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Wednesday, 02 November 2005

Yesterday I received in the mail something truly wonderful, a new reprinting — I hope it's the first volume of a complete collection — of Winsor McCay's Little Nemo in Slumberland comics, from Sunday Press.

The entire run of this comic strip has been reprinted before, by Fantagraphics and also by Evergreen (Taschen). What makes the Sunday Press volume so fantastic is that it comes as close as possible to the original paper stock, colors and, best of all, size.

Here's a photo of one of the old Little Nemo collections next to the new one. I've included a 12-inch ruler so you can get an idea of the sizes. At 16" x 21", the Sunday Press edition towers over those that came before.