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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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Diamond July Previews

Posted by on Jul 2, 2012 in News | 0 comments

Diamond July Previews

Hey Comic Shop Owners! Nina Bunjevac's awesome new hardcover Heartless and Dave Lapp's equally awesome People Around Here are now available for order in the Diamond Previews catalogue. Both these books made a big splash at the recent TCAF. Order today!

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Lillian the Legend in French

Posted by on Jun 26, 2012 in News | 0 comments

Lillian the Legend in French

We are thrilled to announce that the Paris-based Editions L'Agrume have acquired the French rights to Kerry Byrne's Lillian the Legend. The deal was agented by Nicolas Grivel. This graphic novel is a biography of Lillian Alling, a Russian immigrant to New York in the 1920s who decided to walk back to Russia! She walks the Telegraph Trail to Dawson City, Yukon, and eventually floats down the Yukon River to the Bering Sea where her fate becomes shrouded in mystery. Byrne renders Alling’s journey in meticulous inks, from sweeping landscapes to...

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Shary Boyle Rules!

Posted by on Jun 26, 2012 in News | 0 comments

Shary Boyle Rules!

Breaking news is that the multi-talented Shary Boyle has been selected to be Canada's representative at the forthcoming Venice Biennale. Congrats to Shary! This may be a good moment to point out that Conundrum Press was there at the beginning. In October 2004 we released Witness My Shame, a book of her drawings, which was actually a collection of her small photocopied bookworks. This book has been reprinted and there are still copies available! Let's try and get it to third printing! Below is a sample drawing from the book. Then in April 2008...

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The Blaring House is out…

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

The Blaring House is out…

Halifax: Friday, July 13th, 6-8pm Lost & Found, 2383 Agricola Also feauring an exhibition of 30 - 40 drawings.

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