(Fall 1994)

Fantagraphics, 1993 Series
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Volume
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Price
4.95 USD; 6.50 CAD
Pages
28
Indicia frequency
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On-sale date
1994
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
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Brand
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ISBN
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Barcode
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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

Printed at 343mm x 278mm, black and white with colour pages, saddle-stitched. Most strips were originally published in University of Texas newspaper, the Daily Texan.


[Sparky's Best Comics and Stories] (Table of Contents)

Sparky / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Sparky

Indexer Notes

Cover is typographical.

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

Sparky's Best Comics and Stories / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Our hero is returning from an extended visit to Planet X-9
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Quimby
Synopsis
Quimby returns from planet X-9.

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

Sparky's Best Comics and Stories / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Characters
Sparky
Synopsis
Sparky goes visiting.

Indexer Notes

The only lettering is the title.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 3)

Sparky's Best Comics and Stories / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Characters
Quimby; Sparky
Synopsis
Quimby has fun with Sparky.

Indexer Notes

The only lettering is the title.

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

Sparky's Best Comics and Stories / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Characters
Quimby; Sparky
Synopsis
Quimby takes Sparky for a walk.

Indexer Notes

The only lettering is the title.

Cat Daddy (Table of Contents: 5)

Sparky's Best Comics and Stories / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Characters
Quimby; Sparky; cats
Synopsis
Quimby has a picnic.
Reprints
  • from The Daily Texan (February 14, 1991)

Campfire Tales (Table of Contents: 6)

Sparky's Best Comics and Stories / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Chris Ware
Pencils
Chris Ware
Inks
Chris Ware

Characters
Sparky
Synopsis
Sparky goes on a journey.
Reprints
  • from The Daily Texan (February 21, 1991)

[Featuring Carlton the Collapsible Horse] (Table of Contents: 7)

Sparky's Best Comics and Stories / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
humor; anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Quimby; Sparky
Synopsis
Quimby buries Sparky.
Reprints
  • from The Daily Texan (February 28, 1991)

Indexer Notes

The only lettering is the title.

Secret Hiding Place (Table of Contents: 8)

Sparky's Best Comics and Stories / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Characters
Quimby; Sparky
Synopsis
Quimby takes Sparky to sea.

Indexer Notes

The only lettering is the title.

Fishing Stories (Table of Contents: 9)

Sparky's Best Comics and Stories / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Characters
Quimby; Sparky; mice
Synopsis
Quimby and his pals tell fishing stories.
Reprints
  • from The Daily Texan (April 4, 1991)

Indexer Notes

The only lettering is the title.

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

Sparky / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Characters
Sparky

Indexer Notes

This and the following five and a half pages are presented as a pull out and staple Sparky comic

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 11)

comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Characters
Super-Man; Susie; Johnnie
Synopsis
Fake gun ad

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

Sparky's Best Comics and Stories / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Characters
Sparky; Quimby
Synopsis
Sparky is taken outside.

Indexer Notes

The only lettering is the title.

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

Quimby the Mouse / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Characters
Quimby
Synopsis
Quimby feels guilt.

The Elevator Operator (Table of Contents: 14)

Quimby the Mouse / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Characters
Quimby
Synopsis
Late in life, Quimby takes a new job.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 15)

Quimby the Mouse / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Characters
Quimby
Synopsis
Quimby is briefly rejoined with his Siamese twin.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 16)

Quimby the Mouse / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Characters
Quimby; formerly legless cat
Synopsis
Quimby becomes morose and the formerly legless cat finds a friend.

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

Quimby the Mouse / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Characters
Quimby
Synopsis
Quimby has a phone call.

You Must Think That I Love Immersing Myself in Self-Pity. Well. That Is Simply Not True. (Table of Contents: 18)

Quimby the Mouse / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Quimby the Mouse
Synopsis
Quimby sheds tears.
Reprints
  • from Chicago Newcity (December 10, 1992)

I'm Feeling Much Better, Thanks (Table of Contents: 19)

Quimby the Mouse / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Quimby the Mouse
Synopsis
Quimby's mood swings up

Home Life (Table of Contents: 20)

Quimby the Mouse / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Characters
Quimby; bird
Synopsis
Quimby is optimistic.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 21)

Quimby the Mouse / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Characters
Quimby
Synopsis
Quimby needs some time away from his bird.

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

Sparky's Best Comics and Stories / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Characters
Quimby; Sparky
Synopsis
Quimby comes across Sparky again.

Record Sale (Table of Contents: 23)

Sparky's Best Comics and Stories / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Characters
Quimby; Sparky
Synopsis
Quimby runs short of cash.

Indexer Notes

The only lettering is the title.

Empty Stomach (Table of Contents: 24)

Sparky's Best Comics and Stories / comic story / 0.33 page (report information)

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

Characters
Quimby; Sparky
Synopsis
There is no food.
Reprints
  • from The Daily Texan (April 25, 1991)

Indexer Notes

The only lettering is the title.

By Invitation Only (Table of Contents: 25)

Sparky's Best Comics and Stories / comic story / 0.33 page (report information)

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

Characters
Quimby
Synopsis
Quimby is invited out.
Reprints
  • from The Daily Texan (April 25, 1991)

Indexer Notes

The only lettering is the title.

I'll Do Anything, Just Please Let Me Stay (Table of Contents: 26)

Sparky's Best Comics and Stories / comic story / 0.33 page (report information)

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

Characters
Quimby; friends
Synopsis
No fish for Quimby.
Reprints
  • from The Daily Texan (April 25, 1991)

Indexer Notes

The only lettering is the title.

I Am a Sickness That Infects My Friends (Table of Contents: 27)

Sparky's Best Comics and Stories / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Characters
Quimby; Sparky; friends
Synopsis
Quimby loses Sparky.

Indexer Notes

The only lettering is the title.

The Indifferrent Winter (Table of Contents: 28)

Sparky's Best Comics and Stories / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Characters
Quimby; Sparky
Synopsis
Quimby sends Sparky away.

Indexer Notes

The entire strip is white on black.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 29)

Jimmy Corrigan / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Characters
Jimmy Corrigan; man; Quimby; The King Of The Old Time Tuba
Synopsis
A man asks for Jimmy's help to stop his grandfather growing old

[Fake Ads] (Table of Contents: 30)

comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
Chris Ware
Pencils
Chris Ware
Inks
Chris Ware
Letters
Typeset

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 31)

activity / 1 page (report information)

Script
Chris Ware
Pencils
Chris Ware
Inks
Chris Ware
Letters
Typeset

Synopsis
A cut out and construct Quimby frieze

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: 32)

Quimby / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Characters
Quimby; bird
Synopsis
Quimby loses it.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Back cover.

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [Sparky's Best Comics and Stories]
    Sparky
  2. 1. ["Our hero is returning from an extended visit to Planet X-9"]
    Sparky's Best Comics and Stories
  3. 2. [no title indexed]
    Sparky's Best Comics and Stories
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    Sparky's Best Comics and Stories
  5. 4. [no title indexed]
    Sparky's Best Comics and Stories
  6. 5. Cat Daddy
    Sparky's Best Comics and Stories
  7. 6. Campfire Tales
    Sparky's Best Comics and Stories
  8. 7. [Featuring Carlton the Collapsible Horse]
    Sparky's Best Comics and Stories
  9. 8. Secret Hiding Place
    Sparky's Best Comics and Stories
  10. 9. Fishing Stories
    Sparky's Best Comics and Stories
  11. 10. [no title indexed]
    Sparky
  12. 11. [no title indexed]
  13. 12. [no title indexed]
    Sparky's Best Comics and Stories
  14. 13. [no title indexed]
    Quimby the Mouse
  15. 14. The Elevator Operator
    Quimby the Mouse
  16. 15. [no title indexed]
    Quimby the Mouse
  17. 16. [no title indexed]
    Quimby the Mouse
  18. 17. [no title indexed]
    Quimby the Mouse
  19. 18. You Must Think That I Love Immersing Myself in Self-Pity. Well. That Is Simply Not True.
    Quimby the Mouse
  20. 19. I'm Feeling Much Better, Thanks
    Quimby the Mouse
  21. 20. Home Life
    Quimby the Mouse
  22. 21. [no title indexed]
    Quimby the Mouse
  23. 22. [no title indexed]
    Sparky's Best Comics and Stories
  24. 23. Record Sale
    Sparky's Best Comics and Stories
  25. 24. Empty Stomach
    Sparky's Best Comics and Stories
  26. 25. By Invitation Only
    Sparky's Best Comics and Stories
  27. 26. I'll Do Anything, Just Please Let Me Stay
    Sparky's Best Comics and Stories
  28. 27. I Am a Sickness That Infects My Friends
    Sparky's Best Comics and Stories
  29. 28. The Indifferrent Winter
    Sparky's Best Comics and Stories
  30. 29. [no title indexed]
    Jimmy Corrigan
  31. 30. [Fake Ads]
  32. 31. [no title indexed]
  33. 32. I Hate You and I'm Sure of It This Time. Really. I Just Decided. I Thought You'd Like to Know.
    Quimby
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