March 25, 2014
Bundled, Tossed, Untied And Stacked: Publishing News
By Tom Spurgeon
* Conundrum Press has posted an announcement of what looks like an extremely solid Fall 2014. In order posted, the works that will arrive by Christmas are One Year in America
, Elisabeth Belliveau; Loiterers
, Simon Bossé; Happy Stories About Well-Adjusted People: An Ollmann Omnibus
, Joe Ollmann; Milo & Sam
, Joe Ollmann and Andy Brown; The Train
, Chihoi, adapted from a short story by Hung Hung. The Chihoi adaptation has already been published in a couple of markets, apparently, and is good news for fans of The Library
. You can read full descriptions over there, and should rather than reading me parrot them.
* a few of you have written me about this subscription plan for a Derek Van Gieson mini-series
. That would seem like a pretty good bet to me.
* looks like they'll be bundling the Hip Hop Family Tree series
for maximum giftage. That first book is up to a third printing now.
* we should get more Copra next month, and I couldn't be happier
* Patrick Dean lets us know that Cold Crew is finished
* Chris Burnham is doing some new art
for an absolute edition of the Batman Incorporated
material. That should be a lovely book. It sounds like a specific kind of page is being re-done.
* looks like Oh My Goddess! is wrapping things up
* I like a lot of the individual collections that Marvel does when I see them. A friend of mine has a bunch in his library. They do a really good job with extensive chunks of material. The Masterworks program isn't a program I tend to enjoy as much as some of the others, but I know some kids that love them, and I'm happy to see some thought given to how the classic material is presented
even if getting that into readers' hands isn't a major priority for the company.
* not comics: I wasn't aware that Jeet Heer had an essay collection out soon
. He's been quite well-published recently. Nice cover.
* finally, this fine John Kerscbaum image
will cover a Birdcage Bottom book called Cringe
, out for SPX.
posted 1:25 am PST
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