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Shuster Award Nomination

Posted by on May 2, 2010 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Shuster Award Nomination

Conundrum Press has been nominated for a Joe Shuster Award for the third year in a row in the Best Canadian Comics Publisher category! The nomination committee had this to say: “Conundrum Press has been distinguishing itself with a series of unique and engaging graphic novels.” Winners announced Saturday, June 5th, 2010 at the Innis Town Hall (University of...

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don’t get lonely don’t get lost

Posted by on Apr 16, 2010 in Backlist | 0 comments

don’t get lonely don’t get lost

don’t get lonely don’t get lost Elisabeth Belliveau Art ISBN 978-1-894994-50-7 $25.00 / trade paperback with DVD / 7.75″ x 5.5″ 144 pp / 80 colour illustrations throughout July 2010 This is the much anticipated follow-up to Belliveau’s collection of zines, the great hopeful someday. This time around the book features full colour artwork and a series of texts the artist has been working on at various residencies around the world (including England’s Lake District and Newfoundland’s Fogo Island). The texts effortlessly...

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Inkstuds

Posted by on Apr 16, 2010 in Backlist | 0 comments

Inkstuds

Inkstuds Edited by Robin McConnell Introduction by Jeet Heer Art / Graphic Novel ISBN-13: 978-1-894994-49-1 ISBN-10: 1-894994-49-3 $20.00 / trade paperback / 9.5” x 8” / 296pp many b&w illustrations / Bibliography October 2010 Inkstuds is a collection of thirty interviews with North American alternative comic artists taken from the impressive archive that Robin McConnell has built up over the past 5 years on his radio show of the same name. The interviews focus on the creative process and influences, but the subjects discussed often...

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Conundrum Press comes to TCAF!

Posted by on Apr 12, 2010 in Events, Signings | 0 comments

For immediate release: Montreal indie comics publisher is set to premiere two graphic novels and feature signings by many local and Quebec artists at this years Toronto Comic Arts Festival. Local legend Dave Lapp launches his book of strips which were originally run in Vancouver’s Georgia Straight from 1998-2003. Children of the Atom is like a Beckett play in comic strip form. Coming from Montreal will be Philippe Girard who will premiere Ruts & Gullies: Nine Days in Saint Petersburg, his first book translated into English. Doug Wright...

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TCAF UPDATE

Posted by on Apr 1, 2010 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

TCAF UPDATE

Well Simon Bossé has let me know that he will not have his new book of strips, A Thousand Skunks, ready to launch at TCAF, May 8-9 in Toronto. But he has a good excuse and here she is! Welcome please Nina! Big congrats to Simon and Elizabeth and here’s hoping you can get that book scanned between diapers… Also I realize I never posted the amazing cover painting Britt Wilson did for the forthcoming Inkstuds book. That’s right the book of interviews by Robin McConnell transcribed from his radio show. More...

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More noms for Sully

Posted by on Mar 23, 2010 in News | 0 comments

More noms for Sully

The Hipless Boy just keeps on rolling! Another nomination for Sully. This time for the Best English Comic at the Expozine Alternative Press Awards. Go to the Gala March 31 at Divan Orange and cheer him on. Check out the Expozine site for...

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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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