(July 1990)

Fantagraphics, 1990 Series
Volume
2
Price
12.95 USD; 15.95 CAD
Pages
132
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Fantagraphics Books
Brand
Fantagraphics Books
ISBN
0-560-97037-4; 978-0-560-97037-1 Search at WorldCat
Barcode
9780560970371 51295
Editing
Gary Groth; Kim Thompson; Robert Boyd
Color
color covers, Black & White interiors
Binding
Softcover
Publishing Format
Collected Edition

Issue Notes

The ISBN printed in the book is incorrect.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Gilbert Hernandez; Jaime Hernandez; Paul Ollswang; Dori Seda; Eddie Campbell; Dan Clowes; Lynda Barry; Sergio Aragones; Mark Beyer; Dennis Worden
Inks
Gilbert Hernandez; Jaime Hernandez; Paul Ollswang; Dori Seda; Eddie Campbell; Dan Clowes; Lynda Barry; Sergio Aragones; Mark Beyer; Dennis Worden
Colors
Monster X; Roberta Gregory (cover color separations)
Letters
typeset

Characters
Luba; Carmen; Heraclio; Hopey; Maggie; Izzy; Groo the Wanderer
Reprints

Indexer Notes

A large drawing from the Hernandez Bros. is accompanied by small background drawings from nineteen artists

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

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

The Best Comics of the Decade vol. II (Table of Contents: 2)

credits, title page / 3 pages (report information)

Pencils
Hunt Emerson; Lynda Barry
Inks
Hunt Emerson; Lynda Barry
Letters
typeset

Characters
Calculus Cat

Indexer Notes

title page, indicia with production credits; table of contents

By Way of Explanation... (Table of Contents: 3)

Fabulous Furry Freak Brothers / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Gilbert Shelton; Paul Mavrides
Pencils
Gilbert Shelton; Paul Mavrides
Inks
Gilbert Shelton; Paul Mavrides
Letters
Gilbert Shelton; Paul Mavrides

Genre
humor; satire-parody
Characters
Fabulous Furry Freak Brothers [Fat Freddy; Freewheelin' Franklin; Phineas T. Freakears]; Computer Boy
Reprints

For the Love of Carmen (Table of Contents: 4)

comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Gilbert Hernandez [as Beto] (signed)
Pencils
Gilbert Hernandez [as Beto] (signed)
Inks
Gilbert Hernandez [as Beto] (signed)
Letters
Gilbert Hernandez [as Beto] (signed)

Genre
drama
Characters
Heraclio; Carmen; Vicente; Israel; Satch; Jesus; Toco; Luba; Manuel; Tonantzín Villaseñor; Chelo; Pipo; Lucia; Elvira; Howard Miller
Reprints
Keywords
soap opera

Indexer Notes

"The version in this volume has been slightly rewritten by Gilbert Hernandez."

Romantic Rahoolio The Latin Lovar (Table of Contents: 5)

Ernie Pook's Comeek / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
Lynda Barry
Pencils
Lynda Barry
Inks
Lynda Barry
Letters
Lynda Barry

Genre
humor
Characters
Rahoolio
Reprints
  • from ? (circa 1985-87)

Indexer Notes

These Barry strips originally appeared in various underground/indie newspaper syndicates.

Hula Memories (Table of Contents: 6)

Ernie Pook's Comeek / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
Lynda Barry
Pencils
Lynda Barry
Inks
Lynda Barry
Letters
Lynda Barry

Genre
biography
Characters
Lynda Barry; Dee-Dee; Sharon
Reprints
  • from ? (circa 1985-87)
Keywords
autobiography

The Night We All Got Sick (Table of Contents: 7)

Ernie Pook's Comeek / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
Lynda Barry
Pencils
Lynda Barry
Inks
Lynda Barry
Letters
Lynda Barry

Genre
biography
Characters
Lynda Barry; Freddie; Marlys; Mike; Aunt Sylvia
Reprints
  • from ? (circa 1985-87)
Keywords
autobiography

Sunday Matanay (Table of Contents: 8)

Ernie Pook's Comeek / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
Lynda Barry
Pencils
Lynda Barry
Inks
Lynda Barry
Letters
Lynda Barry

Genre
biography
Characters
Lynda Barry; Mike; Randy; Quigly
Reprints
  • from ? (circa 1985-87)
Keywords
autobiography

Contagious (Table of Contents: 9)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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

Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Linda; Paul; Jane Brewster; Health Official; Dad
Reprints

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

Trots and Bonnie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Shary Flenniken
Pencils
Shary Flenniken
Inks
Shary Flenniken
Letters
Shary Flenniken

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Oh Bonnie! I'd be delighted to help you with your homework.
Genre
humor
Characters
Bonnie; Edward
Reprints

Saturday Night and Sunday Morning (Table of Contents: 11)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Carol Tyler
Pencils
Carol Tyler
Inks
Carol Tyler
Letters
Carol Tyler

Characters
Jim; Jean; Jean; Johnny; Vera; Charlie; Chuck; Hannah
Reprints

Uncle Bob's Mid-Life Crisis (Table of Contents: 12)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Robert Crumb [as R. Crumb] (signed)
Pencils
Robert Crumb [as R. Crumb] (signed)
Inks
Robert Crumb [as R. Crumb] (signed)
Letters
Robert Crumb [as R. Crumb] (signed)

Genre
biography
Characters
Bob [Robert Crumb]; Arline [Aline Kominsky-Crumb]; Sophie Crumb; Franki; Feldkamp
Synopsis
Crumb struggles with his mid-life crisis.
Reprints
Keywords
autobiography

Indexer Notes

Aline is referred to as "Arline" in this story.

The Grand Tour (Table of Contents: 13)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Rick Geary
Pencils
Rick Geary
Inks
Rick Geary
Letters
Rick Geary

Reprints

Hometown News (Table of Contents: 14)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Rick Geary
Pencils
Rick Geary
Inks
Rick Geary
Letters
Rick Geary

Reprints

Mean Cuisine (Table of Contents: 15)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
Krystine Kryttre
Pencils
Krystine Kryttre
Inks
Krystine Kryttre
Letters
Krystine Kryttre

Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 16)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
Eddie Campbell
Pencils
Eddie Campbell
Inks
Eddie Campbell
Letters
Eddie Campbell

First Line of Dialogue or Text
All about the fight at Gator's, the night-spot whose gimmick is a live alligator
Characters
Alec MacGarry; Danny Grey; Smiffy; The Viking; Monica; Club Bouncer; Pam
Reprints
  • from Flypaper (Eddie Campbell, 1983 series) #[nn]

Pa•ra•dox (Table of Contents: 17)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Larry Gonick
Pencils
Larry Gonick
Inks
Larry Gonick
Letters
Larry Gonick

Genre
advocacy
Characters
Richard Nixon
Synopsis
Commentary on the paradoxes of having a nuclear arsenal as "deterrence."
Reprints
Keywords
political

Dementia Praecox (Table of Contents: 18)

Lloyd Llewellyn / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Daniel Clowes [as Dan Clowes]
Pencils
Daniel Clowes [as Dan Clowes]
Inks
Daniel Clowes [as Dan Clowes]
Letters
Daniel Clowes [as Dan Clowes]

Characters
Lloyd Llewellyn; Bartender; Iris King; Nosmo King; Ernie Hoyle
Synopsis
Lloyd has an encounter with a pair of psychotic siblings.
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 19)

Washingtoon / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
Mark Alan Stamaty
Pencils
Mark Alan Stamaty
Inks
Mark Alan Stamaty
Letters
Mark Alan Stamaty

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Like gunslingers in the Old West, the television sets challenged America.
Genre
humor; satire-parody
Characters
Willie Warhead
Synopsis
A send-up of the standard rationales for the nuclear arms buildup.
Reprints
  • from The Village Voice (?, 1955 series) (circa 1983-1985)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 20)

Washingtoon / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
Mark Alan Stamaty
Pencils
Mark Alan Stamaty
Inks
Mark Alan Stamaty
Letters
Mark Alan Stamaty

First Line of Dialogue or Text
You're serious about this, aren't you Bob?
Genre
humor; satire-parody
Characters
Bob; Ginger
Synopsis
A send-up of the exploitation of the budget deficit issue by politicians in the eighties.
Reprints
  • from The Village Voice (?, 1955 series) (circa 1983-1985)

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

Washingtoon / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
Mark Alan Stamaty
Pencils
Mark Alan Stamaty
Inks
Mark Alan Stamaty
Letters
Mark Alan Stamaty

First Line of Dialogue or Text
For people with a sense of history, Mr. President's popularity among America's youth
Genre
advocacy; satire-parody
Characters
Cathy; Bobby; Susie; Joey; Bob Forehead; Chip; Mr. President [Ronald Reagan]
Synopsis
A send-up of the eighties conservative rationale for tax cutting.
Reprints
  • from The Village Voice (?, 1955 series) (circa 1983-1985)
Keywords
political

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 22)

Washingtoon / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
Mark Alan Stamaty
Pencils
Mark Alan Stamaty
Inks
Mark Alan Stamaty
Letters
Mark Alan Stamaty

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I don't even like to think about how my life used to be.
Genre
advocacy; satire-parody
Characters
Bob Forehead
Reprints
  • from The Village Voice (?, 1955 series) (circa 1983-1985)
Keywords
political

Perfect Day (Table of Contents: 23)

Stickboy / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Dennis Worden
Pencils
Dennis Worden
Inks
Dennis Worden
Letters
Dennis Worden

Genre
humor
Characters
Stickboy
Reprints

Urban Reflex (Table of Contents: 24)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Will Eisner
Pencils
Will Eisner
Inks
Will Eisner
Letters
Will Eisner

Genre
drama
Reprints

Fair Exchange (Table of Contents: 25)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Sergio Aragones
Pencils
Sergio Aragones
Inks
Sergio Aragones

Genre
humor
Synopsis
A mime doesn't get the response he expected.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

The title is taken from the table of contents

Grunge 361 (Table of Contents: 26)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Carol Lay
Pencils
Carol Lay
Inks
Carol Lay
Letters
Carol Lay

Genre
drama
Synopsis
A woman lies in an abortion clinic waiting for the procedure to start.
Reprints

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

Locas starring Hopey with her friends Maggie and Izzy / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Jaime Hernandez
Pencils
Jaime Hernandez
Inks
Jaime Hernandez
Letters
Jaime Hernandez

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Eek! You guys have been coloring your hair! Why didn't you tell me?
Genre
drama
Characters
Maggie [Margarita Luisa Chascarrillo]; Hopey [Esperanza Leticia Glass]; Izzy [Isabel Ortiz Ruebens]; Officer Sado; Speedy Ortiz
Synopsis
Hopey can't think of any graffiti to spray paint on a blank wall
Reprints
Keywords
soap opera

My Vacation (Table of Contents: 28)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Characters
Amy Tilsdale; Jordan; Mother House; Child
Synopsis
Amy's vacation comes to a quick end after she runs someone over.
Reprints

The Final Curtain (Table of Contents: 29)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Kim Deitch
Pencils
Kim Deitch
Inks
Kim Deitch
Letters
Kim Deitch

Characters
Maxine; Phil Morgan; Chorus Girl
Reprints
Keywords
Ghost

Her Bloody Majesty's Pleasure (Table of Contents: 30)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Dan O'Neill
Pencils
Dan O'Neill
Inks
Dan O'Neill
Letters
Dan O'Neill

Characters
Allison
Synopsis
A woman requests a portrait for her husband who is imprisoned for life.
Reprints

The Willful Little Pencil (Table of Contents: 31)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Roz Chast
Pencils
Roz Chast
Inks
Roz Chast
Letters
Roz Chast

Genre
humor
Synopsis
A pencil that misbehaves.

Indexer Notes

Previously unpublished.

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

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

Script
Jerry Moriarity
Pencils
Jerry Moriarity
Inks
Jerry Moriarity
Letters
Jerry Moriarity

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Both arms asleep. They're like dead meat. I'll knock it on the floor.
Characters
Jack [John W. Jack]
Reprints

Little Pushes (Table of Contents: 33)

Concrete / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Paul Chadwick
Pencils
Paul Chadwick
Inks
Paul Chadwick
Letters
Bill Spicer

Genre
drama; superhero
Characters
Concrete; Larry; Mr. Rodell; Bernice; Cynthia; Wolf Hultgren; Chris Milton
Reprints

Birthday Party (Table of Contents: 34)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Richard Sala
Pencils
Richard Sala
Inks
Richard Sala
Letters
Richard Sala

Characters
Mel; Brother-In-Law; Mr. Amthor; Wife; Therapist
Synopsis
A man's birthday party goes completely wrong for him.
Reprints

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

Calculus Cat / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Hunt Emerson
Pencils
Hunt Emerson
Inks
Hunt Emerson
Letters
Hunt Emerson

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I return home, grin intact!
Genre
humor
Characters
Calculus Cat; Pal 1; Pal 2; Pal 3; Pal 4; Pal 5; Pal 6; Pal 7; Pal 8; Pal 9; Pal 10; Pal 11; Pal 12; Pal 13; Pal 14; Pal 15
Reprints

How My Family Encouraged Me to Become an Artist! (Table of Contents: 36)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Dori Seda
Pencils
Dori Seda
Inks
Dori Seda
Letters
Dori Seda

Genre
biography
Characters
Dori Seda; Anton; Dori's Mom
Reprints
Keywords
autobiography

Rogues to Riches Chapter 2 (Table of Contents: 37)

Reid Fleming / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
David Boswell
Pencils
David Boswell
Inks
David Boswell
Letters
David Boswell

Genre
humor
Characters
Reid Fleming; Mr. Porrk; Mailman
Reprints

Busted (Table of Contents: 38)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Joyce Farmer
Pencils
Joyce Farmer
Inks
Joyce Farmer
Letters
Joyce Farmer

Genre
biography
Characters
Joyce Farmer; Undercover Cop; Mild-Mannered Academic; Pregnant Wife; Reporter; Evie; A.C.L.U. Attorney
Synopsis
Joyce recounts the difficulties she faced after Tits & Clits #1 was published.
Reprints
Keywords
autobiography

Invisible Hinge (Table of Contents: 39)

Dark Night of the Soul Playhouse / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
Jim Woodring
Pencils
Jim Woodring
Inks
Jim Woodring
Letters
Jim Woodring

Characters
Frank; Randy
Reprints

Biographical Notes (Table of Contents: 40)

credits, title page / 3 pages (report information)

Script
Robert Fiore [as R. Fiore]; Robert Boyd; Kim Thompson
Pencils
Kim Deitch; Charles Burns; Mark Alan Stamaty
Inks
Kim Deitch; Charles Burns; Mark Alan Stamaty
Letters
typeset

Characters
El Borbah

Indexer Notes

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

Acknowledgements (Table of Contents: 41)

credits, title page / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Carol Lay
Inks
Carol Lay
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

reprint credits

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

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

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

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 44) (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. The Best Comics of the Decade vol. II
  4. 3. By Way of Explanation...
    Fabulous Furry Freak Brothers
  5. 4. For the Love of Carmen
  6. 5. Romantic Rahoolio The Latin Lovar
    Ernie Pook's Comeek
  7. 6. Hula Memories
    Ernie Pook's Comeek
  8. 7. The Night We All Got Sick
    Ernie Pook's Comeek
  9. 8. Sunday Matanay
    Ernie Pook's Comeek
  10. 9. Contagious
  11. 10. ["Oh Bonnie! I'd be delighted to help you with your homework."]
    Trots and Bonnie
  12. 11. Saturday Night and Sunday Morning
  13. 12. Uncle Bob's Mid-Life Crisis
  14. 13. The Grand Tour
  15. 14. Hometown News
  16. 15. Mean Cuisine
  17. 16. ["All about the fight at Gator's, the night-spot whose gimmick is a live alligator"]
  18. 17. Pa•ra•dox
  19. 18. Dementia Praecox
    Lloyd Llewellyn
  20. 19. ["Like gunslingers in the Old West, the television sets challenged America."]
    Washingtoon
  21. 20. ["You're serious about this, aren't you Bob?"]
    Washingtoon
  22. 21. ["For people with a sense of history, Mr. President's popularity among America's youth"]
    Washingtoon
  23. 22. ["I don't even like to think about how my life used to be."]
    Washingtoon
  24. 23. Perfect Day
    Stickboy
  25. 24. Urban Reflex
  26. 25. Fair Exchange
  27. 26. Grunge 361
  28. 27. ["Eek! You guys have been coloring your hair! Why didn't you tell me?"]
    Locas starring Hopey with her friends Maggie and Izzy
  29. 28. My Vacation
  30. 29. The Final Curtain
  31. 30. Her Bloody Majesty's Pleasure
  32. 31. The Willful Little Pencil
  33. 32. ["Both arms asleep. They're like dead meat. I'll knock it on the floor."]
    Jack Survives
  34. 33. Little Pushes
    Concrete
  35. 34. Birthday Party
  36. 35. ["I return home, grin intact!"]
    Calculus Cat
  37. 36. How My Family Encouraged Me to Become an Artist!
  38. 37. Rogues to Riches Chapter 2
    Reid Fleming
  39. 38. Busted
  40. 39. Invisible Hinge
    Dark Night of the Soul Playhouse
  41. 40. Biographical Notes
  42. 41. Acknowledgements
  43. 42. [no title indexed]
  44. 43. [no title indexed]
  45. 44. [no title indexed]
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