(June 1990)

Fantagraphics, 1990 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
12.95 USD; 13.95 CAD
Pages:
132
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Fantagraphics Books
Brand:
Fantagraphics Books
ISBN:
1-56097-035-9 Search at WorldCat
Barcode:
978056097035751295
Editing:
Gary Groth; Kim Thompson; Robert Boyd
Color:
Black & White
Binding:
Softcover
Publishing Format:
Collected Edition

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Bill Griffith; Richard Sala; Dave Sim; Robert Armstrong; Daniel Clowes; J.R. Williams; Spain Rodriguez; Chester Brown; Aline Kominsky-Crumb
Inks:
Bill Griffith; Richard Sala; Dave Sim; Robert Armstrong; Daniel Clowes; J.R. Williams; Spain Rodriguez; Chester Brown; Aline Kominsky-Crumb
Colors:
Roberta Gregory (Cover Color Separations)
Letters:
Gil Jordan (typesetting)

Characters:
Zippy the Pinhead; Mickey Rat; Cerebus; Lloyd Llewellyn

Indexer Notes

A large Griffith drawing is accompanied by small background drawings from thirty-two artists

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

blank page(s) / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

credits / 3 pages (report information)

Pencils:
Gary Panter; Drew Friedman; Kazimieras G. Prapuolenis [as Kaz]
Inks:
Gary Panter; Drew Friedman; Kazimieras G. Prapuolenis [as Kaz]
Letters:
Gil Jordan (typesetting)

Indexer Notes

title page; production credits and indicia; table of contents; small drawings from the listed artists

Introduction (Table of Contents)

foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Gary Groth; Kim Thompson
Pencils:
Chester Brown; Mark Marek; Jack Jackson
Inks:
Chester Brown; Mark Marek; Jack Jackson
Letters:
Gil Jordan (typesetting)

Indexer Notes

The text is accompanied by three drawings from the listed artists

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

blank page(s) / 1 page (report information)

Life's a Bitch and Then You Die! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script:
Peter Bagge
Pencils:
Peter Bagge
Inks:
Peter Bagge
Letters:
Peter Bagge

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Husband; Wife; Darleen; Alfonse; Manager
Synopsis:
A husband spends the afternoon at a mall.
Reprints:

The Saga of Frank Sinatra Jr. (Table of Contents)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Josh Alan Friedman
Pencils:
Drew Friedman
Inks:
Drew Friedman
Letters:
Drew Friedman

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Frank Sinatra Jr.; Frank Sinatra; Mike Douglas; Rex Reed
Reprints:

Daily Strip (Table of Contents)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Bill Griffith; Lady; Zippy the Pinhead; Toll Booth Operator
Synopsis:
Griffith confesses his ambivalence about the mainstream's lack of interest in his strip.
Reprints:

How Can I Write a Story About Fashion- Now That My Toy Boy is Gone? (Table of Contents)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Melinda Gebbie
Pencils:
Melinda Gebbie
Inks:
Melinda Gebbie
Letters:
Melinda Gebbie

Reprints:

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

comic story / 4 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:

The Sequel (Table of Contents)

Hercules Amongst the North Americans / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Mark Marek
Pencils:
Mark Marek
Inks:
Mark Marek
Colors:
?
Letters:
Mark Marek

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Hercules
Synopsis:
Hercules gets hazed at a college fraternity.
Reprints:

Rude Interlude (Table of Contents)

Mickey Rat / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Robert Armstrong
Pencils:
Robert Armstrong
Inks:
Robert Armstrong
Colors:
?
Letters:
Robert Armstrong

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Mickey Rat
Synopsis:
An evangelist family knocks on Mickey's door.
Reprints:

In Pictopia (Table of Contents)

comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script:
Alan Moore
Pencils:
Donald Simpson; Pete Poplaski; Mike Kazaleh
Inks:
Donald Simpson; Pete Poplaski; Mike Kazaleh
Colors:
Eric Vincent
Letters:
?

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Sammy Sleephead; Nocturno the Necromancer; Red Dimstead; South Sea Sullivan; Flexible Flynn; Old Dog Man; Kadhafy; Cactus Face
Reprints:

Dead Dick (Table of Contents)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Art Spiegelman
Pencils:
Art Spiegelman
Inks:
Art Spiegelman
Colors:
?
Letters:
Art Spiegelman

Reprints:

Indexer Notes

“Originally published in a somewhat different form in Raw vol. 2 no. 1. Finished color version also published as a lithograph by The Print Club, 1990.”

Rapture (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Peter Kuper
Pencils:
Peter Kuper
Inks:
Peter Kuper
Letters:
Peter Kuper

Genre:
advocacy
Characters:
Jerry Falwell
Synopsis:
An excerpt from a Falwell radio sermon is used in this anti-fundamentalist screed.
Reprints:
Keywords:
political

Indexer Notes

The credits incorrectly give WW3 Illustrated #6 as the original appearance.

[“Where's the puffed wheat?”] (Table of Contents)

Pud + Spud / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Mark Newgarden
Pencils:
Mark Newgarden
Inks:
Mark Newgarden
Letters:
Mark Newgarden

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Pud; Spud
Reprints:

Of What Use is a Bunch? (Table of Contents)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Aline Kominsky-Crumb
Pencils:
Aline Kominsky-Crumb
Inks:
Aline Kominsky-Crumb
Letters:
Aline Kominsky-Crumb

Genre:
humor; biography
Characters:
The Bunch [Aline Kominsky-Crumb]; Mother; Nanny
Reprints:
Keywords:
autobiography

Raging Skinboy (Table of Contents)

Skinboy / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
J.R. Williams
Pencils:
J.R. Williams
Inks:
J.R. Williams
Letters:
J.R. Williams

Characters:
Skinboy
Reprints:
  • from Casual Casual (Casual Casual, 1983 series) #19 (1986)

Indexer Notes

The first two pages appeared in Casual Casual. The final two pages are previously unpublished.

Chicago '68 part I (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Spain Rodriguez [as Spain]
Pencils:
Spain Rodriguez [as Spain]
Inks:
Spain Rodriguez [as Spain]
Letters:
Spain Rodriguez [as Spain]

Genre:
biography
Characters:
Spain Rodriguez; Allen Ginsburg; Mayor [Richard J. Daley]; Jean Genet; Ed Sanders
Synopsis:
Spain recounts his adventures during the 1968 Democratic convention
Reprints:
Keywords:
autobiography

Chicago '68 part II (Table of Contents)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Spain Rodriguez [as Spain]
Pencils:
Spain Rodriguez [as Spain]
Inks:
Spain Rodriguez [as Spain]
Letters:
Spain Rodriguez [as Spain]

Genre:
biography
Characters:
Spain Rodriguez; Jerry Rubin; Red Cross Girl
Reprints:
Keywords:
autobiography

The Gourmets from Planet X (Table of Contents)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Chester Brown
Pencils:
Chester Brown
Inks:
Chester Brown
Letters:
Chester Brown

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Mama; Father; Daughter
Reprints:

["The Hotel Scumbag, 2:26 a.m. Shakey Sheke was getting ready for bed when he heard a pounding coming from the room next door."] (Table of Contents)

The Treacherous Tot / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Kazimieras G. Prapuolenis [as Kaz]
Pencils:
Kazimieras G. Prapuolenis [as Kaz]
Inks:
Kazimieras G. Prapuolenis [as Kaz]
Letters:
Kazimieras G. Prapuolenis [as Kaz]

Characters:
Shakey Sheke; Crazy Lady; Treacherous Tot
Reprints:

A Night on the Town (Table of Contents)

Cerebus / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
Dave Sim
Pencils:
Dave Sim; Gerhard
Inks:
Dave Sim; Gerhard

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Cerebus
Synopsis:
Cerebus walks drunkenly through town. A wordless story.
Reprints:

Th' Consumption Came to Mill's End Village (Table of Contents)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
William Messner-Loebs
Pencils:
William Messner-Loebs
Inks:
William Messner-Loebs
Letters:
William Messner-Loebs

Genre:
drama; historical
Characters:
Mayor
Reprints:

O Canada Our Home and Native Land (Table of Contents)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Carel Moiseiwitsch
Pencils:
Carel Moiseiwitsch
Inks:
Carel Moiseiwitsch
Letters:
Carel Moiseiwitsch

Genre:
history
Characters:
Masumi Mitsui; Evacuation Officer
Synopsis:
The Canadian mistreatment of Japanese-Canadians during WWII is touched on in this story.
Reprints:
  • from Casual Casual (Casual Casual, 1983 series) #17 (1986)

Jerry Mack (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Howard Cruse
Pencils:
Howard Cruse
Inks:
Howard Cruse
Letters:
Howard Cruse

Genre:
drama
Characters:
Jerry Mack Wyatt; Evan Bond; Ollie Bond; Brother Riley; Shirley; Tom
Synopsis:
An incisive portrait of a minister in denial of his own homosexuality.
Reprints:

[“Right wing Republicans were out of power for fifty years.”] (Table of Contents)

comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
Jules Feiffer
Pencils:
Jules Feiffer
Inks:
Jules Feiffer
Letters:
Jules Feiffer

Reprints:
  • from The Village Voice (?, 1955 series)

[“Once I was out of law school I acted on my ideals.”] (Table of Contents)

comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
Jules Feiffer
Pencils:
Jules Feiffer
Inks:
Jules Feiffer
Letters:
Jules Feiffer

Reprints:
  • from The Village Voice (?, 1955 series)

[“Roy Cohn was my cousin”] (Table of Contents)

comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
Jules Feiffer
Pencils:
Jules Feiffer
Inks:
Jules Feiffer
Letters:
Jules Feiffer

Genre:
biography
Characters:
Jules Feiffer
Reprints:
  • from The Village Voice (?, 1955 series)
Keywords:
autobiography

[“I wrote a story on sex on campus for my high school newspaper.”] (Table of Contents)

comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
Jules Feiffer
Pencils:
Jules Feiffer
Inks:
Jules Feiffer
Letters:
Jules Feiffer

Reprints:
  • from The Village Voice (?, 1955 series)

Dinosaurs at the Bar (Table of Contents)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Ty Templeton
Pencils:
Ty Templeton
Inks:
Ty Templeton
Letters:
Ty Templeton

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Two dinosaurs sat at a bar....
Reprints:

A Family Heirloom (Table of Contents)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Michael Dougan
Pencils:
Michael Dougan
Inks:
Michael Dougan
Letters:
Michael Dougan

Genre:
biography
Characters:
Michael Dougan; Barber; Emily Dugan
Synopsis:
Dougan searches his family tree to find out the history of his last name in Texas.
Reprints:
Keywords:
autobiography

I Think I Was an Alcoholic Waiting to Happen (Table of Contents)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
John Callahan
Pencils:
John Callahan
Inks:
John Callahan
Letters:
John Callahan

Genre:
biography
Characters:
John Callahan; Jay
Synopsis:
The artist relates the history of his extremely serious drinking problem.
Reprints:
  • from Clinton Street Quarterly #v9#2 (Summer 1987)
Keywords:
autobiography

God's Bosom (Table of Contents)

comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script:
Jack Jackson [as Jaxon]
Pencils:
Jack Jackson [as Jaxon]
Inks:
Jack Jackson [as Jaxon]
Letters:
Jack Jackson [as Jaxon]

Characters:
Fray Marcos de Mena; Captain General; Ramon; Negress; Juana
Synopsis:
A true story from 1554 about the crew from the shipwrecked Espiritu Santo who were nearly completely slaughtered by a group of Indians.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

“Originally published in a somewhat longer form in Jaxon's Illustrated Tales, 1984.”

Parental Brain Twisters (Table of Contents)

Life in Hell / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Matt Groening
Pencils:
Matt Groening
Inks:
Matt Groening
Letters:
Matt Groening

Genre:
humor; satire-parody
Reprints:
  • from Los Angeles Reader (?, 1978 series)

[“All right, Bongo, because you've been so quiet, we're letting you out of detention early.”] (Table of Contents)

Life in Hell / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Matt Groening
Pencils:
Matt Groening
Inks:
Matt Groening
Letters:
Matt Groening

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Bongo
Reprints:
  • from Los Angeles Reader (?, 1978 series)

What Not to Say During Moments of Intimacy (Table of Contents)

Life in Hell / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Matt Groening
Pencils:
Matt Groening
Inks:
Matt Groening
Letters:
Matt Groening

Genre:
humor; satire-parody
Characters:
Binky
Reprints:
  • from Los Angeles Reader (?, 1978 series)

C.I.A. Also Linked to a Comic Book (Table of Contents)

Life in Hell / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Matt Groening
Pencils:
Matt Groening
Inks:
Matt Groening
Letters:
Matt Groening

Genre:
humor; satire-parody
Reprints:
  • from Los Angeles Reader (?, 1978 series)

Jimbo Erectus (Table of Contents)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Gary Panter
Pencils:
Gary Panter
Inks:
Gary Panter
Letters:
Gary Panter

Characters:
Jimbo
Reprints:

American Splendor Assaults the Media (Table of Contents)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Harvey Pekar
Pencils:
Robert Crumb [as R. Crumb]
Inks:
Robert Crumb [as R. Crumb]
Letters:
Robert Crumb [as R. Crumb]

Genre:
biography
Characters:
Harvey Pekar
Synopsis:
Harvey rants about his difficulty getting published in The Village Voice.
Reprints:
Keywords:
autobiography

Biographical Notes (Table of Contents)

credits / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
R. Fiore; Robert Boyd; Kim Thompson
Pencils:
Jules Feiffer; Paul Ollswang; Peter Bagge; Carel Moiseiwitsch
Inks:
Jules Feiffer; Paul Ollswang; Peter Bagge; Carel Moiseiwitsch
Letters:
Gil Jordan (typesetting)

Indexer Notes

Brief blurbs on each of the book's creators accompanied by small drawings from the listed artists

Acknowledgements (Table of Contents)

credits / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Dave Sim; Robert Armstrong
Inks:
Dave Sim; Robert Armstrong
Letters:
Gil Jordan (typesetting)

Characters:
Mickey Rat

Indexer Notes

Reprint credits accompanied by small drawings from the listed artists

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

blank page(s) / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils:
Matt Groening; Howard Cruse; Gary Panter; David Boswell; Charles Burns; Jaime Hernandez; Drew Friedman; Dave Sim; Art Spiegelman; John Callahan; Rick Geary
Inks:
Matt Groening; Howard Cruse; Gary Panter; David Boswell; Charles Burns; Jaime Hernandez; Drew Friedman; Dave Sim; Art Spiegelman; John Callahan; Rick Geary
Colors:
Roberta Gregory (Cover Color Separations)
Letters:
Gil Jordan (typesetting)

Characters:
Fat Freddy's Cat; Reid Fleming; John Callahan; Wonder Wart-Hog; Jerry Mack

Indexer Notes

Back cover promo includes a large Groening drawing and small background drawings from thirty-four artists

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
  3. 2. [no title indexed]
  4. 3. Introduction
  5. 4. [no title indexed]
  6. 5. Life's a Bitch and Then You Die!
  7. 6. The Saga of Frank Sinatra Jr.
  8. 7. Daily Strip
  9. 8. How Can I Write a Story About Fashion- Now That My Toy Boy is Gone?
  10. 9. Cynicism- A Series of Cartoons on a Philosophical Theme
  11. 10. The Sequel
    Hercules Amongst the North Americans
  12. 11. Rude Interlude
    Mickey Rat
  13. 12. In Pictopia
  14. 13. Dead Dick
  15. 14. Rapture
  16. 15. [“Where's the puffed wheat?”]
    Pud + Spud
  17. 16. Of What Use is a Bunch?
  18. 17. Raging Skinboy
    Skinboy
  19. 18. Chicago '68 part I
  20. 19. Chicago '68 part II
  21. 20. The Gourmets from Planet X
  22. 21. ["The Hotel Scumbag, 2:26 a.m. Shakey Sheke was getting ready for bed when he heard a pounding coming from the room next door."]
    The Treacherous Tot
  23. 22. A Night on the Town
    Cerebus
  24. 23. Th' Consumption Came to Mill's End Village
  25. 24. O Canada Our Home and Native Land
  26. 25. Jerry Mack
  27. 26. [“Right wing Republicans were out of power for fifty years.”]
  28. 27. [“Once I was out of law school I acted on my ideals.”]
  29. 28. [“Roy Cohn was my cousin”]
  30. 29. [“I wrote a story on sex on campus for my high school newspaper.”]
  31. 30. Dinosaurs at the Bar
  32. 31. A Family Heirloom
  33. 32. I Think I Was an Alcoholic Waiting to Happen
  34. 33. God's Bosom
  35. 34. Parental Brain Twisters
    Life in Hell
  36. 35. [“All right, Bongo, because you've been so quiet, we're letting you out of detention early.”]
    Life in Hell
  37. 36. What Not to Say During Moments of Intimacy
    Life in Hell
  38. 37. C.I.A. Also Linked to a Comic Book
    Life in Hell
  39. 38. Jimbo Erectus
  40. 39. American Splendor Assaults the Media
  41. 40. Biographical Notes
  42. 41. Acknowledgements
  43. 42. [no title indexed]
  44. 43. [no title indexed]
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