(Spring 1976)

The Print Mint Inc, 1975 Series
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Volume
1
Price
1.50 USD
Pages
52
Indicia Frequency
quarterly
On-sale Date
1976
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
The Print Mint Inc.
Brand
Print Mint [Arcade magazine]
Printer
Printed in U.S.A.
Editing
Bill Griffith (credited as B. Griffith) (editor); Art Spiegelman (credited as A. Spiegelman) (editor)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Jay Lynch (signed)
Inks
Jay Lynch (signed)
Colors
Jay Lynch
Letters
Jay Lynch (signed)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Soon a cleansing!
Genre
humor

Welcome to the Weird World of The Monster Times (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

The Monster Times / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Arcade The Comics Revue (Table of Contents: 2)

table of contents / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Art Spiegelman (credited as A. Spiegelman); Bill Griffith (credited as B. Griffith); Willy Murphy (credited as W. Murphy); Diane Noomin (credited as D. Noomin); Spain Rodriguez (credited as Spain); Robert Armstrong (credited as R. Armstrong); Michele Robinson (credited as M. Brand); M. K. Brown (credited); Dirk Burhans (credited as D. Burhans); Robert Crumb (credited as R. Crumb); Kim Deitch (credited as K. Deitch); George DiCaprio (credited as G. DiCaprio); Justin Green (credited as J. Green); Bill Griffith (credited as B. Griffith); Rory Hayes (credited as R. Hayes); Jim Hoberman (credited as J. Hoberman); Aline Kominsky-Crumb (credited as A. Kominsky); Curt McDowell (credited as C. McDowell); Michael McMillan (credited as M. McMillan); Robert Williams (credited as R. Williams); S. Clay Wilson (credited as S. C. Wilson)
Inks
Art Spiegelman (credited as A. Spiegelman); Bill Griffith (credited as B. Griffith); Willy Murphy (credited as W. Murphy); Diane Noomin (credited as D. Noomin); Spain Rodriguez (credited as Spain); Robert Armstrong (credited as R. Armstrong); Michele Robinson (credited as M. Brand); M. K. Brown (credited); Dirk Burhans (credited as D. Burhans); Robert Crumb (credited as R. Crumb); Kim Deitch (credited as K. Deitch); George DiCaprio (credited as G. DiCaprio); Justin Green (credited as J. Green); Bill Griffith (credited as B. Griffith); Rory Hayes (credited as R. Hayes); Jim Hoberman (credited as J. Hoberman); Aline Kominsky-Crumb (credited as A. Kominsky); Curt McDowell (credited as C. McDowell); Michael McMillan (credited as M. McMillan); Robert Williams (credited as R. Williams); S. Clay Wilson (credited as S. C. Wilson)
Letters
typeset

Characters
Art Spiegelman; Bill Griffith; Willy Murphy; Diane Noomin; Spain Rodriguez; Robert Armstrong; Michele Brand; M. K. Brown; Dirk Burhans; Robert Crumb; Kim Deitch; George CiCaprio; Justin Green; Bill Griffith; Rory Hayes; Jim Hoberman; Aline Kominksy-Crumb; Curt McDowell; Michael McMillan; Robert Williams; S. Clay Wilson

Indexer Notes

Table of Contents, list of staff and writers and artists, each with a "self-portrait," and the indicia.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 3)

The Outline / comic story / 0.33 page (report information)

Script
Bill Griffith; Art Spiegelman
Pencils
Bill Griffith; Art Spiegelman
Inks
Bill Griffith; Art Spiegelman
Letters
Bill Griffith; Art Spiegelman

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Arcade Marks One Year of Fine Service..
Genre
humor
Characters
Bill Griffith; Art Spiegelman
Synopsis
The stress of publishing

Indexer Notes

Illustrated editorial

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

Letters / letters page / 0.67 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Robert Crumb; ?
Inks
Robert Crumb; ?
Letters
Robert Crumb; typeset

Indexer Notes

Letters from D. D. Drakely; Ralph Ginzburg; Bruce Sweeney; Erwin Bergdoll; Steve Fisk; Ann De Geer; Steve Anker; and Richard Levine.

Accompanied by a small Crumb subscription ad for the magazine.

Crybaby's Blues (Table of Contents: 5)

Crybaby Beanhead / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Robert Crumb (signed as R. Crumb)
Pencils
Robert Crumb (signed as R. Crumb)
Inks
Robert Crumb (signed as R. Crumb)
Letters
Robert Crumb (signed as R. Crumb)

Genre
humor; satire-parody
Characters
Crybaby Beanhead; Tireless Sex Brat; Cozmic Clown; Great Black Goddess
Synopsis
The harshness of life
Reprints

Comedia Dell' Zippy (Table of Contents: 6)

Zippy the Pinhead / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Bill Griffith (signed as Griffy)
Pencils
Bill Griffith (signed as Griffy)
Inks
Bill Griffith (signed as Griffy)
Letters
Bill Griffith (signed as Griffy)

Genre
humor; satire-parody
Characters
Zippy the Pinhead (as Zerbino); Zani; Mr. Toad (as Amphibio); Bilko; Henshaw; Rocco; Paparelli; Isabella; Claudio; Griffiani; Bishop; Prince
Synopsis
In Northern Italy in the 16th Century, clowns put on a show, which is broken up by militant priests.
Reprints
Keywords
16th Century; cathedrals; clowns; Northern Italy; pipe organ; priests

Indexer Notes

Griffith's usual cast of characters playing historical roles.

The Great Ajeeb, Chess Playing Automaton (Table of Contents: 7)

Famous Frauds / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Kim Deitch (signed)
Pencils
Kim Deitch (signed)
Inks
Kim Deitch (signed)
Letters
Kim Deitch (signed)

Genre
non-fiction
Characters
Harry Nelson Pillsbury; The Attendant; Sam Gonotsky; Jesse B. Hanson; Bobby Fischer
Synopsis
The history of a fake chess-playing machine.
Reprints
Keywords
Brooklyn; chess; Coney Island; New York City

Indexer Notes

No. 2 in a series.

The Corpse Gobblin' Ogre of Columbite Mountain (Table of Contents: 8)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
S. Clay Wilson (signed)
Pencils
S. Clay Wilson (signed)
Inks
S. Clay Wilson (signed)
Letters
S. Clay Wilson (signed)

Genre
humor
Characters
The Checkered Demon (supporting); Hunchback Ogre; Fisk; Simpson
Synopsis
The Ogre hasn't eaten a good corpse in a while.
Reprints
Keywords
cannibalism; demon; ogre

DiDi Glitz & the 3 Bears (Table of Contents: 9)

DiDi Glitz / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Diane Noomin (signed)
Pencils
Diane Noomin (signed)
Inks
Diane Noomin (signed)
Letters
Diane Noomin (signed)

Genre
humor; anthropomorphic-funny animals; satire-parody
Characters
DiDi Glitz; Brillo; Burma; Bekins
Synopsis
DiDi enters the bear's unlocked residence and promptly thinks of all the decorations she could add to it.
Reprints
Keywords
Goldilocks

Indexer Notes

Parody of "Goldilocks and the Three Bears."

Anthony and the Temptations (Table of Contents: 10)

text story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
George DiCaprio (credited as George Di Caprio)
Pencils
Justin Green (signed)
Inks
Justin Green (signed)
Letters
typeset

Characters
St Anthony; Fontaine
Synopsis
St Anthony moves to the big city.
Keywords
hotel

Indexer Notes

Excerpted from an unfinished novel. George DiCaprio is the father of actor Leonard DiCaprio. Text with seven illustrations.

Luminescent Progeny (Table of Contents: 11)

illustration / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Michael McMillan (signed)
Pencils
Michael McMillan (signed)
Inks
Michael McMillan (signed)
Letters
Michael McMillan (signed)

Genre
science fiction
Keywords
aliens; spaceships

Indexer Notes

Centerspread. Title from Table of Contents.

Terror from the Grave (Table of Contents: 12)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Rory Hayes (signed as R. Hayes)
Pencils
Rory Hayes (signed as R. Hayes)
Inks
Rory Hayes (signed as R. Hayes)
Letters
Rory Hayes (signed as R. Hayes)

Genre
humor
Characters
Pooh Rass; Linda
Synopsis
Pooh murders Linda for her inheritance.
Reprints

A Modern Mystery (Table of Contents: 13)

Arnold Peck the Human Wreck / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Willy Murphy (signed as Willy Murphy)
Pencils
Willy Murphy (signed as Willy Murphy)
Inks
Willy Murphy (signed as Willy Murphy)
Letters
Willy Murphy (signed as Willy Murphy)

Genre
humor; satire-parody; superhero
Characters
Arnold Peck (featured) (as Wreckman); Commissioner; Farmers; Clowns; Ronald McDonald; Arnold's Kids
Synopsis
Arnold is superhero Wreckman in his dreams.
Reprints
Keywords
clowns; dream; McDonald's

Some Boxes for the Salvation Army (Table of Contents: 14)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
Art Spiegelman (signed as A. Spiegelman)
Pencils
Art Spiegelman (signed as A. Spiegelman)
Inks
Art Spiegelman (signed as A. Spiegelman)
Letters
Art Spiegelman (signed as A. Spiegelman)

Genre
humor
Characters
Art Spiegelman; Shrink; Shorty
Synopsis
Scattershot panels
Reprints

The Calvin Coolidge Story (Table of Contents: 15)

Space Age Confidential / text article / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Jim Hoberman (credited)
Pencils
Kim Deitch (signed)
Inks
Kim Deitch (signed)
Letters
Kim Deitch (signed); typeset

Genre
biography
Characters
Calvin Coolidge
Synopsis
Snapshots from Coolidge's life.
Keywords
President

Indexer Notes

Five short text articles with seven illustrations.

Self-Portrait (Table of Contents: 16)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
M. K. Brown (credited)
Pencils
M. K. Brown (credited)
Inks
M. K. Brown (credited)
Letters
M. K. Brown (credited)

Genre
humor
Characters
Diego; Groucho Marx (single-panel cameo); Manny; Lamont
Synopsis
A woman's improbable biography.
Reprints
Keywords
unreliable narrator

Zen Time (Table of Contents: 17)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Justin Green (signed)
Pencils
Justin Green (signed)
Inks
Justin Green (signed)
Letters
Justin Green (signed)

Genre
humor
Synopsis
A zen fable pastiche
Reprints

Götterdämmerung (Table of Contents: 18)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Spain Rodriguez (signed as Spain)
Pencils
Spain Rodriguez (signed as Spain)
Inks
Spain Rodriguez (signed as Spain)
Letters
Spain Rodriguez (signed as Spain)

Genre
history; war
Characters
Colonel General Gotthard Heinrici; Rudolph Reschke; Adolf Hitler; Colonel Hanselman; Bormann; Josef Stalin; General Zhukov; General Koniev; Eva Braun; Captain Sergei Golbov
Synopsis
The last days of Nazi rule in Berlin.
Reprints
Keywords
Berlin; Gestapo; Nazis; Red Army; suicide

Mondo Condo (Table of Contents: 19)

The Bunch / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Aline Kominsky-Crumb (signed as Mrs Pushinsky)
Pencils
Aline Kominsky-Crumb (signed as Mrs Pushinsky)
Inks
Aline Kominsky-Crumb (signed as Mrs Pushinsky)
Letters
Aline Kominsky-Crumb (signed as Mrs Pushinsky)

Feature Logo
The Bunch and Her Family
Genre
humor; biography
Characters
The Bunch; Great Grandfather; Bunch's Great Grandmother; Bunch's Grandmother; Joe [Bunch's Grandfather]; Bunch's Parents
Synopsis
Aline Kominsky's family
Reprints

Bughouse Fables (Arcade Archives) (Table of Contents: 20)

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

Script
Billy DeBeck (signed)
Pencils
Billy DeBeck (signed)
Inks
Billy DeBeck (signed)
Letters
Billy DeBeck (signed)

Genre
humor
Reprints
  • from Bughouse Fables daily (King Features Syndicate) 1921.03.12
  • 1921.03.19
  • 1921.02.04
  • 1921.03.03
  • 1921.03.10
  • 1921.01.21
  • 1921.03.17
  • 1921.01.19
  • 1921.02.11.

Indexer Notes

Nine one-panel cartoon gags.

Looking at the World Thru Rose Colored Glasses (Table of Contents: 21)

comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
Robert Armstrong (signed as Bobbo Armstrong)
Pencils
Robert Armstrong (signed as Bobbo Armstrong)
Inks
Robert Armstrong (signed as Bobbo Armstrong)
Letters
Robert Armstrong (signed as Bobbo Armstrong)

Genre
humor
Synopsis
The drunk meets the Swedes

Trexler the Trilobite (Table of Contents: 22)

comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
Dirk Burhans (signed)
Pencils
Dirk Burhans (signed)
Inks
Dirk Burhans (signed)
Letters
Dirk Burhans (signed)

Genre
humor
Characters
Trexler the Trilobite
Synopsis
A trilobite lands in the street

Indexer Notes

A parody of Winsor McCay's Little Nemo In Slumberland

A Dream Is a Wish Your Heart Makes (Table of Contents: 23)

comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
Michele Robinson (signed as Michele Brand)
Pencils
Michele Robinson (signed as Michele Brand)
Inks
Michele Robinson (signed as Michele Brand)
Letters
Michele Robinson (signed as Michele Brand)

Genre
humor
Characters
Michele Brand [Michele Robinson]; Salesman; Smiling Salesgirl
Synopsis
Dream recollection.

Highlights in the Life of Kathi Smith (Table of Contents: 24)

comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
Curt McDowell (signed as Curt A. McDowell)
Pencils
Curt McDowell (signed as Curt A. McDowell)
Inks
Curt McDowell (signed as Curt A. McDowell)
Letters
Curt McDowell (signed as Curt A. McDowell)

Genre
humor
Characters
Kathleen J. Smith; Doctor; Kathleen's Mom; Katleen's Sisters
Synopsis
The eccentric Kathi Smith

Indexer Notes

Subtitled 'A True Story'

Bode's Cartoon Concert (Table of Contents: 25) (Expand) /

Cheech Wizard / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The Marijuana Grower's Guide (Table of Contents: 26) (Expand) /

advertisement / 0.25 page (report information)

It's a Turn-On!! (Table of Contents: 27) (Expand) /

Kozmic Electric Yo-Yo / advertisement / 0.25 page (report information)

The Adventures of Sweet Gwendoline (Table of Contents: 28) (Expand) /

Bélier Press / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Deceasedland (Table of Contents: 29)

illustration / 1 page (report information)

Script
Robert Williams (signed)
Pencils
Robert Williams (signed)
Inks
Robert Williams (signed)
Colors
Robert Williams (signed)
Letters
Robert Williams (signed)

Genre
humor; satire-parody
Reprints
Keywords
death; Grim Reaper

Indexer Notes

Back cover.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["Soon a cleansing!"]
  2. 1. Welcome to the Weird World of The Monster Times
    The Monster Times
  3. 2. Arcade The Comics Revue
  4. 3. ["Arcade Marks One Year of Fine Service.."]
    The Outline
  5. 4. [no title indexed]
    Letters
  6. 5. Crybaby's Blues
    Crybaby Beanhead
  7. 6. Comedia Dell' Zippy
    Zippy the Pinhead
  8. 7. The Great Ajeeb, Chess Playing Automaton
    Famous Frauds
  9. 8. The Corpse Gobblin' Ogre of Columbite Mountain
  10. 9. DiDi Glitz & the 3 Bears
    DiDi Glitz
  11. 10. Anthony and the Temptations
  12. 11. Luminescent Progeny
  13. 12. Terror from the Grave
  14. 13. A Modern Mystery
    Arnold Peck the Human Wreck
  15. 14. Some Boxes for the Salvation Army
  16. 15. The Calvin Coolidge Story
    Space Age Confidential
  17. 16. Self-Portrait
  18. 17. Zen Time
  19. 18. Götterdämmerung
  20. 19. Mondo Condo
    The Bunch
  21. 20. Bughouse Fables (Arcade Archives)
    Bughouse Fables
  22. 21. Looking at the World Thru Rose Colored Glasses
  23. 22. Trexler the Trilobite
  24. 23. A Dream Is a Wish Your Heart Makes
  25. 24. Highlights in the Life of Kathi Smith
  26. 25. Bode's Cartoon Concert
    Cheech Wizard
  27. 26. The Marijuana Grower's Guide
  28. 27. It's a Turn-On!!
    Kozmic Electric Yo-Yo
  29. 28. The Adventures of Sweet Gwendoline
    Bélier Press
  30. 29. Deceasedland
This issue was modified by, among others
  • Peter Croome
  • Gregory Fischer
  • Jerry Hillegas (R.I.P.)
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Frank Plowright
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Steven Samuels
  • Ramon Schenk
  • Jim Stangas
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Luther Weaver