(March 1988)

Fantagraphics, 1986 Series
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Price:
3.95 USD; 5.95 CAD
Pages:
68
Indicia frequency:
bi-monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Fantagraphics Books, Inc.
Brand:
Fantagraphics Books
Editing:
Gary Groth; Kim Thompson (Consulting 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 1988


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
L.J. Kopf [as Kopf] (painting)
Inks:
L.J. Kopf [as Kopf] (painting)
Colors:
L.J. Kopf [as Kopf] (painting); S*M Graphics (Color Separators)

["My public and I understand each other very well; It does not hear what I say"] (Table of Contents)

table of contents / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Includes a brief quote from Klaus Kraus

The Daily Mirror (Table of Contents)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
L.J. Kopf [as Kopf]
Pencils:
L.J. Kopf [as Kopf]
Inks:
L.J. Kopf [as Kopf]
Letters:
L.J. Kopf [as Kopf]

What Has Gone Before (Table of Contents)

recap / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Francisco Solano Lopez [as F. Solano Lopez]
Inks:
Francisco Solano Lopez [as F. Solano Lopez]
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

includes five panels from the series

["It's hard to explain... the whole thing's so stupid, so fucked-up."] (Table of Contents)

Ana / comic story / 20 pages (report information)

Script:
Gabriel Solano Lopez; Kim Thompson (translation)
Pencils:
Francisco Solano Lopez
Inks:
Francisco Solano Lopez
Letters:
Bill Spicer

Genre:
drama
Characters:
Ana; Fool [The Cop]; Simone de Beauvoir
Reprints:

Incredible Upside Down! Or: How to Enjoy as Many Strips Without Being Drunk or Crosseyed! (Table of Contents)

Jopo de Pojo / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Joost Swarte
Pencils:
Joost Swarte
Inks:
Joost Swarte
Letters:
Joost Swarte

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Jopo de Pojo; Helpful Staffer; Editor

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

Letters:
typeset

Cynicism - A Series of Cartoons on a Philosophical Theme (Table of Contents)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Paul Ollswang
Pencils:
Paul Ollswang
Inks:
Paul Ollswang
Letters:
Paul Ollswang

Genre:
history
Characters:
Antisthenes; Diogenes; Alexander the Great; Plato; Speusippos; Aristotle
Reprints:
Keywords:
philosophy

["Oboyoboyoboy! Hyuk!"] (Table of Contents)

Gaston Lagaffe / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Gomer [Gaston Lagaffe]; Mr. Groff
Reprints:
  • from ?

["...Gomer Goof is truly a human rocket, leaving even the fastest sprinters in the dust!"] (Table of Contents)

Gaston Lagaffe / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Gomer [Gaston Lagaffe]; Mr. Groff
Reprints:
  • from ?

It's a Dog's Life (Table of Contents)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Al Simons
Pencils:
Al Simons
Inks:
Al Simons
Letters:
Al Simons

Characters:
Fido; Fido's Owner

["As a boy, I could entertain myself for hours with nothing more than a pencil and some paper"] (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; Fred Maynard; Mother; Sandi
Keywords:
autobiography

Impostor (Table of Contents)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

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

Characters:
Gina; Narrator; Man Who Stole Face
Reprints:

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

I Don't Believe You've Met My Baby (Table of Contents)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Autry Inman [as A. Inman]; Daniel Clowes [as D. Clowes] (Adapted by)
Pencils:
Daniel Clowes [as D. Clowes]
Inks:
Daniel Clowes [as D. Clowes]
Letters:
Daniel Clowes [as D. Clowes]

Indexer Notes

Clowes uses lyrics from the Autry Inman song first made famous by the Louvin Brothers

The Final Chapter! (Table of Contents)

Rory Randall "The Singin' Cowboy!" / comic story / 15 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Namron the Invincible; Rory Randall; Princess Lillian; Will; Dr. Byron Yoyogagleeoo; Maxie; Dick Pritkin; Paw

["Functionary: Inspires respect, whatever his function may be."] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
humor

Indexer Notes

From "Functionary" to "Guerrilla." A small Geary illustration for Flaubert's definition of "God."

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

Letters:
typeset