Raisin Pie

 RAI4   (Fantagraphics, 2002-2005)

™ and © Fantagraphics Books, Inc.

This twice-yearly book from stalwart independent publisher Fantagraphics Books, is the creation of Ariel Bordeaux and Rick Altergott. Made up of a series of short strip cartoons and one longer tale which ventures into the bizarre happenings in small town America revolving around teen sex, drug dealing, lonely homeless people and religious separatism, the book is one long commentary on life outside the norm. One of the more interesting stories is “Maple Valley Public Library” which explores the dangers of censorship and the people who would impose it. All in all, this is classic Fantagraphics material, if not quite up to the standards of books like Ghost World by Dan Clowes and Black Hole by Charles Burns.

— Ryan Jackson

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#1

  9/1/2002
  $3.50
  $4.00
1 copy available for $4.00
 Rick Altergott, Ariel BordeauxRick Altergott, Ariel Bordeaux

#2

 
  $2.95
  $4.50
No copies available
 Rick Altergott, Ariel BordeauxRick Altergott, Ariel Bordeaux

#3

 
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 Rick Altergott, Ariel BordeauxRick Altergott, Ariel Bordeaux

#4

  9/1/2005
  $3.50
  $4.50
1 copy available for $4.50
 Rick Altergott, Ariel BordeauxRick Altergott, Ariel Bordeaux

#5

  7/1/2007
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  $5.00
2 copies available from $4.99
B&WRick Altergott, Ariel BordeauxRick Altergott, Ariel Bordeaux