Great to hear that the box sets will be continuing. Guess I'll put off getting the newer volumes until next year. 😅 My budget was already kind of full with a lot of other Fantagraphics books that I wanted to get haha
I believe we'll start with #13-18. I'll let everyone know if this changes.
For whatever it's worth, I now have additional confirmation that we'll start with #13-18. Looks good so far.
Appreciate the reply. I imagine all situations have already been discussed, but as a suggestion, I would recommend releasing 1 boxset after 2 books have been released, rather than the 2 boxsets when 4 books have been released. Good to see they should continue. Thanks David.
Hello, everyone. My first post on this forum, although I've read it for some time (I also read the forum on Outducks for years, but never posted; not sure why).
I've become quite fascinated with Tony Strobl over the past few years. I wish there were a "Tony Strobl Library" akin to the Barks and Rosa libraries, and the brief 4-volume Van Horn library albums from Gladstone.
I'm pretty sure it won't happen for economic reasons, but it would be nice to have one of the most prolific Duck author's corpus chronicled and treated with respect like Barks and Rosa.
Well, I would be happy to see a Disney Masters volume of Strobl's best, at least.
Yeah I read a lot of Tony Strobl stuff, some of it was good most of it ehhh. But I really enjoyed the 'Ludwig Von Drake' mini series. And I am not aware of the Jippes/Barks stories which blot speaks of, I'll have to look into those.
Also, while we are on the topic of our wants and speculations for further volumes (which is a recurring topic hahaha ) I'd love to see Marco Rota's 'Mac Paperin' saga get released in english. Maybe not as a Disney Masters volume but in the same vein as "The World Of The Dragonlords" volume coming out this year; never read that either so I'm eagerly looking forward to its release.
And I got around to reading the Heymans brothers volume and that was just excellent, really enjoyed it.
Love for Bottaro was revived thanks to Disney Masters volume, so I'm hoping for more forgotten gems. Claude Marin would be great, I've read "Giants from planet Rong" that was recommended on this forum and it was a really good read. It would be nice to have some of his best stories collected in one volume and in English.
With a body of work as large as Tony Strobl’s, there’s so much mediocrity to wade through to find the true “best of Tony Strobl”.
I think most of Tony Strobl's best artwork, and stories were during his earliest period with Western Publishing, 1947-1958. That was when he had his most fluid style, and his inker, John
Liggera, was better than his later inkers, and the drawing paper held the ink better, so, the inker didn't have to shorten his strokes as much, which stiffened the characters greatly. Just searching through Strobl's 1947-58 stories would be a lot easier than also looking through all his 1960s and 1970s stories, when he was cranking them out, and he also was drawing many S-code stories, as well. So he had less time to work on each page. His early to mid 1950s period included a lot of longer, adventure stories, which included most of his best drawing as well as his writers' best storywriting. I think the series should include at least one "best of" Tony Strobl book.
Norway, Sweden and Denmark all got a Strobl collection in their Disney Masters sort-of-equivalent Hall of Fame, so there's already a curated "best of" list of his stories there: inducks.org/issue.php?c=no%2FHOF++15