Jaime Hernandez to Write "The Strip" in "The Funny Pages"

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NEW YORK, April 17, 2006 – Bestselling author Scott Turow makes hisdebut in the next "Sunday Serial," the popular feature in The New YorkTimes Magazine's "Funny Pages." Readers can look forward to Mr. Turow'slegal thriller, "Limitations," an original work commissioned by TheMagazine, which begins on Sunday, April 23, and will appear in 16 weeklyinstallments.

Filled with the trademark mystery and suspense that has made Mr. Turowan international phenomenon, the novel involves an appeals court judgepresiding over a panel hearing of a disturbing rape case. The serialwill be published later this year in book format by Picador as a tradepaperback 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 mainfeatures of "The Funny Pages," launched in September 2005. ElmoreLeonard, whose serial, "Comfort to the Enemy," ended in December, wasthe first contributor, followed by Patricia Cornwell, whose serial, "AtRisk," ended yesterday.

The section also includes "The Strip," exclusive full-color weeklystrips featuring stars of the graphic novel; a new comic by JaimeHernandez, whose credits include "Love & Rockets" and the award-winning"Penny Century." It debuts April 23. A humor column, "True-LifeTales," 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 FunnyPages" section is available at NYTimes.com/magazine.

The New York Times reaches 5 million print readers on weekdays and 7million print readers on Sunday (Source: 2004 Scarborough Study), aswell 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, JeffreyRosen, Matt Bai, James Traub, Daphne Merkin, David Rieff, Noah Feldman,Peter Maass and Susan Dominus.

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