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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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Massey on CBC

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

Josh Massey was recently on CBC Daybreak North talking about We Will All Be Trees. Listen to the podcast. Also if you are in Prince George come on out to this: Join the Treeliens in Celebration! Prince George launch of We Will All Be Trees @ Cafe Voltaire, located in Books & Company (1685 3rd avenue) Musical Dramatization with Telkwa band Tree Bomb Book table and signing 8pm to 9:30pm, Friday...

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The Overlords of Glee

Posted by on Feb 1, 2010 in Backlist | 0 comments

The Overlords of Glee

The Overlords of Glee Billy Mavreas co-published with Crunchy Comics $15 ($10 U.S.) This beautiful perfect bound book collects together strips by the renowned underground comic artist Billy Mavreas for the first time, as well as many never before seen strips. These stories of monoliths, bunnies, and alchemical slugs have appeared in various international anthologies including: 106U (Montreal), Danny Hellman’s Legal Defence Fund book (USA), Cyclope (Montreal), Maow Maow (Toronto), Ferraille (France), as well as many mail art and zine...

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Sea Peach

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Sea Peach

Sea Peach (Halocynthia auranthium) Catherine Kidd Jack Beetz September, 2002 68 pages, 5.5 X 5 inches, CD included Spoken word / Poetry ISBN 0-9689496-4-9 $16.95 Winner of the MECCA 2003 for Best New Text! Voted Best Spoken Word Artist in Montreal Mirror!   Sea Peach, the highly-anticipated new collaboration between Catherine Kidd and Jack Beetz, features a collection of interlinked pieces which constitute a bonsai performance version of Kidd’s novel Missing the Ark. The stories and poems focus on themes of memory and zoo animals,...

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Enter Avariz

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Enter Avariz

Enter Avariz Marc Ngui December, 2002 112 pages (6 X 9 inches) + 8 foldouts (22 X 9) Graphic Novel ISBN 0-9689496-6-5 $20 CDN/$18 US Enter Avariz is a meditation on the state of the modern world told in a single tumbling video game style narrative. Witness as the delightfully bouncy Boy Ugly and the rest of the resilient Zak Meadow gang are sold-out, co-opted, harvested, test-marketed, junk-mailed, genetically modified, pre-packaged, networked, made over, discounted, off-gassed and branded in the pursuit of economic progress by the...

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Cyclops

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Cyclops

CYCLOPS: Contemporary Canadian Narrative Art Edited by Marc Tessier and Hélène Brosseau Introduction by Mario Cholette Spring 2003 ISBN 0-9689496-8-1 7.75 x 10.75 inches, 224 pages $10 SALE PRICE In Montreal, a large community of artists, both French and English, has emerged at the forefront of a graphic narrative movement, after twenty years of struggle. Perhaps it is the unique position of the city, influenced by both European and North American styles, which has made some of these artists internationally recognized. Some European...

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Sapphic Traffic

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Sapphic Traffic

Sapphic Traffic Suki Lee November 2003 196 pages, 5.5 x 5 inches Short Stories / Lesbian Fiction ISBN 1-894994-01-9 $14.95 CDN / $9.95 US   Inspired by the Lesbian pulp books of the 1950s Suki Lee’s debut reclaims the territory for the modern woman. Sapphic Traffic is a provocative collection of twenty short stories told through the tradition of the confessional. A Jamaican drug deal is a catalyst for the unthinkable, lucid dreams spill over into the enclosed world of a psych ward, a desperate obsession leads to a doomed attempt at...

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Another Book About Another Broken Heart

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Another Book About Another Broken Heart

Another Book About Another Broken Heart Julia Tausch October 2003 160 pages, 4.25 x 7 inches Novel ISBN 1-894994-00-0 $15   Twenty-one year old Katy self-consciously, obsessively processes the dissolution of love, resulting in Another Book About Another Broken Heart, a fast-paced monologue filtered through the consciousness of this clever, albeit self-obsessed and miserable young woman. After moving from Toronto to Montreal, Katy is forced to forge new friendships, some providing new strength, others resulting in disaster. Whether arguing...

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Neither Either Nor Or

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Neither Either Nor Or

Neither Either Nor Or Joey Dubuc October 2003 ISBN 0-9689496-9-X Graphic Novel / Art 4.125×6.875 inches, 104 pages, 25 Illustrations $14.95 CDN / $11.95 US   Inspired by Edward Packard, Jules Verne’s Journey to the Center of the Earth, and Julio Cortazar’s Hopscotch, artist Joey Dubuc has created the genre-defying literary debut Neither Either Nor Or. Spelunk into the cave of his unconscious as it melds with you, the reader. At surface what seems to be a simple rumination on death becomes a metaphysical quest, filled with...

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