([October 21] 2008)

Yale University Press, 2006 Series
Volume:
2
Price:
28.00 USD; 16.99 GBP
Pages:
408
On-sale date:
2008-10-21
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
?
Brand:
?
ISBN:
978-0-300-12671-6 Search at WorldCat
Barcode:
9780300126716
Editing:
Ivan Brunetti; Chris Ware (assistant editor); Laura Mizicko (assistant editor); John Kuramoto (production)
Color:
Color
Binding:
Sewn Binding Hardcover with Dust Jacket

Issue Notes

Parts of this issue are reprinted:

An Anthology of Graphic Fiction, Cartoons & True Stories Vol. 2 (Table of Contents)

insert or dust jacket / pages (report information)

Script:
? (blurbs)
Pencils:
Daniel Clowes
Inks:
Daniel Clowes
Colors:
Daniel Clowes
Letters:
Daniel Clowes

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Indexer Notes

Dust jacket, front and back. Back contains two blurbs from the New York Times Book Review and Time, both about Volume One of the series.

["Yeah, I get to do six pages... whatever I want."] (Table of Contents: 1)

Joe Bristolboard / insert or dust jacket / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
Daniel Clowes
Pencils:
Daniel Clowes
Inks:
Daniel Clowes
Colors:
Daniel Clowes
Letters:
Daniel Clowes

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Indexer Notes

Feature is printed on the inner front dustjacket flap.

Maternal Type (Table of Contents: 2)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
William Steig
Inks:
William Steig
Colors:
?

Reprints:
  • from Persistent Faces (Duell, Sloan and Pierce, 1946) [presumably modified for printing on the cover]

Indexer Notes

Cubist face in metallic blue ink on the front cover cover (not on the dust jacket).

[Endpapers] (Table of Contents: 3)

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Pencils:
Richard McGuire
Inks:
Richard McGuire
Colors:
Richard McGuire

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[Title Page] (Table of Contents: 4)

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Pencils:
Onsmith
Inks:
Onsmith
Colors:
Onsmith
Letters:
typeset

[Credits] (Table of Contents: 5)

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Letters:
typeset

Contents (Table of Contents: 6)

table of contents / 3 pages (report information)

Letters:
typeset

Introduction (Table of Contents: 7)

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

Script:
Ivan Brunetti
Pencils:
Saul Steinberg (illustration)
Inks:
Saul Steinberg (illustration)
Colors:
Saul Steinberg (illustration)
Letters:
typeset

Napoleon! (Table of Contents: 8)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Sammy Harkham
Pencils:
Sammy Harkham
Inks:
Sammy Harkham
Colors:
Sammy Harkham
Letters:
Sammy Harkham

Genre:
humor; historical
Characters:
Napoleon Bonaparte
Synopsis:
Napoleon goes to war in Sicily and realizes he can't tell jokes as well as Benjamin Franklin.
Reprints:

Rocket Sam on the Mysterious Cave Planet Of Zanndor (Table of Contents: 9)

Rocket Sam / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Rocket Sam
Synopsis:
Rocket Sam lands on a new planet
Reprints:

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

Big Tex / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Big Tex Johnson
Synopsis:
Big Tex's life in reverse
Reprints:

I Hate You and I'm Sure of it This Time. Really. I Just Decided. I Thought You'd Like to Know. (Table of Contents: 11)

Quimby / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Quimby; bird
Synopsis:
Quimby loses it
Reprints:

No. 9 (Table of Contents: 12)

Tales Of Tomorrow / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Jimmy Corrigan
Synopsis:
The future Jimmy goes on holiday
Reprints:

God (Table of Contents: 13)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Chris Ware
Pencils:
Chris Ware
Inks:
Chris Ware
Colors:
Chris Ware (tones)

Genre:
humor; satire-parody; superhero
Reprints:

Action Camus (Table of Contents: 14)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
R. Sikoryak
Pencils:
R. Sikoryak
Inks:
R. Sikoryak
Colors:
R. Sikoryak
Letters:
R. Sikoryak

Genre:
humor; satire-parody; superhero
Synopsis:
Albert Camus' "The Stranger," told as a set of mock covers in the style of Silver Age Superman comics.
Reprints:

["I'm tired of being in this bucket!"] (Table of Contents: 15)

Dick Crazy / comic story / 0.25 page (report information)

Script:
Michael Kupperman
Pencils:
Michael Kupperman
Inks:
Michael Kupperman
Letters:
Michael Kupperman

Genre:
humor; satire-parody
Synopsis:
Dick Crazy discovers a fly watching his wrist TV.
Reprints:

["Why's this town so empty"] (Table of Contents: 16)

Cousin Granpa / comic story / 0.25 page (report information)

Script:
Michael Kupperman
Pencils:
Michael Kupperman
Inks:
Michael Kupperman
Letters:
Michael Kupperman

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Cousin Granpa enters a town just before an atomic test on the site.
Reprints:

["Damn it, Snake 'n' Bacon!"] (Table of Contents: 17)

Snake 'n' Bacon / comic story / 0.25 page (report information)

Script:
Michael Kupperman
Pencils:
Michael Kupperman
Inks:
Michael Kupperman
Letters:
Michael Kupperman

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Snake; Bacon
Synopsis:
The police chief calls Snake and Bacon on the carpet for blowing up "half the harbor," but instead of punishing them gives them promotions.
Reprints:

Here Come Madness (Table of Contents: 18)

comic story / 0.25 page (report information)

Script:
Michael Kupperman
Pencils:
Michael Kupperman
Inks:
Michael Kupperman
Letters:
Michael Kupperman

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
A customer at a kitchen department store asks a clerk for a journey into madness. The clerk obliges.
Reprints:

He Had a Funny Face (Table of Contents: 19)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Reprints:

Messenger of Death (Table of Contents: 20)

Mr. Tooth / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Reprints:

The Tragedy of Satan (Table of Contents: 21)

comic story / 5 pages (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]

Genre:
humor; satire-parody
Reprints:

The Nudist Nuns of Goat Island (Table of Contents: 22)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Mack White
Pencils:
Mack White
Inks:
Mack White
Letters:
Mack White

Genre:
humor
Reprints:

Thrift Shop Love (Table of Contents: 23)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Jayr Pulga
Pencils:
Jayr Pulga
Inks:
Jayr Pulga
Letters:
Jayr Pulga

Reprints:

ZZZ (Table of Contents: 24)

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Script:
Renée French
Pencils:
Renée French
Inks:
Renée French

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Indexer Notes

Basking Ridge (USA)

The Road to Rana Poona (Table of Contents: 25)

comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script:
Kim Deitch
Pencils:
Kim Deitch
Inks:
Kim Deitch
Colors:
?
Letters:
Kim Deitch

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Indexer Notes

The story is in black & white except for the top part of the final page

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

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Richard Sala
Pencils:
Richard Sala
Inks:
Richard Sala
Colors:
Richard Sala

Genre:
humor
Reprints:

The Grolo & Co. (Table of Contents: 27)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
J. Bradley Johnson
Pencils:
J. Bradley Johnson
Inks:
J. Bradley Johnson
Letters:
J. Bradley Johnson

Genre:
humor; anthropomorphic-funny animals; western-frontier
Reprints:

["Dunno'... ain't nuthin' good..."] (Table of Contents: 28)

Funny Bunny / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Archer Prewitt
Pencils:
Archer Prewitt
Inks:
Archer Prewitt
Letters:
Archer Prewitt

Genre:
humor; anthropomorphic-funny animals; satire-parody
Reprints:
  • from Chicago Reader, 2002

["Holy shit boy!"] (Table of Contents: 29)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Keith McCulloch (uncredited)
Pencils:
Keith McCulloch (uncredited)
Inks:
Keith McCulloch (uncredited)
Letters:
Keith McCulloch (uncredited)

Genre:
humor; anthropomorphic-funny animals
Reprints:

["Yes, Bullwinkle would have made a wonderful lawyer."] (Table of Contents: 30)

The Bungle Family / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Harry J. Tuthill
Pencils:
Harry J. Tuthill
Inks:
Harry J. Tuthill
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor
Reprints:
  • from The Bungle Family Sundays (McNaught Syndicate) 1929-11-17

["Well-well, professor, so you're back from the jungle!"] (Table of Contents: 31)

Count Screwloose / comic story / 0.35 page (report information)

Script:
Milt Gross
Pencils:
Milt Gross
Inks:
Milt Gross
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor
Reprints:
  • from Count Screwloose Sundays (King Features) 1933-06-11

["Now, I want you eggs to sit up all night and dope out a slogan for my store!"] (Table of Contents: 32)

Dave's Delicatessen / comic story / 0.65 page (report information)

Script:
Milt Gross
Pencils:
Milt Gross
Inks:
Milt Gross
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor
Reprints:
  • from Dave's Delicatessen Sundays (King Features) 1933-06-11

["Sufferin' sycamores! What an idea!"] (Table of Contents: 33)

Smokey Stover / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Bill Holman
Pencils:
Bill Holman
Inks:
Bill Holman
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor
Reprints:
  • from Smokey Stover Sundays (Chicago Tribune) 1942-10-25

["I'm reading here where this cartoonist..."] (Table of Contents: 34)

Hey Look / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Harvey Kurtzman
Pencils:
Harvey Kurtzman
Inks:
Harvey Kurtzman
Colors:
?
Letters:
Harvey Kurtzman
Job Number:
3428

Genre:
humor
Reprints:

["Come on, Towzer, Towzer!"] (Table of Contents: 35)

Genius / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Harvey Kurtzman
Pencils:
Harvey Kurtzman (signed)
Inks:
Harvey Kurtzman (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Harvey Kurtzman

Genre:
humor; children
Reprints:

[Modern Art] (Table of Contents: 36)

Egghead Doodle / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Harvey Kurtzman
Pencils:
Harvey Kurtzman
Inks:
Harvey Kurtzman
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
5806

Genre:
humor
Reprints:

Ode To Harvey Kurtzman (Table of Contents: 37)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Robert Crumb
Pencils:
Robert Crumb
Inks:
Robert Crumb
Colors:
Robert Crumb
Letters:
Robert Crumb

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Robert Crumb; Harvey Kurtzman
Synopsis:
What Harvey Kurtzman and his work meant to the young Robert Crumb and how he's influenced him since.
Reprints:

Beautiful Girl of the Month Reads MAD (Table of Contents: 38)

cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Basil Wolverton (mixed media, signed)
Inks:
Basil Wolverton (mixed media, signed)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
Parody of LIFE cover.
Reprints:

Kurtzman's Mad World (Table of Contents: 39)

text article / 0.67 page (report information)

Script:
Adam Gopnik
Letters:
typeset

Reprints:

H.K. (R.I.P.) (Table of Contents: 40)

comic story / 0.33 page (report information)

Script:
Art Spiegelman
Pencils:
Art Spiegelman
Inks:
Art Spiegelman
Colors:
Art Spiegelman
Letters:
Art Spiegelman

Genre:
non-fiction
Synopsis:
Art Spiegelman reacts to the death of Harvey Kurtzman.

A Furshlugginer Genius! (Table of Contents: 41)

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Script:
Art Spiegelman
Pencils:
Art Spiegelman
Inks:
Art Spiegelman
Colors:
Art Spiegelman
Letters:
Art Spiegelman

Genre:
non-fiction; biography
Synopsis:
Art Spiegelman recounts the time he gave a lecture on Harvey Kurtzman with Kurtzman himself present.
Reprints:

Nervous Rex, The Malpractice Suite (Table of Contents: 42)

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Script:
Art Spiegelman
Pencils:
Art Spiegelman
Inks:
Art Spiegelman
Letters:
Art Spiegelman

Genre:
humor
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

The strip cuts up old Rex Morgan, M.D. newspaper strips and adds to them for new effect.

Dead Dick (Table of Contents: 43)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Art Spiegelman (credited)
Pencils:
Art Spiegelman (credited)
Inks:
Art Spiegelman (credited)
Letters:
Art Spiegelman (credited)

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
Existential parody of Dick Tracy.
Reprints:

Tricky Cad: Case V (Table of Contents: 44)

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Script:
Jess
Pencils:
Jess
Inks:
Jess
Colors:
Jess
Letters:
Jess

Indexer Notes

An avant-garde art piece using rejiggered Dick Tracy art.

Dance Drama (Table of Contents: 45)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
John Hankiewicz
Pencils:
John Hankiewicz
Inks:
John Hankiewicz
Colors:
John Hankiewicz
Letters:
John Hankiewicz

Reprints:

Smooth Jazz (Table of Contents: 46)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Tim Hensley
Pencils:
Tim Hensley
Inks:
Tim Hensley
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor
Reprints:

The Plot Thickens (Table of Contents: 47)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Characters:
Charlie Bendix; Shirley; Lester; Aunt Norleen
Reprints:

The Thinkers (Table of Contents: 48)

illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Richard McGuire
Inks:
Richard McGuire
Letters:
Richard McGuire

Reprints:

Drink, Fucker! (Table of Contents: 49)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Gilbert Hernandez
Pencils:
Gilbert Hernandez
Inks:
Gilbert Hernandez
Letters:
Gilbert Hernandez

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Two drinkers
Synopsis:
Bar philosophy
Reprints:

Mosquito (Table of Contents: 50)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Gilbert Hernandez
Pencils:
Gilbert Hernandez
Inks:
Gilbert Hernandez
Letters:
Gilbert Hernandez

Genre:
fantasy-supernatural
Characters:
Primitives
Synopsis:
A murder in the village
Reprints:

She sleeps with Anybody but Me (Table of Contents: 51)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Gilbert Hernandez
Pencils:
Gilbert Hernandez
Inks:
Gilbert Hernandez
Letters:
Gilbert Hernandez

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Female Superhero; Kid
Reprints:

Particular Mind (Table of Contents: 52)

comic story / 13 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
drama
Reprints:

Artist (Table of Contents: 53)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
David Collier
Pencils:
David Collier
Inks:
David Collier
Letters:
David Collier

Reprints:

Frogs (Table of Contents: 54)

Sunday Funnie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Eugene Teal
Pencils:
Eugene Teal
Inks:
Eugene Teal
Letters:
Eugene Teal

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Mr. Rock; Mr. Hammer
Synopsis:
Bizarre behaviour by frogs.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Strip was allegedly passed to Roger Brand on a bus by the elderly Mr. Teal.

Biology 101 (Table of Contents: 55)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
Keith Pearson; Chris Rhodes
Synopsis:
Keith experiences a disturbing vision
Reprints:

3 My Eye Land Cyclops? (Table of Contents: 56)

illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Karl Wirsum
Inks:
Karl Wirsum
Colors:
Karl Wirsum

[“Have you ever had a dream where you knew you were dreaming, but it was so real”] (Table of Contents: 57)

Jimbo / comic story / 7.7 pages (report information)

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

Characters:
Jimbo
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

This section is printed in light green-colored paper.

[“William?! Where are you going with that corpse?”] (Table of Contents: 58)

comic story / 0.3 page (report information)

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

Reprints:

Indexer Notes

small strip running at the bottom of the previous story's first three pages

Bad (Table of Contents: 59)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Paper Rad
Pencils:
Paper Rad
Inks:
Paper Rad
Colors:
Paper Rad
Letters:
Paper Rad

Genre:
humor
Reprints:

[The Anti-Solar Ray] (Table of Contents: 60)

Stardust / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
Fletcher Hanks
Pencils:
Fletcher Hanks
Inks:
Fletcher Hanks
Colors:
?
Letters:
Fletcher Hanks

Genre:
fantasy-supernatural; superhero
Characters:
Stardust; Gyp Cliff (villain, introduction)
Reprints:

MM22 (Table of Contents: 61)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Christopher Forgues [as C. F.]
Pencils:
Christopher Forgues [as C. F.]
Inks:
Christopher Forgues [as C. F.]
Letters:
Christopher Forgues [as C. F.]

["I feel like the captain on the bridge"] (Table of Contents: 62)

Naughty Pete / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Charles Forbell
Pencils:
Charles Forbell
Inks:
Charles Forbell
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor
Reprints:
  • from Naughty Pete Sundays (New York Herald) 1913-12-07

We Must Know, We Will Know (Table of Contents: 63)

comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script:
Ron Rege Jr.
Pencils:
Ron Rege Jr.
Inks:
Ron Rege Jr.
Colors:
Ron Rege Jr.
Letters:
Ron Rege Jr.

Reprints:

["Give me six ought five three jay."] (Table of Contents: 64)

Dream of the Rarebit Fiend / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Winsor McCay
Pencils:
Winsor McCay
Inks:
Winsor McCay
Colors:
?
Letters:
Winsor McCay

Genre:
humor
Reprints:
  • from Dream of the Rarebit Fiend Sundays (New York Herald) 1913-01-19

Island of Silk and Ectoplasm (Table of Contents: 65)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Matthew Thurber
Pencils:
Matthew Thurber
Inks:
Matthew Thurber
Colors:
Matthew Thurber
Letters:
Matthew Thurber

Reprints:

Fervler 'n' Razzle (Table of Contents: 66)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Souther Salazar
Pencils:
Souther Salazar
Inks:
Souther Salazar
Letters:
Souther Salazar

Reprints:

Pie Face (Table of Contents: 67)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Kevin Scalzo
Pencils:
Kevin Scalzo
Inks:
Kevin Scalzo
Letters:
Kevin Scalzo

Reprints:

Kodachrome (Table of Contents: 68)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Megan Kelso
Pencils:
Megan Kelso
Inks:
Megan Kelso
Letters:
Megan Kelso

Reprints:

09/12/04 (Table of Contents: 69)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
James McShane
Pencils:
James McShane
Inks:
James McShane
Letters:
James McShane

Reprints:

Sunday, April 4th (Table of Contents: 70)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Laura Park
Pencils:
Laura Park
Inks:
Laura Park
Letters:
Laura Park

Indexer Notes

From an unpublished sketchbook.

September 1, 2005/September 3, 2005/September 5, 2005 (Table of Contents: 71)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Vanessa Davis
Pencils:
Vanessa Davis
Inks:
Vanessa Davis
Colors:
Vanessa Davis
Letters:
Vanessa Davis

Genre:
drama
Reprints:

502 West Main Street (Table of Contents: 72)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Onsmith
Pencils:
Onsmith
Inks:
Onsmith
Letters:
Onsmith

June 1st, 1988 (Table of Contents: 73)

Automatt; Peepshow / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Joe Matt
Pencils:
Joe Matt
Inks:
Joe Matt
Letters:
Joe Matt

Genre:
humor
Reprints:

My Life in a Nutshell (Table of Contents: 74)

AutoMatt; Peepshow / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Joe Matt (credited)
Pencils:
Joe Matt (credited)
Inks:
Joe Matt (credited)
Letters:
Joe Matt (credited)

Genre:
biography
Characters:
Joe Matt; Matt Wagner; Trish
Synopsis:
A year by year account of Joe's life up to 1988.
Reprints:

My Darkest Secret (Table of Contents: 75)

Automatt; Peepshow / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Joe Matt (credited)
Pencils:
Joe Matt (credited)
Inks:
Joe Matt (credited)
Letters:
Joe Matt (credited)

Genre:
biography
Characters:
Joe Matt
Synopsis:
Joe goes to New York City and has an encounter with a prostitute in a porn theatre.
Reprints:

Driving (Table of Contents: 76)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Jeffrey Brown
Pencils:
Jeffrey Brown
Inks:
Jeffrey Brown
Letters:
Jeffrey Brown

Genre:
drama
Reprints:

I Want You to Like Me (Table of Contents: 77)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Martin Cendreda
Pencils:
Martin Cendreda
Inks:
Martin Cendreda
Letters:
Martin Cendreda

Reprints:

Plainview (Table of Contents: 78)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Dave Kiersh
Pencils:
Dave Kiersh
Inks:
Dave Kiersh
Letters:
Dave Kiersh

Sam (Table of Contents: 79)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
John Porcellino
Pencils:
John Porcellino
Inks:
John Porcellino
Letters:
John Porcellino

Genre:
biography
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Beachy Head, Illinois (Table of Contents: 80)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Carrie Golus
Pencils:
Carrie Golus
Inks:
Carrie Golus
Colors:
Carrie Golus
Letters:
Carrie Golus

Genre:
biography
Reprints:

Halloween was a Blast (Table of Contents: 81)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Carrie Golus
Pencils:
Carrie Golus; Patrick W. Welch
Inks:
Carrie Golus; Patrick W. Welch
Letters:
Carrie Golus

Genre:
biography
Reprints:

Jack London (Table of Contents: 82)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Jessica Abel
Pencils:
Jessica Abel
Inks:
Jessica Abel
Letters:
Jessica Abel

Genre:
biography
Reprints:

Twigs and Stones (Table of Contents: 83)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Cole Johnson
Pencils:
Cole Johnson
Inks:
Cole Johnson
Colors:
Cole Johnson
Letters:
Cole Johnson

Reprints:
  • from Chicago Reader, 2006

Dancing (Table of Contents: 84)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Lynda Barry
Pencils:
Lynda Barry
Inks:
Lynda Barry
Colors:
Lynda Barry
Letters:
Lynda Barry

Genre:
biography
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Constellations (Table of Contents: 85)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Debbie Drechsler
Pencils:
Debbie Drechsler
Inks:
Debbie Drechsler
Colors:
Debie Dreschsler
Letters:
Debbie Drechsler

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Some Of My Best Friends Are (Table of Contents: 86)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Diane Noomin
Pencils:
Diane Noomin
Inks:
Diane Noomin
Letters:
Diane Noomin

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Diane Rosenblatt; Sonia Wyman; Teri; Eva
Synopsis:
Diane's friends with whom she's lost touch
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The Bunch, Her Baby & Grammaw Blabette (Table of Contents: 87)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
biography
Characters:
The Bunch; Her Mother [Grammaw Blabette]; Her Daughter [Der Soferschnitzel]
Synopsis:
Baby Sophie's reactions to her grandmother
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Keywords:
autobiography

Indexer Notes

The Bunch is Aline Kominsky's self-caricature.

Alike-A-Look (Table of Contents: 88)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Ariel Bordeaux
Pencils:
Ariel Bordeaux
Inks:
Ariel Bordeaux
Letters:
Ariel Bordeaux

Genre:
biography
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Keywords:
autobiography

My Mom Was a Schizophrenic (Table of Contents: 89)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
biography
Characters:
Chester Brown
Reprints:
Keywords:
autobiography

Notes for "My Mom Was a Schizophrenic" (Table of Contents: 90)

text article / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Chester Brown
Letters:
Chester Brown

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["Hello, welcome to my life."] (Table of Contents: 91)

comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script:
Anders Nilsen
Pencils:
Anders Nilsen
Inks:
Anders Nilsen
Letters:
Anders Nilsen

Reprints:

White Death (Table of Contents: 92)

comic story / 15 pages (report information)

Script:
Joe Sacco
Pencils:
Joe Sacco
Inks:
Joe Sacco
Letters:
Joe Sacco

Genre:
non-fiction
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Minnie's 3rd Love or: Nightmare On Polk Street (Table of Contents: 93)

comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script:
Phoebe Gloeckner [as P. Gloeckner] (signed)
Pencils:
Phoebe Gloeckner [as P. Gloeckner] (signed)
Inks:
Phoebe Gloeckner [as P. Gloeckner] (signed)
Letters:
Phoebe Gloeckner [as P. Gloeckner] (signed)

Characters:
Phoebe Gloeckner; Minnie; Bitsy; Tabatha; Richie; Brandy; Mother's Boyfriend; Lance; Gary; Bethie; Hippie David; Doc; Total Stranger
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Indexer Notes

In essence a precursor version of the artist's "Diary of a Teenage Girl" book featuring many of the same characters and events.

Depressed Dora Comics (Table of Contents: 94)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Elinore Norflus
Pencils:
Elinore Norflus
Inks:
Elinore Norflus
Letters:
Elinore Norflus

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Depressed Dora
Synopsis:
Depressed Dora needs to talk with someone
Reprints:

Episodes 68 and 69 (Table of Contents: 95)

Ninja / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Brian Chippendale
Pencils:
Brian Chippendale
Inks:
Brian Chippendale
Letters:
Brian Chippendale

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National Seashore (Table of Contents: 96)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Leif Goldberg
Pencils:
Leif Goldberg
Inks:
Leif Goldberg
Letters:
Leif Goldberg

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Near Miss (Table of Contents: 97)

comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script:
David Mazzucchelli
Pencils:
David Mazzucchelli
Inks:
David Mazzucchelli
Colors:
?
Letters:
David Mazzucchelli

Characters:
Ma; Steven; Ma'am
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Black-&-white line art, with spot gold coloring.

[“Good fight coming on. Damn it. I'll try another spot.”] (Table of Contents: 98)

Jack Survives / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Jerry Moriarty
Pencils:
Jerry Moriarty (painting)
Inks:
Jerry Moriarty (painting)
Letters:
Jerry Moriarty (painting)

Characters:
Jack [John W. Jack]
Synopsis:
Jack watches a boxing match.
Reprints:

["A dealer in antique office supplies explores a disused corridor..."] (Table of Contents: 99)

comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script:
Ben Katchor
Pencils:
Ben Katchor
Inks:
Ben Katchor
Letters:
Ben Katchor

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["As I approached Montreal, I felt that everything would have to be all right."] (Table of Contents: 100)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Frank Santoro
Pencils:
Frank Santoro
Inks:
Frank Santoro
Colors:
Frank Santoro
Letters:
Frank Santoro

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Cross-Fader (Table of Contents: 101)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Dan Zettwoch
Pencils:
Dan Zettwoch
Inks:
Dan Zettwoch
Colors:
Dan Zettwoch
Letters:
Dan Zettwoch

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The Curse (Table of Contents: 102)

Glenn Ganges / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script:
Kevin Huizenga
Pencils:
Kevin Huizenga
Inks:
Kevin Huizenga
Letters:
Kevin Huizenga

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Is There Life After Levittown? (Table of Contents: 103)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
biography
Characters:
Bill Griffith
Synopsis:
Snippets from Bill Griffith's suburban childhood.
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Keywords:
autobiography

How I Quit Collecting Records and Put Out a Comic Book With the Money I Saved (Table of Contents: 104)

American Splendor / comic story / 6 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 Pekar explains how he quit collecting jazz records and used the money he saved to publish American Splendor.
Reprints:
Keywords:
autobiography

That's Life (Table of Contents: 105)

comic story / 5 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:
Tommy Grady; Esther Grady; Willie; Red; Ed; Frank; Robert Crumb; Gary Seiden
Synopsis:
The recording career of Tommy Grady and the search for old blues recordings
Reprints:

Patton (Table of Contents: 106)

Charley Patton / comic story / 12 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:
Charley Patton; Henry Sloan; W.C. Handy; Eddie "Son" House [Son House]; Howlin' Wolf; Tommy Johnson; Bukka White; Record Company Scout; Washboard Sam; Mr. Melrose; Mrs. Keith Dockery; Obediah; Patton's Father; The Chatmon Family; Lizzie; Tom Rushen; Willie Brown; Louise Johnson; Robert Johnson; Bertha Lee; W.R. Calaway
Synopsis:
This bio of Charley Patton covers some of the major events in his life from his introduction to the blues in the early 1900s to his death in 1934.
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Keywords:
adult

Hunting for Old Records (Table of Contents: 107)

comic story / 0.75 page (report information)

Script:
Robert Crumb [as R. Crumb]
Pencils:
Robert Crumb [as R. Crumb]
Inks:
Robert Crumb [as R. Crumb]
Letters:
Robert Crumb [as R. Crumb]

Genre:
biography
Characters:
Robert Crumb
Reprints:
Keywords:
autobiography

Country Music (Table of Contents: 108)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Carol Tyler
Pencils:
Carol Tyler
Inks:
Carol Tyler
Colors:
Carol Tyler
Letters:
Carol Tyler

Genre:
biography
Reprints:

Waiting (Table of Contents: 109)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Maurice Vellekoop
Pencils:
Maurice Vellekoop (painting)
Inks:
Maurice Vellekoop (painting)
Colors:
Maurice Vellekoop (painting)
Letters:
Maurice Vellekoop

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["July 6, 1966"] (Table of Contents: 110)

comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script:
Seth
Pencils:
Seth
Inks:
Seth
Letters:
Seth

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Hazel Eyes (Table of Contents: 111)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Adrian Tomine
Pencils:
Adrian Tomine
Inks:
Adrian Tomine
Letters:
Adrian Tomine

Reprints:

Jerusalem Crickets (Table of Contents: 112)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
drama
Characters:
Terry [Theresa Leeanne Downe]; Hopey [Esperanza Leticia Glass]; Zero Gravity (Charles Joseph Gravette); Monica Miranda Zandinski
Reprints:

Blue Italian Shit (Table of Contents: 113)

Rodger Young / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
Daniel Clowes
Pencils:
Daniel Clowes
Inks:
Daniel Clowes
Letters:
Daniel Clowes

Genre:
drama
Characters:
Rodger Young; Best Friend's Girlfriend; Bum; David; Nat; Larry; Homely Girl; Bemis
Synopsis:
Rodger reflects on his youth
Reprints:
Keywords:
Slice of Life

Our Children and their Friends (Table of Contents: 114)

Ice Haven / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Daniel Clowes
Pencils:
Daniel Clowes
Inks:
Daniel Clowes
Colors:
Daniel Clowes
Letters:
Daniel Clowes

Characters:
David Goldberg; Charles; Carmichael; Paula
Reprints:

Melancholy Serenade (Table of Contents: 115)

Ice Haven / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Daniel Clowes
Pencils:
Daniel Clowes
Inks:
Daniel Clowes
Colors:
Daniel Clowes
Letters:
Daniel Clowes

Characters:
Random Wilder; Mr. Knudson; Mrs. Ida Wentz; Vida
Reprints:

Mr. & Mrs. Ames: Detectives For Hire (Table of Contents: 116)

Ice Haven / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Daniel Clowes
Pencils:
Daniel Clowes
Inks:
Daniel Clowes
Colors:
Daniel Clowes
Letters:
Daniel Clowes

Characters:
Mr. Joe Ames; Mrs. Ames; Officer Kaufman
Reprints:

Violet In Love (Table of Contents: 117)

Ice Haven / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Daniel Clowes
Pencils:
Daniel Clowes
Inks:
Daniel Clowes
Colors:
Daniel Clowes
Letters:
Daniel Clowes

Characters:
Violet Vanderplatz; Dagmar; Penrod Pulaski; Paul
Reprints:

Charles (Table of Contents: 118)

Ice Haven / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Daniel Clowes
Pencils:
Daniel Clowes
Inks:
Daniel Clowes
Colors:
Daniel Clowes
Letters:
Daniel Clowes

Characters:
Charles; George; Violet Vanderplatz
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Story printed with black-&-white line art colored with shades of red.

["While I was still in art school, I developed a reputation amongst some of the faculty...."] (Table of Contents: 119)

Building Stories / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Characters:
Unnamed Young Woman; Jeffrey; Jeffrey's Mom; Jeffrey's Dad
Reprints:

["Don't carry that... I can get it..."] (Table of Contents: 120)

Building Stories / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Characters:
Unnamed Young Woman; Jeffrey; Jeffrey's Mom; Jeffrey's Dad
Reprints:

["I guess this would've been the moment in any fiction (if I was making it all up)..."] (Table of Contents: 121)

Building Stories / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Characters:
Nanna [Unnamed Young Woman]; Jeffrey; Jeffrey's Mom; Jeffrey's Dad
Reprints:

["Christmas came and went, though, and before I knew it, I was back to work, keeping Jeffrey company..."] (Table of Contents: 122)

Building Stories / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

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

Characters:
Nanna [Unnamed Young Woman]; Jeffrey; Jeffrey's Mom; Jeffrey's Dad
Reprints:

Sleep (Table of Contents: 123)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Reprints:

Portrait of My Mom (Table of Contents: 124)

comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script:
David Heatley
Pencils:
David Heatley
Inks:
David Heatley
Colors:
David Heatley
Letters:
David Heatley

Reprints:

Portrait of My Dad (Table of Contents: 125)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
David Heatley
Pencils:
David Heatley
Inks:
David Heatley
Colors:
David Heatley
Letters:
David Heatley

Reprints:

Contributors (Table of Contents: 126)

text article / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

[Endpapers] (Table of Contents: 127)

illustration / 3 pages (report information)

Pencils:
Richard McGuire
Inks:
Richard McGuire
Colors:
Richard McGuire

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Table of Contents
  1. 0. An Anthology of Graphic Fiction, Cartoons & True Stories Vol. 2
  2. 1. ["Yeah, I get to do six pages... whatever I want."]
    Joe Bristolboard
  3. 2. Maternal Type
  4. 3. [Endpapers]
  5. 4. [Title Page]
  6. 5. [Credits]
  7. 6. Contents
  8. 7. Introduction
  9. 8. Napoleon!
  10. 9. Rocket Sam on the Mysterious Cave Planet Of Zanndor
    Rocket Sam
  11. 10. [no title indexed]
    Big Tex
  12. 11. I Hate You and I'm Sure of it This Time. Really. I Just Decided. I Thought You'd Like to Know.
    Quimby
  13. 12. No. 9
    Tales Of Tomorrow
  14. 13. God
  15. 14. Action Camus
  16. 15. ["I'm tired of being in this bucket!"]
    Dick Crazy
  17. 16. ["Why's this town so empty"]
    Cousin Granpa
  18. 17. ["Damn it, Snake 'n' Bacon!"]
    Snake 'n' Bacon
  19. 18. Here Come Madness
  20. 19. He Had a Funny Face
  21. 20. Messenger of Death
    Mr. Tooth
  22. 21. The Tragedy of Satan
  23. 22. The Nudist Nuns of Goat Island
  24. 23. Thrift Shop Love
  25. 24. ZZZ
  26. 25. The Road to Rana Poona
  27. 26. [no title indexed]
  28. 27. The Grolo & Co.
  29. 28. ["Dunno'... ain't nuthin' good..."]
    Funny Bunny
  30. 29. ["Holy shit boy!"]
  31. 30. ["Yes, Bullwinkle would have made a wonderful lawyer."]
    The Bungle Family
  32. 31. ["Well-well, professor, so you're back from the jungle!"]
    Count Screwloose
  33. 32. ["Now, I want you eggs to sit up all night and dope out a slogan for my store!"]
    Dave's Delicatessen
  34. 33. ["Sufferin' sycamores! What an idea!"]
    Smokey Stover
  35. 34. ["I'm reading here where this cartoonist..."]
    Hey Look
  36. 35. ["Come on, Towzer, Towzer!"]
    Genius
  37. 36. [Modern Art]
    Egghead Doodle
  38. 37. Ode To Harvey Kurtzman
  39. 38. Beautiful Girl of the Month Reads MAD
  40. 39. Kurtzman's Mad World
  41. 40. H.K. (R.I.P.)
  42. 41. A Furshlugginer Genius!
  43. 42. Nervous Rex, The Malpractice Suite
  44. 43. Dead Dick
  45. 44. Tricky Cad: Case V
  46. 45. Dance Drama
  47. 46. Smooth Jazz
  48. 47. The Plot Thickens
  49. 48. The Thinkers
  50. 49. Drink, Fucker!
  51. 50. Mosquito
  52. 51. She sleeps with Anybody but Me
  53. 52. Particular Mind
  54. 53. Artist
  55. 54. Frogs
    Sunday Funnie
  56. 55. Biology 101
  57. 56. 3 My Eye Land Cyclops?
  58. 57. [“Have you ever had a dream where you knew you were dreaming, but it was so real”]
    Jimbo
  59. 58. [“William?! Where are you going with that corpse?”]
  60. 59. Bad
  61. 60. [The Anti-Solar Ray]
    Stardust
  62. 61. MM22
  63. 62. ["I feel like the captain on the bridge"]
    Naughty Pete
  64. 63. We Must Know, We Will Know
  65. 64. ["Give me six ought five three jay."]
    Dream of the Rarebit Fiend
  66. 65. Island of Silk and Ectoplasm
  67. 66. Fervler 'n' Razzle
  68. 67. Pie Face
  69. 68. Kodachrome
  70. 69. 09/12/04
  71. 70. Sunday, April 4th
  72. 71. September 1, 2005/September 3, 2005/September 5, 2005
  73. 72. 502 West Main Street
  74. 73. June 1st, 1988
    Automatt; Peepshow
  75. 74. My Life in a Nutshell
    AutoMatt; Peepshow
  76. 75. My Darkest Secret
    Automatt; Peepshow
  77. 76. Driving
  78. 77. I Want You to Like Me
  79. 78. Plainview
  80. 79. Sam
  81. 80. Beachy Head, Illinois
  82. 81. Halloween was a Blast
  83. 82. Jack London
  84. 83. Twigs and Stones
  85. 84. Dancing
  86. 85. Constellations
  87. 86. Some Of My Best Friends Are
  88. 87. The Bunch, Her Baby & Grammaw Blabette
  89. 88. Alike-A-Look
  90. 89. My Mom Was a Schizophrenic
  91. 90. Notes for "My Mom Was a Schizophrenic"
  92. 91. ["Hello, welcome to my life."]
  93. 92. White Death
  94. 93. Minnie's 3rd Love or: Nightmare On Polk Street
  95. 94. Depressed Dora Comics
  96. 95. Episodes 68 and 69
    Ninja
  97. 96. National Seashore
  98. 97. Near Miss
  99. 98. [“Good fight coming on. Damn it. I'll try another spot.”]
    Jack Survives
  100. 99. ["A dealer in antique office supplies explores a disused corridor..."]
  101. 100. ["As I approached Montreal, I felt that everything would have to be all right."]
  102. 101. Cross-Fader
  103. 102. The Curse
    Glenn Ganges
  104. 103. Is There Life After Levittown?
  105. 104. How I Quit Collecting Records and Put Out a Comic Book With the Money I Saved
    American Splendor
  106. 105. That's Life
  107. 106. Patton
    Charley Patton
  108. 107. Hunting for Old Records
  109. 108. Country Music
  110. 109. Waiting
  111. 110. ["July 6, 1966"]
  112. 111. Hazel Eyes
  113. 112. Jerusalem Crickets
  114. 113. Blue Italian Shit
    Rodger Young
  115. 114. Our Children and their Friends
    Ice Haven
  116. 115. Melancholy Serenade
    Ice Haven
  117. 116. Mr. & Mrs. Ames: Detectives For Hire
    Ice Haven
  118. 117. Violet In Love
    Ice Haven
  119. 118. Charles
    Ice Haven
  120. 119. ["While I was still in art school, I developed a reputation amongst some of the faculty...."]
    Building Stories
  121. 120. ["Don't carry that... I can get it..."]
    Building Stories
  122. 121. ["I guess this would've been the moment in any fiction (if I was making it all up)..."]
    Building Stories
  123. 122. ["Christmas came and went, though, and before I knew it, I was back to work, keeping Jeffrey company..."]
    Building Stories
  124. 123. Sleep
  125. 124. Portrait of My Mom
  126. 125. Portrait of My Dad
  127. 126. Contributors
  128. 127. [Endpapers]
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