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SOCIETY IS NIX is nominated for a Will Eisner Award

The "Oscars of the Comics" to be awarded at the San Diego Comic-Con

NEW review of Society is Nix in The New York Times!

"...an essential primer on the Big Bang of comic strips that occurred at the turn of the last century."

A great review of Society is Nix in Print Magazine!

"this one’s a must-have. It’s chockablock with a wide and wild assortment of early twentieth-century comics art with spectacularly imaginative and innovative layouts."

Origins of Comics at GoComics.com

GoComics, the premiere website for comic strips, is now featuring a serialization of Society is Nix, along with early comics from other Sunday Press editions and an assortment of pages that have never been reprinted anywhere.

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NEW review of Society is Nix in the Wall Street Journal!


Design master Chip Kidd calls it one of the year's best:
"Peter Maresca has been delighting aficionados of turn-of-the-20th-century Sunday comics pages for more than 10 years with his spectacularly produced and designed volumes, starting with "Little Nemo in Slumberland" in 2005. "Society Is Nix" ... is a collection that represents the birth of the medium itself...Mr. Maresca's approach is stunning and simple: He reproduces the pages at actual size (that is, enormous) with top-notch printing values."

AND...see what comics scholar Paul Tumey of The Comics Journal and graphics guru Steven Heller of The Atlantic have to say about this year's most essential book on comic strips.

Little Nemo's Splendid Sundays are almost gone!

Little Nemo in Slumberland So Many Splendid Sundays (Volume 1) is now officially out of print and very few copies remain. This is the last of the third printing, and there will not be a fourth, so grab this record-breaking classic edition while you still can.

Gleeful Anarchy at the Dawn of the American Comic Strip

New for 2013! The Origins of Sunday Comics

A mind-blowing portable museum retrospective of the raw, tangled ferocity and frustration that went into the making of America.

Chris Ware

Full of surprises...curiously refreshing

Steven Heller, The Atlantic

Succeeds far beyond any expectations

The Comics Journal

Over 150 original size comics, by over 60 cartoonists:
the famous and unknown “Founders of the Funnies.”
Most pages reprinted for the first time in over 100 years!

156 pages, 16 x 21 inches, $125

This book and its companion volume, Forgotten Fantasy, both for just $200

So Many Splendid Sundays!
(Volume One)

NOW OUT OF PRINT!
Winner of the 2006 Will Eisner Award
and TWO 2006 Harvey Kurtzman Awards

Fantastical

N.Y. Times

Stunning Volume

Garry Trudeau

128 pages, 16 x 21 inches - SOLD OUT

Beginning with the first page, a collection of Nemo Adventures, 1905-1910.

read the reviews - read the testimonials - book details

Many More Splendid Sundays!
(Volume Two)

Winner of the 2009 Will Eisner Award

Presenting 110 more great pages from all 3 incarnations of Little Nemo:
1906-1911, 1911-1914, and 1924-1927, including pages never before reprinted.

Bonus: Gertie the Dinosaur flip book

128 pages, 16 x 21 inches, $125 Special Price, $95.00

2012 Will Eisner Award Nominee!

This gem took my breath away

Art Spiegelman

A gorgeous collection

Steven Heller, The Atlantic

Over 150 fantasy comic strips from 1900-1915: Wee Willie Winkie and The Kin-der-Kids, The Explorigator, Naughty Pete, Nibsy Jungle Imps, Dream of the Rarebit Fiend

plus dozens of fantastical comics by the greatest fantasy cartoonists of the age.

156 pages, 16 x 21 inches, $125

This book and its companion volume, Society Is Nix, both for just $200

Co-edited by Patrick McDonnell

Contributions by Michael Tisserand and Art Spiegelman

2011 Will Eisner Award Nominee! Best Comic Strip Reprint

A dynamite introduction to one of the most dysfunctional
duos ever found on the funny pages.

New Orleans TImes Picayune

Featuring the greatest Krazy Kat Sunday pages from 1916 to 1944. With 20 other Herriman Sunday comics, most never reprinted before!

Bonus: SundayPress Bricks postcards, 10 classsic comic characters get bricked.”

1160 pages, 14 x 17 inches, $100

Designed and co-edited by Chris Ware

Nominated for TWO 2008 Will Eisner Awards!

An utter joy. The only word that suffices for this elegant volume is STUPENDOUS.

Harlan Ellison

...a miracle, returning Frank King's brilliantly conceived Sunday pages to the public eye.

Howard Chaykin

Collected for the first time - the best Gasoline Alley Sunday comics. King's innovations in art, layout, and storytelling brought a new warmth and style to the medium at the dawn of the Golden Age of newspaper comic strips.

Bonus: Original Art Facsimile Poster when ordered from this website.

96 pages, 16 x 21 inches, $79

by L. Frank Baum and Walt McDougall

Nominated for TWO 2010 Will Eisner Awards!

Well worth the 110-year wait

The Comics Journal

Long-hidden treasures from the Land of Oz: the complete Sunday series by L. Frank Baum and Walt McDougall, and the 1904 Scarecrow and the Tinman by W.W. Denslow. Plus more full-size Oz and McDougall comics.

Bonus: Set of "Visitors" collector cards.

72 pages, 16 x 18 inches, $75

Foreword by Martin Gardiner

A charming oddity

N.Y. Times Book Review

The complete run of Gustave Verbeek's The Upside-Downs of Little Lady Lovekins and Old Man Muffaroo, and Loony Lyrics of Lulu, and select Sundays from Adventures of the Tiny Tads. With additional comics and illustrations from Verbeek's curious and varied 40-year career.

Bonus: Set of 12 Tiny Tads postcards, replicas from the 1907 series created by Verbeek.

120 pages, 11 x 16 inches, $60

Introduction by John Canemaker

Nominated for TWO 2008 Will Eisner Awards!

Before Little Nemo in Slumberland, Winsor McCay created two strips starring young children. Here is the complete color Little Sammy Sneeze (1904-05) and the complete Hungry Henrietta (1905). The book features two other comics of 1904: The Woozlebeasts and The Upside-Downs.

Bonus: Limited Freebie Sammy Sneeze Tissue Box Cover.

96 pages, 16 x 18 inches, $55. SPECIAL price - $35.00