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 bucket, there are a few new faces, such as MELODY by Svlvie Rancourt, a lost 80s comic about a woman’s life in rural Canada, and a new book by stunning Norwegian illustrator Bendik Kaltenborn. More Moomin! More Anna and Froga! And yet More Clyde Fans from Seth! Say what you will, but I love by once every two years look into the lives of Abe and Simon Matchcard and their doomed fan company.
PLUS….as 25th Anniversary spectacular with
variant covers by Paco Medina and Alex Ross including tributes from writers including Margaret Atwood (writing on Kate Beaton), Sheila Heti (writing on Moomin), Jonathan Lethem (writing on Chester Brown), Françoise Mouly (writing on Adrian Tomine). The immense tome will also spotlight the history of the company with interviews, photos and many a little of the sassy D&Q style we all love from their website. AND hundreds of pages of previously unpublished/untranslated comics by Kate Beaton, Chester Brown, Michael DeForge, Joe Matt, Jillian Tamaki, Yoshihiro Tatsumi, Guy Delisle, Julie Doucet, Art Spiegelman, Adrian Tomine, Rutu Modan, Shigeru Mizuki, and again, many more. Gotta sit down! Too much awesome!
AND there’s the regular line, whose covers and biblio info we share below, but to get more info just go here.
FIRST YEAR HEALTHY
BY MICHAEL DEFORGE
In stores January 13 2015! $14.95 / 6″ x 9″ / 48 pages / full color / hardcover / 9781770461734
PALOOKAVILLE 22 BY SETH
In stores April 14 2015! $22.95 / 6.25″ x 8.5″ / 120 pages / full color / hardcover / 9781770461635
TRASH MARKET BY TADAO TSUGE
edited and translated by Ryan Holmberg
In stores March 2015! $22.95 / 6.375″ x 8.75″ / 272 pages / b+w / flexicover / 9781770461741
ADULT CONTEMPORARY BY BENDIK KALTENBORN
In stores June 23 2015! $24.95 / 10.575″ x 8.25″ / 176 pages / full color / hardcover / 9781770461758
JERUSALEM: CHRONICLES FROM THE HOLY CITY BY GUY DELISLE; translated by Helge Dascher
Now in paperback, expanded with sketches from Delisle’s time in Jerusalem!
In stores March 3 2015! $19.95 / 6.5″ x 8.75″ / 344 pages / full-color / paperback / 9781770461765
INTELLIGENT SENTIENT? BY LUKE RAMSEY
In stores February 3 2015! $19.95 / 10.875″ x 8″ / 64 pages / full color / hardcover / 9781770461772
WALT & SKEEZIX BOOK SIX: 1931-1932
BY FRANK KING
edited by Chris Ware, foreword by Jeet Heer
In stores April 7 2015! $39.95 / 9.5″ x 7.5″ / 400 pages / b+w / hardcover / 9781770461789
SUPERMUTANT MAGIC ACADEMY
BY JILLIAN TAMAKI
In stores April 28, 2015! $19.95 / 6.25″ x 8.5″ / 224 pages / b+w and partial color / paperback / 9781770461987
MÉLODY BY SYLVIE RANCOURT
trans. Helge Dascher
In stores June 9 2015! $22.95 / 6″ x 7.75″ / 352 pages / b+w / paperback / 9781770462007
DRAWN AND QUARTERLY:
25 YEARS OF CONTEMPORARY CARTOONING, COMICS, AND GRAPHIC NOVELS
In stores May 12, 2015! $44.95 / 6.875″ x 9.125″ / 512 pages / full color / hardcover / 9781770461994
SHOWA 1953-1989: A HISTORY OF JAPAN
BY SHIGERU MIZUKI
trans. Zack Davisson
In stores July 2015! $24.95 / 6.45″ x 8.75″ / 552 pages / b+w / paperback / 9781770462014
STROPPY BY MARC BELL
In stores May 2015! $21.95 / 8.125″ x 10.375″ / 64 pages / full color / hardcover / 9781770462052
POETRY IS USELESS
BY ANDERS NILSEN
In stores June 2015! $34.95 / 6.5″ x 8.75″ / 224 pages / full color / hardcover / 9781770462076
MOOMIN BOOK TEN: THE COMPLETE LARS JANSSON COMIC STRIP
BY LARS JANSSON
In stores June 2015! $19.95 / 8.75″ x 12″ / 112 pages / b+w / hardcover / 9781770462021
ANNA AND FROGA: FORE!
BY ANOUK RICARD
trans. Helge Dascher
In stores July 2015! $14.95 / 8″ x 9.75″ / 40 pages / full color / hardcover / 9781770462045
MOOMIN AND THE MARTIANS
BY TOVE JANSSON
In stores July 2015! $9.95 / 8.5″ x 6″ / 56 pages / full color / flexicolor / 9781770462038
PLUS check out the current 50% off sales running until the end of the week!
Heidi MacDonald is the founder and editor in chief of The Beat. In the past, she worked for Disney, DC Comics, Fox and Publishers Weekly. She can be heard regularly on the More To Come Podcast. She likes coffee, cats and noble struggle.