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20x20

20×20: Twenty Years of Conundrum Press

Andy Brown & Various Artists

  • Conundrum Press
  • 7.5x10 inches, 240 pages, softcover, flaps
  • $20.00

  Conundrum Press was created in 1996 in post-referendum Montreal by Andy Brown, to give voice to the under-represented working in the underground anglo cultural milieu. To celebrate twenty years in operation he asked one author or artist for each year of the press who had a book out that …read more

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Hot Dog Taste Test

Lisa Hanawalt

  • Drawn & Quarterly
  • 176 pages, full colour, 7x9, Hardcover
  • $24.95

Hot Dog Taste Test serves up Lisa Hanawalt’s devastatingly funny comics, saliva-stimulating art, and deliciously screwball lists as she skewers the pomposities of foodie subculture. From the James Beard Award-winning cartoonist and production designer/producer of Bojack Horseman, Hot Dog Taste Test dishes out five-star laughs as Hanawalt keenly muses on …read more

Turning Japanese

Turning Japanese

MariNaomi

  • 2dcloud
  • 6 x 7 3/4, 232pp, black and white, Hardcover
  • $32.50

Turning Japanese is an illustrated memoir that chronicles MariNaomi’s experiences working in illegal hostess bars in San Jose and Tokyo while attempting to connect with a culture that had eluded her since childhood. The story begins in 1995 (where Mari’s first memoir, Kiss & Tell: A Romantic Resume, left off), when 22-year-old Mari had just gotten out …read more

Paul Up North

Paul Up North

Michel Rabagliati

  • Conundrum Press
  • 5x10 inches, 184 pages, b/w, trade paperback
  • $20.00

Rabagliati continues his award-winning semi-autobiographical Paul series in this coming of age story. The action takes place in 1975-76 just before and during the summer Olympics in Montreal. Remember gymnast Nadia Comaneci or Canadian high-jumper Greg Joy? Paul is now 16, a teenager, and he finds new experiences, changes schools, …read more

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What Is Obscenity?

Rokudenashiko & Anne Ishii

  • Koyama Press
  • B&W / Colour, 168 pages
  • $28.50

What is Obscenity? The Story of a Good For Nothing Artist and her Pussy is the graphic memoir of a Japanese artist who has been jailed twice for so-called acts of obscenity and the distribution of pornographic materials, yet continues to champion the art of pussy. In a society where one …read more

Mantra

Mantra

Andy Barron

  • Self Published
  • 64 pp, full colour, 5x8, Softcover
  • $12.00

Enter the world of Om; a place of mystery, terror . . . and yellow nipples. Mantra collects seven stories – three of which are printed here for the first time – following the (mis)adventures of the eponymous character ‘Om’. A perfect introduction to a world unlike any other. “LUSH, …read more

Baggywrinkles

Baggywrinkles: a Lubber’s Guide to Life at Sea

Lucy Bellwood

  • Self Published
  • 6x9, 120 pages, Full colour
  • $20.00 (TP) / $25.00 (HC)

Fresh from a smash-hit Kickstarter campaign in 2015, “Baggywrinkles: a Lubber’s Guide to Life at Sea” collects all six issues of Lucy Bellwood‘s rollicking autobiographical series about her time sailing aboard tall ships in the Atlantic. From whether anyone ever really walked the plank to the secret significances of nautical …read more

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ITDN

Andrew Burkholder

  • 2dcloud
  • 5 1/2 x 7, 216pp, black & white, includes dust jacket that doubles as a poster 7 x 19.5
  • $29.99

ITDN collects a series of comics released from 2010–2014 by ‘ITDN Group’, a seemingly plural entity solely comprised of Andrew Burkholder. A follow-up to Qviet, this collection documents the artist’s earlier years, providing insights into his explorations of the themes and concepts that underpin many of his more broadly received …read more

Caio 2

CAIO #2

CGhirardo

  • Self Published
  • 8.5x5.5, Colour Cover and B&W inside, softcover, 8 pages
  • $4.00

Follow up to “Caio #1” which is a series of short, funny stories centered around a 50 year old man named Caio as he deals with middle-age insecurity and anxiety. In this issue, Caio meets up with Death and then meets his beautiful wife, Life. A graduate of the Joe …read more

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CGhirardo

  • Self Published
  • 8.5x5.5, Full Colour, softcover, 16 pages
  • $8.50

This is an experimental comic with a series of short stories from CGhirardo’s webcomic https://paintedcomic.wordpress.com/ . The stories are a combination of drama, humour, and surrealism, some are fictional and some are not. Based on a Chinese saying, “One reads a drawing”, the artist changes the art style panel by …read more

Gulag Casual

Gulag Casual

Austin English

  • 2dcloud
  • 7 x 10, 160pp, full color
  • $32.50

Gulag Casual, the new collection by acclaimed illustrator and cartoonist Austin English, presents some of the most mature and sustained work yet from a constantly challenging and essential artist. This new suite of short stories collects material from 2010—2015, showcasing the kind of imaginative imagery which firmly establishes English as …read more

Alle Ego

Alle Ego

Glynnis Fawkes

  • Self Published
  • 8x11
  • $10.00

Alle Ego means ‘alter ego’ or ‘close friend’ in Ancient Greek.  This book is about a friendship that grew during a summer program in Greece in the 1990s.  As the friends adventure across the landscape, one must to make a decision about a boyfriend at home and a boy on …read more

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Sec

Sarah Ferrick

  • 2dcloud
  • 5.5 x 8.5, 32pp full color
  • $8.00

Sarah Ferrick is doing some of the most intimate and innovative comics out there — Shawn Starr, critic When sometimes I feel dead inside, Sarah’s comics wake me up. — Erik Nebel, cartoonist Sarah Ferrick is one of my favorite cartoonists — G.W. Duncanson, cartoonist Sarah Ferrick’s lyrical lines leave …read more

In The Sounds Of Sea

In the Sounds and Seas

Marnie Galloway

  • One Peace Books
  • 6 x 9, 92pp, b&w, Hardcover
  • $24.95

Marnie Galloway’s award-winning wordless comic series In the Sounds and Seas is collected in this lush hardcover edition. In the tradition of ancient poems of myth and monsters, In the Sounds and Seas opens with an invocation to the singers of the story. Three figures sit around a fire in …read more

In Between Days

In-Between Days

Teva Harrison

  • House of Anansi Press
  • Trade paperback, 128 pages, Black and White
  • $19.95

Teva Harrison was diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer at the age of 37. In this brilliant and inspiring graphic memoir, she documents through comic illustration and short personal essays what it means to live with the disease. Ultimately redemptive and uplifting, In-Between Days reminds each one of us how beautiful life is, and what a gift. TEVA HARRISON …read more

Hippopotamister

Hippopotamister

John Green

  • First Second
  • Hardcover: 96 pages, 7.25 x 9.25
  • $20.50

The zoo isn’t what it used to be. It’s run down, and Hippo hardly ever gets any visitors. So he decides to set off for the outside with his friend Red Panda. To make it in the human world, Hippo will have to become a Hippopotamister: he’ll have to act …read more

Gorgeous

Gorgeous

Cathy G. Johnson

  • Koyama Press
  • 6 x 9, 64 pages, b&w, trade paper
  • $12.00

Ideologies and cars collide when a minor accident brings a pair of punks and a college student tumultuously together. Sophie has tried to stay out of trouble, but tonight trouble has found her. On a lonely stretch of highway under a star-studded sky, she meets anarchist punks in a crack-up …read more

Ghosts We Know

The Ghosts We Know

Sean Karemaker

  • Conundrum Press
  • 7x9 inches, 160 pages, trade paperback
  • $20.00

In his debut book Sean Karemaker presents stories of his wild BC country childhood contrasted with his downtown Vancouver bus riding adventures. In between are stories of small town parties, drawing in cafés, school misfits, scrolls, street people of all kinds, and winding through it all are the ghosts, both …read more

After Nothing Comics

After Nothing Comes

Aidan Koch

  • Koyama Press
  • 6 x 9, 112 pages, b&w with spot colour, trade paper
  • $20.00

A collection of early zines edited by Bill Kartalopoulos that present comics at their most painterly and poetic. Aidan Koch makes comics about moods and moments, marks and symbols. They are drawn in a diaphanous, haptic style that suggests dreams and memories. In washes of ink, pencil smudges, white paint, …read more

Dont Come In Here

Don’t Come In Here

Patrick Kyle

  • Koyama Press
  • 5.5 x 7, 264 pages, b&w, trade paper
  • $15.00

A nameless protagonist takes up residence in a Kafkaesque apartment where the rules of space and time do not apply. Looking for an inexpensive live/work space, an anonymous character settles on a supernatural apartment that has a seemingly unlimited number of identical rooms and manifests distracting illusions and other psychological …read more

Blackbird

Blackbird

Pierre Maurel

  • Conundrum Press
  • 5.75x8.25 inches, 128 pages, b/w, trade paperback,
  • $17.00

Blackbird follows a band of skateboarding anarchists who are making a zine all about their lives. The problem is, in Maurel’s dystopian near future self-publishing zines has become a crime. Through media stunts, thrilling chase scenes, and some real political activism, Blackbird and its cast of characters reflects the social …read more

Sprawling Heart

Sprawling Heart

Sab Meynert

  • 2dcloud
  • 8 x 6, 52pp, full color
  • $12.99

Sprawling Heart is the debut graphic novella by Toronto artist Sab Meynert. With sumptuous language, Sprawling Heart is an intimate musical of paper, paint, and ink. Meyert’s inward rumination reaches outward as an exhalation. In celebration of the title, there will be a dance party launch event coinciding with TCAF.

Prince and Swan

The Prince and the Swan, Vol. 2

Apil Pierce & Cj Wee

  • Self Published
  • 10x8, 88 pages, full color
  • $20.00

The story of The Prince and the Swan continues in the newly printed Vol. 2 collection! Prince Siegfried, still baffled by the previous night’s encounter with the enchanted stranger, Odet, returns to the lake to recover this lost property. Little does he know he will be returning with more than …read more

QuirkyQuarks

Quirky Quarks: A Cartoon Guide to the Fascinating Realm of Physics

Rina Piccolo & Boris Lemmer Benjamin Bahr

  • Springer
  • 319 pages
  • $55.89

Hard Science Doesn’t Have to be Hard Do you love quantum physics, cosmology, and the humor behind the popular television show The Big Bang Theory? Have you been on the lookout for a fun, non-technical explanation of the science behind things like time travel, wormholes, antimatter, and dark energy? You’ll find …read more

Virus Tropical

Virus Tropical

Powerpaola

  • 2dcloud
  • 6 3/8 x 8 5/8, 160pp, 2 color
  • $29.99

Powerpaola has a gift for expressing an entire world with a thin black line, building up textures and details that are a joy to get lost in. In Virus Tropical, her memories of a unique family life are so vividly portrayed that you feel like you are living through all …read more

Garbage

Garbage

Matthew Reichertz

  • Conundrum Press
  • 8x10 inches, 48 pages, full colour, trade paperback
  • $20.00

Garbage is an architectural-scale series of panels that transform a gallery into a comic book. Each “page” of the story pops with colour off the wall, unfolding using the common tropes of comic books. Taken together the paintings tell the story of neighbours in Halifax’s North End and a mysterious …read more

Bird In A Cage

Bird in a Cage

Rebecca Roher

  • Conundrum Press
  • 7x9 inches, 112 pages, b/w
  • $15.00

Once a sharp, strong-willed and independent woman, Roher’s grandmother’s life took an unexpected turn when an accident left her with a brain injury, leading to early onset dementia. An unlikely protagonist, grandma was an elderly woman trapped by her deteriorating mind, aging body and the walls around her. This story …read more

Night Air

NIGHT AIR

Ben Sears

  • Koyama Press
  • 6.5 x 9, 64 pages, colour, trade paper
  • $12.00

The boundless adventures of an unruly boy, his rational robot and their great gadgets filled with fantastic science stuff! Plus Man is a roguish knave without equal, an antihero in his own mind. His coolheaded robot, however, knows better. This odd couple has just been given a break: a tip …read more

Brobots

Brobots and the Kaiju Kerfuffle

J. Torres & Sean Dove

  • Oni Press
  • Hardcover, 40 pgs, 9x6
  • $17.00

Panchi! Kouro! Joukei! They’re brothers. They’re robots. They’re the Brobots! They love the outdoors, doing the robot dance, and protecting Brotown from malevolent monsters and malicious mechs. Their TCAF debuting comic features manga-like mayhem drawn by Sean Dove (Madballs, Fried Rice) and is written with fairy tale flare by J. …read more

Why Would You Do That

Why Would You Do That?

Andrea Tsurumi

  • Hic + Hoc Publications
  • 64pp, B&W, 16.26cm x 21.59cm
  • $13.87

    Why Would You Do That? is a collection of absurdly funny short comics by cartoonist and illustrator Andrea Tsurumi. Tsurumi’s comics deftly combine stunningly beautiful imagery with wildly funny commentary about life as she observes it. Finding the surreal in everything from poodles and sports fans to pie …read more

Arctic Comics

Arctic Comics Anthology

Various Artists

  • Renegade Arts Entertainment
  • Hardcover, 88 pages
  • $17.99

Arctic Comics is an 88-page, full-colour anthology containing tales of myth, adventure and humour, written and drawn by Northern Canadians. This comic is a follow-up to the first Arctic Comics anthology originally published for the 1986 Vancouver World Fair. The book contains five tales told at the top of the …read more

Mirror Mirror 1

Mirror Mirror 1

Blaise Larmee & Various Artists

  • 2dcloud
  • 6 7/8 x 9 7/8, 192pp, 1, 2, & 3 color, includes oversized 27.83 x 19.69 fold-out poster
  • $36.50

This project of re-presenting other people’s image-ideas is perhaps the strongest work I’ve seen from [Blaise Larmee] so far. — Sean T. Collins I loved this collection. Spare pieces about identity and interiority. It reads like an auditory experience. — Sam Alden Mirror Mirror features new work from Andrea Bjürstrom, …read more

Search For Charley Butters

The Search for Charley Butters

Zach Worton

  • Conundrum Press
  • 6x8 inches, 128 pages, b/w, trade paperback
  • $15.00

In the follow up to the acclaimed  The Disappearance of Charley Butters we find Travis alone, and seemingly without purpose. Kicked off the documentary for which he was partially responsible, dumped by the woman he loves, and not in possession of the diaries that once fueled his obsession, he struggles …read more

Someone Please Have Sex With Me

Someone Please Have Sex With Me

Gina Wynbrandt

  • 2dcloud
  • 5 x 6.5, 140pp, 2 color 
  • $23.50

It’s impossible not to fall in love with this hilarious minx as she lunges across the page, nostrils flared, hurling herself into increasingly ridiculous romantic misadventures. Bow down to Gina as she explores what it means to be horny as hell! — Lisa Hanawalt, production designer/producer of BoJack Horseman, author …read more

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