(Winter 1993)

Fantagraphics, 1993 Series
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Volume:
5
Price:
3.50 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
Published every new season
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Fantagraphics Books, Incorporated
Brand:
Fantagraphics Books
Editing:
?
Color:
Black and White and Color
Dimensions:
Various As Described
Binding:
Saddle-Stitched (#1-12; 15); Perfect Bound (#13-14)
Publishing Format:
Was Ongoing Series

Issue Notes

Printed at 242mm x 165mm (9.5" x 6.62") - slightly shorter than traditional American comic size, colour, saddle stitched. Most strips are modified from their original appearance in New City, a Chicago alternative paper.

1st printing: ?; 2nd printing: December 1995 (3.95 USD; 5.50 CAD)


["An indefensible attempt to justify the despair of those who have never known real tragedy."] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Chris Ware
Pencils:
Chris Ware
Inks:
Chris Ware
Colors:
Chris Ware
Letters:
Chris Ware

Genre:
drama; humor
Characters:
Jimmy Corrigan

["Our story begins in a quiet house on the outskirts of town, where we find Jimmy awakening..."] (Table of Contents)

Jimmy Corrigan / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Chris Ware
Pencils:
Chris Ware
Inks:
Chris Ware
Colors:
Chris Ware
Letters:
Chris Ware

Genre:
drama; humor
Characters:
Jimmy Corrigan; Mom; Stranger
Synopsis:
Jimmy rustles up a new dad

["Oh, no! I'm dead! I'm dead!! Look! The light! I'm going towards the light!"] (Table of Contents)

Jimmy Corrigan / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Chris Ware
Pencils:
Chris Ware
Inks:
Chris Ware
Colors:
Chris Ware
Letters:
Chris Ware

Genre:
drama; humor
Characters:
Jimmy Corrigan; God
Synopsis:
God berates Jimmy for his dull life

[Souvenir Book of Views] (Table of Contents)

Jimmy Corrigan / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Chris Ware
Pencils:
Chris Ware
Inks:
Chris Ware
Colors:
Chris Ware
Letters:
Chris Ware

Genre:
drama; humor
Characters:
Jimmy Corrigan; Doc
Synopsis:
Jimmy fantasises about a possible course for his life.

["So everything's all right?"] (Table of Contents)

Jimmy Corrigan / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Chris Ware
Pencils:
Chris Ware
Inks:
Chris Ware
Colors:
Chris Ware
Letters:
Chris Ware

Genre:
drama; humor
Characters:
Jimmy Corrigan
Synopsis:
It all becomes too much for Jimmy

["Mom come on the ambulance is gonna be here any minute"] (Table of Contents)

Jimmy Corrigan / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Chris Ware
Pencils:
Chris Ware
Inks:
Chris Ware
Colors:
Chris Ware
Letters:
Chris Ware

Genre:
drama; humor
Characters:
Jimmy Corrigan; Mom
Synopsis:
Jimmy's mother needs hospital treatment

["So you see, Jimmy... as the sun travels around the moon it casts a shadow on the Earth..."] (Table of Contents)

Jimmy Corrigan / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Chris Ware
Pencils:
Chris Ware
Inks:
Chris Ware
Colors:
Chris Ware
Letters:
Chris Ware

Genre:
drama; humor
Characters:
Jimmy Corrigan
Synopsis:
Jimmy sings

["I'm hungry. Ha ha maybe I'll cook something"] (Table of Contents)

Jimmy Corrigan / comic story / 0.6 page (report information)

Script:
Chris Ware
Pencils:
Chris Ware
Inks:
Chris Ware
Colors:
Chris Ware
Letters:
Chris Ware

Genre:
drama; humor
Characters:
Jimmy Corrigan
Synopsis:
Jimmy makes biscuits

["Jimmy! Jimmy! It's me!"] (Table of Contents)

Jimmy Corrigan / comic story / 0.4 page (report information)

Script:
Chris Ware
Pencils:
Chris Ware
Inks:
Chris Ware
Colors:
Chris Ware
Letters:
Chris Ware

Genre:
drama; humor
Characters:
Jimmy Corrigan; Friend; Grandpa
Synopsis:
The young Jimmy runs away from his Grandpa

["Oh, well... I guess she's not home... That's fine with me-- I'm sick of the old bitch..."] (Table of Contents)

Jimmy Corrigan / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Chris Ware
Pencils:
Chris Ware
Inks:
Chris Ware
Colors:
Chris Ware
Letters:
Chris Ware

Genre:
drama; humor
Characters:
Jimmy Corrigan
Synopsis:
Jimmy calls his mother

["See here this one's a real desirable piece.. rare to find it with the leather ears still intact..."] (Table of Contents)

Jimmy Corrigan / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Chris Ware
Pencils:
Chris Ware
Inks:
Chris Ware
Colors:
Chris Ware
Letters:
Chris Ware

Genre:
drama; humor
Characters:
Jimmy Corrigan
Synopsis:
Jimmy considers a date

Jimmy Gets Out of the House (Table of Contents)

Jimmy Corrigan / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Chris Ware
Pencils:
Chris Ware
Inks:
Chris Ware
Colors:
Chris Ware
Letters:
Chris Ware

Genre:
drama; humor
Characters:
Jimmy Corrigan; Mom
Synopsis:
Young Jimmy makes a rocketship and tries it out

Indexer Notes

Story is in duotone

[""Oh, Jimmy," his mother said, "you're too old to be keeping bugs...and besides, I needed the jar..."] (Table of Contents)

Jimmy Corrigan / text story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Chris Ware
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
drama; humor
Characters:
Jimmy Corrigan; Mrs. Corrigan; Mrs. Smith; Susie Smith
Synopsis:
Jimmy helps Mrs Smith in the garden

["I feel awful. I can't stop thinkin' about it. Ha ha you understand, don't you, lil' chicken?"] (Table of Contents)

Big Tex / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Chris Ware
Pencils:
Chris Ware
Inks:
Chris Ware
Letters:
Chris Ware

Genre:
drama; humor
Characters:
Big Tex; Paw
Synopsis:
Tex has woman trouble

Indexer Notes

Story is coloured in black, white and blue

[Ha ha ha. Peggy I've got a fun idea! Let me write a message on your back!"] (Table of Contents)

Jimmy Corrigan / comic story / 0.75 page (report information)

Script:
Chris Ware
Pencils:
Chris Ware
Inks:
Chris Ware
Colors:
Chris Ware
Letters:
Chris Ware

Genre:
drama; humor
Characters:
Jimmy Corrigan; Peggy
Synopsis:
A married Jimmy

[God God God] (Table of Contents)

Jimmy Corrigan / comic story / 0.25 page (report information)

Script:
Chris Ware
Pencils:
Chris Ware
Inks:
Chris Ware
Colors:
Chris Ware
Letters:
Chris Ware

Genre:
drama; humor
Characters:
Jimmy Corrigan; God
Synopsis:
Jimmy is not panning out

[Mistake no. 1632] (Table of Contents)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Chris Ware
Pencils:
Chris Ware
Inks:
Chris Ware
Colors:
Chris Ware
Letters:
Chris Ware

Genre:
drama; humor
Characters:
Robot Jimmy
Synopsis:
Robot Jimmy reflects on his past

Indexer Notes

Story is in blue, red & white.

["Mr. Corrigan, this may come as a great surprise to you, but most normal poeple are put off"] (Table of Contents)

Jimmy Corrigan / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Chris Ware
Pencils:
Chris Ware
Inks:
Chris Ware
Colors:
Chris Ware
Letters:
Chris Ware

Genre:
drama; humor
Characters:
Jimmy Corrigan; Robot Jimmy; Mrs. Corrigan; Peggy; Jack; Harriet
Synopsis:
Jimmy loses out

Untitled (Table of Contents)

illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Chris Ware
Inks:
Chris Ware
Colors:
Chris Ware

Synopsis:
The same scene during each of the seasons

["Jimmy, I'm leaving now"] (Table of Contents)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Chris Ware
Pencils:
Chris Ware
Inks:
Chris Ware
Colors:
Chris Ware
Letters:
Chris Ware

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Jimmy Corrigan; Mrs. Corrigan; Super-Man
Synopsis:
Super-Man and Mrs. Corrigan hook up.

Acme Novelty and Supply Company (Table of Contents)

illustration / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Chris Ware
Pencils:
Chris Ware
Inks:
Chris Ware
Colors:
Chris Ware
Letters:
Chris Ware

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Jimmy Corrigan; Super-man
Synopsis:
Ad parodies

Indexer Notes

A takeoff on the old Johnson Smith comic book ads. Includes a Jimmy Corrigan mini-strip- "How to Make Yourself Feel Better."

A Splendid Toy Model Given Free with this Volume (Table of Contents)

activity / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Chris Ware
Pencils:
Chris Ware
Inks:
Chris Ware
Colors:
Chris Ware
Letters:
Chris Ware

Characters:
Robot Jimmy

Indexer Notes

This is a cut out and construct model of the Jimmy robot. Placed on the back cover.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. ["An indefensible attempt to justify the despair of those who have never known real tragedy."]
  2. 1. ["Our story begins in a quiet house on the outskirts of town, where we find Jimmy awakening..."]
    Jimmy Corrigan
  3. 2. ["Oh, no! I'm dead! I'm dead!! Look! The light! I'm going towards the light!"]
    Jimmy Corrigan
  4. 3. [Souvenir Book of Views]
    Jimmy Corrigan
  5. 4. ["So everything's all right?"]
    Jimmy Corrigan
  6. 5. ["Mom come on the ambulance is gonna be here any minute"]
    Jimmy Corrigan
  7. 6. ["So you see, Jimmy... as the sun travels around the moon it casts a shadow on the Earth..."]
    Jimmy Corrigan
  8. 7. ["I'm hungry. Ha ha maybe I'll cook something"]
    Jimmy Corrigan
  9. 8. ["Jimmy! Jimmy! It's me!"]
    Jimmy Corrigan
  10. 9. ["Oh, well... I guess she's not home... That's fine with me-- I'm sick of the old bitch..."]
    Jimmy Corrigan
  11. 10. ["See here this one's a real desirable piece.. rare to find it with the leather ears still intact..."]
    Jimmy Corrigan
  12. 11. Jimmy Gets Out of the House
    Jimmy Corrigan
  13. 12. [""Oh, Jimmy," his mother said, "you're too old to be keeping bugs...and besides, I needed the jar..."]
    Jimmy Corrigan
  14. 13. ["I feel awful. I can't stop thinkin' about it. Ha ha you understand, don't you, lil' chicken?"]
    Big Tex
  15. 14. [Ha ha ha. Peggy I've got a fun idea! Let me write a message on your back!"]
    Jimmy Corrigan
  16. 15. [God God God]
    Jimmy Corrigan
  17. 16. [Mistake no. 1632]
  18. 17. ["Mr. Corrigan, this may come as a great surprise to you, but most normal poeple are put off"]
    Jimmy Corrigan
  19. 18. Untitled
  20. 19. ["Jimmy, I'm leaving now"]
  21. 20. Acme Novelty and Supply Company
  22. 21. A Splendid Toy Model Given Free with this Volume
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Per Sandell
  • Steven Samuels
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Frank Plowright