Debuting Books

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

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

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

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

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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.

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.

AnEntityObservesAllThings

An Entity Observes All Things

Box Brown

  • Retrofit Comics
  • 6.5" x 8.5", 152 pages, color, trade paper
  • $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

Qviet

Qviet

Andy Burkholder

  • 2D Cloud
  • 248 pages, 5.5✕7", Paperback w/ band
  • $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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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.

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.

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

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

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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

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

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

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" x 11.75"
  • $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.

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

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

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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