On Sequential, Jenn Haines, the owner of The Dragon chain of comic shops in Guelph, ON, selects her favourite Canadian comics of the decade and Emily Carroll’s When I Arrived at the Castle makes her list!
“Carroll has a truly unique voice in comics, creating visceral discomfort wrapped up in gorgeous art.” Jenn Haines, Sequential, 14 January 2020
Check out Jenn’s whole list here!
Also on Sequential, Kim Jooha selects their best of the decade and Elisha Lim’s 100 Crushes and Fiona Smyth’s Somnambulance (9781927668542 | May 2018 | $29.95 | Trade Paper) make the list, as does Connor Willumsen’s zine work with a shoutout to his comics Anti-Gone and Bradley of Him! Check out Kim’s entire list right here, right now!
Introducing Koyama Press Provides: a monthly program of giving.
For the next year, we will endeavour to give something each month. This will take multiple forms, such as a membership, a gift certificate, a micro grant, or even advice.
These opportunities will, more often than not, be open to our followers and will be presented across our social media platforms: Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. Each month we will use a different platform, so be sure to check them all out if you wish to participate.
Our first event is on our fearless leader Annie Koyama’s Facebook page, so head on over there if you would like to see what we are giving this month!
Panel Patter selects their favourite comics of 2019 and Ben Sears’ House of the Black Spot and Emily Carroll’s When I Arrived at the Castle.
ON HOUSE OF THE BLACK SPOT
“With cute, endearing characters and a ghostly plot, this was a lot of fun to read.” — Rob McMonigal, Panel Patter
ON WHEN I ARRIVED AT THE CASTLE
“The coloring is amazing, and because it’s Koyama, the production values are second to none. One of the best horror comics 2019 provided…Make sure you read this one, and then go back and read all of Emily’s other work!” — Rob McMonigal, Panel Patter
Read the whole list here!
The Comics Beat selects 65 (!) of the most anticipated comics of Winter 2020 and GG’s Constantly and Ben Passmore’s Sports Is Hell make the cut!
The Comics Beat‘s “INDIE VIEW” reviews Patrick Kyle’s The Death of The Master.
“[Kyle’s] tackling groupings that we agree upon, whether they are large or small and whether they actually have a logical basis for existing or just some delusional purpose, as with, say, race in regard to racists or nationalists or sports fans or comic book fans or whoever.” — John Seven, The Comics Beat
Read the full review here!
Kim Jooha selects her best
comics artists of the decade for Solrad and Koyama Pressers Patrick Kyle, Aidan Koch and Fiona Smyth are included! Check out the entire literate list here!
Alex Hoffman selects his top 20 comics of the decade for Solrad and Eleanor Davis’ You & A Bike & A Road makes the cut!
“Full of hope and anxiety and the desire to grind the badness out of your own head by brute force, You & A Bike & A Road is a testament to the human spirit.” — Alex Hoffman, Solrad
Check out Alex’s whole list here!
Rob Clough selects his top 20 comics of the decade for the new comics journalism hub Solrad and Eleanor Davis’ You & A Bike & A Road and Keiler Roberts’ Chlorine Gardens make the list!
ON YOU & A BIKE & A ROAD
“[Davis’] expressive, immediate line captures both the stark beauty of her surroundings, as well as her own emotional narrative, with sensitivity and compassion.” — Rob Clough, Solrad
ON CHLORINE GARDENS
“No one is better at turning the mundane into deadpan but absolutely hilarious material than Roberts.” — Rob Clough, Solrad
Check out the rest of the best of the decade here!