Number One Is Walking Debuts In The Top Ten in January’s NY Times Best Sellers List

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PLEASE NOTE: The Rankings Reflect Sales For December 2022.

Sorry for the Delay! It’s a brand new year, and January’s New York Times Best Sellers List for Graphic Novels and Manga is changing once again. This time, there are more young adult graphic novels taking the main staple of the chart. This includes Steve Martin’s new illustrated memoir Number One Is Walking.

Also, one of the other changes is that Viz Media’s Shonen titles such as Gege Akutami’s Jujutsu Kaisen Vol. 18 (No. 12), Tatsuya Endo’s Spy X Family Vol. 1 (No. 11), and Tatsuki Fujimoto’s Chainsaw Man Vol. 1 (No. 3), and Vol. 2 (No. 14). Both Chainsaw Man Volumes are still a sign that new fans are still buying the back volumes due to not only its popularity but also with the anime reaching the season finale.

Number One Is Walking is Steve Martin’s cinematic legacy—an illustrated memoir of his legendary acting career, with stories from his most popular films and artwork by New Yorker cartoonist Harry Bliss.

Steve Martin has never written about his career in the movies before. In Number One Is Walking, he shares anecdotes from the sets of his beloved films—Father of the Bride, Roxanne, The Jerk, Three Amigos, and many more—bringing readers directly into his world. He shares charming tales of antics, moments of inspiration, and exploits with the likes of Paul McCartney, Diane Keaton, Robin Williams, and Chevy Chase. Martin details his forty years in the movie biz, as well as his stand-up comedy, banjo playing, writing, and cartooning, all with his unparalleled wit.

With gorgeously illustrated cartoons and single-panel “diversions” in Steve and Harry’s signature style, Number One Is Walking is full of the everyday moments that make up a movie star’s life, capturing Steve Martin’s singular humor and acclaimed career in film. The perfect gift from the team who brought you the #1 New York Times bestseller A Wealth of Pigeons.


  1. Collaborations Dav PilkeyScholastic
  2. Moon RisingTui T. Sutherland, Illustrated by Mike Holmes, Scholastic
  3. Chainsaw Man Vol. 1– Tatsuki Fujimoto, Viz Media
  4. On Purpose– Dav Pilkey, Scholastic
  5. Mothering Heights– Dav Pilkey, Scholastic
  6. Jessi’s Secret Language– Ann M. Martin. Illustrated by Chan ChauScholastic
  7. The Bad Guys In The Others?!– Aaron Blabey, Scholastic
  8. Grime And Punishment– Dav PilkeyScholastic
  9. Mary Anne’s Bad Luck MysteryAnn M. Martin, Illustrated by Cynthia Yuan Cheng, Scholastic
  10. Number One Is Walking– Steve Martin, Illustrated by Harry Bliss, Celadon
  11. Spy X Family Vol. 1- Tatsuya Endo, Viz Media
  12. Jujutsu Kaisen Vol. 18– Gege Akutami, Viz Media
  13. For Who The Ball Roams– Dav Pilkey, Scholastic
  14. Chainsaw Man Vol. 2– Tatsuki Fujimoto, Viz Media
  15. Perspectives– Dav PilkeyScholastic
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Source: New York Times

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