(October 1994)

Slave Labor, 1994 Series
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Price
2.50 USD
Pages
28
Indicia Frequency
?
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Slave Labor Graphics
Brand
Slave Labor Graphics
ISBN
?
Barcode
?
Editing
Sarah Dywe
Color
Color cover; Black and White interior
Dimensions
Standard Modern Age U. S.
Binding
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
Limited Series

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Sarah Dyer?
Inks
Sarah Dyer?
Colors
Sarah Dyer?
Letters
Sarah Dyer?

Characters
Action Girl

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 1)

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

Script
Sarah Dyer
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Introduction to the theme of this new anthology comic - to promote all-ages, girl-positive and boy-friendly features by female creators.

Soundtrack (Table of Contents: 2)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Jessica Abel
Pencils
Jessica Abel
Inks
Jessica Abel
Letters
Jessica Abel

Action Girl: Cakes & Dresses (Table of Contents: 3)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Sarah Dyer
Pencils
Sarah Dyer
Inks
Sarah Dyer
Letters
Sarah Dyer

Characters
Action Girl
Synopsis
Action Girl paper doll, with three outfits (New Wave Action Girl; Little Action Girl; 1990s Action Girl) and accessories (sheet cake; devil's food cake; key lime pie). Also a 5-panel comic strip titled Kimi & Kitty.

River Baby Dream Child (Table of Contents: 4)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Elizabeth Watasin
Pencils
Elizabeth Watasin
Inks
Elizabeth Watasin
Letters
Elizabeth Watasin

Characters
A-Girl
Synopsis
Young man floats down a river in a canoe, while singing songs and dreaming.

Indexer Notes

Credits page indicates this story originally appeared in Strangers in Paradise, but does not specify which series or which issue.

All Girls Together (Table of Contents: 5)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Carol Seatory
Pencils
Carol Seatory
Inks
Carol Seatory
Letters
Carol Seatory

"Bilingue" (Table of Contents: 6)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Leanne Franson
Pencils
Leanne Franson
Inks
Leanne Franson
Letters
Leanne Franson

Synopsis
Girl wearing a Bi-Pride T-shirt is asked by various people what it means, she tells one it means bilingual and tells another it means bicycle.

Damn Crow (Table of Contents: 7)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Rebecca Dart
Pencils
Rebecca Dart
Inks
Rebecca Dart
Letters
Rebecca Dart

Synopsis
Unseen narrator talks about a crow that keeps hanging around, only to later be revealed that the narrator is dead and the crow is pulling scraps of flesh from the narrator's skull.

"Ding Dong" (Table of Contents: 8)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Laura Cain [as Fallen Angel]
Pencils
Laura Cain [as Fallen Angel]
Inks
Laura Cain [as Fallen Angel]
Letters
Laura Cain [as Fallen Angel]

Synopsis
A young single woman visits a girl friend who has recently had a baby and sees how drastically her friend's life has changed.

Indexer Notes

This story is plagiarized from a 1-pager by French comics artist Claire Bret├ęcher. Bret├ęcher's piece appears, translated into English, as 'Susie Homemaker' in National Lampoon Presents Claire Bretecher (National Lampoon, 1978) and as 'A Woman's Work' in Frustration (Methuen, 1982). In Cain's version, the baby is actually thrown into the waste-bin at the end; in the original, the baby is held suspended over the open bin as the mother considers dropping it.

Action Girl Gears Up For Winter (Table of Contents: 9)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Sarah Dyer
Pencils
Sarah Dyer
Inks
Sarah Dyer
Letters
Sarah Dyer

Characters
Action Girl

Indexer Notes

A cut-and-color activity page, featuring an Action Girl apper doll. Outfits include: Action Girl Goes Thrifting; Action Girl is Very Cold; Action Girl Stays Home to Work on a Zine; Action Girl Dresses as Medusa for Halloween; Early-80's Action Girl.

Reservoir (Table of Contents: 10)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Megan Kelso
Pencils
Megan Kelso
Inks
Megan Kelso
Letters
Megan Kelso

Synopsis
A girl sneaks over a fence at night to go swimming in a reservoir. While swimming a possum steals her clothes and shoes. After she gets out she gets stuck climbing back over the fence, some geese fly down and help her get off the fence, then fly away.

Hey, Amy! What Do You Want To Be When You ... Grow Up??? (Table of Contents: 11)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Amy Frushour
Pencils
Amy Frushour
Inks
Amy Frushour
Letters
Amy Frushour

Characters
Amy
Synopsis
Single panel answers to the title question at ages 3 (apple tree), 6 (first lady astronaut), 9 (a leper), 12 (Mark Tawin), 15 (happy), 18 (left alone), and Now (not going to happen).

What's Been Going On (Table of Contents: 12)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Ms. Phink
Pencils
Ms. Phink
Inks
Ms. Phink
Letters
Ms. Phink

Synopsis
Spot illos of various activities engaged in over the last few days - New Year's Eve party, drinking Coke Classic, palying with a cat, shopping.

"Isn't It Wonderful To Be Loved!" (Table of Contents: 13)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Leanne Franson
Pencils
Leanne Franson
Inks
Leanne Franson
Letters
Leanne Franson

Synopsis
A woman is drawing, her cat tries to interrupt to get attention. Eventually the cat curls up on top of the paper, preventing the woman from doing anything except rubbing the cat.

It's The Story of Fluffy, The Cat Who Was A Rock Star! (Table of Contents: 14)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Jen Sorensen
Pencils
Jen Sorensen
Inks
Jen Sorensen
Letters
Jen Sorensen

Characters
Fluffy
Synopsis
An overview of the rise and fall of Fluffy. The cat is discovered, becomes an overnight success rock star, then succumbs to a hedonistic lifestyle and loses everything. Fluffy then realeases a comeback album that bombs, and finally finds a career doing TV commercials for cat food.

A Poem (Table of Contents: 15)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
She-Ra
Pencils
She-Ra
Inks
She-Ra
Letters
She-Ra

Synopsis
A 4-panel illustrated poem about a girl getting her first bra.

True Grunge (Table of Contents: 16)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Jessica Abel
Pencils
Jessica Abel
Inks
Jessica Abel
Letters
Jessica Abel

Synopsis
A man and a woman are sitting on a couch reading newspapers. The woman scratches her head and comments that her head itches. The man asks when she last showered, the woman says 7-10 days ago. Both resume reading their newspapers for several more panels without speaking. In the last panel the woman reaches up and scratches her head again.

A Poem (Table of Contents: 17)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
She-Ra
Pencils
She-Ra
Inks
She-Ra
Letters
She-Ra

Synopsis
A 4-panel illustrated poem about a girl getting her first bra.

Your Hostesses (Table of Contents: 18)

credits, title page / 1.5 pages (report information)

Letters
typeset

Synopsis
Info about the contributors to this issue, in order of appearance in the issue. Info tells about their other credits, and gives mailing addresses for each contributor, along with mail order prices for their own publications.

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

promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

Further Reading (Table of Contents: 20)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Info on other books recommended by the editor, both for self-published mini-comics and for other comics, also has a coupon for a Slave Labor Graphics catalog and a free Action Girl sticker (featuring the image from the T-shirt).

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 21) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 22) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)