Connor Willumsen, Patrick Kyle and Noel Freibert are going on a six-city tour. All three artists are set to release brand new books with us that are the avant-garde of the alternative comics scene and they are taking them on the road in September!
Connor Willumsen’s Anti-Gone, a quixotic and trippy trip through a dreamscape, or altered state, where animals can talk and be pets, where drugs can give you deep emotional reactions to any stimuli, can make you remember or forget, or replicate a near death experience. Patrick Kyle returns with his third book with us, Everywhere Disappeared, which finds familiar icons like Dracula and Archie are put through the prismatic mind of Kyle. The singular Noel Freibert whose images linger, their deceptive simplicity, like all outsider art, seems to tap directly into the collective unconscious, drawing on pop culture and fine art, low and high brow, Old Ground is where the denizens of Pee-Wee’s Playhouse would bury bodies.
8.5 x 11”, 120 pages, b&w, trade paper
Join an oneiric odyssey through a slacker second life.
Reality’s grip is loosened as Spyda and Lynxa explore a potentially constructed environment that shifts between dystopic future and constructed virtual present. Like a form of multistable perceptual phenomena, Anti-Gone exists in ambiguity.
Connor Willumsen is a Montreal-based artist originally from Calgary, AB, where he received a design degree at The Alberta College of Art. He began making comics while attending the School of Visual Arts in NYC. Since then, he has drawn stories for Marvel, DC and Dynamite and illustrated the covers for Criterion editions of David Cronenberg’s Scanners and Stanley Kubrick’s The Killing. He has self-published a number of zines and comics and Breakdown Press published volumes one and two of his book Treasure Island in 2013 and 2014 respectively.
6.5 x 9”, 208 pages, b&w, trade paper
Collecting a cornucopia of short comics by one of the medium’s most inventive artists.
A keen observer of the absurd, Patrick Kyle’s stories defamiliarize the machinations of life, work and art with droll dialogue and his angular, humanely geometric drawing and sci-fi settings that recall set design more than satellite images. Kyle’s figures may be foreign, his settings strange, but his stories resonate deeply.
Patrick Kyle lives and works in Toronto, ON. He is the author of the graphic novels Black Mass (2012), Distance Mover (2014) and Don’t Come In Here (2016). At the 2016 Doug Wright Awards, he won the Pigskin Peters Award for New Comics #6 and 7.
7 x 10”, 224 pages, b&w, trade paper
Sam Beckett and Sam Raimi intersect in an outsider art graveyard.
A cemetery so old that the names on the graves have eroded into nothing and no one remembers the dead is razed to make room for a retirement home for folks who’ve also been forgotten. Ambience and slapstick combine as an absurd cast of characters inhabit and haunt the once hallowed ground.
Noel Freibert currently resides in Baltimore, MD. He is the editor of WEIRD Magazine and was a member of the influential comics group Closed Caption Comics. His work has been shown internationally and is featured in the book collections of the Museum of Modern Art and The Baltimore Museum of Art.