Raw #1 - Open Wounds from the Cutting Edge of Commix
([July] 1989)

Penguin, 1989 Series
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Volume
2
Price
14.95 USD; 19.95 CAD; 7.99 GBP
Pages
204
On-sale date
1989-07-01
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
?
Brand
[penguin in an oval]
ISBN
0-14-012265-6 Search at WorldCat
Barcode
9780140122657 90000
Editing
Art Spiegelman; Francoise Mouly
Color
color cover; mostly black and white interiors
Dimensions
5.5" x 8" (13.9 cm x 20.32 cm)
Binding
softcover

Issue Notes

The on-sale date is the publication date reported in the U. S. Copyright Office filing.


Open Wounds from the Cutting Edge of Commix (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Gary Panter (painting) (credited); Art Spiegelman (inset)
Inks
Gary Panter (painting) (credited); Art Spiegelman (inset)
Colors
Gary Panter (painting) (credited)
Letters
Typeset

Putting The Litter Back Into Literature (Table of Contents: 1)

illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Eddy Vermeulen [as Ever Meulen] (credited)
Inks
Eddy Vermeulen [as Ever Meulen] (credited)
Colors
Eddy Vermeulen [as Ever Meulen] (credited)

[Contents] (Table of Contents: 2)

credits, title page / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Art Spiegelman ?
Letters
Typeset

Synopsis
Indicia, table of contents and very short bios of each of the contributors.

Teen Plague (Table of Contents: 3)

Big Baby / comic story / 21 pages (report information)

Script
Charles Burns (signed) [as C. Burns]
Pencils
Charles Burns (signed) [as C. Burns]
Inks
Charles Burns (signed) [as C. Burns]
Letters
Charles Burns (signed) [as C. Burns]

Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Big Baby
Reprints

Indexer Notes

This was originally serialized in a number of alt weekly newspapers. Later on it was reprinted as "Big Baby" by Fantagraphics 1999 and by Cornélius in 2003.

Dead Dick (Table of Contents: 4)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Art Spiegelman (credited)
Pencils
Art Spiegelman (credited)
Inks
Art Spiegelman (credited)
Letters
Art Spiegelman (credited)

Genre
satire-parody
Synopsis
Existential parody of Dick Tracy.
Reprints

A Shaggy Ant Story (Table of Contents: 5)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
biography

Reds (Table of Contents: 6)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Mark Newgarden (credited)
Pencils
Drew Friedman (credited)
Inks
Drew Friedman (credited)
Letters
Drew Friedman (credited)

Genre
satire-parody

Indexer Notes

Title appears as a neon sign in the first panel.

The Gurley Family (Table of Contents: 7)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Joost Swarte (signed)
Pencils
Joost Swarte (signed)
Inks
Joost Swarte (signed)
Letters
Joost Swarte (signed)

Poop Deck Mysto Cinema (Table of Contents: 8)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Kazimieras G. Prapuolenis [as Kaz] (signed)
Pencils
Kazimieras G. Prapuolenis [as Kaz] (painting) (signed)
Inks
Kazimieras G. Prapuolenis [as Kaz] (painting) (signed)
Colors
Kazimieras G. Prapuolenis [as Kaz] (painting) (signed)
Letters
Kazimieras G. Prapuolenis [as Kaz] (signed)

The Glass Thief (Table of Contents: 9)

Amy and Jordan / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
Mark Beyer (credited)
Pencils
Mark Beyer (credited)
Inks
Mark Beyer (credited)
Colors
Mark Beyer (credited)
Letters
Mark Beyer (credited)

Characters
Amy; Jordan

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

Cowboy Henk / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Kamagurka (credited)
Pencils
Herr Seele (signed)
Inks
Herr Seele (signed)
Colors
R. Sikoryak (credited)
Letters
Herr Seele ?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Quick... Not a moment to lose!!!
Genre
humor
Characters
Cowboy Henk

With Margaret Neely as Peg (Table of Contents: 11)

text story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
Tom De Haven (credited)
Pencils
Francoise Mouly (design)
Letters
Typeset

Indexer Notes

Various anti-communist images are used for illustration, none credited.

Wild Heart (Table of Contents: 12)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
David N. Holzman (credited)
Pencils
David N. Holzman (credited) (woodcuts)
Inks
David N. Holzman (credited) (woodcuts)
Colors
David N. Holzman (credited) (woodcuts)

Indexer Notes

Wordless comic done in woodcuts.

Inferno Joe (Table of Contents: 13)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
R. Sikoryak (credited)
Pencils
R. Sikoryak (credited)
Inks
R. Sikoryak (credited)
Colors
R. Sikoryak (credited)
Letters
R. Sikoryak (credited)

Genre
satire-parody
Synopsis
Parody of Dante's Inferno and Bazooka Joe comics.
Reprints

Karla In Kommieland (Table of Contents: 14)

comic story / 10 pages (report information)

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

Genre
biography; satire-parody
Characters
Karla; Karla's Mother; John; Senator Joseph McCarthy; Kim Deitch; Gene Deitch
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Includes one page strip "Little Kimbo in Pinkoland"

Here (Table of Contents: 15)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Richard McGuire (credited)
Pencils
Richard McGuire (credited)
Inks
Richard McGuire (credited)
Letters
Richard McGuire (credited)

Synopsis
The story of a place over time (from 500,957,406,073 BC to 2033 AD) told in overlapping panels.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Originally set to be published in Bad News #3. Inspired partly by an Art Spiegelman lecture and an experimental comics class at the School of Visual Arts. Inspiration also came from McGuire's first encounter with a Windows computer and from his own family.

An alternate version with different artwork (and in color) was published in Strapazin #59 (2000).

An updated book length version of this story was published in 2014 (Pantheon).

Bulimic (Table of Contents: 16)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Villard (credited); Kim Thompson (translation)
Pencils
Jacques Loustal (credited)
Inks
Jacques Loustal (credited)
Colors
Jacques Loustal ?
Letters
Tomas Bunk (credited)

Reprints
  • from ? (copyright Editions Albin Michel S. A.)

Social Butterfly (Table of Contents: 17)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
Krystine Kryttre (signed)
Pencils
Krystine Kryttre (signed)
Inks
Krystine Kryttre (signed)
Letters
Krystine Kryttre (signed)

Genre
satire-parody
Reprints
Keywords
adult

Indexer Notes

Dated 1988.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 18)

Cowboy Henk / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Kamagurka (credited)
Pencils
Herr Seele (credited)
Inks
Herr Seele (credited)
Letters
Herr Seele ?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Congratulations Madame It's a son!!!
Genre
satire-parody

Paul (Table of Contents: 19)

comic story / 28 pages (report information)

Script
Pascal Doury (credited)
Pencils
Pascal Doury (credited)
Inks
Pascal Doury (credited)
Letters
Typeset

Indexer Notes

Scratchboard drawings, one per page.

Zephyr (Table of Contents: 20)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Kramsky (credited); Kim Thompson (credited) (translation); Lilia Amrosi (credited) (translation); Francoise Mouly [as F. M.] (credited) (translation); Art Spiegelman [as a. S.] (credited) (translation)
Pencils
Lorenzo Mattotti (credited)
Inks
Lorenzo Mattotti (credited)
Colors
Lorenzo Mattotti (credited)
Letters
Susan Moore (credited)

Reprints
  • from ? (copyright Editions Albin Michel S. A.)

Mauschwitz (Time Flies) : Chapter Eight (Table of Contents: 21)

Maus / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Script
Art Spiegelman
Pencils
Art Spiegelman
Inks
Art Spiegelman
Letters
Art Spiegelman

Genre
biography; war
Synopsis
Title page for Maus story in this issue.
Reprints

Synopsis Chapter Seven (Table of Contents: 22)

Maus / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Art Spiegelman (credited)
Pencils
Art Spiegelman (credited)
Inks
Art Spiegelman (credited)
Letters
Art Spiegelman (credited)

Genre
biography; war
Reprints

Indexer Notes

26 pages of Chapter Seven reprinted at 9 original pages per reprinted page.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 23) (Expand) /

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 24)

Maus / comic story / 34 pages (report information)

Script
Art Spiegelman (credited)
Pencils
Art Spiegelman (credited)
Inks
Art Spiegelman (credited)
Letters
Art Spiegelman (credited)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Time flies...
Genre
biography; war
Reprints

Rough Sea (Table of Contents: 25)

The Garriris / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Javier Mariscal [as Mariscal] (signed); Deborah Bonner (translation) (credited)
Pencils
Javier Mariscal [as Mariscal] (signed)
Inks
Javier Mariscal [as Mariscal] (signed)
Colors
Javier Mariscal [as Mariscal] (signed); R. Sikoryak (credited)
Letters
Javier Mariscal [as Mariscal] (signed); R. Sikoryak (credited)

Indexer Notes

Includes multiple strips, possibly reprinted from various locations.

Public Baths (Table of Contents: 26)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Baru (credited); Francoise Mouley (translation) (credited); Art Spiegelman (translation) (credited)
Pencils
Baru (credited)
Inks
Baru (credited)
Letters
R. Sikoryak (credited)

Reprints
  • from ? [European]

A Nightmare Scare (Table of Contents: 27)

Powerhouse Pepper / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Basil Wolverton (signed) [as Basil Freakbeak Wolverton]
Pencils
Basil Wolverton (signed) [as Basil Freakbeak Wolverton]
Inks
Basil Wolverton (signed) [as Basil Freakbeak Wolverton]
Letters
Basil Wolverton (signed) [as Basil Freakbeak Wolverton]

Genre
humor; satire-parody
Characters
Powerhouse Pepper
Reprints
  • from ?

The Smell on Exterior Street (Table of Contents: 28)

comic story / 20 pages (report information)

Script
Ben Katchor (credited)
Pencils
Ben Katchor (credited)
Inks
Ben Katchor (credited)
Letters
Ben Katchor (credited)

Few Are Chosen (Table of Contents: 29)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Edward Sorel (signed)
Pencils
Edward Sorel (signed)
Inks
Edward Sorel (signed)
Letters
Edward Sorel (signed)

Genre
satire-parody
Characters
John Barrymore; Gary Cooper; John Updike
Synopsis
How some famous people failed at being cartoonists.

Putting the Litter Back into Literature (Table of Contents: 30) (Expand) /

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

The Single-Minded Pursuit of More (Table of Contents: 31)

illustration / 1 page (report information)

Script
Georganne Deen (credited)
Pencils
Georganne Deen (credited) (painting)
Inks
Georganne Deen (credited) (painting)
Colors
Georganne Deen (credited) (painting)
Letters
Typeset

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 32) (Expand) /

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

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Open Wounds from the Cutting Edge of Commix
  2. 1. Putting The Litter Back Into Literature
  3. 2. [Contents]
  4. 3. Teen Plague
    Big Baby
  5. 4. Dead Dick
  6. 5. A Shaggy Ant Story
  7. 6. Reds
  8. 7. The Gurley Family
  9. 8. Poop Deck Mysto Cinema
  10. 9. The Glass Thief
    Amy and Jordan
  11. 10. ["Quick... Not a moment to lose!!!"]
    Cowboy Henk
  12. 11. With Margaret Neely as Peg
  13. 12. Wild Heart
  14. 13. Inferno Joe
  15. 14. Karla In Kommieland
  16. 15. Here
  17. 16. Bulimic
  18. 17. Social Butterfly
  19. 18. ["Congratulations Madame It's a son!!!"]
    Cowboy Henk
  20. 19. Paul
  21. 20. Zephyr
  22. 21. Mauschwitz (Time Flies) : Chapter Eight
    Maus
  23. 22. Synopsis Chapter Seven
    Maus
  24. 23. ["An epic story told in tiny pictures..."]
    Maus
  25. 24. ["Time flies..."]
    Maus
  26. 25. Rough Sea
    The Garriris
  27. 26. Public Baths
  28. 27. A Nightmare Scare
    Powerhouse Pepper
  29. 28. The Smell on Exterior Street
  30. 29. Few Are Chosen
  31. 30. Putting the Litter Back into Literature
  32. 31. The Single-Minded Pursuit of More
  33. 32. ["Raw will rearrange your head."]
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