Raw #1
(Fall 1980)

Raw Books, 1980 Series
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Volume
1
Price
3.50 USD
Pages
48
Indicia Frequency
Published between two and four times a year
On-sale Date
1980-07-01
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Raw Books
Editing
Art Spiegelman; Françoise Mouly
Color
Color Covers; Black & White Interiors with some Color
Dimensions
10.5" x 14.12" (26.67 cm x 35.86 cm)
Binding
Saddle-Stitched (#1-7); Squarebound (#8)
Publishing Format
Was Ongoing Series

Issue Notes

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

"RAW, Fall 1980, Vol. 1, No. 1, is published between two and four times a year by Raw Books, 27 Greene Street, New York, NY 10013, apparently on a non-profit basis. Copyright © 1980 by Raw Books unless otherwise noted. All rights reserved. Reproduction is forbidden without prior written permission from the publisher. Raw is interested in receiving submissions. They must be accompanied by a stamped, self-addressed envelope. All payment is in contributor copies. Original art and copyright, of course remain the contributor's property. Subscriptions are presently unavailable, but our next issue, or additional copies of our current issue, may be ordered from the publisher at $3.50 each plus 50¢ postage and handling. Distributors, dealers and advertisers (?) please inquire. Readers, please write."

"Production assistant: Christina Nelson; Thanks and a special tip of the RAW beret to: Ben Katchor, Geoff Robison, Gary Hallgren and John Workman; Typesetting by the Old Typosopher; Lythographic plates & negatives by Sunrise Offset Plate Service Inc., NYC; Printing by Ensig Press- Robert Andrews Corp., NYC"


The Graphix Magazine of Postponed Suicides (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Art Spiegelman [as Spieg.] (signed)
Inks
Art Spiegelman [as Spieg.] (signed)
Colors
Art Spiegelman [as Spieg.] (signed)

Reprints

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

Can it Be Done? / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Script
Ray Gross
Pencils
Lumen Winter [as Winter]
Inks
Lumen Winter [as Winter]
Letters
Lumen Winter [as Winter]

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Only ten minutes - and I need a shave!
Synopsis
An invention for creasing trousers without the wearer having to remove them.
Reprints
  • from Can It Be Done? (Simon and Schuster, 1933 series) #[nn]

Indexer Notes

An almost full-page illustration accompanied by indicia

Editorial (Table of Contents: 2)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Mark Beyer; Bruno Richard; Jacques Tardi; Jerry Moriarty; Christian Chapiron [as Bazooka]
Inks
Mark Beyer; Bruno Richard; Jacques Tardi; Jerry Moriarty; Christian Chapiron [as Bazooka]
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Editorial column with twelve assorted quotations; Table of Contents; production credits; Includes five small panels taken from the story contents.

Hommages Postumes (Table of Contents: 3)

text story / 1.5 pages (report information)

Script
Alfred Jarry; Geoff Robison (Translation)
Pencils
Bruno Richard
Inks
Bruno Richard
Letters
typeset

Reprints

Corpus Delecti (Table of Contents: 4)

text story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
Geoff Robison
Pencils
Bruno Richard
Inks
Bruno Richard
Letters
typeset

Synopsis
A brief bio on Alfred Jarry
Reprints

Vamp Dance (Table of Contents: 5)

Vamp Dance / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Kazimieras G. Prapuolenis [as Kaz]
Pencils
Kazimieras G. Prapuolenis [as Kaz]
Inks
Kazimieras G. Prapuolenis [as Kaz]
Letters
Kazimieras G. Prapuolenis [as Kaz]

Manhattan (Table of Contents: 6)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Jacques Tardi; Art Spiegelman (Translation); Françoise Mouly (Translation)
Pencils
Jacques Tardi
Inks
Jacques Tardi
Letters
John Workman

Genre
drama
Synopsis
A hard boiled story told using first person point of view. The narrator is in New York, having fled Paris on impulse.
Reprints

I'll Play the Blues for You (Table of Contents: 7)

Jopo de Pojo / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Albert King; Joost Swarte
Pencils
Joost Swarte
Inks
Joost Swarte
Letters
Joost Swarte

Characters
Jopo de Pojo
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Set to the lyrics of the titular blues song.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 8)

Jack Survives / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Jerry Moriarty
Pencils
Jerry Moriarty (painting)
Inks
Jerry Moriarty (painting)
Letters
Jerry Moriarty (painting)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Glad There's No Crime Here
Reprints

Mutton Geoff (Table of Contents: 9)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Mark Newgarden
Pencils
Mark Newgarden
Inks
Mark Newgarden
Letters
Mark Newgarden

Genre
humor; satire-parody
Characters
Mutt; Jeff
Synopsis
A sendup of the "Mutt and Jeff" strip.

Indexer Notes

Six horizontal mostly three-panel strips accompanied by six illustrations of the characters on the left side of the page.

Man With Plastic Head Training His Commandos (Table of Contents: 10)

Fifi Gaga Magazine / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Script
Christian Chapiron [as Bazooka]
Pencils
Christian Chapiron [as Bazooka]
Inks
Christian Chapiron [as Bazooka]

Reprints
  • from ?

Two-Fisted Painters (Table of Contents: 11)

insert or dust jacket / 1 page (report information)

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

Reprints

Indexer Notes

This and the story that follows are a twelve-page 5.25" x 8" (13.33 cm x 20.32 cm) comic booklet insert.

The Matisse Falcon (Table of Contents: 12)

Two Fisted Painters / insert or dust jacket / 11 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor; satire-parody
Characters
August Dabbler; Suzette; Performance Artist; Alien
Synopsis
A send-up of superhero comics and the fine art world as well.
Reprints

The Modern Age: People Like It (Table of Contents: 13)

Fifi Gaga Magazine / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Script
Christian Chapiron [as Bazooka]
Pencils
Christian Chapiron [as Bazooka]
Inks
Christian Chapiron [as Bazooka]

Reprints

Indexer Notes

The artist is credited as "Bazooka" in this issue's table of contents. In the "Read Yourself Raw" compilation, the credit is instead given to both his "Kiki Picasso" pseudonym and his actual name.

He Turned, Saw Me, Waved His Arm, Continued (Table of Contents: 14)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
James Barth
Pencils
Patricia Caire
Inks
Patricia Caire
Letters
?

Not Dreams, NYC (Table of Contents: 15)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Lynne Tillman
Pencils
Javier Mariscal [as Mariscal]
Inks
Javier Mariscal [as Mariscal]
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Excerpt from a longer text piece accompanied by three illustrations of varying sizes. One of the illustrations is repeated three more times on the page. "From "Language Problems""

Dead Things (Table of Contents: 16)

Amy & Jordan / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Characters
Amy; Jordan
Synopsis
Amy and Jordan are on the run after strange creatures turn up dead outside their home.
Reprints

The Andy Griffith Show (Table of Contents: 17)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Josh Alan Friedman
Pencils
Drew Friedman
Inks
Drew Friedman
Letters
Drew Friedman

Genre
satire-parody
Characters
Sheriff Taylor; Deputy Fife; Aunt Bea; Goober
Synopsis
Mayberry's townfolk don't take kindly to a black man visiting their town.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

"Kart-tunz'" was an unofficial publication created by Harvey Kurtman's School of Visual Arts class.

One Panel from the Basis of Make-Up (Table of Contents: 18)

illustration / 1 page (report information)

Script
Heinz Emigholz
Pencils
Heinz Emigholz
Inks
Heinz Emigholz
Letters
typeset

Synopsis
An illustration based on objects from Emigholz's childhood. Accompanied by a brief text piece.

(Drawn Over Two Weeks While on the Phone.) (Table of Contents: 19)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Synopsis
A cerebral deconstruction of the comics page. A series of unconnected panels where the thought balloons have squares and triangles inside them rather than words.
Reprints

Four Supermarkets in Iowa (Table of Contents: 20)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
David Marc
Pencils
Gary Hallgren
Inks
Gary Hallgren
Letters
?

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

Piquer, Lucas & Fermin / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Javier Mariscal [as Mariscal]
Pencils
Javier Mariscal [as Mariscal]
Inks
Javier Mariscal [as Mariscal]
Letters
Javier Mariscal [as Mariscal]

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Hola
Genre
humor; anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Piquer; Lucas; Fermin
Reprints
  • from ?

Industry News and Review No. 6 (Table of Contents: 22)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Françoise Mouly
Pencils
Françoise Mouly
Inks
Françoise Mouly
Letters
Françoise Mouly

Reprints

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

Dream of the Rarebit Fiend / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Winsor McCay
Pencils
Winsor McCay
Inks
Winsor McCay
Letters
Winsor McCay

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I might as well do it. I might as well hop off this old bridge and end
Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Synopsis
A man attempting suicide by jumping off the Brooklyn Bridge has trouble completing the task.
Reprints

Canal Street (Table of Contents: 24)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Gerry Capelle
Pencils
Gerry Capelle
Inks
Gerry Capelle
Letters
Gerry Capelle

Genre
humor
Synopsis
A sendup of pulp detective stories involving a man eating in a diner.
Reprints

Cartoon Movies- Lesson 1 (Table of Contents: 25)

illustration / 1 page (report information)

Script
George Griffin
Pencils
George Griffin
Inks
George Griffin
Letters
George Griffin

Indexer Notes

A full-page foreground illustration accompanied by small-size background comic panels

["At last! Huf! Hi Piker!" (Los Garriris)] (Table of Contents: 26)

Fermin & Piker / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Javier Mariscal [as Mariscal] (signed)
Pencils
Javier Mariscal [as Mariscal] (signed)
Inks
Javier Mariscal [as Mariscal] (signed)
Letters
Javier Mariscal [as Mariscal] (signed)

Genre
humor
Characters
Fermin; Piker
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Back cover.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Graphix Magazine of Postponed Suicides
  2. 1. ["Only ten minutes - and I need a shave!"]
    Can it Be Done?
  3. 2. Editorial
  4. 3. Hommages Postumes
  5. 4. Corpus Delecti
  6. 5. Vamp Dance
    Vamp Dance
  7. 6. Manhattan
  8. 7. I'll Play the Blues for You
    Jopo de Pojo
  9. 8. ["Glad There's No Crime Here"]
    Jack Survives
  10. 9. Mutton Geoff
  11. 10. Man With Plastic Head Training His Commandos
    Fifi Gaga Magazine
  12. 11. Two-Fisted Painters
  13. 12. The Matisse Falcon
    Two Fisted Painters
  14. 13. The Modern Age: People Like It
    Fifi Gaga Magazine
  15. 14. He Turned, Saw Me, Waved His Arm, Continued
  16. 15. Not Dreams, NYC
  17. 16. Dead Things
    Amy & Jordan
  18. 17. The Andy Griffith Show
  19. 18. One Panel from the Basis of Make-Up
  20. 19. (Drawn Over Two Weeks While on the Phone.)
  21. 20. Four Supermarkets in Iowa
  22. 21. ["Hola"]
    Piquer, Lucas & Fermin
  23. 22. Industry News and Review No. 6
  24. 23. ["I might as well do it. I might as well hop off this old bridge and end"]
    Dream of the Rarebit Fiend
  25. 24. Canal Street
  26. 25. Cartoon Movies- Lesson 1
  27. 26. ["At last! Huf! Hi Piker!" (Los Garriris)]
    Fermin & Piker
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