Going to Print: Three New Deals!

Aug 3, 2018 by

Andy’s been busy lately, inking exciting new contracts with debut creators and Conundrum Press regulars alike. While we’re not quite ready to show our whole hand, we have a few new deals we just can’t keep quiet about any longer. So without further ado, we present new graphic novels by Kris Bertin and Alexander Forbes, Dakota McFadzean, and David Collier!

 

The Cursed Hermit (Hobtown Mystery Stories #2)

By Kris Bertin & Alexander Forbes

 

Reeling from the strange and confusing discoveries of their last adventure, the Hobtown Junior Detective Club is looking forward to Christmas break when two of its Teen Detectives—Brennan and Pauline—are made to attend an extra-credit boarding school called Knotty Pines. After attending their first classes, however, they realize they may have stumbled on their weirdest case yet!

It’s not just that the Headmaster and the Headmistress are unusually strict, it’s that they seem to be controlling the students, transforming them into idiots and bullies. On the final night of their stay, the boys and girls are paired up to pledge eternal allegiance to the long-dead Lord Hobb—and to each other—in unholy matrimony!

Isolated from their fellow sleuths, our intrepid young investigators have to rely on a lady ghost, a crazy hermit, and a mysterious mini-man to life a curse that has plagued the good people of Hobtown for centuries! Bizarre, funny, frightening, and heartwarming, this latest installment of the Hobtown Mystery Stories brings our teens one step closer to uncovering the haunting truth of their funny little east-coast village.

 

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Murray Geister: Paranormal Investigator

By Dakota McFadzean

Murray Geister has spent a lifetime trying to find solid evidence of the paranormal. With little to show for it in his old age, Murray is now filled with doubt and an increasingly desperate desire to ind out if there’s anyone waiting for him in the next life.

 

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Topp: Promoter Gary Topp Brought Us the World

By David Collier

 

As with all of Collier’s work, his latest graphic novel is a combination of memoir and biography. This time, he explores his involvement in the cultural landscape of Toronto in the 1970s and 80s, specifically focusing on the life of Gary Topp, a concert promoter and founder of the pioneering Canadian repertory cinema.

Topp emerged from an immigrant background, abandoned the family textile business, and became an influential figure in the lives of an entire community. He was also Collier’s first boss and mentor. Though outspoken and opinionated, Gary Topp inspired love and devotion, not only in those who worked for him, but also in the acts he booked—including The Ramones and The Police.

This graphic novel looks at a rapidly disappearing past and uses Topp’s ability to see beyond the mainstream for a look at where our culture is going.

 

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Stay tuned: more announcements coming soon!

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