(October 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 (Director)
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

first printing: July 1987


The Magazine That Laughs in the Face of the Law of Supply and Demand (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Jim Siergey (signed)
Pencils:
Jim Siergey (signed)
Inks:
Jim Siergey (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Jim Siergey (signed); typeset

Genre:
humor

Centrifugal Bumble Puppy (Table of Contents)

table of contents / 1 page (report information)

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: The Gulf Between Hope and Reality (Table of Contents)

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

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

Indexer Notes

Accompanied by an illustration and a small photo

One Upon Welfare (Table of Contents)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
John Callahan (signed)
Pencils:
John Callahan (signed) (ink only ?)
Inks:
John Callahan (signed)
Letters:
John Callahan (signed)

Characters:
John Callahan; State Welfare Agent; Caseworker; Adrienne; Lizzy

Elegant Sam the Renaissance Man (Table of Contents)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Jim Siergey (signed)
Pencils:
Jim Siergey (signed)
Inks:
Jim Siergey (signed)
Letters:
Jim Siergey (signed); typeset

Genre:
humor; satire-parody
Characters:
Elegant Sam; Sweet Cheri; Chasee-Maree

The Mobile Home (East Texas 1967-1985) (Table of Contents)

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

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

Characters:
Michael Dougan; Dougan's Mom

The Amazing Yet True Story of Arnold Sellebrite (Table of Contents)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Jerzy H. Szostek
Pencils:
Jerzy H. Szostek
Inks:
Jerzy H. Szostek
Letters:
Jerzy H. Szostek

Genre:
humor; satire-parody
Characters:
Arnold Sellebrite; Horace Fogg; Arnold's Wife; Queen Margarot; Optician; Ventriloquist

Roll Call (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:
Sarge Turdswallow; Carroll Asquith; Betty [Elizabeth Dudley]; Tonguefeeler; MP; Saint "P." [Saint Paul]; The Devil

The Philanthropist (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:
Philanthropist; Patience Pierce

Indexer Notes

This and the following are printed in the landscape format

Too Late for Schmoozing (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

[Walt Disney] (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; Mickey Mouse; Pepé Le Pew (single-panel cameo); Walt Disney
Synopsis:
Walt Disney is revived after an earthquake causes a power failure at an underground Disneyland cryonics lab.

Dog Boy (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

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

Rockin' Skins! (Table of Contents)

Dog Boy / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Steve Lafler (signed)
Pencils:
Steve Lafler (signed)
Inks:
Steve Lafler (signed)
Letters:
Steve Lafler (signed)

Genre:
humor; anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters:
Alfred Knoot; The Devil; Dog Boy; Dog Girl; Benb; Werewolf Biker [Mr. Spencer]

From the Big Broadcast (Table of Contents)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; satire-parody
Characters:
Tim; Dr. Suzy

[H-Bomb Terrorists] (Table of Contents)

Formless Fosdick the Invisible Detective / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; satire-parody
Characters:
Formless Fosdick; Mrs. Farnsworth
Synopsis:
Fosdick gets sidetracked after sensing that his upstair neighbors (who are making an H-Bomb) are causing trouble.

The Nutt House (Table of Contents)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Ted Blackman
Pencils:
Ted Blackman
Inks:
Ted Blackman
Letters:
Ted Blackman

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Clara Nutt; Wing Nutt; Coco; Spudd; Arlene Porkdunk; Corky; Verve Porkdunk

Interview (Table of Contents)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Ron K. White [as R. K. White] (signed)
Pencils:
Ron K. White [as R. K. White] (signed)
Inks:
Ron K. White [as R. K. White] (signed)
Letters:
Ron K. White [as R. K. White] (signed)

Characters:
Mr. Kent

Homo Eruptus (Table of Contents)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Gilbert Hernandez [as Beto] (signed)
Pencils:
Gilbert Hernandez [as Beto] (signed)
Inks:
Gilbert Hernandez [as Beto] (signed)
Letters:
Gilbert Hernandez [as Beto] (signed)

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Homo Eruptus

Centrifugal Letters (Table of Contents)

letters page / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Joe Sacco (response)
Pencils:
John Callahan; Jim Siergey; Michael Dougan; Jerzy Szostek; J. R. Williams; Lloyd Dangle; Craig Bartlett; Steve Lafler; Matthew Finch; Ted Blackman; Ron K. White; Gilbert Hernandez
Inks:
John Callahan; Jim Siergey; Michael Dougan; Jerzy Szostek; J. R. Williams; Lloyd Dangle; Craig Bartlett; Steve Lafler; Matthew Finch; Ted Blackman; Ron K. White; Gilbert Hernandez
Letters:
typeset

Characters:
John Callahan; Jim Siergey; Michael Dougan; Jerzy Szostek; J. R. Williams; Lloyd Dangle; Craig Bartlett; Steve Lafler; Matthew Finch; Ted Blackman; Ron K. White; Gilbert Hernandez

Indexer Notes

A letter from K. K. North. Accompanied by small self-portraits of the artists

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. The Magazine That Laughs in the Face of the Law of Supply and Demand
  2. 1. Centrifugal Bumble Puppy
  3. 2. Centrifugal Manifesto: The Gulf Between Hope and Reality
  4. 3. One Upon Welfare
  5. 4. Elegant Sam the Renaissance Man
  6. 5. The Mobile Home (East Texas 1967-1985)
    East Texas
  7. 6. The Amazing Yet True Story of Arnold Sellebrite
  8. 7. Roll Call
  9. 8. The Philanthropist
  10. 9. Too Late for Schmoozing
  11. 10. [Walt Disney]
    Organ Trail
  12. 11. Dog Boy
  13. 12. Rockin' Skins!
    Dog Boy
  14. 13. From the Big Broadcast
  15. 14. [H-Bomb Terrorists]
    Formless Fosdick the Invisible Detective
  16. 15. The Nutt House
  17. 16. Interview
  18. 17. Homo Eruptus
  19. 18. Centrifugal Letters
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