Long in development and currently undergoing final edits, The Lost Art of Kreigh Collins, Vol. 1: The Complete Mitzi McCoy will be printed in September, 2018. This puts it on schedule to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the strip’s 1948 launch. In addition to the entire run of Kreigh Collins’ first syndicated comic, “Mitzi McCoy,” the book also includes the opening sequence of the comic strip “Mitzi” evolved into, the better-known and longer-lasting “Kevin the Bold.”
The book features an extensive introduction by Eisner Award-winning writer Frank M. Young. Collins’ early life and career are covered as well as the development of both “Mitzi McCoy” and “Kevin the Bold.” Previously unpublished photographs and artwork are included.
The Lost Art of Kreigh Collins, Vol. 1: The Complete Mitzi McCoy will be published by Lost Art Books, whose stated mission is to collect and preserve the works of illustrators and cartoonists from the first half of the 20th century. Previously published titles feature the work of Richard Thompson, Niso Ramponi, Ray Willner, and others.
For a limited time,The Lost Art of Kreigh Collins, Vol. 1: The Complete Mitzi McCoy can be pre-ordered at a reduced price. Visit the Lost Art Books website to place your order.
Future volumes of Kreigh Collins’ comics are planned. Stay tuned for further developments!
For more information on the career of Kreigh Collins, visit his page on Facebook.
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When will the books be available? I ordered pre-sale from Lost Art Books/picturethispress and haven’t heard anything yet?
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Hi Rebecca, The initial print run from September contained a few errors that the publisher decided to fix. There was a bit of a delay in getting the revised books printed, but just yesterday I received samples of the corrected version. I don’t know if the printer is handling order fulfillment or if the publisher is doing it himself, but the books should start being mailed out very soon. I’m very sorry for the delay, but the books look great and I think you will be pleased with it. When I hear concrete information about fulfillment I will post it here on my blog (which I thank you for reading!)