The Library of American Comics is dedicated to preserving, in definitive editions, the long and jubilantly creative history of the American newspaper comic strip.

While our production values are archival, the material we present is fresh and exciting. Each Library release frames the material so readers can start turning pages and immediately begin to enjoy strips that may be decades old.


Dean_2014Dean Mullaney (Creative Director) created The Library of American Comics in 2007. He has been an influential force in the comics field since 1978, when he published Sabre, the first graphic novel for the comics specialty market. His pioneering efforts, as founder and publisher of Eclipse Comics, brought 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. He was inducted in the Overstreet Hall of Fame in 2011. Dean lives in Florida with his wife Lorraine Turner.

CanwellBruce Canwell (Associate Editor) has written about fiction on the page and on the screen for most of his life. He reviewed comics for Amazing Heroes and Comic Book Week, films for the Portsmouth (NH) Herald, and books for Algis Budrys’s on-line magazine, TomorrowSF, in addition to having written a bi-weekly column for the late, lamented Comic Book Net. He has also published several stories at DC Comics, including the graphic novel Batman: The Gauntlet, teaming with his old friend Lee Weeks. When he is not chained to the keyboard, he is often found during the summer at Fenway Park and is a former Boston Celtics season ticket holder, having been inside TD Garden the night the Green dismantled the Los Angeles Lakers to claim the 2007-08 World Championship. When Bruce is not at Fenway Park he lives in New Hampshire with his wife Krista.

Lorraine_2014Lorraine Turner (Art Director) is a two-time Emmy-winning graphic artist who was a lead designer for the NBA’s Philadelphia 76ers for ten years, producing print and television graphics, as well as in-game videos. She is an Eisner-nominated designer who has also brought her unique style to projects for top coaches and athletes, and created award-winning bi-lingual children’s activity books that were used as templates by NBA teams. Her most recent book is Calico Horses and the Patchwork Trail. Lorraine lives in Florida with her husband Dean Mullaney.

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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, G.I. Joe, and My Pittle Pony; Paramount’s Star Trek; Nickelodeon’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles; 2000AD’s Judge Dredd; The Rocketeer; Toho’s Godzilla; Wizards of the Coast’s Magic: The Gathering and Dungeons & Dragons; V-Wars from New York Times best-selling author Jonathan Maberry; Ragnarök from Eisner Award-winner Walter Simonson; Winterworld, created by Chuck Dixon and Jorge Zaffino; and Little Nemo from the award-winning duo of Eric Shanower and Gabriel Rodriguez. IDW is also home to the Library of American Comics imprint, which publishes classic comic reprints, Yoe! Books, a partnership with Yoe! Studio, and the multiple award-winning Artist’s Edition imprint.

IDW’s critically- and fan-acclaimed series are continually moving into new mediums. Currently, Jerry Bruckheimer Films and Disney are creating a feature film based on World War Robot; Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and Warner Brothers are producing a film based on Ashley Wood’s Lore; Michael Bay‘s Platinum Dunes and Sony are bringing Zombies vs. Robots to film, Kurtzman/Orci are producing a movie based on Locke & Key at Universal. More information about the company can be found at IDWPublishing.com.

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