(January 1990)

Fantagraphics, 1989 Series
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Price:
2.95 USD; 3.50 CAD
Pages:
52
Indicia frequency:
monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Fantagraphics Books, Inc.
Brand:
Fantagraphics Books
Editing:
Gary Groth; Kim Thompson (Consulting Editor)
Color:
Color Covers, Black and White Interiors
Dimensions:
10.75" x 8.25" (27.3 cm x 20.95 cm)
Binding:
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
Was On-Going

Issue Notes

1st printing: December 1989


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Jacques Tardi
Inks:
Jacques Tardi
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Characters:
Nestor Burma; Belita Morales

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

ads for "Steadman's America," "The Complete Feiffer" and "The Complete Crumb"

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

credits / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Jacques Tardi; Keith Mann; Ward Kimball; Paul Ollswang; Scott Nickel; Douglas Michael; Craig Maynard; Franquin; Rick Geary
Inks:
Jacques Tardi; Keith Mann; Ward Kimball; Paul Ollswang; Scott Nickel; Douglas Michael; Craig Maynard; Franquin; Rick Geary
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

table of contents, production credits, indicia; nine small drawings taken from the story contents

Jacques Tardi (Table of Contents)

foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Kim Thompson
Pencils:
Jacques Tardi
Inks:
Jacques Tardi
Letters:
typeset

Characters:
Jacques Tardi; Leo Malet

Indexer Notes

two photographs and one drawing accompany the text

[“Paris. Night. A man is pacing on Tolbac bridge. There is madness in his eyes”] (Table of Contents)

Fog Over Tolbiac Bridge / comic story / 16 pages (report information)

Script:
Leo Malet; Jacques Tardi
Pencils:
Jacques Tardi
Inks:
Jacques Tardi
Letters:
?

Genre:
detective-mystery
Characters:
Nestor Burma; Belita Morales; Nurse; Inspector Fabre; Abel Benoit [Albert Lenantais]; Floromond Faroux; Lacorre; Camille Bernis; Jean “L'Insoumis”
Reprints:
  • from ?

Indexer Notes

No translation credits given.

Letters from the Rim (Table of Contents)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Keith Mann
Pencils:
Keith Mann
Inks:
Keith Mann
Letters:
Keith Mann

Ward Kimball's Asinine Alley (Table of Contents)

foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Robert Fiore [as R. Fiore]
Pencils:
Ward Kimball
Inks:
Ward Kimball
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

A single illustration accompanies the text

1937 -1987 50th HCCA Anniversary (Table of Contents)

Asinine Alley / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Ward Kimball
Inks:
Ward Kimball

Genre:
humor; car
Reprints:
  • from ?

Now and Then... (Table of Contents)

Asinine Alley / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Ward Kimball
Inks:
Ward Kimball

Genre:
humor
Reprints:
  • from ?

Invention of the Spark Plug (Table of Contents)

Great Moments in Automobile History / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Ward Kimball
Pencils:
Ward Kimball
Inks:
Ward Kimball
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor; car
Reprints:
  • from ?

Invention of the Radiator! (Table of Contents)

Great Moments in Automotive History / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Ward Kimball
Pencils:
Ward Kimball
Inks:
Ward Kimball
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor; car
Reprints:
  • from ?

Classified Advertising (Table of Contents)

The Hazards of Collecting... / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Ward Kimball
Pencils:
Ward Kimball
Inks:
Ward Kimball
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor; car
Reprints:
  • from ?

Indexer Notes

Six illustrations- the titles are “Mint Condition,” “Partially Restored,” “Excellent Running Condition,” “Body Not Original,” “Parts Missing” and “Needs Work”

[“Now- to release the jack, we push down on this little lever...”] (Table of Contents)

Asinine Alley / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Ward Kimball
Pencils:
Ward Kimball
Inks:
Ward Kimball
Letters:
Ward Kimball

Genre:
humor; car
Reprints:
  • from ?

[“Mr. Slocni__ I think I have ALL of the Protestant-America's ethics reduced to one sentence.”] (Table of Contents)

Bar-Talk-Duets / comic story / 0.3 page (report information)

Script:
Paul Ollswang
Pencils:
Paul Ollswang; James Carpenter [as Jim Carpenter]
Inks:
Paul Ollswang; James Carpenter [as Jim Carpenter]
Letters:
Paul Ollswang

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Mr. Slocni; Rube

[“-No. 2- Conversations that could have been avoided...”] (Table of Contents)

Slocni and Rube / comic story / 0.7 page (report information)

Script:
Paul Ollswang
Pencils:
Paul Ollswang; James Carpenter [as Jim Carpenter]
Inks:
Paul Ollswang; James Carpenter [as Jim Carpenter]
Letters:
Paul Ollswang

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Mr. Slocni; Rube

[“Y'know, pal-- it's all predetermined, see?--”] (Table of Contents)

Bar-Talk-Duets / comic story / 0.6 page (report information)

Script:
Paul Ollswang
Pencils:
Paul Ollswang; James Carpenter [as Jim Carpenter]
Inks:
Paul Ollswang; James Carpenter [as Jim Carpenter]
Letters:
Paul Ollswang

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Mr. Slocni; Rube

[“--And now a word from our sponsor --”] (Table of Contents)

Bar-Talk-Duets / comic story / 0.4 page (report information)

Script:
Paul Ollswang
Pencils:
Paul Ollswang; James Carpenter [as Jim Carpenter]
Inks:
Paul Ollswang; James Carpenter [as Jim Carpenter]
Letters:
Paul Ollswang

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Mr. Slocni; Rube

[“--Hey pal-- didn't you say ya ain't had any nookie for a whole year?”] (Table of Contents)

Bar-Talk-Duets / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Paul Ollswang
Pencils:
Paul Ollswang; James Carpenter [as Jim Carpenter]
Inks:
Paul Ollswang; James Carpenter [as Jim Carpenter]
Letters:
Paul Ollswang

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Mr. Slocni; Rube

I've Got a Secret (Table of Contents)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Scott Nickel
Pencils:
Scott Nickel
Inks:
Scott Nickel
Letters:
Scott Nickel

Chapter One: The Settlers (Table of Contents)

Adventure Ohio / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Douglas Michael
Pencils:
Douglas Michael
Inks:
Douglas Michael
Letters:
Douglas Michael

Genre:
satire-parody
Reprints:

Chapter Two: The Great Debaters (Table of Contents)

Adventure Ohio / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Douglas Michael
Pencils:
Douglas Michael
Inks:
Douglas Michael
Letters:
Douglas Michael

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Pastor Frick; Father Frack [Claire]; Deever McGleese; Pulton Fuller; Maude Shanker; Peiter Vendleiver; Heckler; President Lincoln
Synopsis:
A send-up of reactionary morality in this fictional account of an 1860s Ohio slavery debate.

[“When I first discovered my brothers' comic books, new worlds opened up for me.”] (Table of Contents)

Minor Memories and the Art of Adolescence / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Craig Maynard
Pencils:
Craig Maynard
Inks:
Craig Maynard
Letters:
Craig Maynard

Genre:
biography
Characters:
Craig Maynard; Cheryl Maynard; Mom; Father
Keywords:
autobiography

[“What? The Cactus? His big cactus?!”] (Table of Contents)

Gomer Goof / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Franquin; Dwight R. Decker (translated by)
Pencils:
Franquin
Inks:
Franquin
Letters:
Bill Spicer

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Gomer Goof [Gaston Lagaffe]; Mr. Groff
Synopsis:
Gomer has been growing super-large cactus in his office.
Reprints:
  • from ?

Indexer Notes

In these reprints of the Gaston Lagaffe series the title character has been renamed “Gomer Goof.”

[“Keepsake: Should be found on every drawing-room table.”] (Table of Contents)

Flaubert's Dictionary of Received Ideas / text story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Gustave Flaubert
Pencils:
Rick Geary
Inks:
Rick Geary
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor; satire-parody
Synopsis:
From “keepsake” to “nature”

Indexer Notes

Geary illustrates Flaubert's definition of “lion.”

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

promo (ad from the publisher) / 2 pages (report information)

Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

promos for “Graphic Story Monthly” and Catalan Communication graphic novels

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
  3. 2. [no title indexed]
  4. 3. Jacques Tardi
  5. 4. [“Paris. Night. A man is pacing on Tolbac bridge. There is madness in his eyes”]
    Fog Over Tolbiac Bridge
  6. 5. Letters from the Rim
  7. 6. Ward Kimball's Asinine Alley
  8. 7. 1937 -1987 50th HCCA Anniversary
    Asinine Alley
  9. 8. Now and Then...
    Asinine Alley
  10. 9. Invention of the Spark Plug
    Great Moments in Automobile History
  11. 10. Invention of the Radiator!
    Great Moments in Automotive History
  12. 11. Classified Advertising
    The Hazards of Collecting...
  13. 12. [“Now- to release the jack, we push down on this little lever...”]
    Asinine Alley
  14. 13. [“Mr. Slocni__ I think I have ALL of the Protestant-America's ethics reduced to one sentence.”]
    Bar-Talk-Duets
  15. 14. [“-No. 2- Conversations that could have been avoided...”]
    Slocni and Rube
  16. 15. [“Y'know, pal-- it's all predetermined, see?--”]
    Bar-Talk-Duets
  17. 16. [“--And now a word from our sponsor --”]
    Bar-Talk-Duets
  18. 17. [“--Hey pal-- didn't you say ya ain't had any nookie for a whole year?”]
    Bar-Talk-Duets
  19. 18. I've Got a Secret
  20. 19. Chapter One: The Settlers
    Adventure Ohio
  21. 20. Chapter Two: The Great Debaters
    Adventure Ohio
  22. 21. [“When I first discovered my brothers' comic books, new worlds opened up for me.”]
    Minor Memories and the Art of Adolescence
  23. 22. [“What? The Cactus? His big cactus?!”]
    Gomer Goof
  24. 23. [“Keepsake: Should be found on every drawing-room table.”]
    Flaubert's Dictionary of Received Ideas
  25. 24. [no title indexed]
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  • Jim Van Dore
  • Steven Samuels
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