(October 1988)

Fantagraphics, 1986 Series
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Price
3.95 USD; 5.25 CAD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
bi-monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Fantagraphics Books, Inc.
Brand
Fantagraphics Books
Editing
Gary Groth; Kim Thompson (Consulting Editor)
Color
black & white with colour covers
Dimensions
US magazine size - 10.75" x 8.25" (27.3 cm x 20.95 cm)
Binding
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
Was Ongoing Series

Issue Notes

1st printing: August 1988


[In the Promised Land] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Gary Kwapisz
Inks
Gary Kwapisz
Colors
Doug Erb

Genre
biography
Characters
Harvey Pekar
Keywords
autobiography

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

credits, title page / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
?
Inks
?
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

table of contents, indicia, production credits

The Promised Land (Table of Contents: 2)

comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script
Harvey Pekar
Pencils
Gary Kwapisz
Inks
Gary Kwapisz
Letters
Gary Dumm

Genre
biography
Characters
Harvey Pekar; Harvey's Wife; Assistant Editor; Jewish Agency Office Secretary; Ben Mordechai
Synopsis
Harvey Pekar recalls a time in the 1960s when he considered emigrating to Israel.
Keywords
autobiography

What Has Gone Before (Table of Contents: 3)

recap / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Francisco Solano Lopez [as F. Solano Lopez]
Inks
Francisco Solano Lopez [as F. Solano Lopez]
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Five panels from the Ana series are included

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

Ana / comic story / 30 pages (report information)

Script
Gabriel Solano Lopez; Kim Thompson (translation)
Pencils
Francisco Solano Lopez [F. Solano Lopez]
Inks
Francisco Solano Lopez [F. Solano Lopez]
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Resentment? No, I don't feel any resentment.
Genre
drama
Characters
Ana; Old Man; Albert; Thug; Simone de Beauvoir; Old Bastard
Synopsis
Ana returns to Paris, but can't find contentment
Reprints
Keywords
slice of life

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

Gaston Lagaffe / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Franquin; Dwight R. Decker (translation)
Pencils
Franquin
Inks
Franquin
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Instant coffee this isn't!
Genre
humor
Characters
Gomer Goof [Gaston Lagaffe]
Synopsis
Gaston refines the coffee machine
Reprints
  • from ?

Indexer Notes

Originally appeared in France.

Letter to a Philistine (Table of Contents: 6)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Herman Hesse
Letters
typeset

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

promo (ad from the publisher) / 2 pages (report information)

There's Something Wrong With A Perfect Lawn (Table of Contents: 8)

comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Carol Tyler
Pencils
Carol Tyler
Inks
Carol Tyler
Letters
Carol Tyler

Genre
humor; satire-parody
Characters
Harvey Alsages; Jack Zink; Margaret Alsages; Ginny; Jason; Jennifer
Synopsis
Harvey is obsesssed with moving into a planned community
Reprints

My First Car (Table of Contents: 9)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Lindsay Arnold [as Linzee Arnold]
Pencils
Lindsay Arnold [as Linzee Arnold]
Inks
Lindsay Arnold [as Linzee Arnold]
Letters
Lindsay Arnold [as Linzee Arnold]

Genre
biography
Characters
Linzee Arnold [Lindsay Arnold]; Barry; Roly; Joyce
Synopsis
The pulling power of Linzee's 1927 car
Keywords
autobiography

I (Table of Contents: 10)

Flaubert's Dictionary of Received Ideas / text story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Gustave Flaubert
Pencils
Rick Geary
Inks
Rick Geary
Letters
typeset

Genre
humor
Synopsis
The letter 'I' is covered this time out, from "Ice Cream" to "Ivory."

Indexer Notes

Geary illustrates Flaubert's pithy definition of "imagination."

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

promo (ad from the publisher) / 2 pages (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [In the Promised Land]
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
  3. 2. The Promised Land
  4. 3. What Has Gone Before
  5. 4. ["Resentment? No, I don't feel any resentment."]
    Ana
  6. 5. ["Instant coffee this isn't!"]
    Gaston Lagaffe
  7. 6. Letter to a Philistine
  8. 7. [no title indexed]
  9. 8. There's Something Wrong With A Perfect Lawn
  10. 9. My First Car
  11. 10. I
    Flaubert's Dictionary of Received Ideas
  12. 11. [no title indexed]
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