Broken Frontier Reviews I’m Not Here

Posted on Dec 15, 2017 in Blog

Broken Frontier reviews GG’s meditative study of isolation and familial ties I’m Not Here.

“GG’s book is quiet, sad and often still, but not devoid of hope.” — Tom Baker, Broken Frontier

And hope is something we could all use these days! Check out the review here!

Neonpajamas on Double+ and Crawl Space

Posted on Dec 13, 2017 in Blog

select the 25 favourite books that they read in 2017, and Ben Sears’ Double+ Adventures Night Air and Volcano Trash and Jesse Jacobs’ Crawl Space make the list!

On Night Air and Volcano Trash

“From castles and haunted beings in Night Air (think Waluigi with more one liners) to a ‘Mission Impossible’ type labyrinth in Volcano Trash, the hero and robot brigade continue to impress as they do things their own way through a medley of shenanigans.“ — Ben Niespodziany, Neonpajamas

On Crawl Space

“[Jesse Jacobs] is back with Crawl Space, a book that might have you looking harder than you expected for your one missing sock.” — Ben Niespodziany, Neonpajamas

Read the whole list right here!

PW on KP SS18

Posted on Dec 13, 2017 in Blog

Publishers Weekly
 compiles the Spring 2018 comics and graphic novels they are most excited about and Fiona Smyth’s career-spanning comics collection Somnambulance and Michael DeForge’s latest big collection of short stories A Western World are selected. Check the whole list here!

I’m Not Here a National Post Best Book

Posted on Dec 12, 2017 in Blog

The National Post continues their look at the best books of the year and GG’s I’m Not Here makes the list!

I’m Not Here is a haunting tale of the loneliness and isolation that comes with family responsibility. A quiet, powerful book.” — Michael Melgaard, The National Post

Check out numbers 74-50 here!

Anti-Gone on Quill & Quire

Posted on Dec 12, 2017 in Blog

Quill & Quire approached Canadian booksellers to weigh in on their favourite books of 2017 The Beguiling Books & Art’s Peter Birkemoe selects Connor Willumsen’s Anti-Gone.

“You get an odd combination of super contemporary, minimalist, and economical cartooning – the sort of artistic sensibility you expect from a young author, but with a maturity of voice suggesting a master playwright or screenwriter.” — Peter Birkemoe, Quill & Quire

Check out the whole list here!

Most excellent book trailer directed by Fatine-Violette Sabiri.

YALSA Great Graphic Novels for Teens

Posted on Dec 12, 2017 in Blog

The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) selects the great graphic novels for teens and Jesse Jacobs’ Crawl Space makes the list! Check out the whole list here!

Librairie Drawn & Quarterly Staff Picks

Posted on Dec 11, 2017 in Blog

The staff of Librairie Drawn & Quarterly are selecting their book picks for 2017 and Saelan Twerdy highlights Patrick Kyle’s Everywhere Disappeared, Sophia Foster-Dimino’s Sex Fantasy and Jesse Jacobs’ Crawl Space. Check out his picks for comics and books with just words here!

Booooooom Interviews Patrick Kyle

Posted on Dec 8, 2017 in Blog

Booooooom interviews Patrick Kyle to celebrate the release of Kyle’s new “Ladder T-Shirt” they talk hometowns, first bands, comics, and more!

Read it all here!

Dash Shaw Interviews Connor Willumsen

Posted on Dec 8, 2017 in Blog

Connor Willumsen and cartoonist and animator Dash Shaw sit down to discuss Willumsen’s recently released Anti-Gone.

“Connor Willumsen’s first graphic novel, Anti-Gone, beautifully follows a couple who drift on a small boat and go see a movie on drugs. It felt to me a bit like a Tao Lin novel in that it focuses on young people who spend their time shopping for clothes and entertainment/drugs.” — Dash Shaw, The Comics Journal

Check out the whole interview here!

The Comics Journal Reviews Old Ground

Posted on Dec 7, 2017 in Blog

The Comics Journal
 reviews the weird and eerie Old Ground by Noel Freibert.

Old Ground‘s strangeness is obvious from the start. Its depths are not. But Freibert rewards people willing to do the digging.” — Greg Hunter, The Comics Journal

Read the whole review here!