D&Q’s 25th Anniversary spotlights the long march of female cartoonists

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Over the weekend, Drawn & Quarterly got some much deserved attention in the New York Times for their 25th Anniversary and the astonishing accompanying book. First in a round-up of creators and books, and then a longer profile called 25 Years of Drawn & Quarterly, Champion of Female Cartoonists, which probably isn’t the headline you […]

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D+Q to publish Laura Park’s Do Not Disturb My Waking Dream

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Ignatz winner, Eisner-nominee Laura Park is a cartoonist who veers into “national treasure” territory for me. Her classically styled linework and delicate coloring mix with an ineffable, inspired mix of sadness and tenderness. Do Not Disturb My Waking Dream, her mini comic, is a small classic, released in small numbers. But hooray, D+Q will be publishing a collected edition of her comics under the Waking Dream title.

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That ‘Wilson’ movie is on again with Harrelson and Dern

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Daniel Clowes is the Mark Millar of the indie comics set, with two of his graphic novels—Ghost World and Art School Confidential—having been filmed. And now a third, Wilson, based on the GN of the same name, is back on track, with filming set for Minneapolis next month. The script is by Clowes.

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Julia Pohl-Miranda upped at Drawn & Quarterly

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In a move that will surprise no one, Julia Pohl-Miranda has been promoted Director of Marketing at Drawn & Quarterly, where she will continue to oversee day-to-day publicity operations, author tours, festivals and events, and remain a calm and encouraging presence at D&Q’s booth wherever she goes. A graduate of McGill University, Pohl-Miranda started as a marketing intern for joined D&Q in 2008, while progressing to publicity assistant and editorial marketing manager before reaching her current title.

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D&Q to publish Adrian Tomine’s Killing and Dying in October

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Somehow I managed to miss last week’s biggest news of all: a new collection from Adrian Tomine, coming in October! The ominously titled Killing and Dying which collects the last few issues of Optic Nerve:

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D&Q To publisher Kate Beaton’s ‘Step Aside, Pops’ in September 2015

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The long awaited second collection of Kate Beaton’s madly popular Hark! A Vagrant comic is finally on its way, and it’s called Step Aside, Pops, a phrase we’ll all be saying a lot come September. Tom Devlin acquired the book for Drawn & Quarterly.

“Kate’s wit is sharper than ever in Step Aside, Pops,” said Devlin in a statement. “She’s found the perfect way to explore her love of history, while effortlessly deflating the pompous, self-righteous figures of authority we were taught to respect in school. Her restlessness has made her drawings even funnier.”

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OH BOY! New Tamaki, Nilsen, Delisle, Seth and more coming next year from Drawn & Quarterly

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D&Q has just firmed up their Winter/Spring titles for 2015 and…well, it’s going tobe another great year, in case all these previews we’ve been publishing haven’t given you that idea yet. As if new books from Jillian Tamaki, Michael Deforge, Anders Nilsen, Seth, Shizero Mizuki and the like weren’t enough to get you drooling into a […]

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CAB Debuts from Drawn and Quarterly: Franz, DeForge, Mizuki and Lindgren

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D&Q sent along info on their four debuting books this weekend at CAB: Earthling Aisha Franz, translated by Helge Dascher   First Year Healthy Michael DeForge Showa 1944-1953: A History of Japan Shigeru Mizuki, translated by Zack Davisson   Pippi Won’t Grow Up Astrid Lindgren and Ingrid Vang Nyman

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John Porcellino tours for The Hospital Suite

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One of the eagerly awaited books of fall is The Hospital Suite by John Porcellino, a graphic novel length account of his health issues and battle with OCD, depression and other ills. Despite the heavy subject matter, it’s fascinating reasons with Porcellino’s bare bones storytelling keeping anything from becoming maudlin or self pitying. Porcellino will […]

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Peter Bagge tour dates announced for Woman Rebel

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The fall comics landscape is shaping up with the books we’ll be talking about and one will definitely be Woman Rebel: The Margaret Sanger Story, straightforward but lively biography of the women’s right pioneer by Peter Bagge, who will be touring this fall. Here are the dates: BALTIMORE, MD: Friday September 13, 7 pm Atomic Books, […]

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The Ten Best Free Comic Book Day Comics You Need To Read This Saturday

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This year, publishers have distributed fifty-two titles for Free Comic Book Day this Saturday. While it is not uncommon for many comics shops to order all of the titles, it is becoming common that most comics shops anticipate large crowds of customers.  While this is a good thing, it means that the stores must limit the […]

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Cartoonists coming to a town near you: Knisley, Hernandez, Shaw, Hanawalt, Katin

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We’d like to remind you that a number of fantastic cartoonists are on tour either at the moment or upcoming soon this Spring. We’ve posted their schedules previously but here’s a quick catch-up on who’s where. Get out and support your local (or visiting) cartoonist! Lucy Knisley Gibert Hernandez Tuesday April 16th, 7 pm NEW […]

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Lisa Hanawalt hits the road for (MY) DIRTY DUMB (EYES) Tour

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Despite what other may say, Lisa Hanawalt’s Y DUMB DITY EYES, colelcting her humorous and mysterious cartoons and drawings from recent years, is quite the chuckler. And Hanawalt will be coming to a city near you on tour: TORONTO: Sat May 11 and Sun May 12 TCAF, Toronto Reference Library MONTREAL: Monday May 13 Librairie D+Q, 211 […]

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Coming Attractions: Winter 2013: Macmillan, and Friends

Macmillan is one of the “Big Six” book publishers.  In addition to their own imprints, such as First Second, they also distribute a variety of other publishers, such as Seven Seas, Drawn + Quarterly, and Papercutz. What follows are books scheduled for the first third of 2013.  All information [aside from my bracketed comments] comes […]

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Chris Ware persuades D&Q to publish a collection of teen girl mag Rookie

Mystery of the week: Literary comics mainstay D&Q is suddenly getting into prose with 15-year-old Tavi Gevinson’s ‘Rookie Yearbook One’ , a collection of the popular online magazine for teenage girls? With a company-high 40k first printing? Who? How? Why? All this is shocking enough. But here’s the stunning drawing room reveal: it was Chris Ware’s idea! What th–? Will Ware’s unnamed one-legged protagonist suddenly be modeling Fit-Flops?

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Coming Attractions: Book Expo America: The Hottest Graphic Novels of 2012!

Once a year, booksellers, librarians, and assorted biblios assemble at Book Expo America, the largest publishing trade show in North America. 2012 marks the tenth anniversary of the graphic novel pavilion at BEA, and while many graphic novel publishers are absent, there are many more “mainstream” publishers offering an amazing multitude of titles, genres, subjects, and audiences!

This year, John Hogan of Graphic Novel Reporter hosts The Hottest Graphic Novels of 2012! panel, where a team of five diverse individuals recommend a variety of graphic novels due to be published in 2012! Last year’s selections got lots of press and accolades, and quite a few of the titles below seem to be just as interesting and intriguing!

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