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March 11, 2014

Bundled, Tossed, Untied And Stacked: Publishing News


By Tom Spurgeon

* the artist and cartoonist Tom Neely posted the cover image to the final Henry & Glenn Forever And Ever collection, and is offering some sales leading up to that publication, which should see its debut at SPX with an outside chance of copies appearing at Comic-Con International.

image* I think I've run material on a free comics publication for Denver; its second issue is imminent.

* Nate Powell marks the completion of one his many forthcoming projects, working from a script by Rob Venditti. Nate Powell is a machine.

* the hobby business news and analysis site notes more concrete plans for new Lone Wolf And Cub work released through Dark Horse starting this summer, and provides a few details on the omnibus editions of the already-published material.

* here's an excerpt from what I believe is the first of Uncivilized Books' focused comics criticism work, this one on Chester Brown.

* Viz Media announced its intention to publish Naoki Urasawa's Master Keaton. This was a late 1980s/early 1990s work done with Hokusei Katsushika and Takashi Nagasaki. It will start in December; 12 volumes planned. Full PR available through that link. Urasawa is a superior comics-maker, and all of his works are of interest.

* Impossible Books will be working with the nice StudyGroup people to get those works out there.

* Josh Cotter continues to chop wood in terms of getting a massive graphic novel project out there in the next few years.

* it is always a great pleasure when a new issue of s! comes out. Those are my favorite to receive in the mail.

* it's likely I will run this as its own "Bundled Extra" post, but in case I forget: here is the rest of Fantagraphics' 2014. I think they're off to a very strong start this year and I think they think so, too.

* Sean Gaffney walks his readers through more license acquisitions. I'm grateful for Gaffney because he covers a bunch of different manga works about which I was hearing very little, if anything at all.

* Alan Gardner writes he's heard that WuMo has moved back 300 clients -- which is really impressive -- and suggests that the Doonesbury may have be specifically helpful in helping that feature and some others get some try-out spots in newspapers around North America.

* an old post on Robert Boyd's arts-oriented site clues us in as to a new edition of The Cage has been released. You can scroll up for Boyd's endorsement of the work as it appeared in a previous edition.

* finally, Gilbert Hernandez is one of the great working cartoonists and everything he does is of interest. Certainly a second book with Drawn And Quarterly, Bumperhead is. Here is an image that looks cover-ready as well as a first few pages of comics.

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