(January 1991)

Fantagraphics, 1991 Series
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Price:
2.00 USD; 2.50 CAD
Pages:
28
Indicia frequency:
monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Fantagraphics Books, Inc.
Brand:
?
Editing:
?
Color:
Color Covers, Black & White Interiors
Dimensions:
Standard Modern US
Binding:
Saddle-Stitched
Publishing Format:
Was Ongoing Series

Issue Notes

Title logo is hand-lettered. First printing: December 1990. Print run: 3000 copies


(What Are You Waiting For? Buy it Already!) (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Scott Russo
Inks:
Scott Russo
Colors:
?
Letters:
Scott Russo

Genre:
biography
Characters:
Sister Ellspeth; Scott Russo
Keywords:
autobiography

Welcome to My Private Hell (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Scott Russo
Pencils:
? (photo)
Inks:
? (photo)
Letters:
Scott Russo

Characters:
Franz Kafka (photo)

Indexer Notes

"First off, I should tell you that I loathe each and every one of you. I really do."

Editorial - One Dude's Opinion (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Scott Russo (signed)
Letters:
Scott Russo (signed); typeset

Indexer Notes

"Walking down one street in New York City the other day, I was assaulted by no less than four cretins who stuffed flyers in my face."

Writer's Block (Table of Contents)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Scott Russo
Pencils:
Scott Russo
Inks:
Scott Russo
Letters:
Scott Russo

Genre:
biography
Synopsis:
A writer cannot write.
Keywords:
autobiography

["Sister Hell we used to call her."] (Table of Contents)

Sister Ellspeth of the Flaming Loins / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Scott Russo
Pencils:
Scott Russo
Inks:
Scott Russo
Letters:
Scott Russo

Genre:
biography
Characters:
Scott Russo; Sister Ellspeth
Synopsis:
Memories of a nun at school.
Keywords:
autobiography

["In the fifth grade, my class had this pen pal thing with another school. The guy in charge of it was Mr. Topper."] (Table of Contents)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Scott Russo
Pencils:
Scott Russo
Inks:
Scott Russo
Letters:
Scott Russo

Genre:
biography
Characters:
Scott Russo; Mr. Topper; Unnamed Girl
Synopsis:
How a pen-pal system run through New York schools worked out for Scott.
Keywords:
autobiography

Those Wacky Skinheads! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Scott Russo
Pencils:
Scott Russo; ? (photo)
Inks:
Scott Russo; ? (photo)
Letters:
Scott Russo

Genre:
biography
Characters:
Two Skinheads; Mulugeta Seraw [as Mulegeta Seraw] (photo)
Synopsis:
Scott's outrage at a racist attack.

Spiked (Table of Contents)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Scott Russo
Pencils:
Scott Russo
Inks:
Scott Russo
Letters:
Scott Russo

Genre:
humor; non-fiction; biography
Characters:
Scott Russo; Spike Lee; The Other White Guy
Synopsis:
Scott attends a signing and talk by Spike Lee.
Keywords:
autobiography

["Remember Matthew 9:4! Yes Mr. Crumb?"] (Table of Contents)

Sister Ellspeth of the Flaming Loins / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Scott Russo
Pencils:
Scott Russo
Inks:
Scott Russo
Letters:
Scott Russo

Genre:
humor; biography
Characters:
Sister Ellspeth; Mr. Crumb
Synopsis:
An exchange during high school.
Keywords:
autobiography

["Dear Mr. Russo: Governor Cuomo has asked me to thank you for your recent letter concerning the Supreme Court's..."] (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Gerald C. Crotty; Scott Russo [as Mario Cuomo]
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor; biography; satire-parody
Synopsis:
Two letters are shown- A reply from New York State's Secretary to the Governor and Russo's sarcastic translation of it.

An Overheard Conversation. Really. (Table of Contents)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Scott Russo [as Scott] (signed)
Pencils:
Scott Russo [as Scott] (signed)
Inks:
Scott Russo [as Scott] (signed)
Letters:
Scott Russo [as Scott] (signed)

Genre:
biography
Characters:
Scott Russo
Synopsis:
People believe leaflets are being passed out demanding people turn gay.
Keywords:
autobiography

Inside Fantagraphics (Table of Contents)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Scott Russo [as Scott] (signed)
Pencils:
Scott Russo [as Scott] (signed)
Inks:
Scott Russo [as Scott] (signed)
Letters:
Scott Russo [as Scott] (signed)

Genre:
humor; fantasy-supernatural
Characters:
Gary Groth; Kim Thompson; Stan Lee (cameo)
Synopsis:
Fantagraphics work on the cure for AIDS.

["Did anyone ever tell you that you have absolutely no talent whatsover?"] (Table of Contents)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Scott Russo
Pencils:
Scott Russo
Inks:
Scott Russo
Letters:
Scott Russo

Genre:
humor; biography
Characters:
Scott Russo
Synopsis:
Self-doubt.
Keywords:
autobiography

Tuesday, Sister Gets a Package Meant for Her Neighbor (Table of Contents)

Sister Ellspeth of the Flaming Loins / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Scott Russo
Pencils:
Scott Russo
Inks:
Scott Russo
Letters:
Scott Russo

Characters:
Sister Ellspeth
Synopsis:
Sister Ellspeth finds a dildo

Fantagraphicus Liberi (Table of Contents)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Scott Russo (signed)
Pencils:
Scott Russo (signed)
Inks:
Scott Russo (signed)
Letters:
Scott Russo (signed)

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Scott Russo
Synopsis:
Satirical comment about the Comics Journal.

["Bishop Thomas V. Daily of the Diocese of Brooklyn, New York at a press conference describing the size of "[his]..."] (Table of Contents)

illustration / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Scott Russo
Pencils:
? (photo)
Inks:
? (photo)
Letters:
Scott Russo

Characters:
Bishop Thomas V. Daily (photo)

["Sometimes I wish that I could be a different person."] (Table of Contents)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Scott Russo
Pencils:
Scott Russo
Inks:
Scott Russo
Letters:
Scott Russo

Genre:
humor; biography
Characters:
Scott Russo
Synopsis:
Scott wants to be someone else.

What is Wrong With These Pictures? (Table of Contents)

illustration / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Scott Russo
Pencils:
Scott Russo (photo montage)
Inks:
Scott Russo (photo montage)
Letters:
Scott Russo (newspaper montage)

Characters:
Malcolm X (photo); Jesse Helms (photo); Thomas Jefferson

Finally, a Use for the Crippled (Table of Contents)

illustration / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Scott Russo
Pencils:
Scott Russo
Inks:
Scott Russo
Letters:
Scott Russo (typeset)

Synopsis:
A use for the crippled.

The Classifieds (Table of Contents)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Scott Russo
Pencils:
Scott Russo
Inks:
Scott Russo
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor; satire-parody
Synopsis:
A series of mock-classified ads.

["Ingredients: Enriched Corn Syrup; Salt..... Dehydrated Fun."] (Table of Contents)

illustration / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Scott Russo
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Back cover

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. (What Are You Waiting For? Buy it Already!)
  2. 1. Welcome to My Private Hell
  3. 2. Editorial - One Dude's Opinion
  4. 3. Writer's Block
  5. 4. ["Sister Hell we used to call her."]
    Sister Ellspeth of the Flaming Loins
  6. 5. ["In the fifth grade, my class had this pen pal thing with another school. The guy in charge of it was Mr. Topper."]
  7. 6. Those Wacky Skinheads!
  8. 7. Spiked
  9. 8. ["Remember Matthew 9:4! Yes Mr. Crumb?"]
    Sister Ellspeth of the Flaming Loins
  10. 9. ["Dear Mr. Russo: Governor Cuomo has asked me to thank you for your recent letter concerning the Supreme Court's..."]
  11. 10. An Overheard Conversation. Really.
  12. 11. Inside Fantagraphics
  13. 12. ["Did anyone ever tell you that you have absolutely no talent whatsover?"]
  14. 13. Tuesday, Sister Gets a Package Meant for Her Neighbor
    Sister Ellspeth of the Flaming Loins
  15. 14. Fantagraphicus Liberi
  16. 15. ["Bishop Thomas V. Daily of the Diocese of Brooklyn, New York at a press conference describing the size of "[his]..."]
  17. 16. ["Sometimes I wish that I could be a different person."]
  18. 17. What is Wrong With These Pictures?
  19. 18. Finally, a Use for the Crippled
  20. 19. The Classifieds
  21. 20. ["Ingredients: Enriched Corn Syrup; Salt..... Dehydrated Fun."]
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