(March 1993)

Fantagraphics, 1993 Series
Published in English (United States) United States
 
Price
4.95 USD; 5.95 CAD
Pages
52
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Fantagraphics Books, Inc.
Brand
Fantagraphics Books
Editing
?
Color
Color cover; Black and White interior
Dimensions
Magazine size
Binding
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
One-Shot

Issue Notes

Comic reprints the 1979 Rip-Off Press publication of the same title, adding 16 previously uncollected strips. Strips originally created for weekly undeground newspapers


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Bill Griffith
Inks
Bill Griffith
Colors
?
Letters
?

Characters
Zippy the Pinhead; Bill Griffith

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

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

Script
Bill Griffith
Pencils
Bill Griffith
Inks
Bill Griffith
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
No, I didn't live in Los Angeles during the late seventies, working behind the souvenir counter at the real Griffith Observatory...

Indexer Notes

Includes a background illustration and the standard "Griffith Observatory" logo. Indicia at bottom.

Religious Nuts (Table of Contents: 2)

Griffith Observatory / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
humor
Synopsis
A glance at new religions fashionable in the 1970s
Reprints
Keywords
social commentary

Street Crazies (Table of Contents: 3)

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

Genre
humor
Synopsis
Urban lunatics
Reprints
Keywords
social commentary

The Anal Retentives (Table of Contents: 4)

Griffith Observatory / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
humor
Synopsis
Assorted hoarders
Reprints
Keywords
social commentary

The Doomsters (Table of Contents: 5)

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

Genre
humor
Synopsis
Pessimists
Reprints
Keywords
social commentary

Kids of Today (Table of Contents: 6)

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

Genre
humor
Synopsis
The older generation bemoans the young
Reprints
Keywords
social commentary

The Art Critics (Table of Contents: 7)

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

Genre
humor
Synopsis
We're all art critics
Reprints
Keywords
social commentary

The Normals (Table of Contents: 8)

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Bill Griffith
Pencils
Bill Griffith
Inks
Bill Griffith
Letters
Bill Griffith

Genre
humor
Synopsis
The progress of hippies
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Keywords
social commentary

Clothes That Wear People (Table of Contents: 9)

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Bill Griffith
Pencils
Bill Griffith
Inks
Bill Griffith
Letters
Bill Griffith

Genre
humor
Synopsis
1970s fashions
Keywords
social commentary

Objective Study (Table of Contents: 10)

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

Genre
humor
Synopsis
Classic design versus modern design
Reprints
Keywords
social commentary

Ostentatious Humility (Table of Contents: 11)

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Bill Griffith
Pencils
Bill Griffith
Inks
Bill Griffith
Letters
Bill Griffith

Genre
humor
Synopsis
The reaction to consumption
Reprints
Keywords
social commentary

Indexer Notes

Credit given to Justin Green

The 'Zine Scene (Table of Contents: 12)

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

Genre
humor
Synopsis
Behinds the scenes at magazines
Reprints
Keywords
social commentary

The Worriers (Table of Contents: 13)

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

Genre
humor
Synopsis
Worriers and their concerns
Reprints
Keywords
social commentary

The Cuteness Syndrome (Table of Contents: 14)

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

Genre
humor
Synopsis
The cute object and its inspiration
Keywords
social commentary

Punk Rock (Table of Contents: 15)

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

Genre
humor
Synopsis
The appeal and concerns of punks
Keywords
social commentary

Cat Tales (Table of Contents: 16)

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

Genre
humor
Synopsis
The downside of cats
Keywords
social commentary

Memory Lane (Table of Contents: 17)

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

Genre
humor
Synopsis
Reminiscenes of 1950s TV shows
Keywords
social commentary

The Parental Units (Table of Contents: 18)

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

Genre
humor
Synopsis
Awkward parents
Keywords
social commentary

The Laundromat (Table of Contents: 19)

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

Genre
humor
Synopsis
Laundromats as social microcosm
Keywords
social commentary

Working Stiffs (Table of Contents: 20)

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Bill Griffith
Pencils
Bill Griffith
Inks
Bill Griffith
Letters
Bill Griffith

Genre
humor
Synopsis
The regularly waged
Keywords
social commentary

Media Addicts (Table of Contents: 21)

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

Genre
humor
Synopsis
Living vicariously
Reprints
Keywords
social commentary

Nostalgiamania (Table of Contents: 22)

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Bill Griffith
Pencils
Bill Griffith
Inks
Bill Griffith
Letters
Bill Griffith

Genre
humor
Synopsis
The stylising of the past
Keywords
social commentary

The Enemy (Table of Contents: 23)

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

Genre
humor
Synopsis
Corporations and their aims
Keywords
social commentary

The Rednecks (Table of Contents: 24)

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

Genre
humor
Synopsis
Life in Rural USA
Reprints
Keywords
social commentary

Noo Yawkahs (Table of Contents: 25)

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Bill Griffith
Pencils
Bill Griffith
Inks
Bill Griffith
Letters
Bill Griffith

Genre
humor
Synopsis
The obsessions and fears of New Yorkers
Reprints
Keywords
social commentary

Oddballs (Table of Contents: 26)

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Bill Griffith
Pencils
Bill Griffith
Inks
Bill Griffith
Letters
Bill Griffith

Genre
humor
Synopsis
Assorted eccentrics
Keywords
social commentary

The Keane Kontroversy (Table of Contents: 27)

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

Genre
humor
Synopsis
Who Painted Walter Keane's big eye pictures?
Keywords
social commentary

Million Dollar Ideas (Table of Contents: 28)

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

Genre
humor
Synopsis
Wretched concepts that could make a fortune
Keywords
social commentary

Time-Warped (Table of Contents: 29)

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

Genre
humor
Synopsis
The static wardrobe
Reprints
Keywords
social commentary

People Watching (Table of Contents: 30)

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

Genre
humor
Characters
Bill Griffith; Mr The Toad
Synopsis
The arbitrary association of personality, traits and obsessions to a face
Reprints
Keywords
social commentary

Useless Objects (Table of Contents: 31)

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Bill Griffith
Pencils
Bill Griffith
Inks
Bill Griffith
Letters
Bill Griffith

Genre
humor
Synopsis
Useless objects
Reprints
Keywords
social commentary

Are You A Boozhie? (Table of Contents: 32)

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

Genre
humor
Synopsis
The test of being bourgeois
Reprints
Keywords
social commentary

Five Philosophers (Table of Contents: 33)

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Bill Griffith
Pencils
Bill Griffith
Inks
Bill Griffith
Letters
Bill Griffith

Genre
humor
Synopsis
Assorted unrecognised philosophers
Keywords
social commentary

Welcome to the House of Snap Judgements (Table of Contents: 34)

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Bill Griffith
Pencils
Bill Griffith
Inks
Bill Griffith
Letters
Bill Griffith

Genre
humor
Characters
Bill Griffith
Synopsis
Instant impressions
Reprints
Keywords
social commentary

Think Eighties (Table of Contents: 35)

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Bill Griffith
Pencils
Bill Griffith
Inks
Bill Griffith
Letters
Bill Griffith

Genre
humor
Synopsis
Predictions about the 1980s
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Keywords
social commentary

Apartment Living (Table of Contents: 36)

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Bill Griffith
Pencils
Bill Griffith
Inks
Bill Griffith
Letters
Bill Griffith

Genre
humor
Synopsis
The curses of apartments
Keywords
social commentary

New York Again (Table of Contents: 37)

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Bill Griffith
Pencils
Bill Griffith
Inks
Bill Griffith
Letters
Bill Griffith

Genre
humor
Synopsis
More about New York and its inhabitants
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Keywords
social commentary

Where's the Party? (Table of Contents: 38)

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Bill Griffith
Pencils
Bill Griffith
Inks
Bill Griffith
Letters
Bill Griffith

Genre
humor
Synopsis
Assorted parties
Reprints
Keywords
social commentary

The Mansard-roof Syndrome (Table of Contents: 39)

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Bill Griffith
Pencils
Bill Griffith
Inks
Bill Griffith
Letters
Bill Griffith

Genre
humor
Synopsis
The spread of the Mansard roof
Reprints
Keywords
social commentary

Stupidity Patrol (Table of Contents: 40)

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

Genre
humor
Synopsis
The critics at large
Reprints
Keywords
social commentary

5 Great Moments in the Life of Jimmy Durante (Table of Contents: 41)

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

Genre
humor
Characters
Jimmy Durante
Synopsis
Five great moments in the life of Jimmy Durante
Reprints
Keywords
social commentary

[Art School] (Table of Contents: 42)

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Script
Bill Griffith (signed)
Pencils
Bill Griffith (signed)
Inks
Bill Griffith (signed)
Letters
Bill Griffith (signed)

Genre
humor; anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Bill Griffith; Louie; Mr. Wooster; Professor; Model
Synopsis
Observations of an art school
Reprints
Keywords
social commentary

Indexer Notes

Untitled- the first line of dialogue is "Heh, heh ...sniff... .. People are a wonder to behold, Louie!!"

On The Street (Table of Contents: 43)

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

Genre
humor
Characters
Bill Griffith; Louie
Synopsis
Life
Reprints
Keywords
social commentary

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 44)

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

Script
Bill Griffith (signed)
Pencils
Bill Griffith (signed)
Inks
Bill Griffith (signed)
Letters
Bill Griffith (signed)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Well, Louie, we've had quite a full viewing schedule today... we saw many interesting things...
Genre
humor; anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Bill Griffith; Louie; Mr. Toad
Synopsis
Bedroom snooping
Reprints
  • from ? (1975)
Keywords
social commentary

Under Observation (Table of Contents: 45)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor
Characters
Bill Griffith; Louie
Synopsis
The origin of the observatory and how it became an obsession.
Reprints
Keywords
social commentary

Main Street (Table of Contents: 46)

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Bill Griffith
Pencils
Bill Griffith
Inks
Bill Griffith
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Bill Griffith

Genre
humor
Synopsis
Assorted Main Streets
Keywords
social commentary

Indexer Notes

Appears on the back cover

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Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. ["No, I didn't live in Los Angeles during the late seventies, working behind the souvenir counter at the real Griffith Observatory..."]
    Griffith Observatory
  3. 2. Religious Nuts
    Griffith Observatory
  4. 3. Street Crazies
    Griffith Observatory
  5. 4. The Anal Retentives
    Griffith Observatory
  6. 5. The Doomsters
    Griffith Observatory
  7. 6. Kids of Today
    Griffith Observatory
  8. 7. The Art Critics
    Griffith Observatory
  9. 8. The Normals
    Griffith Observatory
  10. 9. Clothes That Wear People
    Griffith Observatory
  11. 10. Objective Study
    Griffith Observatory
  12. 11. Ostentatious Humility
    Griffith Observatory
  13. 12. The 'Zine Scene
    Griffith Observatory
  14. 13. The Worriers
    Griffith Observatory
  15. 14. The Cuteness Syndrome
    Griffith Observatory
  16. 15. Punk Rock
    Griffith Observatory
  17. 16. Cat Tales
    Griffith Observatory
  18. 17. Memory Lane
    Griffith Observatory
  19. 18. The Parental Units
    Griffith Observatory
  20. 19. The Laundromat
    Griffith Observatory
  21. 20. Working Stiffs
    Griffith Observatory
  22. 21. Media Addicts
    Griffith Observatory
  23. 22. Nostalgiamania
    Griffith Observatory
  24. 23. The Enemy
    Griffith Observatory
  25. 24. The Rednecks
    Griffith Observatory
  26. 25. Noo Yawkahs
    Griffith Observatory
  27. 26. Oddballs
    Griffith Observatory
  28. 27. The Keane Kontroversy
    Griffith Observatory
  29. 28. Million Dollar Ideas
    Griffith Observatory
  30. 29. Time-Warped
    Griffith Observatory
  31. 30. People Watching
    Griffith Observatory
  32. 31. Useless Objects
    Griffith Observatory
  33. 32. Are You A Boozhie?
    Griffith Observatory
  34. 33. Five Philosophers
    Griffith Observatory
  35. 34. Welcome to the House of Snap Judgements
    Griffith Observatory
  36. 35. Think Eighties
    Griffith Observatory
  37. 36. Apartment Living
    Griffith Observatory
  38. 37. New York Again
    Griffith Observatory
  39. 38. Where's the Party?
    Griffith Observatory
  40. 39. The Mansard-roof Syndrome
    Griffith Observatory
  41. 40. Stupidity Patrol
    Griffith Observatory
  42. 41. 5 Great Moments in the Life of Jimmy Durante
    Griffith Observatory
  43. 42. [Art School]
    Griffith Observatory
  44. 43. On The Street
    Griffith Observatory
  45. 44. ["Well, Louie, we've had quite a full viewing schedule today... we saw many interesting things..."]
    Griffith Observatory
  46. 45. Under Observation
  47. 46. Main Street
    Griffith Observatory
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