Series: Hamilton IllustratedPaperbackDavid Collier9781894987707$19.00COMICS & GRAPHIC NOVELS Nov 01, 2012
David Collier has long been a fixture in Hamilton, whether wandering through the streets, paddling though Hamilton harbour or biking through the city only to stop suddenly to pull out a sharp pencil and a well-worn sketchbook. His artist's eye is drawn to the beauty of the city and to the warmth of the people who live here. In Hamilton Illustrated Collier shows the Hamilton he knows and loves. The reader can't help but love it too.
Great Power and Great Responsibility is a thought-provoking collection of essays that delves into the philosophies that underlie many of the great comic series. From Watchmen to Bomb Queen, Douglas Mann considers a wide variety of comic storylines and characters, as well as the culture that both creates and enjoys them. A fascinating and unusual look at two pieces of society that do not generally appear on the same page.
Series: Chaos MissionPaperbackLorenz Peter9780973214000$25.00COMICS & GRAPHIC NOVELS Mar 01, 2003
Comix guru Lorenz Peter is one of the most prolific and consistentlyworthwhile artists around. Peter's comix portray disenfranchised kids doingwhat comes naturally---smoking hash, having sex and talking endlessly. But instead of presenting a stagnant slacker lifestyle (which makes for dull reading), Peter...offers a variety of perspectives...Both art and narrative are reminiscent of Julie Doucet's juicily detailed technique. --- Joanne Huffa, eYe Weekly
Series: Cheez 100PaperbackFiona Smyth9780968652220$25.00COMICS & GRAPHIC NOVELS Nov 01, 2001
Cheez 100 is Toronto-based artist Fiona Smyth's first 100 graphic panels from her celebrated comic Cheez, a comic that ran for many years in the monthly paper Xclaim! Luminously reproduced and accompanied by musings from six of Canada's best art writers, including Lynn Crosbie, Jane Farrow, Michael Holmes, Roy Mitchell, SiSi Penaloza and Gary Michael Dault.
Series: Dark AdaptationPaperbackLorenz Peter9781897141069$22.00COMICS & GRAPHIC NOVELS Sep 15, 2005
When someone close is dying of cancer and one's life is thrown into turmoil, past events, and memories of these events, can surface and sometimes direct the course of one's current life, bringing to light the worth of family and the parameters of love. In Dark Adaptation, the protaganist undertakes this journey, to make sense of the life he has already lived and the life he is now living. By Canada's underworld comix guru Lorenz Peter, whose first Pedlar Press title, Chaos Mission, was a great hit with readers 15 years of age and up.
Series: Side EffectPaperbackLorenz Peter9781897141182$24.00COMICS & GRAPHIC NOVELS Nov 21, 2007
Lorenz Peter was awarded the 2006 Doug Wright Award for Best Emerging Talent, for his graphic novel Dark Adaptation (Pedlar Press, 2005). Jurors Atom Egoyan, Gail Singer and Chester Brown called Peter’s graphic work “sublime.” This new Peter title is a collection of almost fifteen years’ work. Side Effect is a document of the times from the perspective of a dreamer. The book begins with the first images and ideas that provided the foundation for the work to follow, and progresses in chronological order through the different phases of the artist... + Read More
Series: This American Drivean illustrated road tripPaperbackMike Holmes9780978218577$19.95COMICS & GRAPHIC NOVELS Oct 15, 2009
Follow Mike (from Halifax) and girlfriend Jodi (a Texan) through the United States on a tour fuelled by deep-fried pickles and pocket-sized fruit pies. This American Drive is the story of the foods they ate, things they saw, places they visited, laws they bent, customs they mocked... and foods they ate.
True Story is an illustrated collection of miniature memoirs. Mike Holmes is editor, interpreter, guide and illustrator. He puts his own spin on the middle school embarrassments, near death experiences, bad dates, reunions, funeral faux pas, and first kisses, of people like you and me. In a style true to that of his weekly comic, Holmes makes room for others to share their stories. He writes the script, helps out with the comic timing, he offers behind-the-scenes details and follows up with the storytellers. The end result is engaging, funny--g... + Read More
In these five beautifully illustrated stories, Ollmann peers into the cracks of everyday life, finding inspiration in those slightly uncomfortable moments, both extraordinary and mundane, that make life ... well ... interesting. Influenced by a variety of artists such as Ben Katchor, Charles Schulz, Ralph Steadman, and Edward Gorey, Ollmann draws the inhabitants of his world with remarkable craft and an eye for detail, making each character unforgettable. "Oh Deer" tells the story of Schultz, a mild-mannered office drone suffering a mid-life cr... + Read More
Like a potent mix of Absolutely Fabulous and Sweet Valley High, say hello to Pedigree Girls, North America's next big thing. Privileged since birth and smugly self-satisfied, the Pedigree Girls are the stars of a comic strip written and illustrated by multi-talented Montréal artist Sherwin Tjia. These strips are highly addictive, darkly funny and desperately subversive. Revelling in adolescent dysfunction and sociopathology — from snobbery and sex to fashion and cannibalism — the strips plunge the reader into the daily atrocities that make up t... + Read More
Series: Sword of My MouthPaperbackJim Munroe9781600106040$14.99COMICS & GRAPHIC NOVELS May 04, 2010
The concrete shell of Detroit's cracked open to reveal loamy soil, rich with potential. But someone knows there's more profit in controlling hunger than selling food... the world was simpler before the righteous floated away into the sky, and magic started working. The all-new six-issue story spinning out of the acclaimed graphic novel Therefore, Repent! continues here.
Ever walked in on a roommate in, uh, the middle of something? When Kate interrupts Lilith’s demonic ritual, it’s pretty awkward, but it gives her a great idea for a new online journal: roommatefromhell.com. Whether her roommate is unholy or just unhinged, Kate’s not sure. But she knows a good show when she sees it, and she convinces her bombshell pal to perform her strange ceremony at their art gallery launch. Then she gets a booker at the local rock club to let them open for a metal band, and the kids love it. They decide to take the show on t... + Read More
What if the religious right... are actually right? Without warning, multitudes of Christians float bodily up into the sky. For the immoral majority, life goes on pretty much as usual. Except that after the Rapture, magic works -- for those willing to risk demonic mutations. And an angelic army appears to have been deployed to mop up the sinners. But through it all, outsiders Raven and Mummy face the possibility of a bigger problem than the end of the world: the end of their relationship.
Series: Witness My ShameBookworks and DrawingsPaperbackShary Boyle9781894994033$19.95Oct 15, 2004
Series: Mac Tin TacPaperbackMarc Tessier9781894994057$17.95Nov 15, 2004
Ian Sullivan Cant’s zines / illustrated poems are collected here into his first book, Papercut Heart. In deceptively simple pages, he tackles love, death and dreams with a wistful existentialism. Chia pets frolic with narwhals under banners that flutter with secret hope, Frankenstein’s creation speculates on the nature of self, and a story written entirely in Morse Code weaves through silent statuary. Cant’s writing confronts the tragic disparity between fantasy and ideal, and the disappointment of reality, but always seeks to touch the reader ... + Read More
Series: Undertaking, ThePaperbackMichael J. Hind9781894994392$15.00COMICS & GRAPHIC NOVELS May 01, 2009
Michael Hind’s first book, The Undertaking, is the saga of the Ward family and its oldest son Donald (D), who finds himself holding together the family undertaking business during the Second World War in Britain. They must deal with death on a professional level, yet are as human and flawed as anybody else when dealing with the loss of one of their own. The book opens on a funeral and is told dramatically through flashbacks, where we learn of the losses and regrets that have brought them to this place, and of those family secrets they bear toge... + Read More
Series: Hipless Boy, ThePaperbackSully9781894994408$19.95COMICS & GRAPHIC NOVELS Jun 30, 2009
Series: Poof!PaperbackLine Gamache9781894994439$15.00COMICS & GRAPHIC NOVELS Oct 25, 2009
Series: Ruts & GulliesNine Days in St PetersburgPaperbackPhilippe Gerard9781894994460$17.00COMICS & GRAPHIC NOVELS May 01, 2010
With both adventure and introspection Philippe Girard has turned a trip to a comic festival in Russia with his friend and publisher Jimmy Beaulieu into an inner journey. Throughout the book, Girard is haunted by the spectre of his deceased friend, Guillaume, who tries to remind him that he should really get those varicose veins fixed — and that it’s about time to let go and move on. The genial Girard plays the tourist and the profesional equally well as the reader is taken on a nine-day journey through the sites, sounds, and culture of St. Pete... + Read More
Series: Children of the AtomPaperbackDave Lapp9781894994477$17.00COMICS & GRAPHIC NOVELS May 01, 2010
From the artist behind the critically acclaimed Drop-in comes an earlier comic strip project, collected here for the first time in its entirety. Originally serialized in Western University’s The Gazette, then weekly in Vancouver’s Georgia Straight newspaper from 1996-2001, Children of the Atom is like a Samuel Beckett play in comic strip form. The two characters Franklin Boy and Jim Jam Girl live in an absurdist world of their own making, exchanging philosophies, dancing around any possible love story. Influenced by the comics of Mark Beyer, Ly... + Read More
Series: InkstudsPaperbackRobin McConnell9781894994491$20.00COMICS & GRAPHIC NOVELS Oct 15, 2010
Inkstuds is a collection of thirty interviews with North American alternative comic artists taken from the impressive archive that Robin McConnell has built up over the past 5 years on his radio show of the same name. The interviews focus on the creative process and influences, but the subjects discussed often branch off in surprising and interesting directions. The artists chosen cover the range from the older generation of underground cartoonists to the new generation of the comics avant garde. This book is an invaluable resource, not just fo... + Read More
Jimmy Beaulieu is the founder of the publishing house mécanique générale and the author or editor of eight books in French. Suddenly Something Happened is his first book in English and collects the storylines from Quelques Pelures and Le Moral des Troupes (which won the 2005 Prix Espoir Québécois), with a new Epilogue to form the definitive edition of this autobiographical work. Jimmy ponders the difference between living in Quebec City and Montreal with its bohemian nightlife, reminisces about his childhood in a charmingly candid way, shares h... + Read More
Series: So I've Been ToldPaperbackMaryanna Hardy9781894994521$17.00COMICS & GRAPHIC NOVELS Mar 01, 2011
We put so much energy into documenting our friends, we take pictures of them, we follow what they do, and their stories are more interesting than any banal afternoon television show. People are more interesting than they give themselves credit for. In So I've Been Told Hardy narrates their stories, drawing their asides, their inside jokes, cautionary tales, secrets, lies, and recipes. Through ink drawings, screen-printing, paintings, and embroidery she creates imagery from her imagination and immediate surroundings. Her practice is influenced b... + Read More
Series: ChimoPaperbackDavid Collier9781894994538$17.00COMICS & GRAPHIC NOVELS Mar 01, 2011
Since publishing his first story in R. Crumb’s Weirdo magazine, David Collier has been known for his thoughtful comic essays, often biographies of endearing eccentrics like himself. With his strong feeling for rustic scenery, Collier has carved a niche drawing homely images of grain elevators and abandoned cabins for publications like The Globe and Mail, the National Post, Saturday Night and Geist magazine. Chimo is an autobiographical account of Collier’s decision to re-enlist in the Canadian army and go through basic training again at age 40,... + Read More
Series: Killing VelazquezPaperbackPhilippe Girard9781894994545$20.00COMICS & GRAPHIC NOVELS May 21, 2011
On hearing a radio report of an accused priest Philippe is thrown back to a difficult time in his youth. He is faced with his parents’ impending divorce, moves to a new city, goes to a new school, and needs to make new friends. To help him adapt to his new surroundings his mother urges him to join the “Snow Geese,” a youth group led by a nonconformist priest who challenges Philippe to rethink his values. But as Philippe becomes more acquainted with the group and its charismatic leader, masks begin to slip, and he finds himself plunged into the ... + Read More
Series: You are a Cat!PaperbackSherwin Tjia9781894994569$17.00COMICS & GRAPHIC NOVELS Oct 21, 2011
Inspired by the gamebook fad of the late 80s — You Are a Cat! is both a parody and homage, focusing on a dysfunctional family, but told through the eyes of their cat. Fully a third of the book is lavishly illustrated from the feline first-person floor perspective. The different choices you make affect people and events! Even something as seemingly trivial as whether or not to purr can result in dramatic changes. As the first book in the fictional Pick-a-Plot series, You Are a Cat! includes numerous fake preview advertisements for improbable fut... + Read More
Series: SnapsPaperbackRebecca Kraatz9781894994552$15.00COMICS & GRAPHIC NOVELS May 21, 2011
Snaps takes place just before, during, and after the Second World War in a tiny town on Vancouver Island. The complex narrative is a period piece told from various points of view, in the Modernist literary tradition, and sometimes the characters and their stories overlap in intriguing ways. The style is magic realism combined with pulp dialogue. There are soldiers, tough working women, and children, who present their slice of life stories in a brief two or three pages, almost in a photographic way, hence the title. Sometimes dreamy, sometimes s... + Read More
Series: House of SugarPaperbackRebecca Kraatz9780978124205$11.95COMICS & GRAPHIC NOVELS Age (years) from 13 - 17Apr 15, 2011
House of Sugar collects a two-year run of strips in Halifax’s The Coast Weekly. Originally published in 2006 (by Tulip Tree) these small, four-panel episodes, with their heavy lines and slightly squashed faces, resemble high school drawings that have grown up. The collection’s themes are consistent: our immediate pasts are messy and painful places, but if we look so far back that we have to squint to see, everything is strong and elegant. Autobiographical anecdotes make up the bulk of House of Sugar, detailing Kraatz’ childhood in the prairies ... + Read More
Series: Collier's Popular PressDavid Collier's 30 Years on the NewsstandPaperbackDavid Collier9781894994606$20.00COMICS & GRAPHIC NOVELS Nov 23, 2011
This book collects Canadian cartoonist David Collier’s work published over the last 30 years in various publications such as: The National Post, The Nerve, The Globe and Mail, The Saskatoon Star Phoenix, Geist magazine, The Comics Journal, and many more. With new introductions by the artist himself and plenty of added ephemera, this is the volume that Collier completists have been waiting for. Introduction by Jeet Heer: "In the single panel strips, notably the Saskatoon Sketches and the 24 Simcoe Street strip Collier did for the National Post, ... + Read More
Series: Unspent Loveor, Things I Wish I Told YouPaperbackShannon Gerard9781894994583$20.00COMICS & GRAPHIC NOVELS Nov 25, 2011
Originally drawn and written as a series of online poetic vignettes, UNSPENT LOVE addresses themes such as hope, fear, and human frailty. Evolving through numerous iterations, including a gallery installation supported by the Nick Novak Fellowship at Open Studio, UNSPENT LOVE most recently appeared as an experimental wall installation at YYZ Artist’s Outlet. One chapter of this work won first place in the graphic narrative category of This Magazine’s Great Canadian Literary Hunt in 2010. Conundrum Press is thrilled to announce the book version ... + Read More
Series: People Around HerePaperbackDave Lapp9781894994590$17.00COMICS & GRAPHIC NOVELS May 12, 2012
A companion piece to Drop-in, Lapp’s critically-acclaimed account of working in inner city Toronto drop-in centres, but People Around Here takes it to the streets! Always the consummate observer, Lapp’s ability to crystallize everyday moments of street life and overheard conversations into short visual vignettes is remarkable. These strips are taken from Lapp’s regular column in Taddle Creek magazine and the Annex Gleaner, but many more are included.
Series: Song of Roland, ThePaperbackMichel Rabagliati9781894994613$20.00COMICS & GRAPHIC NOVELS May 12, 2012
The Song of Roland focuses on the life and death of the father-in-law of Rabagliati’s alter-ego Paul, who has been called “The Tintin of Quebec” By Le Devoir. The French edition, Paul à Québec, was critically hailed, winning the FNAC Audience Award at France’s Angouleme festival, a Shuster Award for Outstanding Cartoonist, and was nominated for the City of Montreal’s Grand Prize, and the Audience Award at Montreal’s Salon du Livre. The book is currently in production by Caramel Films. In his classic European cartooning style Rabagliati effortle... + Read More
This Toronto artist’s popular minicomics have finally been collected into her first graphic novel. Wilson has a flowing cartooning style, reminiscent of Roberta Gregory, with angry young women running around the city creating havoc. She has an innate sense of storytelling through comics panels, and an absurd, dark, yet hilarious point of view. Haven’t you always wanted to know more about Secret Societies, the Permantently Addressically Challenged, Mysterious Amphibious Creatures, How to Stalk and Kill the Average Squirrel, Wooing Ladies, and Un... + Read More
“Powered by an expressive black and white drawing style, reminiscent of Robert Crumb and the meticulous pointillist technique of Drew Friedman, the dark undertone of Bunjevac’s humour brings into light the range of socio-political issues her comics deal with, such as gender, nationalism or urban alienation, always from an ironic feminist perspective. Her chain-smoking, slightly alcoholic and manically depressed character Zorka may just be today’s ultimate antiheroine. A Balkan immigrant in the Brave New World, working in that same meat factory ... + Read More
It’s him or the cat in this charming collaboration between first time author (and renown Quebec comic actor) Yves Pelletier and the established artist Pascal Girard (winner of the Doug Wright Award for Bigfoot). The story concerns a young couple, Fanny wants to have children, and Fabien doesn’t feel ready. Then a cat called Romeo comes into their lives. She falls in love, but he’s allergic. Fanny becomes more and more attached to the cat, to the point where she actually rents a separate apartment for it. But it turns out her Romeo has actually ... + Read More
This collection of selected pen and graphite drawings range from the whimsical to the hyper-realistic, with some looking as though they were lifted from a turn-of-the-century catalogue. Many include captions, which convey humourous narrative arcs and add a sometimes bizarre dimension to the work. The Blaring House is inspired by children’s book illustrations, absurdist humour, and late Victorian portrait photography. “Adept, antiquated draughtsmanship, atypical humour, Seringhaus is a Van Leeuwenhoek’s flask of broth comprised of the DNA from t... + Read More
Series: Obituary ManPaperbackPhilippe Girard9781894994705$15.00COMICS & GRAPHIC NOVELS May 01, 2013
Behold: Obituary Man! A nondescript man who gains indescribable energy from reciting the eulogy at the funerals of strangers. He has never felt so alive!Maurice Petit is the unremarkable type, unaware of his own loneliness until, one morning, on his way to work he feels the crowds in the street press on him. He chokes on the weight of his routine. At work he consults his horoscope, which says that some great threat is close at hand. This warning seems the harbinger of some great end, the death he assumes to be imminent. Next to the horoscopes h... + Read More
Set in the future, The Grey Museum is a galactic romp, following a small group of survivors as they fend with mystic beings, interstellar parasites and themselves. Everything here is decided by narcissistic gods and goddesses, disturbed spirits, and bored aliens. Our clueless captives are left to wander, meandering their way among ruins, souvenirs, and impossible trails, and the 300-year-old television station attempts to capture it all. The Greys, a cloned race of coffee-drinking pseudo-humanity, have created a machine to “contemplate” things ... + Read More
Series: Library, TheHardcoverChihoi9781894994729$20.00COMICS & GRAPHIC NOVELS May 01, 2013
To debut our new Conundrum International Imprint we have chosen the stories of Chihoi, a young Hong Kong artist, who has had books published in Chinese, Italian and French. The Library is the first English edition of his work.Reading the short stories included in this volume is like reading someone else’s dreams. “The Library” or “Father” reminds one of Kafka; “I’m with my Saint” feels Gauginesque. All the stories feel like smudged emotions, they speak to regular hurt and deprivation, strength in silence and loneliness in numbers. Questions are... + Read More
Other Stories and the Horse You Rode in On is a collection of Dakota McFadzean’s comics. Short stories filled with yawning skies, dark humour, and quiet ruminations on memory, aging, and time. Drunken gnomes, sensitive teenagers, and a meditative cowboy all wander toward a sprawling, ghost-ridden horizon. McFadzean’s stories have been featured in the Best American Comics anthology for 2012 and in Regina’s Prairie Dog Magazine. His minicomic Ghost Rabbit won a Shuster Award and The Dailies was shortlisted for Slate magazine’s Cartoonist Studio P... + Read More
You are Holden Catfield. You’re a cat! It’s a pretty peaceful life. But one day the man in the family you live with comes home feeling quite sick, passing out in the living room. When he awakes, he isn’t the same. He tries to bite everyone! The only people in the house when he changes are you, the girl, and her girlfriend. Quickly you’re all out the door, the man trapped inside. The girls are getting into a car and beckoning you to come with them but this whole thing is frightening. Your thoughts stray to your girlfriend several houses down the... + Read More
How to smuggle and not get caught? Who invented the sandwich? Whose idea was the casino? You'll be smarter after you read this comic strip style book.
Series: My Modern PanicPaperbackJames Davidge9781897411728$14.95COMICS & GRAPHIC NOVELS Age (years) from 14 - 18Sep 15, 2012
Bestselling author James Davidge ('Thirteen Minutes,' 'Mathemagick and Mystiphysics,' 'The Driftwood Saga,' collaborates with a brilliant and diverse group of illustrators to produce a playful yet socially-concerned collection of comic and prose stories. What if the upper class of society started to collect and display the homeless as art? Could a sustainable farm be built on a defunct off-shore il rig by utilizing guidance and funding from a talking goldfish? Can Davidge reconcile with his own youthful sins of pulling the hair of a girl he lik... + Read More
Social paradoxes examined through the medium of a graphic novel…..'Road to Ruin' is the story of a group of ne'er-do-wells in the early 1960s with limited super-powers. Instead of dressing up as 1930s wrestlers and fighting crime, they decide to emulate their heroes, 'The Rat Pack,' by dressing stylishly and heading out on the road robbing banks and looting towns. They are 'The Bad Guys.' As the story progresses we see that, despite their rough exterior and their foolish infighting, the group is like a surrogate family who care deeply for each ... + Read More
1933: In a small German state, the last democratic election is about to take place before a failed artist named Hitler seizes power. The election is Hitler's chance to manipulate events that will lead to the death of millions.2010: After a man dies during a political act inspired by a work of art, the artist flees to Europe to escape her guilt. Through a chance meeting she discovers the truth of the 1933 election. The past becomes pivotal as she decides her future.The Listener reveals one of the world's most tragic acts of spin doctoring while ... + Read More