Spiegelman Anthology? and Acme Novelty Library

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RCON...@uriacc.uri.edu

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Dec 5, 1995, 3:00:00 AM12/5/95
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Does anyone know where I can find a copy of Breakdowns by Art Spiegelman?
(or if it even exists, for that matter...).

Also, who is/are the creator(s) {artist/writer} on Acme Novelty Library?

Bob
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Denise L. Voskuil

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Dec 6, 1995, 3:00:00 AM12/6/95
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RCON...@uriacc.uri.edu wrote:

>Also, who is/are the creator(s) {artist/writer} on Acme Novelty Library?

Chris Ware does all of the writing and art for ANL.

- Denise

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Ennead

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Dec 7, 1995, 3:00:00 AM12/7/95
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RCON...@uriacc.uri.edu wrote:
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: Does anyone know where I can find a copy of Breakdowns by Art Spiegelman?

: (or if it even exists, for that matter...).

I've read it, so it must exist. But I have no idea who the publisher
is, or if it's still in print. (If it's not, somebody should put it back
into print damn quick...)

: Also, who is/are the creator(s) {artist/writer} on Acme Novelty Library?

Chris Ware is the (one and only) creator of ANL.

Yours,
--Ennead

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Rambozo

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Dec 8, 1995, 3:00:00 AM12/8/95
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enn...@teleport.com (Ennead) wrote:

>RCON...@uriacc.uri.edu wrote:
>:
>: Does anyone know where I can find a copy of Breakdowns by Art Spiegelman?
>: (or if it even exists, for that matter...).

>I've read it, so it must exist. But I have no idea who the publisher
>is, or if it's still in print. (If it's not, somebody should put it back
>into print damn quick...)
>

_Breakdowns_ has not been in print for ages. ARE ANY PUBLISHERS
LISTENING OUT THERE!!!!?????!!!!!!


RijnTinTin

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Dec 10, 1995, 3:00:00 AM12/10/95
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What other things has Chris Ware worked on, other than Acme Novelty Library?
I've "borrowed" my friend's copies and i'm not eager to let them go...
Fantastic stuff...

ben


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Todd Morman

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Dec 11, 1995, 3:00:00 AM12/11/95
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Rambozo <Andrew_Arnold/CAM/Lotus...@crd.lotus.com> wrote:

>_Breakdowns_ has not been in print for ages. ARE ANY PUBLISHERS
>LISTENING OUT THERE!!!!?????!!!!!!

Here's a strong second to any publisher reading. I'd buy Breakdowns in a
heartbeat. It's rep alone should help it sell more than most indie
titles, I would think.

Just don't put it out, Mrs. or Mr. Publisher, in an exclusive hardcover
leatherbound edition costing $25. I'm not that much of a collector. Just
reprint the original pages, give it a color cover, and ship the thing to
my neighborhood store, ok? If it's normal comic book length, I'd pay up
to, oh, $5-6 for a copy.

todd you price me out of the market otherwise morman

Denise L. Voskuil

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Dec 11, 1995, 3:00:00 AM12/11/95
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There's the strip in New City, a weekly Chicago newspaper. It's free
around here, but can be subscribed to. In his interview in Destroy
All Comics #1, Ware seemed to be disappointed with the strip at the
time, and with the paper's policy of giving very short notice about
how many colors the strip would be printed in, but it's pretty good
stuff. I think he was printed in Raw as well, though I don't know
which one.

- Denise


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Peter Andrew Lopez

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Dec 12, 1995, 3:00:00 AM12/12/95
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Rambozo

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Dec 14, 1995, 3:00:00 AM12/14/95
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tmo...@email.unc.edu (Todd Morman) wrote:

>I'd buy Breakdowns in a
>heartbeat. It's rep alone should help it sell more than most indie
>titles, I would think.

>Just don't put it out, Mrs. or Mr. Publisher, in an exclusive hardcover
>leatherbound edition costing $25. I'm not that much of a collector. Just
>reprint the original pages, give it a color cover, and ship the thing to
>my neighborhood store, ok? If it's normal comic book length, I'd pay up
>to, oh, $5-6 for a copy.

>todd you price me out of the market otherwise morman

True enough, but the problom is _Breakdowns_ is a full-length book
book [sic.] It collects Spiegelman's work of the seventies, and is in
color I believe, though I have never seen a copy.

Even softcover would probobly be around $15. But even so, considering
that everything else under the comics sun gets reprinted, why not
that?

The answer may lie with Spiegelman himself.


Josh Neufeld

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Dec 15, 1995, 3:00:00 AM12/15/95
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Here's your Chris Ware info, courtesy of Redweb.com's "Comixograhpies": Enjoy!

Chris Ware
Key:
A/W/C = artist/writer/cover
FBI = Fantagraphics
KSP = Kitchen Sink
ANL = Acme Novelty Library
DT = Daily Texan (Austin student paper)
NC = New City (free Chicago weekly)
JC = Jimmy Corrigan
FF = Floyd Farland

Comics:

* Acme Novelty Library [comic #1-3U; A/W; FBI]
* American Beauty Rag: A Rag of Class, by Joseph F. Lamb [1 pg. color
story; A/W; Classic Pulse!, 8/94, Tower Books]MWe
* Ann Stark's Warning [story; A (dialogue as told to David Greenberger);
Duplex Planet Illustrated #2, FBI]
* Daily Texan
[weekly strip(1/86 - 1/87), FF]E, MW, CW
[daily strip ('86 - '87), various titles]CW
[weekly strip '88, various titles]CW
[daily strip (spring '89), no title]CW
[weekly strip (fall '89), various titles]CW
[weekly strip ('90 - '91), various titles]CW
[summer '91 daily strip (JC)]TS, CW
* Different Beat [one shot; back cover (JC); FBI] [reprint from New City,
(date?) '93 strip]CW
* Floyd Farland, Citizen of the Future[Pb collection; Eclipse Books,
1987, ISBN 0-913035-21-1]E,MW
* Jimmy Corrigan (1) [story; A/W; Blab #7 (see Quimby), KSP]DL [reprint
from Daily Texan (summer '91)]CW
* (?) Jimmy Corrigan (2) [3"x5" 16pg. booklet, color on newsprint; "MAGIC
Souvenir Book of Views" "109 Pictures to choose from" "one in a
series". $1.25; self-published?]PS
* Jimmy Corrigan (3) [limited series 1-8; A/W/C; FBI starting 5/95]
* New City [128 strips (5/21/92 - present); A/W]NC
* Papa Dear Comics [story, 2pg; A/W; Angora Digest #1, 8/94] [reprint
from Daily Texan (date?) '90 strip]CW
* Pictopia [anthology #3; C; FBI]MF
* Quimby the Mouse [story; A/W; Snake Eyes #3, not in ANL2; KSP] (an
'important' one; should have been in ANL2 - CW)
* Quimby (2) [story; A/W; Blab #7 (see Jimmy), KSP]DL
* Quimby (3) [color story; A/W; Pictopia #3, FBI]MF
* Quimby (4) [story (also features Clyde); A/W; Snake Eyes #1, KSP]DL
* Thrilling Adventure Stories [story; A/W; Raw v2 #3]DL
* Waking Up Blind
[color story; A/W; Raw v2 #2]DL
[reprinted in ANL 3 in B&W]BB
[reprint from Daily Texan (fall '88) in another format]CW
[reprinted in New City, October (?), 1994]CW
* Waking Up Alone Without Any Eyeballs [story; A/W; Jab #4, Adhesive
Comics]DrL
* (title?) [strip; A/W; Moko (comics-only paper), Austin]MF
* (title?) [1/4 pg. story; A/W; Village Voice R&R Quarterly, date?]MWe

Illustrations:

* Pulse [free mag, 10/94; illo; Tower Records]
* 1st Annual Cardigan Festival (Chicago) poster :CW
* 2nd Annual Cardigan Festival (Chicago) poster
* Northwestern U. Comics Interest Group T-shirt, '94
* 7' painting in grays of Rocket Sam; used to be at Halley's, since
inherited by Quimby's
* tens of minicomics done with Doug Allen, Dan Clowes, Terry LaBan, Gary
Leib, and Archer Prewitt; see the Clowes list

Album art:

* (title?) by 5ive Style, which features Archer Prewitt (SubPop 7", '94)
:MFd, BE, CW

Exhibitions:

* part of "D.B.'s Grab Bag" at the Hyde Park Arts Center, Chicago,
10/23-11/19, 1994

Reviews & Interviews:

* Chicago Tribune, Tempo section, July 19, 1994, 2 pgs.
* Destroy All Comics #5
* Booklist (?) (quoted in Fall/Winter '94 FBI catalog)

Selected addresses:

The Acme Novelty Company
1112 North Hoyne Street
Third Floor Suite
Chicago, IL 60622

Fantagraphics Books
7563 Lake City Way, North East
Seattle, WA 98115

New City Communications
770 North Halsted, Suite 208
Chicago, IL 60622
Tel: (312) 243-8786
Fax: (312) 243-8802
NewC...@aol.com

Acknowledgements:
New City Back Issues Dept.

Contributors:
Bart Beaty, Dan Clowes, Glenn Carnagey, Bob "catfish" Echlfinch II,
Ennead (Charles Seaton), Mike Fragassi, Miriam Fried, Scott Gilbert,
David Leibow, Dr. Lizardo, John McCoy, Lazlo Nibble, Tonio Roque, Tim
Serpas, Paul Socolow, Chris Ware, Marc Weidenbaum, and M. Wright

--------------------- David Pautler

last revised 6.14.95


_______________________________________________

Josh Neufeld -- Keyhole. "We'll Tell Our Stories. Maybe They'll Be Yours Too."
http://suba.com/~keyhole/

JKenn10630

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Dec 16, 1995, 3:00:00 AM12/16/95
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Todd: BREAKDOWNS was only printed as a hardcover book with full color
pages throughout on high quality paper. It's cover price in 1977 when it
first came out was $8.95. The per copy printing bill alone would be
higher than that now, so it is unlikely there will ever be an affordable
reprint of it. Original copies sell for $50-75 now. Jay

RCON...@uriacc.uri.edu

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Dec 17, 1995, 3:00:00 AM12/17/95
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jkenn...@aol.com (JKenn10630) writes:

>higher than that now, so it is unlikely there will ever be an affordable
>reprint of it. Original copies sell for $50-75 now. Jay

Who is selling these original copies? I'm interested in buying a copy, if
you have any adresses, E-mail, phone, or postal... let me know.

Thanks...
Bob

loonyboi

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Dec 18, 1995, 3:00:00 AM12/18/95
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Rambozo wrote:
>
> enn...@teleport.com (Ennead) wrote:
>
> >RCON...@uriacc.uri.edu wrote:
> >:
> >: Does anyone know where I can find a copy of Breakdowns by Art Spiegelman?
> >: (or if it even exists, for that matter...).
>
> >I've read it, so it must exist. But I have no idea who the publisher
> >is, or if it's still in print. (If it's not, somebody should put it back
> >into print damn quick...)
> >
>
> _Breakdowns_ has not been in print for ages. ARE ANY PUBLISHERS
> LISTENING OUT THERE!!!!?????!!!!!!

When I went to the Narrative Corpse signing, I asked Spiegleman if it
would ever come back in print, and he said, "Most likely, no."

-Jason

loonyboi

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Dec 18, 1995, 3:00:00 AM12/18/95
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Ware was in Raw Vol.2#2 and he did a Jimmy Corrigan Strip for Hot Wired
(Http://www.hotwired.com).

-Jason

Todd Morman

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Dec 18, 1995, 3:00:00 AM12/18/95
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JKenn10630 <jkenn...@aol.com> wrote:

> BREAKDOWNS was only printed as a hardcover book with full color
>pages throughout on high quality paper. It's cover price in 1977 when it
>first came out was $8.95.

Thanks for the info. I had a much different image of it--as an
underground comic printed on the cheap and passed around to a few
discerning readers.

> The per copy printing bill alone would be

>higher than that now, so it is unlikely there will ever be an affordable
>reprint of it.

Who needs it in hardcover? Not me. Since I now know that it was graphic
novel length rather than comic book length, I'm prepared to go up to
$12-15 for a copy. I can't imagine why no one's reprinted it with a soft
cover yet, unless (as a previous post suggested) Spiegelman himself has a
problem with it being reprinted. Given how I feel about work I did 20
years ago, I can see how he might want to keep Breakdowns' status
legendary. ;)

> Original copies sell for $50-75 now. Jay

Collectivitis. Bah. Although in this case I guess it's understandable.

todd I'll gladly pay for a b&w xerox if anyone wants to bother morman

ClckwrkO

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Dec 19, 1995, 3:00:00 AM12/19/95
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RCON4725 wrote:

>>Does anyone know where I can find a copy of Breakdowns by Art
Spiegelman?

>>(or even if it exists, for that matter...)

It definitely exists because I have a copy that I found in a used
bookstore. Sorry, it's not for sale.
I was lucky enough to meet Art in 1991 at a book signing and he was
gracious enough to sign eveything I brought with me as he did an interview
for "Comics Interview" #108. My collection is mentioned several times
during that interview and at one point Art exclaims that seeing all these
comix with his work in them is like dying and having his life flash before
his eyes.

Todd Morman

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Dec 22, 1995, 3:00:00 AM12/22/95
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loonyboi <loon...@nycmetro.com> wrote:

>Ware was in Raw Vol.2#2 and he did a Jimmy Corrigan Strip for Hot Wired
>(Http://www.hotwired.com).

And there's a new, funny/disturbing/skewed Big Tex strip in the latest
issue of Motorbooty, a great zine out of Detroit.

todd new to me anyway morman

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