Blab! #12
(Autumn 2001)

Fantagraphics, 1997 Series
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Price
19.95 USD; 29.95 CAD
Pages
124
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Fantagraphics Books
Brand
Fantagraphics Books
ISBN
1-56097-457-5 Search at WorldCat
Barcode
9781560974574 51995
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 12 (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Rob Clayton (painting); Christian Clayton (painting)
Inks
Rob Clayton (painting); Christian Clayton (painting)
Colors
Rob Clayton (painting); Christian Clayton (painting)

[EGO] (Table of Contents: 1)

illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Fred Stonehouse (painting)
Inks
Fred Stonehouse (painting)
Colors
Fred Stonehouse (painting)

Contents (Table of Contents: 2)

table of contents / 1 page (report information)

Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Also includes production credits and indicia.

Curse of the Fortune Cookie (Table of Contents: 3)

comic story / 15 pages (report information)

Script
Stephane Blanquet
Pencils
Stephane Blanquet
Inks
Stephane Blanquet
Colors
Stephane Blanquet
Letters
Stephane Blanquet

Indexer Notes

The story is told using full-page silhouette illustrations.

The Binary Dreams of Wahid Al-Sifr (Table of Contents: 4)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Charles Paul Freund
Pencils
Peter Hoey ?; Maria Hoey ?
Inks
Peter Hoey ?; Maria Hoey ?
Colors
Peter Hoey ?; Maria Hoey ?
Letters
Peter Hoey ?; Maria Hoey ?

Serial Lover (Seven Lives in Paradise) (Table of Contents: 5)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Characters
Malicia

Vezesd a Kulönszöbába! (Table of Contents: 6)

illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Drew Friedman (pencil & ink wash)
Inks
Drew Friedman (pencil & ink wash)
Letters
typeset

Jesus & Pooté (Table of Contents: 7)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Douglas Fraser
Pencils
Douglas Fraser (painting)
Inks
Douglas Fraser (painting)

Indexer Notes

A wordless story.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 8)

illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Drew Friedman (pencil & inkwash)
Inks
Drew Friedman (pencil & inkwash)
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I'm a leaf on a windy day

Private Musings (Table of Contents: 9)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Greg Clarke
Pencils
Greg Clarke
Inks
Greg Clarke
Letters
Greg Clarke

Characters
Phil; Eldon; Stella; Ava; Bill; Al; Sophia; Morgan; Richard; James; Archibald; Edward; Greta; Paul

Dreams of the Rarebit Fiend (Table of Contents: 10)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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

Return of the Krampus! The Postcard Chronicles - Part 2 (Table of Contents: 11)

illustration / 6 pages (report information)

Pencils
? (various anonymous)
Inks
? (various anonymous)
Colors
? (various anonymous)
Letters
? (various anonymous)

Characters
Gruss vom Krampus

Indexer Notes

Thirty-one more nineteenth century postcard images of the German folk character.

Nus Fantastiques (Table of Contents: 12)

photo story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
?; Kim Thompson (translator)
Pencils
Julien Mandel (photo)
Inks
Julien Mandel (photo)
Letters
typeset

Characters
Eve
Reprints

Ding Dong! Welcome to Tim House (Table of Contents: 13)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Rob Clayton; Christian Clayton
Pencils
Rob Clayton (painting); Christian Clayton (painting)
Inks
Rob Clayton (painting); Christian Clayton (painting)
Colors
Rob Clayton (painting); Christian Clayton (painting)
Letters
Rob Clayton (painting); Christian Clayton (painting)

Characters
Tommy; Mrs. McBevey

Indexer Notes

The story is told using full-page illustrations.

Rock Band (Table of Contents: 14)

illustration / 4 pages (report information)

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

Rules to Live By! (Table of Contents: 15)

Fetal Elvis / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Mark Landman
Pencils
Mark Landman (computer generated)
Inks
Mark Landman (computer generated)
Colors
Mark Landman (computer generated)
Letters
Mark Landman (computer generated)

Characters
Fetal Elvis; Richard Nixon

Suffer (Table of Contents: 16)

illustration / 1 page (report information)

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

Enjoy (Table of Contents: 17)

illustration / 1 page (report information)

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

New Zodiac for Sentient Machines (Table of Contents: 18)

illustration / 2 pages (report information)

Pencils
Jonathon Rosen (painting)
Inks
Jonathon Rosen (painting)
Colors
Jonathon Rosen (painting)

Indexer Notes

A margin note states: "Two panels from a New Zodiac for Sentient Machines. (1) Gas-powered Proteus Conglomeration. (2) Dark Homunculus, the synthetic ld."

Freddy Seymore (Table of Contents: 19)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Pencils
Tim Biskup (painting)
Inks
Tim Biskup (painting)
Colors
Tim Biskup (painting)
Letters
Tim Biskup (painting)

Characters
Freddy Seymore

Indexer Notes

A wordless story

Profligate Pork (Table of Contents: 20)

illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Greg Clarke (painting)
Inks
Greg Clarke (painting)
Colors
Greg Clarke (painting)
Letters
Greg Clarke (painting)

Toilet Train (Table of Contents: 21)

illustration / 4 pages (report information)

Pencils
Mark Mothersbaugh (painting)
Inks
Mark Mothersbaugh (painting)
Colors
Mark Mothersbaugh (painting)
Letters
Mark Mothersbaugh (painting)

Indexer Notes

Dozens of small illustrations laid out in a grid pattern, combining painting, drawing, writing, postcards, photos, etc. Includes a few visual quotes from artists like Philip Guston.

There's Just One Thought I Get (Table of Contents: 22)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Charles Paul Freund
Pencils
Peter Hoey ?; Maria Hoey ?
Inks
Peter Hoey ?; Maria Hoey ?
Colors
Peter Hoey ?; Maria Hoey ?
Letters
Peter Hoey ?; Maria Hoey ?

Reprints

18 Wooden Statuettes (Table of Contents: 23)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Michael Bartalos
Pencils
Michael Bartalos [as M. Bartalos] (signed)
Inks
Michael Bartalos [as M. Bartalos] (signed)
Colors
Michael Bartalos [as M. Bartalos] (signed)
Letters
Michael Bartalos [as M. Bartalos] (signed)

Characters
Jesus; Mary; Rumpelstiltskin; Santa; Elf; Bluebeard; Thor; Rip Van Winkle; Tut; Nero; Moses; Ra; Captain Cook; Cupid; Pan; Hercules; Lord Ganesh; The Owner; Zeus

The Collyer Brothers (Table of Contents: 24)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Laura Levine
Pencils
Laura Levine (painting)
Inks
Laura Levine (painting)
Colors
Laura Levine (painting)
Letters
Laura Levine (painting)

Characters
Homer Collyer; Langley Collyer

Fire Crackers (Table of Contents: 25)

illustration / 2 pages (report information)

Script
David Goldin
Pencils
David Goldin (painting)
Inks
David Goldin (painting)
Colors
David Goldin (painting)
Letters
David Goldin (typeset)

One Day Only Year-Long Sale! (Table of Contents: 26)

illustration / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Lou Brooks
Pencils
Lou Brooks
Inks
Lou Brooks
Colors
Lou Brooks
Letters
Lou Brooks (typeset)

Obituary (Table of Contents: 27)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Max Adeler
Pencils
Steven Guarnaccia
Inks
Steven Guarnaccia
Colors
Steven Guarnaccia
Letters
Steven Guarnaccia

Characters
Death-Angel; Alexander McGlue

The Great I Am (Table of Contents: 28)

text article / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Jim Heimann
Pencils
Jim Heimann (painting)
Inks
Jim Heimann (painting)
Colors
Jim Heimann (painting)
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Includes a single full-page illustration

The Sons of Hercules (Table of Contents: 29)

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

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

Genre
biography
Characters
Stanley; Fred Toote'; Bargain Dave; Francesca; Spain Rodrigez; Landlord
Reprints
Keywords
autobiography

Son of Obsessive Compulsive (Jonathon Rosen Sketchbook) part 2 (Table of Contents: 30)

illustration / 4 pages (report information)

Pencils
Jonathon Rosen
Inks
Jonathon Rosen

Indexer Notes

Several dozen more images of sketchbook pages.

I don't think there is anything more disgusting than eating with your mouth wide open in public. (Table of Contents: 31)

Enjoy or Suffer / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Car Cancer (Table of Contents: 32)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Doug Allen [as D. A.] (signed)
Pencils
Doug Allen [as D. A.] (signed)
Inks
Doug Allen [as D. A.] (signed)
Letters
Doug Allen [as D. A.] (signed)

Characters
Young Beatnik; Old Timer; Collector; Young Kid

Fistful of Curry (Table of Contents: 33)

Little Baby Gumba / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
David Goldin
Pencils
David Goldin
Inks
David Goldin
Letters
David Goldin (typeset)

Characters
Little Baby Gumba; Sanjay; Baba Goombuh

That Splendid Matti Nykanen (Table of Contents: 34)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Matti Hagelberg; Jukka Heiskanen (translation)
Pencils
Matti Hagelberg
Inks
Matti Hagelberg
Letters
?

Characters
Ghost of President Nykanen; Matti Nykanen

Wish For More (Table of Contents: 35)

illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Fred Stonehouse (painting)
Inks
Fred Stonehouse (painting)
Colors
Fred Stonehouse (painting)

Tim Hous (Table of Contents: 36)

illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Rob Clayton (painting); Christian Clayton (painting)
Inks
Rob Clayton (painting); Christian Clayton (painting)
Colors
Rob Clayton (painting); Christian Clayton (painting)

Indexer Notes

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