ACME Novelty Library #18
Drawn and Quarterly has announced its fall releases, which include the next installment of Chris Ware's award winning series, ACME Novelty Library #18 and ACME Novelty Datebook: Volume Two (1995-99), both in November. Other offerings include Shortcomings by Adrian Tomine in September, and 365 Days: A Diary by Julie Doucet and the second volume collecting Tove Jansson's Moomin, both in October.
ACME Novelty Library #18 collects pages set in Chicago in about 2000 and comes in an uncharacteristically conventional vertical trim (7' x 9-1/4'). The book is 96 full-color pages and lists for $17.95. Ware's ACME Novelty Datebook: Volume Two is a follow-up to the Datebook produced in 2003 and continues in the same manner, collecting miscellaneous watercolor, pen, ink (and white out) images circa 1995-1999. The Datebook is 208 pages, hardcover and sells for $39.95
Shortcomings first appeared in Tomine's Optic Nerve series. It follows Ben Tanaka through his struggles as a Japanese-American Gen X-er. Shortcomings is B&W, 104 pages and lists for $19.95.
Moomin Book Two
365 Days is a diary presented in Julie Doucet's unique style. It's B&W, 360 pages and sells for $29.95 MSRP.
The first volume collecting Tove Jansson's Moomin strips was just nominated for an Eisner Award (see 'Eisner Nominations Announced'), and Book Two contains four new story lines for the hippo-esque star. Moomin Book Two is 88 B&W pages and has a $19.95 cover price.