(July 1990)

Fantagraphics, 1990 Series
Volume:
2
Price:
12.95 USD; 15.95 CAD
Pages:
132
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Fantagraphics Books
Brand:
Fantagraphics Books
ISBN:
0560970374; 9780560970371 Search at WorldCat
Barcode:
978056097037151295
Editing:
Gary Groth; Kim Thompson; Robert Boyd
Color:
Black & White
Binding:
Softcover
Publishing Format:
Collected Edition

Issue Notes

The ISBN printed in the book is incorrect.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Gilbert Hernandez; Jaime Hernandez; Paul Ollswang; Dori Seda; Eddie Campbell; Dan Clowes; Lynda Barry; Sergio Aragones; Mark Beyer; Dennis Worden
Inks:
Gilbert Hernandez; Jaime Hernandez; Paul Ollswang; Dori Seda; Eddie Campbell; Dan Clowes; Lynda Barry; Sergio Aragones; Mark Beyer; Dennis Worden
Colors:
Monster X; Roberta Gregory (cover color separations)
Letters:
typeset

Characters:
Luba; Carmen; Heraclio; Hopey; Maggie; Izzy; Groo the Wanderer
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

A large drawing from the Hernandez Bros. is accompanied by small background drawings from nineteen artists

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

The Best Comics of the Decade vol. II (Table of Contents)

credits / 3 pages (report information)

Pencils:
Hunt Emerson; Lynda Barry
Inks:
Hunt Emerson; Lynda Barry
Letters:
typeset

Characters:
Calculus Cat

Indexer Notes

title page, indicia with production credits; table of contents

By Way of Explanation... (Table of Contents)

Fabulous Furry Freak Brothers / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Gilbert Shelton; Paul Mavrides
Pencils:
Gilbert Shelton; Paul Mavrides
Inks:
Gilbert Shelton; Paul Mavrides
Letters:
Gilbert Shelton; Paul Mavrides

Genre:
humor; satire-parody
Characters:
Fabulous Furry Freak Brothers [Fat Freddy; Freewheelin' Franklin; Phineas T. Freakears]; Computer Boy
Reprints:

For the Love of Carmen (Table of Contents)

comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script:
Gilbert Hernandez [as Beto] (signed)
Pencils:
Gilbert Hernandez [as Beto] (signed)
Inks:
Gilbert Hernandez [as Beto] (signed)
Letters:
Gilbert Hernandez [as Beto] (signed)

Genre:
drama
Characters:
Heraclio; Carmen; Vicente; Israel; Satch; Jesus; Toco; Luba; Manuel; Tonantzín Villaseñor; Chelo; Pipo; Lucia; Elvira; Howard Miller
Reprints:
Keywords:
soap opera

Indexer Notes

"The version in this volume has been slightly rewritten by Gilbert Hernandez."

Romantic Rahoolio The Latin Lovar (Table of Contents)

Ernie Pook's Comeek / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
Lynda Barry
Pencils:
Lynda Barry
Inks:
Lynda Barry
Letters:
Lynda Barry

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Rahoolio
Reprints:
  • from ? (circa 1985-87)

Indexer Notes

These Barry strips originally appeared in various underground/indie newspaper syndicates.

Hula Memories (Table of Contents)

Ernie Pook's Comeek / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
Lynda Barry
Pencils:
Lynda Barry
Inks:
Lynda Barry
Letters:
Lynda Barry

Genre:
biography
Characters:
Lynda Barry; Dee-Dee; Sharon
Reprints:
  • from ? (circa 1985-87)
Keywords:
autobiography

The Night We All Got Sick (Table of Contents)

Ernie Pook's Comeek / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
Lynda Barry
Pencils:
Lynda Barry
Inks:
Lynda Barry
Letters:
Lynda Barry

Genre:
biography
Characters:
Lynda Barry; Freddie; Marlys; Mike; Aunt Sylvia
Reprints:
  • from ? (circa 1985-87)
Keywords:
autobiography

Sunday Matanay (Table of Contents)

Ernie Pook's Comeek / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
Lynda Barry
Pencils:
Lynda Barry
Inks:
Lynda Barry
Letters:
Lynda Barry

Genre:
biography
Characters:
Lynda Barry; Mike; Randy; Quigly
Reprints:
  • from ? (circa 1985-87)
Keywords:
autobiography

Contagious (Table of Contents)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Charles Burns
Pencils:
Charles Burns
Inks:
Charles Burns
Letters:
Charles Burns

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
Linda; Paul; Jane Brewster; Health Official; Dad
Reprints:

["Oh Bonnie! I'd be delighted to help you with your homework."] (Table of Contents)

Trots and Bonnie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Shary Flenniken
Pencils:
Shary Flenniken
Inks:
Shary Flenniken
Letters:
Shary Flenniken

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Bonnie; Edward
Reprints:
  • from National Lampoon (N.L. Communications, Inc., 1970 series) (November 1983)

Saturday Night and Sunday Morning (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Carol Tyler
Pencils:
Carol Tyler
Inks:
Carol Tyler
Letters:
Carol Tyler

Characters:
Jim; Jean; Jean; Johnny; Vera; Charlie; Chuck; Hannah
Reprints:

Uncle Bob's Mid-Life Crisis (Table of Contents)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Robert Crumb [as R. Crumb] (signed)
Pencils:
Robert Crumb [as R. Crumb] (signed)
Inks:
Robert Crumb [as R. Crumb] (signed)
Letters:
Robert Crumb [as R. Crumb] (signed)

Genre:
biography
Characters:
Bob [Robert Crumb]; Arline [Aline Kominsky-Crumb]; Sophie Crumb; Franki; Feldkamp
Synopsis:
Crumb struggles with his mid-life crisis.
Reprints:
Keywords:
autobiography

Indexer Notes

Aline is referred to as "Arline" in this story.

The Grand Tour (Table of Contents)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Rick Geary
Pencils:
Rick Geary
Inks:
Rick Geary
Letters:
Rick Geary

Reprints:
  • from The National Lampoon (1981)

Hometown News (Table of Contents)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Rick Geary
Pencils:
Rick Geary
Inks:
Rick Geary
Letters:
Rick Geary

Reprints:
  • from The National Lampoon (1981)

Mean Cuisine (Table of Contents)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Krystine Kryttre
Pencils:
Krystine Kryttre
Inks:
Krystine Kryttre
Letters:
Krystine Kryttre

Reprints:

["All about the fight at Gator's, the night-spot whose gimmick is a live alligator"] (Table of Contents)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Eddie Campbell
Pencils:
Eddie Campbell
Inks:
Eddie Campbell
Letters:
Eddie Campbell

Characters:
Alec MacGarry; Danny Grey; Smiffy; The Viking; Monica; Club Bouncer; Pam
Reprints:
  • from Flypaper (Eddie Campbell, 1983 series) #[nn]

Pa•ra•dox (Table of Contents)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Larry Gonick
Pencils:
Larry Gonick
Inks:
Larry Gonick
Letters:
Larry Gonick

Genre:
advocacy
Characters:
Richard Nixon
Synopsis:
Commentary on the paradoxes of having a nuclear arsenal as "deterrence."
Reprints:
Keywords:
political

Dementia Praecox (Table of Contents)

Lloyd Llewellyn / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Daniel Clowes [as Dan Clowes]
Pencils:
Daniel Clowes [as Dan Clowes]
Inks:
Daniel Clowes [as Dan Clowes]
Letters:
Daniel Clowes [as Dan Clowes]

Characters:
Lloyd Llewellyn; Bartender; Iris King; Nosmo King; Ernie Hoyle
Synopsis:
Lloyd has an encounter with a pair of psychotic siblings.
Reprints:

["Like gunslingers in the Old West, the television sets challenged America."] (Table of Contents)

Washingtoon / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
Mark Alan Stamaty
Pencils:
Mark Alan Stamaty
Inks:
Mark Alan Stamaty
Letters:
Mark Alan Stamaty

Genre:
humor; satire-parody
Characters:
Willie Warhead
Synopsis:
A send-up of the standard rationales for the nuclear arms buildup.
Reprints:
  • from The Village Voice (?, 1955 series) (circa 1983-1985)

["You're serious about this, aren't you Bob?"] (Table of Contents)

Washingtoon / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
Mark Alan Stamaty
Pencils:
Mark Alan Stamaty
Inks:
Mark Alan Stamaty
Letters:
Mark Alan Stamaty

Genre:
humor; satire-parody
Characters:
Bob; Ginger
Synopsis:
A send-up of the exploitation of the budget deficit issue by politicians in the eighties.
Reprints:
  • from The Village Voice (?, 1955 series) (circa 1983-1985)

["For people with a sense of history, Mr. President's popularity among America's youth"] (Table of Contents)

Washingtoon / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
Mark Alan Stamaty
Pencils:
Mark Alan Stamaty
Inks:
Mark Alan Stamaty
Letters:
Mark Alan Stamaty

Genre:
advocacy; satire-parody
Characters:
Cathy; Bobby; Susie; Joey; Bob Forehead; Chip; Mr. President [Ronald Reagan]
Synopsis:
A send-up of the eighties conservative rationale for tax cutting.
Reprints:
  • from The Village Voice (?, 1955 series) (circa 1983-1985)
Keywords:
political

["I don't even like to think about how my life used to be."] (Table of Contents)

Washingtoon / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
Mark Alan Stamaty
Pencils:
Mark Alan Stamaty
Inks:
Mark Alan Stamaty
Letters:
Mark Alan Stamaty

Genre:
advocacy; satire-parody
Characters:
Bob Forehead
Reprints:
  • from The Village Voice (?, 1955 series) (circa 1983-1985)
Keywords:
political

Perfect Day (Table of Contents)

Stickboy / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Dennis Worden
Pencils:
Dennis Worden
Inks:
Dennis Worden
Letters:
Dennis Worden

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Stickboy
Reprints:
  • from Demo (Dennis Worden, 1986 series) #1

Urban Reflex (Table of Contents)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Will Eisner
Pencils:
Will Eisner
Inks:
Will Eisner
Letters:
Will Eisner

Genre:
drama
Reprints:

Fair Exchange (Table of Contents)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Sergio Aragones
Pencils:
Sergio Aragones
Inks:
Sergio Aragones

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
A mime doesn't get the response he expected.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

The title is taken from the table of contents

Grunge 361 (Table of Contents)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Carol Lay
Pencils:
Carol Lay
Inks:
Carol Lay
Letters:
Carol Lay

Genre:
drama
Synopsis:
A woman lies in an abortion clinic waiting for the procedure to start.
Reprints:

["Eek! You guys have been coloring your hair! Why didn't you tell me?"] (Table of Contents)

Locas starring Hopey with her friends Maggie and Izzy / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Jaime Hernandez
Pencils:
Jaime Hernandez
Inks:
Jaime Hernandez
Letters:
Jaime Hernandez

Genre:
drama
Characters:
Maggie [Margarita Luisa Chascarrillo]; Hopey [Esperanza Leticia Glass]; Izzy [Isabel Ortiz Ruebens]; Officer Sado; Speedy Ortiz
Synopsis:
Hopey can't think of any graffiti to spray paint on a blank wall
Reprints:
Keywords:
soap opera

My Vacation (Table of Contents)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Mark Beyer
Pencils:
Mark Beyer
Inks:
Mark Beyer
Letters:
Mark Beyer

Characters:
Amy Tilsdale; Jordan; Mother House; Child
Synopsis:
Amy's vacation comes to a quick end after she runs someone over.
Reprints:
  • from Dead Stories (Mark Beyer, 1982 series) #[nn]

The Final Curtain (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Kim Deitch
Pencils:
Kim Deitch
Inks:
Kim Deitch
Letters:
Kim Deitch

Characters:
Maxine; Phil Morgan; Chorus Girl
Reprints:
Keywords:
Ghost

Her Bloody Majesty's Pleasure (Table of Contents)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Dan O'Neill
Pencils:
Dan O'Neill
Inks:
Dan O'Neill
Letters:
Dan O'Neill

Characters:
Allison
Synopsis:
A woman requests a portrait for her husband who is imprisoned for life.
Reprints:

The Willful Little Pencil (Table of Contents)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Roz Chast
Pencils:
Roz Chast
Inks:
Roz Chast
Letters:
Roz Chast

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
A pencil that misbehaves.

Indexer Notes

Previously unpublished.

["Both arms asleep. They're like dead meat. I'll knock it on the floor."] (Table of Contents)

Jack Survives / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Jerry Moriarity
Pencils:
Jerry Moriarity
Inks:
Jerry Moriarity
Letters:
Jerry Moriarity

Characters:
Jack [John W. Jack]
Reprints:

Little Pushes (Table of Contents)

Concrete / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Paul Chadwick
Pencils:
Paul Chadwick
Inks:
Paul Chadwick
Letters:
Bill Spicer

Genre:
drama; superhero
Characters:
Concrete; Larry; Mr. Rodell; Bernice; Cynthia; Wolf Hultgren; Chris Milton
Reprints:

Birthday Party (Table of Contents)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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

Characters:
Mel; Brother-In-Law; Mr. Amthor; Wife; Therapist
Synopsis:
A man's birthday party goes completely wrong for him.
Reprints:

["I return home, grin intact!"] (Table of Contents)

Calculus Cat / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Hunt Emerson
Pencils:
Hunt Emerson
Inks:
Hunt Emerson
Letters:
Hunt Emerson

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Calculus Cat; Pal 1; Pal 2; Pal 3; Pal 4; Pal 5; Pal 6; Pal 7; Pal 8; Pal 9; Pal 10; Pal 11; Pal 12; Pal 13; Pal 14; Pal 15
Reprints:

How My Family Encouraged Me to Become an Artist! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
biography
Characters:
Dori Seda; Anton; Dori's Mom
Reprints:
Keywords:
autobiography

Rogues to Riches Chapter 2 (Table of Contents)

Reid Fleming / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
David Boswell
Pencils:
David Boswell
Inks:
David Boswell
Letters:
David Boswell

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Reid Fleming; Mr. Porrk; Mailman
Reprints:

Busted (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Joyce Farmer
Pencils:
Joyce Farmer
Inks:
Joyce Farmer
Letters:
Joyce Farmer

Genre:
biography
Characters:
Joyce Farmer; Undercover Cop; Mild-Mannered Academic; Pregnant Wife; Reporter; Evie; A.C.L.U. Attorney
Synopsis:
Joyce recounts the difficulties she faced after Tits & Clits #1 was published.
Reprints:
Keywords:
autobiography

Invisible Hinge (Table of Contents)

Dark Night of the Soul Playhouse / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script:
Jim Woodring
Pencils:
Jim Woodring
Inks:
Jim Woodring
Letters:
Jim Woodring

Characters:
Frank; Randy
Reprints:

Biographical Notes (Table of Contents)

credits / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Robert Fiore [as R. Fiore]; Robert Boyd; Kim Thompson
Pencils:
Kim Deitch; Charles Burns; Mark Alan Stamaty
Inks:
Kim Deitch; Charles Burns; Mark Alan Stamaty
Letters:
typeset

Characters:
El Borbah

Indexer Notes

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

Acknowledgements (Table of Contents)

credits / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Carol Lay
Inks:
Carol Lay
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

reprint credits

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

order info for the previous volume of this series

[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:
Robert Crumb; Jim Woodring; Jules Feiffer; Kim Deitch; Lynda Barry; Eddie Campbell; David Boswell; Daniel Clowes
Inks:
Robert Crumb; Jim Woodring; Jules Feiffer; Kim Deitch; Lynda Barry; Eddie Campbell; David Boswell; Daniel Clowes
Colors:
Roberta Gregory (cover color separations)
Letters:
typeset

Characters:
Robert Crumb

Indexer Notes

This back cover has a large Crumb drawing accompanied by thirty-one small background drawings by various artists.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
  3. 2. The Best Comics of the Decade vol. II
  4. 3. By Way of Explanation...
    Fabulous Furry Freak Brothers
  5. 4. For the Love of Carmen
  6. 5. Romantic Rahoolio The Latin Lovar
    Ernie Pook's Comeek
  7. 6. Hula Memories
    Ernie Pook's Comeek
  8. 7. The Night We All Got Sick
    Ernie Pook's Comeek
  9. 8. Sunday Matanay
    Ernie Pook's Comeek
  10. 9. Contagious
  11. 10. ["Oh Bonnie! I'd be delighted to help you with your homework."]
    Trots and Bonnie
  12. 11. Saturday Night and Sunday Morning
  13. 12. Uncle Bob's Mid-Life Crisis
  14. 13. The Grand Tour
  15. 14. Hometown News
  16. 15. Mean Cuisine
  17. 16. ["All about the fight at Gator's, the night-spot whose gimmick is a live alligator"]
  18. 17. Pa•ra•dox
  19. 18. Dementia Praecox
    Lloyd Llewellyn
  20. 19. ["Like gunslingers in the Old West, the television sets challenged America."]
    Washingtoon
  21. 20. ["You're serious about this, aren't you Bob?"]
    Washingtoon
  22. 21. ["For people with a sense of history, Mr. President's popularity among America's youth"]
    Washingtoon
  23. 22. ["I don't even like to think about how my life used to be."]
    Washingtoon
  24. 23. Perfect Day
    Stickboy
  25. 24. Urban Reflex
  26. 25. Fair Exchange
  27. 26. Grunge 361
  28. 27. ["Eek! You guys have been coloring your hair! Why didn't you tell me?"]
    Locas starring Hopey with her friends Maggie and Izzy
  29. 28. My Vacation
  30. 29. The Final Curtain
  31. 30. Her Bloody Majesty's Pleasure
  32. 31. The Willful Little Pencil
  33. 32. ["Both arms asleep. They're like dead meat. I'll knock it on the floor."]
    Jack Survives
  34. 33. Little Pushes
    Concrete
  35. 34. Birthday Party
  36. 35. ["I return home, grin intact!"]
    Calculus Cat
  37. 36. How My Family Encouraged Me to Become an Artist!
  38. 37. Rogues to Riches Chapter 2
    Reid Fleming
  39. 38. Busted
  40. 39. Invisible Hinge
    Dark Night of the Soul Playhouse
  41. 40. Biographical Notes
  42. 41. Acknowledgements
  43. 42. [no title indexed]
  44. 43. [no title indexed]
  45. 44. [no title indexed]
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