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Chicago

A gritty, urban, terrifying memoir of life on Chicago’s mean streets in 1977. At age 19 Glen experiences homelessness,  starvation, despair and comix! Riveting!

Date: 2015

Chicago on Amazon

Hotwire Comics Vol 1, 2, 3

A comix anthology aimed at bringing back some of the pulpy edginess of old crime comics as well as the 1960s’ U.G.s.

Date: 2006, 2008, 2009

Hotwire Comics Vol 1 On Amazon
Hotwire Comics Vol 2 On Amazon
Hotwire Comics Vol 3 On Amazon

Zero Zero

A comix anthology—edited by the late, lamented Kim Thompson—includes some of the best cartoonists of the 1990s.

Date: 1995-1997

Zero Zero #19 On Amazon
Zero Zero #20 On Amazon

Guttersnipe #2

The continuing collection of zesty tales, both autobiographical and fantastical about life in some dangerous places.

Date: 1996

Guttersnipe #2 (1996) On Amazon

Guttersnipe #1

A collection of zesty tales, both autobiographical and fantastical about life in some dangerous places. Anthropomorphic flowers, serial killing snakes, booze, porn, other niceties.

Date: 1994

Guttersnipe #1 (1994) On Amazon

Snake Eyes

A comix anthology (editors: Glenn Head and Kaz) with a lot of the best comix talent going at the time.

Date: 1990, 1992, 2001

Snake Eyes #1 (1990) On Amazon
Snake Eyes #2 (1992) On Amazon
Snake Eyes #3 (2001) On Amazon

Avenue D

An expanded edition with yet more hilarious urban wretchedness. Introduction by Kim Deitch.

Date: 2001

Avenue D On Amazon

Avenue D – 1986

Life and death on the lower east side. Gritty tales of urban woe and street level squalor. Self published.

Date: 1986

Avenue D (1986) On Amazon

Weirdo

Robert Crumb’s comix anthology brought together some of the best, the craziest and the most you-name-it cartoonists to Weirdo between 1981 and 1993.

Date: 1989

Weirdo On Amazon

Bad News

Comix anthology put together by Art Spiegelman’s S.V.A. independent study class. Bad News #1 and #2 are self-published. Bad News #3 was edited by Paul Karasik and Mark Newgarden, published by Fantagraphics.

Date: 1983, 1984, 1988

Mind Riot: Coming of Age in Comix

An autobiography anthology about teenagers. Count on the big names (Simon & Schuster) to screw you! They printed my strip minus one page, no apology, no excuse, nothing! Yeesh!

Date: 1997

Mind Riot On Amazon