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August 13, 2015

Librairie Drawn & Quarterly Books of the Week - August 13, 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.

Moomin Book Ten: The Complete Lars Jansson Comic Strip

Moomin Book Ten: The Complete Lars Jansson Comic Strip
by Lars Jansson

Moomin Book Ten: The Complete Lars Jansson Comic Strip welcomes readers back to the beloved world of Moominvalley, where pancakes and jam are a perfectly acceptable supper and wealthy aunts can be altogether too fierce to handle. The tenth volume of Tove and Lars Jansson’s classic comic strip features the macabre and hilarious “Moomin and the Vampire” and “The Underdeveloped Moomins” story. Together, the four stories in this collection display the poignancy, whimsy, and philosophical bent that constitute the Moomins’ enduring appeal.

Moomin and the Martians

Moomin and the Martians
by Tove Jansson


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 Martian finally recovers possession of its property. Moomin and the Martians is a lighthearted romp that reaffirms the importance of family.

The Pitchfork Review, no. 7 Summer 2015

The Pitchfork Review, no. 7 Summer 2015

Any magazine that prints excerpts of Anders Nilsen's Poetry is Useless is a magazine clearly worth it's salt. And he's in fine company with the cover story on Grace Jones: As Much As I Can, As Black As I Am. The editor Jessica Hopper writes "Jones is the diva singing queer truths that cannot be spoken aloud." and "discussions of Grace Jones let us talk about so much else, race, gender, disco, about who we are, what music allows that culture does not, and most importantly of all about who we become in the light of another person's song." This magazine is full of great music writing, comics, photography and design. This issue has artists such as the above mentioned Anders Nilsen, Ron Regé Jr., Alexis Beauclair and so many more.

Put A Egg On It, issue 10

Put A Egg On It, issue 10

The 10th issue of Put A Egg On It is actually the first issue of this "irreverent digest-sized art and literary magazine" that features eggs! Finally! Because who doesn't love a good egg centered anything?!? With recipes like : Young Leeks with Soft Eggs, and korean Bokkeumbap featured next to articles like First Breakfast and Cracked this tasty zine is a real charmer. So get crackin' and pick this book up (ugh...I know, sorry.)

Not Funny Ha-Ha

Not Funny Ha-Ha
by Leah Hayes

Subtitled, A Handbook for Something Hard, this book is exactly that. It is a look at the physical and emotional hardship that one feels when going through an abortion while avoiding devolving into polemics. By following the story of two women and two different types of abortions: surgical and medical, it shows what one can expect regarding the procedures and it manages to stick to the facts. In Hayes own words she provides "visual insight into the the physical process that we don't always get to see." with a goal "to show, and possibly, maybe comfort in some way during an emotional procedure." Her drawing is simple and warm, making for a beautiful book that can serve as a resource to many.

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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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