(Winter 1993)

Fantagraphics, 1993 Series
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Volume
5
Price
3.50 USD; 4.50 CAD
Pages
36
Indicia frequency
Published every new season
On-sale date
1993
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Fantagraphics Books, Incorporated
Brand
Fantagraphics Books
Editing
?
Color
Black and White and Color
Dimensions
Various As Described
Binding
Saddle-Stitched (#1-12; 15); Perfect Bound (#13-14)
Publishing Format
Was Ongoing Series

Issue Notes

This issue has variants.

Printed at 242mm x 165mm (9.5" x 6.62") - slightly shorter than traditional American comic size, colour, saddle stitched. Most strips are modified from their original appearance in New City, a Chicago alternative paper.

First printing: ?; Second printing: December 1995 (3.95 USD; 5.50 CAD)


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
An indefensible attempt to justify the despair of those who have never known real tragedy.
Genre
drama; humor
Characters
Jimmy Corrigan
Reprints

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

Jimmy Corrigan / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Our story begins in a quiet house on the outskirts of town, where we find Jimmy awakening...
Genre
drama; humor
Characters
Jimmy Corrigan; Mom; Stranger
Synopsis
Jimmy rustles up a new dad

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 2)

Jimmy Corrigan / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Oh, no! I'm dead! I'm dead!! Look! The light! I'm going towards the light!
Genre
drama; humor
Characters
Jimmy Corrigan; God
Synopsis
God berates Jimmy for his dull life

[Souvenir Book of Views] (Table of Contents: 3)

Jimmy Corrigan / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

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

Genre
drama; humor
Characters
Jimmy Corrigan; Doc
Synopsis
Jimmy fantasises about a possible course for his life.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 4)

Jimmy Corrigan / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
So everything's all right?
Genre
drama; humor
Characters
Jimmy Corrigan
Synopsis
It all becomes too much for Jimmy

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

Jimmy Corrigan / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Mom come on the ambulance is gonna be here any minute
Genre
drama; humor
Characters
Jimmy Corrigan; Mom
Synopsis
Jimmy's mother needs hospital treatment

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 6)

Jimmy Corrigan / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
So you see, Jimmy... as the sun travels around the moon it casts a shadow on the Earth...
Genre
drama; humor
Characters
Jimmy Corrigan
Synopsis
Jimmy sings

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 7)

Jimmy Corrigan / comic story / 0.6 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I'm hungry. Ha ha maybe I'll cook something
Genre
drama; humor
Characters
Jimmy Corrigan
Synopsis
Jimmy makes biscuits

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 8)

Jimmy Corrigan / comic story / 0.4 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Jimmy! Jimmy! It's me!
Genre
drama; humor
Characters
Jimmy Corrigan; Friend; Grandpa
Synopsis
The young Jimmy runs away from his Grandpa

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 9)

Jimmy Corrigan / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Oh, well... I guess she's not home... That's fine with me-- I'm sick of the old bitch...
Genre
drama; humor
Characters
Jimmy Corrigan
Synopsis
Jimmy calls his mother

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

Jimmy Corrigan / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
See here this one's a real desirable piece.. rare to find it with the leather ears still intact...
Genre
drama; humor
Characters
Jimmy Corrigan
Synopsis
Jimmy considers a date

Jimmy Gets Out of the House (Table of Contents: 11)

Jimmy Corrigan / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
drama; humor
Characters
Jimmy Corrigan; Mom
Synopsis
Young Jimmy makes a rocketship and tries it out
Reprints
  • from Chicago Newcity (May 27, 1993) (half of pgs. five and six of this story)

Indexer Notes

Story is in duotone. Reformatted from its original appearance.

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

Jimmy Corrigan / text story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Chris Ware
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
"Oh, Jimmy," his mother said, "you're too old to be keeping bugs...and besides, I needed the jar...
Genre
drama; humor
Characters
Jimmy Corrigan; Mrs. Corrigan; Mrs. Smith; Susie Smith
Synopsis
Jimmy helps Mrs Smith in the garden

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

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I feel awful. I can't stop thinkin' about it. Ha ha you understand, don't you, lil' chicken?
Genre
drama; humor
Characters
Big Tex; Paw
Synopsis
Tex has woman trouble

Indexer Notes

Story is coloured in black, white and blue

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

Jimmy Corrigan / comic story / 0.75 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Ha ha ha. Peggy I've got a fun idea! Let me write a message on your back!
Genre
drama; humor
Characters
Jimmy Corrigan; Peggy
Synopsis
A married Jimmy.

[God God God] (Table of Contents: 15)

Jimmy Corrigan / comic story / 0.25 page (report information)

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

Genre
drama; humor
Characters
Jimmy Corrigan; God
Synopsis
Jimmy is not panning out

[Mistake no. 1632] (Table of Contents: 16)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
drama; humor
Characters
Robot Jimmy
Synopsis
Robot Jimmy reflects on his past

Indexer Notes

Story is in blue, red & white.

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

Jimmy Corrigan / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Mr. Corrigan, this may come as a great surprise to you, but most normal poeple are put off
Genre
drama; humor
Characters
Jimmy Corrigan; Robot Jimmy; Mrs. Corrigan; Peggy; Jack; Harriet
Synopsis
Jimmy loses out

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 18)

illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Chris Ware
Inks
Chris Ware
Colors
Chris Ware

Synopsis
The same scene during each of the seasons.

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

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Jimmy, I'm leaving now
Genre
humor
Characters
Jimmy Corrigan; Mrs. Corrigan; Super-Man
Synopsis
Super-Man and Mrs. Corrigan hook up.
Reprints

Acme Novelty and Supply Company (Table of Contents: 20)

illustration / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
humor
Characters
Jimmy Corrigan; Super-man
Synopsis
Ad parodies

Indexer Notes

A takeoff on the old Johnson Smith comic book ads. Includes a Jimmy Corrigan mini-strip- "How to Make Yourself Feel Better."

A Splendid Toy Model Given Free with This Volume (Table of Contents: 21)

activity / 1 page (report information)

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

Characters
Robot Jimmy

Indexer Notes

This is a cut out and construct model of the Jimmy robot. Placed on the back cover.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["An indefensible attempt to justify the despair of those who have never known real tragedy."]
  2. 1. ["Our story begins in a quiet house on the outskirts of town, where we find Jimmy awakening..."]
    Jimmy Corrigan
  3. 2. ["Oh, no! I'm dead! I'm dead!! Look! The light! I'm going towards the light!"]
    Jimmy Corrigan
  4. 3. [Souvenir Book of Views]
    Jimmy Corrigan
  5. 4. ["So everything's all right?"]
    Jimmy Corrigan
  6. 5. ["Mom come on the ambulance is gonna be here any minute"]
    Jimmy Corrigan
  7. 6. ["So you see, Jimmy... as the sun travels around the moon it casts a shadow on the Earth..."]
    Jimmy Corrigan
  8. 7. ["I'm hungry. Ha ha maybe I'll cook something"]
    Jimmy Corrigan
  9. 8. ["Jimmy! Jimmy! It's me!"]
    Jimmy Corrigan
  10. 9. ["Oh, well... I guess she's not home... That's fine with me-- I'm sick of the old bitch..."]
    Jimmy Corrigan
  11. 10. ["See here this one's a real desirable piece.. rare to find it with the leather ears still intact..."]
    Jimmy Corrigan
  12. 11. Jimmy Gets Out of the House
    Jimmy Corrigan
  13. 12. [""Oh, Jimmy," his mother said, "you're too old to be keeping bugs...and besides, I needed the jar..."]
    Jimmy Corrigan
  14. 13. ["I feel awful. I can't stop thinkin' about it. Ha ha you understand, don't you, lil' chicken?"]
    Big Tex
  15. 14. ["Ha ha ha. Peggy I've got a fun idea! Let me write a message on your back!"]
    Jimmy Corrigan
  16. 15. [God God God]
    Jimmy Corrigan
  17. 16. [Mistake no. 1632]
  18. 17. ["Mr. Corrigan, this may come as a great surprise to you, but most normal poeple are put off"]
    Jimmy Corrigan
  19. 18. [no title indexed]
  20. 19. ["Jimmy, I'm leaving now"]
  21. 20. Acme Novelty and Supply Company
  22. 21. A Splendid Toy Model Given Free with This Volume
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Ramon Schenk
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Per Sandell
  • Steven Samuels
  • Gregory Fischer
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Frank Plowright