<<•>> edited by Patrick McDonnell and Peter Maresca <<•>> Yes, it's true!!! Sunday Press, the fine folks who brought us the game-changing Little Nemo in Slumberland: So Many Splendid Sundays, and its myriad Sunday strip sequels have at last seen their way clear to produce an equivalent volume of that greatest of all( well, at least to us here at Copacetic) Sunday strips, the work that introduced poetry to comics: the one and only Krazy Kat, by George Herriman. Finally, KRAZY KAT as it was meant to be seen: 135 full-size Sunday pages from 1916-1944 Plus, dozens more early comics from George Herriman. Included in this splediferous 14 x 17-inch collection is a sampling of each of Herriman's creations for the Sunday newspaper comics from 1901-1906: Professor Otto, The Two Jackies, Major Ozone, and more, many of which have never been reprinted before. HERE are some sample pages, BUT the whole idea of this book is lost in reading them on a computer screen, so think twice before clicking over: you may want to wait for the real thing.
Dauntless Dames is the latest in the series of beautiful mega-sized (13" x 17") hardcover collections of classic newspaper comicstrips from Sunday Press. Edited by Trina Robbins and Sunday Press publisher, Peter Maresca, Dauntless Dames is a feast for the eyes. An amazing amalgamation of classic Sunday pages featuring women protagonists, many of which were also created by women, including Pittsburgh's own Jackie Ormes, including some super rare strips from The Pittsburgh Courier!
We'll provide a bit more info soon, but suffice it to say that this volume includes page after oversize page – 160 in all – of classic full color (and along with a small smattering of monochrome and black & white) strips including Miss Fury, Connie, Brenda Starr, Flyin’ Jenny, Invisible Scarlet O’Neill, Myra North: Special Nurse, Cairo Jones, Deathless Deer, and Torchy Brown!, all of which were originally published in the 1930s, '40s & '50s (and at least a handful – of Brenda Starr strips – from 1960). Amazing!