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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"
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“Rewrite by Paul Karasik and Art Spiegelman”
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).
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).
The story is entirely in duotone except for pgs. six & seven which have an orange-colored illustration superimposed with the main illustration.
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."
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.
From circa 1900.
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)
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.”
Back cover. “Designer: Bill Kobasz”