If I posed the question, “What classic newspaper strip is both the largest AND smallest book in the LOAC catalogue?” and you answered, “Polly and Her Pals,” you’d win the proverbial Kewpie Doll. The daily strip has recently been released as Volume Three in LOAC Essentials, measuring 11.5″ wide by 4.25″ high. We published the Eisner Award-nominated first volume of Cliff Sterrett’s Sunday masterpiece nearly two years ago, coming in at a whopping 12″ x 16″.
A busy publishing schedule has kept us from returning to Polly Sundays, but we’ve decided that the wait has been long enough. We’re putting Volume Two on the schedule for Christmas 2014. It will pick up where the first book left off, reprising all of Sterrett’s Sundays from 1928, 1929, and 1930, plus a dozen or so from 1931. Why the extra strips? Our research has revealed that some of the Sundays were drawn by other hands while Sterrett was on vacation, so we’re adding an equal number from 1931 to give you a full three years’ worth of Sunday Sterretts.
In the meantime, here’s a rare item to whet your appetite: an 18″ x 24″ poster from the late 1910s. Click on the image for a larger view.