Debuting Books


This One Summer

Jillian Tamaki & Mariko Tamaki

  • First Second
  • Pantone Blue, HC, 320 Pages
  • $$21.95

Rose and Windy are summer friends whose families have visited Awago Beach for as long as they can remember. But this year is different, and they soon find themselves tangled in teen love and family crisis. From the creators of Skim comes an investigation into the mysterious world of adults. Sure, Rose’s …read more


Insufficient Direction

Moyoco Anno

  • Vertical Inc
  • Paperback, 176 pg, 5.75 x 8.25 inches
  • $16.95

Read this energizing comic and feel proud (or simply unashamed!) of your geeky hobbies. Although manga artist Rompers (Happy Mania, Sugar Sugar Rune) doesn’t consider herself too far gone, she’s gotten married to a towering figure of the otaku persuasion, Director-kun (Neon Genesis Evangelion, Cutey Honey). Includes copious annotations on Japanese pop …read more


Truth is Fragmentary: Travelogues & Diaries

Gabrielle Bell

  • Uncivilized Books
  • Softcover, 5.5 x 8, 160 pages, b&w
  • $$19.99

“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


A Body Beneath

Michael Deforge

  • Koyama Press
  • 7 x 10 inches, 152 pgs, B&W, Softcover
  • $15.00

A Body Beneath collects issues 2-5 of Michael DeForge’s multi-award winning, anthology Lose. DeForge’s singular vision reveals the menace in the mundane, the humour in the horrific. He has crafted a phantasmagoria of stories that feature a spider-infested pet horse head, post-apocalyptic dogs dealing with existential angst, the romantic undertones of a …read more

Godbout Book


Réal Godbout

  • Conundrum Press
  • 184 Pages, B&W, Trade Paperback,
  • $20.00

Based on the novel by Franz Kafka Translated by Helge Dascher In his adaptation of Amerika, which took seven years to achieve, Godbout has tried to remain as faithful as possible to Kafka’s novel, while using the clear line aesthetic he perfected in his series Red Ketchup. Unlike the common cliché …read more


The Boxer: The True Story of Holocaust Survivor Harry Haft

Reinhard Kleist

  • SelfMadeHero
  • 200 pg, 6.5 x 9.5
  • $22.95

Poland, 1941. Sixteen-year-old Harry Haft is sent to Auschwitz. When he is forced to fight against other inmates for the amusement of the SS officers, Haft shows extraordinary strength and courage, and a determination to survive. As the Soviet Army advances in April 1945, he makes a daring escape from …read more


Weapons of Mass Diplomacy

Abel Lanzac & Christophe Blain

  • SelfMadeHero
  • 200 pg
  • $27.95

Following 9/11, President Bush’s “War on Terror” with plans to invade Iraq erupted into a cultural clash between French reluctance and American assurance over the case for “Weapons of Mass Destruction.” In Weapons of Mass Diplomacy, diplomat Abel Lanzac reveals the tension and politics through a French insider’s point of view, …read more


Hilda and the Black Hound

Luke Pearson

  • Nobrow Press
  • 64 pages
  • $26.50

In Hilda’s new adventure (which will debut at TCAF in 2014!), she meets the Nisse: a mischievous but charismatic bunch of misfits who occupy a world beside — but also somehow within—our own, where the rules of physics don’t quite match up. Meanwhile, on the streets of Trolberg, a dark …read more



Sam Alden

  • Study Group Comics
  • 6 x 9 inches, 96 pg, Full Color, Softcover
  • $14.00

Sam’s first long-form work, painted in lush and colorful ink washes, is a wordless tale of a young woman trying to survive an ancient evil in an unknown land. “Haunter surprised me. It’s impossible to start the thing and not keep reading. It really flows.”  – Jeff Smith (Bone)


It Never Happened Again

Sam Alden

  • Uncivilized Books
  • Softcover, 5.25 x 7.5, 80 pages, b&w
  • $$11.99

Two exquisite stories drawn in Sam Alden’s signature, flowing, and lush pencil style. In “Hawaii 1997,” few words are spoken, but Aldens imagery evokes the magic of a night-time encounter at a Hawaiian resort. “Anime” (craeated exclusively for this collection) is a short story about a young woman named Janet, who lives with …read more

Beaulieu Book

My Neighbour’s Bikini

Jimmy Beaulieu

  • Conundrum Press
  • 6.5 x 8.5, 64 pg, B/W, Mature Content
  • $15.00

During a major power outage in the heat of a Montreal summer, two shy young neighbours finally take the time to slow down, meet, and spend time together. Beaulieau takes a microscope to the lives of a few citizens at a certain time and place and weaves their stories into …read more



Rupert Bottenberg

  • Éditions Trip
  • 5.5 x 7.5 inches, 24 pgs, B&W Softcover

Twin teen science ninjas patrol opposing zones, light and dark, of an infinitely cyclical labyrinth. Are they nemeses? Soulmates? Polarized manifestations of a single id cloven in twain? Each has strewn clues to a coded message across the other’s path, amid an omnium-gatherum of grotesqueries and curiosities. A perpetual notion …read more


Everyone Is Someone’s Fetish

Tony Breed

  • Self Published
  • 7.5 x 7.5 inches, 60 pg
  • $12.00 $13.00 CAD

The story of a gay married couple and their friends. Stories of romance, sex, marriage, music, kids, life, and why it’s not a good idea to shave your whole body. Volume 4 from the popular web comic.


School of World Volume 3

Megan Brennan & Rel

  • Self Published
  • SC, 194 pg
  • $10.00

This book collects strips 331-502 of the sometimes daily strip webcomic School of World.  In School of World Volume 3: Class is in Session, we return again to the adventures of a curious little boy who asks his father many, many questions.  This volume also contains episode descriptions from the …read more

Brown Book

Andre the Giant

Box Brown

  • First Second
  • Paperback, 240 Pages
  • $19.99

Andre Roussimoff is known as both the loveable giant in The Princess Bride and a heroic pro­wrestling figure. He was a normal guy who’d been dealt an extraordinary hand in life. At his peak, he weighed 500 pounds and stood nearly seven and a half feet tall. But the huge …read more


The Cigar that Fell in Love with a Pipe

David Camus & Nick Abadzis

  • SelfMadeHero
  • 128 pg
  • $25.95

On the eve of the release of his latest movie,The Lady From Shanghai, Orson Welles receives a gift: An admirer has sent him a box of cigars. Rich and full bodied, they are the finest he’s ever tasted. But then, these are no ordinary cigars: They’ve been assembled by the …read more


The Bad-ventures of Bobo Backslack

Jon Chadurjian

  • AdHouse Books
  • 2C cover, 184 pg, 8 x 8 inches, SC
  • $14.95

OH GEEZ! There is no one as unlucky in all of North Dakota as Bobo Backslack. All he wants to do is work hard at his job, get a girlfriend and make his mom proud, but it seems that all forces from the natural to the supernatural are poised against …read more


Third Time’s the Charm: A Nestlings Collection

Warren Clements

  • Nestlings Press
  • 120 pg, 8x8 inches, B&W
  • $19.95

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


By Chance or Providence

Becky Cloonan

  • Self Published
  • 6 x 9, HC w/ gold foil blocking, 112 pages, B&W
  • $20.00

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



Mark Connery

  • 2D Cloud
  • Softcover, 6.25 x 8, 240 pg, B&W
  • $$19.95

Rudy, a collection of over 20 years of zinester/cartoonist/poet/artist Mark Connery’s work of the same name, while having long been a source of inspiration to many a cartoonist, has been largely unknown to those outside of Canada or select circles within comics. Through the help of 2D Cloud and Connery’s …read more



I.N.J. Culbard

  • SelfMadeHero
  • 192 pg
  • $27.95

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

Delporte Book

Everywhere Antennas

Julie Delporte

  • Drawn & Quarterly
  • $19.95

Julie Delporte’s Everywhere Antennas is a deeply affecting, sparely constructed novel, equal parts Walden and The Bell Jar. Told in the first person, Everywhere Antennas offers diary-like entries from an anonymous narrator who is undergoing a nervous breakdown and struggling to hold together a failing relationship. In soft, flowing colored …read more


Nelvana of the Northern Lights

Adrian Dingle

  • CGA Comics
  • 368 pg, B&W, 6.5 x 10
  • $30.00 (SC); $45.00 (HC)

Nelvana of the Northern Lights returns from the lost pages of Adrian Dingle’s Triumph Comics! First appearing in 1941, Nelvana was tasked with protecting Canada’s northern lands. Using the powers of the northern lights, Nelvana could fly at incredibly fast speeds, become invisible, and even turn into dry ice! She used …read more


Spain & Morocco

Alex Fellows

  • Conundrum Press
  • 11 x 8 inches, 176 pg, full colour, HC, Mature Content
  • $25.00

Since 2009, Spain & Morocco was serialized weekly, to much acclaim and a steadily growing readership. The story follows Walt and Dan, two roommates, who leave behind their uneventful lives for a backpacking trip through Spain and Morocco. While hoping to marvel at beautiful sights, eat delicious food, and maybe hook up with …read more

Fitzgerald Book

Photobooth: A Biography

Meags Fitzgerald

  • Conundrum Press
  • 7 x 9.5 inches, 275 pg, B&W
  • $20.00

For almost a century chemical photobooths have occupied public spaces, giving people the opportunity to quickly take inexpensive, quality photos. In the last decade these machines have started to rapidly disappear, causing an eclectic group of individuals from around the world to come together and respond. Illustrator, writer and long-time …read more


Petty Theft

Pascal Girard

  • Drawn & Quarterly
  • $19.95

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


Fear My Dear: A Billy Dogma Experience

Dean Haspiel

  • Z2 Comics
  • 160 pg
  • $19.99

Hardboiled romance has gone galactic in Emmy Award-winning artist Dean Haspiel’s FEAR, MY DEAR: A Billy Dogma Experience. Super powered paramours, Billy Dogma and Jane Legit’s pathological War of Woo unearths the chaos of a cosmic deity and Billy uncovers the psychedelic horror of an eighth “deadly sin” when he …read more

Hatke Book

The Return of Zita the Spacegirl

Ben Hatke

  • First Second
  • 240 pages
  • $12.99

Ben Hatke brings back our intrepid space heroine for another delightful sci-fi/fantasy adventure in this New York Times‑Bestselling trilogy for middle grade readers. Zita the Spacegirl has saved planets, battled monsters, and wrestled with interplanetary fame. But she faces her biggest challenge yet in the third and final installment of the Zita adventures. …read more


Family Ties: An Alaskan Crime Drama

Eric Hobbs & Noel Tuazon

  • NBM Publishing
  • 6 x 9, 208 pg., B&W
  • $14.99

Hoping to secure a future for his children, an aging Alaskan crime boss looks to retire and divide his empire amongst his three heirs. But when his idealistic son refuses the inheritance, the old man disowns him. This turns out to be a fatal mistake when he sees his cold-blooded …read more


Detrimental Information

John Holden & Luke Holden

  • 2D Cloud
  • Softcover, 6x7, 296pg, B&W
  • $$19.95

An odyssey of the everlasting nature of boyhood told via poems, short stories, crude scrawls and xeroxed doodles. 13 years worth of American tales are strung together in a fast and loose zig zag formation, leaving the reader out of breath and full of tearful laughter. “Detrimental Information is wrong. …read more


Safari Honeymoon

Jesse Jacobs

  • Koyama Press
  • 7 x 10 inches, 80 pg, Three Spot Colours, Softcover
  • $15.00

Join a pair of young newlyweds as they descend deep into a mysterious forest, encountering unknown creatures and unimaginable landscapes. Amongst the unusual flora and fauna, they discover within themselves something more strange and terrible than any sight their safari has to offer. Safari Honeymoon is a tale of jungle …read more

Kim _Book

Cat Person

Seo Kim

  • Koyama Press
  • 7 x 9 inches, 144 pages, Full Colour, Softcover
  • $20.00

Cat Person is a collection of comics by cartoonist Seo Kim. Begun as a personal challenge to create daily, the comics feature a variety of themes from the silly to the serious. Characterized by a charming drawing style and frequently featuring the cartoonist and her farcical feline Jimmy, these are the …read more


Silver Button

Megan Lavey-Heaton & Isabelle Melançon

  • Self Published
  • 16 pg, colour
  • $5.00

From the creators of “Namesake” comes a modern adaptation of a Québécois folk tale set in the heart of the Montréal subway system. The comic also includes a special 2-page illustrated prose version of the original folk tale.


100 Crushes

Elisha Lim

  • Koyama Press
  • 6.5 x 9 inches, 100 pg, Full Colour, Softcover
  • $18.00

100 Crushes compiles five years of queer comics by Elisha Lim, including excerpts from Sissy, The Illustrated Gentleman, Queer Child in the Eighties, and their cult series 100 Butches, as well as new work. It’s an absorbing documentary that travels through Toronto, Berlin, Singapore, and beyond in the form of interviews, memoirs, and gossip …read more


Facility Integrity

Nick Maandag

  • Pigeon Press
  • 60 pg, B&W
  • $10.00

With his new comic Facility Integrity, Nick Maandag offers an insightful and humorous look at the inner workings of the modern corporate workplace. Through the interactions of an ensemble of characters from all levels of the hierarchy that make up the corporate structure, the absurdity of the single-minded and relentless drive …read more


Cleopatra in Space Volume 1: Target Practice

Mike Maihack

  • Graphix
  • 176 pg, SC & HC
  • $12.99/22.99

When a young Cleopatra (yes, THAT Cleopatra) finds a mysterious tablet that zaps her to the far, REALLY far future, she learns of an ancient prophecy that says she is destined to save the galaxy from the tyrannical rule of the evil Xaius Octavian. She enrolls in Yasiro Academy, a …read more


Thoughts From Iceland: Day 1 & Day 2: The Glacier, Sólheimajökull

Lonnie Mann

  • Self Published
  • $10.00 each

Thoughts From Iceland is a comic/travelogue about a 3 1/2-day trip I took to Iceland in December 2012. The comic covers places I visited, things I ate, people I met – stuff like that. It’s posted online as a webcomic, usually twice/week. Day 1 and Day 2: The Glacier, Sólheimajökull are …read more


Never More Together

Steven McCabe

  • The Porcupine
  • 8.75 in x 5.56 in, 272 pg
  • $24.95

In this wordless poem, the invasion of a malevolent corporate regime causes a peaceful society to become embroiled in disquiet and savage upheaval. A tale of subjugation, protest, and transformation, Never More Together tells the story of what can become of a society that fears the truth. When the inhabitants …read more



Karen McGratten & Emily McGratten

  • Self Published
  • 54 pg, B&W
  • $10.00

This is a story that gives the reader a glimpse into the life of a young Karen as she reminisces about her journey from childhood to becoming a young woman while struggling with anorexia.  Karen struggles to find herself while dealing with bullying, family, spirituality and learning to live with …read more


Drinking Buddies

Talya Modlin

  • Self Published
  • $12.00 CAD

Roomates Udell and Chief go out to see their childhood friend, Pepin, when he returns from his recent travels. They start to find themselves in a thick web of conning, lust, and a bad allergy flare up. Drinking Buddies is the first story of the new web-comic Blimpakind. This and other …read more


Forming II

Jesse Moynihan

  • Nobrow Press
  • 128 pages
  • $32.99

Civilization, but not quite as we know it, has started to take shape. And now, in the continuing chaos, the world and most of its inhabitants have brandished their swords and, in various fashions, charged onto the battlefield. If Forming I hailed the birth of a civilization and mapped out the genesis …read more


Carnivale: a Kit Kaleidoscope Story

Nick Mullins

  • Self Published
  • 196 pg, 5.5 x 8.5
  • $20

Kit Kaleidoscope works in a graveyard during the day and struggles with her painting at night. During the town’s annual carnival, she encounters a musician. She runs into him later, but struggles with her insecurities in order to connect with him. Meanwhile, Kit’s fellow gravedigger befriends an elderly woman. Her …read more

Pond Book

Over Easy

Mimi Pond

  • Drawn & Quarterly
  • $24.95

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



Paul Pope

  • Z2 Comics
  • 160 pg
  • $24.99

From the mind of three-time Eisner Award-Winner Paul Pope comes Escapo! Like a feverish mash-up of Fellini films, Heavy Metal magazine, and classic Jack Kirby comics, Escapo tells the tale of a circus escape artist extraordinaire, who can escape from any situation – even from Death himself! However, there is …read more


The Forgotten Man

Amity Shlaes & Paul Rivoche

  • Harper Perennial
  • 320 pg
  • $31.00

An illustrated edition of Amity Shlaes’s #1 New York Times bestseller, featuring vivid black-and-white illustrations that capture this dark period in American history and the men and women, from all walks of life, whose character and ideas helped them persevere. This imaginative illustrated edition brings to life one of the most devastating …read more


Powdered Milk Vol 12

Keiler Roberts

  • Self Published
  • B&W, 12 pg, 8 x 5.5 inches
  • $2.00

Powdered Milk vol. 12 is a collection of autobiographical stories from my life several years ago, before I became a parent. There is a general theme of vocabulary and a bee murder.


Hey, Mister: Come Hell or Highwater Pants

Pete Sickman-Garner

  • Top Shelf Productions
  • 176 pg, 6.5 x 9.5
  • $14.95

Meet Satan. After eons of ruling the underworld, he’s sad as Hell and can’t take it anymore. So why not skip town and check out “the air up there”? He can shack up with old pals Mister, Young Tim, and Aunt Mary — but we all know slacker roommates can …read more


š! #17: “Sweet Romance”

Various Artists

  • kuš! komiksi
  • 4 x 6 inches, 164 pgs, full color, softcover
  • $12.00

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



Various Artists

  • Czap Books
  • 6x9, SC, 56 pages
  • $12.00

A collection of short comics – Jenn Lisa surprises a hiker with the responsibility for taking care of an infant who appears out of thin air. Cassie and Dee, the talking horse decor, stew in anxious tension as their plans to escape Applebee’s start to unravel, as told by Jess …read more


Nobrow 9: It’s Oh So Quiet

Various Artists

  • Nobrow Press
  • 128 pages
  • $26.50

As we hurtle along at breakneck speed accompanied by the great cacophony of modern life, we rarely experience a moment of silence. Silence, with its implication of stillness and absolute purity, becomes an impossibility. So how does an artist approach such a theme? World-renowned creators turn their hand to unifying …read more



Various Artists

  • Study Group Comics
  • 8.5 x 10.5 inches, 80 pg, Full Color Magazine
  • $12.00

That’s right, the next issue of our comics anthology/comics crit mag has an extensive 3D section! Not only that, but the rest of the book is printed in full color! Not only that, but this issue is 80 pages instead of 64! Whaaat!  Comics and art from Jim Rugg, Sophie …read more



Various Artists

  • Éditions Trip
  • 6.3 x 8.6 inches, 300 pg B&W / 100 pg in colour. French & English

Essays, comics and illustrations featuring more than 50 artists and writers from Canada, the United States and Europe. With Al+Flag, Max Batiinger, Jimmy Beaulieu, Jean-Sébastien Bérubé, Rupert Bottenberg, Matthew Brown, Antonin Buisson, Nick Butch, Cathon, Mattias Elftorp,Theo Ellsworth, FREDC, Marnie Galloway, Chloé Germain-Thérien, Vincent Giard, Réal Godbout, Sophie Goldstein, Michel …read more


The Legend of Bold Riley #1

Leia Weathington & Jonathon Dalton

  • Northwest Press
  • 24-page color comic book
  • $3.99

The first instalment of a new, five-issue monthly Bold Riley series! Bold Riley—who has set out to find adventure in the lands beyond her home of Prakkalore—comes across a fragment of bone that shares a tale of lost love. Riley tries to reunite the lost spirit with its beloved, but soon …read more


DUMB #4 & DUMB #5

Georgia Webber

  • Self Published
  • 24 pg, B&W w/ Red
  • $8.00 each

Dumb #4 breaks into new territory, utilizing collage as an homage to influential artist Julie Doucet, to whom the issue is dedicated. Georgia decides to wear lipstick to signal to others that she isn’t using her voice, but finds the concept of being a silent, dolled up, feminine figure to …read more


Shogum of the Dead Book One: Twilight of the Samurai

Daniel Wernëck

  • Self Published
  • POD print, soft cover, 132 Pages
  • $9.99

In order to win the clan wars and seize power over the entire island, Hideki Tachikawa has sold the very souls of his allies and relatives in exchange for the immortality of his warriors. Shima Kuretake is a young samurai who rises from the dead and escapes the battlefield in …read more


The Vanishing Coin // The Incredible Twisting Arm

Kate Egan Mike Lane & Eric Wight

  • Feiwell & Friends
  • 160 pages
  • $16.99 (HC) $6.99 (SC)

The Vanishing Coin: Want to see something cool? I can make that quarter vanish. All it takes is a little magic… Fourth grade was supposed to be a fresh start, but Mike’s already back in the principal’s office. He’s not a bad kid. He just can’t sit still. And now, his …read more

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