KIM DEITCH BIBLIOGRAPHY
Here is a scandalously incomplete bibliography of Deitch work within the last fifteen years; compiled by Yakov Chodosh.
- The Boulevard of Broken Dreams (Fantagraphics one-shot magazine; reprinted in The Boulevard of Broken Dreams)
- The Mishkin File (one-shot, Fantagraphics Books; reprinted in The Boulevard of Broken Dreams)
- No Business Like Show Business (1-shot, Ray Zone, 32 pp). Ledicker. This story is formally brilliant, even for Deitch. Every page is set up like a full-page circus poster but the narrative is extremely satisfying even with the low "panel count." One page even has working stereograms.
- Shadowland (#1 & #2, Fantagraphics, 32 pp.). Part of Deitch's other saga, of the Ledicker circus dynasty. o/p
- The Stuff of Dreams
(incredible new one-shot magazine)
retail price - $3.95
copacetic price - $3.15
(talk about getting your money’s worth!)
- Waldo World (three issues, Fantagraphics Books; reprinted in The Boulevard of Broken Dreams)
- Zero Zero #21 - #27, serialization of The Search for Smilin' Ed , A Waldo story.
- All Waldo Comics (a book of early Waldo stories)
- A Shroud for Waldo (a story that was serialized in the L.A. Weekly)
- Beyond the Pale (Fantagraphics, 144 pp.): A huge collection of Deitch stories, mostly culled from his older underground comics that are impossible to find today. Includes one fold-out page Anthropomorphism in which everything on the page is a living cartoon. This one is amazing!
- Hollywoodland (Fantagraphics).
- Alice's Adventures Under Ground (Word-Play, 88 pp.). Words by Lewis Carroll, forward by Mark Burnstein, illos by Deitch. I've never seen it but it's probably great. Expensive. http://www.word-play.com/books/alice.html
- Raw vol. 2, no. 1. "Karla In Kommieland." Stand-alone, 10 pp., including one page of straight autobiography (atypical for Deitch). Look on Bookfinder.
- Raw vol. 2, no. 2: "The Road to Rana Poona." 9 pages, last one in color. Ledicker saga. Again, look on Bookfinder. Can be found very cheap.
RAW vol. 2 no. 3: The first appearance of The Boulevard of Broken Dreams (which was also printed as a Fantagraphics one-shot magazine and is reprinted in The Boulevard of Broken Dreams)
- Little Lit 2: Strange Stories for Strange Kids (HarperCollins). "These Cats Today!" 5 heavenly full-color pages.
We do our best to stock these books, so if you're in the market for anything Deitch give us a call and see if we have what you're looking for. If we don't have them, check Bookfinder.com or ABEBooks.com.
The work of Kim Deitch is a classic example of an acquired taste. Once you acquire the taste, tho'-- look out-- you're going to be hunting this stuff down. Good luck!