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A Couple Classic Comic Publishers Partner Up

Two of the handful of premiere publishers of classic comic strips
have entered a publishing and distribution agreement.

Fantagraphics and Sunday Press announced they would be entering a partnership deal last week.

From now on, Fantagraphics will be distributing the existing catalogue of Sunday Press titles and from 2023 new books will be published under the Sunday Press imprint.

Sunday Press founder and editor Peter Maresca said,

“It’s just a perfect fit for a small publisher like myself. I’ve always been a great admirer of the editorial decisions and quality production from Fantagraphics and I’m very happy for this chance to become a part of their family.”

Gary Groth, Fantagraphics publisher adds,

 “I’ve admired Peter’s publishing efforts from afar for years, and now I’ll be able to admire them up close. He’s that rare publisher of integrity where taste and conscientious execution combine to create a singularly beautiful work. Our aesthetic sensibilities complement each other and I look forward to working with him to publish his scrupulously edited and designed books.”

 

Fantagraphics’ network of trade distributor W.W. Norton and Diamond Distributors will handle Sunday Press’ access to bookstores and comic shops, respectively. Meanwhile, existing and future Sunday Press titles will also be sold from Fantagraphics own online shop.

 

The Beat has a full report.

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