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September 7, 2015

Bundled, Tossed, Untied And Stacked: Publishing News


By Tom Spurgeon

* Screw Job #3 is the next work from Hidden Fortress Press. That one debuts at this Fall's shows, starting with SPX.

image* Steve Brodner spoke at the AAEC yearly meeting last Friday, and the bulk of his presentation was on a forthcoming book of presidential illustrations, starting with McKinley onward. There were a lot of amazing images in there; some are this more complete article about the book, due in 2018.

* there's a nice piece up at Comics&Cola about DC's plans to release an omnibus collection of its Gotham Central series. That was a fun mainstream comic book series during the time it was running, and I imagine will work for years to come.

* Bob Temuka notes that the new publishing recalibration of Marvel likely means no "Ultimate" Marvel Universe. I wasn't a fan of those books, although I recognize the qualities that made The Ultimates for a time the industry "it" book.

* this is the first I've seen image-wise of the new Chip Kidd Peanuts art book, which he made with the help of a deep dive into archives at the Schulz Museum. A book based on comics art minimalism could be really interesting in Kidd's hands.

* a post on Dylan Horrocks' Facebook feed reminds that The Heading Dog Who Split In Half is due in October. It sounds interesting, although that's a foreboding price point.

* Zainab Akhtar has a nice, straight-forward piece up here about the release of major works from Yves Chaland and Jiro Taniguchi.

* finally, here's the trailer for next year's much-anticipated Rosalie Lightning.

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