Debuting Books

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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
  • 224 pages, 2 colour
  • $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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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