IDW to Publish 'Polly and Her Pals'
'Complete Sundays, 1925-1927'
Published: 10/30/2009 08:47pm
IDW has announced the August 2010 publication of Cliff Sterrett’s Polly and Her Pals: Complete Sunday Comics, 1925-1927 ($75). The full color, oversize (12” x 16”), 176-page deluxe hardcover is being edited and designed by Dean Mullaney and will be published as part of IDW’s Library of American Comics.
Sterrett’s Polly, which debuted in the Hearst papers in 1912, was the first in what became a wave of comic strips about pretty girls, though by the 1920s the focus of Sterrett’s strip often shifted to members of Polly's family, especially her father (Paw). The strip, which lasted until 1958, reached full maturity in the 1920s, especially in the color Sunday pages in which Sterrett’s penchant for adapting elements of cubism, surrealism and Art Deco reached its height. Sterrett’s unique graphic sensibility earned Polly and Her Pals an exalted spot in the Pantheon of American comic strips next to George Herriman’s Krazy Kat. Art Spiegelman described Polly and Her Pals as “a happy pop synthesis of Art Deco, Futurism, Surrealism, Dada, and Pure Cartoon.”
Kitchen Sink published two Polly and Her Pals collections in the early 1990s, but those vvolumes are long out of print.
|Confessions of a Comic Book Guy--Danger: Slippery Slope|
|Rolling for Initiative--The Return of the Microgame (Again)|
|DVD Round-Up: 'Ride Along,' 'Walter Mitty,' 'Mallrats' & More|
|Confessions of a Comic Book Guy--Freedom, Powers and Talents|
|Beyond Good and Legal: Creator Rights in the Era of Peak Geek|
|Ed Sherman of Rising Sun Comics on Kevin Hamric Interview|
|Travis Severance of Millennium Games and Hobbies on 'HeroClix Organized Play'|
|Andy Battaglia of Comics Etc. on 'HeroClix Organized Play'|
|Dave Salisbury of Fan Boy Three on Games Workshop's ' White Dwarf'|
|Joe Krolik of Comics America on Comic Book Variants|
|CCP Ends 'WoD' Production
By Shutting Down MMO, LayoffsCCP has canceled its long gestating MMO based on White Wolf's World of Darkness.