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We Are Going To Bremen To Be Musicians

Accordionist and novelist Geoff Berner together with folk-surrealists Tin Can Forest, re-tell this dark, strange German folk tale about four animals running away from their masters to become town musicians in the city of Bremen.

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Augie & The Green Knight

Augie and the Green Knight is an adventure story about a scientifically precocious young girl in a world of fantasy. Augie and the Green Knight is a retelling of a famous medieval romance. The original story is about King Arthur’s court encountering a strange giant Green Knight and the quest …read more

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Qviet

If someone else out there is working this fearlessly with the silliness of sex, I’m almost afraid to find out. — The Comics Journal Burkholder uses line in fresh and startling ways to cast new light on humanity’s most enduring obsession. — Anya Davidson Qviet focuses on the abstractions of sex, of …read more

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Alien Invasion in My Backyard

My name is Stuart Tennemeier, and I’m the President of the EMU Club (short for Exploration-Mystery-Unbelievable Club). This is my report for our first mission. Did you ever want to start a club with a friend, but you didn’t even know how to find a mystery to solve? Like, how …read more

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Mighty Star and the Castle of the Cancatervater

A. Degen has taken the superhero myth and put it in a baroque blender; the result is the cerebral, sensuous, and uncanny Mighty Star and the Castle of the Cancatervater. Equal parts Dalí and Astro Boy, Degen’s mostly silent narrative is both metaphysical and mighty. A. Degen was born in …read more

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Towerkind

“An oddly sweet story about complicated childhood friendships and (possibly) the end of the world. Beautiful artwork, too.” — Faith Erin Hicks Something is revealing itself through the cracks and crevices of Toronto’s St James Town, a “towerhood” of densely populated highrise apartments. Birds are falling from the sky. This story is told …read more

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The Spectators

Spectators unfolds as a poetic introspection on the nature of man. Hussenot’s palette is awash in subtle watercolors, gently carrying the narrative, allowing the reader to envelop themselves in the lyricism of the work. Reminiscent of French New Wave cinema with its clipped dialog, pacing and departure from a classic …read more

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Pope Hats 4

A special full-colour issue of Rilly’s moody and meditative short stories. Follow the troubled parents of “The Nest,” the forceful artist of “Stained Glass,” and loneliness in a scorched-earth colony in “The Hollow”–plus an actual letters page and more! Rilly’s Frances-and-Vickie story will return in the next issue. For now, …read more

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The Pitiful Human-Lizard #4

Toronto’s pretty decent superhero the Human-Lizard teams up with his pal Majestic Rat against Toronto’s meanest basketball hooligans the TERRORNO GRRLS! Also, another thrilling adventure featuring the mysterious Barb.

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THE CLIFF, Book Four: “Heart of Brightness”

Mutt Blue never knew who he was until he escaped his father’s mountaintop fortress, fell in love with a suicide, stumbled into another world and encountered Poopsie, the Private Eye Penguin. Now they arrive in the chaotic and labyrinthine city of Varanasi on the Ganges River, where they must find who murdered Carlos …read more

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