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John Dixon: Air Hawk Collected Strips

Halløj! Der har været stille her på bloggen i længere tid, af den simple grund, at der nu er så mange forskellige genoptryk i gang, at markedet er overmættet, og der derfor ikke rigtig bliver startet noget nyt op. Er du alligevel ikke helt mæt, men hungrer efter flere kvalitetsgenoptryk af golden oldies, kan du passende surfe en tur down under, hvor du vil opdage, at Australien’s fineste strip, Air Hawk and the Flying Doctors, af stortalentet John Dixon, nu får sit eget, helt store luksusgenoptryk. Den australske tegneseriehistoriker, Nat Karmichael, har fået rettighederne til at genoptrykke Air Hawk, og er godt i gang, har jeg fået at vide af Peter Hartung. Første bind udkom i 2011, en 200 siders sag med fem komplette daily continuities, og en udførlig biografi om Nat Dixon. Eddie Campbell har malet forsiden til dette bind. Air Hawk and the Flying Doctors eventyret begyndte i Perth, Vest Australien i Weekend Mail den 30. maj 1959, og fra 12. maj 1963 kørte den videre i Sydney Sun-Herald. Søndagssiderne med Air Hawk sluttede i 1980. Dagsstriberne kørte videre til 14. november 1984, et godt, langt run! De to bøger, som Nat Karmichael har udgivet, er ikke sådan lige uden videre til at finde i butikker, hverken fysiske eller online. Men du kan bestille dem direkte fra Nat for AUS$35-45 pr. bind, du vil ikke fortryde det.

http://www.comicoz.com/store/p1/John_Dixon%2C_Air_Hawk_and_the_Flying_Doctor%3A_%28First_Volume%29_Available_NOW%21_.html

Forsiden til Bind 1, malet af Eddie Campbell:

This volume contains five complete beautifully illustrated adventure strips by John Dixon; an interview with the creator, other biographical articles and more!    Cover by Eddie Campbell, with assistance from Michal Dutkiewicz.

200 pages, A4 size,
Trade Paperback.
  
 

Forsiden til Bind 2, tegnet af Michal Dutkiewicz:

Another (second) volume of Australia’s greatest adventure strip, with three self-contained complete adventures from the 1970s all written and illustrated by John Dixon.   All new cover by Michal Dutkiewicz.   

About 160 pages, A4 size,
Case Laminate cover.

fra http://pikitiapress.blogspot.dk/search/label/john%20dixon

What are some of the changes you’ve seen in publishing since your initial series of Air Hawk magazines? in terms of production and audience?
 
The biggest change has been in the ease of which to publish books and magazines these days. The computer has transformed information and the ability to produce magazines and books like never before. The last Air Hawk book, John Dixon, Air Hawk and the Flying Doctor from 2011, was all done on the computer. My First Issue of John Dixon’s Air Hawk Magazine from 1988 was a matter of writing to John and his agent by mail, that is the post…and having to wait for responses, then the cut and paste affair of producing the magazine, physically taking it to the printers, mailing it out, and the like.  
 
These days there is less likely to be waste, with Print on Demand printers everywhere: if five people want to buy the latest issue, you print five copies only. No sense in having 650 copies lying in the Garage (which, sadly, is where a lot of my first print run still is). This second volume of Air Hawk will be print on demand. I am hoping it is of better print quality too – Volume One was not the sharp blacks that I was expecting, and this was disappointing. But with every print job, you learn how to make the following issue a better product.

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