(May 1987)

Fantagraphics, 1986 Series
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Price:
3.50 USD; 5.25 CAD
Pages:
68
Indicia frequency:
bi-monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Fantagraphics Books, Inc.
Brand:
Fantagraphics Books
Editing:
Gary Groth; Kim Thompson (Consulting Editor); R. Fiore (Contributing Editor); Kim Fryer (Contributing Editor)
Color:
black & white with colour covers
Dimensions:
US magazine size - 10.75" x 8.25" (27.3 cm x 20.95 cm)
Binding:
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
Was Ongoing Series

Issue Notes

1st printing: February 1987


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Gilbert Hernandez
Inks:
Gilbert Hernandez
Colors:
?
Letters:
Typeset

[R. Crumb Almanac no. 22 cover] (Table of Contents)

illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Robert Crumb [as R. Crumb]
Inks:
Robert Crumb [as R. Crumb]
Colors:
Robert Crumb [as R. Crumb]
Letters:
Robert Crumb [as R. Crumb]

Genre:
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

A never before published illustration Crumb made for one of his journals when he was seventeen. The date given is August 1, 1959

Prime Cuts Words & Pictures (Table of Contents)

credits / 1 page (report information)

Letters:
Typeset

Synopsis:
Table of contents plus a quote from Sherwood Anderson

The Sphinx Without a Secret (Table of Contents)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Oscar Wilde
Pencils:
Alec Stevens
Inks:
Alec Stevens
Letters:
Alec Stevens

Genre:
historical
Characters:
Lord Gerald Murchison; Madame de Rastail; Lady Alroy
Synopsis:
Lord Murchison is taken with the mysterious Lady Alroy, but doesn't believe her when she denies hiding anything.

Hell Fridge (Table of Contents)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Mark Marek
Pencils:
Mark Marek
Inks:
Mark Marek
Letters:
Mark Marek

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Billy; Janet; Father O'Shawnessy
Synopsis:
A refrigerator that can bring death to any who dare open it.

Retirement Village (Table of Contents)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Dori Seda
Pencils:
Dori Seda
Inks:
Dori Seda
Letters:
Dori Seda

Characters:
Rose; Mr. Michaels
Synopsis:
Two senior citizens have an intimate dinner.
Reprints:

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

credits / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Rick Geary
Inks:
Rick Geary
Letters:
Typeset

Synopsis:
Production and indicia credits. Subscription offer for Prime Cuts with the following issue's cover shown.

How I Almost Got Stomped to the "Still of the Night" by the "Five Satins" (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Spain Rodriguez [as Spain] (signed)
Pencils:
Spain Rodriguez [as Spain] (signed)
Inks:
Spain Rodriguez [as Spain] (signed)
Letters:
Spain Rodriguez [as Spain] (signed)

Genre:
biography
Characters:
Adelbert; Crying Tommy Brown; Fletcher; "Fats" Domino (cameo); Chuck Berry (cameo); Shirley and Lee (cameo); Little Richard (cameo); The Five Satins (cameo)
Synopsis:
Spain and friends sneak into a rhythm & blues show and try to get closer seats.
Reprints:
Keywords:
autobiography

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Overheard at London's Snack Bars / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Susan Catherine
Pencils:
Susan Catherine
Inks:
Susan Catherine
Letters:
Susan Catherine

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Another set of amusing anecdotes from customers.

Clouds (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Mark Martin
Pencils:
Mark Martin
Inks:
Mark Martin
Letters:
Mark Martin

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
If clouds were like people....

["Smoot! All things considered, modern humanity doesn't amount to a fart in the wind!"] (Table of Contents)

Snappy Sammy Smoot / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Skip Williamson
Pencils:
Skip Williamson
Inks:
Skip Williamson
Letters:
Skip Williamson

Genre:
humor; satire-parody
Characters:
Snappy Sammy Smoot; Ragtime Billy
Synopsis:
Sammy Smoot objects to Ragtime Billy's estimation of modern humanity.
Reprints:

UFO (Table of Contents)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Alex Toth
Pencils:
Alex Toth
Inks:
Alex Toth
Letters:
Alex Toth

Synopsis:
Alex Toth questions the wisdom of experts who dismiss what to him are the reality of UFO sightings.

The Hidden Face (Table of Contents)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

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

Characters:
Gretma; The Proprietor
Synopsis:
After a falling brick hits him in the face, the story's protagonist suffers a series of misfortunes.

The Gallery - Seventh Promenade (Naples) (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
John Horne Burns
Letters:
Typeset

Synopsis:
One chapter from the novel about GIs in wartime Italy.

The Best Work By the Best Cartoonists In The World... (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils:
Gilbert Hernandez; Jaime Hernandez; Rick Geary; Friedman Brothers; Stan Sakai; E.C. Segar; Peter Bagge; Wm. Messner-Loebs; Steve Ditko; Hal Foster; Munoz & Sampayo; Robert Crumb
Inks:
Gilbert Hernandez; Jaime Hernandez; Rick Geary; Friedman Brothers; Stan Sakai; E.C. Segar; Peter Bagge; Wm. Messner-Loebs; Steve Ditko; Hal Foster; Munoz & Sampayo; Robert Crumb
Letters:
Typeset

Synopsis:
Ad touting Fantagraphics Books.

I Won a Million! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
The Young Consumers
Synopsis:
A brief story that satirizes consumer culture.

Skiff (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Glenn Dakin
Pencils:
Phil Elliott
Inks:
Phil Elliott
Letters:
Phil Elliott

Characters:
Skiff
Synopsis:
The narrator talks about Skiff, a guest that was staying over in his family's house.

Contributors (Table of Contents)

credits / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
Typeset

Synopsis:
Brief blurbs on the creators

Industrial Revolution (Table of Contents)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Joe Sacco [as J. Sacco] (signed)
Pencils:
Joe Sacco [as J. Sacco] (signed)
Inks:
Joe Sacco [as J. Sacco] (signed)
Letters:
Joe Sacco [as J. Sacco] (signed)

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
Sacco informs the world that the Industrial Revolution did not take several decades to develop, but was a 'prank' developed over a single day.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Dated May 1984

Treasure of the Lost Empire Chapter 2 (Table of Contents)

Rory Randall / comic story / 16 pages (report information)

Script:
Mitch Manzer
Pencils:
Mitch Manzer
Inks:
Mitch Manzer
Letters:
Mitch Manzer

Genre:
humor; satire-parody
Characters:
Will; Buddy Smudley; Rory Randall; Namron the Invincible; Dick Pritkin; Raldo; Frog [The Princess]; Cindy Lou
Synopsis:
A stranger arrives at Rory Randall's place looking for work. Unfortunately, he may not be what he appears to be.

["Baccalaureate: Thunder against it."] (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:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
More selections from Flaubert's work. Includes a single drawing from Geary.

Indexer Notes

From "Baccalaureate" to "Colonies (Our)."

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Kim Deitch
Inks:
Kim Deitch
Colors:
Kim Deitch

Synopsis:
A detailed illustration of Hell.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils:
Steve Lafler
Inks:
Steve Lafler
Colors:
?
Letters:
Typeset

Synopsis:
Ad for Lafler's "Dog Boy" series
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. [R. Crumb Almanac no. 22 cover]
  3. 2. Prime Cuts Words & Pictures
  4. 3. The Sphinx Without a Secret
  5. 4. Hell Fridge
  6. 5. Retirement Village
  7. 6. [no title indexed]
  8. 7. How I Almost Got Stomped to the "Still of the Night" by the "Five Satins"
  9. 8. [no title indexed]
    Overheard at London's Snack Bars
  10. 9. Clouds
  11. 10. ["Smoot! All things considered, modern humanity doesn't amount to a fart in the wind!"]
    Snappy Sammy Smoot
  12. 11. UFO
  13. 12. The Hidden Face
  14. 13. The Gallery - Seventh Promenade (Naples)
  15. 14. The Best Work By the Best Cartoonists In The World...
  16. 15. I Won a Million!
  17. 16. Skiff
  18. 17. Contributors
  19. 18. Industrial Revolution
  20. 19. Treasure of the Lost Empire Chapter 2
    Rory Randall
  21. 20. ["Baccalaureate: Thunder against it."]
    Flaubert's Dictionary of Received Ideas
  22. 21. [no title indexed]
  23. 22. [no title indexed]
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