(November 2004)

About Comics, 2004 Series
 
Price:
14.95 USD
Pages:
244
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
About Comics
Brand:
About Comics
ISBN:
0-9716338-9-4 Search at WorldCat
Barcode:
9780971633896 51495
Editing:
Derrick Bang
Color:
Color cover; Black and White interior
Dimensions:
13.9 cm x 16.7 cm
Paper Stock:
Cardstock cover
Binding:
Squarebound

Issue Notes

Indexed from the first printing.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

It's Only a Game / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Derrick Bang ?
Pencils:
Charles M. Schulz [Charles Monroe Schulz] (concept sketch); Jim Sasseville [James Frederick Sasseville] (finished art)
Inks:
Jim Sasseville [James Frederick Sasseville]
Colors:
?
Letters:
Charles M. Schulz [Charles Monroe Schulz] ? (title logo); typeset (text)

Genre:
humor; sports

Indexer Notes

Colourized version of June 29, 1958 baseball-themed cartoon printed without speech balloon. Cover title logo is the logo for the original newspaper strip.

[Blank pages] (Table of Contents: 1)

blank page(s) / 2 pages (report information)

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover and inside back cover are blank.

It's Only a Game (Table of Contents: 2)

It's Only a Game / text article / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Charles M. Schulz [Charles Monroe Schulz] ?
Inks:
Charles M. Schulz [Charles Monroe Schulz] ?
Letters:
Charles M. Schulz [Charles Monroe Schulz] ? (title logo)

Genre:
humor; sports

Indexer Notes

Half-title page. Illustrated with a bowling-themed header cartoon from an undated Sunday strip. Title logo is the logo for the original newspaper strip.

[untitled] (Table of Contents: 3)

It's Only a Game / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Charles M. Schulz [Charles Monroe Schulz] ?
Inks:
Charles M. Schulz [Charles Monroe Schulz] ?

Genre:
humor; sports

Indexer Notes

frontispiece; illustrated with an ice fishing-themed header cartoon from an undated Sunday strip

It's Only a Game (Table of Contents: 4)

It's Only a Game / text article / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Derrick Bang ?
Letters:
Charles M. Schulz [Charles Monroe Schulz] ? (title logo); typeset (text)

Genre:
humor; sports

Indexer Notes

title page; no art; title logo is the logo for the original newspaper strip

[untitled] (Table of Contents: 5)

It's Only a Game / text article / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Derrick Bang ?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor; sports

Indexer Notes

Copyright page. Back of title page. No art.

[untitled] (Table of Contents: 6)

It's Only a Game / foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Derrick Bang
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor; sports

Indexer Notes

introduction; describes the original format and publishing history of the newspaper strip

It's Only a Game (Table of Contents: 7)

It's Only a Game / comic story / 225 pages (report information)

Script:
Charles M. Schulz [Charles Monroe Schulz] (gag-writing for most cartoons); Jim Sasseville [James Frederick Sasseville] (gag-writing for Jan. 26, Apr. 20, May 25, Nov. 9 1958 cartoons & some header cartoons, text comments); Ben Kern (newspaper column)
Pencils:
Charles M. Schulz [Charles Monroe Schulz] (full art on Nov. 3 1957-Jan. 12 1958 cartoons & a few later header cartoons, concept sketches for most later cartoons); Jim Sasseville [James Frederick Sasseville] (finished art for later cartoons); ? (photo)
Inks:
Charles M. Schulz [Charles Monroe Schulz] (full art on Nov. 3 1957 - Jan. 12 1958 cartoons & a few later header cartoons); Jim Sasseville [James Frederick Sasseville] (finished art for later cartoons)
Letters:
Charles M. Schulz [Charles Monroe Schulz] (Nov. 3 1957 - Jan. 12 1958 cartoons); Jim Sasseville [James Frederick Sasseville] (later cartoons); typeset (commentary text)

Genre:
humor; sports
Synopsis:
Reprints the entire run of the It's Only a Game newspaper strip with comments by Jim Sasseville. Includes a B&W photo of fans acting out a bowling cartoon & a Minneapolis Tribune column explaining the same cartoon. Also several Schulz concept sketches.
Reprints:
  • From It's Only a Game (United Feature Syndicate, Inc.) 1957.11.03 - 1959.01.11

Indexer Notes

Original strips syndicated on Monday, Wednesday, & Friday as (mostly) single-panel B&W gag cartoons or a Sunday colour strip of 3 cartoons with gag cartoon in title header. Some panels divided in 4 for sequential art stories or split into 2 gag cartoons.

Index by sport (Table of Contents: 8)

It's Only a Game / text article / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Derrick Bang ?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor; sports

Indexer Notes

List of pages that cartoons about different sports, games, and hobbies can be found on.

About the Authors (Table of Contents: 9)

Charles M. Schulz; Jim Sasseville / text article / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Derrick Bang
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
biography

Indexer Notes

biographies of Charles M. Schulz & Jim Sasseville; page count includes story title page

["For information on the works of Charles M. Schulz..."] (Table of Contents: 10) (Expand) /

Aaugh.com / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

["About Comics offers an amazing array..."] (Table of Contents: 11) (Expand) /

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

["At the Charles M. Schulz Museum..."] (Table of Contents: 12) (Expand) /

Charles M. Schulz Museum / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

It's Only a Game (Table of Contents: 13) (Expand) /

It's Only a Game / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

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Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    It's Only a Game
  2. 1. [Blank pages]
  3. 2. It's Only a Game
    It's Only a Game
  4. 3. [untitled]
    It's Only a Game
  5. 4. It's Only a Game
    It's Only a Game
  6. 5. [untitled]
    It's Only a Game
  7. 6. [untitled]
    It's Only a Game
  8. 7. It's Only a Game
    It's Only a Game
  9. 8. Index by sport
    It's Only a Game
  10. 9. About the Authors
    Charles M. Schulz; Jim Sasseville
  11. 10. ["For information on the works of Charles M. Schulz..."]
    Aaugh.com
  12. 11. ["About Comics offers an amazing array..."]
  13. 12. ["At the Charles M. Schulz Museum..."]
    Charles M. Schulz Museum
  14. 13. It's Only a Game
    It's Only a Game
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