May 29, 2016
FFF Results Post #454 -- Travel Comics
On Friday, CR
readers were asked to "Name Four Specific Physical Comics Publications Or Specific Downloads You'd Take With You On A Proposed Trip. In The Fifth Slot, Describe In A Single Sentence The General Purpose Of The Trip." This is how they responded.
: The Phone Book Editions (issues 1-300)
2. Lone Wolf And Cub
Vols. 1-28 (Dark Horse mini-editions)
3. The Archies Americana Series 1940s-1990s
5. A slow boat to China. The late fantasy author Thomas Burnett Swann told me he used to write his novels while traveling around the world via tramp freighters. Modern container ships still offer spartan passenger quarters: They'll give you a cabin and feed you but you're on your own re finding any diversion. Such a journey (and Swann took several to Asia) affords a writer plenty of time to write and read and think, and when done with writing and thinking, I'd take advantage of various downloads to read both text and graphic novels.
1. Essex County
by Jeff Lemire (book)
thru Church & State
Vol. 2 Sim and Gerhard (download)
Vols. 1-8 by Urasawa (download)
, the Deluxe Edition (book)
5. Take the Empire Builder from Chicago to Seattle and then the Coast Starlight from Seattle to Los Angeles. Visit family and friends.
(Volume One) by William Messner-Loebs.
by Hope Larson.
3. Lewis and Clark
by Nick Bertozzi.
4. Complete Elfquest
(Volume One) by Wendy Pini and Richard Pini.
5. An extended weekend enjoying the outdoors at Brown County State Park in Indiana.
1. The Smithsonian Book Of Newspaper Comics
2. Kamandi Omnibus
3. Kamandi Omnibus
4. Locas: The Maggie And Hopey Stories
5. Summer vacation rental of eight weeks or more where I expect people constantly dropping in and out, sometimes on rainy days.
Alan David Doane
1. The Amazing Spider-Man Omnibus
by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko
2. Daredevil Born Again
by Frank Miller and David Mazzucchelli
3. From Hell
by Alan Moore and Eddie Campbell
4. The Freebooters
by Barry Windsor-Smith
5. Two-week getaway in a resort hotel
1. King City
2. The Eternaut
3. Treasury of Mini Comics
4. From Hell
5. Winter holiday of six weeks in Norwegian cottages buried in snow dreams
Justin J. Major
2. The Flash
3. World's Finest
4. World's Finest
5. A race around the world!
1. Moomin and the Comet
by Tove Jansson
2. L'ABC de Monsieur Pizza
by Ohara Hale
3. Showa 1944-1953
by Shigeru Mizuki
4. Ping Pong
5. A two-week trip to a cottage to explore Prince Edward Island with my wife and baby boy (#1 & #2 are for him, #3 & #4 for me)
1. Alice in Sunderland
3. Sensational She-Hulk
#14 (with the extra cover promo)
4. Judge Dredd
#1 (Eagle Comics)
5. If I'm traveling, I have tons of reading material to catch up on that is accessible anywhere with an internet connection and I would have no need to choose specific pieces to carry with me. BUT if I were to travel to Great Britain for a week or so, I'd certainly try to see if I could overlap my stay with a comics event(s) where I could get some of my physical copies signed by the creators.
Jeffrey A. Goodman
1. Sadowski, Greg (ed.) -- Four Color Fear
2. Gilmore, Donald H. -- Sex In Comics: History Of The Eight Pagers Volume Two: Mr. Prolific
3. Wood, Wallace, and Jim Mooney and Bill Ward and Various -- Pussycat, The Complete 66 Adventures
(Marvel/Various Men's 'Sweat' Mags compilation and Custom Bound)
4. Crumb, R. -- The Weirdo Years
5. I'm going to a funeral.
2. King Aroo
3. Walt Kelly's Fairy Tales
4. Groo Friends and Foes
5. A bittersweet trip with far too much reflective alone-time as I visit 6 east coast Universities with my soon-to-be college bound daughter.
1. Thomas Nast: The Father of Modern Political Cartoons
2. Your Brain on Latino Comics: From Gus Arriola to Los Bros Hernandez
3. Comics & Media
: A Special Issue of "Critical Inquiry"
4. The Blacker the Ink: Constructions of Black Identity in Comics and Sequential Art
5. Lengthy, long-distance summer vacation, so text-heavy selections since I'm limited to just five (fyi: that'll never happen).
1. Big Questions
, Anders Nilsen
2. The Frank Book
, Jim Woodring
3. The Amazing Spider-Man
, Marvel Masterworks Vol. 1, Lee & Ditko
4. The High Cost of Dying
, Reed Crandall, Al Feldstein, et al
5. All downloads on a tablet for a summer family trip to Poland that will provide ample waiting/reading time during plane, train, & bus travel with intermittent Internet reach.
I appreciate every last participant but will edit for the sake of the series. In order to keep people from making a point of coloring outside the lines, I tend to edit these in much more rigid fashion. I skipped that rigid control this time -- happy Memorial Day! -- but be forewarned.
posted 12:00 am PST
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