Coming Attractions: February 2012: Part Three

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Here it is, the stunning conclusion of new titles shipping in February!

Since this is Oscars weekend, I’ve included some award winners below! Hugo! Edgar! Carnegie! Stoker! Even Shamus! (No, not that one!)

Lots of adaptations! One is a comic based on a movie based on a prose novel!

Tonight to do: Seth and Clowes in Montreal

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If you can’t make it out for these seminal events, you can still listen to these modern masters talk with WYNC’s Leonard Lopate right here.

Anders Nilsen hits the West Coast with ‘Big Questions’

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The complete BIG QUESTIONS by Anders Nilsen is ure to be one of the books of the year, a 600+ page meditati

Coming Attractions: April 2011

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Wow! Lots of great books coming out this month!

PAYING FOR IT gets final cover and an intro by R. Crumb

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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:

Coming Attractions: February 2011

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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.

More Lynda Barry on tour and Montreal report

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Tweet 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 […]

Coming Attractions: November 2010

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TweetBy 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, […]

The Drawn & Quarterly sale

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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.

Tubby cometh!

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Tweet How on earth did we miss this!

Clowes on tour!

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Tweet Dan Clowes is on tour this week, D&Q tells u, starting today in Washington DC. In each city, Dan will be talking with a special guest moderator complete with slide show. (and it’s a great slide show) And in Boston you get to see Ghost World after the event, with an introduction by Dan […]

OJINGOGO returns

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Tweet Chris Oliveros announces a new edition of Matthew Forsythe’s OJINGOGO. We need more of this!

The Funnies Business

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TweetA 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 […]

Coming soon: Imiri Sakabashira

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Tweet According to Drawn & Quarterly’s blog, the next gekiga artist we need to pay attention to is Imiri Sakabashira. He’s also been published in Vice, so that should give a little idea of what to expect. Can’t wait!

21 Days of Halloween: Seth

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Tweet The NY Times teams up Lizzy Ratner and Seth for some haunting views: Even in this cheek-by-jowl town, the realm of other people’s apartments remains resolutely mysterious. Sure, New Yorkers share walls, overhear fights, inhale the sweet-spiced victories (and, all too often, failures) of sundry kitchen experiments. But the odd, unholy secrets of our […]

Marc Bell on Tour

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Tweet 10/17-18 APE San Francisco, CA 10/19, 7-10pm Lucky’s Vancouver, BC 10/21, 8-10pm Family Los Angeles, CA 10/25, 5-7pm Desert Island Brooklyn, NY 11/20, 7-9pm Magic Pony Toronto, ON 11/27, 7-9pm Librairie D+Q Bookstore Montreal, QC