(August 1991)

Fantagraphics, 1991 Series
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Price:
2.25 USD; 2.95 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

The cover month of publication (July) contradicts the indicia. Comic contains considerable text content. First printing: July 1991; Print run: 1800 copies


["Hello"] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Scott Russo [as Steinman Goldfarberg]
Pencils:
Scott Russo [as Steinman Goldfarberg]
Inks:
Scott Russo [as Steinman Goldfarberg]
Colors:
?
Letters:
Scott Russo [as Steinman Goldfarberg]

Genre:
biography

Spreading Warmth and Joy Since 1990 (Table of Contents)

illustration / 1 page (report information)

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

Characters:
Scott Russo

Indexer Notes

With indicia at bottom

Editorial (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Scott Russo [as Scotte Russow]; John Donne
Pencils:
Scott Russo [as Scotte Russow]
Inks:
Scott Russo [as Scotte Russow]
Letters:
Scott Russo [as Scotte Russow]

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Russo rants against John Donne's "No Man is an Island"

Hey Kids! Time to Play Alienate Your Publisher (Table of Contents)

text article / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Scott Russo
Synopsis:
Russo mocks the blurb for Jizz #6 in the June 1991 Fantagraphics "Coming Attractions" flyer. A small-size image of the rejected cover for this issue is also included.

Al Hackendola (Fictitious Teacher of a Certain Fictitious Art School's Cartooning Dept.) (Table of Contents)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; satire-parody
Characters:
Fanboy; Al Hackendola; Scott Russo
Synopsis:
Comments on artistic integrity and the work ethic involved in mainstream comics
Keywords:
Rant

["God, I'm so horny... I wish I could find a fat bitter comic artist who would sleep with me."] (Table of Contents)

cartoon / 1 page (report information)

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

Characters:
James Brady (photo); Michael Dukakis (photo); George Plimpton (photo); Dan Rather (photo); Bryant Gumbel (photo); Jane Pauley (photo); Willard Scott (photo)
Synopsis:
Nine blurbs combined with assorted photos

The Magic Eightball (Table of Contents)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; satire-parody
Characters:
Woman; Dog; The President
Synopsis:
Assorted inexplicable happenings and comments

Indexer Notes

Pastiche of Eightball

Actual Dreams I've Had (Table of Contents)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Scott Russo
Letters:
Scott Russo

Genre:
humor

Kooky! (Table of Contents)

illustration / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Letters:
typeset

Synopsis:
Four text clippings and a few illustrations from oddball publications, most of them racist

Indexer Notes

"Special thanks to Jim Blanchard for sharing this material with me"

PBS Roundtable Discussion (Table of Contents)

illustration / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; satire-parody
Synopsis:
Discussion about AIDS

State of New Hampshire - Live Free or Die (Table of Contents)

illustration / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Glenn Westrom (photo collage)
Inks:
Glenn Westrom (photo collage)
Letters:
typeset

["I went to see a doctor about two years ago. He wasn't your ordinary M.D."] (Table of Contents)

text article / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
biography
Characters:
Doctor; Chiropractor; Scott Russo
Synopsis:
A strange experience at a doctor's office.

To Anyone Who Gives a Shit I Have the Following Mini-Comics for Sale (Table of Contents)

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Characters:
Scott Russo

Indexer Notes

Russo offers his mini-comics for sale: "The Manic Depressive" (1988); "The Manic Depressive" (2nd printing, 1991); "True Gossip" (1991); "Front-Line Lust" (1991); "Rights? What are Those?"

Gilligan's Island (A Heavily Symbolic Allegory for the Human Condition) (Table of Contents)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Scott Russo
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor; satire-parody
Synopsis:
"A play in one act"

The World's Angriest Cartoonist (Table of Contents)

Scott Russo / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Characters:
Scott Russo
Synopsis:
Scott doesn't like the books he bought
Keywords:
Rant

More Guns Less Nuns (Table of Contents)

illustration / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Mock-ad for an anti-nun rally

["If you've ever worked for the city you surely know about all the odd drawings and jokes that get passed around..."] (Table of Contents)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Scott Russo; ?
Letters:
Scott Russo; typeset

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Russo shows a humorous "Astrological Sign Analysis" horoscope he found on the office fax machine.

["The door slams shut loudly behind me as I climb the cracked stone staircase to the street."] (Table of Contents)

text story / 1 page (report information)

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

Indexer Notes

Accompanied by a single illustration

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

Scott Russo's Jizzbag (Table of Contents)

letters page / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Scott Russo
Letters:
Scott Russo

Indexer Notes

Letters from Justin Boise, Karin Falcone, George Maranville (a.k.a. Brother George), Laurence Sutherland, Cynthia McGarvie, J.J. Garland, Tamara and "Your Loving Daughter"

Etc. (Table of Contents)

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

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

Characters:
George Herbert Walker Bush (photo); Gary Groth (photo); Ed Sullivan (photo)

["Step one: repeat: the art director is your friend... the art director is your friend..."] (Table of Contents)

illustration / 1 page (report information)

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

Characters:
Scott Russo

[Lincoln] (Table of Contents)

illustration / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Scott Russo
Pencils:
Scott Russo
Inks:
Scott Russo
Colors:
?

Characters:
Abraham Lincoln

Indexer Notes

Illustration on back cover.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. ["Hello"]
  2. 1. Spreading Warmth and Joy Since 1990
  3. 2. Editorial
  4. 3. Hey Kids! Time to Play Alienate Your Publisher
  5. 4. Al Hackendola (Fictitious Teacher of a Certain Fictitious Art School's Cartooning Dept.)
  6. 5. ["God, I'm so horny... I wish I could find a fat bitter comic artist who would sleep with me."]
  7. 6. The Magic Eightball
  8. 7. Actual Dreams I've Had
  9. 8. Kooky!
  10. 9. PBS Roundtable Discussion
  11. 10. State of New Hampshire - Live Free or Die
  12. 11. ["I went to see a doctor about two years ago. He wasn't your ordinary M.D."]
  13. 12. To Anyone Who Gives a Shit I Have the Following Mini-Comics for Sale
  14. 13. Gilligan's Island (A Heavily Symbolic Allegory for the Human Condition)
  15. 14. The World's Angriest Cartoonist
    Scott Russo
  16. 15. More Guns Less Nuns
  17. 16. ["If you've ever worked for the city you surely know about all the odd drawings and jokes that get passed around..."]
  18. 17. ["The door slams shut loudly behind me as I climb the cracked stone staircase to the street."]
  19. 18. The Classifieds
  20. 19. Scott Russo's Jizzbag
  21. 20. Etc.
  22. 21. ["Step one: repeat: the art director is your friend... the art director is your friend..."]
  23. 22. [Lincoln]
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