(2003)

Fantagraphics, 2003 Series
Published in English (United States) United States
 
Price
19.95 USD; 31.95 CAD
Pages
220
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Fantagraphics Books, Inc.
Brand
Fantagraphics Books
ISBN
1-56097-510-5 Search at WorldCat
Barcode
9781560975106 51995
Editing
Kim Thompson (credited) (edited)
Color
Black and White
Dimensions
10.75" x 9.25" (27.3 cm x 23.4 cm)
Binding
Trade Paperback

Issue Notes

1st printing: January 2003

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Joe Sacco
Inks
Joe Sacco
Letters
typeset

Characters
Joe Sacco
Reprints

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

blank page(s) / 2 pages (report information)


Indexer Notes

The second blank page comes after the first title page.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 2)

credits, title page / 4 pages (report information)

Pencils
Joe Sacco
Inks
Joe Sacco
Letters
typeset

Synopsis
Title page; title and publisher page; indicia page with reprint info and publishing credits; table of contents page

Notes from a Defeatist: Introduction (Table of Contents: 3)

foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Joe Sacco
Pencils
Joe Sacco
Inks
Joe Sacco
Letters
typeset

Synopsis
Single page introduction plus a page with a Joe Sacco drawing

Part One: Cartoon Genius (Table of Contents: 4)

credits, title page / 2 pages (report information)

Pencils
Joe Sacco
Inks
Joe Sacco
Letters
typeset

Characters
Joe Sacco

Cartoon Genius (Table of Contents: 5)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Joe Sacco (signed)
Pencils
Joe Sacco (signed)
Inks
Joe Sacco (signed)
Letters
Joe Sacco (signed)

Genre
humor; satire-parody
Characters
Joe Sacco; Stan
Synopsis
Sacco mocks the self-righteousness of the starving artist in this depiction of his struggle to make a living as an artist.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Dated November-December 1987

Part Two: Eight Characters (Table of Contents: 6)

credits, title page / 2 pages (report information)

Pencils
Joe Sacco (signed)
Inks
Joe Sacco (signed)

The Arnold Homecastle Story (Table of Contents: 7)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Joe Sacco (signed)
Pencils
Joe Sacco (signed)
Inks
Joe Sacco (signed)
Letters
Joe Sacco (signed)

Genre
humor; satire-parody
Characters
Arnold Homecastle
Synopsis
The story of a Marxist accountant who one day decides to do his part for the revolution by abusing his office beverage privileges.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Dated January 1987

Oliver Limpdingle's Search for Love (Table of Contents: 8)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Joe Sacco (signed)
Pencils
Joe Sacco (signed)
Inks
Joe Sacco (signed)
Letters
Joe Sacco (signed)

Genre
humor; satire-parody
Characters
Oliver Limpdingle; Oliver's Date; 'Bruiser' Beefbruno
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Dated March 1987

The Man Who Wanted to Change the World (Table of Contents: 9)

Zachary Mindbiscuit / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Joe Sacco (signed)
Pencils
Joe Sacco (signed)
Inks
Joe Sacco (signed)
Letters
Joe Sacco (signed)

Genre
humor; satire-parody
Characters
Zachary Mindbiscuit; Moppy
Synopsis
Zachary publicly imposes a hunger strike on his cat in order to protest a nuclear power plant.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Dated April 1987

A Successful First Day on the Job (Table of Contents: 10)

Johnny Sentence / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Joe Sacco (signed)
Pencils
Joe Sacco (signed)
Inks
Joe Sacco (signed)
Letters
Joe Sacco (signed)

Genre
humor; satire-parody
Characters
Johnny Sentence; Mr. Bigwhipple; Blonde Coworker; Boyfriend from Accounts Payable
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Dated April 1987

Edwin Smallcabbage's White Collar Incursion (Table of Contents: 11)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Joe Sacco (signed)
Pencils
Joe Sacco (signed)
Inks
Joe Sacco (signed)
Letters
Joe Sacco (signed)

Genre
humor; satire-parody
Characters
Edwin Smallcabbage; Mr. Stompsit; William; Chairman of the Board; Ms. Smidlint
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Dated May-July 1987

Portrait of an Artist as a Young Alessio Easelsmear (Table of Contents: 12)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Joe Sacco (signed)
Pencils
Joe Sacco (signed)
Inks
Joe Sacco (signed)
Letters
Joe Sacco (signed)

Genre
humor; satire-parody
Characters
Alessio Easelsmear; Alessio's Admirer; Mrs. Bottomlessquidnumb; Zeno
Synopsis
A send-up of bohemian affectation in this story of a painter who leeches off a wealthy woman thirty years older than him.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Dated May-July 1987

Stanton K. Pragmatron - Part of a New Breed (Table of Contents: 13)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Joe Sacco (signed)
Pencils
Joe Sacco (signed)
Inks
Joe Sacco (signed)
Letters
Joe Sacco (signed)

Genre
humor; satire-parody
Characters
Stanton K. Pragmatron; Jed; Department Boss; Mr. Sweetthistles
Synopsis
A send-up of bare-knuckled capitalism as the title character does anything he can to get to the top.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Dated September 1987

Mr. Nit – A Very Rich Person (Table of Contents: 14)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Joe Sacco (signed)
Pencils
Joe Sacco (signed)
Inks
Joe Sacco (signed)
Letters
Joe Sacco (signed)

Genre
humor
Characters
Mr. Nit; Philatelist; Perforation Expert; Mr. Smoft
Synopsis
Mr. Nit is a very rich person who collects people who collect stamps.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Dated October 1986-March 1987

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

Mark Victorystooge / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
Joe Sacco (signed)
Pencils
Joe Sacco (signed)
Inks
Joe Sacco (signed)
Letters
Joe Sacco (signed)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Long after Time magazine had declared socialism dead
Genre
humor; satire-parody
Characters
Mark Victorystooge
Synopsis
Mark Victorystooge dreams of a worker's paradise triumphing over the ruins of capitalism. However, he can't get laid.
Reprints
  • from PDXS (Jim Redden, 199? series) (?, 199?)

Indexer Notes

PDXS was a Portland alternative tabloid. Dated July 1992

Smash the Bourgeoisie! (Table of Contents: 16)

Mark Victorystooge / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
Joe Sacco (signed)
Pencils
Joe Sacco (signed)
Inks
Joe Sacco (signed)
Letters
Joe Sacco (signed)

Genre
humor; satire-parody
Characters
Mark Victorystooge; Cynthia; Stage Director
Synopsis
Mark takes the part of a hammer in a stage version of a Karl Marx book.
Reprints
  • from PDXS (Jim Redden, 199? series) ?, 199?

Indexer Notes

Dated July 1992

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

Mark Victorystooge / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
Joe Sacco (signed)
Pencils
Joe Sacco (signed)
Inks
Joe Sacco (signed)
Letters
Joe Sacco (signed)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Our story thus far: has M. V. found the sickle of his dreams?
Genre
humor; satire-parody
Characters
Mark Victorystooge; Cynthia; Stage Director
Synopsis
Mark is in love with the actress he's doing the play with.
Reprints
  • from PDXS (Jim Redden, 199? series) (?, 199?)

Indexer Notes

Dated August 1992

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 18)

Mark Victorystooge / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
Joe Sacco (signed)
Pencils
Joe Sacco (signed)
Inks
Joe Sacco (signed)
Letters
Joe Sacco (signed)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Our story thus far: M. V. is about to make his splash on stage!
Genre
humor; satire-parody
Characters
Mark Victorystooge; Cynthia
Synopsis
Mark faints while on stage and later finds himself tied to the top of an automobile.
Reprints
  • from PDXS (Jim Redden, 199? series) (?, 199?)

Indexer Notes

Dated August 1992

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

Mark Victorystooge / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
Joe Sacco (signed)
Pencils
Joe Sacco (signed)
Inks
Joe Sacco (signed)
Letters
Joe Sacco (signed)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Our story thus far: too complicated to explain!
Genre
humor; satire-parody
Characters
Mark Victorystooge; Cynthia
Synopsis
Mark finds himself in Cynthia's apartment.
Reprints
  • from PDXS (Jim Redden, 199? series) (?, 199?)

Indexer Notes

Dated October 1992

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

Mark Victorystooge! / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
Joe Sacco (signed)
Pencils
Joe Sacco (signed)
Inks
Joe Sacco (signed)
Letters
Joe Sacco (signed)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Our story thus far: just this side of brilliant!
Genre
humor; satire-parody
Characters
Mark Victorystooge; Cynthia
Reprints
  • from PDXS (Jim Redden, 199? series) (?, 199?)

Indexer Notes

Dated November 1992

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

Mark Victorystooge / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
Joe Sacco (signed)
Pencils
Joe Sacco (signed)
Inks
Joe Sacco (signed)
Letters
Joe Sacco (signed)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Our story thus far: it wasn't Amway!
Genre
humor; satire-parody
Characters
Mark Victorystooge
Synopsis
Mark is thrown down the stairs and tied to a chair by members of his own party.
Reprints
  • from PDXS (Jim Redden, 199? series) ?, 199?

Indexer Notes

Dated November 1992

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

Mark Victorystooge / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
Joe Sacco (signed)
Pencils
Joe Sacco (signed)
Inks
Joe Sacco (signed)
Letters
Joe Sacco (signed)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Our story thus far: M. V. has learned the awful truth!
Genre
humor; satire-parody
Characters
Mark Victorystooge; Cynthia; Mark's Peer
Synopsis
Mark denounces Cynthia because she is a Stalinist rather than a Trotskyite.
Reprints
  • from PDXS (Jim Redden, 199? series) (?, 199?)

Indexer Notes

Dated December 1992

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

Mark Victorystooge / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Joe Sacco (signed)
Pencils
Joe Sacco (signed)
Inks
Joe Sacco (signed)
Letters
Joe Sacco (signed)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Our story thus far: Cynthia is gone for good.
Genre
humor; satire-parody
Characters
Mark Victorystooge; Worker
Synopsis
Mark wanders the streets in a complete emotional collapse, wearing his hammer costume from the stage play.
Reprints
  • from PDXS (Jim Redden, 199? series) (?, 199?)

Indexer Notes

Dated December 1992

Part Three: Social Studies (Table of Contents: 24)

credits, title page / 2 pages (report information)

Pencils
Joe Sacco
Inks
Joe Sacco
Letters
typeset

Characters
Joe Sacco

Meat (Table of Contents: 25)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Joe Sacco (signed)
Pencils
Joe Sacco (signed)
Inks
Joe Sacco (signed)
Letters
Joe Sacco (signed)

Genre
humor; satire-parody
Characters
Joe Sacco; Blonde Co-Worker; Dark Haired Co-Worker; Junior; Mother
Synopsis
A send-up of modern attitudes towards meat consumption.
Reprints
  • from Neener-Ploy (?, 198? series) (?, 198?)

Indexer Notes

Neener-Ploy was a humor magazine thought up by Sacco's friend Tom Richards. Dated August 1988

Edward L. Warren (Table of Contents: 26)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Joe Sacco (signed)
Pencils
Joe Sacco (signed)
Inks
Joe Sacco (signed)
Letters
Joe Sacco (signed)

Genre
biography
Characters
Edward L. Warren; Joe Sacco; Gerry
Synopsis
An honest portrait of Edward L. Warren, one of Sacco's college buddies.
Reprints
Keywords
autobiography

Indexer Notes

Dated December 1987-January 1988

The Truth Hurtz- The Mid-70s (Table of Contents: 27)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Joe Sacco
Pencils
Joe Sacco
Inks
Joe Sacco
Letters
Joe Sacco

Genre
humor; biography; satire-parody
Characters
Joe Sacco
Synopsis
Sacco comes clean with the embarrassing things he and others did during the mid-70s.
Reprints
Keywords
autobiography

Indexer Notes

Dated November 1986

Part Four: In the Company of Long Hair (Table of Contents: 28)

credits, title page / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Joe Sacco
Inks
Joe Sacco
Letters
typeset

I Gotta Right (Table of Contents: 29)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Joe Sacco (signed)
Pencils
Joe Sacco (signed)
Inks
Joe Sacco (signed)
Letters
Joe Sacco (signed)

Genre
biography
Characters
Joe Sacco; Gerry; Hutch; Matt; Robert; Lurch; Gene
Synopsis
Joe tags along with the West Coast garage band "The Miracle Workers" during their European tour.
Reprints
Keywords
autobiography

Indexer Notes

Dated December 1988

I Called the Doctor (Table of Contents: 30)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Joe Sacco (signed)
Pencils
Joe Sacco (signed)
Inks
Joe Sacco (signed)
Letters
Joe Sacco (signed)

Genre
biography
Characters
Gerry; Robert; Gene
Synopsis
The band has a few shows cancelled because Gerry is sick.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Dated December 1988

Looking at You (Table of Contents: 31)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Joe Sacco (signed)
Pencils
Joe Sacco (signed)
Inks
Joe Sacco (signed)
Letters
Joe Sacco (signed)

Genre
biography
Characters
Joe Sacco; Gerry; Hutch; Matt; Robert; Lurch; Gene
Synopsis
The story details the band's customs hassles when going through several different European borders.
Reprints
Keywords
autobiography

Indexer Notes

Dated December 1988

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 32)

Untold Fables / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Joe Sacco (signed)
Pencils
Joe Sacco (signed)
Inks
Joe Sacco (signed)
Letters
Joe Sacco (signed)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Come on. Let's just get to the club. There'll be food backstage.
Genre
biography
Characters
Gerry; Matt; Robert; Gene
Synopsis
Four very brief vignettes.
Reprints
  • from ?
Keywords
autobiography

Indexer Notes

Dated January 1989

Oh My and Boo Hoo (Table of Contents: 33)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Joe Sacco (signed)
Pencils
Joe Sacco (signed)
Inks
Joe Sacco (signed)
Letters
Joe Sacco (signed)

Genre
biography
Characters
Joe Sacco; Gerry; Matt; Robert; Gene; Swiss Groupie
Synopsis
Joe meets a Swiss groupie, but his flirtations don't get very far.
Reprints
Keywords
autobiography

Indexer Notes

Dated December 1988-January 1989

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 34)

Untold Fables... / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Joe Sacco (signed)
Pencils
Joe Sacco (signed)
Inks
Joe Sacco (signed)
Letters
Joe Sacco (signed)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Let's go now on an empty stomach, while we're mean.
Genre
biography
Characters
Gerry; Matt; Robert; Gene; Tony
Synopsis
The band confronts their manager when their concert requirements aren't met.
Reprints
Keywords
autobiography

Indexer Notes

Dated January 1989

Magic Slide (Table of Contents: 35)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Joe Sacco (signed)
Pencils
Joe Sacco (signed)
Inks
Joe Sacco (signed)
Letters
Joe Sacco (signed)

Genre
biography
Characters
Joe Sacco; Gerry; Hutch; Matt; Robert; Lurch; Gene
Synopsis
The band deals with tour routine and the logistical problems in playing a show while still being able to get enough rest before the next one.
Reprints
Keywords
autobiography

Indexer Notes

Dated January 1989

You've Got Your Head on Backwards (Table of Contents: 36)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
Joe Sacco (signed)
Pencils
Joe Sacco (signed)
Inks
Joe Sacco (signed)
Letters
Joe Sacco (signed)

Genre
biography
Characters
Joe Sacco; Gerry; Hutch; Matt; Robert; Lurch; Gene; Italian Fan
Synopsis
Joe and Gene try to stay polite with an Italian fan they don't feel like hanging around with.
Reprints
Keywords
autobiography

Indexer Notes

Dated January 1989

[”Robert, your bass playing was Einstein...”] (Table of Contents: 37)

Untold Fables / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Joe Sacco (signed)
Pencils
Joe Sacco (signed)
Inks
Joe Sacco (signed)
Letters
Joe Sacco (signed)

Genre
biography
Characters
Gerry; Hutch; Matt; Robert; Gene
Synopsis
A few brief depictions of band disagreements.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Dated January 1989

No Fun to Hang Around (Table of Contents: 38)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
Joe Sacco (signed)
Pencils
Joe Sacco (signed)
Inks
Joe Sacco (signed)
Letters
Joe Sacco (signed)

Genre
biography
Characters
Joe Sacco; Gerry; Matt; Robert; Gene
Synopsis
Matt angers most of the other band members when he takes the touring van for a band errand without telling anyone.
Reprints
Keywords
autobiography

Indexer Notes

Dated January 1989

Nothing More to Say (Table of Contents: 39)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Joe Sacco (signed)
Pencils
Joe Sacco (signed)
Inks
Joe Sacco (signed)
Letters
Joe Sacco (signed)

Genre
biography
Characters
Matt; Robert; Gene
Synopsis
The guys muse about their current broke state of affairs.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Dated January 1989

Slow Death (Table of Contents: 40)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Joe Sacco (signed)
Pencils
Joe Sacco (signed)
Inks
Joe Sacco (signed)
Letters
Joe Sacco (signed)

Genre
biography
Characters
Joe Sacco; Gerry; Hutch; Matt; Robert; Gene
Synopsis
The band confronts Joe about his inability to score
Reprints
Keywords
autobiography

Indexer Notes

Dated February 1989

Part Five: A Disgusting Experience (Table of Contents: 41)

credits, title page / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Joe Sacco
Inks
Joe Sacco
Letters
typeset

A Disgusting Experience (Table of Contents: 42)

comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Joe Sacco (signed)
Pencils
Joe Sacco (signed)
Inks
Joe Sacco (signed)
Letters
Joe Sacco (signed)

Genre
biography
Characters
Joe Sacco; Dad; Mum; Maryanne
Reprints
Keywords
autobiography

Indexer Notes

Dated October-December 1989

Part Six: Voyage to the End of the Library (Table of Contents: 43)

credits, title page / 2 pages (report information)

Pencils
Joe Sacco
Inks
Joe Sacco
Letters
typeset

Characters
Joe Sacco

Voyage to the End of the Library (Table of Contents: 44)

comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script
Joe Sacco (signed)
Pencils
Joe Sacco (signed)
Inks
Joe Sacco (signed)
Letters
Joe Sacco (signed)

Genre
biography
Characters
Joe Sacco; Purchasing Committee Member; Commodore Dewey Decimal
Synopsis
Sacco gives his observations on the hazards of working for a public library.
Reprints
Keywords
autobiography

Indexer Notes

Dated August-September 1989

Part Seven: When Good Bombs Happen to Bad People (Table of Contents: 45)

credits, title page / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Joe Sacco
Inks
Joe Sacco
Letters
typeset

Introduction (Table of Contents: 46)

foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 1 page (report information)

Script
Joe Sacco
Letters
typeset

Synopsis
Sacco lays out the purpose for the following two stories, which is how conventional airpower affects civilians.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Dated September 1990

When Good Bombs Happen to Bad People (Table of Contents: 47)

comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script
Joe Sacco (signed)
Pencils
Joe Sacco (signed)
Inks
Joe Sacco (signed)
Letters
Joe Sacco (signed)

Genre
war
Synopsis
An account of the British bombing of Germany from 1940-45 and the U.S. bombing of Japan and Libya from 1944-45 and 1986. Illustrations accompanied by quotes from politicians, military officials and the media are used.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

The final page is a list of bibliographical sources. Dated September 1990

Part Eight: More Women, More Children, More Quickly (Table of Contents: 48)

credits, title page / 2 pages (report information)

Pencils
Joe Sacco
Inks
Joe Sacco
Letters
typeset

More Women, More Children, More Quickly (Table of Contents: 49)

comic story / 22 pages (report information)

Script
Joe Sacco; Carmen M. Sacco
Pencils
Joe Sacco (signed)
Inks
Joe Sacco (signed)
Letters
Joe Sacco (signed)

Genre
biography; war
Characters
Carmen M. Sacco; Mr. Sacco; Guza Sacco; Egizza Vidal; Uncle Censu; Mrs. Sacco; Gianna; Kuncett; Dun Guzepp; Karmni; Evelyn; Man on the road
Synopsis
Joe Sacco's grandmother recalls her life in Malta as it was attacked by Italian forces during World War II.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Dated February-August 1990

Part Nine: How I Loved the War (Table of Contents: 50)

credits, title page / 3 pages (report information)

Pencils
Joe Sacco
Inks
Joe Sacco
Letters
typeset

Wait! (Table of Contents: 51)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Joe Sacco (signed)
Pencils
Joe Sacco (signed)
Inks
Joe Sacco (signed)
Letters
Joe Sacco (signed)

Genre
biography
Characters
Joe Sacco
Synopsis
Sacco compares the anxiety of the Gulf War media buildup to being stuck in an L.A. traffic jam.
Reprints
Keywords
autobiography

Indexer Notes

Dated May 1991

The Human Spirit (Berlin '90) (Table of Contents: 52)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Joe Sacco (signed)
Pencils
Joe Sacco (signed)
Inks
Joe Sacco (signed)
Letters
Joe Sacco (signed)

Genre
biography
Characters
Olga; Olga's Groupie; Joe Sacco; P; B; M
Synopsis
An anxious Sacco drinks heavily in a bar that he went to with his friends.
Reprints
Keywords
autobiography

Indexer Notes

Dated March-April 1991

Desert Sheep #1 (Table of Contents: 53)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Joe Sacco (signed)
Pencils
Joe Sacco (signed)
Inks
Joe Sacco (signed)
Letters
Joe Sacco (signed)

Genre
biography
Characters
Joe Sacco; Walt
Synopsis
Joe talks to Walt about creating a T-shirt that satirizes the Gulf War.
Reprints
Keywords
autobiography

Indexer Notes

Dated April 1991

Palestinians and Other Problems (Table of Contents: 54)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
Joe Sacco (signed)
Pencils
Joe Sacco (signed)
Inks
Joe Sacco (signed)
Letters
Joe Sacco (signed)

Genre
biography
Characters
Joe Sacco; German Teacher; Ali; Mahmoud
Synopsis
Sacco chips his tooth when a case full of empty bottles falls on his head. He goes on to briefly touch on the Palestinian situation and a humorous incident that occurred in a class he was taking.
Reprints
Keywords
autobiography

Indexer Notes

Dated May-June 1991

Notes from a Defeatist (Table of Contents: 55)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Joe Sacco (signed)
Pencils
Joe Sacco (signed)
Inks
Joe Sacco (signed)
Letters
Joe Sacco (signed)

Genre
biography
Characters
Joe Sacco
Synopsis
Sacco gives his feelings on the rationales given by officials in the run-up to the Gulf War.
Reprints
Keywords
autobiography

Indexer Notes

Dated August 1991

Save Us (Table of Contents: 56)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
Joe Sacco (signed)
Pencils
Joe Sacco (signed)
Inks
Joe Sacco (signed)
Letters
Joe Sacco (signed)

Genre
biography
Characters
Joe Sacco
Synopsis
Joe's "open" long distance relationship makes him feel neurotic, while at the same time making his girlfriend feel "empowered."
Reprints
Keywords
autobiography

Indexer Notes

Dated July 1991

Desert Sheep #2 (Table of Contents: 57)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Joe Sacco (signed)
Pencils
Joe Sacco (signed)
Inks
Joe Sacco (signed)
Letters
Joe Sacco (signed)

Genre
biography
Characters
Joe Sacco
Synopsis
Joe has doubts about the Gulf War inspired T-Shirt he's designing.
Reprints
Keywords
autobiography

Indexer Notes

Dated July 1991

Next Tuesday After Midnight (Table of Contents: 58)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Joe Sacco (signed)
Pencils
Joe Sacco (signed)
Inks
Joe Sacco (signed)
Letters
Joe Sacco (signed)

Genre
biography
Characters
Fulvio the Italian; Joe Sacco
Synopsis
Sacco plays poker the night before the Gulf War deadline as people's anxieties reach a fever pitch.
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Keywords
autobiography

Indexer Notes

Dated July-August 1991

War Junkie! (Table of Contents: 59)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Joe Sacco (signed)
Pencils
Joe Sacco (signed)
Inks
Joe Sacco (signed)
Letters
Joe Sacco (signed)

Genre
biography
Characters
Joe Sacco
Synopsis
Sacco is glued to the Gulf War TV coverage, torn between self-righteousness and remembering the true meaning of the footage being broadcast.
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Keywords
autobiography

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Dated August 1991

Much Better, Thank You! (Table of Contents: 60)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Joe Sacco (signed)
Pencils
Joe Sacco (signed)
Inks
Joe Sacco (signed)
Letters
Joe Sacco (signed)

Genre
biography
Characters
Joe Sacco
Synopsis
Sacco's long distance relationship collapses.
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Keywords
autobiography

Indexer Notes

Dated August 1991

Think Zinc (Table of Contents: 61)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
Joe Sacco (signed)
Pencils
Joe Sacco (signed)
Inks
Joe Sacco (signed)
Letters
Joe Sacco (signed)

Genre
biography
Characters
Joe Sacco
Synopsis
Sacco is ebullient grooving to T. Rex's "Think Zinc," while his friends are subdued. Later on, they go to a club.
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Keywords
autobiography

Indexer Notes

Dated August 1991

Hate is Love (Table of Contents: 62)

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Script
Joe Sacco
Pencils
Joe Sacco
Inks
Joe Sacco
Letters
Joe Sacco

Genre
biography
Characters
Joe Sacco; Ali
Synopsis
Sacco ponders the hatefulness of the Palestinians who were cheering the Iraqi scuds that were landing in Israel, and why that hatred exists.
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Keywords
autobiography

Was I Right? (Table of Contents: 63)

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Script
Joe Sacco (signed)
Pencils
Joe Sacco (signed)
Inks
Joe Sacco (signed)
Letters
Joe Sacco (signed)

Genre
biography
Characters
Joe Sacco
Synopsis
With the war over, Sacco gives his feelings on the human cost of it.
Reprints
Keywords
autobiography

Indexer Notes

Dated August-September 1991

Goodbye to All That (Table of Contents: 64)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Joe Sacco (signed)
Pencils
Joe Sacco (signed)
Inks
Joe Sacco (signed)
Letters
Joe Sacco (signed)

Genre
biography
Characters
Joe Sacco; Ali
Synopsis
Sacco contrasts his personal feelings with that of his friend Ali, whose personal tragedies include his family having to flee Palestine in 1948.
Reprints
Keywords
autobiography

Indexer Notes

Dated September 1991

Desert Sheep #3 (Table of Contents: 65)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Joe Sacco (signed)
Pencils
Joe Sacco (signed)
Inks
Joe Sacco (signed)
Letters
Joe Sacco (signed)

Genre
biography
Characters
Joe Sacco; Walt
Synopsis
Sacco's Gulf War T-Shirts have sold out.
Reprints
Keywords
autobiography

Indexer Notes

Dated September 1991

Part Ten: Epilogue: On My Day Off (Table of Contents: 66)

credits, title page / 3 pages (report information)

Pencils
Joe Sacco
Inks
Joe Sacco
Letters
typeset

On My Day Off (Table of Contents: 67)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Joe Sacco (signed)
Pencils
Joe Sacco (signed)
Inks
Joe Sacco (signed)
Letters
Joe Sacco (signed)

Genre
biography
Characters
Joe Sacco; Rudi
Synopsis
After spending his whole summer working on Yahoo #5, Sacco is determined to enjoy his free time.
Reprints
Keywords
autobiography

Indexer Notes

Dated September-November 1991

Notes from a Defeatist: Apocrypha (Table of Contents: 68)

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Pencils
Joe Sacco
Inks
Joe Sacco
Letters
typeset

Apocrypha: Introduction (Table of Contents: 69)

foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 1 page (report information)

Script
Joe Sacco
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Dated November 2002

Industrial Revolution (Table of Contents: 70)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Joe Sacco (signed)
Pencils
Joe Sacco (signed)
Inks
Joe Sacco (signed)
Letters
Joe Sacco (signed)

Genre
satire-parody
Synopsis
Joe Sacco informs the world that the Industrial Revolution did not take several decades to develop, but was a 'prank' developed over a single day.
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Indexer Notes

Dated May 1984

The Empire and the Exploits of Col. Singo-Jingo, M.C., V.C., B.C. (Table of Contents: 71)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Joe Sacco (signed)
Pencils
Joe Sacco (signed)
Inks
Joe Sacco (signed)
Letters
Joe Sacco (signed)

Genre
humor; satire-parody
Characters
Col. Singo-Jingo; Colonel Bruce Fitzwillynilly; Lt. Dandyo
Synopsis
A send-up of the colonial mindset, as a British colonel leads an expedition to put down a "Pathan" rebellion.
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Indexer Notes

Dated August 1986

The Buffoon's Tale (Table of Contents: 72)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Joe Sacco (signed)
Pencils
Joe Sacco (signed)
Inks
Joe Sacco (signed)
Letters
Joe Sacco (signed)

Genre
humor; satire-parody
Characters
John; Gwin; Friar; Cooper's Daughter; The Cooper; Bishop; Young Tot
Synopsis
A Brueghel-inspired tale about a Cooper's daughter who avoids being burned at the stake when people in the village start defecating riches instead of stool.
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Dated late 1986-November 1987

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  4. 3. Notes from a Defeatist: Introduction
  5. 4. Part One: Cartoon Genius
  6. 5. Cartoon Genius
  7. 6. Part Two: Eight Characters
  8. 7. The Arnold Homecastle Story
  9. 8. Oliver Limpdingle's Search for Love
  10. 9. The Man Who Wanted to Change the World
    Zachary Mindbiscuit
  11. 10. A Successful First Day on the Job
    Johnny Sentence
  12. 11. Edwin Smallcabbage's White Collar Incursion
  13. 12. Portrait of an Artist as a Young Alessio Easelsmear
  14. 13. Stanton K. Pragmatron - Part of a New Breed
  15. 14. Mr. Nit – A Very Rich Person
  16. 15. ["Long after Time magazine had declared socialism dead"]
    Mark Victorystooge
  17. 16. Smash the Bourgeoisie!
    Mark Victorystooge
  18. 17. ["Our story thus far: has M. V. found the sickle of his dreams?"]
    Mark Victorystooge
  19. 18. ["Our story thus far: M. V. is about to make his splash on stage!"]
    Mark Victorystooge
  20. 19. ["Our story thus far: too complicated to explain!"]
    Mark Victorystooge
  21. 20. ["Our story thus far: just this side of brilliant!"]
    Mark Victorystooge!
  22. 21. ["Our story thus far: it wasn't Amway!"]
    Mark Victorystooge
  23. 22. ["Our story thus far: M. V. has learned the awful truth!"]
    Mark Victorystooge
  24. 23. ["Our story thus far: Cynthia is gone for good."]
    Mark Victorystooge
  25. 24. Part Three: Social Studies
  26. 25. Meat
  27. 26. Edward L. Warren
  28. 27. The Truth Hurtz- The Mid-70s
  29. 28. Part Four: In the Company of Long Hair
  30. 29. I Gotta Right
  31. 30. I Called the Doctor
  32. 31. Looking at You
  33. 32. ["Come on. Let's just get to the club. There'll be food backstage."]
    Untold Fables
  34. 33. Oh My and Boo Hoo
  35. 34. ["Let's go now on an empty stomach, while we're mean."]
    Untold Fables...
  36. 35. Magic Slide
  37. 36. You've Got Your Head on Backwards
  38. 37. [”Robert, your bass playing was Einstein...”]
    Untold Fables
  39. 38. No Fun to Hang Around
  40. 39. Nothing More to Say
  41. 40. Slow Death
  42. 41. Part Five: A Disgusting Experience
  43. 42. A Disgusting Experience
  44. 43. Part Six: Voyage to the End of the Library
  45. 44. Voyage to the End of the Library
  46. 45. Part Seven: When Good Bombs Happen to Bad People
  47. 46. Introduction
  48. 47. When Good Bombs Happen to Bad People
  49. 48. Part Eight: More Women, More Children, More Quickly
  50. 49. More Women, More Children, More Quickly
  51. 50. Part Nine: How I Loved the War
  52. 51. Wait!
  53. 52. The Human Spirit (Berlin '90)
  54. 53. Desert Sheep #1
  55. 54. Palestinians and Other Problems
  56. 55. Notes from a Defeatist
  57. 56. Save Us
  58. 57. Desert Sheep #2
  59. 58. Next Tuesday After Midnight
  60. 59. War Junkie!
  61. 60. Much Better, Thank You!
  62. 61. Think Zinc
  63. 62. Hate is Love
  64. 63. Was I Right?
  65. 64. Goodbye to All That
  66. 65. Desert Sheep #3
  67. 66. Part Ten: Epilogue: On My Day Off
  68. 67. On My Day Off
  69. 68. Notes from a Defeatist: Apocrypha
  70. 69. Apocrypha: Introduction
  71. 70. Industrial Revolution
  72. 71. The Empire and the Exploits of Col. Singo-Jingo, M.C., V.C., B.C.
  73. 72. The Buffoon's Tale
  74. 73. [no title indexed]
  75. 74. [no title indexed]
  76. 75. ["Part documentary travelogue, part satirical autobiography, part satire pure and simple..."]
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