry Ladies, but The Boss has found a new secretary!"; Poussin- "Poor Folks... They've got a spermatozoid that didn't want to grow into a child..."; Richard Sala- "It was on a quite Tuesday evening, that my past finally caught up with me."; "There goes old Parker again."

S. Clay Wilson "Eat your nice dick, dear..."; S. Kerlin- "Das Fritined Fraulein un der Largen Knackwurst"; "The Artist Who Exploited His Dog"; "For Years, Scientists Have Been Making Guinea Pigs Out of Mice"; S.J. Perelman- "Learn From the Art Game! Fun! Profit! Fame! Banana Oil!!"; Stuart Davis- "Some Masses Artists Seeking Inspiration" (from The Masses #55, January 1918); Tom Pappas- "And this is my wife, the Prehistoric Hog" Vitaly Komar; Alexander Melamid- "The Origin of Socialist Realism"; "Yalta Conference (From a History Textbook, 1984)

Advertisements (Table of Contents)

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Art Spiegelman; Charles Burns; Gary Panter; Paulk; Kim Deitch; Drew Friedman; Robert Crumb; Mark Newgarden
Inks:
Art Spiegelman; Charles Burns; Gary Panter; Paulk; Kim Deitch; Drew Friedman; Robert Crumb; Mark Newgarden
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Sixteen ads divided into comic-style panels. From NYC unless otherwise noted: Jamie Canvas; Art Buttons; Jimbo mugs by John de Fazio; Apex Novelties (Berkeley, CA); Amok's “First Dispatch” (LA, CA); Life Cafe; Postcards sold by Glenn Bray (Sylmar, CA); Spring Street Books; The Weirdo Art of R. Crumb from Last Gasp (SF, CA); Top Drawer Rubber Stamp Co. (Hancock, VT); Wayside Music (Wheaton, MD); Scooby's Toys (Berkeley, CA); A Gary Panter print offered by Nathaniel Bohlin (Wilkes/ Barre, PA); Strong Silent Type; Village Comics. “Ads designed by Charles Burns, Dave Cason, Eric Drooker, Rick Gallagher, Paul Karasik, Mark Newgarden, Gary Panter & Art Spiegelman.”

Tour de France (Table of Contents)

comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script:
Baru; Deborah Bonner (Translation); Françoise Mouly (Translation); Art Spiegelman (Translation)
Pencils:
Baru
Inks:
Baru
Colors:
Steven Guarnaccia (Grey Tones)
Letters:
Tomas Bunk

Characters:
Gillet; Leduc; Galus; Walter Fruloni; Alphonse Paus; Grisoni

Last Rites (Table of Contents)

Pig / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
David Ostrem
Pencils:
David Ostrem
Inks:
David Ostrem
Letters:
David Ostrem

Mr. Henry Crown, Merchant of Death (Table of Contents)

illustration / 1 page (report information)

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

Characters:
Henry Crown; Ronald Reagan

[“To be Good is not enough, when you dream of being Great.”] (Table of Contents)

School of Visual Arts / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Indexer Notes

Back cover. “Designer: Bill Kobasz”

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. The Graphic Aspirin for War Fever
  2. 1. Couple
  3. 2. RAW Data
  4. 3. Jailbreak Hotel
  5. 4. Crash, Skriiiiiiiiiiiiii ,,, Bang !
  6. 5. Hell to Pay!
    Waldo
  7. 6. Alliteration
  8. 7. The Beginning of the End
  9. 8. [“Jimbo is stepping off the edge of a cliff!”]
    Jimbo
  10. 9. Advertisements
  11. 10. Maus, A Survivor's Tale (Chapter Seven): Mauschwitz
    Maus, A Survivor's Tale
  12. 11. Cats
  13. 12. ["For months, cars were being burned in Florence."]
    Written On the Wind
  14. 13. Love's Savage Fury (I saw you on the subway.)
  15. 14. Windows
  16. 15. Gimme a Break!
    The Knuckleheads
  17. 16. RAW Gagz
  18. 17. Advertisements
  19. 18. Tour de France
  20. 19. Last Rites
    Pig
  21. 20. Mr. Henry Crown, Merchant of Death
  22. 21. [“To be Good is not enough, when you dream of being Great.”]
    School of Visual Arts
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