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Hipless Boy Nominated for Doug Wright Award

Posted by on Mar 12, 2010 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Hipless Boy Nominated for Doug Wright Award

Sully, the artist behind the awesome book of comics, The Hipless Boy, has been nominated for this years Doug Wright Award in the Best Emerging Talent category! Also nominated for the Pigskin Peter Award (for unconventional, “nominally-narrative” comics) was Simon Bosse for Bébête (L’Oie de Cravan). Conundrum will be launching A Thousand Skunks, Bosse’s collected strips, at TCAF. A featured event of the Toronto Comics Arts Festival (TCAF), the 2010 Doug Wright Awards ceremony will take place on Sat. May 8, at 7 pm at the Toronto...

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Massey in the Pig

Posted by on Mar 7, 2010 in Events | 0 comments

Massey in the Pig

Josh Massey performed a lit trailer for We Will All Be Trees to a packed house at Cafe Voltaire, situated within Books and Company, Prince George. Accompanying him was the band Tree Bomb (Dave Livesey, Theresa Mohr and Electric Josh Sketchley). Swatting, cursing and muttering incantations, together they acted out scenes from Massey’s novel, which included the “The Black Fly Song” and “Grant’s Tree Planting Ballad”, as well as the obligatory planting rap finale. Also check out the interview...

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Dave Lapp on Torontoist

Posted by on Mar 4, 2010 in News | 0 comments

Dave Lapp on Torontoist

Continuing the series of awesome interviews by David Howard for the Torontoist web site comes this with Dave Lapp. His new book Children of the Atom will premiere at...

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eyelevel

Posted by on Feb 26, 2010 in Events | 0 comments

eyelevel

Went into the big city last night for Eyelevel Gallery’s Reshelving Initiative 4. Great vibe and tons of excellent artist books on display. The show is up until April 3 so Halifax residents stop on by and see Papercut Heart and Walkups among the other excellent publications. Also part of the show was the gallery’s Online Archive (it’s been going 35 years!)… Conundrum books being reshelved… On the right is eyelevel’s former director Eryn Foster and on the left is comic...

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Torontoist

Posted by on Feb 25, 2010 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Torontoist

Torontoist’s comics columnist Dave Howard interviews Conundrum publisher Andy Brown about his history, his connection to publishing, and the Quebec comics scene. Thanks to Elisabeth Belliveau for the photo, taken at Sappyfest in Sackville last year. Look for her new book “don’t get lonely, don’t get lost” to be launched there this...

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Lance Blomgren joins blogosphere

Posted by on Feb 23, 2010 in Events, News | 0 comments

Lance Blomgren joins blogosphere

Lance Blomgren, author of Walkups and Corner Pieces has a new website. The new format reprint of Walkups is getting attention. Very favourable review in the new Broken Pencil: “Lance Blomgren’s Walkups was originally published in 2000. Nine years later and this short, so-called ‘novella’ is every bit as original and ingenious as when it first appeared…. It’s a shame that so few works of Canadian fiction in the last nine years have been as ambitiously original.” Also Lance will be presenting Operation Northern...

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TCAF

Posted by on Feb 8, 2010 in Events, Launches | 0 comments

TCAF

We are very excited here at Conundrum Towers because we will be trucking down the 401 to Toronto May 8-9 for the Toronto Comic Art Festival. We will be launching three new graphic novels and hosting a whole slew of folks at the Conundrum table. The always delightful Joe Ollmann will accompany us and the also delightful Dave Lapp will be signing at the Conundrum table but has his own personal table as well. Here is a signing schedule. (Please note: times may change). Check back here for updates. Saturday, May 8 (9am-5pm) Philippe Girard...

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In(ter)ventions

Posted by on Feb 8, 2010 in Events | 0 comments

In(ter)ventions

J.R. Carpenter, award winning author of Words the Dog Knows to present in Banff: In(ter)ventions: Literary Practice At The Edge: A Gathering at The Banff Centre February 18, 2010 – February 21, 2010 Check out the list of presenters...

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Long Time Coming

Posted by on Feb 2, 2010 in News | 0 comments

Well it has been an embarrassingly long time (almost a year) since this web site was updated. But now it has a spanking new look done by the good folks at concreteorange in Halifax. I want to thank Liane Keightley for all her hard work on the previous incarnation of the site and wish her (and Josh) congrats on the birth of her twins! We also want to apologize to the patient authors whose books have not been represented on the site for quite some time, especially Lesley Johnson, Josh Massey, and Line Gamache. We will be posting the Toronto...

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Update

Posted by on Feb 2, 2010 in News, Signings | 0 comments

Update

So much has happened here at conundrum towers since last May. Here are a few of the ones that come to mind: Chandra Mayor won the Lambda Award for her book of short stories All the Pretty Girls! Dave Lapp was nominated for a Doug Wright Award for Drop-in, which eventually went to Jillian Tamaki and Mariko Tamaki for Skim. Drop-in was also nominated for an Ignatz award and will be appearing in the upcoming The Best American Comics series. Here is the mayor of Toronto enjoying Drop-in. Conundrum Press was well represented at Sappyfest, The New...

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