(June 1990)

Fantagraphics, 1990 Series
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Volume
1
Price
12.95 USD; 13.95 CAD
Pages
132
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Fantagraphics Books
Brand
Fantagraphics Books
ISBN
1-56097-035-9 Search at WorldCat
Barcode
9780560970357 51295
Editing
Gary Groth; Kim Thompson; Robert Boyd
Color
color covers, Black & White interiors
Binding
Softcover
Publishing Format
Collected Edition

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Bill Griffith; Richard Sala; Dave Sim; Robert Armstrong; Daniel Clowes; Jim R. Williams [as J. R. Williams]; Spain Rodriguez; Chester Brown; Aline Kominsky-Crumb
Inks
Bill Griffith; Richard Sala; Dave Sim; Robert Armstrong; Daniel Clowes; Jim R. Williams [as J. R. Williams]; Spain Rodriguez; Chester Brown; Aline Kominsky-Crumb
Colors
Roberta Gregory (Cover Color Separations)
Letters
Gil Jordan (typesetting)

Characters
Zippy the Pinhead; Mickey Rat; Cerebus; Lloyd Llewellyn

Indexer Notes

A large Griffith drawing is accompanied by small background drawings from thirty-two artists

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

blank page(s) / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 2)

credits, title page / 3 pages (report information)

Pencils
Gary Panter; Drew Friedman; Kazimieras G. Prapuolenis [as Kaz]
Inks
Gary Panter; Drew Friedman; Kazimieras G. Prapuolenis [as Kaz]
Letters
Gil Jordan (typesetting)

Indexer Notes

title page; production credits and indicia; table of contents; small drawings from the listed artists

Introduction (Table of Contents: 3)

foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Gary Groth; Kim Thompson
Pencils
Chester Brown; Mark Marek; Jack Jackson
Inks
Chester Brown; Mark Marek; Jack Jackson
Letters
Gil Jordan (typesetting)

Indexer Notes

The text is accompanied by three drawings from the listed artists

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 4)

blank page(s) / 1 page (report information)

Life's a Bitch and Then You Die! (Table of Contents: 5)

comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script
Peter Bagge
Pencils
Peter Bagge
Inks
Peter Bagge
Letters
Peter Bagge

Genre
humor
Characters
Husband; Wife; Darleen; Alfonse; Manager
Synopsis
A husband spends the afternoon at a mall.
Reprints

The Saga of Frank Sinatra Jr. (Table of Contents: 6)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor
Characters
Frank Sinatra Jr.; Frank Sinatra; Mike Douglas; Rex Reed
Reprints

Daily Strip (Table of Contents: 7)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor
Characters
Bill Griffith; Lady; Zippy the Pinhead; Toll Booth Operator
Synopsis
Griffith confesses his ambivalence about the mainstream's lack of interest in his strip.
Reprints

How Can I Write a Story About Fashion- Now That My Toy Boy is Gone? (Table of Contents: 8)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
Melinda Gebbie
Pencils
Melinda Gebbie
Inks
Melinda Gebbie
Letters
Melinda Gebbie

Reprints

Cynicism- A Series of Cartoons on a Philosophical Theme (Table of Contents: 9)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Paul Ollswang
Pencils
Paul Ollswang
Inks
Paul Ollswang
Letters
Paul Ollswang

Genre
history
Characters
Antisthenes; Diogenes; Alexander the Great; Plato; Speusippos; Aristotle
Reprints

The Sequel (Table of Contents: 10)

Hercules Amongst the North Americans / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Mark Marek
Pencils
Mark Marek
Inks
Mark Marek
Colors
?
Letters
Mark Marek

Genre
humor
Characters
Hercules
Synopsis
Hercules gets hazed at a college fraternity.
Reprints

Rude Interlude (Table of Contents: 11)

Mickey Rat / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Robert Armstrong
Pencils
Robert Armstrong
Inks
Robert Armstrong
Colors
?
Letters
Robert Armstrong

Genre
humor
Characters
Mickey Rat
Synopsis
An evangelist family knocks on Mickey's door.
Reprints

In Pictopia (Table of Contents: 12)

comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script
Alan Moore
Pencils
Donald Simpson; Pete Poplaski; Mike Kazaleh
Inks
Donald Simpson; Pete Poplaski; Mike Kazaleh
Colors
Eric Vincent
Letters
?

Genre
satire-parody
Characters
Sammy Sleephead; Nocturno the Necromancer; Red Dimstead; South Sea Sullivan; Flexible Flynn; Old Dog Man; Kadhafy; Cactus Face
Reprints

Dead Dick (Table of Contents: 13)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Reprints

Indexer Notes

“Originally published in a somewhat different form in Raw vol. 2 no. 1. Finished color version also published as a lithograph by The Print Club, 1990.”

Rapture (Table of Contents: 14)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Peter Kuper
Pencils
Peter Kuper
Inks
Peter Kuper
Letters
Peter Kuper

Genre
advocacy
Characters
Jerry Falwell
Synopsis
An excerpt from a Falwell radio sermon is used in this anti-fundamentalist screed.
Reprints
Keywords
political

Indexer Notes

The credits incorrectly give WW3 Illustrated #6 as the original appearance.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 15)

Pud + Spud / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Where's the puffed wheat?
Genre
humor
Characters
Pud; Spud
Reprints

Of What Use is a Bunch? (Table of Contents: 16)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
Aline Kominsky-Crumb
Pencils
Aline Kominsky-Crumb
Inks
Aline Kominsky-Crumb
Letters
Aline Kominsky-Crumb

Genre
humor; biography
Characters
The Bunch [Aline Kominsky-Crumb]; Mother; Nanny
Reprints
Keywords
autobiography

Raging Skinboy (Table of Contents: 17)

Skinboy / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Jim R. Williams [as J. R. Williams]
Pencils
Jim R. Williams [as J. R. Williams]
Inks
Jim R. Williams [as J. R. Williams]
Letters
Jim R. Williams [as J. R. Williams]

Characters
Skinboy
Reprints

Indexer Notes

The first two pages appeared in Casual Casual. The final two pages are previously unpublished.

Chicago '68 part I (Table of Contents: 18)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Spain Rodriguez [as Spain]
Pencils
Spain Rodriguez [as Spain]
Inks
Spain Rodriguez [as Spain]
Letters
Spain Rodriguez [as Spain]

Genre
biography
Characters
Spain Rodriguez; Allen Ginsburg; Mayor [Richard J. Daley]; Jean Genet; Ed Sanders
Synopsis
Spain recounts his adventures during the 1968 Democratic convention
Reprints
Keywords
autobiography

Chicago '68 part II (Table of Contents: 19)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Spain Rodriguez [as Spain]
Pencils
Spain Rodriguez [as Spain]
Inks
Spain Rodriguez [as Spain]
Letters
Spain Rodriguez [as Spain]

Genre
biography
Characters
Spain Rodriguez; Jerry Rubin; Red Cross Girl
Reprints
Keywords
autobiography

The Gourmets from Planet X (Table of Contents: 20)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Chester Brown
Pencils
Chester Brown
Inks
Chester Brown
Letters
Chester Brown

Genre
humor
Characters
Mama; Father; Daughter
Reprints

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

The Treacherous Tot / 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]

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The Hotel Scumbag, 2:26 a.m. Shakey Sheke was getting ready for bed when he heard a pounding coming from the room next door.
Characters
Shakey Sheke; Crazy Lady; Treacherous Tot
Reprints

A Night on the Town (Table of Contents: 22)

Cerebus / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Dave Sim
Pencils
Dave Sim; Gerhard
Inks
Dave Sim; Gerhard

Genre
humor
Characters
Cerebus
Synopsis
Cerebus walks drunkenly through town. A wordless story.
Reprints

Th' Consumption Came to Mill's End Village (Table of Contents: 23)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
William Messner-Loebs
Pencils
William Messner-Loebs
Inks
William Messner-Loebs
Letters
William Messner-Loebs

Genre
drama; historical
Characters
Mayor
Reprints

O Canada Our Home and Native Land (Table of Contents: 24)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
Carel Moiseiwitsch
Pencils
Carel Moiseiwitsch
Inks
Carel Moiseiwitsch
Letters
Carel Moiseiwitsch

Genre
history
Characters
Masumi Mitsui; Evacuation Officer
Synopsis
The Canadian mistreatment of Japanese-Canadians during WWII is touched on in this story.
Reprints

Jerry Mack (Table of Contents: 25)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Howard Cruse
Pencils
Howard Cruse
Inks
Howard Cruse
Letters
Howard Cruse

Genre
drama
Characters
Jerry Mack Wyatt; Evan Bond; Ollie Bond; Brother Riley; Shirley; Tom
Synopsis
An incisive portrait of a minister in denial of his own homosexuality.
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 26)

comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
Jules Feiffer
Pencils
Jules Feiffer
Inks
Jules Feiffer
Letters
Jules Feiffer

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Right wing Republicans were out of power for fifty years.
Reprints
  • from The Village Voice (?, 1955 series)

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

comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
Jules Feiffer
Pencils
Jules Feiffer
Inks
Jules Feiffer
Letters
Jules Feiffer

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Once I was out of law school I acted on my ideals.
Reprints
  • from The Village Voice (?, 1955 series)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 28)

comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
Jules Feiffer
Pencils
Jules Feiffer
Inks
Jules Feiffer
Letters
Jules Feiffer

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Roy Cohn was my cousin
Genre
biography
Characters
Jules Feiffer
Reprints
  • from The Village Voice (?, 1955 series)
Keywords
autobiography

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 29)

comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
Jules Feiffer
Pencils
Jules Feiffer
Inks
Jules Feiffer
Letters
Jules Feiffer

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I wrote a story on sex on campus for my high school newspaper.
Reprints
  • from The Village Voice (?, 1955 series)

Dinosaurs at the Bar (Table of Contents: 30)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Ty Templeton
Pencils
Ty Templeton
Inks
Ty Templeton
Letters
Ty Templeton

Genre
humor
Synopsis
Two dinosaurs sat at a bar....
Reprints

A Family Heirloom (Table of Contents: 31)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Michael Dougan
Pencils
Michael Dougan
Inks
Michael Dougan
Letters
Michael Dougan

Genre
biography
Characters
Michael Dougan; Barber; Emily Dugan
Synopsis
Dougan searches his family tree to find out the history of his last name in Texas.
Reprints
Keywords
autobiography

I Think I Was an Alcoholic Waiting to Happen (Table of Contents: 32)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
John Callahan
Pencils
John Callahan
Inks
John Callahan
Letters
John Callahan

Genre
biography
Characters
John Callahan; Jay
Synopsis
The artist relates the history of his extremely serious drinking problem.
Reprints
  • from Clinton Street Quarterly #v9#2 (Summer 1987)
Keywords
autobiography

God's Bosom (Table of Contents: 33)

comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script
Jack Jackson [as Jaxon]
Pencils
Jack Jackson [as Jaxon]
Inks
Jack Jackson [as Jaxon]
Letters
Graham Ward

Genre
historical
Characters
Fray Marcos de Mena; Captain General; Ramon; Negress; Juana
Synopsis
A true story from 1554 about the crew from the shipwrecked Espiritu Santo who were nearly completely slaughtered by a group of Indians.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

“Originally published in a somewhat longer form in Jaxon's Illustrated Tales, 1984.”
Lettering credit from Jaxon's Illustrated Tales #1.

Parental Brain Twisters (Table of Contents: 34)

Life in Hell / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Matt Groening
Pencils
Matt Groening
Inks
Matt Groening
Letters
Matt Groening

Genre
humor; satire-parody
Reprints
  • from Los Angeles Reader (?, 1978 series)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 35)

Life in Hell / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Matt Groening
Pencils
Matt Groening
Inks
Matt Groening
Letters
Matt Groening

First Line of Dialogue or Text
All right, Bongo, because you've been so quiet, we're letting you out of detention early.
Genre
humor
Characters
Bongo
Reprints
  • from Los Angeles Reader (?, 1978 series)

What Not to Say During Moments of Intimacy (Table of Contents: 36)

Life in Hell / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Matt Groening
Pencils
Matt Groening
Inks
Matt Groening
Letters
Matt Groening

Genre
humor; satire-parody
Characters
Binky
Reprints
  • from Los Angeles Reader (?, 1978 series)

C.I.A. Also Linked to a Comic Book (Table of Contents: 37)

Life in Hell / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Matt Groening
Pencils
Matt Groening
Inks
Matt Groening
Letters
Matt Groening

Genre
humor; satire-parody
Reprints
  • from Los Angeles Reader (?, 1978 series)

Jimbo Erectus (Table of Contents: 38)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

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

Characters
Jimbo
Reprints

American Splendor Assaults the Media (Table of Contents: 39)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Harvey Pekar
Pencils
Robert Crumb [as R. Crumb]
Inks
Robert Crumb [as R. Crumb]
Letters
Robert Crumb [as R. Crumb]

Genre
biography
Characters
Harvey Pekar
Synopsis
Harvey rants about his difficulty getting published in The Village Voice.
Reprints
Keywords
autobiography

Biographical Notes (Table of Contents: 40)

credits, title page / 3 pages (report information)

Script
R. Fiore; Robert Boyd; Kim Thompson
Pencils
Jules Feiffer; Paul Ollswang; Peter Bagge; Carel Moiseiwitsch
Inks
Jules Feiffer; Paul Ollswang; Peter Bagge; Carel Moiseiwitsch
Letters
Gil Jordan (typesetting)

Indexer Notes

Brief blurbs on each of the book's creators accompanied by small drawings from the listed artists

Acknowledgements (Table of Contents: 41)

credits, title page / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Dave Sim; Robert Armstrong
Inks
Dave Sim; Robert Armstrong
Letters
Gil Jordan (typesetting)

Characters
Mickey Rat

Indexer Notes

Reprint credits accompanied by small drawings from the listed artists

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 42)

blank page(s) / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 43) (Expand) /

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

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Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
  3. 2. [no title indexed]
  4. 3. Introduction
  5. 4. [no title indexed]
  6. 5. Life's a Bitch and Then You Die!
  7. 6. The Saga of Frank Sinatra Jr.
  8. 7. Daily Strip
  9. 8. How Can I Write a Story About Fashion- Now That My Toy Boy is Gone?
  10. 9. Cynicism- A Series of Cartoons on a Philosophical Theme
  11. 10. The Sequel
    Hercules Amongst the North Americans
  12. 11. Rude Interlude
    Mickey Rat
  13. 12. In Pictopia
  14. 13. Dead Dick
  15. 14. Rapture
  16. 15. ["Where's the puffed wheat?"]
    Pud + Spud
  17. 16. Of What Use is a Bunch?
  18. 17. Raging Skinboy
    Skinboy
  19. 18. Chicago '68 part I
  20. 19. Chicago '68 part II
  21. 20. The Gourmets from Planet X
  22. 21. ["The Hotel Scumbag, 2:26 a.m. Shakey Sheke was getting ready for bed when he heard a pounding coming from the room next door."]
    The Treacherous Tot
  23. 22. A Night on the Town
    Cerebus
  24. 23. Th' Consumption Came to Mill's End Village
  25. 24. O Canada Our Home and Native Land
  26. 25. Jerry Mack
  27. 26. ["Right wing Republicans were out of power for fifty years."]
  28. 27. ["Once I was out of law school I acted on my ideals."]
  29. 28. ["Roy Cohn was my cousin"]
  30. 29. ["I wrote a story on sex on campus for my high school newspaper."]
  31. 30. Dinosaurs at the Bar
  32. 31. A Family Heirloom
  33. 32. I Think I Was an Alcoholic Waiting to Happen
  34. 33. God's Bosom
  35. 34. Parental Brain Twisters
    Life in Hell
  36. 35. ["All right, Bongo, because you've been so quiet, we're letting you out of detention early."]
    Life in Hell
  37. 36. What Not to Say During Moments of Intimacy
    Life in Hell
  38. 37. C.I.A. Also Linked to a Comic Book
    Life in Hell
  39. 38. Jimbo Erectus
  40. 39. American Splendor Assaults the Media
  41. 40. Biographical Notes
  42. 41. Acknowledgements
  43. 42. [no title indexed]
  44. 43. [no title indexed]
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