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Children of the Atom

Posted by on Jan 30, 2010 in Backlist | 0 comments

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

Posted by on Jan 30, 2010 in Backlist, BDANG | 0 comments

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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Walkups

Posted by on Jan 23, 2010 in Backlist | 0 comments

Walkups

Walkups Lance Blomgren May 2009 ISBN 978-1-894994-37-8 Novella 4.25×7 inches, 146 pages New Format reprint of ISBN 0-9685161-7-3 20 new pages of text and afterword $15 French Rights sold Originally published in October 2000 Walkups was the first conundrum press book with a spine and began a slippery slope into the murky world of publishing. The book sold out its initial print run quickly and has been unavailable for many years. This edition includes a dozen new stories by Blomgren in a fancy new package designed by Montreal...

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The Hipless Boy

Posted by on Jan 23, 2010 in Backlist | 0 comments

The Hipless Boy

The Hipless Boy Sully June 2009 ISBN 978-1-894994-40-8 6.75 x 8.25 inches 224 pages, two colours Graphic Novel $19.95 CDN / US Nominated for a Doug Wright Award Nominated for an Expozine Award Nominated for 4 Ignatz Awards Say for a second you’re just a normal person. You live in a hipster neighbourhood but you’re not a hipster. You’re hipless. This the premise behind this collection of interlinked stories done in a graphic novel format that originally found life as a weekly column in the McGill Daily. The protagonist here tries to live...

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The Banana Story of Agony

Posted by on Jan 23, 2010 in Backlist | 0 comments

The Banana Story of Agony

The Banana Story of Agony Lesley Johnson July 2009 ISBN 978-1-894994-42-2 Children’s Book / Ages 8 and up 9×7 inches, 72 pages, Colour $15 Lesley Johnson’s AMOUR, LOVE, KESALUEMK, AMOR, LIEBE was published in 2003 by Bouton d’or Acadie. Since then, she’s completed the stories Susan Had a Chicken on Her Butt, There’s No One Home, and The Banana Story of Agony, all of which have been collected here. This book straddles the line between graphic novel, art book, and children’s book and fits perfectly into conundrum’s...

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Poof!

Posted by on Jan 23, 2010 in Backlist, BDANG | 0 comments

Poof!

POOF! has loads of something many books, whether prose or graphica, labour but fail to achieve: charm.

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We Will All Be Trees

Posted by on Jan 23, 2010 in Backlist | 0 comments

We Will All Be Trees

We Will All Be Trees Josh Massey October 2009 ISBN 978-1-894994-41-5 Novel 4.25×7 inches, 252 pages $15 We Will All Be Trees provides a hilarious and illuminating insider’s report on tree planting culture, combined with a biotech mystery. Grant is a long-time planter with a cracked past, whose already jaded veteran worldview becomes increasingly unhinged throughout the course of a brutal contract. Grant, along with an odd cast of characters — including bikers, rappers, hippie rednecks and freeloving Quebecers – must...

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Words The Dog Knows

Posted by on Dec 17, 2009 in Backlist | 0 comments

Words The Dog Knows

Winner of the Expozine Award for Best Book!

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Missing The Ark

Posted by on Dec 17, 2009 in Backlist | 0 comments

Missing The Ark

Missing the Ark Catherine Kidd April 2007 ISBN 1-894994-21-3 978-1-894994-21-7 Novel 6×9 inches, 372 pages $20 CDN / $17 US Missing the Ark is the highly anticipated first novel from acclaimed spoken word artist Catherine Kidd. It is the story of Agnes Underhill and her attempt to keep possession of her newborn daughter amid the demons of her past. Growing up in East Van in the 80s, her active but troubled imagination makes it difficult to live with her dysfunctional family: her Scottish father speaks in tongues and lives in a...

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Papercut Heart

Posted by on Dec 17, 2009 in Backlist | 0 comments

Papercut Heart

Papercut Heart Ian Sullivan Cant May 2009 ISBN 978-1-894994-38-5 4.25×5.5 Inches, 172 pages Graphic Novel $15 CDN / US Ian Sullivan Cant’s zines / illustrated poems are collected here into his first book, Papercut Heart. In deceptively simple pages, he tackles love, death and dreams with a wistful existentialism. Chia pets frolic with narwhals under banners that flutter with secret hope, Frankenstein’s creation speculates on the nature of self, and a story written entirely in Morse Code weaves through silent statuary. Cant’s...

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