(December 1988)

Fantagraphics, 1986 Series
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Price
3.95 USD; 5.25 CAD
Pages
76
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

First printing: November 1988


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Jim Woodring [as J. W.] (painting)
Inks
Jim Woodring [as J. W.] (painting)
Colors
Jim Woodring [as J. W.] (painting)

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

table of contents / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
?
Inks
?
Letters
typeset

O Canada Our Home and Native Land (Table of Contents: 2)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
Carel Moiseiwitsch
Pencils
Carel Moiseiwitsch
Inks
Carel Moiseiwitsch
Letters
Carel Moiseiwitsch

Genre
history
Characters
Masumi Mitsui; Evacuation Officer
Synopsis
A shameful episode from Canada's wartime past
Reprints

Goin' Rabbitin' (Table of Contents: 3)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Lindsay Arnold
Pencils
Lindsay Arnold
Inks
Lindsay Arnold
Letters
Lindsay Arnold

Genre
biography
Characters
Keith; Lindsay Arnold [as Linz]; Uncle Reg; Uncle Perce [Uncle Percy]; Baz [Barry]; Bill the Dog
Synopsis
Recollections of a childhood holiday
Keywords
autobiography

Indexer Notes

Linzee Arnold credited as Lindsay Arnold in this issue. Subtitled “The Captain Owns Up: How I Became a Bunny."

Rice Paper (Table of Contents: 4)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Wayne Honath
Pencils
Wayne Honath
Inks
Wayne Honath
Letters
Wayne Honath

Genre
biography
Characters
Wayne Honath
Synopsis
Wayne talks to an obssessive record collector
Keywords
autobiography

TV and Me! (Table of Contents: 5)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Mark Lewis
Pencils
Mark Lewis
Inks
Mark Lewis
Letters
Mark Lewis

Genre
humor
Synopsis
The seductive power of TV

One Night on Market St. (Table of Contents: 6)

Diary / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
Michael T. Gilbert
Pencils
Michael T. Gilbert
Inks
Michael T. Gilbert
Letters
Michael T. Gilbert

Genre
biography
Characters
Michael Gilbert; Girl
Synopsis
Michael meets a deluded girl one night
Reprints
Keywords
autobiography

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

Windy Breeze / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Jack Cole
Pencils
Jack Cole
Inks
Jack Cole
Letters
Jack Cole

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Are indians really as wild as they were in the movie unk?
Genre
humor
Characters
Windy Breeze
Synopsis
A tall tale exposed
Reprints

The Bottle (Table of Contents: 8)

illustration / 5 pages (report information)

Script
George Cruikshank [as George Cruickshank]
Pencils
George Cruikshank [as George Cruickshank]
Inks
George Cruikshank [as George Cruickshank]
Letters
Typeset

Characters
The Husband; The Wife; The Infant; The Son; The Daughter
Synopsis
The dangers of drink. A series of eight engravings illustrate the downward spiral of a family due to the father's drinking.
Reprints
Keywords
Parable

Indexer Notes

Originally published as a folio

The Diet (Table of Contents: 9)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
K. L. Bakker
Pencils
K. L. Bakker
Inks
K. L. Bakker
Letters
K. L. Bakker

Genre
humor
Synopsis
A fat guy starts a diet tomorrow

Ligeia (Table of Contents: 10)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Al Simons (as transcribed and interpreted by)
Pencils
Al Simons
Inks
Al Simons
Letters
Al Simons

Genre
humor; satire-parody
Characters
Man; Ligeia
Synopsis
A man describes his love. A send-up of the Edgar Allan Poe story.

Concerning the Soul (Table of Contents: 11)

text story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
Hermann Hesse
Letters
typeset

The Fantagraphics 500 – Complete Catalogue: Winter 1988/89 (Table of Contents: 12) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 16 pages (report information)

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

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

Script
Franquin; Kim Thompson (translation) ?
Pencils
Franquin
Inks
Franquin
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Huh?! Not Again!?
Genre
humor
Characters
Mr. Groff; Gomer Goof [Gaston Lagaffe]; Balloon Seller
Synopsis
Gaston trains a bird to pop bubbles
Reprints
  • from ?

Indexer Notes

Originally appeared in France. Page numbered #672. No translation credits given for this issue's Gaston strips.

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

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

Script
Franquin; Kim Thompson (translation) ?
Pencils
Franquin
Inks
Franquin
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Hey! Couldn't you have found a better road to drive on, Goof?
Genre
humor
Characters
Gomer Goof [Gaston Lagaffe]; Poet; Mr. Groff
Synopsis
Gaston takes his boss for a drive
Reprints
  • from ?

Indexer Notes

Page numbered #674.

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

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

Script
Franquin; Kim Thompson (translation) ?
Pencils
Franquin
Inks
Franquin
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
...Yep, it's a scarlet runner from my Aunt Hortense's garden!
Genre
humor
Characters
Mr. Groff; Gomer Goof [Gaston Lagaffe]
Synopsis
Gaston is told plants respond to music
Reprints
  • from ?

Indexer Notes

Page numbered #676

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

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

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

Minor Memories and the Art of Adolescence / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Craig Maynard
Pencils
Craig Maynard
Inks
Craig Maynard
Letters
Craig Maynard

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Are you going to run that washer now?
Genre
biography
Characters
Craig Maynard; Chris Maynard; Stuart Maynard; Mr Maynard
Synopsis
Memories of a violent drunken father
Keywords
autobiography

Howie Patterson's America (Table of Contents: 18)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Wayne Honath
Pencils
Wayne Honath
Inks
Wayne Honath
Letters
Wayne Honath

Genre
humor
Characters
Howie Patterson
Synopsis
Howie's sad life in a land of opportunity
Reprints

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

Bar-Talk Duets / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Paul Ollswang
Pencils
Paul Ollswang; James Carpenter
Inks
Paul Ollswang; James Carpenter
Letters
Paul Ollswang

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Hey, yaka-yaka _ _ reading dat 'ol language-philosophy book!!!
Genre
humor
Characters
Mr. Slocni; Rube
Synopsis
What is a humdinger?

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 20)

Bar-Talk Duets / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Paul Ollswang
Pencils
Paul Ollswang; James Carpenter
Inks
Paul Ollswang; James Carpenter
Letters
Paul Ollswang

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Hey!! Dere used 't' be three fish!!
Genre
humor
Characters
Mr. Slocni; Jimmy
Synopsis
A goldfish disappears

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

Bar-Talk Duets / comic story / 0.2 page (report information)

Script
Paul Ollswang
Pencils
Paul Ollswang; James Carpenter
Inks
Paul Ollswang; James Carpenter
Letters
Paul Ollswang

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Ach, my friend- how odd you should choose to go upside-down!!
Genre
humor
Characters
Mr. Slocni; Rube
Synopsis
Old jokes

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

Bar-Talk Duets / comic story / 0.6 page (report information)

Script
Paul Ollswang
Pencils
Paul Ollswang; James Carpenter
Inks
Paul Ollswang; James Carpenter
Letters
Paul Ollswang

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Hey, Rube- I wuz reading an article on philosophy in "Mechanix Illustrated" --
Genre
humor
Characters
Rube; Mr. Slocni; Jimmy

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 23)

Bar-Talk Duets / comic story / 0.2 page (report information)

Script
Paul Ollswang
Pencils
Paul Ollswang; James Carpenter
Inks
Paul Ollswang; James Carpenter
Letters
Paul Ollswang

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Aw, c'mon, Rube- it'sa constitootional right - you can't yell "Fire!!" in a theatre --
Genre
humor
Characters
Rube; Mr. Slocni

Good Times with Meaning (Table of Contents: 24)

Edge / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
L. J. Kopf
Pencils
L. J. Kopf
Inks
L. J. Kopf
Letters
L. J. Kopf

Genre
humor

Tired of Yourself? (Table of Contents: 25)

Edge / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
L. J. Kopf
Pencils
L. J. Kopf
Inks
L. J. Kopf
Letters
L. J. Kopf

Genre
humor

Complainers Anonymous (Table of Contents: 26)

Edge / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
L. J. Kopf
Pencils
L. J. Kopf
Inks
L. J. Kopf
Letters
L. J. Kopf

Genre
humor

Uncreative Visualization (Table of Contents: 27)

Edge / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
L. J. Kopf
Pencils
L. J. Kopf
Inks
L. J. Kopf
Letters
L. J. Kopf

Genre
humor

Viking (Table of Contents: 28)

Diary / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Michael T. Gilbert
Pencils
Michael T. Gilbert
Inks
Michael T. Gilbert
Letters
Michael T. Gilbert

Genre
biography
Synopsis
Michael attends a reconstruction of a Viking battle
Keywords
autobiography

Chapter One: The Settlers (Table of Contents: 29)

Adventure Ohio / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script
Douglas Michael
Pencils
Douglas Michael
Inks
Douglas Michael
Letters
Douglas Michael

Genre
satire-parody
Characters
Ezariah; Donna; Chief Tomihawk; Johnny Appleseed; The Major; Celestial Nubin
Synopsis
Ezariah journeys to Ohio
Reprints

Indexer Notes

The story continues in the first issue of Graphic Story Monthly

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 30)

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

Script
Gustave Flaubert
Pencils
Rick Geary
Inks
Rick Geary
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Ice Cream: It is dangerous to eat it.
Synopsis
This month's installment covers from "ice cream" to "keepsake."

Indexer Notes

A single Geary illustration for the word “javelin”

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

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

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
  3. 2. O Canada Our Home and Native Land
  4. 3. Goin' Rabbitin'
  5. 4. Rice Paper
  6. 5. TV and Me!
  7. 6. One Night on Market St.
    Diary
  8. 7. ["Are indians really as wild as they were in the movie unk?"]
    Windy Breeze
  9. 8. The Bottle
  10. 9. The Diet
  11. 10. Ligeia
  12. 11. Concerning the Soul
  13. 12. The Fantagraphics 500 – Complete Catalogue: Winter 1988/89
  14. 13. ["Huh?! Not Again!?"]
    Gaston Lagaffe
  15. 14. ["Hey! Couldn't you have found a better road to drive on, Goof?"]
    Gaston Lagaffe
  16. 15. ["...Yep, it's a scarlet runner from my Aunt Hortense's garden!"]
    Gaston Lagaffe
  17. 16. [no title indexed]
  18. 17. ["Are you going to run that washer now?"]
    Minor Memories and the Art of Adolescence
  19. 18. Howie Patterson's America
  20. 19. ["Hey, yaka-yaka _ _ reading dat 'ol language-philosophy book!!!"]
    Bar-Talk Duets
  21. 20. ["Hey!! Dere used 't' be three fish!!"]
    Bar-Talk Duets
  22. 21. ["Ach, my friend- how odd you should choose to go upside-down!!"]
    Bar-Talk Duets
  23. 22. ["Hey, Rube- I wuz reading an article on philosophy in "Mechanix Illustrated" --"]
    Bar-Talk Duets
  24. 23. ["Aw, c'mon, Rube- it'sa constitootional right - you can't yell "Fire!!" in a theatre --"]
    Bar-Talk Duets
  25. 24. Good Times with Meaning
    Edge
  26. 25. Tired of Yourself?
    Edge
  27. 26. Complainers Anonymous
    Edge
  28. 27. Uncreative Visualization
    Edge
  29. 28. Viking
    Diary
  30. 29. Chapter One: The Settlers
    Adventure Ohio
  31. 30. ["Ice Cream: It is dangerous to eat it."]
    Flaubert's Dictionary of Received Ideas
  32. 31. [no title indexed]
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Jerry Hillegas
  • Patrick Lemaire
  • Steven Samuels
  • Peter Croome
  • Gregory Fischer
  • Karsten S.
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Frank Plowright
  • Christopher Day