(March 1992)

Fantagraphics, 1990 Series
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Price
2.95 USD; 3.50 CAD
Pages
42
Indicia Frequency
published twice yearly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Fantagraphics Books
Brand
Fantagraphics Books
Editing
Angela Bocage
Color
Black & White with colour covers
Dimensions
US magazine size (#1); Standard Modern Age US (#2-9)
Binding
Saddle-Stitched
Publishing Format
Was Ongoing Series

Issue Notes

First printing: February 1992


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Mary Fleener
Inks
Mary Fleener
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The Sex Comik for all genders and orientations... by cartoonists who are good in bed!

[“Welcome to the polyperverse world of Real Girl... whatever “her” gender, orientation, or biological sex"] (Table of Contents: 1)

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

Script
Angela Bocage
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Also includes table of contents and indicia. The foreword is continued in the final page.

Tom's Stag (Table of Contents: 2)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Colin Upton
Pencils
Colin Upton
Inks
Colin Upton
Letters
Colin Upton

Genre
biography
Characters
Colin Upton; Tom; Marsha; Stephie; James; Tom's Step-Father; Jerk Ex-Husband; Kevin; Dan; Terry; Roberta Gregory (unnamed)
Synopsis
Colin talks about a bisexual friend of his.
Reprints
Keywords
autobiography

How I Spent My Xmas Vacation (Table of Contents: 3)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre
biography
Characters
Didi Glitz; Diane Noomin; Aline Kominsky-Crumb; Sophie Crumb; Blabette
Synopsis
Diane visits Miami with Aline and Sophie.
Reprints
Keywords
autobiography

Indexer Notes

The full title is “Yes Virginia, There Really is a Blabette Yakowitz, or How I Spent My Summer Vacation.”

Getting Committed (Table of Contents: 4)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Alison Bechdel
Pencils
Alison Bechdel
Inks
Alison Bechdel
Letters
Alison Bechdel

Characters
Ginger; Mo; Harriet; Clarice Clifford; Antonia Ortiz
Synopsis
The immediate runup to a lesbian commitment ritual on the day of the event.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 5)

This Modern World / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
Tom Tomorrow
Pencils
Tom Tomorrow
Inks
Tom Tomorrow
Letters
Tom Tomorrow

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Hello. I'm Sparky™ the Wonder Penguin. Some of you may recognize me from the weekly comic strip version of This Modern World.
Genre
satire-parody
Characters
Sparky; Mr. Carruthers

Altared States (Table of Contents: 6)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Alison Bechdel
Pencils
Alison Bechdel
Inks
Alison Bechdel
Letters
Alison Bechdel

Characters
Clarice Clifford; Antonia Ortiz; Tanya; Ginger; Mo; Harriet
Synopsis
The scene at the couple's ceremony.

Roxxie's New Weight-Loss Diet (Table of Contents: 7)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Roxxie
Pencils
Roxxie
Inks
Roxxie
Letters
Roxxie

Genre
satire-parody
Characters
Roxxie; Betsy

Death Takes a Working Vacation (Table of Contents: 8)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Garret Gaston
Pencils
Garret Gaston
Inks
Garret Gaston
Letters
Garret Gaston

Genre
satire-parody
Characters
Death

The Psychobabology of Women's Humor (Table of Contents: 9)

Real Girls' Real Books / text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Kris Kovick
Pencils
Leslie Sternbergh
Inks
Leslie Sternbergh
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Article accompanied by margin illustrations. Text continues on pg. 24.

After Ten (Table of Contents: 10)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Mario Hernandez
Pencils
Mario Hernandez
Inks
Mario Hernandez
Letters
Mario Hernandez

Genre
biography
Synopsis
The creator shares some thoughts on his divorce.
Keywords
autobiography

Indexer Notes

“Written: '85; Drawn: '91”

The Psychobabology of Women's Humor (continued from pages 20-21) (Table of Contents: 11)

text story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
Kris Kovick
Letters
typeset

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

illustration / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
Kris Kovick
Pencils
Kris Kovick
Inks
Kris Kovick
Letters
Kris Kovick; typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
It was Gorbachev on the bus! He even had that wine-splash birthmark on his head.

Indexer Notes

Illustration accompanied by a brief blurb on the artist's other work.

Roxxie's Mo' Better Weight-Loss Diet (Table of Contents: 13)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Roxxie
Pencils
Roxxie
Inks
Roxxie
Letters
Roxxie

Genre
satire-parody

Signed, Sister Ende (Table of Contents: 14)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Cheela Smith
Pencils
Cheela Smith
Inks
Cheela Smith
Letters
Cheela Smith

Genre
humor; historical; satire-parody
Characters
Sister Ende; Father Don Pedro; Abbess/ Reverend Mother; Brother Ferdinand; Miss Elling; Seth
Synopsis
A commentary on the historical treatment of women in this humorous depiction of Ende, the first known female European painter.

A Little S+M (A Sexual History) (Table of Contents: 15)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Judy Becker
Pencils
Judy Becker
Inks
Judy Becker
Letters
Judy Becker

Genre
biography
Characters
Judy; Sister; Mom; Jed
Keywords
autobiography

The Honeymooners (Table of Contents: 16)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Alison Bechdel
Pencils
Alison Bechdel
Inks
Alison Bechdel
Letters
Alison Bechdel

Characters
Clarice Clifford; Antonia Ortiz; Mo; Harriet
Synopsis
The aftermath to the wedding.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 17)

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

Script
Angela Bocage
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
continued from inside front cover

Couples (Table of Contents: 18)

activity / 1 page (report information)

Script
Jennifer Camper
Pencils
Jennifer Camper
Inks
Jennifer Camper
Letters
Jennifer Camper

Synopsis
Eight illustrations of ladies on the top and eight on the bottom. Match the ladies from the upper section with their perfect partners in the lower one to create a lifetime commitment.

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

illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Cara Tereno (watercolor)
Inks
Cara Tereno (watercolor)
Colors
Cara Tereno (watercolor)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Untitled
Keywords
adult

Indexer Notes

Back cover.