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Celeste

In Los Angeles, Ray is sitting in gridlock when he receives a call from an LAPD officer with news about his wife. Fearing the worst, he listens intently—but suddenly the caller and everyone else around him disappears. In London, the moment two commuters catch sight of each other on a …read more

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La Macchina Bellica: Volume 2

Kana Inari had a bad feeling about her job transfer to Feuerland’s Northern Penitentiary. Warden Himmet expects Kana to spearhead the CSF’s questionable experiments after her predecessor’s untimely death at the hands of her new ward, the imprisoned Calanthian General. Her first day on the job proves her fears well-founded …read more

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Third Time’s the Charm: A Nestlings Collection

The comic strip Nestlings ran in The Globe and Mail from 1979 to 1993, with one break in the 1980s. The strip centred on Robin, Theodore and Fletcher, three birds in a nest, although the worms who evaded and tricked the birds, and sang occasional songs, might argue that the …read more

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Bleed-Throughs #0 / Screentests (second edition)

Bleed-Throughs #0 Annie Mok participated in the yearly Hourly comics challenge that cartoonists peer pressure each other to partake in, and kept going, a few panels a day, in the size format she chose. Annie feeds her rats, processes the death of an abusive grandparent, sends a message to tall …read more

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By Chance or Providence

By Chance or Providence collects Becky Cloonan’s critically acclaimed trilogy Wolves, The Mire and Demeter in one gorgeous, limited edition publication. These stories cast a hypnotic melancholy, weaving their way through a medieval landscape of ancient curses and terrible truths that will haunt you long after you’ve set them down. This book boasts a canvas hardcover with gold foil blocking …read more

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Petty Theft

Pascal’s in a bad place. He’s out of work, he and his longtime girlfriend have just broken up, and when he goes out for a run to ease his frazzled nerves, he falls and injures his back so badly, he’s strictly forbidden from running. What’s an endorphin-loving cartoonist to do? …read more

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Truth is Fragmentary: Travelogues & Diaries

“For an impoverished cartoonist, I do an awful lot of international traveling.” Raw, bare-boned, scathingly funny dispatches from the renown comic diarist Gabrielle Bell, with biting cultural commentary mixed with her signature introspective, self- deprecating humor and surreal digressions (From car driving bears, through Zombie Apocalypses, to cute babies, and… more bears!) as …read more

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Eth’s Skin

Set in a slightly different British Columbia, Eth’s Skin is a story about a fisher named Eth, living on the edge of a ragged ocean where raft cities called townships make up the bulk of civilization, and sea monsters swim through kelp forests and avoid strange masked land-dwellers called beachwalkers. …read more

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Over Easy

Over Easy is a brilliant portrayal of a familiar coming-of-age story. After getting denied financial aid to cover her last year of art school, Margaret Pond finds salvation from the straight-laced world of college and the earnestness of both hippies and punks in the wisecracking, fast-talking, drug-taking Imperial Café, where she …read more

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š! #17: “Sweet Romance”

Love is an unlimited source of stories. This will be proven in the 17th issue of the Baltic comics anthology š! themed ‘Sweet Romance’. Twenty-one artists, such as Ginette Lapalme, Betty Liang, Ayumu Arisaka, Berliac and Dace Sietina contributed comics which might crush your heart. Cover by Patrick Kyle

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