Blab! #9
(Fall 1997)

Fantagraphics, 1997 Series
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Price
18.95 USD; 25.95 CAD
Pages
116
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Fantagraphics Books
Brand
?
ISBN
1-56097-284-X Search at WorldCat
Barcode
9781560972846 51895
Editing
Monte Beauchamp
Color
Color with some Black & White
Dimensions
10" x 10" (25.4 cm x 25.4 cm)
Binding
Squarebound
Publishing Format
Was Ongoing Series

Blab 9 (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Gary Baseman (signed)
Inks
Gary Baseman (signed)
Colors
Gary Baseman (signed)
Letters
Gary Baseman (signed)

[Dogs] (Table of Contents: 1)

illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Cherise Mericle (painting)
Inks
Cherise Mericle (painting)
Colors
Cherise Mericle (painting)
Letters
Cherise Mericle (painting)

Contents (Table of Contents: 2)

table of contents / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
?
Inks
?
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Accompanied by production credits and indicia and several Archer Prewitt background illustrations.

The Prestigious Blanket (Table of Contents: 3)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Richard Sala
Pencils
Richard Sala
Inks
Richard Sala
Letters
Richard Sala

Priscilla (Table of Contents: 4)

comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Walter Minus [as W. Minus] (signed)
Pencils
Walter Minus [as W. Minus] (signed)
Inks
Walter Minus [as W. Minus] (signed)
Letters
Walter Minus [as W. Minus] (signed)

Characters
Priscilla

Double for Danger (Table of Contents: 5)

Steven / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Doug Allen (signed)
Pencils
Doug Allen (signed)
Inks
Doug Allen (signed)
Letters
Doug Allen (signed)

Characters
Steven; Boss

Valse Mecanique (The Mechanical Waltz) (Table of Contents: 6)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Charles Paul Freund
Pencils
Peter Hoey
Inks
Peter Hoey
Colors
?
Letters
Peter Hoey (typeset)

Characters
Maria
Reprints

Dirty Boulevard (Table of Contents: 7)

illustration / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Tony Fitzpatrick
Pencils
Tony Fitzpatrick
Inks
Tony Fitzpatrick
Letters
Tony Fitzpatrick

Characters
Crack Baby; Clocker Girl; Shooter; Crank Bug; The Fixer; The Snitch; The Boy Drug

Indexer Notes

Seven illustrations drawn on lined grade school-type paper. The titles are the same as the character names.

Enjoy or Suffer (Table of Contents: 8)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Gary Baseman [as Baseman] (painting)
Pencils
Gary Baseman [as Baseman] (painting)
Inks
Gary Baseman [as Baseman] (painting)
Colors
Gary Baseman [as Baseman] (painting)
Letters
Gary Baseman [as Baseman] (painting)

Reprints

Goodnight Irene (Table of Contents: 9)

illustration / 3 pages (report information)

Script
Christian Northeast
Pencils
Christian Northeast (painting)
Inks
Christian Northeast (painting)
Colors
Christian Northeast (painting)
Letters
Christian Northeast

Reprints

Indexer Notes

Three full-page paintings

The Quiet Man (Table of Contents: 10)

text article / 9 pages (report information)

Script
Jeffrey Steele
Pencils
Teresa Mucha (pastel); Steve Campbell (raw pencil)
Inks
Teresa Mucha (pastel)
Colors
Teresa Mucha (pastel)
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Accompanied by four full-page illustrations- one by Mucha and three by Campbell.

The Fighting Poets (Table of Contents: 11)

Fred Toote' / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script
Spain Rodriguez
Pencils
Spain Rodriguez
Inks
Spain Rodriguez
Letters
Spain Rodriguez

Genre
biography
Characters
Spain Rodriguez; Helen; Jocko Reese; Fred Toote'; Goose Mundain; Shelly; Tex
Reprints
Keywords
autobiography

New Version of Love (Table of Contents: 12)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Stephane Blanquet [as Blanquet] (signed)
Inks
Stephane Blanquet [as Blanquet] (signed)
Letters
Stephane Blanquet [as Blanquet] (signed)

Park (Table of Contents: 13)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Terry Laban
Pencils
Terry Laban (signed)
Inks
Terry Laban (signed)
Letters
Terry Laban (signed)

In the Land of Plenty (Table of Contents: 14)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Marc Trujillo
Pencils
Marc Trujillo
Inks
Marc Trujillo
Letters
Marc Trujillo

Characters
Harry

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

Snoot Grolo / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
J. Bradley Johnson
Pencils
J. Bradley Johnson
Inks
J. Bradley Johnson
Letters
J. Bradley Johnson

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Bang! Bang! Pal! I got one! Dinner is in the bag! I know. You want your rock salt!
Characters
Snoot Grolo; Pal; Jill; Wild Bill Hickok; Snoot's Mom

Exorcise (Table of Contents: 16)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Peter Kuper
Pencils
Peter Kuper [as Kuper] (painting)
Inks
Peter Kuper [as Kuper] (painting)
Colors
Peter Kuper [as Kuper] (signed)
Letters
Peter Kuper [as Kuper] (painting)

Genre
biography
Characters
Peter Kuper; Wilton; Linda Blair (cameo)
Keywords
autobiography

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

Sof' Boy / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Archer Prewitt
Pencils
Archer Prewitt
Inks
Archer Prewitt
Colors
?
Letters
Archer Prewitt

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Zzzzzzz Zzzzzaaww
Characters
Sof' Boy
Synopsis
A drunk man urinates and vomits on Sof' Boy while he sleeps in an alleyway.

The Art of the Dell Mystery (Table of Contents: 18)

text article / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Monte Beauchamp
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Accompanied by nineteen images of Dell mass market paperbacks.

Late Night Walk (Table of Contents: 19)

Little Baby Gumba / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
David Goldin [as Nidlog]
Pencils
David Goldin [as Nidlog]
Inks
David Goldin [as Nidlog]
Colors
?
Letters
David Goldin [as Nidlog] (typeset)

Characters
Baby Gumba; Whore; Pimp

Tales of Tomorrow Number Eight (Table of Contents: 20)

Tales of Tomorrow / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Reprints

Indexer Notes

The first few lines in the story are "Hey Fellas! Wouldn't you like to know how to play banjo? It's easy!"

The Nostalgia Rapist (Table of Contents: 21)

text story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Josh Alan Friedman
Pencils
Randee Ladden (painting)
Inks
Randee Ladden (painting)
Colors
Randee Ladden (painting)
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Text is accompanied by a single full-page painting.

Boris Artzybasheff - Visual Thunder: A Retrospective (Table of Contents: 22)

illustration / 13 pages (report information)

Script
Monte Beauchamp
Pencils
Boris Artzybasheff (painting)
Inks
Boris Artzybasheff (painting)
Letters
typeset

Reprints

Indexer Notes

A brief text piece is accompanied by the following illustrations: "Modern War Machines;" "Spring Forming Presses;" "The Red Mill;" "The Witches' Sabbath;" "Hydraulic Press;" "Tapping a Heat of Steel;" "The Pied Piper of Berchtesgaden;" "Weaving a Fence Fabric;" "Making of Steel: Charging the Open Hearth;" "The Blooming Mill."

[Parking receipt: Not valid Unless Stamped. Not a Claim Check] (Table of Contents: 23)

illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
David Goldin (painting)
Inks
David Goldin (painting)
Colors
David Goldin (painting)

Indexer Notes

A mixed media montage piece combining newspaper, painting, advertising cutouts and other flotsam

Blab #9 (Table of Contents: 24)

illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Gary Baseman [as Baseman] (painting)
Inks
Gary Baseman [as Baseman] (painting)
Colors
Gary Baseman [as Baseman] (painting)
Letters
Gary Baseman [as Baseman] (painting)

Indexer Notes

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