(Fall 1994)

Fantagraphics, 1993 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
3.95 USD; 5.50 USD
Pages:
44
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Fantagraphics Books
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

Format is 201mm x 153mm (8" x 6"), black and white with four colour covers, saddle stitched. Most strips are modified from their original publication in the University of Texas newspaper, The Daily Texan.

1st printing: ?; 2nd printing: ?; Third printing: ?; Fourth printing: Spring 1998


[Prizes • Games • Puzzles • Magic] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Chris Ware
Inks:
Chris Ware
Colors:
Chris Ware
Letters:
Type

Genre:
humor

[Table of Contents] (Table of Contents)

table of contents / 1 page (report information)

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

Characters:
Architectural design

Indexer Notes

A mock editorial from "The Acme Novelty Library magazine" announcing plans for "The Acme Tower." Accompanied by a single illustration and a mock table of contents. Real indicia and production credits at bottom.

A Tour of Our Facilities (Table of Contents)

The Acme Novelty Library / text story / 1.7 pages (report information)

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

Indexer Notes

A tour and description of the library accompanied by three small illustrations. Continued on page twenty-two.

Letters (Table of Contents)

letters page / 2.3 pages (report information)

Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Letters from James Kochalka, Mary Burt, Brian Swords, David Peattie, Philip Knoll and Geody Boetel. Accompanied at the very end by a small article entitled "Words of Warning."

["I only saw my father once; I think I was four years old..."] (Table of Contents)

Potato Guy / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Woman; Man; Potato Guy
Synopsis:
A woman's childhood meeting with her father.

Mexican Reminiscences (Table of Contents)

Potato Guy / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Potato Guy; Dog
Synopsis:
Potato Guy dances

Indexer Notes

The Title is the only lettered item

Carolina Shout (Table of Contents)

Potato Guy / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Potato Guy; Dog
Synopsis:
Potato Guy's dog needs fed

Indexer Notes

The Title is the only lettered item

Wish I Could Shimmy Like My Sister Kate (Table of Contents)

Potato Guy / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Potato Guy; Dog
Synopsis:
Potato Guy plays the guitar

Indexer Notes

The title is the only lettered item

Chattanooga Choo-Choo (Table of Contents)

Potato Guy / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Potato Guy; Dog
Synopsis:
The dog leaves

[Later. And.] (Table of Contents)

Potato Guy / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Potato Guy
Synopsis:
Potato Guy is lonely

["Gosh, I hope I win a toy"] (Table of Contents)

Potato Guy / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Potato Guy; Nancy; Batman
Synopsis:
Potato Guy is sucked down the bath plug hole

["And"] (Table of Contents)

Potato Guy / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Potato Guy
Synopsis:
24 hours in the life of 'Potato Guy'

Untitled (Table of Contents)

Potato Guy / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Potato Guy
Synopsis:
Potato Guy attacks a snowman

Untitled (Table of Contents)

Potato Guy / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Potato Guy
Synopsis:
No mail today

Untitled (Table of Contents)

Potato Guy / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Potato Guy
Synopsis:
Potato Guy tries hanging a picture

Funny Picture Stories (Table of Contents)

Potato Guy / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Potato Guy
Synopsis:
Potato Guy slips on a roller skate

["I'm going to go make paper houses"] (Table of Contents)

Potato Guy / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Potato Guy; Sluggo; Nancy
Synopsis:
Sluggo is hurt

Untitled (Table of Contents)

Potato Guy / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Potato Guy
Synopsis:
Potato Guy has trouble with his eyes

Indexer Notes

Printed horizontally.

A Tour of Our Facilities, continued (Table of Contents)

The Acme Novelty Library / text story / 0.25 page (report information)

Script:
Chris Ware
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Article continued from page two and continues on page thirty-seven. Accompanied by the story just below.

Untitled (Table of Contents)

Potato Guy / comic story / 0.75 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Potato Guy
Synopsis:
Potato Guy grows some offspring

Untitled (Table of Contents)

Potato Guy / comic story / 14.25 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Potato Guy
Synopsis:
Potato Guy suffers a series of nightmare experiences in this wordless story.

[A Tour of Our Faciliies continued] (Table of Contents)

text story / 0.92 page (report information)

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

Indexer Notes

Continued from page twenty-two. Includes a single small illustration titled "Our Great Book Trimming Machine."

Upstairs Neighbor (Table of Contents)

Quimby the Mouse / comic story / 0.32 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Quimby; Potato Guy
Synopsis:
Quimby composes a lonely hearts ad

[Eleven Mock Advertisements] (Table of Contents)

text story / 1.51 pages (report information)

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

Indexer Notes

Eleven mock-advertisements in the old-school magazine back-pages style. One of them is actually a real Fantagraphics ad. Accompanied by one small illustration. Also includes a small blurb at the end announcing the contents of upcoming issues.

A Miniature Moving Picture Machine (Table of Contents)

activity / 2 pages (report information)

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

Synopsis:
A cut out and construct miniature projector

Make Mistakes, Get Children and Forever Alter the Flavor of Your Life (Table of Contents)

illustration / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Pastiche of the old seed selling ads that once appeared on the back of comics

Indexer Notes

Back cover

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [Prizes • Games • Puzzles • Magic]
  2. 1. [Table of Contents]
  3. 2. A Tour of Our Facilities
    The Acme Novelty Library
  4. 3. Letters
  5. 4. ["I only saw my father once; I think I was four years old..."]
    Potato Guy
  6. 5. Mexican Reminiscences
    Potato Guy
  7. 6. Carolina Shout
    Potato Guy
  8. 7. Wish I Could Shimmy Like My Sister Kate
    Potato Guy
  9. 8. Chattanooga Choo-Choo
    Potato Guy
  10. 9. [Later. And.]
    Potato Guy
  11. 10. ["Gosh, I hope I win a toy"]
    Potato Guy
  12. 11. ["And"]
    Potato Guy
  13. 12. Untitled
    Potato Guy
  14. 13. Untitled
    Potato Guy
  15. 14. Untitled
    Potato Guy
  16. 15. Funny Picture Stories
    Potato Guy
  17. 16. ["I'm going to go make paper houses"]
    Potato Guy
  18. 17. Untitled
    Potato Guy
  19. 18. A Tour of Our Facilities, continued
    The Acme Novelty Library
  20. 19. Untitled
    Potato Guy
  21. 20. Untitled
    Potato Guy
  22. 21. [A Tour of Our Faciliies continued]
  23. 22. Upstairs Neighbor
    Quimby the Mouse
  24. 23. [Eleven Mock Advertisements]
  25. 24. A Miniature Moving Picture Machine
  26. 25. Make Mistakes, Get Children and Forever Alter the Flavor of Your Life
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Per Sandell
  • Steven Samuels
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
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