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Halifax Loves Snaps

Posted by on Jun 19, 2011 in News | 0 comments

Halifax Loves Snaps

Thursday night was the Halifax launch for Rebecca Kraatz’s Snaps. Thanks to the Carelton for hosting and to Cal from Strange Adventures for bringing the credit card machine! As you will see, even babies love...

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Snaps in Halifax tonight

Posted by on Jun 16, 2011 in Launches, News | 0 comments

Snaps in Halifax tonight

Lots of press today for Rebecca Kraatz’s Halifax launch for her new graphic novel Snaps. The Chronicle Herald posts this lovely picture of Rebecca on the front page of their Arts and Life Section: “Kraatz says she always wanted to be a writer and always liked to draw. She switched between creative writing and art while studying at the University of Victoria. A longtime book lover, Kraatz grew up on Nancy Drew and Judy Blume novels. She had a light bulb moment when a high school teacher introduced her to William Faulkner’s As I...

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Lauded!

Posted by on May 31, 2011 in News | 0 comments

Lauded!

“I still have chills a day after reading Killing Velazquez. The cover art, innocuous and serene, puts a panic in my chest like drowning. But this graphic novel is as important as it is disturbing. Translated from its original French, Killing Velazquez is Philippe Girard’s shocking confession of his first-hand encounter with a priest sexually abusing teenage boys in the 1980s in Quebec. In sparse, haunting panels of unsettling silence, Girard perfectly imparts the terror he faced as he became familiar with the priest, eventually...

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Temple Bates!

Posted by on May 29, 2011 in News | 0 comments

Temple Bates!

In production here at conundrum towers is the amazing book of colour comics and paintings Hermoddities by Temple Bates. The book will be launched June 30 at the DandQ store in Montreal and then at the opening of her show at Katherine Mulherin Gallery in Toronto July 7. Not to mention a summer tour out east which will include Sappyfest and Halifax. Details to follow. But in the meantime feast your eyes on...

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Rebecca Kraatz Halifax launch

Posted by on May 24, 2011 in Events | 0 comments

Rebecca Kraatz Halifax launch

Announcing the Halifax launch of Rebecca Kraatz’s Snaps Come meet Rebecca Kraatz, help her celebrate the launch of her new graphic novel, and listen to a 1940s musical playlist! When: Thursday June 16, 7-9 pm Where: The Carleton, 1685 Argyle St PDF press...

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TCAF Roundup

Posted by on May 10, 2011 in News | 0 comments

TCAF Roundup

Just back from over 4000kms of driving to do an event in Montreal and then off to TCAF. I picked up the real Mike Holmes in Halifax, then Philippe Girard in Quebec to make it to the Tru(ish) Stories panel where we met David Collier. The Tru(ish) Stories panel went well, we learned of pedophile priests, skipping ropes, and Holmes career as a stand up comedian. Good times. Thanks to the staff and the Drawn and Quarterly bookstore and goodbye and good luck to Rory. They are so good to me. The next morning we added Joe Ollmann to the car, had...

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Big Weekend!

Posted by on May 4, 2011 in Events | 0 comments

Big Weekend!

The Toronto Comic Arts Festival Saturday May 7th, 9am-5pm Sunday May 8th, 11am-5pm @ Toronto Reference Library 789 Yonge St., Toronto, Canada 416-533-9168 Admission to TCAF is Free. Come find conundrum on the first floor, booth 140. TCAF Signing schedule: Sat, May 7 Jimmy Beaulieu signs Suddenly Something Happened with Philippe Girard signing Killing Velazquez: 9:30-11:30 Robin McConnell signs Inkstuds: noon-1pm Rebecca Kraatz signs Snaps: 1-3 Maryanna Hardy signs her Doug Wright Award nominated So I’ve Been Told: 3-4 David Collier...

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Conundrum to publish Michel Rabagliati

Posted by on Apr 20, 2011 in News | 0 comments

Conundrum to publish Michel Rabagliati

For immediate release: Conundrum Press to publish Michel Rabagliati’s Paul à Québec in English! Conundrum Press is delighted to announce that they have acquired the English rights to the latest book by Montrealer Michel Rabagliati. The book will be titled The Song of Roland and will focus on the life and death of the father-in-law of Rabagliati’s famous Paul character, who has been called “The Tintin of Quebec.” The French edition, published by La Pasteque in 2009, was critically hailed, winning the FNAC Prix du Public at France’s...

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GritLit wrapup

Posted by on Apr 18, 2011 in Readings | 0 comments

GritLit wrapup

David Collier presented Chimo in Hamilton at GritLit this weekend. Audience response to the book, as presented by multi-media artist Robert Hamilton, was very favourable. Here’s a souvenir drawing from the event by Jennifer Jones.

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TCAF signing schedule

Posted by on Apr 12, 2011 in Signings | 0 comments

Here is the signing schedule for the conundrum table at the forthcoming Toronto Comic Art Festival. Memorize this list and come and scoop up the latest books, including debuts from Rebecca Kraatz and Philippe Girard! Sat, May 7 Jimmy Beaulieu signs Suddenly Something Happened with Philippe Girard signing Killing Velazquez: 9:30-11:30 Robin McConnell signs Inkstuds: noon-1pm Rebecca Kraatz signs Snaps: 1-3 Maryanna Hardy signs her Doug Wright Award nominated So I’ve Been Told: 3-4 David Collier signs his Doug Wright Award nominated...

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