July 18, 2013
Titles, Details Released On Fantagraphics Partnership With Tony Millionaire On Sock Monkey Material
By Tom Spurgeon
Fantagraphics has released publishing details for and for the first time -- I believe -- officially acknowledges that it is the new home for the comics material created by Tony Millionaire with the Sock Monkey character.
The publishers has planned a 344-page volume called The Sock Monkey Treasury: A Tony Millionaire's Sock Monkey Collection
. Eighty pages of that work will be in four-color. This collection includes the eight comic-book issues published under the "Sock Monkey" name by Dark Horse, the "Inches Incident" mini-series, the Uncle Gabby
graphic novel and the Glass Doorknob
storybook. That will come out in late in 2013.
Spring 2014 should see the publication of a new storybook, called Sock Monkey In The Deep, Deep Woods
"Tony Millionaire's Sock Monkey is one of the great characters in comics," Fantagraphics Associate Publisher Eric Reynolds told CR
. "I've been reading these books to my daughter since she was three. She has an antique Sock Monkey given to her by Uncle Tony himself. So it is not without a large dose of personal pride that we have acquired these books."
The Seattle-based alternative comics and collections publisher has enjoyed a lengthy relationship with Millionaire, publishing books gathering his Maakies
alt-weekly strip, the Billy Hazelnuts
all-ages work and a book of his drawn portraits.
posted 1:55 am PST
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