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Friday, September 29, 2006

Gary Panter art show in LA

The LA Weekly writes it up here, promising recent acrylics on canvas and paper, a selection of equally masterful and fragmentary ink drawings, plus a recent series of one-of-a-kind hand-decorated heirloom dishes (?!)

5790 Washington Blvd., Culver City
(323) 297-0600
Through October 7
Thursday, September 28, 2006


Every September, Canada puts on Word On The Street, which is a book festival in almost every major city in the country. (Sadly, not in Montreal) They are incredibly supportive of comics, so much so that last Sunday Joe Sacco was in Vancouver, Chester Brown was in Toronto and Seth was in Halifax. Calum Johnston of Strange Adventures sent us some pictures, saying that the place was packed, with the graphic novel area the most packed.


Just a quick post that D+Q has a new distribution partner in the UK: Publishers Group UK (or PGUK). For all stores in the UK who want to order our books visit
Wednesday, September 27, 2006

Paul Gravett Rules!

Paul Gravett is the Director of
Comica in London at the
ICA. I had the pleasure of meeting Paul a few years ago at SPX, and he is a delight--not to mention he has great taste in comics. (He wrote the introductions for both our Dupuy & Berberian books, Get a Life and Maybe Later.)

Just take a look at his 2006 Comica line-up next month. What I wouldn't do to see Moomin Memoirs , hear
Guy Delisle speak, and read the comics-themed Sunday Independent (well that's probably the one thing I can do!) The special issue of the Independent will preview Pyongyang (Jonathan Cape is publishing Guy's books in the UK this Fall) but the paper will serialize the UNEDITED and UNCENSORED version of Chris Ware's Building Stories. UNCENSORED--I didn't even know that existed!

(Above: The cover to Graphic Novels: Everything You Need to Know--just one of the smart books Gravett has penned, be sure to check it out.)
Sunday, September 24, 2006

Early Sunday Morning News

Today's edition of the Japan Times features an interview with Yoshihiro Tatsumi while he was in California this past July and is coupled with a review of Abandon the Old In Tokyo.

Here is a pic of Mr. & Mrs. Tatsumi at the Getty Center while in LA.

Here is another review of the new book in the Las Vegas Weekly.
Friday, September 22, 2006

Joe Sacco does Vancouver

Joe Sacco will be the special guest of the CBC Radio Studio One Book Club on Sunday morning September 24th, at the Vancouver Public Library Central Branch during Word on the Street. Join them for a fascinating discussion with this amazing cartoon journalist and graphic novelist. He'll be reading from his new book But I Like It, as well as taking questions from the studio audience. The only way to get in, is to win! For all the details, go here and enter soon - only 130 people will be able to get in for this intimate event. And if you miss the CBC discussion, Sean from Sophia's bookstore will be interviewing him at 3PM for Word Under the Street, in the Sheila McKay room.

all about Anders Nilsen

Robin McConnell interviews Anders on the Vancouver radio show, Inkstuds, on CiTR 101.9FM. You can listen to the whole thing here.

Also, for those of you lucky enough to live in Evanston, IL, keep an eye out for this t-shirt he designed for the local shop, Comix Revolution, at 606 Davis Street.

Thursday, September 21, 2006

Please don't ask him where Shrimpy is.

Marc Bell is on the road promoting his new book, Nog a Dod (Conundrum Press.) He will be doing his 45-minute-long allegorical mime performance at the following places on the following dates:

Sunday September 24th:
The Gladstone, 1214 Queen Street West, Toronto, ON
7-12 midnight

Saturday September 30th:
Giant Robot, 437 E. 9th Street, NY, NY
Launch and Aht Shoo

Tuesday October 3rd:
Boa Bar, 5301 St-Laurent, Montreal, PQ
Dusk til Dawn

Saturday October 7th:
Struts Gallery, 7 Lorne Street, Sackville, NB

Party with Ron Rege, Gary Panter and Martin Cendreda

Well, you would have to be in two cities at once to party with all three of them, but this Saturday night from 6:30-8:30PM Gary Panter will be in NYC at Giant Robot while Martin Cendreda and Ron Rege, Jr will be in Los Angeles at GR2 with other comic luminaries in each location. Sounds like fun, I wish GR would open a Robot GĂ©ant store in Montreal! Here is more information.
Tuesday, September 19, 2006

Tokion Magazine profiles Adrian Tomine

This month's issue has a 6-page feature on the artist behind Optic Nerve. Photo by Peter Stanglmayr.
Monday, September 18, 2006

Seth's Debut in the NYT Magazine!

In case you missed yesterday's NYT, here is a link to Seth's new story that will be serialized every Sunday for the next few months George Sprott 1895-1975 .

Doug Wright Awards Pics!

Click on the above photo for a more complete set of photos from the Doug Wright Awards.
Saturday, September 16, 2006
Small Press Expo TV Commercial

The folks at SPX created this tv commercial to air in the DC market before the show on October 13th & 14th. Bill Kartalopoulos of Egon is in charge of programming and has a great line-up in the works. The schedule will be announced soon.
Friday, September 15, 2006


It would seem that Mr. Ron Regé, Jr. has designed a sign for a store owned by Tahli Harkham and David Kramer (yes, that Kramer!) At this time, we are unsure what is sold in the store. We think it might be back issue comics or vinyl dolls. We do know that the store is called "Family" and that Jordan Crane houses a studio within.

Paul Gets An Award!

We are very excited to announce the news from last night's Doug Wright Awards in Toronto that Michel Rabagliati received the Best Book of the Year Award for Paul Moves Out. Congratulations Michel!

Reports from around the web include the exciting news that luminaries such as Sook Yin Lee, Don McKellar and Stuart Maclean were in attendance. And that our own Chester Brown wore a tie! ( Thanks to Salgood Sam for the tip off and pic) The CBC Arts Tonight taped the interview between Seth and Chester, we will let you know the airdate...

Thursday, September 14, 2006

Ignatz Awards Announced!

The 2006 nominations for the Ignatz Awards have been announced, and it is quite a stellar list of noms. Congrats to everyone who was nominated, including the following D+Q cartoonists:

Outstanding Artist
* Anders Nilsen, Big Questions #7 and #8 (Drawn & Quarterly)

Outstanding Anthology or Collection
* Drawn and Quarterly Showcase #3 by Matt Broersma, Genevieve Elverum, and Sammy Harkham (Drawn & Quarterly)
* The Push Man and Other Stories by Yoshihiro Tatsumi (Drawn & Quarterly)

Outstanding Graphic Novel
* Wimbledon Green by Seth (Drawn & Quarterly)

Outstanding Story
* "Somersaulting" by Sammy Harkham, Drawn and Quarterly Showcase #3 (Drawn & Quarterly)
* We Are On Our Own by Miriam Katin (Drawn & Quarterly)

Outstanding Series
* Big Questions by Anders Nilsen (Drawn and Quarterly)
* Optic Nerve by Adrian Tomine (Drawn & Quarterly)

Outstanding Comic
* Big Questions #7 by Anders Nilsen (Drawn & Quarterly)
* Optic Nerve #10 by Adrian Tomine (Drawn and Quarterly)

Outstanding Debut Comic
* Curses by Kevin Huizenga (Drawn & Quarterly)
* Lucky by Gabrielle Bell (Drawn & Quarterly)
* Moomin: The Complete Tove Jansson Comic Strip Book One by Tove Jansson (Drawn & Quarterly)

The Ignatz Award ceremony takes place on Saturday, October 14th at SPX in Bethesda MD along with D+Q debuting new books by Kevin Huizenga, Anders Nilsen, Gabrielle Bell and our new Moomin series!

Chester Brown and Seth at the Doug Wright Awards Tonight in Toronto!

The Doug Wright Awards are tonight in Toronto on Thursday, September 14th at the Gladstone Hotel Ballroom, this artwork by Chester pretty much sums up why you should NOT miss the event! Also at the event, Seth will interview Chester on the release of his paperback edition of Louis Riel; A Comic-Strip Biography. There will be drinks, appetizers, and a party, do not miss!
Wednesday, September 13, 2006

D+Q Showcase Bk 4

Dirk Deppey of Journalista on the newly redesigned TCJ.com reviews our new volume of the Drawn & Quarterly Showcase: Book Four. Check out the review and then buy the book , we have it on sale for 25% off!

Attn Halifax!

Lucky Halifaxers will enjoy the esteemed company of our dear Seth, as their smart Word on the Street organizers have invited him to be a special guest at this year's festival on Sunday, September 24th.

He will be interviewed by one of our favorite retailers, Calum Johnston of Strange Adventures, on the mainstage from 4:00-5:00. Do not miss Seth's only East Coast event for the foreseeable future.
Monday, September 11, 2006

ACME Novelty Starring....

And the race is on! The link to the First Amendment Project Auction on Ebay is live and furious! It looks like the auction to have Chris Ware name a character after the winning bidder in ACME Novelty will raise a lot of money for a good cause. Luckily for my wallet, there already was a character named Peggy in ACME! Only 9 days left.

Weekend Reading

A few articles were published over the weekend that are worth checking out:

The Nichi Bei Times profiles Adrian Tomine.

The Ottawa Citizen spotlights this Thursday's Doug Wright Awards/Louis Riel SC Launch.

Nathalie Atkinson answers the question, are there comics for kids, with a resounding yes in the Globe & Mail.
Friday, September 08, 2006

Stocking stuffer

I know that short of posting the entire book, no one is going to believe that Joe Matt has finished the next issue of Peepshow (#14.) Well, he has and it should be in stores by mid-November. {Left: A panel from page 13!!}
Wednesday, September 06, 2006

XX art show in NYC

Given that there's no need for an exhibition entitled "Contemporary Men Cartoonists," it's great that the ladies are getting the attention they deserve. Opening today at the Adam Baumgold Gallery in NYC: TELLING TALES: CONTEMPORARY WOMEN CARTOONISTS, Curated by Dan Nadel.

D+Q congratulates Genevieve Castree, Julie Doucet, and Debbie Drechsler, along with 14 other talents of the last 4 decades.

Show stays up until October 14th. 74 East 79th Street, New York. Gallery hours are Tuesday through Saturday 11:00 - 5:30 PM. For further information please contact Adam Baumgold at 212-861-7338 or abaumgold@aol.com

Tuesday, September 05, 2006

Abandon The Old In Tokyo Near You.

Our first Fall title, Yoshihiro Tatsumi's Abandon The Old In Tokyo, shipped last week to accounts and in this week's Asia edition of Time Magazine there is a review: An example of early manga as nihilist social commentary, Abandon the Old in Tokyo is a revealing time capsule and a strangely moving portrait of survival in a land where everything is changing."

Also, we received this review of Tatsumi's appearance at Comic-con in July by a thankful fan at Sequential Tart.

Guy Delisle In The House!

All of us at D+Q were in for quite a treat on Friday afternoon when we were able to meet cartoonist Guy Delisle of Pyongyang and Shenzhen in person. For most of the past year, we were only able to communicate via a group email address that reached a central office where Guy was in Burma. Guy stopped in Montreal on his way back from his hometown of Quebec, before heading back to France where he lives. Three bottles of wine and a good time were shared by all present. Here is a pic of Guy with his publisher, Chris Oliveros.


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