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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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Temple Bates Nominated for Doug Wright Award

Posted by on Apr 19, 2012 in News | 0 comments

Temple Bates Nominated for Doug Wright Award

Hermoddities by Temple Bates has been nominated for the 2012 Doug Wright Award in the Pigskin Peters category for avant-garde work. Come see the ceremony as part of the TCAF festivities, Saturday May 5.  

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TCAF Signing Schedule

Posted by on Apr 17, 2012 in Signings | 0 comments

Well we are deliriously pumped to be going to TCAF in a few weeks. May 5 and 6 at the Toronto Public Library. But you already know that because you are pumped too! Conundrum will be debuting 4 books and have lots of signings and free stuff and surprise guests and new catalogues and charming folks to take your money and provide you with awesome cultural product. Here is the signing schedule. Look for the Conundrum table, location to be posted soon at the TCAF website. See you there! Sat May 5 10am-11am: Britt Wilson / Shannon...

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Collier Goes Viral!

Posted by on Apr 12, 2012 in News | 0 comments

So it looks as if Dave Collier has been a part of a viral video! Watch the Canada vs. USA tug of war. Dave is the soldier shouting himself hoarse, cheering on the Canadian. Guess who wins? By the way this is a good segue into the fact that Collier's Popular Press is available and recently nominated for an Expozine Award. Will it soon go viral too? You can help. If you live in Toronto come by the Conundrum table at TCAF May 5-6 and get a special freebie mini of drawings from his army manoevers with purchase of the book. Also check out the...

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aMAZEing!

Posted by on Mar 7, 2012 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

aMAZEing!

As if finishing the greatest book on Earth was not enough, in comes this maze from Britt Wilson. Maybe this beard is a metaphor for the process of making the book? Can you find your way to freedom?

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Reshelving Initiative

Posted by on Mar 5, 2012 in Events | 0 comments

Reshelving Initiative

Last week I drove an hour through a snowstorm to the big city (Hfax) to attend the Eyelevel Gallery Reshelving Initiative 5. This is a must attend event every year as it is a showing of zines and artist books from all over the world in an attempt to restock the awesome bookstore hosted by the gallery. Conundrum had a bunch of books in the show as can be seen in the pix below. Also got to hang with Claire Seringhaus who is working on drawings for her new book, The Blaring House, due out this summer. Just in time for Sappyfest. Fingers crossed....

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Kraatz at Dal

Posted by on Mar 1, 2012 in Readings | 0 comments

Kraatz at Dal

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National Post love

Posted by on Mar 1, 2012 in News | 0 comments

National Post love

One of our esteemed national newspapers is sure friendly to Dave Collier. This week in The Afterword David Berry reviews Collier’s Popular Press. Of course included in the book is the 24 Simcoe St. strip Collier did for the Post, but to their credit they did a full page excerpt of comics from all the newspapers featured in the book. You would actually need to buy the paper to find that though. Imagine buying a newspaper! Here is some of what Berry has to say: “His later works, in particular Simcoe, are testaments to the often...

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