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Obituary Man!

Posted by on Jun 8, 2012 in News | 0 comments

Obituary Man!

Here is the cover for Philippe Girard's third Conundrum title, to be launched at TCAF 2013. Behold: Obituary Man! About a man who gains indescribable energy from reading the eulogy at the funerals of strangers. Another translation in the BDANG imprint.

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Free Beer!

Posted by on Jun 7, 2012 in Events, Launches | 0 comments

Free Beer!

People Around Here launch and Taddle Creek BBQ with special guest Nina Bunjevac

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Festival BD Montreal

Posted by on Jun 4, 2012 in Events | 0 comments

Festival BD Montreal

This weekend drove up to Montreal for the first incarnation of the Festival BD Montreal. The above drawing by Michel Rabagliati shows off the glorious location in the middle of Parc la Fontaine. Read all about Michel's new book The Song of Roland and his appearance at the Festival in the Montreal Gazette. Unfortunately it was raining which may have kept the crowds away. Friday reconnected with some of my authors, including Sherwin Tjia, Marc Tessier, who was in charge of the Editions Trip table, and Jimmy Beaulieu who acted as my tour guide....

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New Rabagliati

Posted by on May 23, 2012 in News | 0 comments

New Rabagliati

For immediate release: Conundrum Press to publish Michel Rabagliati’s Paul au Parc in English as part of its BDANG imprint! Following on the heels of the release of The Song of Roland Conundrum Press is delighted to announce that they have acquired the English rights to the latest book by Montrealer Michel Rabagliati. The book will focus on the early years of Rabagliati’s famous Paul character, who has been called “The Tintin of Quebec.” This book follows Paul in a scout troupe during the time of the FLQ crisis. It takes a...

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All Citizens

Posted by on May 22, 2012 in New Titles | 0 comments

All Citizens

The heart of the All Citizens project was the store itself, a meeting place, shop, cultural centre, music venue and all things in between. It was the ultimate culmination of a DIY aesthetic forged onto a rural landscape.

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The Blaring House

Posted by on May 22, 2012 in New Titles | 0 comments

The Blaring House

This collection of selected pen and graphite drawings range from the whimsical to the hyper-realistic, with some looking as though they were lifted from a turn-of-the-century catalogue.

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Collier in Saskatoon

Posted by on May 14, 2012 in Events | 0 comments

Collier in Saskatoon

Here is the comic which will run in the Saskatoon Star Phoenix advertising Dave's upcoming event May 24 at the McNally Robinson bookstore in Saskatoon. Dave did his daily strip Saskatoon Sketches in that very same paper all those years ago...

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I guess I’m a Maritimer now

Posted by on May 12, 2012 in Events | 0 comments

I guess I’m a Maritimer now

More post-TCAF reports coming in. This is the festival that just keeps on giving. This is a video report by Sea and be Seen covering the Maritime talent at TCAF. Mike Holmes, Kate Leth, Rebecca Kraatz, Brenda Hickey, Jordon Bochon, and more... Next year let's...

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More TCAF

Posted by on May 9, 2012 in Events | 0 comments

More TCAF

I forgot to post this awesome shot. This was on the way home from the Doug Wright Awards (fabulous as usual), and after finding bookstores open after 11pm! This is Joe with his discounted books standing next to a container of Bong Water, which was stumbled across on Bloor. On my way to the airport the next day the tree it was beside was on fire! Oh the strange happenings of the big city.   And then this sketch comes in from Dave Collier. A view from the Conundrum table. Catch Dave in Saskatoon later this month. Details to...

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Back from TCAF

Posted by on May 8, 2012 in Events | 0 comments

Back from TCAF

Well TCAF this year was the bestest ever! Everyone seemed to have $20 bills in their pockets and were willing to spend. The quality of work throughout the room was unprecedented. There was actually a line up at the Conundrum table! We sold out of all our debut titles! I had lots of fun at The Spotted Dick with my roomies Billy Mavreas and Joe Ollmann and I thank them profusely for helping me sell the awesome cultural product. Also thanks to Dave Lapp for spontaneously making me a cool Conundrum Press sign. A box of Heartless by Nina Bunjevac...

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