(October 1987)

Pantheon, 1987 Series
 
Price:
14.95 USD
Pages:
120
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Pantheon Books
Brand:
Pantheon
ISBN:
0-394-75551-0 Search at WorldCat
Editing:
Art Spiegelman; Françoise Mouly
Color:
Black & White and some Color
Dimensions:
10.5" x 14" (26.67 cm x 35.56 cm)
Binding:
Softcover
Publishing Format:
Collected Edition

Issue Notes

Compiles only some of the contents from the first three issues of Raw magazine.


["Pages from the rare first three issues of the comics magazine..."] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Art Spiegelman
Inks:
Art Spiegelman
Colors:
Art Spiegelman
Letters:
Art Spiegelman

["Insurance, Jack?"] (Table of Contents)

Jack Survives / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Jerry Moriarty
Pencils:
Jerry Moriarty (painting)
Inks:
Jerry Moriarty (painting)
Colors:
Jerry Moriarty (painting)
Letters:
Jerry Moriarty (painting)

Characters:
Jack
Reprints:

Read Yourself Raw (Table of Contents)

credits / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Eddy Vermeulen [as Ever Meulen]
Inks:
Eddy Vermeulen [as Ever Meulen]
Letters:
Typeset

Indexer Notes

Title and publisher page

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

credits / 2 pages (report information)

Letters:
Typeset

Synopsis:
Table of contents, dedications, copyright and indicia info.

Indexer Notes

The copyright section spells Eddy Vermeulen as 'Eddie.'

Raw Nerves (Table of Contents)

foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Art Spiegelman; Françoise Mouly
Pencils:
Charles Burns
Inks:
Charles Burns
Letters:
Typeset

Synopsis:
This introduction discusses exactly how Raw came about. All eight covers of the magazine are shown.

The Graphix Magazine of Postponed Suicides (Table of Contents)

cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Art Spiegelman [as spieg.] (signed)
Inks:
Art Spiegelman [as spieg.] (signed)
Colors:
Art Spiegelman [as spieg.] (signed)
Letters:
Typeset

Reprints:

["At last! Huf! Hi Piker!" (Los Garriris)] (Table of Contents)

Fermin & Piker / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Javier Mariscal [as Mariscal] (signed)
Pencils:
Javier Mariscal [as Mariscal] (signed)
Inks:
Javier Mariscal [as Mariscal] (signed)
Letters:
Javier Mariscal [as Mariscal] (signed)

Genre:
humor; anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters:
Fermin; Piker
Synopsis:
Piker has trouble crossing the street.
Reprints:

Manhattan (Table of Contents)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Jacques Tardi; Art Spiegelman (Translation); Françoise Mouly (Translation)
Pencils:
Jacques Tardi
Inks:
Jacques Tardi
Letters:
John Workman

Genre:
drama
Synopsis:
A hard boiled story told using first person point of view. The narrator is in New York, having fled Paris on impulse.
Reprints:
Keywords:
adult

(Drawn Over Two Weeks While on the Phone.) (Table of Contents)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Art Spiegelman
Pencils:
Art Spiegelman
Inks:
Art Spiegelman
Letters:
Art Spiegelman

Synopsis:
A cerebral deconstruction of the comics page. A series of unconnected panels where the thought balloons have squares and triangles inside them rather than words.
Reprints:

Hommages Posthumes (Table of Contents)

text story / 1.5 pages (report information)

Script:
Alfred Jarry; Geoff Robison (Translation)
Pencils:
Bruno Richard
Inks:
Bruno Richard
Letters:
Typeset

Reprints:

Corpus Delecti (Table of Contents)

text story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
Geoff Robison
Pencils:
Bruno Richard
Inks:
Bruno Richard
Letters:
typeset

Synopsis:
A brief bio of Alfred Jarry
Reprints:

Industry News and Review No. 6 (Table of Contents)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Françoise Mouly
Pencils:
Françoise Mouly
Inks:
Françoise Mouly
Letters:
Françoise Mouly

Reprints:

Two Fisted Painters (Table of Contents)

cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Art Spiegelman
Pencils:
Art Spiegelman
Inks:
Art Spiegelman
Colors:
Art Spiegelman
Letters:
Art Spiegelman

Reprints:

Indexer Notes

This and the story that follows are a 5.25" x 8" (13.33 cm x 20.32 cm) insert.

The Matisse Falcon (Table of Contents)

Two Fisted Painters / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script:
Art Spiegelman
Pencils:
Art Spiegelman
Inks:
Art Spiegelman
Colors:
Art Spiegelman
Letters:
Art Spiegelman

Genre:
humor; satire-parody
Characters:
August Dabbler; Suzette; Performance Artist; Alien
Synopsis:
A send-up of superhero comics and the fine art world as well.
Reprints:

["The Modern Age: People Like It"] (Table of Contents)

Fifi Gaga Magazine / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Christian Chapiron [as Kiki Picasso]
Pencils:
Christian Chapiron [as Kiki Picasso]
Inks:
Christian Chapiron [as Kiki Picasso]
Letters:
Typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Reprints:

["I might as well do it. I might as well hop off this old bridge and end"] (Table of Contents)

Dream of the Rarebit Fiend / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Winsor McCay
Pencils:
Winsor McCay
Inks:
Winsor McCay
Letters:
Winsor McCay

Genre:
fantasy-supernatural
Synopsis:
A man attempting suicide by jumping off the Brooklyn Bridge has trouble completing the task.
Reprints:

Dead Things (Table of Contents)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Mark Beyer
Pencils:
Mark Beyer
Inks:
Mark Beyer
Letters:
Mark Beyer

Characters:
Jordan; Amy
Synopsis:
Amy and Jordan are on the run after strange creatures turn up dead outside their home.
Reprints:

The Andy Griffith Show (Table of Contents)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Josh Alan Friedman
Pencils:
Drew Friedman
Inks:
Drew Friedman
Letters:
Drew Friedman

Genre:
humor; satire-parody
Characters:
Sheriff Taylor; Deputy Fife; Aunt Bea; Goober
Synopsis:
Mayberry's townfolk don't take kindly to a black man visiting their town.
Reprints:

Canal Street (Table of Contents)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Gerry Capelle
Pencils:
Gerry Capelle
Inks:
Gerry Capelle
Letters:
Gerry Capelle

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
A sendup of pulp detective stories involving a man eating in a diner.
Reprints:

The Graphix Magazine for Damned Intellectuals (Table of Contents)

cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Joost Swarte
Pencils:
Joost Swarte
Inks:
Joost Swarte
Colors:
Françoise Mouly
Letters:
Joost Swarte

Reprints:

Indexer Notes

This illustration is titled "The Comix Factory"

["Glad There's No Crime Here"] (Table of Contents)

Jack Survives / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Jerry Moriarty
Pencils:
Jerry Moriarty (painting)
Inks:
Jerry Moriarty (painting)
Letters:
Jerry Moriarty (painting)

Reprints:

The Clock Strikes (Table of Contents)

Anton Makasarr / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Joost Swarte; Johannes Van Dern (Translation)
Pencils:
Joost Swarte
Inks:
Joost Swarte
Letters:
Gary Hallgren

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Anton Makasarr; Mr. Van Genderen; The Sexton
Synopsis:
Anton Makasarr has promised his wife to come back home no later than 11 p.m.
Reprints:

The Plot Thickens (Table of Contents)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Bill Griffith
Pencils:
Bill Griffith
Inks:
Bill Griffith
Letters:
Bill Griffith

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Charlie Bendix; Shirley; Lester; Aunt Norleen
Synopsis:
The story of Charlie Bendix, who gained a fortune only to lose it all and in the end found peace of mind.
Reprints:

A Little White Lie (Table of Contents)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Emmanuel Poiré [as Caran d'Ache]
Pencils:
Emmanuel Poiré [as Caran d'Ache]
Inks:
Emmanuel Poiré [as Caran d'Ache]
Letters:
?

Genre:
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters:
Hunter; Hound
Synopsis:
A nearly wordless story of a hunter who instructs his hound to go into a rabbit burrow.
Reprints:

What's Wrong With This Picture? (Table of Contents)

illustration / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Eddy Vermeulen [as Ever Meulen]
Pencils:
Eddy Vermeulen [as Ever Meulen]
Inks:
Eddy Vermeulen [as Ever Meulen]
Letters:
Eddy Vermeulen [as Ever Meulen]

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
A wordless page packed with illogical details.
Reprints:

City of Terror (Table of Contents)

Amy & Jordan / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Mark Beyer
Pencils:
Mark Beyer
Inks:
Mark Beyer
Letters:
Mark Beyer

Characters:
Amy Tilsdale; Jordan Levine
Synopsis:
Amy and Jordan bring in a stray dog they found. The dog eats some of Jordan's bubblegum cards and leaves. The duo go out and try to track him down.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

A series of "City of Terror" trading cards are included right between these pages.

[City of Terror trading cards] (Table of Contents)

Amy & Jordan / illustration / 16 pages (report information)

Script:
Mark Beyer
Pencils:
Mark Beyer
Inks:
Mark Beyer
Colors:
Mark Beyer
Letters:
Mark Beyer

Characters:
Amy Tilsdale; Jordan Levine
Synopsis:
A series of eight trading cards
Reprints:

The Pep Boys (Table of Contents)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Mark Newgarden
Pencils:
Mark Newgarden
Inks:
Mark Newgarden
Letters:
Mark Newgarden

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Manny; Moe; Jack
Synopsis:
Manny Pep, the last of the Pep Boys, looks back on his life.
Reprints:

Pussyfooting (Table of Contents)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Kazimieras G. Prapuolenis [as Kaz]
Pencils:
Kazimieras G. Prapuolenis [as Kaz]
Inks:
Kazimieras G. Prapuolenis [as Kaz]
Letters:
Kazimieras G. Prapuolenis [as Kaz]

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
A wordless story in Kaz's unique style involving a thief, a stolen gift and a long chase scene.
Reprints:
Keywords:
adult

It's High Time for the Last Word in Fashion (Table of Contents)

Anton Makasarr / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Joost Swarte; Johannes Van Dern (Translation)
Pencils:
Joost Swarte
Inks:
Joost Swarte
Letters:
Gary Hallgren

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Anton Makasarr
Synopsis:
Anton Makasarr talks about the virtues of trash.
Reprints:

The Graphix Magazine That Lost its Faith in Nihilism (Table of Contents)

cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Gary Panter [as GP.] (signed)
Inks:
Gary Panter [as GP.] (signed)
Colors:
Gary Panter [as GP.] (signed)

Reprints:

The Girl Can't Help It... (Table of Contents)

illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Eddy Vermeulen [as Ever Meulen]
Inks:
Eddy Vermeulen [as Ever Meulen]
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Meulen signs the page both with his name and with his "Eddy Flippo" pseudonym.

Jimbo is "Running Sore" (Table of Contents)

Jimbo / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Gary Panter
Pencils:
Gary Panter
Inks:
Gary Panter
Letters:
Gary Panter

Characters:
Jimbo
Synopsis:
Jimbo walks the desert by himself in this sendup of Native American wannabes.
Reprints:

Reflection (Table of Contents)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Gerry Capelle
Pencils:
Gerry Capelle
Inks:
Gerry Capelle

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
A man getting dressed finds his own reflection right behind him in this wordless story.
Reprints:

Food for Thought (Table of Contents)

text article / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Françoise Mouly
Pencils:
Art Young
Inks:
Art Young
Letters:
Typeset

Synopsis:
Mouly critiques corporate and consumerist attitudes towards food. The article includes Art Young's "Capitalism" cartoon.
Reprints:

I. A Bachelor's Friendship (Table of Contents)

Mister Wilcox, Mister Conrad / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script:
Carlos Sampayo; Eliette Markbein (Translation); Steve Guarnaccia (Translation)
Pencils:
José Antonio Muñoz
Inks:
José Antonio Muñoz
Letters:
Susan Moore

Genre:
drama
Characters:
Mr. Wilcox; Horace Conrad; Rita; Hilda
Synopsis:
Mr. Wilcox and Mr. Conrad, two men in their fifties, meet up in a bar and discover they have some things in common. Unfortunately, Mr. Conrad doesn't realize that their meeting was no accident.
Reprints:

II. The Last Daiquiri (Table of Contents)

Mister Wilcox, Mister Conrad / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script:
Carlos Sampayo; Eliette Markbein (Translation); Steve Guarnaccia (Translation)
Pencils:
José Antonio Muñoz
Inks:
José Antonio Muñoz
Letters:
Susan Moore

Genre:
drama
Characters:
Mr. Wilcox; Horace Conrad; Rita; Hilda
Synopsis:
Mr. Conrad finds out what Mr. Wilcox is in New York for.
Reprints:

On the Adolescent's Solitary Pleasures (Table of Contents)

On the Adolescent's Solitary Pleasures / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Vesco de Kereven; Christian Roux [as Cathy Millet]; Françoise Mouly (Translation); Art Spiegelman (Translation)
Pencils:
Christian Roux [as Cathy Millet]
Inks:
Christian Roux [as Cathy Millet]
Letters:
Typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
Excerpts from Vesco de Kereven's "On the Adolescent's Solitary Pleasures" are used to mock puritanical ideas on masturbation.
Reprints:

Ordinary Sentence (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Heinz Emigholz; Marcia Bronstein (Translation)
Pencils:
Heinz Emigholz
Inks:
Heinz Emigholz
Letters:
Typeset

Synopsis:
An experimental text with illustration about sentences that are stuck in the mind.
Reprints:

Growing Pain (Table of Contents)

photo story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Josef Schwind
Pencils:
Josef Schwind (photo)
Inks:
Josef Schwind (photo)
Letters:
Typeset

Synopsis:
An experimental photomontage piece involving a baby's obsession with toy model cars.
Reprints:

Crash (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Javier Mariscal [as Mariscal]
Pencils:
Javier Mariscal [as Mariscal] (signed)
Inks:
Javier Mariscal [as Mariscal] (signed)

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
A worldless comic depiction of an urban automobile crash
Reprints:

["...And I pressed my hand against his face, feeling his thick massive lips, and..."] (Table of Contents)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Charles Burns
Pencils:
Charles Burns
Inks:
Charles Burns
Letters:
Charles Burns

Genre:
horror-suspense
Synopsis:
A wordless comic within a comic. A woman experiences a nightmare after reading a horror comic.
Reprints:

Raw Data (Table of Contents)

credits / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
Typeset

Synopsis:
Brief bios on the creators with a small drawing from each.

["The sun is rising on center city as Dog-Boy starts his day with a cup of coffee"] (Table of Contents)

Dog-Boy / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Charles Burns
Pencils:
Charles Burns
Inks:
Charles Burns
Colors:
Charles Burns
Letters:
Charles Burns

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Dog-Boy
Synopsis:
On how Dog-Boy came to be.
Reprints:

["Comics as a medium for self expression? Oh John, you're such a fool!"] (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils:
Art Spiegelman
Inks:
Art Spiegelman
Colors:
?
Letters:
Typeset

Reprints:
  • from Print Magazine #v3#35 (May / June 1981) (front cover)
  • from The Comics Journal (Fantagraphics, 1977 series) #65 (August 1981) (back cover)

Indexer Notes

Back cover promo and media quotes for the book accompanies an illustration.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. ["Pages from the rare first three issues of the comics magazine..."]
  2. 1. ["Insurance, Jack?"]
    Jack Survives
  3. 2. Read Yourself Raw
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
  5. 4. Raw Nerves
  6. 5. The Graphix Magazine of Postponed Suicides
  7. 6. ["At last! Huf! Hi Piker!" (Los Garriris)]
    Fermin & Piker
  8. 7. Manhattan
  9. 8. (Drawn Over Two Weeks While on the Phone.)
  10. 9. Hommages Posthumes
  11. 10. Corpus Delecti
  12. 11. Industry News and Review No. 6
  13. 12. Two Fisted Painters
  14. 13. The Matisse Falcon
    Two Fisted Painters
  15. 14. ["The Modern Age: People Like It"]
    Fifi Gaga Magazine
  16. 15. ["I might as well do it. I might as well hop off this old bridge and end"]
    Dream of the Rarebit Fiend
  17. 16. Dead Things
  18. 17. The Andy Griffith Show
  19. 18. Canal Street
  20. 19. The Graphix Magazine for Damned Intellectuals
  21. 20. ["Glad There's No Crime Here"]
    Jack Survives
  22. 21. The Clock Strikes
    Anton Makasarr
  23. 22. The Plot Thickens
  24. 23. A Little White Lie
  25. 24. What's Wrong With This Picture?
  26. 25. City of Terror
    Amy & Jordan
  27. 26. [City of Terror trading cards]
    Amy & Jordan
  28. 27. The Pep Boys
  29. 28. Pussyfooting
  30. 29. It's High Time for the Last Word in Fashion
    Anton Makasarr
  31. 30. The Graphix Magazine That Lost its Faith in Nihilism
  32. 31. The Girl Can't Help It...
  33. 32. Jimbo is "Running Sore"
    Jimbo
  34. 33. Reflection
  35. 34. Food for Thought
  36. 35. I. A Bachelor's Friendship
    Mister Wilcox, Mister Conrad
  37. 36. II. The Last Daiquiri
    Mister Wilcox, Mister Conrad
  38. 37. On the Adolescent's Solitary Pleasures
    On the Adolescent's Solitary Pleasures
  39. 38. Ordinary Sentence
  40. 39. Growing Pain
  41. 40. Crash
  42. 41. ["...And I pressed my hand against his face, feeling his thick massive lips, and..."]
  43. 42. Raw Data
  44. 43. ["The sun is rising on center city as Dog-Boy starts his day with a cup of coffee"]
    Dog-Boy
  45. 44. ["Comics as a medium for self expression? Oh John, you're such a fool!"]
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