When Fantagraphics launched its collection of KrazyKat Sunday strips back in 2002, we picked up with the 10th and 11th years ofthe legendary strip (1925-1926) because another publisher had already collectedthe first nine during the 1980s and 1990s. But now, with that publisher longgone and their Krazy Kat collections fetching record prices (some over $100!)among collectors, it's time to go back and get every one of these earliestcomic-strip masterpieces back into print - re-scanned and re-retouched fromoriginal tearsheets, using 21st century digital resources.
Fantagraphics will be collecting these first nineyears of Sundays into three volumes comprising three years apiece, starting withthe very first Sundays from 1916 through 1918, and incorporating all theoriginal articles and special features from the first edition, including rareart, series editor Bill Blackbeard's definitive historical overview "The Kat'sKreation," and updated and expanded "DeBaffler" endnotes explaining some of thearcana behind the strip's jokes.
Krazy andIgnatz 1916-1918, the 11th of a projected 13 volumes collecting the entiretyof the Sundays, brings us within a brick's throw of finishing "The Komplete KatSundays" once and for all!