Blab! #8
(Summer 1995)

Kitchen Sink Press, 1988 Series
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Price:
16.95 USD; 21.95 CAD
Pages:
116
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Kitchen Sink Press, Inc.
Brand:
Kitchen Sink Press
ISBN:
0-87816-364-6 Search at WorldCat
Barcode:
9780878163649 51695
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

[Emblematic Readers Prefer Cartoon Books of Quality] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1.33 pages (report information)

Script:
Chris Ware
Pencils:
Chris Ware
Inks:
Chris Ware
Colors:
Chris Ware
Letters:
Chris Ware

Characters:
Daddy Warbucks; Nancy; Super-man

Indexer Notes

The front cover image wraparounds to only part of the back cover.

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

illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Richard Sala [as R. Sala] (signed)
Inks:
Richard Sala [as R. Sala] (signed)
Colors:
Richard Sala [as R. Sala] (signed)

Contents (Table of Contents: 2)

table of contents / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Archer Prewitt
Inks:
Archer Prewitt
Letters:
typeset

Characters:
Sof' Boy

Indexer Notes

Table of contents, production credits and indicia accompanied by a background illustration

Blab-a-logue: (Table of Contents: 3)

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

Script:
Monte Beauchamp ?
Letters:
typeset

Somewhere Over the Rainbow... (Table of Contents: 4)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Charles Berberian
Pencils:
Walter Minus
Inks:
Walter Minus
Letters:
?

Characters:
Sue; Loretta; Burt

The Mating Season! (Table of Contents: 5)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Potential Mate; Supervisor Ed

My Father's Brain (Table of Contents: 6)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Richard Sala (signed)
Pencils:
Richard Sala (signed)
Inks:
Richard Sala (signed)
Letters:
Richard Sala (signed)

Characters:
Father
Reprints:

Steven and the Morons (Table of Contents: 7)

Steven / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Steven; Junior; Uncle Jeb; Sis; Pa [Billy]; Fred

Cruisin' With the Hound (Table of Contents: 8)

Fred Toote' / comic story / 9 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'; Tex; Jocko Reese; The Hound; Chuckie's Mom; Anita; Judy; Old Timer
Reprints:

A Case of the Shakes (Table of Contents: 9)

text article / 11 pages (report information)

Script:
Jeffrey Steele
Pencils:
Jonathon Rosen
Inks:
Jonathon Rosen
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Accompanied by one double-page illustration and three full-page illustrations

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

Sof' Boy / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Archer Prewitt
Pencils:
Archer Prewitt
Inks:
Archer Prewitt
Colors:
Archer Prewitt ?
Letters:
Archer Prewitt

First Line of Dialogue or Text:
Happy day! Hello!
Genre:
humor
Characters:
Sof' Boy; Kujoe
Synopsis:
Sof' Boy climbs out of a culvert only to be decapitated and torn up by a pit bull.

Halloween (Table of Contents: 11)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Gary Leib (signed)
Pencils:
Gary Leib (signed) (painted ?)
Inks:
Gary Leib (signed) (painted ?)
Colors:
Gary Leib (signed) (painted ?)
Letters:
Gary Leib (signed) (painted ?)

Indexer Notes

Story told using full-page illustrations

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 12)

Jimmy Corrigan, The Smartest Kid on Earth / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Chris Ware
Pencils:
Chris Ware
Inks:
Chris Ware
Colors:
Chris Ware
Letters:
Chris Ware

First Line of Dialogue or Text:
When last we left our little hero, abandoned on an uncharted island somewhere in the great Atlantic sea by his mother...
Characters:
Jimmy Corrigan; Nelson Smellpants; Jimmy's Sister; Sparky; Super-Man
Synopsis:
Jimmy, stranded on an island, spends much of his time fishing and talking to a toy mouse he created from twigs and torn cloth. He struggles with a storm while in a boat, gets attacked by a large bird of prey and gets stuck in his cave. He is then rescued by a pack of "Super-men" and then eventually again meets Super-man himself.
Reprints:

Angry Gray Robot (Table of Contents: 13)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Peter Hoey
Pencils:
Peter Hoey (computer artwork)
Inks:
Peter Hoey (computer artwork)
Colors:
Peter Hoey (computer artwork)
Letters:
Peter Hoey (computer artwork)

Characters:
Gray Robot; Donut Planet

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 14)

Genius + Dunce / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Gary Baseman [as Baseman] (signed)
Pencils:
Gary Baseman [as Baseman] (signed) (painting)
Inks:
Gary Baseman [as Baseman] (signed) (painting)
Colors:
Gary Baseman [as Baseman] (signed) (painting)
Letters:
Gary Baseman [as Baseman] (signed) (painting)

First Line of Dialogue or Text:
If you're such a genius, why are wearing such an asinine hat?
Characters:
Genius; Dunce

The Beaten Path (Table of Contents: 15)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Peter Kuper (signed)
Pencils:
Peter Kuper (signed) (stencil painting)
Inks:
Peter Kuper (signed) (stencil painting)
Colors:
Peter Kuper (signed) (stencil painting)
Letters:
Peter Kuper (signed)

Characters:
Peter Kuper; Adam; Cup O' Tea
Reprints:

Burning Love (Table of Contents: 16)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
David Goldin (signed)
Pencils:
David Goldin (signed) (watercolor + mixed media)
Inks:
David Goldin (signed) (watercolor + mixed media)
Colors:
David Goldin (signed) (watercolor + mixed media)
Letters:
David Goldin (signed)

Indexer Notes

The story panels have bottlecaps, matchboxes, burnt matches and bits of illustrated torn paper combined with the drawings.

The Art of the Valmor Label (Table of Contents: 17)

illustration / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Monte Beauchamp
Pencils:
? (anonymous)
Inks:
? (anonymous)
Colors:
? (anonymous)
Letters:
? (anonymous); typeset

Indexer Notes

Thirty-two images of Valmor product labels are shown. Accompanied by a brief text intro. Terry Zwigoff did an article on the same topic in Weirdo #18.

My Coke is Flat (Table of Contents: 18)

Enjoy or Suffer / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Gary Baseman [as Baseman] (signed)
Pencils:
Gary Baseman [as Baseman] (signed) (painting)
Inks:
Gary Baseman [as Baseman] (signed) (painting)
Colors:
Gary Baseman [as Baseman] (signed) (painting)
Letters:
Gary Baseman [as Baseman] (signed) (painting)

No Hope No Fear: The Unraveling of Caravaggio's Career (Table of Contents: 19)

comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script:
Frank Stack
Pencils:
Frank Stack; Caravaggio (single-page illustration)
Inks:
Frank Stack
Letters:
Frank Stack; typeset

Characters:
Caravaggio [Michelangelo Merisi]; Lena; Ranuccio Tommasini; Mario Minniti (single-panel silent cameo)
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

The first page has a blown-up image of a Caravaggio figure study (unknown date)

Snake Doctor Blues (Table of Contents: 20)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
J. D. Short [as Jaydee Short]; Jess Johnson [as Jeff Johnson]
Pencils:
Jess Johnson [as Jeff Johnson]
Inks:
Jess Johnson [as Jeff Johnson]
Letters:
Jess Johnson [as Jeff Johnson]

Characters:
Snake Doctor
Synopsis:
An adaptation of the titular Mississippi Delta blues song includes the original lyrics.

Indexer Notes

Story told using full-page illustrations

Square Publisher (Table of Contents: 21)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Denis Kitchen (signed)
Pencils:
Denis Kitchen (signed)
Inks:
Denis Kitchen (signed)
Letters:
Denis Kitchen (signed)

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Denis Kitchen
Reprints:

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

Tales from the Land of Plenty / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text:
Do Laundry, Change Tire, Eat Egg, Make Date with Cindy, Get Ice Cream

Ideas & Images: The Art of Drew Friedman (Table of Contents: 23)

illustration / 18 pages (report information)

Script:
Monte Beauchamp ?; Drew Friedman
Pencils:
Drew Friedman
Inks:
Drew Friedman
Letters:
typeset

Characters:
David Letterman; Jay Leno; Ted Koppel; Chevy Chase; Conan O'Brien; Arsenio Hall; Menendez Brothers [Lyle Menendez; Erik Menendez]; Joe Franklin; Roseanne Barr [as Roseanne Arnold]; Tom Cruise; Bela Lugosi; Captain DeZita; Tor Johnson; Kenne Duncan; Ed Wood; Vampira; Orson Welles; David Byrne; Paul Simon; Michael Moriarity
Reprints:
  • US in The Fun Never Stops: An Anthology of Comic Art 1991-2006 (Fantagraphics, 2007 series) (June 2007)
  • from Entertainment Weekly (1993)
  • from Buzz #? (1994)
  • from The New York Times magazine (1994)
  • from The Village Voice (1994)
  • from The New York Times magazine (1993)
  • from Entertainment Weekly (1993)
  • from The Ed Wood, Jr. Players trading card set
  • from The Worst (Josh Alan Friedman CD cover, 1994)
  • from Entertainment Weekly Guide to the Greatest Movies Ever Made (1994)
  • from Spy magazine (1989)
  • from Dartmouth Alumni magazine (1993)

Indexer Notes

Eleven full-page illustrations accompanied by an interview.

The Elevator Ride (Table of Contents: 24)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Josh Alan Friedman
Pencils:
Richard Sala (scratchboard)
Inks:
Richard Sala (scratchboard)
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Accompanied by a single-small illustration

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 25)

illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Kazimieras G. Prapuolenis [as Kaz] (signed)
Inks:
Kazimieras G. Prapuolenis [as Kaz] (signed)
Colors:
Kazimieras G. Prapuolenis [as Kaz] (signed) ?

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

illustration / 0.67 page (report information)

Script:
Drew Friedman ?
Pencils:
Drew Friedman
Inks:
Drew Friedman
Letters:
Drew Friedman

First Line of Dialogue or Text:
When baby grows up, he'll read Blab.
Genre:
humor
Characters:
Jim Nabors

Indexer Notes

Back cover image