Fantagraphics has announced that they’ve entered in a partnership with Sunday Press, the publisher of collections of classic comic strips like Little Nemo in Slumberland, Walt & Skeezix, Little Joe and more.
Fantagraphics will distribute Sunday Press’s previous publications beginning in July 2022, and in 2023 will start publishing new books under the Sunday Press imprint. Sunday Press previously had a similar agreement with IDW.
“It’s just a perfect fit for a small publisher like myself,” said Sunday Press founder and editor Peter Maresca in a statement. “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.”
W.W.Norton, Fantagraphics’ partner for bookstore distribution, will distribute all of Sunday Press’ back list to bookstores, while Diamond will sell them to comic book stores. They are also available on Fantagraphics website, on a page that launched today, and Sunday Press will be present at Fantagraphics’ booth in San Diego later this week.
“I’ve admired Peter’s publishing efforts from afar for years, and now I’ll be able to admire them up close,” Fantagraphics publisher Gary Groth said. “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.”