Friday, January 29, 2010

R. Crumb trading cards

Boom! Town is an indie imprint of Boom! Studios, and they've been on a tear lately. Their latest entry into the "niche" comic market are trading cards featuring the work of Mr. R. Crumb. The cards are brought to you through an arrangement with Denis Kitchen and Denis Kitchen Publishing. The set features 36 cards, each one a different character and matching bio. The entire set will cost you $11.95 and I can't really say that collecting them will be that much fun (seeing as how you get the entire set at once). That won't stop Kitchen from being excited though. “I’m pleased have the R. CRUMB TRADING CARDS kick off my new distribution deal with BOOM! Town,” said Kitchen. “I originally published this card set in the 90s. They were a big hit, but Kitchen Sink Press went under and they’ve remained out of print. Robert Crumb gave me permission to bring them back with some updates and cosmetic changes. Now a whole new generation of his fans can appreciate this handy overview of his best-known and quirkiest characters.” For those unaware, Crumb has been credited with founding the underground comix movement and is still regarded as its most prominent figure. His most recognized work is probably Keep on Trucking', a widely recognized work in the 70s. Full press release after the jump. BOOM! Town announces R. CRUMB TRADING CARDS January 28th, 2010 - BOOM! Town, a new imprint of BOOM! Studios, announced today the R. CRUMB TRADING CARDS. R. CRUMB TRADING CARDS are presented to you by BOOM! Town through an arrangement with Denis Kitchen and Denis Kitchen Publishing. “I’m pleased have the R. CRUMB TRADING CARDS kick off my new distribution deal with BOOM! Town,” said Kitchen. “I originally published this card set in the 90s. They were a big hit, but Kitchen Sink Press went under and they’ve remained out of print. Robert Crumb gave me permission to bring them back with some updates and cosmetic changes. Now a whole new generation of his fans can appreciate this handy overview of his best-known and quirkiest characters.” R. CRUMB TRADING CARDS contains 36 cards (all different characters with bios on the back) and costs $11.95. The Diamond Code for this item is JAN100823. About BOOM! Studios BOOM! Studios (www.boom-studios.com) is a unique publishing house specializing in high-profile projects across a wide variety of different genres from some of the industry’s biggest talents, including Philip K. Dick’s DO ANDROIDS DREAM OF ELECTRIC SHEEP?, The Henson Company’s FARSCAPE, and the original Mark Waid series IRREDEEMABLE. BOOM! recently launched its youth imprint, BOOM Kids!, with Pixar’s THE INCREDIBLES, CARS, and TOY STORY, as well as Disney’s THE MUPPETS, DONALD DUCK, UNCLE SCROOGE and WALT DISNEY’S COMICS AND STORIES. This year, BOOM! Studios celebrates its fifth anniversary.

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