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Jaime Hernandez to Write “The Strip” in “The Funny Pages”

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Jaime Hernandez to Write “The Strip” in “The Funny Pages”

Official Press Release


NEW YORK, April 17, 2006 – Bestselling author Scott Turow makes his
debut in the next “Sunday Serial,” the popular feature in The New York
Times
Magazine’s “Funny Pages.” Readers can look forward to Mr. Turow’s
legal thriller, “Limitations,” an original work commissioned by The
Magazine, which begins on Sunday, April 23, and will appear in 16 weekly
installments.


Filled with the trademark mystery and suspense that has made Mr. Turow
an international phenomenon, the novel involves an appeals court judge
presiding over a panel hearing of a disturbing rape case. The serial
will be published later this year in book format by Picador as a trade
paperback original. Mr. Turow’s previous award-winning books include
“Presumed Innocent,” “The Burden of Proof,” “Personal Injuries” and
“Reversible Errors.”


“The Sunday Serial,” which showcases genre fiction, is one of the main
features of “The Funny Pages,” launched in September 2005. Elmore
Leonard, whose serial, “Comfort to the Enemy,” ended in December, was
the first contributor, followed by Patricia Cornwell, whose serial, “At
Risk,” ended yesterday.


The section also includes “The Strip,” exclusive full-color weekly
strips featuring stars of the graphic novel; a new comic by Jaime
Hernandez, whose credits include “Love & Rockets” and the award-winning
“Penny Century.” It debuts April 23. A humor column, “True-Life
Tales,” which highlights the best young humor writers on the circuit,
also continues. If readers miss an installment of “The Sunday Serial”
or want to catch up on “The Strip” or the humor column, “The Funny
Pages” section is available at NYTimes.com/magazine.


The New York Times reaches 5 million print readers on weekdays and 7
million print readers on Sunday (Source: 2004 Scarborough Study), as
well as 1.6 million users who visit NYTimes.com everyday (Source:
Nielsen//NetRatings-March 2006).


The New York Times Magazine ranked second in 2005 among all PIB –
(Publishers Information Bureau) measured magazines for total ad pages.
Its regular contributors include Lynn Hirschberg, Michael Lewis, Jeffrey
Rosen, Matt Bai, James Traub, Daphne Merkin, David Rieff, Noah Feldman,
Peter Maass and Susan Dominus.

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