(September 1987)

Fantagraphics, 1987 Series
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Price:
2.25 USD; 3.40 CAD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Fantagraphics Books, Inc.
Editing:
Joe Sacco
Color:
Color Covers, Black & White Interiors
Dimensions:
10.75" x 8.37" (27.3 cm x 21.25 cm); Saddle-Stitched; On-Going
Binding:
Saddle-Stitched
Publishing Format:
Was On-Going

Issue Notes

1st printing: June 1987


[A Very Funny Magazine] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
J. R. Williams (signed)
Inks:
J. R. Williams (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

"...and other artists willing to work for pathetic page rates"

Centrifugal Bumble Puppy (Table of Contents)

table of contents / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Formatted in the style of classic comic book-style want ads. Accompanied by eight examples of such, along with production credits and indicia

Centrifugal Manifesto (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Joe Sacco
Pencils:
Joe Sacco [as J. Sacco]; ? (photo)
Inks:
Joe Sacco [as J. Sacco]; ? (photo)
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Accompanied by a single illustration and a small photo

A Night on the Town! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
J. R. Williams (signed)
Pencils:
J. R. Williams (signed)
Inks:
J. R. Williams (signed)
Letters:
J. R. Williams (signed)

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Buford; Clayton; Rosie; Blackie
Reprints:

["Q. What do East Texas think about East Texas? What do it think about it in general?"] (Table of Contents)

East Texas / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Michael Dougan
Pencils:
Michael Dougan
Inks:
Michael Dougan
Letters:
Michael Dougan

Characters:
Bank Vice President; Small Town News Editor; Houston Lawyer; Lawyer's Wife; Evangelist

President Doody (Table of Contents)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Steve Beaupre
Pencils:
Steve Lafler [as S. Lafler]
Inks:
Steve Lafler [as S. Lafler]
Letters:
Steve Lafler [as S. Lafler]

Genre:
humor; satire-parody
Characters:
President Doody [Ronald Reagan]

D'Keeriko County (Table of Contents)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
William Clark (signed)
Pencils:
William Clark (signed)
Inks:
William Clark (signed)
Letters:
William Clark (signed)

Genre:
humor; satire-parody
Characters:
Bambino; Michaelangelo Leonardo; The Monster

Narties- The Breakfast of Champuns! (Table of Contents)

cartoon / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Jim Siergey
Pencils:
Jim Siergey
Inks:
Jim Siergey
Letters:
Jim Siergey

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Immanuel Kant; Jersey Kowzinski; Stand-Up Khomenian

Indexer Notes

Eight punny cartoons

["Hee hee! I haven't eaten in a week! Ah, my old friend Philo Fish... studious as ever, eh?"] (Table of Contents)

Plato the Lovable Clown! / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Norman Dog
Pencils:
Norman Dog
Inks:
Norman Dog
Letters:
Norman Dog

Genre:
humor; satire-parody
Characters:
Plato the Lovable Klown; Philo Fish

The Girl With the Gills (Table of Contents)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Matthew Finch
Pencils:
Matthew Finch
Inks:
Matthew Finch
Letters:
Matthew Finch

Genre:
humor; satire-parody
Characters:
Beth; Lester; Little Ed

Aching in the 80's (Table of Contents)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Lloyd Dangle (signed)
Pencils:
Lloyd Dangle (signed)
Inks:
Lloyd Dangle (signed)
Letters:
Lloyd Dangle (signed)

Genre:
satire-parody

Indexer Notes

This and the following sequence are in the landscape format

That Big, New Trend (Table of Contents)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Lloyd Dangle (signed)
Pencils:
Lloyd Dangle (signed)
Inks:
Lloyd Dangle (signed)
Letters:
Lloyd Dangle (signed)

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Perth Amboy; Bob; Glen Ridge; J. Walter Doghouse

I Must Be a Genius (Table of Contents)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Scott Nickel (signed)
Pencils:
Scott Nickel (signed)
Inks:
Scott Nickel (signed)
Letters:
Scott Nickel (signed)

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Dog

Hungry 4 Love (Table of Contents)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Jerzy Szostek
Pencils:
Jerzy Szostek
Inks:
Jerzy Szostek
Letters:
Jerzy Szostek

Genre:
humor; satire-parody
Characters:
Tod Pinbatt; Pretty Lady; Ancient Mary; Harold

["Name's Trail, Organ Trail. Private eye by day. Naturalist on weekends. It was looking like just another day..."] (Table of Contents)

Organ Trail / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Craig Bartlett (signed)
Pencils:
Craig Bartlett (signed)
Inks:
Craig Bartlett (signed)
Letters:
Craig Bartlett (signed)

Genre:
humor; satire-parody
Characters:
Organ Trail; Dagwood Bumstead; Garfield; Mary Worth; Dick Tracy
Synopsis:
Private eye Organ Trail tries to find out who murdered Garfield.

Indexer Notes

A send-up of the Mark Trail strip

It Was an Accident!! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Mary Lawton
Pencils:
Mary Lawton (ink only ?)
Inks:
Mary Lawton
Letters:
Mary Lawton

Characters:
Baby Niece

Anus 'n' Andy (Table of Contents)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Jim Siergey [as Jsiergey] (signed)
Pencils:
Jim Siergey [as Jsiergey] (signed)
Inks:
Jim Siergey [as Jsiergey] (signed)
Letters:
Jim Siergey [as Jsiergey] (signed)

Genre:
humor; satire-parody
Characters:
Anus; Andy
Reprints:
  • from Anus 'n' Andy mini-comic (1981 ?)

Fun with Uncle Diddums! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Mike Hawthorne (signed)
Pencils:
Mike Hawthorne (signed)
Inks:
Mike Hawthorne (signed)
Letters:
Mike Hawthorne (signed)

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Uncle Diddums; Jack; Jill

Information Acres (Table of Contents)

comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
Michael Dougan
Pencils:
Michael Dougan
Inks:
Michael Dougan
Letters:
Michael Dougan

Contest! Contest! Help Your President! Undermine a Central American Nation! Win Prizes! (Table of Contents)

illustration / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
A contest to find the best reason for the United States to invade Nicaragua

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:
satire-parody
Characters:
Arnold Homecastle; Wilfred
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:

Nothing is Real (Table of Contents)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Craig Bartlett (signed)
Pencils:
Craig Bartlett (signed)
Inks:
Craig Bartlett (signed)
Letters:
Craig Bartlett (signed)

Characters:
John Lennon
Synopsis:
Bartlett reflects on how Lennon and his music affected him
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [A Very Funny Magazine]
  2. 1. Centrifugal Bumble Puppy
  3. 2. Centrifugal Manifesto
  4. 3. A Night on the Town!
  5. 4. ["Q. What do East Texas think about East Texas? What do it think about it in general?"]
    East Texas
  6. 5. President Doody
  7. 6. D'Keeriko County
  8. 7. Narties- The Breakfast of Champuns!
  9. 8. ["Hee hee! I haven't eaten in a week! Ah, my old friend Philo Fish... studious as ever, eh?"]
    Plato the Lovable Clown!
  10. 9. The Girl With the Gills
  11. 10. Aching in the 80's
  12. 11. That Big, New Trend
  13. 12. I Must Be a Genius
  14. 13. Hungry 4 Love
  15. 14. ["Name's Trail, Organ Trail. Private eye by day. Naturalist on weekends. It was looking like just another day..."]
    Organ Trail
  16. 15. It Was an Accident!!
  17. 16. Anus 'n' Andy
  18. 17. Fun with Uncle Diddums!
  19. 18. Information Acres
  20. 19. Contest! Contest! Help Your President! Undermine a Central American Nation! Win Prizes!
  21. 20. The Arnold Homecastle Story
  22. 21. Nothing is Real
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