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September 19, 2010


FFF Results Post #227 -- Fanta

On Friday CR readers were asked to "Name Five Favorite Projects/Books From Fantagraphics Not By Charles Schulz, Los Bros, Chris Ware, Dan Clowes Or Peter Bagge." This is how they responded.

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please note that while I was nice this week, I have no problem deleting entries with non-answer answers, or answers that strain against the parameters that everyone else is following, and will usually do so. Also, you have to have your answers in on Friday; I wish I had the time to constantly update posts with stragglers, but I don't. Sorry!

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Tom Spurgeon

1. Angry Youth Comix, Johnny Ryan
2. Fuzz & Pluck, Ted Stearn
3. Maakies, Tony Millionaire
4. The Cereal Killings, James Sturm
5. Blazing Combat, Archie Goodwin

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Michael Dooley

1. Amazing Heroes no. 132
2. In My Darkest Hour by Wilfred Santiago
3. Itchy Planet no. 1
4. Pogostick no. 2 by Al Columbia and Ethan Persoff
5. S.O.S by Mark Kalesniko

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Dustin Harbin

1) Popeye
2) Bottomless Belly Button
3) Hey Wait
4) Mome
5) Prison Pit

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Paul Dwyer

1. Krazy Kat collections by George Herriman
2. Explainers: The Complete Village Voice Strips by Jules Feiffer
3. Tantrum by Jules Feiffer
4. Zippy The Pinhead collections by Bill Griffith
5. Abstract Comics: The Anthology edited by Andrei Molotiu

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Richard Barker

1. Black Hole by Charles Burns
2. West Coast Blues by Jacques Tardi
3. Frederick and Eloise by Brian Biggs
4. The Fixer by Joe Sacco
5. Cinema Panopticum by Thomas Ott

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Bill Doughty

1. Usagi Yojimbo
2. Pogo
3. I Killed Adolph Hitler
4. The Doomsday Squad
5. Amazing Heroes

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Marc Sobel

1. An Accidental Death, Ed Brubaker and Eric Shanower
2. Dalgoda, Jan Strnad and Dennis Fujitake
3. A Mess of Everything, Miss Lasko-Gross
4. Fred the Clown, Roger Langridge
5. You'll Never Know, Carol Tyler

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Michael Grabowski

* Palestine, Joe Sacco
* The Complete E.C. Segar Popeye, E.C. Segar (old & new editions)
* The Comics Journal Library Volume One: Jack Kirby, Milo George, ed.
* Mome Vol. 19, Eric Reynolds, ed.
* Hey, Wait..., Jason

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Mike Sterling

* Adventures of Captain Jack, Mike Kazaleh
* Crap, J.R. Williams
* Eye of Mongombo, Doug Gray
* Jim, Jim Woodring
* Tales Designed to Thrizzle, Michael Kupperman

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Michael May

1. Delphine, Richard Sala
2. Interiorae, Gabriella Giandelli
3. Black Hole, Charles Burns
4. Almost Silent, Jason
5. Castle Waiting, Linda Medley

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Mark Mayerson

* Blackmark by Gil Kane
* The Explainers by Jules Feiffer
* Humbug by Harvey Kurtzman, et al.
* B. Krigstein by Greg Sadowski
* From Shadow to Light: The Life and Art of Mort Meskin by Steve Brodner

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Chris Keels

* Hollywoodland (I could have picked any Kim Deitch, but this was my first)
* JIM
* Late Bloomer
* Real Stuff
* Romance without Tears

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MZA

1. Pixy, Max Andersson
2. Safe Area Gorazde, Joe Sacco
3. Ganges, Kevin Huizenga
4. He Done Her Wrong, Milt Gross
5. The Book of Jim, Jim Woodring

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Lou Copeland

1. Will Elder: The Mad Playboy Of Art (Groth & Sadowski, Editors)
2. The Cat On A Hot Thin Groove, Gene Deitch (Gary Groth, Editor)
3. Daydreams & Nightmares: The Fantastic Visions Of Winsor McCay (Richard Marschall, Editor)
4. Where Demented Wented: The Art And Comics Of Rory Hayes (Nadel and Bray, Editors)
5. Any Similarity To Persons Living Or Dead Is Purely Coincidental, Drew and Josh Alan Friedman

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Rob Clough

1. Tales Designed To Thrizzle, Michael Kupperman.
2. I Killed Adolf Hitler, Jason.
3. Artichoke Tales, Megan Kelso.
4. You'll Never Know, Carol Tyler.
5. Safe Area Gorazde, Joe Sacco.

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John McCorkle

1. King of the Flies Trilogy, Mezzo & Pirus.
2. The Extraordinary Adventures of Adele Blanc-Sec, Jacques Tardi
3. Cinema Panopticum, Thomas Ott
4. The Survivors (a.k.a. Jeremiah), Hermann
5. Upcoming please let it be true Franquin reprints, Franquin

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Brian Moore

1. Harum Scarum, Lewis Trondheim
2. The Left Bank Gang, Jason
3. You Are There, Jacques Tardi
4. El Borbah, Charles Burns
5. Willie & Joe, Bill Mauldin

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Evan Dorkin

1. The Frank Book -- Jim Woodring
2. Popeye -- Segar
3. Will Elder: The MAD Playboy of Art
4. Fred The Clown -- Roger Langridge
5. Nemo: The Classic Comics Library

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Rich Tommaso

1. Raisin Pie, Rick Altergott and Ariel Bordeaux
2. Nurture The Devil, Jeff Johnson
3. Biologic Show Al Columbia
4. Zero Zero, various -- edited by Kim Thompson
5. Minimum Wage, Bob Fingerman

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Jeff Goodman

* The Complete Crumb Comics -- R. Crumb
* You Call This Art!? -- Patrick Rosenkranz
* Rebel Visions -- Patrick Rosenkranz
* The Complete Humbug -- Harvey Kurtzman, et al.
* Will Elder: Mad Playboy Of Art -- Will Elder

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Chris Mautner

1) Schizo by Ivan Brunetti
2) The Biological Show by Al Columbia
3) Prison Pit by Johnny Ryan
4) Safe Area Gorazde by Joe Sacco
5) Ganges by Kevin Huizenga

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Stergios Botzakis

1. Drew and Josh Alan Friedman's Warts and All
2. Jim Woodring's Jim
3. Roberta Gregory's Naughty Bits
4. Tim Kreider's The Pain: When Will It End?
5. Michael Kupperman's Tales Designed to Thrizzle

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Will Pfeifer

1. The Comics Journal -- almost too influential to list as a single item
2. Burleque Paraphernalia and Side Degree Specialities and Costumes
3. Will Elder: The Mad Playboy of Art
4. Daydreams and Nightmares: The Fantastic Visions of Windsor McCay
5. Supermen: The First Wave of Comic Book Heroes

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Jonathan Baylis

* Sinner -- Munoz/Sampayo
* The Nimrod -- Lewis Trondheim
* Angry Youth -- Johnny Ryan
* It Was The War of the Trenches -- Tardi
* Shhh! -- Jason

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Mike Everleth

1. Zero Zero
2. Critters
3. Eye of Mogambo
4. The Adventures of Captain Jack
5. The Best Comics of the Decade, 1980-1990, Vols. 1-2

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Max Fischer

1. Captain Easy, by Roy Crane
2. Prison Pit, by Johnny Ryan
3. The Complete Crumb Comics, by R. Crumb
4. Harum Scarum, by Lewis Trondheim
5. Popeye, by Elzie Crisler Segar

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Robert Stanley Martin

1. The Comics Journal (What else could be #1?)
2. Winsor McCay, Daydreams and Nightmares
3. Charles Burns, Black Hole
4. Munoz & Sampayo, Sinner
5. William Messner-Loebs, Journey

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Joe Schwind

* Krazy And Ignatz (Bill Blackbeard, editor)
* The Classic Pin-Up Art of Jack Cole (Alex Chun, editor)
* The Wolverton Bible (Monte Wolverton, editor)
* Ongoing Zippy collections by Bill Griffith
* Forthcoming Pogo collections by Walt Kelly

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Eric Newsom

1. Ganges by Kevin Huizenga
2. Captain Easy by Roy Crane
3. Fred the Clown by Roger Langridge
4. Set to Sea by Drew Weing
5. Why Are You Doing This? by Jason

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Jeet Heer

* The early issues of Collier (before D&Q took over the title).
* Beyond the Pale by Kim Deitch (or any of his other books).
* Late Bloomer by Carol Tyler.
* Schizo by Ivan Brunetti.
* The Left Bank Gang by Jason (or any of his other books).

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Mark Coale

1. Amazing Heroes 91 (post crisis issue)
2. The Comics Journal #127 (Watterson interview)
3. Usagi Yojimbo
4. Palestine
5. Castle Waiting

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Sean T. Collins

1. Pim and Francie, Al Columbia
2. Ripple, Dave Cooper
3. Artichoke Tales, Megan Kelso
4. MOME, edited by Eric Reynolds and Gary Groth
5. Black Hole, Charles Burns

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John Platt

1. The Krazy Kat reprint line
2. Craig Yoe's Arf books
3. Critters (especially Ty Templeton's Teddy Payne and the Blue Bears)
4. Fieffer: The Collected Works
5. The Iron Wagon by Jason

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Buzz Dixon

1. Doofus, Rick Altergott
2. Cheech Wizard, Vaughn Bode
3. I Shall Destroy All The Civilized Planets, Fletcher Hanks
4. The Book of Jim, Jim Woodring
5. Popeye, Segar

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Eric Knisley

1. Pictopia (Anthology)
2. Babel (David B)
3. Mome (Anthology)
4. Pixy (Max Andersson)
5. The Biologic Show (Al Columbia)

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Robert Boyd

1) The 30-odd-year project of publishing alternative comics despite the obvious insanity of doing so.
2) The Comics Journal
3) Pictopia (not because I think it was the best anthology FBI did, but because I loved working on it)
4) Best Comics of the Decade/Misfit Lit (ditto)
5) Popeye (both incarnations)

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William Burns

* Joe Sacco, Palestine
* Dame Darcy, Meat Cake
* Ed Brubaker, An Accidental Death
* Bob Fingerman, Beg the Question
* Bill Maudlin, Willie and Joe

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Douglas Wolk

1. Lust, Ellen Forney
2. You'll Never Know, C. Tyler
3. Art d'Ecco, Andrew and Roger Langridge
4. I Killed Adolf Hitler, Jason
5. The Book on the Edge of Forever, Christopher Priest

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Robin McConnell

1. Dave Cooper's Weasel
2. Charles Bukowski's A Couple of Winos
3. Charles Burns' Black Hole in issue format
4. Jacques Tardi's You Are There
5. Gary Panter's Jimbo in Purgatory

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John Vest

1. Gil Kane's Savage, Gil Kane
2. A Couple Of Winos, Charles Bukowski & Matthias Schultheiss
3. Steve Ditko's Strange Avenging Tales, Steve Ditko
4. Journey, William Messner-Loebs
5. Dalgoda, Jan Strnad & Dennis Fujitake

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J. Colussy-Estes

1. Art d'Ecco (Roger and Andrew Langridge)
2. Nurture the Devil (Jeff Johnson)
3. Cartoons of the Roaring '20s Vols. 1-2 (Charles Dana Gibson? c'mon!)
4. Peculia? No! Chuckling Whatsit! No...maybe 13 O'Clock? How about the catalog of Richard Sala...
5. The Nimrod (Lewis Trondheim)

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Matt Silvie

1. Doofus, Rick Altergott
2. Frank, Jim Woodring
3. Underworld, Kaz
4. Maakies, Tony Millionaire
5. The Comics Journal by various

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Karl Stevens

* Naughty Bits by Roberta Gregory
* Schizo by Ivan Brunetti
* The Pain collections by Tim Kreider
* The Complete Crumb Comics by R. Crumb
* Steven by Doug Allen

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Jude Killory

1. Jim Woodring -- Frank
2. Jessica Abel -- Artbabe
3. Charles Burns -- Black Hole
4. Rory Hayes -- Where Demented Wented
5. Donald Phelps -- Reading the Funnies

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Gabriel Roth

* I Killed Adolph Hitler
* Unsupervised Existence
* Real Stuff
* Journey
* Jim

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Johnny Bacardi

* Evil Eye -- Richard Sala
* Meat Cake -- Dame Darcy
* Doofus -- Rick Altergott
* Dalgoda -- Jan Strnad and Denis Fujitake
* Journey -- William Messner-Loebs

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Michel Fiffe

* Chimera by Lorenzo Mattotti
* Prison Pit by Johnny Ryan
* Gil Kane's Savage!
* Schizo by Ivan Brunetti
* Bernie Krigstein Comics

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Jason Versaggi

* Willie & Joe
* "Jason" books
* The Chuckling Whatsit
* Fred the Clown
* Harry the Rat

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Bryan Munn

1. The Complete Crumb Comics, Robert Crumb
2. Jim, Jim Woodring
3. Any Similarity to Persons Living or Dead is Purely Coincidental, Los Bros Friedman
4. Popeye, E.C. Segar
5. Deitch's Pictorama, Los Bros Deitch

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Frank Juliano

1) B. Krigstein Vol. 1, edited by Greg Sadowski
2) Most Outrageous: The Trials & Trespasses Of Dwaine Tinsley & Chester The Molester, by Bob Levin
3) Ganges, by Kevin Huizenga
4) Palestine, by Joe Sacco
5) Willie & Joe: The WWII Years, by Bill Mauldin

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