Wednesday, January 17, 2007

See You in the (Restored, Reprinted) Funny Papers

Good article by Ben Schwartz about the rise of books of old newspaper comics collections, and the people who are restoring them for publication, in Sunday's NY Times. In previous years, the article says, collections of old comics like "Dick Tracy" and "Prince Valiant" have suffered from lack of readership, but newer literary graphic novels are helping sales.

"But today’s collections show more commercial promise, thanks in large part to graphic literature successes like 'Maus,' 'Jimmy Corrigan,' 'Ghost World' and 'Persepolis.'"

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