(January 1987)

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

Issue Notes

First printing: September 1986


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Bill Watterson
Inks:
Bill Watterson
Colors:
Mr. Mace
Letters:
?: typeset

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Calvin; Hobbes

Comics / Features (Table of Contents)

table of contents / 1 page (report information)

Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Accompanied by production credits and indicia along with a small Watterson illustration of Calvin- "What's that smell?"

["Hmmm. I'd like to appeal to your humanitarian instincts"] (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:
Devil; Castaway
Synopsis:
The devil offers a deal
Reprints:

It's Spring (Table of Contents)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Asylum patient
Synopsis:
The joy of Spring

Indexer Notes

This is very much the forunner to Hempel's acclaimed Gregory strip

Main Course (Table of Contents)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Trevs Phoenix; Eddie Campbell
Pencils:
Trevs Phoenix; Eddie Campbell
Inks:
Trevs Phoenix; Eddie Campbell
Letters:
Trevs Phoenix; Eddie Campbell

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Discursive food related stories

The Misadventures of Dostoyevsky (Table of Contents)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Dostoyevsky
Synopsis:
Dostoyevsky ends up in one of his stories

The Class Reunion (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
Synopsis:
Strips and gags about class reunions.

Do You Have What It Takes to Read Lloyd Llewellyn? (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Daniel Clowes ?
Pencils:
Daniel Clowes
Inks:
Daniel Clowes
Letters:
Daniel Clowes

Characters:
Lloyd Llewellyn; B.O.; T.B.; X.T.

A Dinner Treat (Table of Contents)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
A man eats too much

Indexer Notes

Story is in rhyme

Paris: A Trashcan Travelogue (Table of Contents)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
John Bagnall
Pencils:
John Bagnall
Inks:
John Bagnall
Letters:
John Bagnall

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Muffy; Morton
Synopsis:
A tour of Paris

Light Conversation (Table of Contents)

Cartoon Man / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Cartoon Man; Cartoon Woman
Synopsis:
Dating problems in cartoon land.

Winter '66: Anytown USA (Table of Contents)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
J. D. King
Pencils:
J. D. King
Inks:
J. D. King
Letters:
J. D. King

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Mother; Son
Synopsis:
A turning of the tables

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

Brasso With Rosie (Table of Contents)

text article / 3.5 pages (report information)

Script:
Alan Moore
Pencils:
Peter Bagge
Inks:
Peter Bagge
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Anecdotes about Moore's parents and relations
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Accompanied by two illustrations. In its original appearance it was illustrated by Savage Pencil rather than Bagge.

The Parasite (Table of Contents)

Anton Path / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Anton Path; Anton's mother; Rocky
Synopsis:
The origins of Anton's wardrobe

Bill Watterson (Table of Contents)

text article / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Andrew Christie; Bill Watterson
Pencils:
Bill Watterson
Inks:
Bill Watterson
Letters:
typeset; Bill Watterson

Characters:
Bill Watterson; Calvin; Hobbes; Calvin's Mom

Indexer Notes

An interview accompanied by three cartoons and fourteen of his newspaper strips. Eleven of the strips are from the daily Calvin & Hobbes strips while one is from the Sunday strip. Mostly from 1986. Also included is a sample of one of his early "Critters" strips and a 1980 editorial cartoon from the Cincinnati Post. The two other cartoons are likely previously unpublished. One is a self-portrait captioned "How it's done- the fascinating process revealed" and the other is of Calvin & Hobbes captioned "Comic strips should be treated as a serious art form, argues Watterson."

["I would like to play "costumed crimefighters"!"] (Table of Contents)

The Bad Boys / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
The Bad Boys; Fatty
Synopsis:
The Bad boys play at superheroes

Indexer Notes

The strip is printed sideways across two pages

The Late Night World of Drew Friedman (Table of Contents)

text article / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Mark Waid; Drew Friedman
Pencils:
Drew Friedman
Inks:
Drew Friedman
Letters:
typeset; Drew Friedman

Indexer Notes

Interview accompanied by ten samples of his work- a postcard titled "Great Freaks of Yesterday: The Swedish Angel" as well as sample panels from "Fred's Night Out," "The Lord of Eltingville's European Vacation," "The Incredible Shrinking Joe Franklin," "The Andy Griffith Show," "Tor Johnson's Hollywood Tour," "A Hollywood Love Supreme," "The Saga of Frank Sinatra, Jr.," "Bob Hope's 100th Birthday Party," "The Living History of Wayne Newton."

["I am Miyamoto Usagi and I've been asked to tell you a little about the "samurai" or military class of feudal Japan."] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Stan Sakai
Pencils:
Stan Sakai
Inks:
Stan Sakai
Letters:
Stan Sakai

Characters:
Miyamoto Usagi; Foreign Barbarian

Indexer Notes

Comic strip ad for "Critters" magazine.

["I have been invited to a friend's house to view a new addition to his collection of furniture and fittings...."] (Table of Contents)

A Tale from Gimbley / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Gimbley; Matthew; Mrs. Thomas; Girl
Synopsis:
Gimbley looks after a child

Death Takes a Walk (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:
Death; Mrs. Wenzel; Timmy; Old Guy
Synopsis:
Fatalities follow a meeting with Death

Who's Who (Table of Contents)

credits / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Brief blurbs on the artists and a list of the next issue's features. Accompanied by a small Matt Groening drawing and an ad for a limited edition Bill Watterson poster for Target Political Cartoon Quarterly's 1986 cartoon show.

Job Search (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
Characters:
Captain Courageous
Synopsis:
Captain Courageous needs a job