TOKYO: Gondry/Bell film opens

TOKYO, a new triptych film directed by Michel Gondry, opened on Friday, and one of the segments is an adaptation of Gabrielle Bell’s comic book, CECIL AND JORDAN IN NEW YORK, in which a girl turns into a chair. NY Mag interviewed Gondry about the film, and he had much to say about it…and Bell: […]

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BookScan redux

Okay, just a few after dinner cordials as we close the books on the annual Imbolc rituals: § Peerless Peggy Burns of D&Q has the last word on the indie sales matter, by pointing out that comparing apples to sea scallops makes no sense whatsoever: Bookscan doesn’t provide an accurate report, but it can be […]

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Huizenga halts OR ELSE

Kevin Huizenga has announced that OR ELSE, his periodical comic from D&Q, will not have a sixth issue: I’ve decided that Or Else (the series) is done. It doesn’t make sense to do it this way anymore. Drawn and Quarterly have been great and I want to thank them. For sure I will still be […]

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A night of European comics

(l-r, front row Igort, Isabel Kreitz, Max, Nicolas de Crécy; standing, Jaromir 99 and Jaroslav Rudiš) Euro comics week in NYC continued with an evening of slideshows and presentations by David B., Nicolas de Crécy, Igort, Jaromír 99, Isabel Kreitz, Max, and Jaroslav Rudiš, some of the finest cartoonists in the world, so it was […]

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This week: Lynda Barry, Groening events

Tonight! WASHINGTON DC-FRIDAY, OCTOBER 3RD 7:00 PM POLITICS & PROSE WITH SPX SLIDE SHOW, Q+A AND SIGNING http://www.politics-prose.com/ Tomorrow! NYC-SATURDAY, OCTOBER 4TH 4:00 PM NEW YORKER FESTIVAL IN CONVERSATION WITH MATT GROENING http://www.festival.newyorker.com/

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Kevin Huizenga explains the origin of Glenn Ganges and more

Huizenga’s work is so weightless in effect and weighty in substance, it’s interesting to hear him talk about his work process: I don’t want to explore something like “Science vs. Faith” in my work, though it may seem this way. My stories have involved scientists and clergymen and they seem to be in conflict — […]

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SD08: Drawn & Quarterly – #1529

D&Q will have a new tote bag for all purchases over $40, new books and signings and panels by James Sturm, Lynda Barry, Rutu Modan, and Adrian Tomine. You won’t want to miss stopping by! Thursday, July 24th: 11:00 AM-2:00 PM Rutu Modan Signing 1:00-4:00 PM Lynda Barry Signing 5:00-7:00 PM Adrian Tomine Signing

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More John Stanley!

Drawn and Quarterly continues to do God’s Work be announcing even more John Stanley reprints: We’ll be starting off with a three volume set of Stanley’s Melvin Monster. During the “monster” craze of the Sixties, Dell Comics launched this short-lived but hilarious and weird series about a good little monster boy and his disappointed family. […]

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Lynda Barry on tour!

Lynda Barry’s WHAT IT IS comes out in a few short days, and the legendary cartooner will be touring all spring and summer, into the fall D&Q reports. Here are her current tour dates: 06/4 The Strand New York, NY 06/5 Free Library of Philadelphia Philadelphia, PA 06/6 NYU Cantor Center New York, NY 06/7-8 […]

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NPR: Adrian Tomine’s ‘The Donger and Me’

In more NPR comics news, they present Adrian Tomine’s ‘The Donger and Me’, an examination of the character from John Hughes lovably racist Sixteen Candles.

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D&Q: Breakin’ the law

If you were going to pick on an indie comics company as a scofflaw, Montreal’s ultra-civilized Drawn & Quarterly would be the last one you would suspect. But you would be wrong. In bi-lingual Canada, the award-winning publisher has been visited by the language police for failing to have a sign in both English and […]

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Interview round-up

§ ICv2 has a two-par interview with First Second’s Mark Siegel: What were your big hits for the second half of 2007 through the holiday season? Laika and Robot Dreams have had all sorts of interesting things happen for them (Laika is Nick Abadzis and Robot Dreams is Sara Varon). It’s a delightful thing to […]

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Week in Review: Dupuy, Berberian, Friedman, Hayes

We’re a little bit recovered from the week’s dizzying array of New York-cenetered events. Wednesday was Philippe Dupuy and Charles Berberian at Housing Works, moderated by Matt Madden. You can read Madden’s report here. Also recap by Kiel Phegley. We arrived a little latish (but still well before 7:00) and the place was already PACKED. […]

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Dupuy & Berberian in NYC

Fresh off their Gran Prix win at Angouleme, the legendary duo of Dupuy and Berberian come to America. Related: a preview of Dupuy’s Haunted at Vulture. Also, Matt Madden previews tonight’s event. Words Without Borders and Housing Works Presents Tales from the Global Village, Part 3: Straight out of Angoulême Dupuy & Berberian Wednesday, March […]

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To Do Tonight, Cambridge, MA: ADrian Tomine

Thursday night, Adrian’s at the Brattle Theater in Cambridge, sponsored by the Harvard Bookstore. Last night, he addressed a SRO crowd at the Librairie Drawn and Quarterly. It was the first time I had seen Adrian’s slide show for Shortcomings. All I can say is, do not miss this slide show. I know, I know, […]

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To Do To-nite: Tomine in Montreal

At The D&Q Librarie.

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