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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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Interviewer interviewed

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

Interviewer interviewed

Over at the Daily Crosshatch the tables have turned. Inkstuds interviewer Robin McConnell is interviewed by Brian Heater. It is a three part discussion which touches on many subjects, including of course the process of creating the Inkstuds book. (art at left: Portrait of McConnell via Paul Hornschemeier) Also check out the Inkstuds site for news about Robin’s panel appearances at the upcoming Stumptown in...

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The one that got away

Posted by on Apr 11, 2011 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

The one that got away

Here is a Children of the Atom strip that was recently discovered by artist Dave Lapp. It did not make it in the book. Come and find Dave at TCAF and see for yourself. Print out this strip and ask Dave where to use it as a bookmark.

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Title Search

Posted by on Apr 4, 2011 in News | 0 comments

So we are doing something different for Britt Wilson’s forthcoming new book of comics. We are putting out a call to the webiverse to find a TITLE! Take a look at Britt’s blog and website. Check out the dynamic comics, and let us know what you think her book should be called. The winning title will receive a Conundrum Press gift pack (basically a bunch of free books). But hurry up because her book is due to be released in the Fall. We need that title! Will it be yours?? Please send your title ideas directly to the publisher. Making...

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Tru(ish) Stories in Montreal

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

Tru(ish) Stories in Montreal

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Links Roundup

Posted by on Mar 30, 2011 in News | 0 comments

Links Roundup

Boy oh boy it’s hard to keep on top of all the exciting news filtering through Conundrum Towers these days. I feel I need to be more like the busy beaver living in my back yard, getting back to his dam now that the ice on the pond is almost gone. Because it is Spring and the balconies of Montreal are filling up with flesh it seems appropriate to start with all the press Suddenly Something Happened has been receiving. Jimmy was interviewed by Inkstuds host Robin McConnell. Again I love the synergy. It was Jimmy’s first English...

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Collier and TCJ

Posted by on Mar 30, 2011 in News | 0 comments

Collier and TCJ

David Collier’s Chimo has been getting a lot of attention on the revamped The Comics Journal website. There is the official review by Dan Nadel and then Jeet Heer’s always insightful comments on that review: “Collier is engaging with certain traditions in comics but these are traditions that aren’t much remembered these days, the traditions of observational cartooning that goes back to Clare Briggs and J.R. Williams fused with the Sidney Smith tradition of comics as rumination (Andy Gump even makes a one panel...

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House of Sugar

Posted by on Mar 25, 2011 in Backlist | 0 comments

House of Sugar

House of Sugar Rebecca Kraatz Graphic Novel ISBN: 0-9781242-0-0 $11.95 / trade paperback / 7.5″ x 6″ / 112 pages Conundrum Press keeps Kraatz’s award-winning first book in print. House of Sugar collects a two-year run of strips in Halifax’s The Coast Weekly. Originally published in 2006 (by Tulip Tree) these small, four-panel episodes, with their heavy lines and slightly squashed faces, resemble high school drawings that have grown up. The collection’s themes are consistent: our immediate pasts are messy and...

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Congratulations!

Posted by on Mar 25, 2011 in News | 0 comments

Congratulations!

Congratulations are in order to David Collier for his Doug Wright Award Best Book nomination for Chimo and Maryanna Hardy’s Pigskin Peters nomination for So I’ve Been Told. The awards will be announced the Saturday evening of TCAF (May 7). Both these artists and many more will be there signing books. Schedule posted soon. Come cheer them on! The finalists for the 2011 Doug Wright Awards are: Best Book Bigfoot by Pascal Girard (Drawn and Quarterly) Chimo by David Collier (Conundrum Press) Lose #2 by Michael DeForge (Koyama...

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Wizard World!

Posted by on Mar 22, 2011 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Wizard World!

Just got back from a feverish trip to Toronto for the Wizard World Comic Con. Very surreal. Not used to the hard core pop culture. I felt like those people in the costumes were the self confident ones and we were just there as gawking tourists. But it could have been the fever. Reconnected with some good folks all of whom have forthcoming books by conundrum: Britt Wilson, Dave Lapp, Dave Collier, Serena McCarroll, and had a great studio visit and chat with Temple Bates. And of course thanks to my partner in crime who propped me up and did all...

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