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
Classic Screwball Strips
The Early Years of MUTT & JEFF
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
Forever Nuts presents:
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
AND ALAS BONEYARD TAKES AN INDEFINITE BREAK…
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:
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