(December 1996)

Fantagraphics, 1996 Series
 
Price:
14.95 USD; 20.95 CAD
Pages:
164
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Fantagraphics Books, Inc.
Brand:
Fantagraphics Books
ISBN:
1-56097-261-0 Search at WorldCat
Barcode:
978156097261751495
Editing:
Gary Groth
Color:
Color Covers, Black and White Interior
Dimensions:
11" x 8.5" (27.94 cm x 21.59 cm)
Binding:
Softcover
Publishing Format:
One-Shot

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 2 pages (report information)

Pencils:
Mary Fleener
Inks:
Mary Fleener
Colors:
Jessica Johnson [as Jeff Johnson]
Letters:
Mary Fleener

Indexer Notes

Wraparound cover. Back cover includes promo quotes from Robert Crumb & Poppy Z. Brite.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

filler / 5 pages (report information)

Pencils:
Mary Fleener
Inks:
Mary Fleener
Letters:
typeset

Synopsis:
Two filler pages, two blank pages and the title page

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

credits / 4 pages (report information)

Pencils:
Mary Fleener
Inks:
Mary Fleener
Letters:
Mary Fleener

Synopsis:
Title and publisher page, indicia and publishing credits, table of contents and a blank page

Introduction (Table of Contents)

foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Ray Zone
Letters:
Mary Fleener

Synopsis:
Three page introduction and a blank page

Turn Off That Jungle Music! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Mary Fleener
Pencils:
Mary Fleener
Inks:
Mary Fleener
Letters:
Mary Fleener

Genre:
biography; humor
Characters:
Mary Fleener; Mary's Mother; Mary's Grandmother; Mary's Father
Synopsis:
Mary relates how she discovered the blues and what her family's reaction was when she played it for them.
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Keywords:
autobiography

Indexer Notes

The story is subtitled "or: Fear of a Black Ten Inch!!"

Rock Bottom, part 1 (Table of Contents)

comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script:
Mary Fleener
Pencils:
Mary Fleener
Inks:
Mary Fleener
Letters:
Mary Fleener

Genre:
biography; humor
Characters:
Mary Fleener; Mary's Friend; Guitar Shop Clerk; Jane; Mary; Face
Synopsis:
Mary gets a paying bass playing gig after putting out an ad. While learning songs for the gig, her ex-boyfriend pays a visit.
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Keywords:
adult; autobiography

Rock Bottom, part 2 (Table of Contents)

comic story / 24 pages (report information)

Script:
Mary Fleener
Pencils:
Mary Fleener
Inks:
Mary Fleener
Letters:
Mary Fleener

Genre:
biography; humor
Characters:
Mary Fleener; Jane; Sterling; Sky; Face; Roxanne; Charlie
Synopsis:
The bar gig goes smoothly until a fight breaks out in the audience. Mary gets away. When she arrives at her house she finds her ex-boyfriend has set up a surprise party for her.
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Keywords:
adult; autobiography

Just Another Gig (Table of Contents)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Mary Fleener
Pencils:
Mary Fleener
Inks:
Mary Fleener
Letters:
Mary Fleener

Genre:
biography; humor
Characters:
Mary Fleener; Woman Who Harasses Mary; The Owner; Candy; Jane
Synopsis:
A woman pulls a knife on Mary as she's getting ready for a gig.
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Keywords:
adult; autobiography

The Long Way Home (Table of Contents)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Mary Fleener
Pencils:
Mary Fleener
Inks:
Mary Fleener
Letters:
Mary Fleener

Genre:
biography; humor
Characters:
Mary Fleener; Mary's Ex-Boyfriend; Hitchhiker; Guy #1; Guy #2
Synopsis:
Mary's ex-boyfriend gives a ride to three people he doesn't even know.
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Keywords:
autobiography

The Jelly (Table of Contents)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
Mary Fleener
Pencils:
Mary Fleener
Inks:
Mary Fleener
Letters:
Mary Fleener

Genre:
biography; humor
Characters:
Mary Fleener; Mary's Roommate [The Jelly]; Dad; Mom
Synopsis:
Mary talks about a troubled large-bosomed friend who couldn't get attention from the guys she was interested in.
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Keywords:
adult; autobiography

As American as Mom, Apple Pie and Martinis (Table of Contents)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Mary Fleener
Pencils:
Mary Fleener
Inks:
Mary Fleener
Letters:
Mary Fleener

Genre:
biography; humor
Characters:
Mary Fleener; Gran'pa; Grandmother; Father
Synopsis:
Mary talks about the alcoholism that runs in her family.
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Keywords:
autobiography

Soap Flakes (Table of Contents)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Mary Fleener
Pencils:
Mary Fleener
Inks:
Mary Fleener
Letters:
Mary Fleener

Genre:
biography; humor
Characters:
Mary Fleener; Drug Pusher Friend #1; Drug Pusher Friend #2
Synopsis:
Mary talks about how she got addicted to soap operas.
Reprints:
  • from ?
Keywords:
autobiography

Skulls n' Stiffs (Table of Contents)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Mary Fleener
Pencils:
Mary Fleener
Inks:
Mary Fleener
Letters:
Mary Fleener

Genre:
biography; humor
Characters:
Mary Fleener; Mary's Friend; Dad
Synopsis:
Mary talks about the time her friend's dad, a mortician, took them to his mortuary to make a plaster cast of a corpse's head.
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Keywords:
autobiography

Do I Look Like I Work Here? (Table of Contents)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Mary Fleener
Pencils:
Mary Fleener
Inks:
Mary Fleener
Letters:
Mary Fleener

Genre:
biography; humor
Characters:
Mary Fleener; The Boss
Synopsis:
Mary talks about how often she gets mistaken for a clerk when in a store.
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Keywords:
autobiography

Used! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Mary Fleener
Pencils:
Mary Fleener
Inks:
Mary Fleener
Letters:
Mary Fleener

Genre:
biography; humor
Characters:
Mary Fleener; Mary's Male Friend; Mom
Synopsis:
A longtime friend blatantly propositions Mary out of the blue.
Reprints:
Keywords:
adult; autobiography

Kitty Stew (Table of Contents)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Mary Fleener
Pencils:
Mary Fleener
Inks:
Mary Fleener
Letters:
Mary Fleener

Genre:
biography; humor
Characters:
Mary Fleener; Veterinarian
Synopsis:
Mary decides to make her own cat food after she gets fed up with high pet food prices.
Reprints:
Keywords:
autobiography

Slug Fest (Table of Contents)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Mary Fleener
Pencils:
Mary Fleener
Inks:
Mary Fleener
Letters:
Mary Fleener

Genre:
biography; humor
Characters:
Mary Fleener; Gran'pa; Grandmother; Father
Synopsis:
Mary installs a bird feeder and bath in her backyard. But instead of more birds, she gets more of everything else.
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Keywords:
autobiography

Mass Denial!! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Mary Fleener
Pencils:
Mary Fleener
Inks:
Mary Fleener
Letters:
Mary Fleener

Genre:
biography; humor
Characters:
Mary Fleener; 7th Grade Kid; Teacher; High School Cheerleader; Homeless Man; Cop
Synopsis:
Mary explains how sometimes people do weird things that everyone else ignores.
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Keywords:
autobiography

Career Opportunity (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Mary Fleener
Pencils:
Mary Fleener
Inks:
Mary Fleener
Letters:
Mary Fleener

Genre:
biography; humor
Characters:
Mary Fleener; Sandy; Vito; Crystal
Synopsis:
Mary's friend offers her a job as a “cocktail waitress.” Little does she know what exactly the job entails.
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Keywords:
autobiography

Ashes of Passion (Table of Contents)

comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script:
Mary Fleener
Pencils:
Mary Fleener
Inks:
Mary Fleener
Letters:
Mary Fleener

Genre:
biography; humor
Characters:
Mary Fleener; Paul; Bill; Celia
Synopsis:
Mary becomes the acquaintance of Bill and Celia, a couple who are more than a little dysfunctional.
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Keywords:
autobiography

Roust or You Play, You Pay (Table of Contents)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Mary Fleener
Pencils:
Mary Fleener
Inks:
Mary Fleener
Letters:
Mary Fleener

Genre:
biography; humor
Characters:
John; Mary Fleener; Mary's Boyfriend; Cop #1; Cop #2; Neighboring Boat Owner
Synopsis:
Mary and her boyfriend are out sailing with some of his co-workers. When they reach dock, they find themselves surrounded by the police.
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Keywords:
autobiography

Hush Yuppies (Table of Contents)

comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script:
Mary Fleener
Pencils:
Mary Fleener
Inks:
Mary Fleener
Letters:
Mary Fleener

Genre:
biography; humor
Characters:
Linda; Mary Fleener; Jack; Paul
Synopsis:
Linda's husband has turned violent against her.
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Keywords:
autobiography

Skin Art! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Mary Fleener
Pencils:
Mary Fleener
Inks:
Mary Fleener
Letters:
Mary Fleener

Genre:
biography
Characters:
Luke Miller; Mary Fleener
Synopsis:
Mary meets Luke Miller, who has one of her paintings tattooed on his back.
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Keywords:
autobiography

The Yin Yang Man (Table of Contents)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Mary Fleener
Pencils:
Mary Fleener
Inks:
Mary Fleener
Letters:
Mary Fleener

Genre:
biography; humor
Characters:
Mary's Friend; Mary Fleener; Joel
Synopsis:
Mary tells a story about Joel, a friend of hers who takes his interest in Eastern philosophies to extremes.
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Keywords:
autobiography

Boogie Chillun! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script:
Mary Fleener
Pencils:
Mary Fleener
Inks:
Mary Fleener
Letters:
Mary Fleener

Genre:
biography; humor
Characters:
Mary Fleener; Mary's Brother; Mary's Mom; Hippie; Good Natured Slob; Behavioral Fanatic; The Big Kahuna; Paul; Pretty Girl
Synopsis:
Mary details how she got into surfing.
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Keywords:
autobiography

Trauma Mama! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Mary Fleener
Pencils:
Mary Fleener
Inks:
Mary Fleener
Letters:
Mary Fleener

Genre:
biography; humor
Characters:
Mary Fleener; Patty
Synopsis:
Mary details her relationship with her drug dealing addict friend Patty.
Reprints:
Keywords:
autobiography

A Mother and Daughter Chat (Table of Contents)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Mary Fleener
Pencils:
Mary Fleener [as Mary "You Can't Make This Stuff Up" Fleener] (signed)
Inks:
Mary Fleener [as Mary "You Can't Make This Stuff Up" Fleener] (signed)
Letters:
Mary Fleener [as Mary "You Can't Make This Stuff Up" Fleener] (signed)

Genre:
biography; humor
Characters:
Mary Fleener
Synopsis:
Mary gets into a conversation with her mother about the proper way to pronounce 'clitoris.'
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Keywords:
autobiography

Indexer Notes

Subtitled “or: Discussing the Small Elongated Organ of the Female Pudendum"

John Says Goodbye (Table of Contents)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Mary Fleener
Pencils:
Mary Fleener
Inks:
Mary Fleener
Letters:
Mary Fleener

Genre:
biography; humor
Characters:
John; Chris; Mary Fleener; Mary's Friend
Synopsis:
Mary talks about an eerie dream she had about a college friend whom she hadn't seen for weeks.
Reprints:
Keywords:
autobiography

Tales from the Pink Coffin! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 20 pages (report information)

Script:
Mary Fleener
Pencils:
Mary Fleener
Inks:
Mary Fleener
Letters:
Mary Fleener

Genre:
biography
Characters:
Mary Fleener; Paul; Peggy; Harold; Brent Scrivner
Synopsis:
Mary's friend Harold dies in a car crash. Some years later, she suspects his ghost is moving objects in her house.
Reprints:
Keywords:
autobiography

Indexer Notes

The final page from the original story (an epilogue) is not included in this reprint.

My Favorite Dream of 1991 (Table of Contents)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Mary Fleener
Pencils:
Mary Fleener
Inks:
Mary Fleener
Letters:
Mary Fleener

Genre:
biography; humor
Characters:
Mary Fleener; Mr. Natural (cameo); Checkered Demon (cameo); Nancy (cameo); Buddy (cameo); Stickboy (cameo); Carol Tyler; Joe Sacco (cameo); Chester Brown (cameo); Didi Glitz (cameo)
Synopsis:
Mary had a dream where she and several cartoon characters were the faces for vegetables in a garden.
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Keywords:
autobiography

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

filler / 5 pages (report information)

Pencils:
Mary Fleener
Inks:
Mary Fleener

Synopsis:
Three blank pages and two end pages
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
  3. 2. [no title indexed]
  4. 3. Introduction
  5. 4. Turn Off That Jungle Music!
  6. 5. Rock Bottom, part 1
  7. 6. Rock Bottom, part 2
  8. 7. Just Another Gig
  9. 8. The Long Way Home
  10. 9. The Jelly
  11. 10. As American as Mom, Apple Pie and Martinis
  12. 11. Soap Flakes
  13. 12. Skulls n' Stiffs
  14. 13. Do I Look Like I Work Here?
  15. 14. Used!
  16. 15. Kitty Stew
  17. 16. Slug Fest
  18. 17. Mass Denial!!
  19. 18. Career Opportunity
  20. 19. Ashes of Passion
  21. 20. Roust or You Play, You Pay
  22. 21. Hush Yuppies
  23. 22. Skin Art!
  24. 23. The Yin Yang Man
  25. 24. Boogie Chillun!
  26. 25. Trauma Mama!
  27. 26. A Mother and Daughter Chat
  28. 27. John Says Goodbye
  29. 28. Tales from the Pink Coffin!
  30. 29. My Favorite Dream of 1991
  31. 30. [no title indexed]
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