The Phantom Mallon Diary is a tradition that many a phan enjoys and they are back again for 2024 with pre-orders now open.
This year Mallon is producing their ever-popular diary, returning to an accompanying journal (last seen in 2021), and continuing with their recent innovation of a limited edition print of the diary cover art. They have once again moved away from the wall calendar which we saw last year in 2023.
Joining the ranks of past Mallon Diary cover artists including Glenn Ford, Jeremy MacPherson, Douglas Klauaba is celebrated American artist and current custodian of the Sunday strip, Jeff Weigel. Last year Devil shared the limelight and this year it is Diana as they share a quiet, calm, evocative and beautifully executed moment together.
As a cover image Jeff's artwork could hold a special poignancy for anyone wanting to use the diary for reflective journaling (does anyone do that anymore?), but as a 'naked' print it would look just amazing framed and up on the wall. Sized slightly smaller than A4 and with Mallon's high quality print style, this romantic image could surely appear in the shared living space with an understanding partner!
The journal features an old Frew cover of a similar shared moment - this first graced the cover of Frew #131. Like last year, these artworks leads us to a great theme.
Mallon explains that the character of Diana plays a leading role in both of this year’s publications, with the diary and the journal each acknowledging Diana’s role in the Phantom story. While we have not yet seen any internal images, it is exciting to contemplate the various depictions of Diana by a range of artists over The Phantom's 85+ year history and wonder at which will be included in these latest offerings,
The details and prices for the 2024 items are:
2024 PHANTOM DIARY
cased with concealed-wiro binding
full colour throughout; cover art by Jeff Weigel
trim size 230 x 170 mm 120 pp
AUD $50 plus postage/packaging
limited-edition print of illustration by Jeff Weigel
hand-drawn line art with computer-generated colour
260 x 210 mm; printed on 270 gsm archival stock
limited to 100 copies, each copy signed by the artist
AUD $100 plus postage/packaging
2024 PHANTOM JOURNAL (undated)
laminated soft cover in colour
one colour throughout
trim size 210 x 150 mm 176pp
sections for daily notes, addresses and calendar
AUD $40 plus postage/packaging
If you are interested, you can order via Mallon by emailing email@example.com or by downloading the below form and sending a filled out copy to firstname.lastname@example.org or by post to Mallon Publishing,
PO Box 1210, Research, VIC 3095, Australia and send payment by one of the methods offered.
It is worth noting that they do sell past Phantom diaries, limited-edition prints, and other memorabilia.
Thanks to Nola Mallon and Daniel Brogna for the update and keeping us up to date on the latest Phantom news. We appreciate all phans who keep an eye out on Phantom news for us. If you spot any before us, please email at ChronicleChamber@gmail.com.