Book - Volume VIII - Emergency Party At My Place (Vintage Edition)
Volume VIII spans from December 23, 2005 to September 19, 2006. Includes all the standalone strips, plus these story arcs: Philippe and the Couch, Magic Underpants, Badass Games, Pat's Dad, Leo Fontanetti, and Magreaux Dog. Also includes a selection of new, print-only material. Approximately 144 pages. Does not contain the Great Outdoor Fight arc, which will be published separately by Dark Horse Comics in September 2008.
Production note: during this period the strips in our story arcs often ran to three, four, even six rows per day. In this volume, the longer story arcs are stitched together as proper self-contained stories, with titles and fins, and skipping the mastheads on individual strips. I find they work pleasingly well this way, and offer a new perspective on the material.