Fantagraphics Distributing Sunday Press

Fantagraphics has begun distributing Sunday Press's backlist and next year will start publishing new books under the Sunday Press imprint. Fantagraphics's trade distributor, W.W. Norton, will distribute all of Sunday Press's backlist to bookstores, while Diamond Distributors will sell them to comics stores.

Founded by Peter Maresca in 2005, Sunday Press publishes collections of classic American newspaper strips. Among its titles are Little Nemo in Slumberland: So Many Splendid Sundays, an oversized volume of Winsor McCay's strip, Sundays with Walt & Skeezix by Frank King, Little Sammy Sneeze by Winsor McCay, and collections of strips by Gustave Verbeek, George Herriman, and others.

Maresca called the new agreement "a perfect fit for a small publisher like myself. I've always been a great admirer of the editorial decisions and quality production from Fantagraphics and I'm very happy for this chance to become a part of their family."

Fantagraphics publisher Gary Groth said, "I've admired Peter's publishing efforts from afar for years, and now I'll be able to admire them up close. He's that rare publisher of integrity where taste and conscientious execution combine to create a singularly beautiful work. Our aesthetic sensibilities complement each other and I look forward to working with him to publish his scrupulously edited and designed books."

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