Debuting Books

D+Q25

DRAWN & QUARTERLY: TWENTY-FIVE YEARS OF CONTEMPORARY COMICS, CARTOONING, AND GRAPHIC NOVELS

Various Artists & Ed. Tom Devlin

  • Drawn & Quarterly

North America’s pioneering comics publisher celebrates its quarter-century with new and rare archival comics; essays from Jonathan Lethem, Margaret Atwood, and more. Drawn & Quarterly: Twenty-Five Years of Contemporary Cartooning, Comics, and Graphic Novels is an eight hundred-page thank-you letter to the cartoonists whose steadfast belief in a Canadian micro-publisher never …read more

ExquisiteCorpse

Exquisite Corpse

Pénélope Bagieu

  • First Second
  • Full Colour, 6.34 x 8.81 inches, 128 pages
  • $19.99 US

Zoe isn’t exactly the intellectual type, which is why she doesn’t recognize world-famous author Thomas Rocher when she stumbles into his apartment…and into his life. It’s also why she doesn’t know that Rocher is supposed to be dead. Turns out, Rocher faked his death years ago to escape his critics, …read more

Stroppy

Stroppy

Marc Bell

  • Drawn & Quarterly
  • Full Colour, Hardcover
  • $24.95

Who will win the All-Star Schnauzer Band song contest? Enter the strange and wordplay-loving world of the cartoonist and fine artist Marc Bell (Pure Pajamas, Hot Potatoe), where the All-Star Schnauzer Band runs things and tiny beings hold signs saying “It’s under control.” Our hapless hero, Stroppy, is minding his …read more

Augie

Augie & The Green Knight

Zach Weinersmith & Boulet

  • Self Published
  • 6 x 9
  • $24.95

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

InTheGardenOfEvil

In the Garden of Evil

Charles Burns & Killoffer

  • Pigeon Press
  • B&W, 7.25 x 7.25 inches, 28 pages

This signed & numbered, hand-bound limited edition art book features collaborative drawings inspired by the Garden of Eden story. Includes a 7” flexi-disc with an exclusive song by Will Oldham. Burns (U.S.) and Killoffer (France) are featured guests at TCAF 2015. Both artists will be at the Pigeon Press table …read more

LuluAnew

Lulu Anew

Etienne Davodeau

  • NBM Publishing
  • 160 pages
  • $33.99

At the end of yet another unproductive job interview, Lulu, on a whim, takes off for the shore just to get away from it all. She’s got a husband and kids left bewildered but it’s nothing against them. This is just her time, getting away from the grind and being …read more

WorstBehaviour

Worst Behaviour

Simon Hanselmann

  • Pigeon Press
  • Color, 6 x 8 inches, 56 pages
  • $12.00 US

A band new book from Simon Hanselmann, the cartoonist behind The New York Times best-selling graphic novel, Megahex! Worst Behaviour is an all-new, book-length story featuring Megg, Mogg, and Owl in their longest comics adventure yet! Hanselmann (Australia) is a featured guest at TCAF 2015 and will be at the Pigeon …read more

DiaryComics

Diary Comics

Dustin Harbin

  • Koyama Press
  • 5 x 6 ½, 236 pages, b&w, trade paper
  • $15.00

Since 2010, Dustin Harbin has been sporadically documenting the ups and downs and sideways of his life in comic form. From their humble beginnings as a sketchbook exercise documenting the quotidian, oftentimes with hilarious results, Harbin’sDiary Comics have grown into quirky existential examinations of life and living. Dustin Harbin is …read more

WuvableOaf

Wuvable Oaf

Ed Luce

  • Fantagraphics
  • 264 pages, HC, 7 x 10.5
  • $29.99 US

Like Sex and the City but with adorable, ex-wrestler hairy gay men (or bears), Wuvable Oaf is Luce’s debut graphic novel. This book fills a romance comics hole by portraying a likeable gay male character that is both fully realized and relatable. Mostly playful, but sometimes serious, Wuvable Oaf captures …read more

Berlin19

Berlin 19

Jason Lutes

  • Drawn & Quarterly

A new chapter in Jason Lutes’s epic portrait of Weimar Berlin The spring of 1932 brings about big changes for everyone, Jew and Gentile, communist and nationalist. Silvia Braun, rescued from the streets by the Schwartz family, can no longer tolerate the harsh rules of the family patriarch, and sets out on …read more

PoetryisUseless

Poetry is Useless

Anders Nilsen

  • Drawn & Quarterly

In Poetry is Useless, Anders Nilsen redefines the sketchbook format, intermingling elegant, densely detailed renderings of mythical animals, short comics drawn in ink, meditations on religion, and abstract shapes and patterns. Page after page gives way under Nilsen’s deft hatching and perfectly placed pen strokes, revealing his intellectual curiosity and …read more

Palookaville22

Palookaville 22

Seth

  • Drawn & Quarterly
  • Full colour, Hardcover
  • $22.95

The Palookaville digest is the grand endeavour of one of Canada’s greatest artists. Palookaville 22 sumptuously displays Seth’s continual exploration of the past and his search for resonance in the dusty corners of his consciousness. In three separate sections, this bittersweet reconciliation with bygone eras manifests both in his comics …read more

Nimona

Nimona

Noelle Stevenson

  • PB, Ages 13 and up
  • $15.99

The full-colour graphic novel debut from rising star Noelle Stevenson, based on her beloved and critically acclaimed web comic, which Slate awarded its Cartoonist Studio Prize, calling it “a deadpan epic.” Nimona is an impulsive young shape-shifter with a knack for villainy. Lord Ballister Blackheart is a villain with a …read more

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Vincent

Barbara Stok

  • SelfMadeHero
  • 144 pages, colour
  • $$19.95/$21.95

This graphic biography documents the brief and intense period of creativity Vincent van Gogh (1853–1890) spent in Arles, Provence, in southern France. Here van Gogh dreams of setting up an artists’ studio—a haven where he and his friends can paint […]

SuperMutantMagicAcademy

SuperMutant Magic Academy

Jillian Tamaki

  • Drawn & Quarterly
  • black & white with partial colour, paperback
  • $22.95

SuperMutant Magic Academy … paints a teenage world filled with just as much ennui and uncertainty, but also with a sharp dose of humor and irreverence. [P]lays superhero and high school Hollywood tropes against what adolescence is really like: the SuperMutant Magic Academy is a prep-school for mutants and witches but their paranormal abilities take a back seat to everyday teen concerns.

OpticNerve14

Optic Nerve 14

Adrian Tomine

  • Drawn & Quarterly

Optic Nerve 14 brings Adrian Tomine’s multifaceted, expressive cartooning to a new peak with two stories and a short autobiographical strip. “Killing and Dying” is about a father’s struggles to be supportive: it centers on parenthood, mortality, and stand-up comedy. “Intruders” depicts a man obsessively trying to find his way …read more

Lydian

Lydian

Sam Alden

  • Space Face Books
  • Full color offset, 60 pages
  • $12.00

A 60 page collection of meticulously placed pixels, Lydian follows a team of angular humanoids on their crusade against a bunch of evil, sentient buildings.

Vessel

Vessel

Kristyna Baczynski

  • Self Published
  • 24 pages, 6 x 8
  • $7.00 US / 9.00 CAN

As the years pass her by, Nova realizes she must brave an unknown frontier. A coming of age story for hesitant adventurers.

DeathofaSaleswoman

Between Friends: Death of a Saleswoman

Sandra Bell-Lundy

  • Self Published
  • 128 pages
  • $15.99

“Have waiters started calling you “ma’am”? Then it’s time for Between Friends. Sandra doesn’t just capture the injustices of middle-age, she flips them over and celebrates them!”- Hilary Price, creator of Rhymes with Orange Between Friends zeroes in on the delicious little nitty-gritty details of the lives of three fifty-something …read more

JohnnyCanuck

Johnny Canuck

Leo Bachle

  • Comic Syrup Press
  • 272 pages, B&W
  • $30.00

The complete collection of Johnny Canuck comics, Canada’s wartime hero and flying ace! Read all his stories reprinted for the first time since the forties!

AlienInvasion

Alien Invasion in My Backyard

Ruben Bolling

  • Andrews McMeel Publishing
  • 112 pages, 5.375 x 8.000, HC, colour
  • $12.99

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

Boumeries5

Boumeries Vol 5

Boum

  • Self Published
  • 106 pages
  • $10.00

The fifth collection of strips from the award-winning journal webcomic of the same name, Boumeries volume 5 is about the life of two geeks, their young daughter, and a bunch of toilets.

AndréLeGéant

André Le Géant – La Vie Du Géant Ferré

Box Brown

  • La Pastèque
  • 240 pages
  • $23.95

Andre Roussimoff is known as both the lovable giant in The Princess Bride and a heroic pro-wrestling 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

AnEntityObservesAllThings

An Entity Observes All Things

Box Brown

  • Retrofit Comics / Big Planet Comics
  • 6.5
  • $12.00 US

Stories of science fiction and mental exploration. Lizard aliens! New Physics! Electromages! Wastelands! Star Warrior robots! Social media cults! Pizza! Box Brown is the founder of Retrofit Comics and a New York Times-bestselling author for Andre the Giant: Life and Legend, published by First Second. He lives in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

TheCliff

THE CLIFF, Book Four: “Heart of Brightness”

Matthew Brown

  • Éditions Trip
  • 118 Pages
  • $20.00

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

CryToTheMoon

Cry To The Moon!

Love Love Hill

  • Self Published
  • 5" x 7.75", 136 pg
  • $13.00

Eight stories about the outcast misfits of society: hardened by the fight, they lead dramatic and maverick lives. However, rumour on the street says that they have a soft spot… or is it a downy, spiky, scaley, fuzzy spot…!? Just maybe, it’s the greatest friend they will ever have! A …read more

Qviet

Qviet

Andy Burkholder

  • 2D Cloud
  • 248 pages, 5.5✕7
  • $22.95

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

ShatteredStarlight

Shattered Starlight

Nicole Chartrand

  • Self Published
  • 24 pages, colour
  • $6.00

Farah is a (former) magical girl who flunked out of her destiny-mandated quest to protect Montreal from cosmic horrors, and is still trying to put her life together a decade after the breakup of her team. She’s not doing so great.  

VileandMiserable

Vile and Miserable

Samuel Cantin

  • Pow Pow Press
  • 6.25 x 8.25
  • $22.95

Lucius Vile works in a used bookstore that doubles as a used car dealership. With his coworkers who seemingly hate his guts, a therapist whose methods aren’t quite sound, an annoying new assistant named Daniel, and Groundhog Day coming soon, let’s just say things are getting a bit hectic for …read more

FarOut

Far Out

Olivier Carpentier & Gautier Langevin

  • Studio Lounak
  • $23.95

A robot wanders the desert, lost and alone, with no memory of how he got there.The only answers to the mysteries of his past lie with the mechanical inhabitants of this dusty world – a civilization of robotic frontiersmen who have modelled their society on pulp western stories.Somewhere among a …read more

VampireCousins

Vampire Cousins

Cathon & Alexandre Fontaine Rousseau

  • Pow Pow Press
  • 6.25 x 8.25
  • $22.95

Camille is invited by her cousin Frédérique to return to the old manor house where she spent the best summer of her childhood. But when she gets there, nothing in the sinister landscape she enters corresponds to the fond memories she has always cherished… and the wary people she meets …read more

TheresNoBath

There’s No Bath In This Bathroom

Joe Decie

  • Self Published
  • 28 pages, squareback bound

Produced especially for TCAF, There’s No Bath In This Bathroom is a story about a very late night in Toronto. Set the weekend of the festival, it’s a tale of a bizarre visit to Uncle Jack’s Pizza, the place on Gallant and Brown, d’you know it? Joe Decie is giving out …read more

MightyStar

Mighty Star and the Castle of the Cancatervater

A. Degen

  • Koyama Press
  • 7 ½ x 9, 172 pages, b&w, trade paper
  • $15.00

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

CoolJapanGuide

Cool Japan Guide

Abby Denson

  • Tuttle Publishing
  • 128 pages
  • $14.95

Travelling to Japan has never been so much fun—visit the land of anime, manga, cosplay, hot springs and sushi! This full-color graphic novel Japan guidebook is the first of it’s kind exploring Japanese culture from a cartoonist’s perspective. Cool Japan Guide takes you on a fun tour from the high-energy …read more

Golemchik

Golemchik

Will Exley

  • Nobrow Press
  • 24 pages, color
  • $5.95

Abandoned by his friends, one young boy goes searching for fun–and finds a golem on the hunt for the same. But as the two go about living out their dream of the best summer ever, the boy realizes that golem’s don’t know how to take it easy. To save his …read more

RaistlinActivity

Raistlin Activity Book

Anayte Delahay

  • Self Published
  • 28 pages, 6.9x9.8
  • $10.00

A Dragonlance/Raistlin Majere-themed zine I did not know I wanted to make before February 2015, when I saw the Russian Raistlin musical and promptly hurled myself into a Raistlin black hole. From that black hole now comes an activity/colouring book, fit for anyone who did not yet know they craved …read more

Dessins

Dessins

Pascal Girard

  • Pow Pow Press
  • 5.25 x 7.25
  • $14.95

“Dessins” is the French word for “Drawings”. As the title implies, Dessins doesn’t really follow a dramatic arc: it alludes to many, yet never lingers on any. Pascal Girard has an uncanny talent to convey the narrative aspect of any given situation in a single illustration. This book collects some …read more

SalzandPfeffer

Salz & Pfeffer

Émilie Gleason

  • 2D Cloud
  • 76 pages, 5✕7", Paperback
  • $14.95

A rollicking adventure in surrealism. — The Comics Beat Émilie Gleason’s comics have a visceral punk aesthetic on top of an absurd sense of humor. You can’t beat that combination. — Noah Van Sciver Salz & Pfeffer immerses us in Émilie Gleason’s taboo-soaked world of the inane and the intellectual, …read more

MileEnd

Mile End

Michel Hellman

  • Pow Pow Press
  • 6.25 x 8.25
  • $22.95

With a deft blend of humor and fantasy, Michel Hellman presents us with a wide array of anecdotes inspired by day-to-day life in the Mile End, a Montréal neighborhood known for its vibrant culture and history. Spanning a decade, Mile End tells of the neighborhood’s evolution throughout the decade, drawing …read more

GurihiruSketchbook

Gurihiru Sketchbook

Gurihiru

  • Self Published
  • 24 pages, 7 inch x 10 inch, B&W
  • $5.00

On top of designing an AMAZING poster for TCAF 2015, Featured Guests Gurihiru are also debuting a brand new sketchbook! While you may know them from their work on Avatar: The Last Airbender and for Marvel Comics, this sketchbook showcases images from the other side of their beautiful and varied career. The …read more

VirtualCandle

Virtual Candle

HTML Flowers

  • Space Face Books
  • Full color offset
  • $18.00

A monograph from HTML Flowers, Virtual Candle collects 130 pages of comics, drawings, and images of the artist’s stick and poke tattoos.

ThankGod

Ley Lines #3: Thank God, I Am In Love

Cathy G. Johnson

  • Czap Books/Grindstone Comics
  • 24 pages, gold interiors w/ royal blue cover, risograph
  • $5.00 US

“Admire as much as you can, most people don’t admire enough.” Cathy G. Johnson explores the brutal and miraculous physicality of love through the work of Vincent van Gogh. Ley Lines is a quarterly publication dedicated to exploring the intersection of comics and the various fields of art & culture …read more

TheSpectators

The Spectators

Victor Hussenot

  • Nobrow Press
  • 128 pages, color
  • $22.95

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

PatentDependingVehicles

Patent Depending: Vehicles

Steven M. Johnson

  • Self Published

Have you ever wondered what kind of vehicles might exist on the road if imagination were the only limiting factor? Patent Depending: Vehicles explores the collision and collusion of vehicles, power and needs, combining them in surprising and delightful ways. Forget boring electric cars. You’ll wish you could drive or …read more

RussianOliveRedKing

Russian Olive to Red King

Kathryn Immonen & Stuart Immonen

  • AdHouse Books
  • 176 pages, 7
  • $24.95 US

When your lover may be dead, how long can you hold on to what remains? To whatever is left of you? A plane crash, a package, her dog, her voice. A notebook, his writer’s block, and heat-distorted summer memories of a search for Jumbo the Elephant and an absent father.

DrawingThinking

Drawing Thinking of You Dancing

Jason Kieffer & Mairi Greig

  • Self Published
  • 5.25 x 7.75, 48 pages
  • $5.00

Jason Kieffer has created a comic book adaptation of choreography by dance artist Mairi Greig. An entire 12 minute dance has been distilled into 48, juicy comic book pages.

TheOutsideCircle

The Outside Circle

Patti LaBoucane-Benson & Kelly Mellings

  • House of Anansi Press
  • $19.95

In this important graphic novel, two Aboriginal brothers surrounded by poverty, drug abuse, and gang violence, try to overcome centuries of historic trauma in very different ways to bring about positive change in their lives. Pete, a young Aboriginal man wrapped up in gang violence, lives with his younger brother, …read more

Incision

Incision

Kate Lacour

  • Self Published
  • 40 pages, Full colour
  • $13.00

Delicate watercolours depict esoteric surgeries.  Human bodies are subjected to unseen forces.

Confetti

Confetti

Ginette Lapalme

  • Koyama Press
  • 6 x 7 ½, 200 pages, colour, trade paper
  • $20.00

Confetti, like its namesake, is a fun and explosive mix of color from the fertile mind of multidisciplinary artist Ginette Lapalme. In comics, paintings, prints, sculpture, and jewelry, Lapalme uses cartoons and junk culture as raw material to make “cute” subversive and “pretty” punk. Ginette Lapalme is a Toronto-based illustrator …read more

3Books

3 Books

Blaise Larmee

  • 2D Cloud
  • 288 pages, 6✕9", Softcover
  • $29.95

Intimate, compelling, and uncompromising. — Mira Gonzalez A languid dream of sensuality and sex. — Aidan Koch 3 Books is an eclectic and meticulously crafted reproduction of rare and unpublished books: Nudes, a collection of drawings originally released in small editions over several volumes, Amateurs, a photo book produced for the Japanese …read more

AdventuresofDrippy

The Adventures of Drippy the Newsboy 
Vol 1: Drippy’s Mama

Julian Lawrence

  • Conundrum Press
  • 7.5x10 inches, 64 pages 
b/w, trade paperback
  • $12.00

In this first volume of a trilogy based on the writings of Stephen Crane, Vancouver artist and animator Julian Lawrence brings his iconic Drippy the Newsboy to life! Here the naive Drippy gets pulled into the world of the Forbidden Zone by Harry and his alchoholic pals. His papers do …read more

Chico

CHiCO

Kate LAVUT

  • Self Published
  • 8 x 5.74, 144 pages
  • $14.99

CHiCO is the true story of Kate Lavut, who dressed as a boy, jumped on a bus and went to Mexico.

InkForBeginners

Ink for Beginners: A Comic Guide to Getting Tattooed

Kate Leth

  • Retrofit Comics / Big Planet Comics
  • 5" x 7.25" (12.7 cm by 18.41 cm), 28 pages, color
  • $4.00 US

Thinking of getting your first tattoo? Tattoos are an awesome, rad and powerful way to decorate and celebrate your bod! Kate Leth brings you advice (and a few horror stories) culled from both her own experience getting over 30 tattoos and interviews with a few dozen tattoo artists. Ink for …read more

PitifulHumanLizard

The Pitiful Human-Lizard #4

Jason Loo

  • Self Published
  • 6.74 x 10.25

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.

TheStorm

Storm

Megan Lavey-Heaton & Isabelle Melançon

  • Self Published
  • Full color, 6.625x10.25in., 20 pages
  • $5.00

In this short comic set in Quebec during the invasion of Canada during the American Revolution, has been six months since Sarah’s husband left to assist in the siege on Quebec City. No one has heard from his regiment since. But Sarah knows that somewhere, somehow, her husband is still …read more

TheLunchWitch

The Lunch Witch

Deb Lucke

  • Papercutz
  • 180 pages
  • $14.99 US

For generations and generations, the women of Grunhilda’s family have stirred up trouble in a big, black pot. Grunhilda inherits her famous ancestors’ recipes and cauldron, but no one believes in magic anymore. Despite the fact that Grunhilda’s only useful skill is cooking up potfuls of foul brew, she finds a job listing that might …read more

BadEnd

Bad End

Megan Lavey-Heaton & Isabelle Melançon Alex Singer

  • Self Published
  • Black and white, 5.5 in. x 8.25 in., 28 pages
  • $5.00

Once upon a time, there were brave boys and bold girls who ventured forth to fulfill brave deeds. Too bad they didn’t actually succeed … An enchanting and unsettling fairy tale zine inspired by the The Gashlycrumb Tinies of Edward Gorey.

Shirtlifeter5

Shirtlifter #5

Steve MacIsaac & Eric Kostiuk Williams Jon Macy

  • Self Published
  • 96 Pages, Color
  • $14.95

The fifth issue of Steve MacIsaac’s Shirtlifter,  the first in four years, concludes the “Unpacking” serial that started in Shirtlifter #3. “Unpacking” follows Matt, a gay graphic designer living in Vancouver. Alone after the sudden dissolution of an eight-year relationship, Matt is living in a new apartment he can’t seem to quite move into, and is wary of …read more

CleopatraInSpace

Cleopatra in Space #2: The Thief and the Sword

Mike Maihack

  • Graphix
  • 192 pages
  • $12.99 (PB), $22.99 (HC)

Cleopatra’s space adventure in the REALLY far future continues! A mysterious thief has stolen the ancient sword Cleo recovered in Book One: Target Practice, and she’s determined to get it back. But her teachers at Yasiro Academy forbid her from risking her life, so she’s stuck at school, trying to …read more

DontGetEaten

DON’T GET EATEN BY ANYTHING: A COLLECTION OF THE DAILIES

Dakota McFadzean

  • Conundrum Press
  • 5.75x8.25 inches, 368 pages, full colour, hardcover
  • $25.00

For the past five years cartoonist Dakota McFadzean has been drawing a four panel comic strip every day and posting to his website. Inspired by James Kochalka’s American Elf, McFadzean began the project in January 2010, originally as an autobiographical daily. Soon, however, it morphed into its current state: death, …read more

Oaf

The Oaf

Nick Maandag

  • Self Published
  • Black & White, 48 pages
  • $7.00

A couple of mismatched roommates share an apartment so disgusting, it borders on the surreal. The Oaf will be available at the Pigeon Press table along with Nick and his other books Facility Integrity and The Libertarian.

MeNutNutNut

Me Nut Nut Nut #3

Jason Murphy

  • Space Face Books
  • Printed by Color Code Printing
  • $10.00

The continuation of the excellent MNNN series, #3 can be read as a continuation of the previous two or as a standalone story.  Beautiful four colour riso cover with one colour riso interiors.

OTPBookOne

OTP Book One

Maki Naro

  • Self Published
  • 24 pages, 5.5 x 8.5
  • $10.00

In 1975, paleontologists unearthed the remains of the Triassic Period’s most curious odd couple. The exact details of how these two unlikely creatures came to be entombed in the same burrow were lost to time, but you can read their story today, thanks to the magic of prehistoric fan-fiction. OTP …read more

Smoo9

SMOO #9

Simon Moreton

  • Self Published
  • 105 x 148 mm, 36 pages, B&W throughout

The latest issue of the acclaimed UK autobiographical mini-comic series SMOO will debut at TCAF. Full of minimal pencil drawings and poetic reflections in the vein of John Porcellino and Warren Craghead, the zine contains stories about Spring; people passing, processing grief, time passing, doubt; family, a birth, growth.

ThrillingAdventureofLovelaceandBabbage

The Thrilling Adventures of Lovelace and Babbage

Sydney Padua

  • Penguin Random House Canada
  • HC
  • $34.00

HE THRILLING ADVENTURES OF LOVELACE AND BABBAGE . . . in which Sydney Padua transforms one of the most compelling scientific collaborations into a hilarious series of adventures. Meet Victorian London’s most dynamic duo: Charles Babbage, the unrealized inventor of the computer, and his accomplice, Ada, Countess of Lovelace, the …read more

LostProperty

Lost Property

Andy Poyiadgi

  • Nobrow Press
  • 24 pages, color
  • $5.95

Gerald is a mailman, much like many other mailmen. One day, having lost a precious and personal item, he visits his local lost and found. There, he finds far more than he bargained for, because in this “self storage”, each and every one of Gerald’s lost possessions has been kept and …read more

ItWillAllHurt3

It Will All Hurt #3

Farel Dalrymple

  • Study Group Comics
  • 48 pages, full colour
  • $8.00

THIS IS IT! THE BIG SHOWDOWN! The IWAH kids have come together after many trials and dangers to the citadel of the evil Red Wizard only to face his violent wrath. Robot Tod, Leon Fireglove, Gato Gris and all the rest battle for their life in this climactic issue. Fans …read more

PentultimateQuest3

Penultimate Quest 3

Lars Brown

  • Self Published
  • $10.00

The third and final book in the Penultimate Quest story. Penultimate Quest is the story of a 15th century architect trapped in a never-ending dungeon.

InfiniteBowman

Infinite Bowman

Pat Aulisio

  • Hic + Hoc Publications
  • 6×9, 176 pages, paperback
  • $15.00

Infinite Bowman tracks the story of a lost astronaut wandering through the wastedlands, making his way through the infinite city, battling demons, and calling his buddies jerks. Aulisio’s manic spattery squiggly style pairs magnificently with his unique breed of inter-galactic toilet humor.

AmbientComics2

Ambient Comics II

Nadine Redlich

  • Rotopol Press
  • 36 page, 14.5 x 20 cm, black & white
  • $10.00 EU

Arriving now. Dwelling in the moment and understanding everything. Seeing the big picture in everyday life. Ambient Comics by Nadine Redlich is the way. From low tide to high tide, from emptiness to abundance. Breath in. Breath out. Treat yourself to Ambient Comics by Nadine Redlich. Relax into the world. Be like …read more

SunbeamontheAstronaut

Sunbeam on the Astronaut

Steven Cerio

  • Alternative Comics
  • 48 pages
  • $9.95

The purely hallucinatory digest you’ve searched for is here, done in Steven Cerio’s unique cross pollination of tripping visions and skittering twee. Included are previously unreleased stills of Cerio’s characters from his various films with top-hatted eyeball performance greats The Residents, a dozen short narratives, a collection of paintings and …read more

PopeHats4

Pope Hats 4

Ethan Rilly

  • AdHouse Books
  • 32 pages, 8 " x 10.875 " saddle stitched
  • $7.95 US

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

Demons

Demons

Eric Kim

  • Self Published
  • Black and white, 6.75
  • $5.00

Niceville!…or is it? Bullied by Demons, an old man and a pair of swindlers try to solve their problem by summoning a bigger, badder Demon. But are they smart enough to get rid of the solution to all of their problems?

Minimes

Minimes 2

Murilo Martins

  • Self Published
  • 24 pages, B&W
  • $5.00

Feel the tiny power of minimal visual storytelling: Minimes is a series of silent minicomics with (very) short stories and strips illustrated in Murilo’s clean, geometric and streamlined style. Every issue is released in a comics festival, and number 2 is debuting at TCAF. Murilo Martins (sometimes @mu_tron) is an …read more

HowToMake

How to Make a Magic Wand

Chris Eng & Jenn Woodall

  • Self Published
  • Black and white, 4.25" by 5.5" inches, 20 pages
  • $3.00

A mash-up of magical girl goodness and occult rituals inside a self defense zine.

EnTuThrie

En Tu Thrie Vol 1

Muura Parkkinen

  • Self Published
  • B/W, A5 (5.8 x 8.3) 180 pages
  • $20.00

En tu thrie is a mature fantasy/drama comic about a bordello mama and a cartographer having to deal with sibling relationships, romantic encounters and a sadomasochistic lady pirate from their past. There are also giant bugs.

BrokenBirds

Broken Birds

Dawn "player prophet" Davis

  • Self Published
  • $12.00

Nanaki Kazuaki and Sakazaki Yuuya are in the beginnings of a strange and unconventional relationship; they’re two birds who will always care about someone else more than each other. Could two people possibly be better off in a situation like this? Broken Birds is about healing in atypical romantic entanglements. …read more

ColverHoney

Clover Honey

Rich Tommaso

  • Alternative Comics
  • 136 pages, paperback 
  • $14.95

Abigail is an aspiring hitwoman out to prove her value to the family, but everyday life gets in her way. She braves the wilds of Newark, overpriced parking, traffic jams, and bad hair days to track down Trevor, her former mentor, who is on the lam with a big briefcase …read more

SilentVoice2

Secret Voice #2

Zack Soto

  • Study Group Comics
  • 48 pages, full colour
  • $8.00

In the aftermath his disastrous mission into the underground troll kingdom, the mysterious warrior-monk Dr. Galapagos seeks out old friends and new allies as he races against time to stop the oncoming war. Meanwhile, Proctor-General Absalom leads a desperate battle against the Smog Emperor’s forces. Plus: A new back up …read more

BlobbyBoys

Blobby Boys 2

Alex Schubert

  • Koyama Press
  • 5 1/2 x 8 1/2, 52 pages, colour, trade paper
  • $10.00

The Blobby Boys are back and they’ve got acid tongues and acid on their tongues. The salacious and slimy Saturday Morning castoffs haven’t lost an iota of edge. In fact, the only thing sharper than the comedy in this book just might be the boys’ switchblades. Alex Schubert was born …read more

BrokWindsor

Brok Windsor

John Stables & Ed. Hope Nicholson

  • Self Published
  • Full Colour, 6 x 9 inches, 268 pages
  • $20.00

A Canadian comic book lost since 1946, this is the first reprint of the wild sci-fi adventures of Brok Windsor: doctor, adventurer, and giant. Dr. Brok Windsor was on an ordinary fishing trip in Lake of the Woods when he finds a lost island hidden behind magical mists. Crashing his …read more

WeAreGoingToBremen

We Are Going To Bremen To Be Musicians

Geoff Berner & Tin Can Forest

  • Self Published
  • 36 pages, soft cover, saddle stitched, full color, 9
  • $20.00

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.

24by7

24 by 7

Various Artists & Ed. Dan Berry

  • Fanfare Presents
  • 192 pages, FC, 9 x 7, HC
  • $25.00 US

At 3pm on Thursday, 16th October 2014 in the small market town of Kendal on the edge of the Lake District National Park in England, 7 artists entered a room and started to draw. By 9pm the following day 7 comic books were being collected from the printer to form …read more

DevastatorHorror

Devastator: Horror

Various Artists

  • Devastator Press
  • 60 pages, 8.5 x 5.5, full color
  • $10.00

Oh my god! The Devastator: Horror is inside the house! Contributions from hilarious comedians and cartoonists from The Onion, Adult Swim and Marvel go Van Helsing on Freddy Krugger, Frankenstein, The Thing, the guy in the dog costume from The Shining and more! Reverse side is Scary Stories to Tell Your Ungrateful Family in the Dark, …read more

FightZine

FIGHT! – Round One

Various Artists

  • Self Published
  • Full colour, 8 x 10 inches, 44 pages
  • $15.00

FIGHT! is a project which invites illustrators to create their own original female fighting game character. Each artist is given a direction to draw their character facing, and these fierce fighters face off through the spreads of the book! Featuring the artwork of local and international artists.

FroshWeek

Frosh Week

Various Artists

  • sucker press
  • 56 pages, B&W, 8 x 10.5
  • $10.00

sucker press will be debuting FROSH WEEK at TCAF 2015. The 56 page, black and white, body horror themed comic anthology is the product of five new works from contributing emerging canadian cartoonists and illustrators, three of whom will be commuting from Montréal to share the table for the weekend. …read more

Satellites

Satellites Vol 1 – A Comic Anthology

Various Artists

  • Self Published
  • $25.00

SATELLITES is the first volume of a comic anthology series. As a group of 9 friends, artist, and storytellers, these artists have illustrated our own original stories in comic form, to be printed in the first edition of this series. These comics will come together in a beautiful 200+ page hardcover book. …read more

TorontoComicsAnthology

Toronto Comics Anthology Vol. 2

Various Artists

  • Self Published
  • 6 x 9, 208 pages
  • $14.99

We all share Toronto, but no two of us see it alike. Inside these covers you’ll find nineteen fresh angles on the city we love, from thirty-three talented creators. From condo vampires to caped heroes, from thrift-store lifers to the pilots of mighty Toronto-Tron, everyone’s got a different perspective. Whether …read more

AdviceComics1

advicecomics1

Various Artists

  • Self Published
  • 114 Pages, Risograph
  • $15.00

advicecomics1 features new advice from BOYFRIEND (Michael Hawkins), SALLY (Katie Parrish), MULBERT (written by Andrew Connor, drawn by Carla McRae), NICKY MINUS (Nicky Minus), BABY W (Lee Lai), DR. ENTRAILS (Walker Mettling), IGNATZ LAB RAT (Ben Juers), MARY LEUNIG (Mary Leunig) & RAYMOND RAY (Marc Pearson) and has drawings all through it …read more

Wizards

Wizards of C*ckblock Forest: Rise of the Axeholes

Various Artist

  • Self Published
  • 10 pages, 8.5 x 5.5, color cover, b+w interior
  • $5.00

In this expansion guide for the hit Wizards of Cockblock Forest satirical role-playing game, hoards of rich, well-dressed “axehole” orcs have invaded your turf. Use wing-magic with your friends to send those bros running back to their gaudy McFortresses. Art by Paul Roman Martinez.

Towerkind

Towerkind

Kat Verhoeven

  • Conundrum Press
  • 4.25x5.5 inches, 164 pages, 
b/w, trade paperback, flaps, YA/13+
  • $15.00

“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

GhettoBrother

Ghetto Brother

Julian Voloj & Claudia Ahlering

  • NBM Publishing
  • 6x9, 128 pages, B&W
  • $12.99 US

An engrossing and counter view of one of the most dangerous elements of American urban history, this graphic novel tells the true story of Benjy Melendez, son of Puerto-Rican immigrants, who founded, at the end of the 1960s, the notorious Ghetto Brothers gang. From the seemingly bombed-out ravages of his …read more

Agalma

Agalma

Stanley Wany

  • Éditions Trip
  • 96 pages, 7 X 9, B/W
  • $15.00

Agalma is an ancient Greek term for a pleasing gift intended to woo the gods, to dazzle them with its wondrous features and so gain favour for its bearer. Agalma, therefore, was endowed with magical powers beyond its apparent superficial value. Agalma is the treasure which we seek, the unconscious …read more

Valor

Valor Anthology

Various Artists

  • Self Published
  • Full color, 6.625 in. x 10.25 in., 312 pages
  • $25.00

Valor is a comic anthology of re-imaged fairy tales showcasing the talent of some of the top creators in digital comics. It pays homage to the strength, resourcefulness, and cunning of female heroines in fairy tales through recreations of time-honored tales and brand new stories designed to be passed to …read more

Apocalyptigirl

ApocalyptiGirl: An Aria for the End Times

Andrew MacLean

  • Dark Horse Comics

Alone at the end of the world, Aria is woman with a mission! Traipsing through an overgrown city with her only companion, a cat named Jelly Beans, Aria’s search for an ancient relic with immeasurable power has been fruitless so far. But when a run in with a creepy savage …read more

Disappearanceof

The Disappearance of Charley Butters

Zach Worton

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

Following the success of Zach Worton’s The Klondike comes a new graphic novel about the final throes of a death metal band. While filming a music video they stumble upon an old cabin in the woods containing the archives of a disappeared artist. The discovery sets in motion a chain …read more

ForAsLongAsItRains

For As Long As It Rains

Zviane

  • Pow Pow Press
  • 6.25 x 8.25
  • $22.95

A man and a woman, find themselves in an isolated cabin in a foreign country, unable to go outside because of the pouring rain. For the two of them, it’s as if time itself had been suspended, as if nothing exists, save for the words of love they whisper to …read more

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