Welcome to the Carol Day website, currently focused on a particular Carol Day story, Lance Hallam, which ran from January 11 through April 18, 1957. Lance Hallam is one of the most popular Carol Day stories of the run, generally recognized as a masterpiece of the medium both in story and art.
Last year, at the inspiration of collector Chris Killackey a small group of Carol Day fans formed to try to put this magnificent story back together and publish a high-quality artist edition of the story that would do justice to the magnificence of David Wright's art and storytelling. We have called it the Lance Hallam Project, after the title of the story.
Here you can find all the details on the current status of the project, view scans of the art and commissions gathered so far, and read the story.
Over the course of 2021 we made steady progress, and as I write this in December 2021, we are in position to go to the printer in Q1 of 2022. A few of the originals still elude us, but we believe the project is well worth publishing, even if imperfect. We hope to officially make a publication announcement early in the year, and if the supply chains work in our favor we can all look forward to holding the book in our hands in 2022!
If you're not familiar with it, Carol Day is a wonderful comic strip by a great artist. With its combination of sophisticated themes and stories, multi-dimensional characters and always magnificent art, Carol Day transcends even the best American strips of the time.
Patrick Wright, son of David Wright, is the current copyright holder of Carol Day, and he has graciously allowed us to reproduce this material here. Please respect his generosity and do not pirate this material.