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Archive >> September 2008
Prompted by a recent customer query, here's a quick status update on our Humbug collection: it's still a bit delayed due to our painstaking production process, and is now looking like a late December/early January release. I've eavesdropped on many production discussions and I can tell you that there is incredible attention to detail going into this project. (If you missed it earlier, you can get a glimpse at the process right here.) It will absolutely be worth the wait!
Good news for people who pre-order Ghost World: Special Edition! Not only are you entered in our drawing for the limited-edition Ghost World exhibit silkscreen print, but the first 50 people to order the book (including everyone who's already ordered) will receive a FREE exclusive bookplate (shown above) signed by Daniel Clowes! This means they're already over half gone, and the book is due to arrive from the printer imminently, so the poster contest will be over soon... get your order in NOW!
Here's what you'll find from Fantagraphics on the "new arrivals" racks at your friendly neighborhood comic shop tomorrow (subject to last-minute change):
• Krazy & Ignatz 1943-1944: He Nods in Quiescent Siesta
I've also seen these listed by unofficial sources; who knows?
Be an informed customer by checking out our descriptions and previews at the links above, and happy shopping!
Following yesterday's look at the newest volumes in our Krazy & Ignatz series of Krazy Kat reprint volumes, here's a look at an upcoming reprint: The Complete Sunday Strips 1925-1934, the giant hardcover compiling the 5 volumes covering the strip's second decade, in a second limited edition. Click here if the slideshow doesn't appear above.
As if we don't already have enough social networks to keep track of, we're now on the "social bookmarking" site Delicious! We've been bringing you our weekly "Blogosphere Roundup" link posts for a while, and we thought it might be nice if the links could be searchable and organized with tags so you can find related links (for instance, all the reviews of a certain book, or links pertaining to a particular artist). We'll still bring you our roundup posts every week, but now you can follow along in real time on our Delicious page or with the RSS feed.
We've added several new books to our roster of titles which are available with FREE signed bookplates as a bonus when you order directly from us! They include:
Strange and Stranger: The World of Steve Ditko by Blake Bell (signed by Bell, not by Ditko... are you crazy?)
Some conditions apply; click here for more details and the complete list of books available with this FREE premium!
Here's a slightly belated look at the two ultimate entries (until we go back and reprint the early Eclipse volumes) in our Krazy & Ignatz series of Krazy Kat reprint volumes: 1943-1944 (top) and The Complete Sunday Strips 1935-1944, the giant hardcover compiling the last 5 volumes (bottom). Watch these video/photo slideshow teasers for exciting fold-out action, glinting gold foil stamping, and more. Click here and here if the slideshows don't appear above.
Here's what the Internet says about our books this (relatively quiet) week:
• Mano de Papel notes our publications in general (in Spanish)
• Jog notes our New Comics Day releases and, while complimentary toward the books, doesn't care for our slideshow previews
• A USA Today article reprinted in The Detroit Free Press quotes Strange and Stranger author Blake Bell in this article on the Siegel-Shuster legacy
• Holy cramoly, a treasure trove of rare early Hernandez Brothers stories and illos (via The Beat)
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