At the Printer!

At long last we are pleased to announce that our Carol Day book presenting the Lance Hallam story is finally at the printer! This book has been a long time coming, but we believe it will prove well worth the wait when it hits book shelves in Spring 2023.

About the Book

In Lance Hallam we reprint the complete story (minus 3 episodes) from the original art, in the full size of the originals, a pleasingly large 17 x 5.25 inches. Our goal is to give readers an experience as close as possible to viewing the original art, and to provide a definitive presentation, as Wright and his art deserve, of one of David Wright’s very best stories.

Here are the highlights:

First, here is the full cover! The back cover image is an original illustration by David Wright, and the front cover image is by Carol Day super-fan and artist extraordinaire, Brian Bolland!

— Brian only works digitally now, and to fully appreciate his cover, we encourage you to go to The Cover and explore the image further. We guarantee you will be amazed.

Second, to our knowledge this is the first time a comic strip story has been reprinted in its original size and format from the original art!

Third, to bring the character into the 21st century we commissioned a number of great contemporary artists to create their reaction to the character and story, and we think the resulting portfolio showcases some truly outstanding work by some of the best artists working today. You can see these now in the Carol Day by Today's Artists.

Finally, because we’re nerds and avid collectors, in addition to presenting the original art in its original size we also present scans of the complete art boards with all the marginal notes, editorial comments, revisions, etc. that characterize the art as physical objects.

Technical Details:

Lance Hallam reprints the Lance Hallam story from the original art in the original size: 84 strips which ran from Friday, January 11, 1957 - April 18, 1957, along with a critical essay, background on David Wright and contemporary interpretations of the character.

Cover illustration by Brian Bolland

    Published as a trade hardcover edition:
  • Availability: at the printer, expected in stock in Spring 2023
  • Limited to 500 copies
  • 21 x 14 inches
  • Printed on acid-free paper
  • 152 pages
  • Quarterbound with a cloth spine
  • Colored headbands with ribbon marker
  • Hot foil stamping on the spine
    Contents
  • Foreword
  • A Brush with Fitzrovia by Peter Richardson
  • The Lance Hallam Art
  • The Artistry of Lance Hallam by Roger Clark
  • Carol Day by Today’s Artists
  • The Lance Hallam Boards
  • Acknowledgments and Project Journey
Price, Reservations and Preorders

This is an expensive book, not because we’ll be making money on it but because we spared no expense to produce the best book we could, the book we want as fanatic Carol Day and David Wright collectors.

Shipped to the US or Canada

The price of the book shipped to a US or Canadian address is $350. US orders will ship from the US, and the price includes free shipping by priority mail and insurance. Canadian orders will also ship from the US, and shipping to Canada is $25.

For US and Canadian orders, when we have the books in hand and are ready to accept payments, we will provide an interface and links for ordering and payment, but we don’t have that yet.

Shipped outside of North America

The price of the book shipped to an address outside North America is £299. Orders with delivery addresses outside North America will be shipped by The Book Palace in the UK. The book is on their website now and you can see their shipping rates to your country by putting the book in your basket and starting the checkout process. Click here to go to the Book Palace web page for the book.

Reservations

We are accepting reservations but not advance payments. We do not want to accept money until we have the books in hand. You can reserve your copy of the book here. Fill out the form, and we will confirm your reservation.

Finally, if you’ve reserved a copy but would like to cancel now that we have set the price, please click here to email us and we will confirm.