(April 1989)

Fantagraphics, 1989 Series
Published in English (United States) United States
 
Price
2.00 USD; 2.50 CAD
Pages
28
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Fantagraphics Books, Inc.
Brand
Fantagraphics Books
Editing
Gary Groth
Color
color cover; black and white interior
Dimensions
Standard Modern Age US Size
Paper Stock
glossy cover; newsprint interior
Binding
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
One-Shot

Issue Notes

The indicia says that the first printing was February 1989.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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Pencils
R. L. Crabb
Inks
R. L. Crabb
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
My goodness! It appears I have stumbled onto the trail of the elusive sasquatch!
Characters
Professor Von Crabman

About the Author... (Table of Contents: 1)

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Script
R. L. Crabb
Pencils
? (photograph)
Inks
? (photograph)
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Back in the '70s, an aspiring young cartoonist by the name of R. L. Crabb was searching for a new character.
Genre
biography
Characters
R. L. Crabb (photo)

People Love A Mystery (Table of Contents: 2)

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

Script
R. L. Crabb [as Professor Von Crabman]
Pencils
R. L. Crabb
Inks
R. L. Crabb
Letters
Kim Thompson

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Throughout the ages, myths and legends of unbelievable creatures have never been wanting for an audience.
Genre
non-fiction
Characters
Professor Von Crabman
Synopsis
The reason for this book is to document the legends of various legendary creatures.

The Agropelter (Table of Contents: 3)

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R. L. Crabb
Pencils
R. L. Crabb
Inks
R. L. Crabb
Letters
Kim Thompson

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Though many strange and terrible beasts roam the great forests of North America, none is feared more by the woodsman than the dreaded Agropelter.
Synopsis
Mythical beast that throws branches at lumberjacks.

The Legend of Big Foot (Table of Contents: 4)

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R. L. Crabb
Pencils
R. L. Crabb
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R. L. Crabb
Letters
Kim Thompson

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The "Big Foot" stories are unequivocally the most wide-spread legend on earth.
Synopsis
Large hominid seen in many parts of the world.

The Cactus Cat (Table of Contents: 5)

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R. L. Crabb
Pencils
R. L. Crabb
Inks
R. L. Crabb
Letters
Kim Thompson

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The Cactus Cat (Cactifelinus inebrius) lives in the great cactus districts of the southwest and Mexico.
Synopsis
Strange desert cat that gets drunk on cactus juice.

The Dingbat (Table of Contents: 6)

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R. L. Crabb
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R. L. Crabb
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R. L. Crabb
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Kim Thompson

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This strange creature is a frightening cross between a bird and a bat, having large leathery wings and a short body covered with feathers.
Synopsis
A strange creature that causes problems for hunters.

The Legend of the Fur-bearing Bass (Table of Contents: 7)

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R. L. Crabb
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R. L. Crabb
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R. L. Crabb
Letters
Kim Thompson

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In the month of Strawberry (June) the Chippewa Indians would gather on the shores of the many deep, cold lakes found between the present-day states of Michigan to Minnesota to perform an annual ritual.
Synopsis
Legendary fish of the Chippawa Indians.

Gollywogs (Table of Contents: 8)

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Script
R. L. Crabb
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R. L. Crabb
Inks
R. L. Crabb
Letters
Kim Thompson

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Gollywogs, or giant salamanders, are said to inhabit the lowlands and swamps of the United States.
Synopsis
Giant salamanders that mess up fishing lines and drown fishermen.

Hoop Snakes (Table of Contents: 9)

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R. L. Crabb
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R. L. Crabb
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R. L. Crabb
Letters
Kim Thompson

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I first heard of the Hoop Snake (Radialis reptilia serpentes) while living in rural Georgia.
Synopsis
Snakes which grab their tails and roll like wheels.

So, What Is a Jackalope? (Table of Contents: 10)

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Script
R. L. Crabb
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R. L. Crabb
Inks
R. L. Crabb
Letters
Kim Thompson

First Line of Dialogue or Text
......that's what I said the first time I received one of those strange postcards in the mail!
Characters
Professor Von Crabman
Synopsis
How the author learned of jackalopes.

The Giant Jackalope of Dubois, Wyoming (Table of Contents: 11)

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Script
R. L. Crabb
Pencils
R. L. Crabb
Inks
R. L. Crabb
Letters
Kim Thompson

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Between the Wind River Indian Reservation and Grand Teton National Park lies the little town of Dubois, where we stumbled across this huge specimen of Pedigres leapusalopus.
Characters
R. L. Crabb
Synopsis
Where you can see a giant stuffed jackalope.

Jackalope Day! (Table of Contents: 12)

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Script
R. L. Crabb
Pencils
R. L. Crabb
Inks
R. L. Crabb
Letters
Kim Thompson

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In eastern Wyoming between the cities of Cheyenne and Casper lies the little town of Douglas, site of the Wyoming State Fair and Pioneer Museum.
Genre
non-fiction
Characters
R. L. Crabb
Synopsis
An annual celebration of Douglas, Wyoming.

Jackalopia (Table of Contents: 13)

text article / 2 pages (report information)

Script
R. L. Crabb [as Professor Von Crabman]
Pencils
R. L. Crabb
Inks
R. L. Crabb
Letters
Kim Thompson

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A word to the wise, jackalope buffs..... there are no jackalopes in captivity, so don't waste your time looking for one at the zoo!
Characters
Professor Von Crabman
Synopsis
Places to find information about jackalopes.

Sabretooth Jackalope (Table of Contents: 14)

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R. L. Crabb
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R. L. Crabb
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R. L. Crabb
Letters
Kim Thompson

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Leapusalopus incisoris maximus, or the Sabretooth Jackalope was a fierce predator of the late cenozoic era.
Synopsis
A prehistoric jackalope.

The Jackalope.... Friend of Big Foot? (Table of Contents: 15)

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R. L. Crabb
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R. L. Crabb
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R. L. Crabb
Letters
Kim Thompson

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Although the savage jackalope has never been tamed by man, it is believed that they have been domesticated by the sasquatch or "Big Foot".
Synopsis
Jackalopes and Big Foot working together.

The Rocky Mountain Stream Shark (Table of Contents: 16)

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Script
R. L. Crabb
Pencils
R. L. Crabb
Inks
R. L. Crabb
Letters
Kim Thompson

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Because of their great speed, the jackalope has few natural enemies on land.
Synopsis
Natural enemy of the jackalope.

The Jackalope Hunter (Table of Contents: 17)

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R. L. Crabb
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R. L. Crabb
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R. L. Crabb
Letters
Kim Thompson

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Although the jackalope is considered by many to be an endangered species, hunting is still allowed in some areas.
Synopsis
What the prepared jackalope hunter should carry.

Lizard Man Stalks South! (Table of Contents: 18)

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R. L. Crabb
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R. L. Crabb
Inks
R. L. Crabb
Letters
Kim Thompson

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During the summer of 1988, it was reported that a large manlike reptile had been seen roaming the roadsides of rural South Carolina.
Synopsis
A large manlike reptile that stalked the south for a while.

Milking Trout (Table of Contents: 19)

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R. L. Crabb
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R. L. Crabb
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R. L. Crabb
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Kim Thompson

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This rare fish is said to inhabit lakes and streams in northern Wisconsin.
Synopsis
Fish that drink from the udders of cows in streams.

The Roperite (Table of Contents: 20)

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R. L. Crabb
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R. L. Crabb
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R. L. Crabb
Letters
Kim Thompson

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On the foothills of the Sierra where the digger pine grows, grows one of the most peculiarly specialized animals known to science.
Synopsis
A fast creature with a rope-like beak.

Splinter Cat (Table of Contents: 21)

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R. L. Crabb
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R. L. Crabb
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R. L. Crabb
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Kim Thompson

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The Splinter Cat is found primarily in the southeast.
Synopsis
A thick-headed cat that smashes trees.

Whirling Whimpus (Table of Contents: 22)

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R. L. Crabb
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R. L. Crabb
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R. L. Crabb
Letters
Kim Thompson

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From the hardwood forests of the Cumberland Mountains in Tennessee, comes the rumor of an animal called the Whirling Whimpus, which is believed to be responsible for the disappearance of many inexperienced hikers, hunters, and other tenderfoot types.
Synopsis
A spinning creature that eats hikers.

Wooly Trout (Table of Contents: 23)

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Script
R. L. Crabb
Pencils
R. L. Crabb
Inks
R. L. Crabb
Letters
Kim Thompson

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Also known as the Fur-bearing Trout or "Beazle"
Synopsis
Fur-bearing trout.

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