Bringing Up Father on its way

Well, we’re putting to bed the next great entry in our Forever Nuts collection of classic comic strips, Bringing Up Father, and it looks gorgeous. The strips have been meticulously restored and we end up with a colorful foreword by Bill Blackbeard, short but quite sweet, and a great intro by R.C. Harvey who gives us all we could want to know about McManus and this seminal strip in the history of comics.

And if that weren’t enough, we have quite a few annotations/footnotes at the end of the book that explain references in the strips. Allan Holtz, who worked on this with us did painstaking research. His full set of notes even beyond what we culled for the book will be posted up online when the book is out.

We will be a little late with the release, mid-June shipping instead of May but worth the wait, believe me.

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Skinflowers is at stores

Eurotica’s latest, Skinflowers by Ecce Homo, the photog who helps Favole painter artist Victoria Frances pose models for her paintings, is at stores now and from us of course.

It’s an import from Europe, a beautiful jacketed hardcover with photography of nudes in fantasy goth settings. Next week, we’ll be shipping out Victoria Frances next new book Arlene’s Heart, a moving goth fairy tale for adults. Frances, A Spaniard, has already made quite a name for herself in this country with the vampire series of illustrated books Favole.

Dungeon Zenith 3 is out

The newest Dungeon book is out! After quite a lapse where we brought out various other branches of this vast epic, we’re back to the main storyline, Zenith, with volume 3 which, as we’ve always done, collects together 2 of the original French volumes, numbers 5 and 6.

In this one The Keeper gets himself into such hot water he even manages to lose the Dungeon entirely to a wiley schemer!

This marks the 10th volume we have out in this series, btw! And of late, we’ve brought the price down on recent volumes to $12.95.

It’s at stores now and we have stock of every volume out.

NBM in June: a new Geary

In conjunction with ‘Previews’ from Diamond at your local comic bookstore, here’s what’s being solicited for June from NBM:

The main news is the next Rick Geary TREASURY OF XXth CENTURY MURDER:

FAMOUS PLAYERS
The Mysterious Death of William Desmond Taylor
Rick GEARY
It’s the early days of Hollywood, movies are just starting to come of their own and gain in popularity. New Stars are made. The movies are still silent but their stars certainly are not, in the scandal sheets. Amidst this new boiling cauldron, William Desmond Taylor, a successful director at the ‘upscale’ Famous Players Studio is found shot in his home.. Could it have been the star Mary Miles Minter or a former butler? But then, what about that strange past Taylor had? Another delectable mystery as only Geary can tell ‘em!
6×9, 80p., B&W, jacketed hardcover, $15.95,
ISBN 978-1-56163-555-9
And of course, don’t forget the over ten other titles in this series (including the initial Treasury of Victorian Murder). Besides, Rick is a contributor to this blog and has posted some initial views of the art from this book but also of his next one!

New from Eurotica, the next Peanut Butter book, one of our best-selling series:

Peanut Butter presents:
THE CONFESSIONS OF SISTER JACQUELINE
Cornnell CLARKE
Remember Sister Jacqueline, headmistress of the high school Molly went to in volume 1? Well, then you might remember what an orgy she was forced into at the prom… and loving every minute of it. Now she must confess to her sins and face how she loves being taken vigorously, even if she has become pregnant! A shockingly arousing side-story to this best-selling series.
81/2x11, 48pp., full color trade pb., $10.95, ISBN 978-1-56163-558-0

There too, there’s a whole series with three volumes already available to look for.

On PAPERCUTZ‘ side the main news, beside new volumes of the Hardy Boys and Nancy Drew, is the Tales from the Crypt will have an edgy spoof: Diary of a Stinky Dead Kid, go check it out!

Dungeon Zenith 3 is now out

We’re shipping now the next installment of the main branch of Dungeon, one we hadn’t published anything new in for a while. It has a new artist who does a great segue from Trondheim/Sfar’s art. Generally now these 2 guys are so busy they’re only writing the Dungeon books together and passing along the art to others.

Btw, Lewis will be in San Diego as a guest this year! Sumthin to look forward to.

You can order from us or look for it in stores soon!

COMING IN MAY: Bringing Up Father

Coming this May, comics stores now taking orders (as well as us online!):

 

New From Forever Nuts:

George McMANUS’ BRINGING UP FATHER

With an introduction by Bill Blackbeard

In 1904, a young George McManus was hired by Pulitzer’s New York World as a cartoonist. While he was there he created such strips as The Newlyweds which many comics historians consider the first family comic strip. In 1912, William Randolph Hearst hired McManus away to start a comic strip about a guy called Jiggs, a lower class man who came into a lot of money. With their new wealth, Maggie, Jiggs’ wife, wanted to enter the upper crust of society but Jiggs just wanted to hang out with his old friends at the local bar playing cards and pool and eat his simple favorite foods. This is the classic strip Bringing Up Father which became the second longest comic strip of the 20th Century. Now, for the first time, Forever Nuts presents all the dailies of the first two years of this classic comic strip, many of which have not been reprinted since they first appeared over 90 years ago. Discover why McManus became known as one of the greats in the field.

11 x 6 ½, 192pp., B&W jacketed hardcover, $24.95, ISBN 978-1-56163-556-6

 

Don’t forget these also from

FOREVER NUTS:
Classic Screwball Strips


The Early Years of MUTT & JEFF
Bud Fisher
One of the most long lasting and popular humor strips in history, Mutt and Jeff had many memorable moments of serious goofiness and irreverence. Here’s a rediscovery of a true oddball classic maybe only outdone by the antic high living of its own creator.
“A real work of art. I love how these knuckleballs are always scrambling for 50 cents so they can get some ham and eggs. I thought Herriman was the greatest till I started reading Fisher’s working-scrub comics. Now I’m not sure.” –Tony Millionaire (in the Comics Journal).
“Ends up being a smart, extremely well-illustrated essay on character development” –The Comics Reporter.

11×61/2, 192pp., B&W, jacketed hardcover, $24.95
ISBN 978-1-56163-502-3

Forever Nuts presents:
HAPPY HOOLIGAN
Frederick Burr Opper
Opper was already a quite successful cartoonist/illustrator for the prestigious Puck magazine when William Randolph Hearst lured him out to create a comic strip for the New York Journal. While a step down from (relatively) high to low brow, Opper jumped at the chance and out came “Happy Hooligan” an un-heroized vagrant who ends up very badly at the end of each strip, no matter how much good he might mean. His perennial demise surely went on to inspire Wile E. Coyote or Mr. O, especially as his own cowardice and unworthiness contributes to his hilarious woes. This second entry in ‘Forever Nuts’, a series in a handsome design showcasing early strips so ingeniously nutty they’re forever fresh and off the wall, presents here a collection of the better early full color Sundays.

“Required reading for anyone who takes comic strips as seriously as they deserve — and likes to laugh, too.” –Andrew “Cap’t. Comics” Smith, Scripps News

“The joy of the strip is in the way Opper sets up his dominoes before knocking them down.” –The Onion.

11×8 , 112pp. full color, clothbound, $24.95
ISBN 978-1-56163-542-9

 

AND ALAS BONEYARD TAKES AN INDEFINITE BREAK…

NEW

BONEYARD #28

Richard Moore

It’s finally…finally…finally here: the last issue of Boneyard! When we last left the gang, Paris’      childhood friend ‘Lita had returned, and turned out to be a faerie… a faerie princess, no less. She’s betrothed to a creepy prince she’d rather not marry… even though the wedding is the only thing that will prevent a war. She needs Michael to save her by marrying her, but royal guards attacked the gang and dragged ‘Lita back to Faerie. Paris followed, and finds himself trying to help his friend single-handed, against two mighty faerie armies. But Abbey’s determined to reach him, and she’s raising an army of her own… Don’t miss the big, super-sized final blowout!

32 pages, B&W, $3.50, UPC 043016042169-28

 

NEW from Eurotica:

SIZZLE #42

Christian Zanier’s outrageous Honey Lickers Sorority concludes while Baldazzini’s tongue-in-cheek Casa Howhard starts up a new story. More Barbarian Chicks,  Ogenki Clinic & Omaha the Cat Dancer. Also discover the all-new erotic fantasy Corinne in Labyrintera.

Quarterly magazine, 8 ½ x 11, 64 pp, B&W, $5.95, UPC 074470753032-42