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Beckett Toons

Posted by on Aug 24, 2010 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Read Kenton Smith’s awesome review of Children of the Atom in Edmonton’s See Magazine. “Standing entirely on its own, Lapp’s handsome pen-and-ink art is gorgeous to behold: it’s some of the most accomplished strip artwork you’ll find, with a skill, delicacy, and subtlety that compares to the best in the format’s history….Children of the Atom is the truly distinctive creation: it breathes literary quality into what has  predominantly been a gag medium.  And with its singular vision, it quietly moves and...

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4 Ignatz Nominations

Posted by on Aug 24, 2010 in News | 0 comments

4 Ignatz Nominations

That’s right 4! count em 4 nominations for Sully’s The Hipless Boy. Outstanding Artist, Outstanding Anthology or Collection, Promising New Talent, Outstanding Story for Turd Place. OUTSTANDING! Voting takes place at SPX on Sept 11, so vote early and vote often. Is it just me or is it rather funny that the nomination for best story is about taking a dump on someone’s...

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East Coast

Posted by on Aug 11, 2010 in Events | 0 comments

East Coast

The gang has been touring out east this past couple of weeks. Alisha Piercy spent the week in Conundrum Towers on a short term residency. Then it was the launch at the Kyber in Halifax in a tag team match with Jeff Miller and Invisible Publishing. Thanks to Tap Root Farms for supplying the veggies and Bookmark for selling the books. It was pretty great to have Alisha’s first review appear in Halifax’s The Coast the night before. Then it was back to The Valley where the signing at the Box of Delights was mellow. Jeff gave an...

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SAPPY!

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

SAPPY!

Just got back from a fun weekend in Sackville, NB for Sappyfest! Conundrum was there to launch Elisabeth Belliveau‘s new book and DVD which was screened at the Vogue Theatre, and to launch Alisha Piercy’s Auricle / Icebreaker at the zine fair. Huge success all around. Zine fair was in a better ventilated space in the Legion and there was more room to move. Elisabeth sold tons of her silkscreened posters along with her books. Alisha stood on a chair in her flowing dress to give her reading. Lots of bands, lots of alt rock....

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Suddenly Something Happened

Posted by on Aug 2, 2010 in Backlist, BDANG | 0 comments

Suddenly Something Happened

Suddenly Something Happened Jimmy Beaulieu Graphic Novel BDANG imprint ISBN-13: 978-1-894994-51-4 $20.00 / trade paperback 7×9 inches / 256pp / b&w illustrations throughout November 2010 Jimmy Beaulieu is the founder of the publishing house Mécanique génèrale and the author of eight books in French. Suddenly Something Happened is his first book in English and collects the storylines from Quelques Pelures and Le Moral des Troupes (which won the 2005 Prix de l’Espoir Québécois), as well as many new pages, to form the...

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Summer Tour

Posted by on Jul 25, 2010 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

On Tour this summer: Elisabeth Belliveau and Alisha Piercy July 31-Aug 1: Sappyfest Sackville, NB Animation screening Zine Fair, Signing & Reading Fri, Aug 6: Halifax, NS Kyber, 1588 Barrington Street Double Launch with Jeff Miller of Ghost Pine (Invisible), 7pm Sat, Aug 7: Wolfville, NS Box of Delights Bookstore, 466 Main St., 2-4pm. Sat, Aug 7: Wolfville, NS Conundrum Towers, 10224 Highway #1. Double Launch with Jeff Miller of Ghost Pine (Invisible). 7pm Fri, Aug 20-Oct 1: Winnipeg, MB Ace Art Gallery 2nd Floor, 290...

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Girard on Inkstuds

Posted by on Jul 16, 2010 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Boy I love it when there is synergy. The latest Inkstuds post is the podcast interview with Philippe Girard. Philippe discusses his first book translated into English and what it means to him. Also the Inkstuds book is in production for an October release. Phil’s interview has come along too late to make the book but hopefully Robin will be interviewing other Quebec cartoonists like Jimmy Beaulieu, whose Suddenly Something Happened is also coming out in the Fall. Conundrum started the BDANG imprint specifically for this multilingual...

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Lapp in Comics Journal

Posted by on Jul 16, 2010 in News | 0 comments

Lapp in Comics Journal

Gavin Lees writes the best review to date of Dave Lapp’s Children of the Atom in The Comics Journal. Here is what us publishers call a “pull quote”: “Despite its obvious debt to other strips, it carries a highly original, singular voice.  He has managed to hone the rhythm of strip cartooning in such a way that it feels more like poetry than narrative storytelling.  Each strip finds an object or action to anchor it and, through Franklin and Jim-Jam’s free-form creativity, Lapp is able to use it as a springboard for...

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Dave Lapp at the G20

Posted by on Jul 16, 2010 in News | 0 comments

Dave Lapp at the G20

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Letterpress!

Posted by on Jul 3, 2010 in News | 0 comments

Letterpress!

Last week I visited Andrew Steeves at Gaspereau Press to letterpress print the jackets for Alisha Piercy’s reversible book Auricle / Icebreaker. In the end a grey linen paper was chosen with white and bronze inks. The white was so subtle it can only be seen at certain angles. This is truly a book which needs to be held to be appreciated fully. Coming in a couple of weeks to a bookstore near you. Check back soon for Alisha’s summer tour...

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