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Annapolis Valley Zine Library

Posted by on Aug 20, 2012 in News | 0 comments

Annapolis Valley Zine Library

Okay here is something I've been thinking about since moving out east 3 years ago. I am a big supporter of the Roberts Street Social Centre which houses The Anchor Zine Archive. I love what those people do. However, it is in Halifax and I am in Wolfville, which is an hour away in the scenic Annapolis Valley. So I have decided to take a corner of my own library, here at Conundrum Towers, and devote it to a branch of the zine library out here. So far it is only my own personal collection which consists of chapbooks, mini-comics, zines, and art...

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DCAF wrapup

Posted by on Aug 20, 2012 in Events | 0 comments

DCAF wrapup

This weekend was the very first Dartmouth Comic Art Festival and I believe there will be more due to its success. Many comic enthusiasts came out to Alderney Landing to check out the scene. The space was ideal, I had a delicious fish and chips restaurant inches away and the ferry came and went outside the window. Claire Seringhaus (aka Alfred E Newman) hung out and charmed the Dartmouthians (Darties?). Sold some books. Bought a shirt. Thanks to Cal and Strange Adventures for being the catalyst to make all this a reality. I hope to see this as...

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Britt Wilson in Person!

Posted by on Aug 15, 2012 in Events | 0 comments

Britt Wilson in Person!

 

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Vancouver

Posted by on Aug 13, 2012 in Events | 0 comments

Vancouver

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DCAF

Posted by on Aug 7, 2012 in Events | 0 comments

DCAF

That's right! Dartmouth gets its very own Comic Art Fest organized by the good folks at Strange Adventures. Conundrum will be there. Claire Seringhaus will be there. Wild horses and all that. Just at the ferry terminal so no excuses Haligonians!  Sunday August 19th from 11am to 5pm at Alderney Landing on the lovely Dartmouth Waterfront! Free admission – free parking – easy to get to via the ferry or bus! Join more than two dozen cartoonists who will be exhibiting their work, there will be comics for sale, posters,...

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Sappyfest!

Posted by on Aug 7, 2012 in Events | 0 comments

Sappyfest!

Since moving to the Maritimes Sappyfest in Sackville NB has become a regular summer event for me. This year was more subdued, however, since I just went for the Saturday to sell at the zine fair in the Legion Hall. No less awesome though. Wandered a bit and soaked up the vibe but didn't really see any bands. Here is a picture of lovely Sackville: I drove up with Claire Seringhaus to launch her new book of Dada-esque drawings The Blaring House. What a hilarious book! The room was abuzz. Or was that the heat? Reconnected with lots of folks,...

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Montreal

Posted by on Jul 29, 2012 in Events | 0 comments

Montreal

Just got back from two weeks in sunny and busy Montreal. Ah, I miss Montreal in the summer. Lots of picnics in the spray parks with friends, saw Shary Boyle's new work at the MAC, attended a Distroboto launch of a new Pascal Girard silkscreened mini at Cheval Blanc. But especially fun was hosting an event at our friend's Drawn and Quarterly bookstore for Claire Seringhaus and Michel Rabagliati. Claire did a great presentation and warmed up the crowd for Michel who was there signing his latest in English The Song of Roland. It is already...

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Q & A with Claire Seringhaus

Posted by on Jul 29, 2012 in News | 0 comments

Q & A with Claire Seringhaus

Check out Halifax's alt weekly The Coast for a very enlightening take on Claire Seringhaus and the launch of her new book The Blaring House. Claire rocked the Haus in Halifax at Lost and Found where she still has drawings up, and then in Montreal where she gave a hilarious and fact filled presentation on her drawing process. Quirky to say the least. Awesome to say the most! Here is an excerpt: "I suppose in my small way I kind of hope the pictures are some kind of little invitation to engage. People can just scan them, or they can create...

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Heartless first review

Posted by on Jul 29, 2012 in News | 0 comments

Heartless first review

The reviews of the just released Heartless by Nina Bunjevac are starting to pour in. The first comes from the West Coast magazine Geist, which starts: "Nina Bunjevac’s work reaches out and slaps you across the eyeballs from the first page." Paul Gravett, the influential UK comics critic, and early adopter of Bunjevac's work, has put Heartless in the Previews section of his site. Also it should be pointed out that there is a NEW Bunjevac story in the latest issue of Toronto's Taddle Creek magazine. And oh yes, Dave Lapp's...

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Montrealers!

Posted by on Jul 6, 2012 in Events, Launches | 0 comments

Montrealers!

Come one, come all!  Thursday July 19th, 7 pm, Drawn and Quarterly Bookstore, 211 Bernard Come hear Quebec comics institution Michel Rabagliati discuss his creative process and his new book in English, The Song of Roland, onstage with Rupert Bottenberg. The award winning new book focuses on the life and death of the father-in-law of Rabagliati’s alter-ego Paul. Halifax-based artist Claire Seringhaus will be present to launch her new book of absurdist Dada drawings The Blaring House. For you face to facebookers, please like us or RSVP...

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