(December 1988)

Fantagraphics, 1986 Series
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Price:
3.95 USD; 5.25 CAD
Pages:
76
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

First printing: November 1988


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Jim Woodring [as J.W.] (painting)
Inks:
Jim Woodring [as J.W.] (painting)
Colors:
Jim Woodring [as J.W.] (painting)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

table of contents / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Letters:
typeset

O Canada Our Home and Native Land (Table of Contents)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Carel Moiseiwitsch
Pencils:
Carel Moiseiwitsch
Inks:
Carel Moiseiwitsch
Letters:
Carel Moiseiwitsch

Genre:
history
Characters:
Masumi Mitsui; Evacuation Officer
Synopsis:
A shameful episode from Canada's wartime past
Reprints:

Goin' Rabbitin' (Table of Contents)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Lindsay Arnold
Pencils:
Lindsay Arnold
Inks:
Lindsay Arnold
Letters:
Lindsay Arnold

Genre:
biography
Characters:
Keith; Lindsay Arnold [as Linz]; Uncle Reg; Uncle Perce [Uncle Percy]; Baz [Barry]; Bill the Dog
Synopsis:
Recollections of a childhood holiday
Keywords:
autobiography

Indexer Notes

Linzee Arnold credited as Lindsay Arnold in this issue. Subtitled “The Captain Owns Up: How I Became a Bunny."

Rice Paper (Table of Contents)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Wayne Honath
Pencils:
Wayne Honath
Inks:
Wayne Honath
Letters:
Wayne Honath

Genre:
biography
Characters:
Wayne Honath
Synopsis:
Wayne talks to an obssessive record collector
Keywords:
autobiography

TV and Me! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Mark Lewis
Pencils:
Mark Lewis
Inks:
Mark Lewis
Letters:
Mark Lewis

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
The seductive power of TV

One Night on Market St. (Table of Contents)

Diary / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Michael T. Gilbert
Pencils:
Michael T. Gilbert
Inks:
Michael T. Gilbert
Letters:
Michael T. Gilbert

Genre:
biography
Characters:
Michael Gilbert; Girl
Synopsis:
Michael meets a deluded girl one night
Reprints:
Keywords:
autobiography

["Are indians really as wild as they were in the movie unk?"] (Table of Contents)

Windy Breeze / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Jack Cole
Pencils:
Jack Cole
Inks:
Jack Cole
Letters:
Jack Cole

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Windy Breeze
Synopsis:
A tall tale exposed
Reprints:

The Bottle (Table of Contents)

illustration / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
George Cruikshank [as George Cruickshank]
Pencils:
George Cruikshank [as George Cruickshank]
Inks:
George Cruikshank [as George Cruickshank]
Letters:
Typeset

Characters:
The Husband; The Wife; The Infant; The Son; The Daughter
Synopsis:
The dangers of drink. A series of eight engravings illustrate the downward spiral of a family due to the father's drinking.
Reprints:
  • from The Bottle (1847)
Keywords:
Parable

Indexer Notes

Originally published as a folio

The Diet (Table of Contents)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
K.L. Bakker
Pencils:
K.L. Bakker
Inks:
K.L. Bakker
Letters:
K.L. Bakker

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
A fat guy starts a diet tomorrow

Ligeia (Table of Contents)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Al Simons (as transcribed and interpreted by)
Pencils:
Al Simons
Inks:
Al Simons
Letters:
Al Simons

Genre:
humor; satire-parody
Characters:
Man; Ligeia
Synopsis:
A man describes his love. A send-up of the Edgar Allen Poe story.

Concerning the Soul (Table of Contents)

text story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Hermann Hesse
Letters:
typeset

The Fantagraphics 500 – Complete Catalogue: Winter 1988/89 (Table of Contents)

promo (ad from the publisher) / 16 pages (report information)

Script:
Gary Groth; Kim Thompson
Letters:
typeset

[“Huh?! Not Again!?”] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Franquin
Pencils:
Franquin
Inks:
Franquin
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Mr. Groff; Gomer Goof [Gaston Lagaffe]; Balloon Seller
Synopsis:
Gaston trains a bird to pop bubbles
Reprints:
  • from ?

Indexer Notes

Originally appeared in France. Page numbered #672. No translation credits given for this issue's Gaston strips.

[“Hey! Couldn't you have found a better road to drive on, Goof?”] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Franquin
Pencils:
Franquin
Inks:
Franquin
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Gomer Goof [Gaston Lagaffe]; Poet; Mr. Groff
Synopsis:
Gaston takes his boss for a drive
Reprints:
  • from ?

Indexer Notes

Page numbered #674.

[“...Yep, it's a scarlet runner from my Aunt Hortense's garden!”] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Franquin
Pencils:
Franquin
Inks:
Franquin
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Mr. Groff; Gomer Goof [Gaston Lagaffe]
Synopsis:
Gaston is told plants respond to music
Reprints:
  • from ?

Indexer Notes

Page numbered #676

[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

[“Are you going to run that washer now?”] (Table of Contents)

Minor Memories and the Art of Adolescence / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Craig Maynard
Pencils:
Craig Maynard
Inks:
Craig Maynard
Letters:
Craig Maynard

Genre:
biography
Characters:
Craig Maynard; Chris Maynard; Stuart Maynard; Mr Maynard
Synopsis:
Memories of a violent drunken father
Keywords:
autobiography

Howie Patterson's America (Table of Contents)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Wayne Honath
Pencils:
Wayne Honath
Inks:
Wayne Honath
Letters:
Wayne Honath

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Howie Patterson
Synopsis:
Howie's sad life in a land of opportunity
Reprints:

["Hey, yaka-yaka _ _ reading dat 'ol language-philosophy book!!!"] (Table of Contents)

Bar-Talk Duets / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Paul Ollswang
Pencils:
Paul Ollswang; James Carpenter
Inks:
Paul Ollswang; James Carpenter
Letters:
Paul Ollswang

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Mr. Slocni; Rube
Synopsis:
What is a humdinger?

["Hey!! Dere used 't' be three fish!!"] (Table of Contents)

Bar-Talk Duets / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Paul Ollswang
Pencils:
Paul Ollswang; James Carpenter
Inks:
Paul Ollswang; James Carpenter
Letters:
Paul Ollswang

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Mr. Slocni; Jimmy
Synopsis:
A goldfish disappears

["Ach, my friend- how odd you should choose to go upside-down!!"] (Table of Contents)

Bar-Talk Duets / comic story / 0.2 page (report information)

Script:
Paul Ollswang
Pencils:
Paul Ollswang; James Carpenter
Inks:
Paul Ollswang; James Carpenter
Letters:
Paul Ollswang

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Mr. Slocni; Rube
Synopsis:
Old jokes

["Hey, Rube- I wuz reading an article on philosophy in "Mechanix Illustrated" --"] (Table of Contents)

Bar-Talk Duets / comic story / 0.6 page (report information)

Script:
Paul Ollswang
Pencils:
Paul Ollswang; James Carpenter
Inks:
Paul Ollswang; James Carpenter
Letters:
Paul Ollswang

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Rube; Mr. Slocni; Jimmy

["Aw, c'mon, Rube- it'sa constitootional right - you can't yell "Fire!!" in a theatre --"] (Table of Contents)

Bar-Talk Duets / comic story / 0.2 page (report information)

Script:
Paul Ollswang
Pencils:
Paul Ollswang; James Carpenter
Inks:
Paul Ollswang; James Carpenter
Letters:
Paul Ollswang

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Rube; Mr. Slocni

Good Times with Meaning (Table of Contents)

Edge / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
L.J. Kopf
Pencils:
L.J. Kopf
Inks:
L.J. Kopf
Letters:
L.J. Kopf

Genre:
humor

Tired of Yourself? (Table of Contents)

Edge / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
L.J. Kopf
Pencils:
L.J. Kopf
Inks:
L.J. Kopf
Letters:
L.J. Kopf

Genre:
humor

Complainers Anonymous (Table of Contents)

Edge / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
L.J. Kopf
Pencils:
L.J. Kopf
Inks:
L.J. Kopf
Letters:
L.J. Kopf

Genre:
humor

Uncreative Visualization (Table of Contents)

Edge / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
L.J. Kopf
Pencils:
L.J. Kopf
Inks:
L.J. Kopf
Letters:
L.J. Kopf

Genre:
humor

Viking (Table of Contents)

Diary / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Michael T. Gilbert
Pencils:
Michael T. Gilbert
Inks:
Michael T. Gilbert
Letters:
Michael T. Gilbert

Genre:
biography
Synopsis:
Michael attends a reconstruction of a Viking battle
Keywords:
autobiography

Chapter One: The Settlers (Table of Contents)

Adventure Ohio / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script:
Douglas Michael
Pencils:
Douglas Michael
Inks:
Douglas Michael
Letters:
Douglas Michael

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Ezariah; Donna; Chief Tomihawk; Johnny Appleseed; The Major; Celestial Nubin
Synopsis:
Ezariah journeys to Ohio
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

The story continues in the first issue of Graphic Story Monthly

[“Ice Cream: It is dangerous to eat it.”] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Synopsis:
This month's installment covers from "ice cream" to "keepsake."

Indexer Notes

A single Geary illustration for the word “javelin”

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

promos for "Into Every Life a Little Edge Must Fall" & "The Complete Crumb Comics" on inside back and back covers.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
  3. 2. O Canada Our Home and Native Land
  4. 3. Goin' Rabbitin'
  5. 4. Rice Paper
  6. 5. TV and Me!
  7. 6. One Night on Market St.
    Diary
  8. 7. ["Are indians really as wild as they were in the movie unk?"]
    Windy Breeze
  9. 8. The Bottle
  10. 9. The Diet
  11. 10. Ligeia
  12. 11. Concerning the Soul
  13. 12. The Fantagraphics 500 – Complete Catalogue: Winter 1988/89
  14. 13. [“Huh?! Not Again!?”]
    Gaston Lagaffe
  15. 14. [“Hey! Couldn't you have found a better road to drive on, Goof?”]
    Gaston Lagaffe
  16. 15. [“...Yep, it's a scarlet runner from my Aunt Hortense's garden!”]
    Gaston Lagaffe
  17. 16. [no title indexed]
  18. 17. [“Are you going to run that washer now?”]
    Minor Memories and the Art of Adolescence
  19. 18. Howie Patterson's America
  20. 19. ["Hey, yaka-yaka _ _ reading dat 'ol language-philosophy book!!!"]
    Bar-Talk Duets
  21. 20. ["Hey!! Dere used 't' be three fish!!"]
    Bar-Talk Duets
  22. 21. ["Ach, my friend- how odd you should choose to go upside-down!!"]
    Bar-Talk Duets
  23. 22. ["Hey, Rube- I wuz reading an article on philosophy in "Mechanix Illustrated" --"]
    Bar-Talk Duets
  24. 23. ["Aw, c'mon, Rube- it'sa constitootional right - you can't yell "Fire!!" in a theatre --"]
    Bar-Talk Duets
  25. 24. Good Times with Meaning
    Edge
  26. 25. Tired of Yourself?
    Edge
  27. 26. Complainers Anonymous
    Edge
  28. 27. Uncreative Visualization
    Edge
  29. 28. Viking
    Diary
  30. 29. Chapter One: The Settlers
    Adventure Ohio
  31. 30. [“Ice Cream: It is dangerous to eat it.”]
    Flaubert's Dictionary of Received Ideas
  32. 31. [no title indexed]
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Steven Samuels
  • Jerry Hillegas
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Frank Plowright
  • Christopher Day