(Summer 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
Editing
Bill Griffith; Art Spiegelman

[Ain't It Nice?] (Table of Contents)

Bearzy Wearzies / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Robert Crumb
Inks
Robert Crumb
Colors
Robert Crumb

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Jippo; Boopsy
Reprints
Keywords
music; phonograph

Indexer Notes

Cover title taken from interior story.

Cocaine Consumer's Handbook (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

advertisement / 0.25 page (report information)

Last Gasp Presents: Twisted Sisters, Cocaine Comix (Table of Contents: 2) (Expand) /

Last Gasp / advertisement / 0.25 page (report information)

Stanton Presents Sweeter Gwen (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

Bélier Press / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Arcade the Comics Revue (Table of Contents: 4)

table of contents / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
(various)
Inks
(various)
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Table of Contents, list of staff and contributors, with "self-portrait" of each one, and indicia.

Willy (Table of Contents: 5)

The Outline / foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 0.33 page (report information)

Script
Ted Richards
Pencils
Patrick Rosenkranz (photograph)
Inks
Patrick Rosenkranz (photograph)
Letters
typeset

Characters
Willy Murphy (photo)

Indexer Notes

Remembrance of the recently-deceased Willy Murphy by Ted Richards.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 6)

Letters / letters page / 0.67 page (report information)

Pencils
Robert Crumb; Art Spiegelman (small illustrations)
Inks
Robert Crumb; Art Spiegelman (small illustrations)
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Letters from Joseph W. Augustyn; Yiz Kid; Mike Donoho; Jay Kennedy; Max Gottfried; and H. Mandel. No editorial responses. Also small subscription ad.

Ain't It Nice (Table of Contents: 7)

Bearzy Wearzies / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Robert Crumb
Pencils
Robert Crumb
Inks
Robert Crumb
Letters
Robert Crumb

Genre
humor; anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Jippo; Boopsy; Policeman
Synopsis
Teddy bears behaving like trash.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

16 to 20 panels per page.

Nervous Rex, the Malpractice Suite (Table of Contents: 8)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Art Spiegelman; Nicholas Dallis
Pencils
Art Spiegelman; Marvin Bradley
Inks
Art Spiegelman; Frank Edgington
Letters
Art Spiegelman

Genre
humor
Characters
Keith; Valerie; Mrs. Simons
Synopsis
Another cerebral deconstruction of the comics page. The strip cuts up old Rex Morgan, M.D. newspaper strips and adds to them for new effect.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Title from the table of contents.

Social Problems of the Toadettes (Table of Contents: 9)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Bill Griffith
Pencils
Bill Griffith
Inks
Bill Griffith
Letters
Bill Griffith

Genre
humor
Characters
The Toadettes [Lance; Elvin; Eddie; Cecil]; Mr. Toad; Murray; Boss
Synopsis
A sideways look at society.
Reprints
Keywords
philosophy

Monster Bride (Table of Contents: 10)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
S. Clay Wilson
Pencils
S. Clay Wilson
Inks
S. Clay Wilson
Letters
S. Clay Wilson

Genre
humor
Characters
Doctor Fetterman; Nurse Baxter; The Chief
Synopsis
A Frankenstein bride is created
Reprints
Keywords
Frankenstein

A Perfectly Divine Vision (Table of Contents: 11)

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

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

Genre
humor
Characters
DiDi Glitz
Synopsis
Didi becomes a cult leader.
Reprints
Keywords
cult; religion

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

Flamed-Out Funnies / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
William Murphy (signed)
Pencils
William Murphy (signed)
Inks
William Murphy (signed)
Letters
William Murphy

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Return with us now to those thrilling days of yesteryear...
Genre
humor
Synopsis
How San Francisco's Haight Street has changed since the 1960s.
Keywords
Haight Street; party; San Francisco

King of the Road (Table of Contents: 13)

Henry Henpeck / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
William Murphy (signed)
Pencils
William Murphy (signed)
Inks
William Murphy (signed)
Letters
William Murphy

Genre
humor
Characters
Henry Henpeck; Henry's wife
Synopsis
Henry's wife has a dream about Henry.
Reprints
Keywords
car; dream; speeding

Automatic Transmission (Table of Contents: 14)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
William Murphy (signed)
Pencils
William Murphy (signed)
Inks
William Murphy (signed)
Letters
William Murphy

Genre
humor
Synopsis
Teenagers in a car.
Reprints
Keywords
car; teenagers

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 15)

Arnold Peck / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
William Murphy (signed)
Pencils
William Murphy (signed)
Inks
William Murphy (signed)
Letters
William Murphy

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Arnold, I won't be more than ten minutes.
Genre
humor
Characters
Arnold Peck
Synopsis
Arnold's companion goes shopping
Keywords
shopping

Teddy Beariana (Table of Contents: 16)

illustration / 2 pages (report information)

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

Characters
Hollis Hale
Synopsis
Hollis Hale's final moments
Reprints
Keywords
teddy bears

Indexer Notes

Centerspread. Title from Table of Contents.

Big Broadcast of 1952 (Table of Contents: 17)

Space Age Confidential / text story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Jim Hoberman
Pencils
Art Spiegelman (illustrations)
Inks
Art Spiegelman (illustrations)
Letters
typeset

Characters
Pope Pius
Synopsis
War and flying saucers in 1952.
Keywords
flying saucers; Pope

Dad for a Day (Table of Contents: 18)

Rowdy Noody / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
Justin Green
Pencils
Justin Green
Inks
Justin Green
Letters
Justin Green

Genre
humor
Characters
Father Flanellton; Sol; Rowdy Noody
Synopsis
A day out for the teenage orphans, who are put to work at Sol's used car lot.
Keywords
Cadillac; orphanage; priest; used car lot

Indexer Notes

Story written entirely in rhyme.

Mr. Bunch (Table of Contents: 19)

The Bunch / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Aline Kominsky-Crumb
Pencils
Aline Kominsky-Crumb
Inks
Aline Kominsky-Crumb
Letters
Aline Kominsky-Crumb

Genre
biography
Characters
The Bunch [Aline Kominsky-Crumb]; Mr. Bunch
Synopsis
Bunch's inner man
Reprints
Keywords
autobiography

Age of Reason (Table of Contents: 20)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Rory Hayes (signed)
Pencils
Rory Hayes (signed)
Inks
Rory Hayes (signed)
Letters
Rory Hayes

Genre
humor
Synopsis
Philosophy
Keywords
philosophy

Deadline (Table of Contents: 21)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor
Synopsis
A corporate conspiracy, ending in murder.
Reprints
Keywords
automobile; conspiracy; corporation; murder; television reporter

Getting a Document Stamped At Somerset House (Table of Contents: 22)

Arcade Archives / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
H. M. Bateman
Pencils
H. M. Bateman
Inks
H. M. Bateman

Genre
humor
Synopsis
The trials of bureaucracy
Keywords
document; government; London

Indexer Notes

Reprint of a 1928 strip

They Came from Space (Table of Contents: 23)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
M. K. Brown
Pencils
M. K. Brown
Inks
M. K. Brown
Letters
M. K. Brown

Genre
humor; science fiction
Characters
Bill; Sam; Dorothy [Dr. Woo]; Marion; Lou; Mae; Nellie; Willie; Leona; Mr. Burns
Synopsis
An alien abduction.
Reprints
Keywords
aliens; Salt Lake City

Indexer Notes

Previously credited as M.K. Brown

High Rollin' (Table of Contents: 24)

Mickey Rat / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Robert Armstrong
Pencils
Robert Armstrong
Inks
Robert Armstrong
Letters
Robert Armstrong

Genre
humor
Characters
Mickey Rat
Synopsis
After finding a lost wallet full of cash, Mickey buys a junk car.
Keywords
used cars; wallet

A Fear of Froaks (Table of Contents: 25)

comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
Geoffrey Hayes
Pencils
Rory Hayes (signed)
Inks
Rory Hayes (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Rory Hayes

Genre
humor
Characters
Mr Pooh; Froaks
Synopsis
Mr. Pooh's fear of Froaks.

Childhood Adventures in South Modesto (Table of Contents: 26)

comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
Larry Rippee
Pencils
Larry Rippee
Inks
Larry Rippee
Letters
Larry Rippee

Genre
humor
Characters
Nick the Wino
Synopsis
A traumatic childhood experience.
Keywords
California; swimming; wino

Farmer Ned (Table of Contents: 27)

comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
Gerald Jablonski
Pencils
Gerald Jablonski
Inks
Gerald Jablonski
Letters
Gerald Jablonski

Genre
humor
Characters
Farmer Ned
Synopsis
Farmer Ned acts in haste when his fence is damaged.
Keywords
bees; farming; horses

Blabette Gets an Afro (Table of Contents: 28)

Blabette / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
Aline Kominsky-Crumb (signed as A. Kominsky)
Pencils
Aline Kominsky-Crumb (signed as A. Kominsky)
Inks
Aline Kominsky-Crumb (signed as A. Kominsky)
Letters
Aline Kominsky-Crumb (signed as A. Kominsky)

Genre
biography
Characters
Blabette; Murray
Keywords
afro; autobiography; beauty parlor

Indexer Notes

Blabette and Murray are Aline Kominsky's cartoon version of her parents.

Pictograms (Table of Contents: 29)

comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
Mark Beyer
Pencils
Mark Beyer
Inks
Mark Beyer
Letters
Mark Beyer

Genre
humor
Characters
Amy; Emil
Synopsis
Amy goes on a treasure hunt

Indexer Notes

Very early published work from Mark Beyer

Moves to the Ivory Tower (Table of Contents: 30)

Griffith Observatory / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
Bill Griffith
Pencils
Bill Griffith
Inks
Bill Griffith
Letters
Bill Griffith

Genre
humor
Characters
Bill Griffith; Louie
Synopsis
The Observatory moves

A New Hot Item from the Print Mint (Table of Contents: 31) (Expand) /

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

Hot Dog Stand (Table of Contents: 32)

comic story / 0.25 page (report information)

Script
Michael McMillan
Pencils
Michael McMillan
Inks
Michael McMillan
Colors
Michael McMillan
Letters
Michael McMillan

Genre
humor
Synopsis
Strange events at a hot dog stand

Indexer Notes

Back cover one tier strip

Dead Mule (Table of Contents: 33)

comic story / 0.25 page (report information)

Script
Michael McMillan
Pencils
Michael McMillan
Inks
Michael McMillan
Colors
Michael McMillan
Letters
Michael McMillan

Genre
humor
Synopsis
Three Men lost in the desert

Indexer Notes

Back cover one tier strip

The Green Spot Strikes (Table of Contents: 34)

comic story / 0.25 page (report information)

Script
Michael McMillan
Pencils
Michael McMillan
Inks
Michael McMillan
Colors
Michael McMillan
Letters
Michael McMillan

Genre
humor
Characters
The Green Spot
Synopsis
The Green Spot takes action

Indexer Notes

Back cover; one tier strip.

A Sardine Saga (Table of Contents: 35)

comic story / 0.25 page (report information)

Script
Michael McMillan
Pencils
Michael McMillan
Inks
Michael McMillan
Colors
Michael McMillan
Letters
Michael McMillan

Genre
humor
Synopsis
Retreat into a sardine label

Indexer Notes

Back cover one tier strip

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [Ain't It Nice?]
    Bearzy Wearzies
  2. 1. Cocaine Consumer's Handbook
  3. 2. Last Gasp Presents: Twisted Sisters, Cocaine Comix
    Last Gasp
  4. 3. Stanton Presents Sweeter Gwen
    Bélier Press
  5. 4. Arcade the Comics Revue
  6. 5. Willy
    The Outline
  7. 6. [no title indexed]
    Letters
  8. 7. Ain't It Nice
    Bearzy Wearzies
  9. 8. Nervous Rex, the Malpractice Suite
  10. 9. Social Problems of the Toadettes
  11. 10. Monster Bride
  12. 11. A Perfectly Divine Vision
    DiDi Glitz
  13. 12. ["Return with us now to those thrilling days of yesteryear..."]
    Flamed-Out Funnies
  14. 13. King of the Road
    Henry Henpeck
  15. 14. Automatic Transmission
  16. 15. ["Arnold, I won't be more than ten minutes."]
    Arnold Peck
  17. 16. Teddy Beariana
  18. 17. Big Broadcast of 1952
    Space Age Confidential
  19. 18. Dad for a Day
    Rowdy Noody
  20. 19. Mr. Bunch
    The Bunch
  21. 20. Age of Reason
  22. 21. Deadline
  23. 22. Getting a Document Stamped At Somerset House
    Arcade Archives
  24. 23. They Came from Space
  25. 24. High Rollin'
    Mickey Rat
  26. 25. A Fear of Froaks
  27. 26. Childhood Adventures in South Modesto
  28. 27. Farmer Ned
  29. 28. Blabette Gets an Afro
    Blabette
  30. 29. Pictograms
  31. 30. Moves to the Ivory Tower
    Griffith Observatory
  32. 31. A New Hot Item from the Print Mint
  33. 32. Hot Dog Stand
  34. 33. Dead Mule
  35. 34. The Green Spot Strikes
  36. 35. A Sardine Saga
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