Fuse #8

Tuesday, May 29, 2007

You Go Pogo?

This is a new one on me. Check out this cry of help that the publisher Fantagraphics recently sent out:

We are requesting the help of Pogo collectors who may have original art or high quality reproductions of Walt Kelly’s Pogo strip.

We are currently assembling Walt Kelly’s POGO: The Complete Daily & Sunday Strips. We are looking for the best possible black-and-white reproduction of both Sundays and dailies — especially the Sundays. If you have original art or proofs that you would be willing to let us scan, we would be grateful if you’d contact us. You may e-mail me directly at groth@fantagraphics.com

(Please put POGO in the header). Thank you.

Wow. I love the Fantagraphic collections of Peanuts n' such and I'd been really really looking forward to seeing the new Pogo editions of their books. I just never dreamed the original reproductions would be difficult to find. Fascinating.

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At 10:56 AM , Blogger Dan McCoy said...

They did this with the Peanuts collections too. It's not so much that the strips are hard to find, as it is that they're simply looking for the highest quality versions, to make the books as nice looking as possible, and to minimize their clean-up work (although some strips do go "missing" - I remember in the 1st or 2nd Peanuts collections, part of the art for one of the strips was actually reproduced by Seth).


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