We’ve begun soliciting the cycle of CASANOVA hardcovers. We’ll do all three volumes extant and then roll into volume 4 in January. These books will be oversized, have the full color and remastered lettering, as well as all of the extras the original collections ran AND, for the first time since publication, ALL of the backmatter that appeared in both the Image and Icon editions, as well as new commentary about that stuff. It’s as close to “compleat” (yes, ‘ea’, google it) as we can manage and will, I think, be beautiful to behold. It certainly feels like an “at long last” kind of thing for me, personally.
mattfractionblog, Milkfed Criminal Masterminds Newsletter, 2014.
i’m gonna cry. i’m gonna die. i’m gonna buy this god damned comic book a fourth god damned time i’m gonna it’s so fucking beautiful the only other comic i’ve bought more times than this god damned comic is joe kelly and ken niimura’s i kill giants but that’s because i have a standing offer to buy and mail that comic book to anyone who ever asks me to do it for them so if we’re going by how many times i can be cajoled into paying for the same god damned comic book simply because my emotional response is so god damned compromised (but it’s not the same, it’s not the same because more love gets put into it each new time, i’m still gonna miss the original colors anyway) then it’s maybe my favorite comic book in the whole god damned world (this is not strictly true, because takako shimura’s wandering son exists) i’m gonna cry
Casanova certainly is one of those things, one of those things that you wonder how they pulled it off, how they continue to pull it off. And it introduced me to those two magic twins who somehow have different last names on the art.
Also, that’s a good policy with I Kill Giants. People should read that, I actually gave my copy away for just the same reason.
Also also, my LGS spells it “compleat” and i had been wondering…