PREVIEWS has released its November 2017 catalog for products in shops January 2018 and beyond. Let’s take a look at the LOAC and EuroComics books that are found within:
As part of an ongoing celebration of throughout our tenth year of comics preservation, we are launching a few new ways to connect with our incredible fans and supporters. Beginning in November, we will be releasing a monthly podcast, hosted by Dean Mullaney and Kurtis Findlay, that will be your look into the behind-the-scenes work that goes into bringing these classic comic strips and incredible European albums to your shelves.
We encourage all you listeners to get involved. Send us your questions about our books, meeting creators, restoration processes or anything else on your mind and we will answer them on the show.
Check out this preview episode and stay tuned for the first full episode, coming in November!
You’ve undoubtedly noticed that there has been a ramped-up LOAC presence online, including daily posts, previews, regular blog entries, and the launch of our newsletter. The whole idea is to bring you more information on upcoming releases, as well as more background details on those releases.
The kudos go to Kurtis Findlay, who is the new Online Communications Coordinator for our Eisner Award-winning imprint. Kurtis has a diploma in Entertainment Business and Management and brings with him a broad knowledge of comics history. We first met in 2010 when he and I co-edited a book about Chuck Jones—The Dream That Never Was.
Everyone knows that Clark Kent is Superman’s alter ego, but around here we have another fine fellow who fits that bill — Super-Duper artist Pete Poplaski, who creates the amazing covers for all of our Superman newspaper strip collections (and the Batman and Wonder Woman collections to boot)!
While everyone who has these books knows what the final colored versions look like when printed, very few people see the various stages Pete goes through to create these masterworks.
For the upcoming Superman Golden Age Dailies 1944-1947 back cover, here are an interim penciled and partially inked version, the final inked rendition, and the color guide Pete submits for LOAC’s digital colorists.
We hope you enjoy them as much as we do!
Coming July, 2018, LOAC’s sister imprint EuroComics will publish—for the first time in English—the winner of the Angoulême Festival award for Best Foreign Graphic Album, THE SILENCE OF MALKA, by Jorge Zentner and Rubén Pellejero
“A very original re-reading of the legend of Golem.”—The New Observer
“A sumptuous story of exile.”—The World of Books
If a picture is worth a thousand words, a video is worth…a million?!
Watch this wonderful video of Lynn Johnston, with editor Kurtis Findlay, opening the first advance copy of Volume One of the complete FOR BETTER OR FOR WORSE series from IDW’s Library of American Comics.
This first book, covering 1979-1982, will be in stores later this month!
We’d like to acknowledge Banned Books Week with a daring stance against censorship by Harold Gray in a 1949 “Little Orphan Annie” sequence, which is collected in Volume 14 on sale later this month.
So I’m busily working away on the text feature for Steve Canyon Volume 8 (a juicy assemblage of material that includes Milton Caniff turning real-life incidents into story fodder!) and I get this e-mail from my dear, long-time friend Doug Thornsjo. If you read the Definitive Flash Gordon and Jungle Jim you got a taste of Doug’s writing (and his voluminous knowledge of movie serials) in Volume 2, in which he produced an article about Buster Crabbe’s three chapterplay turns as Flash.
Doug knew that in Canyon we had provided some coverage of the Ideal toy line based on Milton Caniff’s high-flying colonel, items like the Jet Helmet …
It was a gala day in LOAC-land when we announced that our eleventh LOAC Essentials volume would reprint a mid-1940s selection of Edwina’s terrific Cap Stubbs & Tippie. This book represents the culmination of about a decade of planning. Let me explain that perhaps-startling statement …
I was first introduced to Edwina’s delightful view of small-town life in 1987, when I bought my copy of the twenty-fifth issue of Nemo magazine.