Blab! #7
(Winter 1992)

Kitchen Sink Press, 1988 Series
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Price
8.95 USD
Pages
148
Indicia Frequency
annually
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Kitchen Sink Press, Inc.
Brand
Kitchen Sink Comix
ISBN
0-87816-194-5 Search at WorldCat
Editing
Monte Beauchamp
Color
Color Covers, Black & White Interiors (#3-7); Color & Black & White (#8)
Dimensions
8.5" x 5.5" (21.59 cm x 13.97 cm)- #3-7; 10" x 10" (25.4 cm x 25.4 cm)- #8
Binding
Squarebound
Publishing Format
Was Ongoing Series

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Script
Daniel Clowes [as Clowes] (signed)
Pencils
Daniel Clowes [as Clowes] (signed)
Inks
Daniel Clowes [as Clowes] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Daniel Clowes [as Clowes] (signed)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Wanna get your mind blown?

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

Jimmy Corrigan, The Smartest Kid on Earth / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Chris Ware [as C. Ware]
Pencils
Chris Ware [as C. Ware]
Inks
Chris Ware [as C. Ware]
Colors
Chris Ware ? (duotone)
Letters
Chris Ware [as C. Ware]

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I'm sure that someday you'll make someone very happy, Jimmy... but you're just not the kind of person I could ever fall in love with
Characters
Jimmy Corrigan
Synopsis
Jimmy buys some candy at the pharmacy. At home, he allows a stray cat in and feeds it a piece of candy.

Indexer Notes

Starts & ends on inside front & inside back covers

Blab! No. 7 (Table of Contents: 2)

credits, title page / 1 page (report information)

Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Table of contents, production credits, "special thanks to's," indicia

Psychorama (Table of Contents: 3)

comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script
Richard Sala [as R. Sala] (signed)
Pencils
Richard Sala [as R. Sala] (signed)
Inks
Richard Sala [as R. Sala] (signed)
Letters
Richard Sala [as R. Sala] (signed)

Characters
Therapist; Aldo; Basil; Cecil; Dexter; Edna; Farley; Gunther; Hugo; Igor; Jervis; Kent; Lowell; Molly; Nigel; Osgood; Preston; Quilbey; Roderick; Siegfried; Tod; Upton; Vaughn; Wesley; Xenos; Yorick; Zed
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[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 4)

Jimmy Corrigan, The Smartest Kid on Earth / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script
Chris Ware
Pencils
Chris Ware
Inks
Chris Ware
Letters
Chris Ware

First Line of Dialogue or Text
but first... an amusing cartoon short before our scheduled featured entertainment begin...
Characters
Jimmy Corrigan; Jimmy's Mother; Nelson Smellpants; Sparky, the Super-Boy; Quimby the Mouse; Superman; Mr. Johnson
Synopsis
The day after spending a night out celebrating his birthday, Jimmy's family moves to a new house. Nelson gets fired at his job while taking Jimmy to meet his boss. The family go out on a boat trip. Suddenly, Jimmy wakes up on a piece of driftwood and remembers the ship capsized in a storm. He then winds up stranded on a deserted island for several weeks with only occasional visits from Superman.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

The story opens with a "Quimby the Mouse" strip, which is revealed on the following page to be a cartoon Jimmy is watching on a kinetoscope-like machine.

Boxcar Bertha: An Autobiography (Table of Contents: 5)

comic story / 16 pages (report information)

Script
Joe Coleman (signed)
Pencils
Joe Coleman (signed)
Inks
Joe Coleman (signed)
Letters
typeset

Characters
Boxcar Bertha; Bertha's Mother; Leg-and-a-Half Peggy; Rough Looking "Dick"; Virginia Hargreaves; Virginia's Husband; Male Hobo; Franklin Jordan; Doctor; Big Otto
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Single-page illustrations accompanied by a text story

Ashes of Passion (Table of Contents: 6)

comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script
Mary Fleener (signed)
Pencils
Mary Fleener (signed)
Inks
Mary Fleener (signed)
Letters
Mary Fleener (signed)

Characters
Mary Fleener; Mary's Husband [Paul]; Bill; Celia; Celia's 8-Year-Old Daughter; Bill's Sons; Bill's Ex
Reprints

Bang (Table of Contents: 7)

Steven / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Doug Allen (signed)
Pencils
Doug Allen (signed)
Inks
Doug Allen (signed)
Letters
Doug Allen (signed)

Genre
humor
Characters
Steven; Ex-Editor; Cactus Plant; Bartender; Laverne Diablo; The Old Fisherman; Chas. Stinchfield; Fifi Doodle

My Mental Health??? Fine (Table of Contents: 8)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Gary Leib (signed)
Pencils
Gary Leib (signed)
Inks
Gary Leib (signed)
Letters
Gary Leib (signed)

Characters
Tsuris

The Shadow of Fred Toote' (Table of Contents: 9)

Fred Toote' / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Spain Rodriguez [as Spain] (signed)
Pencils
Spain Rodriguez [as Spain] (signed)
Inks
Spain Rodriguez [as Spain] (signed)
Letters
Spain Rodriguez [as Spain] (signed)

Characters
Spain Rodriguez; Fred Toote'; Supervisor
Reprints

Porn (Table of Contents: 10)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Terry Laban (signed)
Pencils
Terry Laban (signed)
Inks
Terry Laban (signed)
Letters
Terry Laban (signed)

Characters
Ed; Father; Mother; Counselor; Pastor; Wife; New Baby; Prostitute

The Bard Must Die! (Table of Contents: 11)

comic story / 36 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Stack
Pencils
Frank Stack
Inks
Frank Stack
Letters
Frank Stack

Genre
historical
Characters
William Shakespeare; Lord General Robert Dudley; Queen Bess; The Earl; Mary Sidney; Bob; Philip Sidney; Henry Herbert; John Shakespeare; James I; The Chamberlain; Michael; Ben
Reprints

Psychobabylon (Table of Contents: 12)

Necropolis Keester / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Skip Williamson (signed)
Pencils
Skip Williamson (signed)
Inks
Skip Williamson (signed)
Letters
Skip Williamson (signed)

Genre
humor; satire-parody
Characters
Necropolis Keester; Manly Bungstein; Melanoma Obtuse; Emile; Suzanne Sommers (sic) (single-panel wordless cameo); Stacy Keach (single-panel wordless cameo); Snappy Sammy Smoot

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 13)

Tales from the Land of Plenty / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Marc Trujillo
Pencils
Marc Trujillo
Inks
Marc Trujillo
Letters
Marc Trujillo

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Is Jack here?
Characters
Bill Dern

Come to Papa (Table of Contents: 14)

text story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Josh Alan Friedman
Pencils
Richard Sala
Inks
Richard Sala
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Accompanied by three illustrations of varying sizes

The Leadership Secrets of Ross Perot (Table of Contents: 15)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Drew Friedman ?; K. Bidus
Pencils
Drew Friedman
Inks
Drew Friedman
Letters
Drew Friedman

Genre
humor; satire-parody
Characters
Ross Perot; Nancy Reagan; Ronald Reagan
Reprints

[In This Crazy Issue:] (Table of Contents: 16) (Expand) /

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

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["Wanna get your mind blown?"]
  2. 1. ["I'm sure that someday you'll make someone very happy, Jimmy... but you're just not the kind of person I could ever fall in love with"]
    Jimmy Corrigan, The Smartest Kid on Earth
  3. 2. Blab! No. 7
  4. 3. Psychorama
  5. 4. ["but first... an amusing cartoon short before our scheduled featured entertainment begin..."]
    Jimmy Corrigan, The Smartest Kid on Earth
  6. 5. Boxcar Bertha: An Autobiography
  7. 6. Ashes of Passion
  8. 7. Bang
    Steven
  9. 8. My Mental Health??? Fine
  10. 9. The Shadow of Fred Toote'
    Fred Toote'
  11. 10. Porn
  12. 11. The Bard Must Die!
  13. 12. Psychobabylon
    Necropolis Keester
  14. 13. ["Is Jack here?"]
    Tales from the Land of Plenty
  15. 14. Come to Papa
  16. 15. The Leadership Secrets of Ross Perot
  17. 16. [In This Crazy Issue:]
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