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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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In Production

Posted by on Mar 1, 2011 in News | 0 comments

In Production

Here at Conundrum Towers we are getting ready to launch two books at TCAF the first week of May. Here are some teaser pages. Check back for signing...

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Always the Bridesmaid

Posted by on Feb 22, 2011 in News | 0 comments

Always the Bridesmaid

Outstanding Comic Book Publisher Nominees 2010 LES 400 COUPS CONUNDRUM PRESS DRAWN & QUARTERLY KIDS CAN PRESS KOYAMA PRESS LA PASTÈQUE UDON...

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Double Shot of Collier

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

Double Shot of Collier

Chimo, David Collier’s first full length graphic novel, is receiving a lot of media attention just as it hits stores. Both the National Post and Hamilton Spectator have feature articles up. Look for Dave to appear in Hamilton at GritLit in April,  Montreal May 5, and then at TCAF May...

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Rebecca Kraatz to launch at TCAF

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

Rebecca Kraatz to launch at TCAF

Conundrum Press is excited to announce that the new book by Rebecca Kraatz, her first full length graphic novel, will be debuting at TCAF (the Toronto Comics Arts Festival) May 7-8 at the Toronto Reference Library. Rebecca will join five other artists who will appear at the Conundrum Press table to sign their books. Snaps by 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 Rebecca Kraatz won a Doug Wright Award in 2007 for Best Emerging Talent for her...

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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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