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Howie Action Comics

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Howie Action Comics

You’ll laugh despite yourself at Howard Chackowicz’s twisted, funny, yet surprisingly poignant cartoons.

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Otherworld Uprising

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Otherworld Uprising

Otherworld Uprising Shary Boyle April 2008 ISBN 978-1-894994-28-6 Art / Mature content 55 colour images + 3 essays 9×12 inches, hardcover, 96 pages $25 CDN/ US Published in Partnership with the Southern Alberta Art Gallery US distribution provided by DAP. Otherworld Uprising features full colour reproductions of Boyle’s recent series of porcelain figurines, examines the influence of her research into historical porcelain on her drawings, and considers the parallel development of her latest oil portraits. The book also...

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Maps of Our Bodies

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Maps of Our Bodies

Maps of Our Bodies & the borders we have agreed upon Taien Ng-Chan musical collaboration with Scott W. Gray flash animation by Joe Ollmann November 2005 978-0-9733499-5-5 Poetry, Spoken word, Video 6×6 inches, with flaps $14 CDN / US Originally published by Cumulus Press Maps of Our Bodies draws on themes of travel, location / dislocation, and that old workhorse, love. These poems and prose poems are a series of maps and meditations on the act of traversing space, both physically and emotionally; together, they sketch out a...

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Dear Canada Council / Our Starland

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Dear Canada Council / Our Starland

Dear Canada Council / Our Starland Emily Holton October 2008 978-1-894994-36-1 A reversible book of two novellas and 40 drawings. 6×7 inches, 160 pages $17 CDN / US Dear Canada Council is an illustrated plea for plane tickets, in which the narrator details her plans to “found a town.” Complete with Incas, crickets, and a small family of deaf-mutes, her written request doubles as what also might be the craziest love poem you’ve ever read. Awestruck and sleepless in Hamilton, she is haunted by visions of celebrity reporter...

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Drop-in

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Drop-in

Drop-in Dave Lapp October 2008 978-1-894994-33-0 Graphic Novel 6×9 inches, 160 pages $17 CDN / US Nominated for a Doug Wright Award Nominated for an Ignatz Award Excerpted in 2010 edition of The Best American Comics Similar in tone to the legendary comic series Duplex Planet, Lapp’s first graphic novel is a collection of stories about his work as an art teacher in an inner city Toronto youth drop-in centre. His students are full of stories which they are eager to share. These include a family who picks worms at night on their...

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Lillian the Legend

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Lillian the Legend

Lillian the Legend Kerry Byrne October 2008 978-1-894994-35-4 Graphic Novel: Biography 9×7 inches, 80 pages, two colours $15 CDN / US This graphic novel is a fascinating historical drama about a pioneering Russian immigrant in the 1920s. Lillian Alling gets off the boat at Ellis Island then works as a seamstress in the factories of New York. Homesick and determined she sets out on an epic journey to get back to Russia with nothing but an iron bar for protection. She walks the Telegraph Trail to Dawson City, Yukon, and eventually...

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Dwelling for Intervals

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Dwelling for Intervals

Dwelling for Intervals Yvette Poorter Text by Jennifer Gabrys, Lance Blomgren, Joni Murphy, Vince Tinguely, Queen Beatrix, etc. Art ISBN 978-1-894994-48-4 $25.00 / hardcover / 7.5″ x 9.5″ 160 pp / 140 colour illustrations (photographs) October 2010 Dwelling for Intervals is a morphing International Artist Residency program, based on a forest retreat, that has hosted more than 150 resident artists from around the world since it began in 2001. First known as “A Week in the Woods”, it was situated in a room, in an apartment,...

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Auricle / Icebreaker

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Auricle / Icebreaker

Auricle Icebreaker Alisha Piercy July 2010 ISBN 978-1-894994-45-3 Two Reversible Novellas 5×6.25 inches, 96 pages $15 “Alisha Piercy’s stunning debut collection, pivots between the tumult of lust, the freakishness of the extrasensory, and the menace of our interior worlds. Her prose has the fierce exactitude of dying words, and yet it lulls, beguiles, and winks with its sultriness. It can be sly. It can be horrifying. It can be funny. To hypnotic effect, Piercy achieves that rare feat of capturing the collective strangeness of...

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Children of the Atom

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Children of the Atom

Children of the Atom by Dave Lapp May 2010 ISBN 978-1-894994-47-7 Graphic Novel 11×4.25 inches, 240 pages $17 From the artist behind the critically acclaimed Drop-in comes an earlier comic strip project, collected here for the first time in its entirety. Originally serialized in Western University’s The Gazette, then weekly in Vancouver’s Georgia Straight newspaper from 1996-2001, Children of the Atom is like a Samuel Beckett play in comic strip form. The two characters Franklin Boy and Jim Jam Girl live in an absurdist world...

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Ruts & Gullies

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Ruts & Gullies

With both adventure and introspection Philippe Girard has turned a trip to a comic festival in Russia with his friend and publisher Jimmy Beaulieu into an inner journey.

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