I didn’t plan for this to become some sort of regular feature, but as long as publishers keep announcing new stuff that looks great for the coming year we’ll keep bringing it to your attention.
We’re deep into January now and we’re starting to see the publishing schedules from various publishers firmed up. And 2011 looks like it will be another bumper year for comics.
We looked last time at new Seth, a Feynman graphic biography and Bryan Talbot’s as yet unnamed new project. Here’s another few…..
The latest look at some books you may not have realised were coming out comes via Robot 6 – some excellent looking titles from D&Q, Top Shelf, Fantagraphics. But also nice to see a little US press for Darryl Cunningham’s excellent Psychiatric Tales, published in the US by Bloomsbury. Luckily for us we’re way ahead and have had the pleasure of reading it in the Blank Slate Books edition (and I still prefer the UK cover).
Meanwhile, Chester Brown’s new book – all about his decision to forsake relationships in favour of “Paying For It” comes out from D&Q in May 2011. Brown’s never been scared of going out there…
“Brown calmly lays out the facts of how he became not only a willing participant in but also a vocal proponent of one of the world’s most hot-button topics–prostitution.Paying For It offers an entirely contemporary exploration of sex work–from the timid john who rides his bike to meet his escorts, wonders how to tip so as not to offend, and reads Dan Savage for advice, to the modern-day transactions complete with online reviews, seemingly willing participants, and clean apartments devoid of cliches street corners, drugs, or primps.”
Fantagraphics are promising the complete 12 volume reprint series of the Pogo strips by Walt Kelly will (no, really, honest) be starting later in 2011. But they did say that in 2007 as well. Fingers crossed this time.
The Pogo news came during a press release blog post running through the list of all the late Fantagraphics books. (They are sorry, very sorry).