Raw #5
([March] 1983)

Raw Books, 1980 Series
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Volume
1
Price
4.95 USD
Pages
76
Indicia Frequency
Published about twice a year
On-sale date
1983-03-20
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Raw Books & Graphics
Editing
Art Spiegelman; Françoise Mouly; Paul Karasik (Associate Editor); Rick Gallagher (Editorial Associate)
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.

Indicia: "RAW is published about twice a year by RAW BOOKS & GRAPHICS, 27 Greene Street, NYC, NY 10013. Entire contents ©1983 by Raw Books & Graphics unless otherwise noted. All rights reserved. We are not responsible for unsolicited submissions and can respond only to those we may wish to publish. Send non-returnable photocopies." "Production Assistant: Laurence Mouly; Printing by Malmar Graphics Inc. NYC"


The Graphix Magazine of Abstract Depressionism (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Eddy Vermeulen [as Ever Meulen]
Inks
Eddy Vermeulen [as Ever Meulen]
Colors
?
Letters
?

The Message (Table of Contents: 1)

illustration / 0.88 page (report information)

Pencils
Sue Coe (painting)
Inks
Sue Coe (painting)
Colors
Sue Coe (painting)
Letters
Sue Coe (painting)

Indexer Notes

The illustration employs lyrics from Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five's “The Message.” In black, white & grey with red lettering.

Raw 5 (Table of Contents: 2)

foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 1.12 pages (report information)

Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

This page designed by Françoise Mouly. Also includes a list of other RAW publications, table of contents, production credits and indicia. Includes a small Pascal Doury drawing (censored) taken from his story contribution.

The Foundations of Modern Art (Table of Contents: 3)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Francis Masse [as F. Masse] (signed); Art Spiegelman (Translation); Françoise Mouly (Translation)
Pencils
Francis Masse [as F. Masse] (signed)
Inks
Francis Masse [as F. Masse] (signed)
Letters
Paul Karasik

Characters
Chico Luciano; Groucho; Harpo Dillinger; Zeppo Parker

Indexer Notes

The title is given in the table of contents.

Couple (Table of Contents: 4)

illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Art Spiegelman (signed)
Inks
Art Spiegelman (signed)

[The Anti-Solar Ray] (Table of Contents: 5)

Stardust / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Fletcher Hanks (signed)
Pencils
Fletcher Hanks (signed)
Inks
Fletcher Hanks (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Fletcher Hanks (signed)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Stardust; “Gyp” Clipp
Reprints

Indexer Notes

The first line of dialogue is "Stardust, the scientific marvel whose vast knowledge of all planets has made him..."

Advertisements (Table of Contents: 6) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 7)

Jimbo / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Gary Panter
Pencils
Gary Panter
Inks
Gary Panter
Letters
Gary Panter

First Line of Dialogue or Text
...dreams one night he's paying off, in guilt & uncertainty, the karmic debt of all the amphibious gobblers of the late Carboniferous period.

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

Big Baby / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Charles Burns
Pencils
Charles Burns
Inks
Charles Burns
Letters
Charles Burns

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Oh baby dear, why don't you take your toys outside and play until your father comes home?
Characters
Big Baby; Mom; Dad
Synopsis
Big Baby plays with dinosaurs before his dad gets home from work.
Reprints

Theodore Death Head (Table of Contents: 9)

comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Pascal Doury; Art Spiegelman (Translation); Françoise Mouly (Translation)
Pencils
Pascal Doury
Inks
Pascal Doury
Letters
? (typeset)

Characters
Theodore Death Head; Theo's Sweetheart; Theo's Neighbor
Synopsis
Theo picks up his fiancee only to lose her. After braking just in front of a suicide, he goes to his apartment and peeks into his neighbor's room. The story ends with two absolutely furious double-page spreads.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

As detailed in the foreword, in order to protect local retailers the editors decided to censor the story due to the nebulous state of the country's obscenity laws. Approximately twenty cartoon genitalia are blocked out leaving tiny blank rectangular areas in their place. Readers are given instructions for sending a self-addressed stamped envelope (with proof of age) for a free sticker sheet with the missing cartoon genitalia.

••• The Mirror ••• (Table of Contents: 10)

illustration / 1 page (report information)

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

[”The time had come for war to revive, in France, the sense of the ideal and of the divine.”] (Table of Contents: 11)

It Was the War of the Trenches / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Jacques Tardi; Kim Thompson (translation)
Pencils
Jacques Tardi
Inks
Jacques Tardi
Letters
Paul Karasik

Genre
war
Characters
Ernst Wohlgemut; Paul Carpentier; Dufour; Corporal Lecerf; Lafont; The Old Man
Reprints
  • from A Suivre (Casterman, 1978 series) #?

The RAW Comic Supplement (Table of Contents: 12)

credits, title page / 0.14 page (report information)

Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Indexer Notes

Title logo for this section. The following eighteen strips are laid out in a Sunday newspaper funnies format.

Handy (Table of Contents: 13)

Pierre Van Genderen and Anton Makassar / comic story / 0.86 page (report information)

Script
Joost Swarte
Pencils
Joost Swarte
Inks
Joost Swarte
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor
Characters
Pierre Van Genderen; Anton Makassar
Reprints
  • from ? (1980)

Dog-Boy (Body of a Man... Heart of a Dog...) (Table of Contents: 14)

Dog-Boy / comic story / 0.21 page (report information)

Script
Charles Burns
Pencils
Charles Burns
Inks
Charles Burns
Colors
?

Genre
humor
Characters
Dog-Boy
Synopsis
Dog-Boy picks a bone from the garbage.

Sad But True (Table of Contents: 15)

comic story / 0.53 page (report information)

Script
Mark Newgarden
Pencils
Mark Newgarden
Inks
Mark Newgarden
Colors
?
Letters
Mark Newgarden

Genre
humor; satire-parody
Characters
Dixie Matassa

Honest John (Table of Contents: 16)

comic story / 0.26 page (report information)

Script
Marti Riera Ferrer [as Marti]
Pencils
Marti Riera Ferrer [as Marti]
Inks
Marti Riera Ferrer [as Marti]
Colors
?
Letters
?

Characters
Honest John; Maria
Synopsis
The title character shoots his broiled wife.

One Row (Table of Contents: 17)

comic story / 0.24 page (report information)

Script
Art Spiegelman [as Spieg] (signed)
Pencils
Art Spiegelman [as Spieg] (signed)
Inks
Art Spiegelman [as Spieg] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Art Spiegelman [as Spieg] (signed)

Characters
Harold; Lydia
Synopsis
A self-reflexive four-panel strip on the usage of speech balloons.

The Goodnight Kids (Table of Contents: 18)

comic story / 0.48 page (report information)

Script
Jay Lynch
Pencils
Jay Lynch
Inks
Jay Lynch
Colors
?
Letters
Jay Lynch

Characters
Sister; Nicky; Jeeves; Fifi

K. Kat & P. Pee (Table of Contents: 19)

comic story / 0.28 page (report information)

Script
Bruno Richard
Pencils
Bruno Richard
Inks
Bruno Richard
Colors
?
Letters
Bruno Richard

Duck 'N Cover (Table of Contents: 20)

Bert the Turtle / comic story / 0.25 page (report information)

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

Characters
Bert the Turtle

The Plaster Dodge (Table of Contents: 21)

comic story / 0.49 page (report information)

Script
Gary Panter
Pencils
Gary Panter
Inks
Gary Panter
Colors
?
Letters
Gary Panter

The Perils of Irene (Table of Contents: 22)

comic story / 0.26 page (report information)

Script
Carol Lay
Pencils
Carol Lay
Inks
Carol Lay
Colors
?
Letters
Carol Lay

Genre
satire-parody
Characters
Irene Van de Kamp; Elmo
Reprints

On the Operating Table (Table of Contents: 23)

Amy & Jordan / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Mark Beyer
Pencils
Mark Beyer
Inks
Mark Beyer
Colors
?
Letters
Mark Beyer

Characters
Amy Tilsdale; Jordan Levine
Synopsis
Feeling sick, Amy is taken to the hospital where she undergoes an operation.

Dippy Doc (Table of Contents: 24)

comic story / 0.24 page (report information)

Script
Eddy Vermeulen [as Ever Meulen]?; Kamagurka?
Pencils
Eddy Vermeulen [as Ever Meulen]?; Kamagurka?
Inks
Eddy Vermeulen [as Ever Meulen]?; Kamagurka?
Colors
?
Letters
Eddy Vermeulen [as Ever Meulen]?; Kamagurka?

Negotiations Prior to the Last Judgement (Table of Contents: 25)

Babel Playhouse / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
Justin Green
Pencils
Justin Green
Inks
Justin Green
Colors
?
Letters
Justin Green

Characters
God; J.P. II [Pope John Paul II]
Reprints

Box Head (Table of Contents: 26)

comic story / 0.26 page (report information)

Script
Jayr Pulga
Pencils
Jayr Pulga
Inks
Jayr Pulga
Colors
?
Letters
Jayr Pulga

Characters
Box Head

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 27)

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Let's clean up the yard. D'ja ever notice clouds look like horses?
Characters
Jack Moriarty
Reprints

Tango (Table of Contents: 28)

comic story / 0.28 page (report information)

Script
José Muñoz
Pencils
José Muñoz (signed)
Inks
José Muñoz (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
José Muñoz (signed)

Thin Wrist (Table of Contents: 29)

comic story / 0.24 page (report information)

Script
Giorgio Carpinteri
Pencils
Giorgio Carpinteri
Inks
Giorgio Carpinteri
Colors
?
Letters
Giorgio Carpinteri

Dr. M'abuse (Table of Contents: 30)

comic story / 0.48 page (report information)

Script
Paul Karasik [as Karasik]
Pencils
Jacques Tardi [as Tardi]
Inks
Jacques Tardi [as Tardi]
Colors
?
Letters
Jacques Tardi [as Tardi]

Characters
Dr. M'abuse

Maus: A Survivor's Tale (Chapter Four): The Noose Tightens (Table of Contents: 31)

Maus, A Survivor's Tale / comic story / 24 pages (report information)

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

Characters
Mala; Vladek; Art; Richiev; Tosha; Wolfe; Bibi; Anja's Grandfather; Anja's Grandmother; Father-in-Law [Mr. Zylberberg]; Mother-in-Law; Mr. Ilzecki; Tin Shop Owner; Szklarczyk
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Pgs. 65-85. A 9” x 6” (22.86 cm x 15.24 cm) saddle-stitched insert bound to the magazine

[This is chapter four, The Noose Tightens, of a projected 200-250 page work.”] (Table of Contents: 32)

Maus, A Survivor's Tale / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Art Spiegelman
Inks
Art Spiegelman
Letters
typeset

Zombies on Broadway (Table of Contents: 33)

comic story / 2 pages (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]

Characters
Deke
Reprints

Track Zero (Table of Contents: 34)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Francis Masse [as F. Masse] (signed); Art Spiegelman (Translation); Françoise Mouly (Translation)
Pencils
Francis Masse [as F. Masse] (signed)
Inks
Francis Masse [as F. Masse] (signed)
Letters
Paul Karasik

Synopsis
A man keeps missing the train.

Winged Man (Table of Contents: 35)

illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Marshall Arisman (painting)
Inks
Marshall Arisman (painting)
Colors
Marshall Arisman (painting)

The Rat (Read Yourself Raw!) (Table of Contents: 36)

illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Bob Zoell (painting)
Inks
Bob Zoell (painting)
Colors
Bob Zoell (painting)

Indexer Notes

Back cover.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Graphix Magazine of Abstract Depressionism
  2. 1. The Message
  3. 2. Raw 5
  4. 3. The Foundations of Modern Art
  5. 4. Couple
  6. 5. [The Anti-Solar Ray]
    Stardust
  7. 6. Advertisements
  8. 7. ["...dreams one night he's paying off, in guilt & uncertainty, the karmic debt of all the amphibious gobblers of the late Carboniferous period."]
    Jimbo
  9. 8. ["Oh baby dear, why don't you take your toys outside and play until your father comes home?"]
    Big Baby
  10. 9. Theodore Death Head
  11. 10. ••• The Mirror •••
  12. 11. [”The time had come for war to revive, in France, the sense of the ideal and of the divine.”]
    It Was the War of the Trenches
  13. 12. The RAW Comic Supplement
  14. 13. Handy
    Pierre Van Genderen and Anton Makassar
  15. 14. Dog-Boy (Body of a Man... Heart of a Dog...)
    Dog-Boy
  16. 15. Sad But True
  17. 16. Honest John
  18. 17. One Row
  19. 18. The Goodnight Kids
  20. 19. K. Kat & P. Pee
  21. 20. Duck 'N Cover
    Bert the Turtle
  22. 21. The Plaster Dodge
  23. 22. The Perils of Irene
  24. 23. On the Operating Table
    Amy & Jordan
  25. 24. Dippy Doc
  26. 25. Negotiations Prior to the Last Judgement
    Babel Playhouse
  27. 26. Box Head
  28. 27. ["Let's clean up the yard. D'ja ever notice clouds look like horses?"]
    Jack Survives
  29. 28. Tango
  30. 29. Thin Wrist
  31. 30. Dr. M'abuse
  32. 31. Maus: A Survivor's Tale (Chapter Four): The Noose Tightens
    Maus, A Survivor's Tale
  33. 32. [This is chapter four, The Noose Tightens, of a projected 200-250 page work.”]
    Maus, A Survivor's Tale
  34. 33. Zombies on Broadway
  35. 34. Track Zero
  36. 35. Winged Man
  37. 36. The Rat (Read Yourself Raw!)
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