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IDW Unveils Library of American Comics Website

Official Press Release

Offering in depth information for classic comic fans

Imprint nominated for two 2010 Eisners

[Library of American Comics]San Diego, CA (April 15, 2010) – Fans of classic newspaper strips now have a website dedicated to offering everything they want to know about all new and upcoming releases from IDW’s Eisner nominated imprint, The Library of American Comics.

“We often come across backstory items in our research that don’t necessarily make it into the books,” Creative Director Dean Mullaney said. “We’ll post them here so this website becomes an ephemeral addendum to the Library’s releases.”

The new website features a blog written by Mullaney and Associate Editor Bruce Canwell, offering behind the scenes production notes, links to reviews and interviews, plus plenty of web exclusives. The website also contains a convenient “Buy Now” button, and will soon be adding a “Search inside” feature.

Since it was established in 2007, The Library of American Comics has been nominated for a total of six Eisner Awards, including two this year for “Best Archival Collection/Project-Strips.” Bringing Up Father collects the most famous of George McManus‘s storylines and was edited by Canwell, while Bloom County: The Complete Library Volume One begins the first comprehensive reprinting of Berkeley Breathed‘s 1980s classic strip and was edited by Scott Dunbier.

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About IDW Publishing
IDW is an award-winning publisher of comic books, graphic novels and trade paperbacks, based in San Diego, California. Renowned for its diverse catalog of licensed and independent titles, IDW publishes some of the most successful and popular titles in the industry, including: Hasbro’s The Transformers and G.I. JOE, Paramount’s Star Trek; Fox’s Angel; the BBC’s Doctor Who; and comics and trade collections based on novels by worldwide bestselling author, James Patterson. IDW is also home to the Library of American Comics imprint, which publishes classic comic reprints; Yoe! Books, a partnership with Yoe! Studios; and is the print publisher for EA Comics and ComicMix.

IDW’s original horror series, 30 Days of Night, was launched as a major motion picture in October 2007 by Sony Pictures and was the #1 film in its first week of release. More information about the company can be found at IDWPublishing.com.

About The Library of American Comics
The Library of American Comics, an imprint of IDW Publishing, was established in 2007 to preserve the long and jubilantly creative history of the American newspaper comic strip in archival, hardcover editions. The imprint has been nominated for six Eisner awards and its inaugural series, Terry and the Pirates, won the Eisner in 2008. Creative and Editorial Director Dean Mullaney has been an influential force in the comics field since 1978, when he published the first graphic novel for the comics specialty market (Sabre by Don McGregor and Paul Gulacy). His pioneering efforts, as founder and publisher of Eclipse Comics, brought about many milestones to the field, including creator copyright ownership, the first line of Japanese manga in English translation in 1988, and the first digitally-colored comic book. More information about The Library of American Comics can be found on IDW’s website — www.idwpublishing.com — and that of the imprint itself — www.libraryofamericancomics.com.

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