Drawn & Quarterly Winter 2014 by Macmillan

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on loving women diane obomsawin translated from the french by helge dascher intimate vignettes of women coming out on loving women is a new collection of stories about coming out first love and sexual identity by the animator diane obomsawin with this work obomsawin brings her gaze to bear on subjects closer to home her friends and lovers personal accounts of realizing they re gay or first finding love with another woman each story is a master class in reaching the emotional truth of a situation with the simplest means possible her stripped-down pages use the bare minimum of linework to expressively reveal heartbreak joy irritation and fear on loving women focuses primarily on adolescence crushes on high school teachers awkwardness on first dates but also addresses much deeper-seated difficulties of being out fears of rejection and of not being who others want one to be within these pages obomsawin has forged a poignant powerful narrative that speaks to the difficulties of coming

ant colony michael deforge the debut graphic novel from a dazzling newcomer with a singular idiosyncratic style in the few short years since he began his pamphlet-size comic book series lose michael deforge has announced himself as an important new voice in alternative comics his brash confident undulating artwork sent a shock wave through the comics world for its unique fully formed aesthetic with his debut drawn quarterly title ant colony deforge confirms his place as a mover and shaker in the world of graphic novels from its opening pages ant colony immerses the reader in a world that is darkly existential with false prophets unjust wars and corrupt police officers as it follows the denizens of a black ant colony under attack from the nearby red ants on the surface it s the story of this war the destruction of a civilization and the ants all too familiar desire to rebuild underneath though ant colony plumbs the deepest human concerns loneliness faith love apathy and more all of

benson s cuckoos anouk ricard translated from the french by helge dascher workplace stresses may prove killer in this off-the-rails office satire comics graphic novels drawn and quarterly 2/25/2014 9781770461383 $19.95 paperback softback 96 pages illustrations throughout carton qty 0 6.500 in w 9.500 in h brit trans 1st ser audio dram d+q marketing richard thinks he s in luck when he snags a job at the cuckoo-clock factory but things start to go wrong right off the bat first of all there s his boss who doesn t seem to have the strongest grip on reality and has an odd penchant for silly hats then there are his coworkers who are alternately evasive and idiotic when asked about anything pertaining to actually getting work done finally there s george the employee richard s replacing who supposedly quit but whose family has just appeared on national tv pleading for his safe return it s all adding up to a very strange workplace and when the company goes on a retreat everything

white cube brecht vandenbroucke with few words and gorgeous style a cartoonist takes aim at the hypocrisies of the art world white cube is the belgian cartoonist and illustrator brecht vandenbroucke s debut book a collection of mostly wordless strips that follow a pair of pinkfaced twins as they attempt to understand contemporary art and the gallery world their reactions to the art they encounter are frequently comedic as they paint over pablo picasso s famous mural guernica and re-create a pixelated version of edvard munch s the scream after receiving one too many e-mails lushly painted these irreverent strips poke fun at the staid often smug art world offering an absurdist view on the institutions of that world questioning what constitutes art and what doesn t as well as how we decide what goes on the walls of the gallery and what doesn t vandenbroucke s distinctive work blends the highbrow with the low drawing equally from gordon matta-clark s site-specific artwork and the three

walt before skeezix box set frank king designed and edited by chris ware introduction by jeet heer the prelude to the walt and skeezix series offers a portrait of a country in transition walt before skeezix collects the first years of frank king s beloved comic strip gasoline alley one of the most widely read and syndicated strips of its time which is still syndicated today these comics produced between 1919 and 1920 focus primarily on walt wallet and his friends as they engage with the then-novel automobile sensation that was sweeping the nation this period of the newspaper strip is especially fascinating as a historical time capsule charting a moment in america s past when horses and buggies shared the road with cars and when the country was making the transition from rural farmers to urban industrialized society king was a pioneering american cartoonist who changed comics forever by setting his strip in contemporary america and having his characters age these lavish volumes pay

moomin and the martians tove jansson a visit from a martian causes an uproar in moominvalley another classic moomin story reworked in full color with a kid-proof but kidfriendly size price and format moominmamma wakes up one morning to find a flying saucer has crash-landed in her cabbage patch there s a strange machine dangling out of it that seems like it could be used to fix their broken radio but when moominpappa starts fiddling with it he turns himself and moomin invisible each knob on the machine causes strange and unlikely events to transpire until the martians finally recover possession of their property tove jansson s moomin and the martians is a lighthearted romp that reaffirms the importance of family comics graphic novels drawn and quarterly 3/11/2014 9781770461420 $9.95 paperback softback 40 pages illustrations throughout carton qty 0 6.500 in w 8.000 in h brit trans 1st ser audio dram d+q tove jansson 1914­2001 was a legendary finnish children s book

moominmamma s maid tove jansson with a maid to help around the house will the moomins become respectable another classic moomin story reworked in full color with a kid-proof but kidfriendly size price and format a housekeeping and mother-craft expert named mrs fillyjonk moves in next door to the moomins seeing the state of the moomin house she takes action shaming them into hiring a maid when misabel the maid arrives it s immediately clear she needs a little cheering up and since mrs fillyjonk has mysteriously disappeared the moomins set about teaching misabel how to enjoy herself life lessons and poignant reminders of the importance of simple pleasures abound in this classic tale from tove jansson comics graphic novels drawn and quarterly 3/11/2014 9781770461437 $9.95 paperback softback 40 pages illustrations throughout carton qty 0 6.500 in w 8.000 in h brit trans 1st ser audio dram d+q tove jansson 1914­2001 was a legendary finnish children s book author/artist and

index ant colony michael deforge 2 benson s cuckoos anouk ricard 3 deforge michael ant colony 2 jansson tove moomin and the martians 6 jansson tove moominmamma s maid 7 king frank walt before skeezix box set 5 moomin and the martians tove jansson 6 moominmamma s maid tove jansson 7 obomsawin diane on loving women 1 on loving women diane obomsawin 1 ricard anouk benson s cuckoos 3 vandenbroucke brecht white cube 4 walt before skeezix box set frank king 5 white cube brecht vandenbroucke