Uncategorized | September 10, 2005

The New York Times announced last week the inception of a new Sunday Magazine feature. “The Funny Pages” will debut on September 18 and consist of 10 pages of serialized fiction and comics, plus weekly “True Life Tales” — “‘A new column showcasing the best young humor writers who tell hilariously true stories about everyday family life and societal trends.'”

“‘The Funny Pages is our own take on the traditional Sunday paper funny pages,’ says Gerald Marzorati, editor, The New York Times Magazine. ‘We wanted a place in our pages for genre fiction – mysteries, detective stories, and the like – which is having a particularly vibrant moment in popular culture just now. And we wanted to make a place for the work of those creating narrative comics and graphic novels, a great new art form. We wanted to publish humor – narrative, memoirish humor. And most of all we wanted to give our readers some new things that would bring a smile to their faces each Sunday morning, and our youngest readers a go-to destination when the paper arrives.’”

Graphic novelist Chris Ware and author Elmore Leonard will contribute to the first installments of “The Funny Pages,” which will be available on NYTimes.com.