(March 1993)

Fantagraphics, 1993 Series
 
Volume:
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Price:
4.95 USD; 5.95 CAD
Pages:
56
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Brand:
Fantagraphics Books
ISBN:
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Barcode:
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Editing:
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Color:
Color cover; Black and White interior
Dimensions:
Magazine size
Binding:
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
One-Shot

Issue Notes

Comic reprints the 1979 Rip-Off Press publication of the same title, adding 16 previously uncollected strips. Strips originally created for weekly undeground newspapers


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Pencils:
Bill Griffith
Inks:
Bill Griffith
Colors:
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Characters:
Zippy The Pinhead

Religious Nuts (Table of Contents)

Griffith Observatory / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Bill Griffith
Pencils:
Bill Griffith
Inks:
Bill Griffith
Letters:
Bill Griffith

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
A glance at new religions fashionable in the 1970s
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Keywords:
social commentary

Street Crazies (Table of Contents)

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Script:
Bill Griffith
Pencils:
Bill Griffith
Inks:
Bill Griffith
Letters:
Bill Griffith

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Urban lunatics
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Keywords:
social commentary

The Anal Retentives (Table of Contents)

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Script:
Bill Griffith
Pencils:
Bill Griffith
Inks:
Bill Griffith
Letters:
Bill Griffith

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Assorted hoarders
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Keywords:
social commentary

The Doomsters (Table of Contents)

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Script:
Bill Griffith
Pencils:
Bill Griffith
Inks:
Bill Griffith
Letters:
Bill Griffith

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Pessimists
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Keywords:
social commentary

Kids of Today (Table of Contents)

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Script:
Bill Griffith
Pencils:
Bill Griffith
Inks:
Bill Griffith
Letters:
Bill Griffith

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
The older generation bemoans the young
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Keywords:
social commentary

The Art Critics (Table of Contents)

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Script:
Bill Griffith
Pencils:
Bill Griffith
Inks:
Bill Griffith
Letters:
Bill Griffith

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
We're all art critics
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Keywords:
social commentary

The Normals (Table of Contents)

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Script:
Bill Griffith
Pencils:
Bill Griffith
Inks:
Bill Griffith
Letters:
Bill Griffith

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
The progress of hippies
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social commentary

Clothes That Wear People (Table of Contents)

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Script:
Bill Griffith
Pencils:
Bill Griffith
Inks:
Bill Griffith
Letters:
Bill Griffith

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
1970s fashions
Keywords:
social commentary

Objective Study (Table of Contents)

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Script:
Bill Griffith
Pencils:
Bill Griffith
Inks:
Bill Griffith
Letters:
Bill Griffith

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Classic design versus modern design
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social commentary

Ostentatious Humility (Table of Contents)

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Script:
Bill Griffith
Pencils:
Bill Griffith
Inks:
Bill Griffith
Letters:
Bill Griffith

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
The reaction to consumption
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social commentary

Indexer Notes

Credit given to Justin Green

The 'Zine Scene (Table of Contents)

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Script:
Bill Griffith
Pencils:
Bill Griffith
Inks:
Bill Griffith
Letters:
Bill Griffith

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Behinds the scenes at magazines
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social commentary

The Worriers (Table of Contents)

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Script:
Bill Griffith
Pencils:
Bill Griffith
Inks:
Bill Griffith
Letters:
Bill Griffith

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Worriers and their concerns
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social commentary

The Cuteness Syndrome (Table of Contents)

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Script:
Bill Griffith
Pencils:
Bill Griffith
Inks:
Bill Griffith
Letters:
Bill Griffith

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
The cute object and its inspiration
Keywords:
social commentary

Punk Rock (Table of Contents)

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Script:
Bill Griffith
Pencils:
Bill Griffith
Inks:
Bill Griffith
Letters:
Bill Griffith

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
The appeal and concerns of punks
Keywords:
social commentary

Cat Tales (Table of Contents)

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Script:
Bill Griffith
Pencils:
Bill Griffith
Inks:
Bill Griffith
Letters:
Bill Griffith

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
The downside of cats
Keywords:
social commentary

Memory Lane (Table of Contents)

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Script:
Bill Griffith
Pencils:
Bill Griffith
Inks:
Bill Griffith
Letters:
Bill Griffith

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Reminiscenes of 1950s TV shows
Keywords:
social commentary

The Parental Units (Table of Contents)

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Script:
Bill Griffith
Pencils:
Bill Griffith
Inks:
Bill Griffith
Letters:
Bill Griffith

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Awkward parents
Keywords:
social commentary

The Laundromat (Table of Contents)

Griffith Observatory / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Bill Griffith
Pencils:
Bill Griffith
Inks:
Bill Griffith
Letters:
Bill Griffith

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Laundromats as social microcosm
Keywords:
social commentary

Working Stiffs (Table of Contents)

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Script:
Bill Griffith
Pencils:
Bill Griffith
Inks:
Bill Griffith
Letters:
Bill Griffith

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
The regularly waged
Keywords:
social commentary

Media Addicts (Table of Contents)

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Script:
Bill Griffith
Pencils:
Bill Griffith
Inks:
Bill Griffith
Letters:
Bill Griffith

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Living vicariously
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social commentary

Nostalgiamania (Table of Contents)

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Script:
Bill Griffith
Pencils:
Bill Griffith
Inks:
Bill Griffith
Letters:
Bill Griffith

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
The stylising of the past
Keywords:
social commentary

The Enemy (Table of Contents)

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Script:
Bill Griffith
Pencils:
Bill Griffith
Inks:
Bill Griffith
Letters:
Bill Griffith

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Corporations and their aims
Keywords:
social commentary

The Rednecks (Table of Contents)

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Script:
Bill Griffith
Pencils:
Bill Griffith
Inks:
Bill Griffith
Letters:
Bill Griffith

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Life in Rural USA
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social commentary

Noo Yawkahs (Table of Contents)

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Script:
Bill Griffith
Pencils:
Bill Griffith
Inks:
Bill Griffith
Letters:
Bill Griffith

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
The obsessions and fears of New Yorkers
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social commentary

Oddballs (Table of Contents)

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Script:
Bill Griffith
Pencils:
Bill Griffith
Inks:
Bill Griffith
Letters:
Bill Griffith

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Assorted eccentrics
Keywords:
social commentary

The Keane Kontroversy (Table of Contents)

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Script:
Bill Griffith
Pencils:
Bill Griffith
Inks:
Bill Griffith
Letters:
Bill Griffith

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Who Painted Walter Keane's big eye pictures?
Keywords:
social commentary

Million Dollar Ideas (Table of Contents)

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Script:
Bill Griffith
Pencils:
Bill Griffith
Inks:
Bill Griffith
Letters:
Bill Griffith

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Wretched concepts that could make a fortune
Keywords:
social commentary

Time-Warped (Table of Contents)

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Script:
Bill Griffith
Pencils:
Bill Griffith
Inks:
Bill Griffith
Letters:
Bill Griffith

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
The static wardrobe
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social commentary

People Watching (Table of Contents)

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Script:
Bill Griffith
Pencils:
Bill Griffith
Inks:
Bill Griffith
Letters:
Bill Griffith

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Bill Griffith; Mr The Toad
Synopsis:
The arbitrary association of personality, traits and obsessions to a face
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social commentary

Useless Objects (Table of Contents)

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Script:
Bill Griffith
Pencils:
Bill Griffith
Inks:
Bill Griffith
Letters:
Bill Griffith

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Useless objects
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social commentary

Are You A Boozhie? (Table of Contents)

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Script:
Bill Griffith
Pencils:
Bill Griffith
Inks:
Bill Griffith
Letters:
Bill Griffith

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
The test of being bourgeois
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social commentary

Five Philosophers (Table of Contents)

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Bill Griffith
Pencils:
Bill Griffith
Inks:
Bill Griffith
Letters:
Bill Griffith

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Assorted unrecognised philosophers
Keywords:
social commentary

Welcome to the House of Snap Judgements (Table of Contents)

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Script:
Bill Griffith
Pencils:
Bill Griffith
Inks:
Bill Griffith
Letters:
Bill Griffith

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Bill Griffith
Synopsis:
Instant impressions
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Keywords:
social commentary

Think Eighties (Table of Contents)

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Script:
Bill Griffith
Pencils:
Bill Griffith
Inks:
Bill Griffith
Letters:
Bill Griffith

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Predictions about the 1980s
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social commentary

Apartment Living (Table of Contents)

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Script:
Bill Griffith
Pencils:
Bill Griffith
Inks:
Bill Griffith
Letters:
Bill Griffith

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
The curses of apartments
Keywords:
social commentary

New York Again (Table of Contents)

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Script:
Bill Griffith
Pencils:
Bill Griffith
Inks:
Bill Griffith
Letters:
Bill Griffith

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
More about New York and its inhabitants
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social commentary

Where's the Party? (Table of Contents)

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Script:
Bill Griffith
Pencils:
Bill Griffith
Inks:
Bill Griffith
Letters:
Bill Griffith

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Assorted parties
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social commentary

The Mansard-roof Syndrome (Table of Contents)

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Script:
Bill Griffith
Pencils:
Bill Griffith
Inks:
Bill Griffith
Letters:
Bill Griffith

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
The spread of the Mansard roof
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social commentary

Stupidity Patrol (Table of Contents)

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Script:
Bill Griffith
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Bill Griffith
Inks:
Bill Griffith
Letters:
Bill Griffith

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
The critics at large
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social commentary

5 Great Moments in the Life of Jimmy Durante (Table of Contents)

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Script:
Bill Griffith
Pencils:
Bill Griffith
Inks:
Bill Griffith
Letters:
Bill Griffith

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Jimmy Durante
Synopsis:
Five great moments in the life of Jimmy Durante
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social commentary

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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Script:
Bill Griffith
Pencils:
Bill Griffith
Inks:
Bill Griffith
Letters:
Bill Griffith

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Bill Griffith; Louie
Synopsis:
Observations of an art school
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Keywords:
social commentary

On The Street (Table of Contents)

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Script:
Bill Griffith
Pencils:
Bill Griffith
Inks:
Bill Griffith
Letters:
Bill Griffith

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Bill Griffith; Louie
Synopsis:
Life
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social commentary

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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Script:
Bill Griffith
Pencils:
Bill Griffith
Inks:
Bill Griffith
Letters:
Bill Griffith

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Bill Griffith; Louie; Mr The Toad
Synopsis:
Bedroom snooping
Keywords:
social commentary

Under Observation (Table of Contents)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
Bill Griffith
Pencils:
Bill Griffith
Inks:
Bill Griffith
Letters:
Bill Griffith

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Bill Griffith; Louie
Synopsis:
The origin of the observatoryand how it became an obsession
Keywords:
social commentary

Main Street (Table of Contents)

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Script:
Bill Griffith
Pencils:
Bill Griffith
Inks:
Bill Griffith
Letters:
Bill Griffith

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Assorted Main Streets
Keywords:
social commentary

Indexer Notes

Appears on the back cover

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Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. Religious Nuts
    Griffith Observatory
  3. 2. Street Crazies
    Griffith Observatory
  4. 3. The Anal Retentives
    Griffith Observatory
  5. 4. The Doomsters
    Griffith Observatory
  6. 5. Kids of Today
    Griffith Observatory
  7. 6. The Art Critics
    Griffith Observatory
  8. 7. The Normals
    Griffith Observatory
  9. 8. Clothes That Wear People
    Griffith Observatory
  10. 9. Objective Study
    Griffith Observatory
  11. 10. Ostentatious Humility
    Griffith Observatory
  12. 11. The 'Zine Scene
    Griffith Observatory
  13. 12. The Worriers
    Griffith Observatory
  14. 13. The Cuteness Syndrome
    Griffith Observatory
  15. 14. Punk Rock
    Griffith Observatory
  16. 15. Cat Tales
    Griffith Observatory
  17. 16. Memory Lane
    Griffith Observatory
  18. 17. The Parental Units
    Griffith Observatory
  19. 18. The Laundromat
    Griffith Observatory
  20. 19. Working Stiffs
    Griffith Observatory
  21. 20. Media Addicts
    Griffith Observatory
  22. 21. Nostalgiamania
    Griffith Observatory
  23. 22. The Enemy
    Griffith Observatory
  24. 23. The Rednecks
    Griffith Observatory
  25. 24. Noo Yawkahs
    Griffith Observatory
  26. 25. Oddballs
    Griffith Observatory
  27. 26. The Keane Kontroversy
    Griffith Observatory
  28. 27. Million Dollar Ideas
    Griffith Observatory
  29. 28. Time-Warped
    Griffith Observatory
  30. 29. People Watching
    Griffith Observatory
  31. 30. Useless Objects
    Griffith Observatory
  32. 31. Are You A Boozhie?
    Griffith Observatory
  33. 32. Five Philosophers
    Griffith Observatory
  34. 33. Welcome to the House of Snap Judgements
    Griffith Observatory
  35. 34. Think Eighties
    Griffith Observatory
  36. 35. Apartment Living
    Griffith Observatory
  37. 36. New York Again
    Griffith Observatory
  38. 37. Where's the Party?
    Griffith Observatory
  39. 38. The Mansard-roof Syndrome
    Griffith Observatory
  40. 39. Stupidity Patrol
    Griffith Observatory
  41. 40. 5 Great Moments in the Life of Jimmy Durante
    Griffith Observatory
  42. 41. [no title indexed]
    Griffith Observatory
  43. 42. On The Street
    Griffith Observatory
  44. 43. [no title indexed]
    Griffith Observatory
  45. 44. Under Observation
  46. 45. Main Street
    Griffith Observatory
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