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July 17, 2013

Titles, Details Released On Fantagraphics Partnership With Tony Millionaire On Sock Monkey Material


By Tom Spurgeon

imageFantagraphics 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.

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