February 4, 2014
Bundled, Tossed, Untied And Stacked: Publishing News
By Tom Spurgeon
* so Drawn and Quarterly put all of their releases for the bulk of the year into one place
. I would imagine that for just about every comics fan who would take the time to read this site there's something you'll want from something they're making. I pulled some of the covers for the bigger original works: I think the Mimi Pond book could break out sales-wise. I haven't seen the work, but that strikes me as a solid concept and I have to think Pond will be very much present in the selling of that book. Also, I had a book once called Over Easy
that never came out, so I'm rooting for this one.
* Fantagraphics is publishing a new comic book-format work from Dash Shaw, Cosplayers
* artists, Nate Cosby is hiring
* Brandon Graham provides more details
on his Image project 8House
* I am skittering right up to the edge of just totally failing
to process all the work coming out of the UK right now. I have to bear down and figure this out. In the meantime, the work featured here
, Just So Happens
, is the new one from Jonathan Cape
* this looks accomplished and like a good pick-up for Kaboom!
's an update on the next few volumes of the collected On Stage
. I love that there are so many of these volumes and I have very little connection to whatever the buying public is for this material.
* JK Parkin has a write-up and preview pages
for AdHouse's early-April release Operation Margarine
, from the cartoonist Katie Skelly.
* I really like this post
from our pals at Top Shelf, spotlighting key reprints. I haven't done the math, but Top Shelf seems to be concentrating on a few titles per seasons in a way they were more of a volume publisher before. That could just be my imagination. For either
kind of publisher what you keep in print is something that shapes the identity of your line.
* we know about a future work from the talented Faith Erin Hicks: the first of two books
from a well-liked and I'm guess best-selling YA author named Rainbow Rowell, to be published by First Second. As the article notes, Hicks is in the midst of a three-book deal with the same publisher featuring her own work.
* finally, via a friends-only post from Bill Kartalopoulos comes word that Editions 2024 has recently published a key Gustav Dore work
. I don't usually throw the spotlight on just-published work, but I can't imagine too many projects of recent vintage that are as admirable.
posted 1:25 am PST
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