Chester Brown’s PAYING FOR IT is sure to be one of the most-discussed GNs of the year, and D&Q has just released the final cover. In case you missed the log line, it’s an account of Brown’s decade-long practice of hiring prostitutes and his arguments for the dignity and necessity of the profession — in Canada certain forms of prostitution are legal, but that situation is changing for the worse, and Brown makes a pretty impassioned plea in the book to expand on the legalization of what really should be a business transaction between adults. We’ve read the whole thing, and while we’re not quite on board with some of of it, he does make a good case for keeping things safe and legal. The book will have an intro by R. Crumb and blurbs from many famous folks, including Neil Gaiman, who writes:
February has only 28 days, but is jam-packed with lots of great graphic novels and related titles!
Warning… looking at what appears so far on BarnesAndNoble.com, the rest of 2011 is going to be just as amazing! Click this link to discover more! (Sweet Kirby Crackle! Corto Maltese, in English, from Rizzoli?!) Better start shopping for bookshelves now.
￼ If you missed the earlier stops, you can still see the one and only phenomenal Lynda Barry talking and inspiring: DO NOT MISS Lynda Barry on tour for PICTURE THIS in a city near you. Seeing Lynda Barry’s exceptional, inspirational presentation in person is something each and every fan should witness. Lynda has been […]
By Torsten Adair The following is a selection of new comics titles due to be published in November 2010. This list is not comprehensive, as there are over 350 books scheduled. Instead, I have selected titles which caught my interest. If you would like to browse forthcoming graphic novels and related books at your leisure, […]
Drawn & Quarterly is also having a warehouse sale, with nearly all titles in stock 30-40% off. Lots of great stuff from Chester Brown to Lynda Barry to Kevin Huizenga.
A few links making the rounds related to the health of various sectors of the comics business. § In Boston, while book industry sales are “in freefall”, comics sales are strong enough to support new retail outlets: They couldn’t find a single financial backer willing to risk a penny on a comic book store, but […]