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You Are A Cat!

Posted by on Feb 1, 2011 in New Titles | 0 comments

You Are A Cat!

You Are a Cat! Sherwin Tjia October 2011 ISBN 1-894994-56-6 / 978-1-894994-56-9 Graphic Novel / Fiction / MATURE CONTENT 4.25 x 7 inches, 240 pages, 80 b/w illustrations $17 You are Holden Catfield. But your family calls you Holden. You’re a cat, and you just woke up spooned behind the knees of Julie, the daughter of the family you live with. It’s a brand new caturday! What are you going to do? If you decide to go back to bed, turn to page 17. Or, you might go eat on page 6. Venture outside and visit your girlfriend on page 8, or head...

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Snaps

Posted by on Feb 1, 2011 in Backlist | 0 comments

Snaps

Snaps Rebecca Kraatz May 2011 1-894994-55-8 / 978-1-894994-55-2 Graphic Novel / Literary 6.5×8.5 inches, 144 pages (black and white) $15   For her first book House of Sugar, Rebecca Kraatz won The Doug Wright Award for Best Emerging Talent in 2007.  Her latest graphic novel, Snaps, takes place during the Second World War in a small town on Vancouver Island.  Combining magic realism with pulp dialogue, the interweaving narrative is told from various points of view.  Soldiers, seniors, working women, and children tell their “slice...

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Chris Ware “loves” Chimo

Posted by on Jan 13, 2011 in News | 0 comments

“Chimo is an idiosyncratic, compelling and hilarious musing-in-comics that I couldn’t put down. Seemingly a quirky memoir about soldiering, it’s really a quest for survival — both basic and artistic — and a meditation on aging, family and the fight to simply try and understand oneself, all told by one of the most unpretentious cartoonists in North America. There’s an eye for mundane detail and a sort of animal fear running through it all that it leaves one shaken yet oddly refreshed. It’s unlike anything...

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Jeet Heer on Chimo

Posted by on Dec 29, 2010 in News | 0 comments

Jeet Heer on Chimo

Over at the fantastic and intelligent comicscomics website the fantastic and intelligent Jeet Heer has started a column called Pay Attention about comics which don’t receive the attention they deserve. He has previewed David Collier’s Chimo. Here is a taste: “Collier has the rare ability to take the reader inside his own mind, to show the world through his eyes. Once you tune yourself to his wavelength, Collier can change the way you look at the world. Cartoonists who do that are very rare and worth...

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Attention Comic Shops

Posted by on Dec 21, 2010 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Attention Comic Shops

Diamond Distribution has listed Chimo by David Collier and Suddenly Something Happened by Jimmy Beaulieu in their “Intensely Indie” section of January Previews for March shipping. Copies are available at limited locations in Canada but here is the opportunity for our American friends to learn about the Canadian War Artists Program, or the difference between Quebec City and Montreal. Here are the Diamond codes: JAN111080 F  CHIMO GN (MR) JAN111081 F  SUDDENLY SOMETHING HAPPENED GN...

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Poof! reviewed

Posted by on Dec 8, 2010 in News | 0 comments

Poof! reviewed

Excellent review of Line Gamache’s Poof! at Marc Shauster’s Small Press Review blog: “Part Picasso, part Yellow Submarine — including (but not limited to) a ride in a hot-air balloon with a pair of giant mice and a brief commute with a pair of sad circus clowns in a tractor-trailer. The irony of all of this, of course, is that for a book on the loss of inspiration, Poof! may well be the most imaginative graphic novel I’ve read in...

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Toronto Launch

Posted by on Dec 7, 2010 in Launches | 0 comments

Toronto Launch

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Jimmy gets Spurged

Posted by on Dec 7, 2010 in News | 0 comments

Tom Spurgeon, who runs the well respected Comics Reporter site has reviewed Suddenly Something Happened: “Like the kick turn that allows a championship swimmer to thunder down the length of the pool without changing the basics of his stroke, that middle section of Suddenly Something Happened provides Beaulieu with an energy that forces the reader from their seat. It’s a strong document in a small literature describing the subtle ways in which we all quietly grow...

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Hermoddities

Posted by on Nov 17, 2010 in Backlist | 0 comments

Hermoddities

Hermoddities Temple Bates Graphic Novel / Art ISBN 978-1-894994-57-6 6×6 inches, 192 pages, full colour July 2011 $10 SALE PRICE Who are the Hermoddities? They look and look. Why not challenge them, confuse them? Are these creatures medieval or futuristic, children or old men? Hermetic oddities, hermaphrodites. Sometimes cute, sometimes cruel. Hermoddities is a lively collection of comics and oil paintings created by Toronto based artist Temple Bates. This collection of work spans over ten years and includes two collaborative stories...

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Montreal Visit

Posted by on Nov 17, 2010 in Events | 0 comments

Montreal Visit

Just got back from a grueling 15 hour drive from Montreal. Luckily my load was much lighter on the way back thanks to all those who came out to buy books at the Drawn and Quarterly bookstore and at Expozine. The D&Q launch was packed and all the artists made fabulous presentations. I learned all about the technical issues Jimmy Beaulieu had with his cover, watched balls of plastic blow through Yvette Poorter’s Rotterdam backyard, and listened to Maryanna Hardy explain the stories behind her drawings. Then it was the usual madness...

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