Friday, October 26, 2007

Scorchy Smith

Over at the Comic Strip Classics yahoogroup, Dean Mullaney has announced his latest reprint project:

On the subject of future projects, since we've already sent the solicitation info to our book distributor, I can announce that in June 2008, I will release an oversized, 11" x 11" hardcover: SCORCHY SMITH AND THE ART OF NOEL SICKLES through IDW. It will contain the complete Sickles Scorchy for the first time ever, plus about 60 pages of Sickles's magazine and other illustrations.

It was fantastic to have the Woody Gelman books at the time, but they were obviously incomplete. And now they sell for $60-75 for each book! The collection I'm editing will retail for $49.99. So you might want to get a head start and put your paperbacks on eBay!

And to all the Europeans(!): all dailies are being scanned at 1200 dpibitmap.

Dale Crain, who most of you know from his years at Fantagraphics and particularly DC doing their archive editions, will be co-designing the book with me. Dale was going to design the Scorchy collection Denis Kitchen had hoped to do many years ago, but that never came about. Needless to say, he's thrilled to have a second chance!


Larry Marder said...

Wow! Good going Dean. I know this material will be in excellent hands with Mullaney and Crain at the helm. It doesn't get any better than this!

Mike Lynch said...

This is great news. Thanks for sharing this!

James Friel said...

Nice, Dean. You've been doing great work, and I think this will be one of my favorites.