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Compiled October, 1999 by Joe Zabel ---- Publishers Guide
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For October, 1999

Weasel Easel

Dave Cooper's latest anthology series is a watershed in this young artist's career. It pushes his bizaare/friendly style into exciting, innovative directions that may well kick-start the next trend in comix-nouveau!

Issue 1 began 'Ripple, a Predilection for Tina,' an auto-biographical tale about an artist obsessed with his homely model. Rounding out the issue were an excerpt from an alien encyclopedia (with incomprehensible alien text!), a surrealistic short about conceptual artists, and a beautiful duotone sketchbook. Post-modern cartoonist Patrick McEown contributed a paradoxical action thriller.

What makes Weasel a standout is the freshness of the images and the artist's versatility. Whether toiling over quasi-realistic grotesque renderings, intricate cross-sections of interstellar plant life, or a free-form walking toaster hallucination, Cooper will astound you!


CONNECT SALES COMICS

 Rachel Hartman

AMY UNBOUNDED
Now up to issue 9, this outstanding
series of digestzines have the best
storytelling and the funniest, most
endearing character in comics!!
Rachel Hartman
5464 S. Harper #2D,
Chicago, IL 60615
Visit the Amy Unbounded Website!

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 R. Lootine

RESIDUE COMICS
Now up to issue 5, R. Lootine's collection
of daily strips feature humor with a 
decidedly leftist flavor!  Yum Yum!
R. Lootine
P. O. Box 580848
Minneapolis, MN 55458

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 Ped Xing Productions

PED XING
Androo Robinson's series of comics are
one-of-a-kind masterpieces.  He's 
especially strong with moral fables, 
such as 'Kindness,' the story of a
budding friendship between two social
rejects!
Androo Robinson
2000 NE 42 Ave. Suite 302
Portland, OR 97213-1305

DIRECT SALES COMICS
 Aardvark-Vanaheim

CEREBUS #249
Dave Sim.

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 Abstract Studios

STRANGERS IN PARADISE VOL3 #29
Terry Moore.

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 ACG

GREAT DETECTIVE #2 STARRING SHERLOCK HOLMES
Dan Day and Frank Giacoia!

DEVIL'S BRIGADE #1
WWII saga by Wille Franz and Sam Glanzman!

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 Aero Comics

LOST ONES #2
SF adventure by Ken Penders

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 Amaze Ink/Slave Labor

GLOOM COOKIE #3
Serena Valentino & Ted Naifeh

LENORE #7
Roman Dirge!

RARE CREATURE #1
Boy-next-door romance becomes a descent
into a freakish underworld in Kelley Seda
mini-series!

THE YEARNING GRAPHIC NOVEL
Newcomer Dean Chiang visualizes the 
daydreams of an imaginative, romantically
inclined youngster in this 104-page tale! 

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 Antarctic Press

ALLEY OOP QUARTERLY #2
Jack Bender & Dave Graue!

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 Arrow Comics

THE ROAD TO ZOMBIEOPOLIS #1
Side-splitting zombie antics by Coffman,
McDeavitt, & Embry!

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 Cemetary Dance Publications

GRAVE TALES #1
Horror anthology by Erik Wilson, others!

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 Comics Conspiracy

OPERATOR 99
Conspiracy thriller in which telephone
operator discovers a deadly secret about
Ma Bell! John Bosco, Doug Miers!

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 Cup O' Tea Studios

XENO'S ARROW #6
SF saga about an alien zoo!  
'Starter pack' of 1-5 also available!

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 Drawn & Quarterly

LOUIS RIEL #3
Chester Brown's historical saga!

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 East Willis Productions

ZORCH! COMICS #1
Anthropomorphic anthology by Mike Kazaleh,
(Captain Jack)!

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 Eddie Campbell comics

EDDIE CAMPBELL'S BACCHUS #49
In spite of the title, this issue appears
to be an anthology of Alex stories.

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 Exhibit A Press 

SUPERNATURAL LAW #25
Commemorating 20 years of Wolff and Byrd,
this issue has a complete story and a
special feature section!  Batton Lash!

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 Fantagraphics Books

BLACK HOLE #7
Charles Burns

COMIX 2000
Mammoth (2000 pages) international
collection of wordless comics from French
publisher L'Association!

EVIL EYE #5
Richard Sala!

LUBA #4
Gilbert Hernandez! 

MEASLES #5
Edited by Gilbert Hernandez! 

SCHIZO #2
Ivan Brunetti!

WEASEL #2
Dave Cooper's impressively weird anthology
is Fantagraphic's most exciting debut
since Acme Novelty Library!  See featured
comics!

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 Funny Valentine Press

UNKNOWN QUANTITIES
Benefit anthology for the Kensington Welfare
Rights Union, with contributors including Alex
Ross, Neil Gaiman, and Alan Moore!

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 Hemlock Park Press

MISADVENTURES OF BREADMAN & DOUGHBOY #3
Superhero satire by Tucker, Gorski & Pelc!

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 Highwater Books

SLOW JAMS
Xeric recipient and Ignatz nominee David Choe
with grim noir about romance and revenge!
80-page combo of reprints and new work, with
16 pages of full color!

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 Horse Press

THB: MARS MIGHTIEST MEK #1
Paul Pope reintroduces his seminal 'cutie pie'
teenager, HR Watson, in this all-new adventure!

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 I*Box Publishing

THIEVES AND KINGS #30
Mark Oakley's ambitious fantasy saga!

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 Insight Studios Group

LIBERTY MEADOWS #5
Double-Ignatz winning artist Frank Cho's
collected daily strips, including color
Sundays! 

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 Kenzer & Company

KNIGHTS OF THE DINNER TABLE #38
Gamer satire!

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 Lethargic Comics International

LETHARGIC LAD #13
Greg Hyland's superhero satire takes aim
at The Phantom Menace!

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 Lightspeed Press

FINDER #15
Carla Speed McNeil's profound SF series
embarks on a new arc of interconnected 
stories!  Don't miss it!!

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 Mighty Gremlin

ELECTRIC GIRL #4
Michael Brennan's all-ages book about a
teen with a preternatural spark!

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 Moonstone

MOONSTONE MONSTERS: WEREWOLVES #1
Anthology of werewolf tales!

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 NBM

WIND IN THE WILLOWS VOL. 3: THE GATES
OF DAWN
Full-color fable by Kenneth Graham &
Michael Plessix!

LOST GIRL
Nabiel Kanan's tale of a young girl on
a family vacation who meets a mysterous
woman!

MY WAR WITH BRIAN
Anyone still sore at Ted Rall for his
Village Voice rant about Art Spiegelman
may get some perverse pleasure from Rall's
account of being the victim of a high-school
bully!

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 Oni Press

FORTUNE & GLORY #1
Brian Michael Bendis' autobio account of
his experience with Hollywood producers!

JINGLE BELLE #2
Paul Dini & Stephen DeStefano

VOLCANIC REVOLVER TP
Collecting Scott Morse's noir saga!  

WHITEOUT: MELT #3
Greg Rucka & Steve Lieber's sequel to 
crime comics classic WHITEOUT!

JENNY FINN #4
Mike Mignola, Troy Nixey!

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 Original Syndicate Press

HOLY GHOST EL GATO
Satire of masked wrestler movies!

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 Peregrine Arts & Entertainment

FORTY WINKS FABLED PIRATE QUEEN OF 
SOUTH CHINA SEA #3
Vince Sneed & Billy Martinez!

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 Permanent Press

PATTY CAKE CHRISTMAS COMPLETE EDITION TP
Collecting Scott Roberts' all-ages 
stories!

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 Radio Comics

UNIVERSE SO BIG #1
Thought-provoking SF by Brandon Graham!

FURRLOUGH #84
Anthropomorphic anthology!

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 Rusted Pipe Through the Eye

FABRICARI #3
SF tale about macho mechanics by Steve
Harrison! 
 
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 Sandburg Publishing

JUPITER #5
Jason Sandberg's weird satire takes on
the superhero genre!

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 Shanda Fantasy Arts

MAGIC CARPET #2 HOLIDAY SPECIAL
Anthropomorphic Christmas anthology!

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 Sharkbait Press

PETE THE P.O.'D POSTAL WORKER'S 
CHRISTMAS  SPECIAL #1
The letter-carrier who has issues gets
to visit the North Pole!

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 Sirius Entertainment

OH MY GOTH! TP
Voltaire's sendup of the ebony trendoids!

AKIKO #37
Mark Crilley!

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 Slab-O-Concrete

WORMS
'The Longest Comic Strip in the World'
is a benefit book for the Cartoon Arts
Trust with script by Alan Moore and 
Garth Ennis and full-color art by John
Bolton, Dave Gibbons, and a host of
other stars!

SPIRAL DREAMS
Collecting Al Davison's dream studies!

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 Sunset Strips     	

DETECTIVE CHRONICLES OF MAX FACCIONI #2
Hard-boiled noir with stylish, classical art!

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 Three Fingers Prints Publishing

GEEKSVILLE #3
Rick Koslowski & Gary Sassaman!

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 Top Shelf Productions

TOP SHELF: UNDER THE BIG TOP
Cutting-edge anthology with Dylan Horrocks,
others!

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 Viz Communications

PULP VOLUME 4 #1
Manga-noir anthology!

BLACK & WHITE #5
Penultimate chapter of Taiyo Matsumoto's 
noir about country and city life!

---and lots and lots of Pokemon!

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 Westhampton House

BEST OF BITTERKOMIX
Collection of Afrikaner cartoonists'
portraits of post-Apartheid South Africa!

SCHNITTE
Julie Doucet sketchbook!

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 Wet Earth

ADVENTURES OF EDGAR MUDD #1 & #2
Busch & Bilicic's full-color sagas
about a downtrodden accountant!

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 Non-independent Comics Published
 by Gargantuan Corporations

BRAVE OLD WORLD #1 (DC)
Offbeat time-travel tale by William
Messner-Loebs, with art by Guy Davis 
and others!

I DIE AT MIDNIGHT (DC)
Kyle Baker's new romantic saga!

BLAZE OF GLORY (Marvel)
It's been a hell's age since Marvel 
published anything but it's tired
superhero line-- this 4-issue weekly
limited series by John Ostrander
explores the near-vanished Western
genre, with cameos by Kid Colt, the
Rawhide Kid, Two-Gun Kid, and the rest
of Marvel's tired gunfighter line!