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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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The Undertaking

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

The Undertaking

The Undertaking Michael J. Hind May 2009 ISBN 978-1-894994-39-2 Graphic Novel: Literary All Ages 8×10 inches, 88 pages $15 CDN / US Michael Hind’s first book, The Undertaking, is the saga of the Ward family and its oldest son Donald (D), who finds himself holding together the family undertaking business during the Second World War in Britain. They must deal with death on a professional level, yet are as human and flawed as anybody else when dealing with the loss of one of their own. The book opens on a funeral and is...

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