(1988)

Fantagraphics, 1988 Series
 
Price
3.50 USD; 4.50 CAD
Pages
52
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Fantagraphics Books, Inc.
Brand
Fantagraphics Books
Editing
Paul Karasik; Mark Newgarden (Associate Editor)
Color
Color cover; Black and White interior
Dimensions
Magazine size
Binding
Saddle-stitched

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Mark Beyer
Inks
Mark Beyer
Colors
Mark Beyer

Mr. Hidious (Table of Contents: 1)

illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Kazimieras G. Prapuolenis [as Kaz]
Inks
Kazimieras G. Prapuolenis [as Kaz]
Letters
Kazimieras G. Prapuolenis [as Kaz]

Bad News 3 Contents (Table of Contents: 2)

table of contents / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
?
Inks
?
Letters
typeset

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

Jack Survives / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Jerry Moriarty
Pencils
Jerry Moriarty
Inks
Jerry Moriarty
Letters
Jerry Moriarty

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I'll go to the park.
Genre
drama
Characters
Jack
Synopsis
Jack at the park.
Reprints

Italian Ices! (Table of Contents: 4)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Ben Katchor
Pencils
Ben Katchor
Inks
Ben Katchor
Letters
Ben Katchor

Synopsis
Snippets about Ciro ice creams.

Believe It Or Else! (Table of Contents: 5)

Indeterminacy / comic story / 0.34 page (report information)

Script
Robert Sikoryak
Pencils
Robert Sikoryak
Inks
Robert Sikoryak
Letters
Robert Sikoryak

Genre
humor
Characters
John Cage
Reprints

Indexer Notes

All the Sikoryak strips in this section are presented as if ripped from a newspaper syndicated cartoon section. They're all pastiches of familiar cartoons, drawn in the same style, but with deliberately obscure jokes or dialogue. This mimics Ripley's Believe It Or Not.

Quick Concerto (Table of Contents: 6)

Indeterminacy / comic story / 0.66 page (report information)

Script
Robert Sikoryak
Pencils
Robert Sikoryak
Inks
Robert Sikoryak
Letters
Robert Sikoryak

Genre
humor
Characters
J. C.; Mr. Richard
Synopsis
The naive J. C. tries to persuade a concert pianist to give a private recital.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

All the Sikoryak strips in this section are presented as if ripped from a newspaper syndicated cartoon section. They're all pastiches of familiar cartoons, drawn in the same style, but with deliberately obscure jokes or dialogue.

John And Henry (Table of Contents: 7)

Indeterminacy / comic story / 0.25 page (report information)

Script
Robert Sikoryak
Pencils
Robert Sikoryak
Inks
Robert Sikoryak
Letters
Robert Sikoryak

Genre
humor
Characters
John; Henry
Synopsis
A substitute teacher in the oriental music class.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

All the Sikoryak strips in this section are presented as if ripped from a newspaper syndicated cartoon section. They're all pastiches of familiar cartoons, drawn in the same style, but with deliberately obscure jokes or dialogue.

No Frills (Table of Contents: 8)

Indeterminacy / comic story / 0.25 page (report information)

Script
Robert Sikoryak
Pencils
Robert Sikoryak
Inks
Robert Sikoryak
Letters
Robert Sikoryak

Genre
humor
Characters
Woman shopper; John
Reprints

Indexer Notes

All the Sikoryak strips in this section are presented as if ripped from a newspaper syndicated cartoon section. They're all pastiches of familiar cartoons, drawn in the same style, but with deliberately obscure jokes or dialogue. This mimics Ripley's Believe It Or Not.

Jojo (Table of Contents: 9)

Indeterminacy / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
Robert Sikoryak
Pencils
Robert Sikoryak
Inks
Robert Sikoryak
Letters
Robert Sikoryak

Genre
humor
Characters
Jojo
Synopsis
Jojo is not willing to commit
Reprints

Indexer Notes

All the Sikoryak strips in this section are presented as if ripped from a newspaper syndicated cartoon section. They're all pastiches of familiar cartoons, drawn in the same style, but with deliberately obscure jokes or dialogue. This mimics Pogo.

Father Paul (Table of Contents: 10)

Indeterminacy / comic story / 0.25 page (report information)

Script
Robert Sikoryak
Pencils
Robert Sikoryak
Inks
Robert Sikoryak
Letters
Robert Sikoryak

Genre
humor
Characters
Father Paul; Priest
Synopsis
Should religion be prioritised over parents?
Reprints

Indexer Notes

All the Sikoryak strips in this section are presented as if ripped from a newspaper syndicated cartoon section. They're all pastiches of familiar cartoons, drawn in the same style, but with deliberately obscure jokes or dialogue.

Kitty Kook (Table of Contents: 11)

Indeterminacy / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
Robert Sikoryak
Pencils
Robert Sikoryak
Inks
Robert Sikoryak
Letters
Robert Sikoryak

Genre
humor
Characters
Kitty Kook; Mouse
Synopsis
Kitty is practicing drawing with his left hand in case his right is injured.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

All the Sikoryak strips in this section are presented as if ripped from a newspaper syndicated cartoon section. They're all pastiches of familiar cartoons, drawn in the same style, but with deliberately obscure jokes or dialogue. This mimics Krazy Kat.

Brownie (Table of Contents: 12)

Indeterminacy / comic story / 0.25 page (report information)

Script
Robert Sikoryak
Pencils
Robert Sikoryak
Inks
Robert Sikoryak
Letters
Robert Sikoryak

Genre
humor
Characters
Brownie; Fellow Student
Synopsis
Brownie's good at taking notes.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

All the Sikoryak strips in this section are presented as if ripped from a newspaper syndicated cartoon section. They're all pastiches of familiar cartoons, drawn in the same style, but with deliberately obscure jokes or dialogue. This mimics Blondie.

Suzuki, Zen Master (Table of Contents: 13)

Indeterminacy / comic story / 0.25 page (report information)

Script
Robert Sikoryak
Pencils
Robert Sikoryak
Inks
Robert Sikoryak
Letters
Robert Sikoryak

Genre
humor
Characters
Master Suzuki; Jon
Synopsis
Mastr Suzuki travels from the Orient to spread wisdom.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

All the Sikoryak strips in this section are presented as if ripped from a newspaper syndicated cartoon section. They're all pastiches of familiar cartoons, drawn in the same style, but with deliberately obscure jokes or dialogue. This mimics Prince Valiant.

They'll Do Windows (Table of Contents: 14)

Indeterminacy / comic story / 0.25 page (report information)

Script
Robert Sikoryak
Pencils
Robert Sikoryak
Inks
Robert Sikoryak
Letters
Robert Sikoryak

Genre
humor
Characters
Aunt Marge; Nephew
Reprints

Indexer Notes

All the Sikoryak strips in this section are presented as if ripped from a newspaper syndicated cartoon section. They're all pastiches of familiar cartoons, drawn in the same style, but with deliberately obscure jokes or dialogue.

The Mad Ad Man (Table of Contents: 15)

Indeterminacy / comic story / 0.25 page (report information)

Script
Robert Sikoryak
Pencils
Robert Sikoryak
Inks
Robert Sikoryak
Letters
Robert Sikoryak

Genre
humor
Characters
John Cage; Ad Men
Synopsis
The ad men listen to John Cage's silent work.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

All the Sikoryak strips in this section are presented as if ripped from a newspaper syndicated cartoon section. They're all pastiches of familiar cartoons, drawn in the same style, but with deliberately obscure jokes or dialogue.

Little Guys (Table of Contents: 16)

Indeterminacy / comic story / 0.25 page (report information)

Script
Robert Sikoryak
Pencils
Robert Sikoryak
Inks
Robert Sikoryak
Letters
Robert Sikoryak

Genre
humor
Synopsis
Is there really too much pain in the world?
Reprints

Indexer Notes

All the Sikoryak strips in this section are presented as if ripped from a newspaper syndicated cartoon section. They're all pastiches of familiar cartoons, drawn in the same style, but with deliberately obscure jokes or dialogue. This mimics Peanuts.

It's Very Hard To Find Her At Night (Table of Contents: 17)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Jayr Pulga [as J. Pulga]
Pencils
Jayr Pulga [as J. Pulga]
Inks
Jayr Pulga [as J. Pulga]
Letters
Jayr Pulga [as J. Pulga]

Characters
Pedro; Gabriella; Aunt Rosa
Reprints

Monday Morning (Table of Contents: 18)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Ida Marx
Pencils
Ida Marx
Inks
Ida Marx
Letters
Ida Marx

Characters
Nancy
Synopsis
Should one laugh at a funeral?

Indexer Notes

This borrows Ernie Bushmiller's Nancy.

Sitting Bull's Last Stand (Table of Contents: 19)

photo story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Paul Karasik (photo collage and manipulation)
Pencils
Paul Karasik (photo collage and manipulation)
Inks
Paul Karasik (photo collage and manipulation)
Letters
Paul Karasik

Genre
biography
Characters
Sitting Bull; Buffalo Bill
Synopsis
When Sitting Bull's former circus horse hears gunshots it starts tricks.
Keywords
Ghost Dance ritual; horse; Little Big Horn; reservation; Sioux

Just What Does It Mean Anyway? (Table of Contents: 20)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
Thomas B. Dutcher
Pencils
Thomas B. Dutcher
Inks
Thomas B. Dutcher
Letters
Thomas B. Dutcher

Synopsis
A guy over-analyses his relationship.

Ooh, Jesus! (Table of Contents: 21)

illustration / 1 page (report information)

Script
Drew Friedman
Pencils
Drew Friedman
Inks
Drew Friedman
Letters
Drew Friedman

Genre
humor
Characters
Jesus; Joe E. Ross
Synopsis
A fake film poster
Reprints

What We Like (Table of Contents: 22)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Mark Newgarden
Pencils
Mark Newgarden
Inks
Mark Newgarden
Letters
Typeset

Synopsis
Assorted things we like.

Indexer Notes

The story is drawn as a series of symbols with text.

We Like Cheese (Table of Contents: 23)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Joe Shea
Pencils
Joe Shea
Inks
Joe Shea
Letters
Joe Shea

Genre
humor
Synopsis
The perils of changing the family diet.

Eli Whitney (Table of Contents: 24)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Paul Karasik
Pencils
Paul Karasik
Inks
Paul Karasik
Letters
Paul Karasik

Genre
biography
Characters
Eli Whitney; Paul Karasik
Synopsis
A straight biography followed by the creator considering some less savoury aspects of Whtiney's life and how history could have been so different.

Indexer Notes

This is produced as if two different strips about Whitney with differing art styles. The first page is a faux conclusion.

William & Percy (Table of Contents: 25)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Gary Panter
Inks
Gary Panter
Letters
Gary Panter

Genre
humor
Characters
William; Gary

"Wanna Hear A Joke?" (Table of Contents: 26)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
Richard McGuire
Pencils
Richard McGuire
Inks
Richard McGuire
Letters
Richard McGuire

Genre
biography
Synopsis
A fond recollection of a Grandfather

Sketchbook Page (Table of Contents: 27)

illustration / 1 page (report information)

Script
Art Spiegelman
Pencils
Art Spiegelman
Inks
Art Spiegelman
Letters
Art Spiegelman

Synopsis
Sketchbook page.

The Can You Melt The Ice? Game (Table of Contents: 28)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Kathryn Hyatt
Pencils
Kathryn Hyatt
Inks
Kathryn Hyatt
Letters
Kathryn Hyatt

Genre
humor
Characters
Roland; Sally
Synopsis
Will Roland and Sally find any compatible aspect in the other?
Keywords
game show

Belinda's Topless Go-Go Lounge (Table of Contents: 29)

comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script
Glenn Head
Pencils
Glenn Head
Inks
Glenn Head
Letters
Glenn Head

Genre
humor
Characters
Chester; Bob; Mary-Anne; Mikey
Reprints

The Dot Man (Table of Contents: 30)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Richard McGuire
Pencils
Richard McGuire
Inks
Richard McGuire
Letters
Richard McGuire

Genre
humor
Characters
The Dot Man
Synopsis
The Dot Man has a dot obsession.

Wistful And Blue (Table of Contents: 31)

illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Kim Deitch
Inks
Kim Deitch

Synopsis
A fairground scene.

Draw Your Favorite! (Table of Contents: 32)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Mark Newgarden
Pencils
Mark Newgarden
Inks
Mark Newgarden
Colors
Mark Newgarden
Letters
Mark Newgarden

Genre
humor
Characters
Cubby; Pirate; Snuffy

Indexer Notes

back cover

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. Mr. Hidious
  3. 2. Bad News 3 Contents
  4. 3. ["I'll go to the park."]
    Jack Survives
  5. 4. Italian Ices!
  6. 5. Believe It Or Else!
    Indeterminacy
  7. 6. Quick Concerto
    Indeterminacy
  8. 7. John And Henry
    Indeterminacy
  9. 8. No Frills
    Indeterminacy
  10. 9. Jojo
    Indeterminacy
  11. 10. Father Paul
    Indeterminacy
  12. 11. Kitty Kook
    Indeterminacy
  13. 12. Brownie
    Indeterminacy
  14. 13. Suzuki, Zen Master
    Indeterminacy
  15. 14. They'll Do Windows
    Indeterminacy
  16. 15. The Mad Ad Man
    Indeterminacy
  17. 16. Little Guys
    Indeterminacy
  18. 17. It's Very Hard To Find Her At Night
  19. 18. Monday Morning
  20. 19. Sitting Bull's Last Stand
  21. 20. Just What Does It Mean Anyway?
  22. 21. Ooh, Jesus!
  23. 22. What We Like
  24. 23. We Like Cheese
  25. 24. Eli Whitney
  26. 25. William & Percy
  27. 26. "Wanna Hear A Joke?"
  28. 27. Sketchbook Page
  29. 28. The Can You Melt The Ice? Game
  30. 29. Belinda's Topless Go-Go Lounge
  31. 30. The Dot Man
  32. 31. Wistful And Blue
  33. 32. Draw Your Favorite!
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