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FRIDAY FOSTER HARDCOVER

Writer: Jim Lawrence | Artists: Jorge Longaron, Gray Morrow | Genre: Classic Reprint/Art Book
Publication Date: April 2020 | Format: Hardcover
ISBN-13: 978-1-950912-06-3 | Rating: Teen (13 and up) | ON SALE DATE: 6/24/2020
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The Friday Foster comic strip is the story of a former nightclub "camera bunny" turned photographer's assistant turned fashion model. With an innate inclination to help others and a natural beauty that makes her a magnet for men, Friday often finds herself in some very sticky situations and world-class adventures. The strip is generally cited as the first mainstream (i.e. nationally syndicated) comic strip starring a black character in the title role and features a mixture of adventure and romance, often with social commentary thrown in for good measure.

For the first time ever, this book will collect and reprint the classic FRIDAY FOSTER (Sunday, color) newspaper comic strip created by James D. "Jim" Lawrence (of Buck Rogers and James Bond fame) and illustrated by Jorge "Jordi" Longaron then later Gray Morrow. The strip ran from 1970-1974 and inspired the 1972 Dell single-issue comic book and the 1975 movie of the same name starring Pam Grier. The book will also include a significant bonus section including multiple interviews, an expanded sketchbook section, artwork, photos, essays, articles, behind-the-scenes info, and more!