(October 1988)

Fantagraphics, 1986 Series
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Price:
3.95 USD; 5.25 CAD
Pages:
68
Indicia frequency:
bi-monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Fantagraphics Books, Inc.
Brand:
Fantagraphics Books
Editing:
Gary Groth; Kim Thompson (Consulting Editor)
Color:
black & white with colour covers
Dimensions:
US magazine size - 10.75" x 8.25" (27.3 cm x 20.95 cm)
Binding:
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
Was Ongoing Series

Issue Notes

1st printing: August 1988


[In the Promised Land] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Gary Kwapisz
Inks:
Gary Kwapisz
Colors:
Doug Erb

Genre:
biography
Characters:
Harvey Pekar
Keywords:
autobiography

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

credits / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

table of contents, indicia, production credits

The Promised Land (Table of Contents)

comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script:
Harvey Pekar
Pencils:
Gary Kwapisz
Inks:
Gary Kwapisz
Letters:
Gary Dumm

Genre:
biography
Characters:
Harvey Pekar; Harvey's Wife; Assistant Editor; Jewish Agency Office Secretary; Ben Mordechai
Synopsis:
Harvey Pekar recalls a time in the 1960s when he considered emigrating to Israel.
Keywords:
autobiography

What Has Gone Before (Table of Contents)

recap / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Francisco Solano Lopez [as F. Solano Lopez]
Inks:
Francisco Solano Lopez [as F. Solano Lopez]
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Five panels from the Ana series are included

["Resentment? No, I don't feel any resentment."] (Table of Contents)

Ana / comic story / 30 pages (report information)

Script:
Gabriel Solano Lopez
Pencils:
Francisco Solano Lopez [F. Solano Lopez]
Inks:
Francisco Solano Lopez [F. Solano Lopez]
Letters:
?

Genre:
drama
Characters:
Ana; Old Man; Albert; Thug; Simone de Beauvoir; Old Bastard
Synopsis:
Ana returns to Paris, but can't find contentment
Reprints:
Keywords:
slice of life

Indexer Notes

No translation credits given

["Instant coffee this isn't!"] (Table of Contents)

Gaston Lagaffe / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Franquin; Dwight R. Decker (translation)
Pencils:
Franquin
Inks:
Franquin
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Gomer Goof [Gaston Lagaffe]
Synopsis:
Gaston refines the coffee machine
Reprints:
  • from ?

Indexer Notes

Originally appeared in France.

Letter to a Philistine (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Herman Hesse
Letters:
typeset

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

promo (ad from the publisher) / 2 pages (report information)

Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

promo for back issues of "Prime Cuts" and other Fantagraphics publications

There's Something Wrong With A Perfect Lawn (Table of Contents)

comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script:
Carol Tyler
Pencils:
Carol Tyler
Inks:
Carol Tyler
Letters:
Carol Tyler

Genre:
humor; satire-parody
Characters:
Harvey Alsages; Jack Zink; Margaret Alsages; Ginny; Jason; Jennifer
Synopsis:
Harvey is obsesssed with moving into a planned community
Reprints:

My First Car (Table of Contents)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Lindsay Arnold [as Linzee Arnold]
Pencils:
Lindsay Arnold [as Linzee Arnold]
Inks:
Lindsay Arnold [as Linzee Arnold]
Letters:
Lindsay Arnold [as Linzee Arnold]

Genre:
biography
Characters:
Linzee Arnold [Lindsay Arnold]; Barry; Roly; Joyce
Synopsis:
The pulling power of Linzee's 1927 car
Keywords:
autobiography

I (Table of Contents)

Flaubert's Dictionary of Received Ideas / text story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Gustave Flaubert
Pencils:
Rick Geary
Inks:
Rick Geary
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
The letter 'I' is covered this time out, from "Ice Cream" to "Ivory."

Indexer Notes

Geary illustrates Flaubert's pithy definition of "imagination."

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

promo (ad from the publisher) / 2 pages (report information)

Pencils:
Winsor McCay; Bernie Wrightson
Inks:
Winsor McCay; Bernie Wrightson
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

promos for "Daydreams and Nightmares: The Fantastic Visions of Winsor McCay" and "The Reaper of Love"

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [In the Promised Land]
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
  3. 2. The Promised Land
  4. 3. What Has Gone Before
  5. 4. ["Resentment? No, I don't feel any resentment."]
    Ana
  6. 5. ["Instant coffee this isn't!"]
    Gaston Lagaffe
  7. 6. Letter to a Philistine
  8. 7. [no title indexed]
  9. 8. There's Something Wrong With A Perfect Lawn
  10. 9. My First Car
  11. 10. I
    Flaubert's Dictionary of Received Ideas
  12. 11. [no title indexed]
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