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McSweeney's Quarterly Concern (1998) - #13
McSweeney's, Ltd.


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Cover Date: Spring 2004
Cover Price: US $ 24.00

Issue Tagline: An assorted sampler of North American comic drawings, strips, and illustrated stories

Format: Color; Hardcover; 264 pages

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None entered.

Reprints/Collects:
The Fixer: A Story from Sarajevo (2003) OGN HC
Louis Riel (1999) #3
Measles (1998) #2
Optic Nerve (1995) #9
Penny Century (1997) #2

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The Best American Comics (2006) #2006

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Dust jacket unfolds into two large artworks; includes two free mini-comics. The mini-comics are "King-Cat Comics & Stories" by John Porcellino, and "A Girls Against Pain Comic" by Ron Regé Jr.

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This is a short story about a girl who has been set up on a blind date by one of her friends. The guy had been told that the girl was easy, and whole reason for going out with her was to get laid. Bored from how the date was going, the girl asks the guy to leave.

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dated to run April 13, 1922 in the "Monday Morning World"

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an article from More Matter: Essays and Criticism (1999)

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The comic is a dialogue free comic in which a nun witnesses and participates in mischievous schemes. At the end of each strip, she is shown in a prayer like position.

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Reprints nine page story from The Fixer: A Story from Sarajevo (2003)

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