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FANTAGRAPHICS BOOKS, INC. Seattle, WA


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Any Idea in Any Form Bill Mason

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witzend, beginning to end Bill Pearson WITZEND #1 (1966)

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front cover design: Dan Adkins SURGXFWLRQ$UFKLH*RRGZLQáDUWYDULRXV

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Statment of NO Policy Wallace Wood

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illustration Reed Crandall

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herein, and furthermore… text: Wallace Wood art: Al Williamson

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A word from Wood … Subscribe! text: Wallace Wood DUW5R\*.UHQNHO

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back cover Ralph Reese WITZEND #3 (1967)

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front cover Wallace Wood

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Bomb Peking! WH[W:DOODFH:RRGáDUW/HRDQG Diane Dillon

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Mr. A (first story) 6WHYH'LWNR

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…And Thereby Hangs a Tale… VWRU\:DOODFH:RRGáDUW5DOSK5HHVH

poetry by Ralph Reese, illustration by Leo and Diane Dillon poems: Ralph Reese art: Leo and Diane Dillon

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Crandall — ERB Part II Reed Crandall

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Sinner Archie Goodwin

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A Very Strange Comic Strip Art Spiegelman

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illustration & poetry poems: Wallace Wood DUW$QJHOR7RUUHVáOHWWHULQJ%LOO<RVKLGD

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Bucky Ruckus Wallace Wood

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The Invaders! Richard Bassford

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Dedication, Credits, Some Acknowledgements, et cetera Wallace Wood

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The Chase Roger Brand

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poems Wallace Wood, Bill Pearson (as “Wild Bill”)

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Animan (origin) Wallace Wood

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Pipsqueak Papers (Chapter 1) Wallace Wood

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Moon Critters-DFN*DXJKDQ

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Cut Your Own Throat Dept. Wallace Wood

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art: Wallace Wood

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back cover: Buster Crabbe illustration Frank Frazetta

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Last Chance! plot and art: Frank Frazetta script: Bill Pearson

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Contents and Portents and Otherwise Words WH[W:DOODFH:RRGáDUW$O:LOOLDPVRQ

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back cover Al Williamson

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front cover Wallace Wood

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What is it text: Wallace Wood art: Tatjana Wood

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Orion (origin) *UD\0RUURZ

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Hey Look! (1) +DUYH\.XUW]PDQ

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If You Can’t Join ’Em… Beat ’Em! Warren Sattler

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A Reed Crandall ERB Portfolio Reed Crandall

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poetry and illustration poems: Wallace Wood, 5DOSK5HHVH%LOO3HDUVRQáSDLQWLQJ)UDQN)UD]HWWD

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cartoon Will Elder

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A Flash of Insight, a Cloud of Dust and a Hearty Hi-Yo Silver Art Spiegelman

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front cover Wallace Wood

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Pipsqueak Papers (Chapter 2) Wallace Wood

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Mr. A 6WHYH'LWNR

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The Rejects (origin) VFULSW%KRE6WHZDUW art: Wallace Wood

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Edgar Rice Burroughs Part Three Reed Crandall

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A Proper Perspective and Several Strange Viewpoints SRHPV:DOODFH:RRG%LOO3HDUVRQáDUW/HRDQG Diane Dillon

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The Sneeze VFULSW%LOO3HDUVRQáDUW*UDVV*UHHQ

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…By the Fountain in the Park… Don Martin

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Virtue Ever Triumphant Roger Brand

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Animan Wallace Wood

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The World of the Wizard King (Prologue, Chapter 1) Wallace Wood


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back cover Frank Frazetta

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The Avenging World, Part 2 6WHYH'LWNR

WITZEND #5 (1968)

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The Stirring Adventure of: Ike and His Spoon Roger Brand

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cartoon Ed Paschke

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Limpstrel (1) Bernie Wrightson

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Memorize This Message Alphonse Mucha

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cartoon Bill Pearson

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Mr. E script: Bill Pearson DUW7LP%DWWHUVE\ DV7LP%UHQW

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Limpstrel (2) Bernie Wrightson

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The Journey %HWW\DQG*UD\0RUURZ

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front cover SKRWR+HQU\5RWK

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The Witzend Contents Page text: Bill Pearson art: Art Spiegelman

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The World of the Wizard King (Chapter 2) Wallace Wood

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The Junkwaffel Invasion of Kruppenny Island Vaughn Bodé

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Portfolio of Edgar Rice Burroughs Part Four Reed Crandall

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Pipsqueak Papers (Chapter 3) Wallace Wood

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Prevue: The Adventures of Talon -LP6WHUDQNR

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Witzend contributors part 1

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Homesick Roger Brand

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Our Past, Present, Future, Philosophy, Motives and Excuses :RRGÚVĒUVWGUDZLQJRI6QRUN\

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back cover Ed Paschke WITZEND #6 (1969)

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cover (part 1) Mike Hinge

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Daring Compromise Issue Bill Pearson

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Alien VWRU\%LOO3HDUVRQ DUW-HđUH\&DWKHULQH-RQHV

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An Interview with Will Eisner -RKQ%HQVRQ

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Subscription/Change of Address form

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Qwamb! Bill Pearson (as Sorrel Garika)

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The Spawn of Venus script: Al Feldstein art: Wallace Wood

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ads art: Bill Pearson

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The Avenging World 6WHYH'LWNR

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cover (part 2) Mike Hinge WITZEND #7 (1970)

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front cover Vaughn Bodé

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Editorial WH[W%LOO3HDUVRQáDUW5DOSK5HHVH

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Cobalt 60 (origin) Vaughn Bodé

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Letters

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Heartbreaking News! art: Dan Adkins

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Subscriptions

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Issues 8-13

FANTAGRAPHICS BOOKS, INC. Seattle, WA


CONTENTS vii

An Oral History Patrick Rosencrantz

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illustration Bill Pearson

WITZEND #8 (1971)

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Kym, Chapter 1: Lost in a Dream! script: Bill Pearson DUW'LFN*LRUGDQR

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I Haven’t Slept Since Howard Chaykin

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front cover Ralph Reese

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why, it’s witzend

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The World of the Wizard King Chapter Three Wallace Wood

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cartoon Bhob Stewart

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Barf the Insurance Salesman script: Bill Pearson art: Ralph Reese

Sally Forth (The monsters sequence) Wallace Wood

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Passing the Buck Bill Pearson

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The City in the Sea SRHP(GJDU$OODQ3RH DUW)UDQN)UD]HWWDáOHWWHULQJ*DLO6PLWK

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My Furry World … And Welcome to It! script: Nick &XWLáDUW-RH6WDWRQáOHWWHULQJ%UXFH'

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The Break-Out!! Steve Ditko

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Backword Bill Pearson

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The Hunting of the Snark SRHP/HZLV&DUUROO DUW-RKQ$GNLQV5LFKDUGVRQ

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cover (part 2) Wallace Wood

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Is this the last witzend? Bill Pearson

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front cover Bill Pearson

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back cover Bill Pearson

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illustrations Bill Pearson

WITZEND #9 (1973)

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Kym photo illustration Bill Pearson

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front cover Jeffrey Catherine Jones

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W.C. Fields photo

Spurt Starling (Chapter 1) script: Bill Pearson art: Rich Chidlaw

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Table of Contents

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The Wicked World of the Wizard King Wallace Wood

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The Films of Charles Bogle Bill Pearson

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The Bank Dick Bill Pearson

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The Films of Otis Criblecoblis Bill Pearson

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The Care and Feeding of Geks script: 1LFN&XWLáDUW0LNH=HFN

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Complete Filmography of W.C. Fields Bill Pearson

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Spurt Starling (Chapter 2) script: Bill Pearson art: Rich Chidlaw

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Adversity: The W.C. Fields Game Bill Pearson

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The Enormous Slug Suckers From the Planet Mars!! (Chapter 1) Bill Pearson

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Between the Scenes

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The Wanton World of the Wizard King Wallace Wood

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A Fussy Old Man in the Movies

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Allan Wood, On Stage With W.C. Fields Bill Pearson

The Enormous Slug Suckers From the Planet Mars!! (Chapter 2) Bill Pearson

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illustration Bill Pearson

Kym, Chapter 2: Encounter script: Bill Pearson art: Ruben M. Yandoc, Jr.

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Index to photos

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Bibliography

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The Welcome World of the Wizard King Wallace Wood

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Spurt Starling (Chapter 3) script: Bill Pearson art: Rich Chidlaw

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Kym illustration 'DQ$GNLQV

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illustrations Bill Pearson

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cover (part 1) Wallace Wood

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back cover Bill Pearson WITZEND #12 (1982)

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illustration pencils: Charles Nicholas LQNV9LQFH$ODVFLD

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illustration Brad Foster

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Roy Krenkel portfolio 25R\*.UHQNHO

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Wallace Wood sketch portfolio Wallace Wood

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The Real World story: Bhob Stewart art: John Norton

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Kym, Chapter 3: The Awakening story: Bill Pearson art: Mike Zeck and Ruben Yandoc, Jr.

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Lunar Tunes (origin) Wallace Wood

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illustration Bill Pearson

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Contents of This Issue WH[W%LOO3HDUVRQ art: Rich Chidlaw

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figure studies Victor Perard

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figure studies Victor Perard

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