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Nancy Volume Four

John Stanley

IN STORES MARCH 2013

THE IRRESISTIBLE ADVENTURES OF NANCY AND SLUGGO

In the fourth and final volume of the John Stanley Library’s Nancy comics, the gang is back. Readers are treated to still more uproarious antics from Nancy, Sluggo, Spike, Aunt Fritzi, and Mr. & Mrs. McOnions. In these stories, Nancy has a dream that seems a little too real, Sluggo’s moth cupboard turns out to be pretty profitable, and Rollo Haveall takes rhubarb and blackberry pie revenge on an ungrateful Nancy. John Stanley drew these comics as a journeyman on the stories. He tended towards absurdist punchlines, but also mimicked the logic of children very well. John Stanley’s work is incredibly fresh and funny half a century later. Pudgy, irritable, and always trying to find ways to have fun, Sluggo and Nancy’s hijinks are laugh-a-minute.

Hardcover, 7.8" x 11", Full-Color

ISBN: 9781770461093

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Thirteen Going on Eighteen

John Stanley

In the early to mid-1960s, John Stanley turned his attentions to drawing and writing his own series, specifically Melvin Monster, Around the Block with Dunc and Loo, Kookie, and the most interesting of these titles, Thirteen Going on Eighteen, rather than working with already established licensed characters he is most well known for such as Little Lulu. D+Q has embarked on an archival series of Stanley's comics including Melvin Monster, Around the Block with Dunc and Loo, Kookie and Thirteen Going on Eighteen.

Thirteen Going on Eighteen focuses on the friendship and rivalry of two teenage girls, Val and Judy. Each comic is a darkly hilarious look at the social maneuverings and betrayals of the teen set. Stanley's stripped down approach perfectly captures the fever pitch of teenage years. He creates a teenage sit-com and turns it into an anguished character study.

Hardcover, 336 pages, 7.75" x 11" inches

ISBN: 9781897299883

$39.95 US / $42.95 CDN

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Melvin Monster Volume One

John Stanley

March 2009

John Stanley is celebrated as one of the great children's comics writers for his work on the Little Lulu series. In fact, the Lulu work is a small part of his output, he had drawn and continued to write many other comics -- notably his work on the 1960s teen comics from Dell (Thirteen, Dunc and Loo, and Kookie) and his monster comedy strip Melvin Monster. D+Q is planning on launching an extensive reprinting of much of this work in discrete volumes. Our first Stanley reprint will be the three-volume Melvin Monster collection featuring all nine issues of the oddball monster boy who just wants to be good, go to school, and do as he's told. Designed to fit nicely with our current reprinting of Tove Jansson's Moomin series, these comics are great reading for children or comics history-minded adults. Stanley's reputation as a great storyteller and visual comedian is richly deserved -- few golden- or silver-age comics stand the test of time the way these comics do.

Hardcover, 7.75 x 11 inches, 112 pages, color.



ISBN: 9781897299630

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Melvin Monster Volume 3

John Stanley

The ghoulish capers of everyone's favorite monster continue with the third volume of the acclaimed series. Melvin lands his first babysitting job only to discover he has his handsfull, literally -- the "baby" in this case is a giant-sized monster, almost the size of a room. Melvin meets his friend for a friendly game of marbles. An older monster-woman passing by is offended by the scene, as everybody in Monsterville knows that monsters should always fight when they're together. Finally, she is content only after forcing the 2 monsters into a scrap. Melvin also attempts to be the first kid in Monsterville to attend school in over 600 years, but he is thwarted each time by Miss McGargoyle, his would-be teacher. He is threatened with boulders, giant boomerangs, and even long-range missiles, but nothing can stop Melvin from wanting to go to school each day. Melvin Monster illustrate just how timeless the comics of John Stanley are.

Hardcover, 8.25 x 10.75, colour, 112 pages

ISBN: 9781770460300

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Nancy Volume 3

John Stanley

September 2011

In the third volume in the Nancy series drawn by journeyman writer John Stanley, he continues to put his strange but fascinating stamp on the iconic character. Nancy declares poverty and battles yoyos on Oona's house, but the book also features her pal Sluggo, who Nancy complains is too dirty.

7 3/4 x 11 inches, Full-color illustrations throughout, 120 pages, Hardcover

ISBN: 9781770460508

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Nancy Volume Two

John Stanley

Spring 2010

The second volume of NANCY in D+Q's John Stanley Library elegantly designed by Seth stars the beloved Brillo-headed Nancy in her own comic book series written by the greatest children's comics writer of all time, John Stanley. Stanley who is the author of MELVIN MONSTER, LITTLE LULU, 13 GOING ON 18, puts his own deft sense of humor and superior cartooning on the Ernie Bushmiller creation with spooky Oona Goosepimple, Spike, and Mr. McOnion. Nancy, along with her sidekick Sluggo, will charm readers young and old with her hilarious, scheming hijinks.

Hardcover, Full-Color, 152 pages, 7 3/4 x 11 inches

ISBN: 9781897299968

$29.95 US / $31.95 CDN

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Melvin Monster Volume 2

John Stanley

March 2010

Continuing Drawn & Quarterly's John Stanley archival series, Melvin Monster Volume 2 is about the oddball monster boy who just wants to be good, go to school, and do as he is told. A satirical and funny sendup of the 1960s monster craze of the 1960s, Melvin Monster is a classic kids comic of the Silver Age.

Stanley's reputation as a great storyteller and visual comedian is richly deserved - few golden or silver-age comics stand the test of time the way these comics do. As with all volumes in the JSL (Nancy, Thirteen Going on Eighteen), covers and interiors are designed by the award-winning cartoonist Seth, who is the designer of the bestselling Peanuts archival collection.

Hardcover, Full Color, 112 pages, 7 3/4 by 11 inches

ISBN: 9781770460034

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Tubby Volume One

John Stanley

Meet Tubby Tomkins, a mischievous gourmand, rabble rouser and schemer who, along with neighborhood buddies The Fellers, is continually at odds with the belligerent and thwarting West Side Boys headed by Wilbur Van Snobbe, the rich trickster who always gets the girl Tubby likes, Gloria Darling. From clubhouse standoffs to pogo stick time machines, the day is rarely long enough for the hilarious escapades and witty shenanigans that divert and preoccupy the epicurean Tubby and his pals. Consistently humorous and engaging, Tubby is a spirited voyage through the prototypal works of a preeminent storyteller.

TUBBY is the latest title in Drawn & Quarterly's extensive reprinting of the work of 1960s cartoonist John Stanley and elegantly designed by Canadian cartoonist Seth. TUBBY collects issues 9-12 of the classic strip chronicling the tales of its namesake protagonist and is an offshoot from the wildly popular Little Lulu, Stanley's career-defining work.

Hardcover, 8.25 x 10.75 inches, color, 144 pages

ISBN: 9781770460232

$29.95 US / $34.95 CDN

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Nancy Volume One

John Stanley

September 2009

Created by Ernie Bushmiller, the beloved Brillo-headed Nancy starred in her own comic book series for years, written by arguably the greatest children's comics writer of all time, John Stanley. Most famous for scripting the adventures of Marjorie Henderson Buell's Little Lulu, John Stanley is one of comics' secret geniuses. He provided a visual rough draft for all the comics he wrote and then handed off these "scripts" for someone else to render the finished art. No matter what comic he was writing, he breathed life into his characters. In Stanley's comics, Nancy is no longer a crabby cipher, but a hilarious, brilliant, scheming, duplicitous, honest, and loyal little kid -- a real little kid. Her adventures with her best friend, the comically destitute Sluggo, involve moneymaking schemes to afford ice-cream sodas, botched trips to the corner store for Nancy's Aunt Fritzi, and comically raucous attempts to remove loose teeth.

Drawn & Quarterly will launch several kid-friendly volumes of Nancy and Nancy and Sluggo as companion volumes to Melvin Monster and Dark Horse's Little Lulu volumes. The books will be designed by Seth (The Complete Peanuts; Melvin Monster; Clyde Fans; It's a Good Life, If You Don't Weaken) to fill a children's comic niche that has been largely ignored for the last few decades.

Hardcover, 144 pages, 7.75 x 11 inches

ISBN: 9781897299777

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