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Papercut Heart
By (artist): Ian Cant
9781894994385 Paperback, Trade English General Trade COMICS & GRAPHIC NOVELS / General May 01, 2009
$15.00 CAD
Active 4.25 x 5.5 x 0.5 in | 0.2 lb 160 pages Conundrum Press conundrum press
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 with melancholy. His obsession with B-horror movies allows him to find the beauty in trash culture, either in the form of a hidden and subversive genius, or the tenderness and vulnerability of unskilled creative passion. Cant's instruction in zen poetry is evident in his clean, delicate linework which belies the depth of his sentiments. Ruminations on the temporal nature of all things are thrown into stark relief by the accompanying drawing, be it a cupcake, a matchbook, or the image of a lost love, and many, many, talking ravens.

Ian Sullivan Cant was born in St. John's Newfoundland and grew up in the east end of Toronto. Now he lives in Montreal where he writes, draws, studies at the Zen Centre, and works for the yoga magazine Ascent. Ian has loved independent publishing since he was a kid, but only started photocopying his own zines, as the unkindness of ravens press, after graduating from Concordia University's Creative Writing program, where he studied poetry under the GG award winning poet Stephanie Bolster. Papercut Heart is the result of those years of zine making.

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