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May 21, 2015

Librairie Drawn & Quarterly Books of the Week - May 21, 2015

In the weekly Librairie Drawn & Quarterly Books of the Week, the Montreal bookstore recommends several new works of fiction, art books, periodicals, and comics.

Librairie Drawn & Quarterly is one of Montreal's premiere independent bookstores.

Drawn & Quarterly: 25 Years of Contemporary Cartooning, Comics, and Graphic Novels

Drawn & Quarterly: 25 Years of Contemporary Cartooning, Comics, and Graphic Novels

Celebrating its 25th anniversary, Drawn & Quarterly has put out a gorgeous, gigantic volume full of articles, comics, photos, and other treats together. If you've ever been curious about the publishing house's history, wanted to know more about the countless artists featured over the years, or wanted a beautiful anthology full of amazing comics, this is a must see.

Optic Nerve 14

Optic Nerve 14
by Adrian Tomine

Much-lauded cartoonist Adrian Tomine (whose work often graces the cover of the New Yorker) is back with a new instalment of Optic Nerve, timed to coincide with the comic's twentieth anniversary. In its pages can be found two short stories (and a bonus autobiographical strip), chronicling a father struggling to be supportive, questions of mortality, and a search for a former life.

King Cat 75

King Cat 75
by John Porcellino

A Toronto Comic Arts Festival exclusive, King Cat 75 is all about a real-life cat, Porcellino's Maisie. With the artist's signature clean lines and quietly beautiful storytelling, you learn about a beloved pet and companion, a wonderful addition to the King Cat canon.

Blobby Boys

Blobby Boys
by Alex Schubert

MTV praised webcomic Blobby Boys as "one of the funniest dumbest bestest webcomics we've come across in a minute" and there isn't much higher praise than that. The comic, compiled by Koyama press, tells the story of the titular Ninja Turtle/punk hybrid bandmates, and a colourful cast of characters like Aging Hipster, Punk Dad, and Cyber Surfer.

Pope Hats 4

Pope Hats 4
by Ethan Rilly

This special, full-colour issue of the Pope Hats comic brings together seven stories, diverse and each as insightful as the last. Whether he's telling the story of troubled parents or a scorched-earth colony, Rilly's work is meditative and meaningful, and it quickly becomes obvious why this series has won both an Ignatz Award for Outstanding Comic and a Doug Wright Spotlight Award.

Librairie Drawn & Quarterly links:

Librairie Drawn & Quarterly's blog
Librairie Drawn & Quarterly Facebook page
Librairie Drawn & Quarterly Tumblr
Librairie Drawn & Quarterly on Twitter

also at Largehearted Boy:

other Librairie Drawn & Quarterly Books of the Week

52 Books, 52 Weeks
Antiheroines (interviews with up and coming female comics artists)
Atomic Books Comics Preview (weekly new comics and graphic novel highlights)
Largehearted Word (weekly new book highlights)
Book Notes (authors create music playlists for their book)
guest book reviews
musician/author interviews
Note Books (musicians discuss literature)
Short Cuts (writers pair a song with their short story or essay)
WORD Bookstores Books of the Week (weekly new book highlights)

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