Wednesday, August 22, 2018

"The Bogyman"—John Stanley's Forbidden Little Lulu Story In Color; Farewell To This Blog

This blog is a decade old. It's a done deal, for the most part. I wanted to mark its 10 years of existence with one last special post.

In addition to revising, redesigning and updating my three volume bibliography of the published works of John Stanley, I also revamped The Tao of Yow, my book of essays on Stanley's work. This new edition is available HERE, or can be had at a discount by contacting me directly at eubiecat at gmail dot com.

The original edition was poorly laid out, and never sat well with me. Not many people have bought the book, so I didn't think I'd upset anyone by improving it. Now, I feel it's as good as it can ever be. As with the bibliographies, these new edition are final. I will not change them unless an avalanche of new information turns up (which could happen, but is not likely).

The final section of the first edition of the book featured my colored version of "The Bogeyman," the infamous banned 1950 Little Lulu story. I've decided to remove it from the book, so this first-ever color version, which few people have seen, is my last posting of substance on Stanley Stories. I hope you enjoy seeing the story in color.

Preceding it is the text from the former version of the book that accompanied the story. This feels like an apt sunset for Stanley Stories. This blog, and all its content, will remain on the Web as long as Blogger will tolerate it. I hope it will continue to be a source of entertainment, information and interest in the coming years.

Friday, July 27, 2018

All John Stanley Bibliography Books Updated and Redesigned!



If you have been holding off on purchasing these three volumes, I'm happy to announce that I've completely refurbished them all, with more competent and appealing layouts and graphics than earlier versions. This is the last revision I'll make on the series. Unless important new information on Stanley's comics career appears in the future, or someone offers firm proof that I've mis-credited anyone (Stanley included), I won't change them again.

These are available on amazon.com and createspace.com... but if you're interested in purchasing them from me, at a lower price than either site offers them, please contact me at eubiecat at gmail dot com with your zip code and I'll calculate the cost for you. These books will be shipped to you directly from the printer.

At left are the new covers for the three volumes. I've substantially slimmed down their page counts by the use of smaller type and more workable layouts. 

The 1940s book has 128 pp., the 1950s book 156 pp. and the 1960s book 104 pp. The interiors are full color, and still contain the superb cover scans done by Dell Comics expert Alan Hutchinson.

You can preview the innards of these new editions HERE, HERE and HERE. I think they're much improved, and I hope they meet with your liking.

Meanwhile, work continues on the forthcoming first volume of the Drawn & Quarterly-published Complete Little Lulu hardcover series. I'm excited about this series, and feel they will contribute enormously to getting adult readers to read John Stanley's greatest work.

More news on that project as it moves along. 

That's all for now...


Thursday, May 10, 2018

Here's That Big News: Drawn + Quarterly to Reprint Little Lulu The Right Way!

HERE is the official announcement from Drawn + Quarterly... the first volume in this series, which will reprint the first five one-shot issues of Little Lulu in color, not traced, and in a comic book-size version, as they were meant to be seen, with editorial material written by myself (story notes, short essays on various aspects of John Stanley's work).

Donate those Dark Horse paperbacks to Goodwill. You won't need them anymore. More details as the first volume comes to fruition. D+Q intends to reprint the entire Stanley run of Lulu, and I intend to be on board for the length of the project. Stay tuned for more news!