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Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Walt & Skeezix returns!



After a hiatus of nearly two and half years, we're pleased to announce that our Walt & Skeezix series is back with the new Volume 4 (1927-1928), arriving in stores within the next couple of weeks.

Jeet Heer, one of the finest journalists writing in comics today, provides another compelling introduction, rich in biographical detail (Frank King's granddaughter, Drewanna, graciously provided us with King's diaries and sketchbooks from this period).



And, as we have all come to expect when a book is designed by Chris Ware, there are many nuanced flourishes in how the book is presented (my favorite is how Skeezix "ages" on the spine of each volume).



Then there's the strip itself: in this volume, Walt once again faces a threat of losing Skeezix (a recurring theme in the storyline and one that mirrors King's own experience with his son) and Corky, Skeezix's brother, is born.



From here on the series is back on a regular schedule; we're already half way through production on Volume 5 (1929-30), which will be out in March of next year.

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