(January 2003)

Fantagraphics, 2003 Series
 
Price:
19.95 USD; 31.95 CAD
Pages:
220
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Fantagraphics Books, Inc.
Brand:
Fantagraphics Books
ISBN:
1-56097-510-5 Search at WorldCat
Barcode:
978156097510651995
Editing:
Kim Thompson
Color:
Black and White
Dimensions:
10.75" x 9.25" (27.3 cm x 23.4 cm)
Binding:
Trade Paperback

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Joe Sacco
Inks:
Joe Sacco
Letters:
typeset

Characters:
Joe Sacco

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

credits / 6 pages (report information)

Pencils:
Joe Sacco
Inks:
Joe Sacco
Letters:
typeset

Synopsis:
Blank page; title page; blank page, title and publisher page; indicia page with reprint info and publishing credits; table of contents

Notes from a Defeatist: Introduction (Table of Contents)

foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Joe Sacco
Pencils:
Joe Sacco
Inks:
Joe Sacco
Letters:
typeset

Synopsis:
Single page introduction plus a page with a Joe Sacco drawing

Part One: Cartoon Genius (Table of Contents)

filler / 2 pages (report information)

Pencils:
Joe Sacco
Inks:
Joe Sacco
Letters:
typeset

Characters:
Joe Sacco

Cartoon Genius (Table of Contents)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Joe Sacco [as J. Sacco] (signed)
Pencils:
Joe Sacco [as J. Sacco] (signed)
Inks:
Joe Sacco [as J. Sacco] (signed)
Letters:
Joe Sacco [as J. Sacco] (signed)

Genre:
humor; satire-parody
Characters:
Joe Sacco; Stan
Synopsis:
Sacco mocks the self-righteousness of the starving artist in this depiction of his struggle to make a living as an artist.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Dated November-December 1987

Part Two: Eight Characters (Table of Contents)

filler / 2 pages (report information)

Pencils:
Joe Sacco [as J. Sacco] (signed)
Inks:
Joe Sacco [as J. Sacco] (signed)

The Arnold Homecastle Story (Table of Contents)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Joe Sacco [as J. Sacco] (signed)
Pencils:
Joe Sacco [as J. Sacco] (signed)
Inks:
Joe Sacco [as J. Sacco] (signed)
Letters:
Joe Sacco [as J. Sacco] (signed)

Genre:
humor; satire-parody
Characters:
Arnold Homecastle
Synopsis:
The story of a Marxist accountant who one day decides to do his part for the revolution by abusing his office beverage privileges.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Dated January 1987

Oliver Limpdingle's Search for Love (Table of Contents)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Joe Sacco [as J. Sacco] (signed)
Pencils:
Joe Sacco [as J. Sacco] (signed)
Inks:
Joe Sacco [as J. Sacco] (signed)
Letters:
Joe Sacco [as J. Sacco] (signed)

Genre:
humor; satire-parody
Characters:
Oliver Limpdingle; Oliver's Date; 'Bruiser' Beefbruno
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Dated March 1987

The Man Who Wanted to Change the World (Table of Contents)

Zachary Mindbiscuit / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Joe Sacco [as J. Sacco] (signed)
Pencils:
Joe Sacco [as J. Sacco] (signed)
Inks:
Joe Sacco [as J. Sacco] (signed)
Letters:
Joe Sacco [as J. Sacco] (signed)

Genre:
humor; satire-parody
Characters:
Zachary Mindbiscuit; Moppy
Synopsis:
Zachary publicly imposes a hunger strike on his cat in order to protest a nuclear power plant.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Dated April 1987

A Successful First Day on the Job (Table of Contents)

Johnny Sentence / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Joe Sacco [as J. Sacco] (signed)
Pencils:
Joe Sacco [as J. Sacco] (signed)
Inks:
Joe Sacco [as J. Sacco] (signed)
Letters:
Joe Sacco [as J. Sacco] (signed)

Genre:
humor; satire-parody
Characters:
Johnny Sentence; Mr. Bigwhipple; Blonde Coworker; Boyfriend from Accounts Payable
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Dated April 1987

Edwin Smallcabbage's White Collar Incursion (Table of Contents)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Joe Sacco [as J. Sacco] (signed)
Pencils:
Joe Sacco [as J. Sacco] (signed)
Inks:
Joe Sacco [as J. Sacco] (signed)
Letters:
Joe Sacco [as J. Sacco] (signed)

Genre:
humor; satire-parody
Characters:
Edwin Smallcabbage; Mr. Stompsit; William; Chairman of the Board; Ms. Smidlint
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Dated May-July 1987

Portrait of an Artist as a Young Alessio Easelsmear (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Joe Sacco [as J. Sacco] (signed)
Pencils:
Joe Sacco [as J. Sacco] (signed)
Inks:
Joe Sacco [as J. Sacco] (signed)
Letters:
Joe Sacco [as J. Sacco] (signed)

Genre:
humor; satire-parody
Characters:
Alessio Easelsmear; Alessio's Admirer; Mrs. Bottomlessquidnumb; Zeno
Synopsis:
A send-up of bohemian affectation in this story of a painter who leeches off a wealthy woman thirty years older than him.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Dated May-July 1987

Stanton K. Pragmatron - Part of a New Breed (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Joe Sacco [as J. Sacco] (signed)
Pencils:
Joe Sacco [as J. Sacco] (signed)
Inks:
Joe Sacco [as J. Sacco] (signed)
Letters:
Joe Sacco [as J. Sacco] (signed)

Genre:
humor; satire-parody
Characters:
Stanton K. Pragmatron; Jed; Department Boss; Mr. Sweetthistles
Synopsis:
A send-up of bare-knuckled capitalism as the title character does anything he can to get to the top.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Dated September 1987

Mr. Nit – A Very Rich Person (Table of Contents)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Joe Sacco [as J. Sacco] (signed)
Pencils:
Joe Sacco [as J. Sacco] (signed)
Inks:
Joe Sacco [as J. Sacco] (signed)
Letters:
Joe Sacco [as J. Sacco] (signed)

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Mr. Nit; Philatelist; Perforation Expert; Mr. Smoft
Synopsis:
Mr. Nit is a very rich person who collects people who collect stamps.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Dated October 1986-March 1987

[“Long after Time magazine had declared socialism dead”] (Table of Contents)

Mark Victorystooge / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
Joe Sacco [as J. Sacco] (signed)
Pencils:
Joe Sacco [as J. Sacco] (signed)
Inks:
Joe Sacco [as J. Sacco] (signed)
Letters:
Joe Sacco [as J. Sacco] (signed)

Genre:
humor; satire-parody
Characters:
Mark Victorystooge
Synopsis:
Mark Victorystooge dreams of a worker's paradise triumphing over the ruins of capitalism. However, he can't get laid.
Reprints:
  • from PDXS (Jim Redden, 199? series) (?, 199?)

Indexer Notes

PDXS was a Portland alternative tabloid. Dated July 1992

Smash the Bourgeoisie! (Table of Contents)

Mark Victorystooge / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
Joe Sacco [as J. Sacco] (signed)
Pencils:
Joe Sacco [as J. Sacco] (signed)
Inks:
Joe Sacco [as J. Sacco] (signed)
Letters:
Joe Sacco [as J. Sacco] (signed)

Genre:
humor; satire-parody
Characters:
Mark Victorystooge; Cynthia; Stage Director
Synopsis:
Mark takes the part of a hammer in a stage version of a Karl Marx book.
Reprints:
  • from PDXS (Jim Redden, 199? series) ?, 199?

Indexer Notes

Dated July 1992

[“Our story thus far: has M. V. found the sickle of his dreams?”] (Table of Contents)

Mark Victorystooge / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
Joe Sacco [as J. Sacco] (signed)
Pencils:
Joe Sacco [as J. Sacco] (signed)
Inks:
Joe Sacco [as J. Sacco] (signed)
Letters:
Joe Sacco [as J. Sacco] (signed)

Genre:
humor; satire-parody
Characters:
Mark Victorystooge; Cynthia; Stage Director
Synopsis:
Mark is in love with the actress he's doing the play with.
Reprints:
  • from PDXS (Jim Redden, 199? series) (?, 199?)

Indexer Notes

Dated August 1992

[“Our story thus far: M. V. is about to make his splash on stage!”] (Table of Contents)

Mark Victorystooge / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
Joe Sacco [as J. Sacco] (signed)
Pencils:
Joe Sacco [as J. Sacco] (signed)
Inks:
Joe Sacco [as J. Sacco] (signed)
Letters:
Joe Sacco [as J. Sacco] (signed)

Genre:
humor; satire-parody
Characters:
Mark Victorystooge; Cynthia
Synopsis:
Mark faints while on stage and later finds himself tied to the top of an automobile.
Reprints:
  • from PDXS (Jim Redden, 199? series) (?, 199?)

Indexer Notes

Dated August 1992

[“Our story thus far: too complicated to explain!”] (Table of Contents)

Mark Victorystooge / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
Joe Sacco [as J. Sacco] (signed)
Pencils:
Joe Sacco [as J. Sacco] (signed)
Inks:
Joe Sacco [as J. Sacco] (signed)
Letters:
Joe Sacco [as J. Sacco] (signed)

Genre:
humor; satire-parody
Characters:
Mark Victorystooge; Cynthia
Synopsis:
Mark finds himself in Cynthia's apartment.
Reprints:
  • from PDXS (Jim Redden, 199? series) (?, 199?)

Indexer Notes

Dated October 1992

[“Our story thus far: just this side of brilliant!”] (Table of Contents)

Mark Victorystooge! / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
Joe Sacco [as J. Sacco] (signed)
Pencils:
Joe Sacco [as J. Sacco] (signed)
Inks:
Joe Sacco [as J. Sacco] (signed)
Letters:
Joe Sacco [as J. Sacco] (signed)

Genre:
humor; satire-parody
Characters:
Mark Victorystooge; Cynthia
Reprints:
  • from PDXS (Jim Redden, 199? series) (?, 199?)

Indexer Notes

Dated November 1992

[“Our story thus far: it wasn't Amway!”] (Table of Contents)

Mark Victorystooge / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
Joe Sacco [as J. Sacco] (signed)
Pencils:
Joe Sacco [as J. Sacco] (signed)
Inks:
Joe Sacco [as J. Sacco] (signed)
Letters:
Joe Sacco [as J. Sacco] (signed)

Genre:
humor; satire-parody
Characters:
Mark Victorystooge
Synopsis:
Mark is thrown down the stairs and tied to a chair by members of his own party.
Reprints:
  • from PDXS (Jim Redden, 199? series) ?, 199?

Indexer Notes

Dated November 1992

[“Our story thus far: M. V. has learned the awful truth!”] (Table of Contents)

Mark Victorystooge / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
Joe Sacco [as J. Sacco] (signed)
Pencils:
Joe Sacco [as J. Sacco] (signed)
Inks:
Joe Sacco [as J. Sacco] (signed)
Letters:
Joe Sacco [as J. Sacco] (signed)

Genre:
humor; satire-parody
Characters:
Mark Victorystooge; Cynthia; Mark's Peer
Synopsis:
Mark denounces Cynthia because she is a Stalinist rather than a Trotskyite.
Reprints:
  • from PDXS (Jim Redden, 199? series) (?, 199?)

Indexer Notes

Dated December 1992

[“Our story thus far: Cynthia is gone for good.”] (Table of Contents)

Mark Victorystooge / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Joe Sacco [as J. Sacco] (signed)
Pencils:
Joe Sacco [as J. Sacco] (signed)
Inks:
Joe Sacco [as J. Sacco] (signed)
Letters:
Joe Sacco [as J. Sacco] (signed)

Genre:
humor; satire-parody
Characters:
Mark Victorystooge; Worker
Synopsis:
Mark wanders the streets in a complete emotional collapse, wearing his hammer costume from the stage play.
Reprints:
  • from PDXS (Jim Redden, 199? series) (?, 199?)

Indexer Notes

Dated December 1992

Part Three: Social Studies (Table of Contents)

filler / 2 pages (report information)

Pencils:
Joe Sacco
Inks:
Joe Sacco
Letters:
typeset

Characters:
Joe Sacco

Meat (Table of Contents)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Joe Sacco [as J. Sacco] (signed)
Pencils:
Joe Sacco [as J. Sacco] (signed)
Inks:
Joe Sacco [as J. Sacco] (signed)
Letters:
Joe Sacco [as J. Sacco] (signed)

Genre:
humor; satire-parody
Characters:
Joe Sacco; Blonde Co-Worker; Dark Haired Co-Worker; Junior; Mother
Synopsis:
A send-up of modern attitudes towards meat consumption.
Reprints:
  • from Neener-Ploy (?, 198? series) (?, 198?)

Indexer Notes

Neener-Ploy was a humor magazine thought up by Sacco's friend Tom Richards. Dated August 1988

Edward L. Warren (Table of Contents)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Joe Sacco [as J. Sacco] (signed)
Pencils:
Joe Sacco [as J. Sacco] (signed)
Inks:
Joe Sacco [as J. Sacco] (signed)
Letters:
Joe Sacco [as J. Sacco] (signed)

Genre:
biography
Characters:
Edward L. Warren; Joe Sacco; Gerry
Synopsis:
An honest portrait of Edward L. Warren, one of Sacco's college buddies.
Reprints:
Keywords:
autobiography

Indexer Notes

Dated December 1987-January 1988

The Truth Hurtz- The Mid-70s (Table of Contents)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Joe Sacco
Pencils:
Joe Sacco
Inks:
Joe Sacco
Letters:
Joe Sacco

Genre:
humor; biography; satire-parody
Characters:
Joe Sacco
Synopsis:
Sacco comes clean with the embarrassing things he and others did during the mid-70s.
Reprints:
Keywords:
autobiography

Indexer Notes

Dated November 1986

Part Four: In the Company of Long Hair (Table of Contents)

filler / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Joe Sacco
Inks:
Joe Sacco
Letters:
typeset

I Gotta Right (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Joe Sacco [as J. Sacco] (signed)
Pencils:
Joe Sacco [as J. Sacco] (signed)
Inks:
Joe Sacco [as J. Sacco] (signed)
Letters:
Joe Sacco [as J. Sacco] (signed)

Genre:
biography
Characters:
Joe Sacco; Gerry; Hutch; Matt; Robert; Lurch; Gene
Synopsis:
Joe tags along with the West Coast garage band "The Miracle Workers" during their European tour.
Reprints:
Keywords:
autobiography

Indexer Notes

Dated December 1988

I Called the Doctor (Table of Contents)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Joe Sacco [as J. Sacco] (signed)
Pencils:
Joe Sacco [as J. Sacco] (signed)
Inks:
Joe Sacco [as J. Sacco] (signed)
Letters:
Joe Sacco [as J. Sacco] (signed)

Genre:
biography
Characters:
Gerry; Robert; Gene
Synopsis:
The band has a few shows cancelled because Gerry is sick.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Dated December 1988

Looking at You (Table of Contents)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Joe Sacco [as J. Sacco] (signed)
Pencils:
Joe Sacco [as J. Sacco] (signed)
Inks:
Joe Sacco [as J. Sacco] (signed)
Letters:
Joe Sacco [as J. Sacco] (signed)

Genre:
biography
Characters:
Joe Sacco; Gerry; Hutch; Matt; Robert; Lurch; Gene
Synopsis:
The story details the band's customs hassles when going through several different European borders.
Reprints:
Keywords:
autobiography

Indexer Notes

Dated December 1988

[“Come on. Let's just get to the club. There'll be food backstage.”] (Table of Contents)

Untold Fables / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Joe Sacco [as J. Sacco] (signed)
Pencils:
Joe Sacco [as J. Sacco] (signed)
Inks:
Joe Sacco [as J. Sacco] (signed)
Letters:
Joe Sacco [as J. Sacco] (signed)

Genre:
biography
Characters:
Gerry; Matt; Robert; Gene
Synopsis:
Four very brief vignettes.
Reprints:
  • from ?
Keywords:
autobiography

Indexer Notes

Dated January 1989

Oh My and Boo Hoo (Table of Contents)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Joe Sacco [as J. Sacco] (signed)
Pencils:
Joe Sacco [as J. Sacco] (signed)
Inks:
Joe Sacco [as J. Sacco] (signed)
Letters:
Joe Sacco [as J. Sacco] (signed)

Genre:
biography
Characters:
Joe Sacco; Gerry; Matt; Robert; Gene; Swiss Groupie
Synopsis:
Joe meets a Swiss groupie, but his flirtations don't get very far.
Reprints:
Keywords:
autobiography

Indexer Notes

Dated December 1988-January 1989

[“Let's go now on an empty stomach, while we're mean.”] (Table of Contents)

Untold Fables... / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Joe Sacco [as J. Sacco] (signed)
Pencils:
Joe Sacco [as J. Sacco] (signed)
Inks:
Joe Sacco [as J. Sacco] (signed)
Letters:
Joe Sacco [as J. Sacco] (signed)

Genre:
biography
Characters:
Gerry; Matt; Robert; Gene; Tony
Synopsis:
The band confronts their manager when their concert requirements aren't met.
Reprints:
Keywords:
autobiography

Indexer Notes

Dated January 1989

Magic Slide (Table of Contents)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Joe Sacco [as J. Sacco] (signed)
Pencils:
Joe Sacco [as J. Sacco] (signed)
Inks:
Joe Sacco [as J. Sacco] (signed)
Letters:
Joe Sacco [as J. Sacco] (signed)

Genre:
biography
Characters:
Joe Sacco; Gerry; Hutch; Matt; Robert; Lurch; Gene
Synopsis:
The band deals with tour routine and the logistical problems in playing a show while still being able to get enough rest before the next one.
Reprints:
Keywords:
autobiography

Indexer Notes

Dated January 1989

You've Got Your Head on Backwards (Table of Contents)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Joe Sacco [as J. Sacco] (signed)
Pencils:
Joe Sacco [as J. Sacco] (signed)
Inks:
Joe Sacco [as J. Sacco] (signed)
Letters:
Joe Sacco [as J. Sacco] (signed)

Genre:
biography
Characters:
Joe Sacco; Gerry; Hutch; Matt; Robert; Lurch; Gene; Italian Fan
Synopsis:
Joe and Gene try to stay polite with an Italian fan they don't feel like hanging around with.
Reprints:
Keywords:
autobiography

Indexer Notes

Dated January 1989

[”Robert, your bass playing was Einstein...”] (Table of Contents)

Untold Fables / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Joe Sacco [as J. Sacco] (signed)
Pencils:
Joe Sacco [as J. Sacco] (signed)
Inks:
Joe Sacco [as J. Sacco] (signed)
Letters:
Joe Sacco [as J. Sacco] (signed)

Genre:
biography
Characters:
Gerry; Hutch; Matt; Robert; Gene
Synopsis:
A few brief depictions of band disagreements.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Dated January 1989

No Fun to Hang Around (Table of Contents)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Joe Sacco [as J. Sacco] (signed)
Pencils:
Joe Sacco [as J. Sacco] (signed)
Inks:
Joe Sacco [as J. Sacco] (signed)
Letters:
Joe Sacco [as J. Sacco] (signed)

Genre:
biography
Characters:
Joe Sacco; Gerry; Matt; Robert; Gene
Synopsis:
Matt angers most of the other band members when he takes the touring van for a band errand without telling anyone.
Reprints:
Keywords:
autobiography

Indexer Notes

Dated January 1989

Nothing More to Say (Table of Contents)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Joe Sacco [as J. Sacco] (signed)
Pencils:
Joe Sacco [as J. Sacco] (signed)
Inks:
Joe Sacco [as J. Sacco] (signed)
Letters:
Joe Sacco [as J. Sacco] (signed)

Genre:
biography
Characters:
Matt; Robert; Gene
Synopsis:
The guys muse about their current broke state of affairs.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Dated January 1989

Slow Death (Table of Contents)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Joe Sacco [as J. Sacco] (signed)
Pencils:
Joe Sacco [as J. Sacco] (signed)
Inks:
Joe Sacco [as J. Sacco] (signed)
Letters:
Joe Sacco [as J. Sacco] (signed)

Genre:
biography
Characters:
Joe Sacco; Gerry; Hutch; Matt; Robert; Gene
Synopsis:
The band confronts Joe about his inability to score
Reprints:
Keywords:
autobiography

Indexer Notes

Dated February 1989

Part Five: A Disgusting Experience (Table of Contents)

filler / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Joe Sacco
Inks:
Joe Sacco
Letters:
typeset

A Disgusting Experience (Table of Contents)

comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script:
Joe Sacco [as J. Sacco] (signed)
Pencils:
Joe Sacco [as J. Sacco] (signed)
Inks:
Joe Sacco [as J. Sacco] (signed)
Letters:
Joe Sacco [as J. Sacco] (signed)

Genre:
biography
Characters:
Joe Sacco; Dad; Mum; Maryanne
Reprints:
Keywords:
autobiography

Indexer Notes

Dated October-December 1989

Part Six: Voyage to the End of the Library (Table of Contents)

filler / 2 pages (report information)

Pencils:
Joe Sacco
Inks:
Joe Sacco
Letters:
typeset

Characters:
Joe Sacco

Voyage to the End of the Library (Table of Contents)

comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script:
Joe Sacco [as J. Sacco] (signed)
Pencils:
Joe Sacco [as J. Sacco] (signed)
Inks:
Joe Sacco [as J. Sacco] (signed)
Letters:
Joe Sacco [as J. Sacco] (signed)

Genre:
biography
Characters:
Joe Sacco; Purchasing Committee Member; Commodore Dewey Decimal
Synopsis:
Sacco gives his observations on the hazards of working for a public library.
Reprints:
Keywords:
autobiography

Indexer Notes

Dated August-September 1989

Part Seven: When Good Bombs Happen to Bad People (Table of Contents)

filler / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Joe Sacco
Inks:
Joe Sacco
Letters:
typeset

Introduction (Table of Contents)

foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Joe Sacco
Letters:
Typeset

Synopsis:
Sacco lays out the purpose for the following two stories, which is how conventional airpower affects civilians.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Dated September 1990

When Good Bombs Happen to Bad People (Table of Contents)

comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script:
Joe Sacco [as J. Sacco] (signed)
Pencils:
Joe Sacco [as J. Sacco] (signed)
Inks:
Joe Sacco [as J. Sacco] (signed)
Letters:
Joe Sacco [as J. Sacco] (signed)

Genre:
war
Synopsis:
An account of the British bombing of Germany from 1940-45 and the U.S. bombing of Japan and Libya from 1944-45 and 1986. Illustrations accompanied by quotes from politicians, military officials and the media are used.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

The final page is a list of bibliographical sources. Dated September 1990

Part Eight: More Women, More Children, More Quickly (Table of Contents)

filler / 2 pages (report information)

Pencils:
Joe Sacco
Inks:
Joe Sacco
Letters:
typeset

More Women, More Children, More Quickly (Table of Contents)

comic story / 22 pages (report information)

Script:
Joe Sacco; Carmen M. Sacco
Pencils:
Joe Sacco [as J. Sacco] (signed)
Inks:
Joe Sacco [as J. Sacco] (signed)
Letters:
Joe Sacco [as J. Sacco] (signed)

Genre:
biography; war
Characters:
Carmen M. Sacco; Mr. Sacco; Guza Sacco; Egizza Vidal; Uncle Censu; Mrs. Sacco; Gianna; Kuncett; Dun Guzepp; Karmni; Evelyn; Man on the road
Synopsis:
Joe Sacco's grandmother recalls her life in Malta as it was attacked by Italian forces during World War II.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Dated February-August 1990

Part Nine: How I Loved the War (Table of Contents)

filler / 3 pages (report information)

Pencils:
Joe Sacco
Inks:
Joe Sacco
Letters:
typeset

Wait! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Joe Sacco [as J. Sacco] (signed)
Pencils:
Joe Sacco [as J. Sacco] (signed)
Inks:
Joe Sacco [as J. Sacco] (signed)
Letters:
Joe Sacco [as J. Sacco] (signed)

Genre:
biography
Characters:
Joe Sacco
Synopsis:
Sacco compares the anxiety of the Gulf War media buildup to being stuck in an L.A. traffic jam.
Reprints:
Keywords:
autobiography

Indexer Notes

Dated May 1991

The Human Spirit (Berlin '90) (Table of Contents)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Joe Sacco [as J. Sacco] (signed)
Pencils:
Joe Sacco [as J. Sacco] (signed)
Inks:
Joe Sacco [as J. Sacco] (signed)
Letters:
Joe Sacco [as J. Sacco] (signed)

Genre:
biography
Characters:
Olga; Olga's Groupie; Joe Sacco; P; B; M
Synopsis:
An anxious Sacco drinks heavily in a bar that he went to with his friends.
Reprints:
Keywords:
autobiography

Indexer Notes

Dated March-April 1991

Desert Sheep #1 (Table of Contents)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Joe Sacco [as J. Sacco] (signed)
Pencils:
Joe Sacco [as J. Sacco] (signed)
Inks:
Joe Sacco [as J. Sacco] (signed)
Letters:
Joe Sacco [as J. Sacco] (signed)

Genre:
biography
Characters:
Joe Sacco; Walt
Synopsis:
Joe talks to Walt about creating a T-shirt that satirizes the Gulf War.
Reprints:
Keywords:
autobiography

Indexer Notes

Dated April 1991

Palestinians and Other Problems (Table of Contents)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Joe Sacco [as J. Sacco] (signed)
Pencils:
Joe Sacco [as J. Sacco] (signed)
Inks:
Joe Sacco [as J. Sacco] (signed)
Letters:
Joe Sacco [as J. Sacco] (signed)

Genre:
biography
Characters:
Joe Sacco; German Teacher; Ali; Mahmoud
Synopsis:
Sacco chips his tooth when a case full of empty bottles falls on his head. He goes on to briefly touch on the Palestinian situation and a humorous incident that occurred in a class he was taking.
Reprints:
Keywords:
autobiography

Indexer Notes

Dated May-June 1991

Notes from a Defeatist (Table of Contents)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Joe Sacco [as J. Sacco] (signed)
Pencils:
Joe Sacco [as J. Sacco] (signed)
Inks:
Joe Sacco [as J. Sacco] (signed)
Letters:
Joe Sacco [as J. Sacco] (signed)

Genre:
biography
Characters:
Joe Sacco
Synopsis:
Sacco gives his feelings on the rationales given by officials in the run-up to the Gulf War.
Reprints:
Keywords:
autobiography

Indexer Notes

Dated August 1991

Save Us (Table of Contents)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Joe Sacco [as J. Sacco] (signed)
Pencils:
Joe Sacco [as J. Sacco] (signed)
Inks:
Joe Sacco [as J. Sacco] (signed)
Letters:
Joe Sacco [as J. Sacco] (signed)

Genre:
biography
Characters:
Joe Sacco
Synopsis:
Joe's "open" long distance relationship makes him feel neurotic, while at the same time making his girlfriend feel "empowered."
Reprints:
Keywords:
autobiography

Indexer Notes

Dated July 1991

Desert Sheep #2 (Table of Contents)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Joe Sacco [as J. Sacco] (signed)
Pencils:
Joe Sacco [as J. Sacco] (signed)
Inks:
Joe Sacco [as J. Sacco] (signed)
Letters:
Joe Sacco [as J. Sacco] (signed)

Genre:
biography
Characters:
Joe Sacco
Synopsis:
Joe has doubts about the Gulf War inspired T-Shirt he's designing.
Reprints:
Keywords:
autobiography

Indexer Notes

Dated July 1991

Next Tuesday After Midnight (Table of Contents)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Joe Sacco [as J. Sacco] (signed)
Pencils:
Joe Sacco [as J. Sacco] (signed)
Inks:
Joe Sacco [as J. Sacco] (signed)
Letters:
Joe Sacco [as J. Sacco] (signed)

Genre:
biography
Characters:
Fulvio the Italian; Joe Sacco
Synopsis:
Sacco plays poker the night before the Gulf War deadline as people's anxieties reach a fever pitch.
Reprints:
Keywords:
autobiography

Indexer Notes

Dated July-August 1991

War Junkie! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Joe Sacco [as J. Sacco] (signed)
Pencils:
Joe Sacco [as J. Sacco] (signed)
Inks:
Joe Sacco [as J. Sacco] (signed)
Letters:
Joe Sacco [as J. Sacco] (signed)

Genre:
biography
Characters:
Joe Sacco
Synopsis:
Sacco is glued to the Gulf War TV coverage, torn between self-righteousness and remembering the true meaning of the footage being broadcast.
Reprints:
Keywords:
autobiography

Indexer Notes

Dated August 1991

Much Better, Thank You! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Joe Sacco [as J. Sacco] (signed)
Pencils:
Joe Sacco [as J. Sacco] (signed)
Inks:
Joe Sacco [as J. Sacco] (signed)
Letters:
Joe Sacco [as J. Sacco] (signed)

Genre:
biography
Characters:
Joe Sacco
Synopsis:
Sacco's long distance relationship collapses.
Reprints:
Keywords:
autobiography

Indexer Notes

Dated August 1991

Think Zinc (Table of Contents)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Joe Sacco [as J. Sacco] (signed)
Pencils:
Joe Sacco [as J. Sacco] (signed)
Inks:
Joe Sacco [as J. Sacco] (signed)
Letters:
Joe Sacco [as J. Sacco] (signed)

Genre:
biography
Characters:
Joe Sacco
Synopsis:
Sacco is ebullient grooving to T. Rex's "Think Zinc," while his friends are subdued. Later on, they go to a club.
Reprints:
Keywords:
autobiography

Indexer Notes

Dated August 1991

Hate is Love (Table of Contents)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Joe Sacco
Pencils:
Joe Sacco
Inks:
Joe Sacco
Letters:
Joe Sacco

Genre:
biography
Characters:
Joe Sacco; Ali
Synopsis:
Sacco ponders the hatefulness of the Palestinians who were cheering the Iraqi scuds that were landing in Israel, and why that hatred exists.
Reprints:
Keywords:
autobiography

Was I Right? (Table of Contents)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Joe Sacco [as J. Sacco] (signed)
Pencils:
Joe Sacco [as J. Sacco] (signed)
Inks:
Joe Sacco [as J. Sacco] (signed)
Letters:
Joe Sacco [as J. Sacco] (signed)

Genre:
biography
Characters:
Joe Sacco
Synopsis:
With the war over, Sacco gives his feelings on the human cost of it.
Reprints:
Keywords:
autobiography

Indexer Notes

Dated August-September 1991

Goodbye to All That (Table of Contents)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Joe Sacco [as J. Sacco] (signed)
Pencils:
Joe Sacco [as J. Sacco] (signed)
Inks:
Joe Sacco [as J. Sacco] (signed)
Letters:
Joe Sacco [as J. Sacco] (signed)

Genre:
biography
Characters:
Joe Sacco; Ali
Synopsis:
Sacco contrasts his personal feelings with that of his friend Ali, whose personal tragedies include his family having to flee Palestine in 1948.
Reprints:
Keywords:
autobiography

Indexer Notes

Dated September 1991

Desert Sheep #3 (Table of Contents)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Joe Sacco [as J. Sacco] (signed)
Pencils:
Joe Sacco [as J. Sacco] (signed)
Inks:
Joe Sacco [as J. Sacco] (signed)
Letters:
Joe Sacco [as J. Sacco] (signed)

Genre:
biography
Characters:
Joe Sacco; Walt
Synopsis:
Sacco's Gulf War T-Shirts have sold out.
Reprints:
Keywords:
autobiography

Indexer Notes

Dated September 1991

Part Ten: Epilogue: On My Day Off (Table of Contents)

filler / 3 pages (report information)

Pencils:
Joe Sacco
Inks:
Joe Sacco
Letters:
typeset

On My Day Off (Table of Contents)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
Joe Sacco [as J. Sacco] (signed)
Pencils:
Joe Sacco [as J. Sacco] (signed)
Inks:
Joe Sacco [as J. Sacco] (signed)
Letters:
Joe Sacco [as J. Sacco] (signed)

Genre:
biography
Characters:
Joe Sacco; Rudi
Synopsis:
After spending his whole summer working on Yahoo #5, Sacco is determined to enjoy his free time.
Reprints:
Keywords:
autobiography

Indexer Notes

Dated September-November 1991

Notes from a Defeatist: Apocrypha (Table of Contents)

filler / 2 pages (report information)

Pencils:
Joe Sacco
Inks:
Joe Sacco
Letters:
typeset

Apocrypha: Introduction (Table of Contents)

foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Joe Sacco
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Dated November 2002

Industrial Revolution (Table of Contents)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Joe Sacco [as J. Sacco] (signed)
Pencils:
Joe Sacco [as J. Sacco] (signed)
Inks:
Joe Sacco [as J. Sacco] (signed)
Letters:
Joe Sacco [as J. Sacco] (signed)

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
Joe Sacco informs the world that the Industrial Revolution did not take several decades to develop, but was a 'prank' developed over a single day.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Dated May 1984

The Empire and the Exploits of Col. Singo-Jingo, M.C., V.C., B.C. (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Joe Sacco [as J. Sacco] (signed)
Pencils:
Joe Sacco [as J. Sacco] (signed)
Inks:
Joe Sacco [as J. Sacco] (signed)
Letters:
Joe Sacco [as J. Sacco] (signed)

Genre:
humor; satire-parody
Characters:
Col. Singo-Jingo; Colonel Bruce Fitzwillynilly; Lt. Dandyo
Synopsis:
A send-up of the colonial mindset, as a British colonel leads an expedition to put down a "Pathan" rebellion.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Dated August 1986

The Buffoon's Tale (Table of Contents)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Joe Sacco [as J. Sacco] (signed)
Pencils:
Joe Sacco [as J. Sacco] (signed)
Inks:
Joe Sacco [as J. Sacco] (signed)
Letters:
Joe Sacco [as J. Sacco] (signed)

Genre:
humor; satire-parody
Characters:
John; Gwin; Friar; Cooper's Daughter; The Cooper; Bishop; Young Tot
Synopsis:
A Brueghel-inspired tale about a Cooper's daughter who avoids being burned at the stake when people in the village start defecating riches instead of stool.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Dated late 1986-November 1987

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

promo (ad from the publisher) / 3 pages (report information)

Pencils:
Joe Sacco
Inks:
Joe Sacco
Letters:
typeset

Synopsis:
Promo for other Joe Sacco books; blank page; back cover promo, featuring blurbs from the NY Times and the Utne Reader
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
  3. 2. Notes from a Defeatist: Introduction
  4. 3. Part One: Cartoon Genius
  5. 4. Cartoon Genius
  6. 5. Part Two: Eight Characters
  7. 6. The Arnold Homecastle Story
  8. 7. Oliver Limpdingle's Search for Love
  9. 8. The Man Who Wanted to Change the World
    Zachary Mindbiscuit
  10. 9. A Successful First Day on the Job
    Johnny Sentence
  11. 10. Edwin Smallcabbage's White Collar Incursion
  12. 11. Portrait of an Artist as a Young Alessio Easelsmear
  13. 12. Stanton K. Pragmatron - Part of a New Breed
  14. 13. Mr. Nit – A Very Rich Person
  15. 14. [“Long after Time magazine had declared socialism dead”]
    Mark Victorystooge
  16. 15. Smash the Bourgeoisie!
    Mark Victorystooge
  17. 16. [“Our story thus far: has M. V. found the sickle of his dreams?”]
    Mark Victorystooge
  18. 17. [“Our story thus far: M. V. is about to make his splash on stage!”]
    Mark Victorystooge
  19. 18. [“Our story thus far: too complicated to explain!”]
    Mark Victorystooge
  20. 19. [“Our story thus far: just this side of brilliant!”]
    Mark Victorystooge!
  21. 20. [“Our story thus far: it wasn't Amway!”]
    Mark Victorystooge
  22. 21. [“Our story thus far: M. V. has learned the awful truth!”]
    Mark Victorystooge
  23. 22. [“Our story thus far: Cynthia is gone for good.”]
    Mark Victorystooge
  24. 23. Part Three: Social Studies
  25. 24. Meat
  26. 25. Edward L. Warren
  27. 26. The Truth Hurtz- The Mid-70s
  28. 27. Part Four: In the Company of Long Hair
  29. 28. I Gotta Right
  30. 29. I Called the Doctor
  31. 30. Looking at You
  32. 31. [“Come on. Let's just get to the club. There'll be food backstage.”]
    Untold Fables
  33. 32. Oh My and Boo Hoo
  34. 33. [“Let's go now on an empty stomach, while we're mean.”]
    Untold Fables...
  35. 34. Magic Slide
  36. 35. You've Got Your Head on Backwards
  37. 36. [”Robert, your bass playing was Einstein...”]
    Untold Fables
  38. 37. No Fun to Hang Around
  39. 38. Nothing More to Say
  40. 39. Slow Death
  41. 40. Part Five: A Disgusting Experience
  42. 41. A Disgusting Experience
  43. 42. Part Six: Voyage to the End of the Library
  44. 43. Voyage to the End of the Library
  45. 44. Part Seven: When Good Bombs Happen to Bad People
  46. 45. Introduction
  47. 46. When Good Bombs Happen to Bad People
  48. 47. Part Eight: More Women, More Children, More Quickly
  49. 48. More Women, More Children, More Quickly
  50. 49. Part Nine: How I Loved the War
  51. 50. Wait!
  52. 51. The Human Spirit (Berlin '90)
  53. 52. Desert Sheep #1
  54. 53. Palestinians and Other Problems
  55. 54. Notes from a Defeatist
  56. 55. Save Us
  57. 56. Desert Sheep #2
  58. 57. Next Tuesday After Midnight
  59. 58. War Junkie!
  60. 59. Much Better, Thank You!
  61. 60. Think Zinc
  62. 61. Hate is Love
  63. 62. Was I Right?
  64. 63. Goodbye to All That
  65. 64. Desert Sheep #3
  66. 65. Part Ten: Epilogue: On My Day Off
  67. 66. On My Day Off
  68. 67. Notes from a Defeatist: Apocrypha
  69. 68. Apocrypha: Introduction
  70. 69. Industrial Revolution
  71. 70. The Empire and the Exploits of Col. Singo-Jingo, M.C., V.C., B.C.
  72. 71. The Buffoon's Tale
  73. 72. [no title indexed]
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