Wednesday, 19 August 2009

BOOK NEWS: Titan to publish The Simpsons Annual


Titan to publish Simpsons annual

Titan is to publish what it described as the first ever annual based on the dysfunctional animated family The Simpsons.

The Simpsons Annual 2010 will be published on 28th August priced at £7.99. The seasonally-themed 72pp hardback volume has 6 new stories and strips, which have never before been printed in the UK or Ireland. The title will also feature vignettes from Springfield’s residents themselves, written in-character especially for the annual. There will also be spoof advertisements and joke pages.

Editorial director Katy Wild said: "We have been wanting to publish a Simpsons Annual for many years, as it was such an obvious gap in the market waiting to be filled - the Simpsons has consistently been voted the top TV show of all time, and its popularity is strong and enduring. The huge success of Titan's Simpsons Comic, as well as our bestselling range of graphic novels, convinced us that a Simpsons Annual had to be a Top 5 Annual this Christmas." She added that the annual would "appeal to readers of all ages, from 9 to 99".

The American TV show is in its 20th year and Fox has recently secured a further 2 seasons of the show. A film based on the animated yellow family was also released in 2007.

Taken from thebookseller.com



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