Acme Novelty Library #3 [2nd printing]

Fantagraphics, 1993 Series
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Volume
1
Price
?
Pages
44
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Fantagraphics Books
Brand
Fantagraphics Books
Editing
?
Color
Black and White and Color
Dimensions
Various As Described
Binding
Saddle-Stitched (#1-12; 15); Perfect Bound (#13-14)
Publishing Format
Was Ongoing Series

Issue Notes

This issue is a variant of Acme Novelty Library (Fantagraphics, 1993 series) #3 [First Printing].

Format is 201mm x 153mm (8" x 6"), black and white with four colour covers, saddle stitched. Most strips are modified from their original publication in the University of Texas newspaper, The Daily Texan.

1st printing: ?; 2nd printing: ?; Third printing: ?; Fourth printing: Spring 1998


[Prizes • Games • Puzzles • Magic] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Chris Ware
Inks
Chris Ware
Colors
Chris Ware
Letters
Type

Genre
humor

[Table of Contents] (Table of Contents: 1)

table of contents / 1 page (report information)

Script
Chris Ware
Pencils
Chris Ware
Inks
Chris Ware
Letters
Typeset

Characters
Architectural design

Indexer Notes

A mock editorial from "The Acme Novelty Library magazine" announcing plans for "The Acme Tower." Accompanied by a single illustration and a mock table of contents. Real indicia and production credits at bottom.

A Tour of Our Facilities (Table of Contents: 2)

The Acme Novelty Library / text story / 1.7 pages (report information)

Script
Chris Ware
Pencils
Chris Ware
Inks
Chris Ware
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

A tour and description of the library accompanied by three small illustrations. Continued on page twenty-two.

Letters (Table of Contents: 3)

letters page / 2.3 pages (report information)

Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Letters from James Kochalka, Mary Burt, Brian Swords, David Peattie, Philip Knoll and Geody Boetel. Accompanied at the very end by a small article entitled "Words of Warning."

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 4)

Potato Guy / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Chris Ware
Pencils
Chris Ware
Inks
Chris Ware
Letters
Chris Ware

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I only saw my father once; I think I was four years old...
Genre
humor
Characters
Woman; Man; Potato Guy
Synopsis
A woman's childhood meeting with her father.

Mexican Reminiscences (Table of Contents: 5)

Potato Guy / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Chris Ware
Pencils
Chris Ware
Inks
Chris Ware
Letters
Chris Ware

Genre
humor
Characters
Potato Guy; Dog
Synopsis
Potato Guy dances

Indexer Notes

The Title is the only lettered item

Carolina Shout (Table of Contents: 6)

Potato Guy / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Chris Ware
Pencils
Chris Ware
Inks
Chris Ware
Letters
Chris Ware

Genre
humor
Characters
Potato Guy; Dog
Synopsis
Potato Guy's dog needs fed

Indexer Notes

The Title is the only lettered item

Wish I Could Shimmy Like My Sister Kate (Table of Contents: 7)

Potato Guy / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Chris Ware
Pencils
Chris Ware
Inks
Chris Ware
Letters
Chris Ware

Genre
humor
Characters
Potato Guy; Dog
Synopsis
Potato Guy plays the guitar

Indexer Notes

The title is the only lettered item

Chattanooga Choo-Choo (Table of Contents: 8)

Potato Guy / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Chris Ware
Pencils
Chris Ware
Inks
Chris Ware

Genre
humor
Characters
Potato Guy; Dog
Synopsis
The dog leaves

[Later. And.] (Table of Contents: 9)

Potato Guy / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Chris Ware
Pencils
Chris Ware
Inks
Chris Ware

Genre
humor
Characters
Potato Guy
Synopsis
Potato Guy is lonely

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 10)

Potato Guy / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Chris Ware
Pencils
Chris Ware
Inks
Chris Ware
Letters
Chris Ware

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Gosh, I hope I win a toy
Genre
humor
Characters
Potato Guy; Nancy; Batman
Synopsis
Potato Guy is sucked down the bath plug hole

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 11)

Potato Guy / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Chris Ware
Pencils
Chris Ware
Inks
Chris Ware

First Line of Dialogue or Text
And
Genre
humor
Characters
Potato Guy
Synopsis
24 hours in the life of 'Potato Guy'

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 12)

Potato Guy / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Chris Ware
Pencils
Chris Ware
Inks
Chris Ware

Genre
humor
Characters
Potato Guy
Synopsis
Potato Guy attacks a snowman.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 13)

Potato Guy / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Chris Ware
Pencils
Chris Ware
Inks
Chris Ware

Genre
humor
Characters
Potato Guy
Synopsis
No mail today.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 14)

Potato Guy / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Chris Ware
Pencils
Chris Ware
Inks
Chris Ware

Genre
humor
Characters
Potato Guy
Synopsis
Potato Guy tries hanging a picture.

Funny Picture Stories (Table of Contents: 15)

Potato Guy / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Chris Ware
Pencils
Chris Ware
Inks
Chris Ware

Genre
humor
Characters
Potato Guy
Synopsis
Potato Guy slips on a roller skate

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 16)

Potato Guy / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Chris Ware
Pencils
Chris Ware
Inks
Chris Ware
Letters
Chris Ware

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I'm going to go make paper houses
Genre
humor
Characters
Potato Guy; Sluggo; Nancy
Synopsis
Sluggo is hurt

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 17)

Potato Guy / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Chris Ware
Pencils
Chris Ware
Inks
Chris Ware

Genre
humor
Characters
Potato Guy
Synopsis
Potato Guy has trouble with his eyes.

Indexer Notes

Printed horizontally.

A Tour of Our Facilities, Continued (Table of Contents: 18)

The Acme Novelty Library / text story / 0.25 page (report information)

Script
Chris Ware
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Article continued from page two and continues on page thirty-seven. Accompanied by the story just below.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 19)

Potato Guy / comic story / 0.75 page (report information)

Script
Chris Ware
Pencils
Chris Ware
Inks
Chris Ware

Genre
humor
Characters
Potato Guy
Synopsis
Potato Guy grows some offspring.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 20)

Potato Guy / comic story / 14.25 pages (report information)

Script
Chris Ware
Pencils
Chris Ware
Inks
Chris Ware

Genre
humor
Characters
Potato Guy
Synopsis
Potato Guy suffers a series of nightmare experiences in this wordless story.

[A Tour of Our Facilities Continued] (Table of Contents: 21)

text story / 0.92 page (report information)

Script
Chris Ware
Pencils
Chris Ware
Inks
Chris Ware
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Continued from page twenty-two. Includes a single small illustration titled "Our Great Book Trimming Machine."

Upstairs Neighbor (Table of Contents: 22)

Quimby the Mouse / comic story / 0.32 page (report information)

Script
Chris Ware
Pencils
Chris Ware
Inks
Chris Ware
Letters
Chris Ware

Genre
humor
Characters
Quimby; Potato Guy
Synopsis
Quimby composes a lonely hearts ad

[Eleven Mock Advertisements] (Table of Contents: 23)

text story / 1.51 pages (report information)

Script
Chris Ware
Pencils
Chris Ware
Inks
Chris Ware
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Eleven mock-advertisements in the old-school magazine back-pages style. One of them is actually a real Fantagraphics ad. Accompanied by one small illustration. Also includes a small blurb at the end announcing the contents of upcoming issues.

A Miniature Moving Picture Machine (Table of Contents: 24)

activity / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Chris Ware
Pencils
Chris Ware
Inks
Chris Ware
Letters
Typeset

Synopsis
A cut out and construct miniature projector

Make Mistakes, Get Children and Forever Alter the Flavor of Your Life (Table of Contents: 25)

illustration / 1 page (report information)

Script
Chris Ware
Pencils
Chris Ware
Inks
Chris Ware
Colors
Chris Ware
Letters
Typeset

Genre
humor
Synopsis
Pastiche of the old seed selling ads that once appeared on the back of comics

Indexer Notes

Back cover

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [Prizes • Games • Puzzles • Magic]
  2. 1. [Table of Contents]
  3. 2. A Tour of Our Facilities
    The Acme Novelty Library
  4. 3. Letters
  5. 4. ["I only saw my father once; I think I was four years old..."]
    Potato Guy
  6. 5. Mexican Reminiscences
    Potato Guy
  7. 6. Carolina Shout
    Potato Guy
  8. 7. Wish I Could Shimmy Like My Sister Kate
    Potato Guy
  9. 8. Chattanooga Choo-Choo
    Potato Guy
  10. 9. [Later. And.]
    Potato Guy
  11. 10. ["Gosh, I hope I win a toy"]
    Potato Guy
  12. 11. ["And"]
    Potato Guy
  13. 12. [no title indexed]
    Potato Guy
  14. 13. [no title indexed]
    Potato Guy
  15. 14. [no title indexed]
    Potato Guy
  16. 15. Funny Picture Stories
    Potato Guy
  17. 16. ["I'm going to go make paper houses"]
    Potato Guy
  18. 17. [no title indexed]
    Potato Guy
  19. 18. A Tour of Our Facilities, Continued
    The Acme Novelty Library
  20. 19. [no title indexed]
    Potato Guy
  21. 20. [no title indexed]
    Potato Guy
  22. 21. [A Tour of Our Facilities Continued]
  23. 22. Upstairs Neighbor
    Quimby the Mouse
  24. 23. [Eleven Mock Advertisements]
  25. 24. A Miniature Moving Picture Machine
  26. 25. Make Mistakes, Get Children and Forever Alter the Flavor of Your Life
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Steven Samuels
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Frank Plowright