(November 1986)

Fantagraphics, 1986 Series
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Price:
2.75 USD; 3.75 CAD
Pages:
52
Indicia frequency:
?
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
?
Editing:
Tom Mason; Mark Waid (contributing editor); Kim Thompson (contributing editor)
Color:
color cover; black & white interior
Dimensions:
magazine size
Binding:
saddle-stitched

Issue Notes

Issue features interviews with Don Martin and Mark Marek, including reproduction of strips and illos.

Parts of this issue are reprinted:

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Don Martin
Inks:
Don Martin
Colors:
Don Martin

Genre:
humor

Indexer Notes

Cover also contains a smaller Phil Elliott illustration.

Artoon (Table of Contents)

Cartoon Man / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Marc Hempel
Pencils:
Marc Hempel
Inks:
Marc Hempel
Letters:
Marc Hempel

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
A play on cartoons and realistic illustration

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; Alien #1; Alien #2
Synopsis:
An alien invasion where the aliens are looking for snot.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

When reprinted in Best Comics of the Decade, the reason this was chosen was because Fantagraphics already had the film for it and Chester Brown was too lazy to send them anything else (as per Chester Brown in the notes for The Little Man).

Comic Strips For The '90s (Table of Contents)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Bob Boze Bell
Pencils:
Bob Boze Bell
Inks:
Bob Boze Bell
Letters:
Bob Boze Bell

Genre:
humor

Indexer Notes

Selection of cartoons

Grape Jam (Table of Contents)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Gary Whitney
Pencils:
Gary Whitney
Inks:
Gary Whitney
Letters:
Gary Whitney

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
A young grape goes bad

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Temptation / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Glenn Dakin
Pencils:
Glenn Dakin
Inks:
Glenn Dakin
Letters:
Glenn Dakin

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Castaway; Devil
Synopsis:
The devil is after a soul
Reprints:

Laffin' Yups (Table of Contents)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Eddie; Steve
Synopsis:
Two yuppies meet

Radio, Radio (Table of Contents)

Growin' Up Weird / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
How music affects people

Seeds Of Discontent (Table of Contents)

Growin' Up Weird / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Has Top 40 radio changed?

The Home Front (Table of Contents)

Growin' Up Weird / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
TV cartoons

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

A Tale From Gimbley / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Phil Elliott
Pencils:
Phil Elliott
Inks:
Phil Elliott
Letters:
Phil Elliott

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Gimbley
Synopsis:
Gimbley might have found a friend

Look Out! It's The Squirt (Table of Contents)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Mort Todd
Pencils:
Daniel Clowes
Inks:
Daniel Clowes
Letters:
Daniel Clowes

Genre:
humor
Characters:
The Squirt; Kelly; Mother; Father; Cappy
Synopsis:
The Squirt's parents go for a movie

The Fabulous Ones (Table of Contents)

True Humor / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Professor Bean
Synopsis:
Thoughts about humor

Moby Dick (Table of Contents)

True Humor / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Professor Bean
Synopsis:
Thoughts about humour

The Graphic Genius Of M.C. Escher (Table of Contents)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
David Miller
Pencils:
David Miller
Inks:
David Miller
Letters:
David Miller

Genre:
biography
Characters:
M.C. Escher
Synopsis:
M.C. Escher's art

Rodney: The Premonition II (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Eddie Campbell
Pencils:
Phil Elliott
Inks:
Phil Elliott
Letters:
Phil Elliott

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Rodney

Indexer Notes

Originally serialised as single tier strips in the British music paper Sounds

1947 (Table of Contents)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Marc Hempel
Pencils:
Marc Hempel
Inks:
Marc Hempel
Letters:
Marc Hempel

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
What if you woke up and it was 1947

My Mother's An Alcoholic (Table of Contents)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Brian James Riedel
Pencils:
Brian James Riedel
Inks:
Brian James Riedel
Letters:
Brian James Riedel

Genre:
humor
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. Artoon
    Cartoon Man
  3. 2. The Gourmets from Planet X
  4. 3. Comic Strips For The '90s
  5. 4. Grape Jam
  6. 5. [no title indexed]
    Temptation
  7. 6. Laffin' Yups
  8. 7. Radio, Radio
    Growin' Up Weird
  9. 8. Seeds Of Discontent
    Growin' Up Weird
  10. 9. The Home Front
    Growin' Up Weird
  11. 10. [no title indexed]
    A Tale From Gimbley
  12. 11. Look Out! It's The Squirt
  13. 12. The Fabulous Ones
    True Humor
  14. 13. Moby Dick
    True Humor
  15. 14. The Graphic Genius Of M.C. Escher
  16. 15. Rodney: The Premonition II
  17. 16. 1947
  18. 17. My Mother's An Alcoholic
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