“If Cat Dad, King of the Goblins sounds like a wacky kids’ graphic novel, it’s because that’s just what it is. Britt Wilson (Britt Wilson’s Greatest Book on Earth) has created a fun, colorful romp that kids who might be a little too young for Adventure Time will understand and enjoy.” — Andy Wolverton, The Comics Alternative
Read the whole review right here!
Zainab Akhtar has reviewed our first foray into kids’ comics, which she labels “a faultless double triumph.” Check out her thoughts on John Martz’s A Cat Named Tim and Other Stories and Britt Wilson’s Cat Dad, King of the Goblins below!
ON A CAT NAMED TIM AND OTHER STORIES
“You’d be hard pressed to find a better example of a superb children’s picture book.” — Zainab Akhtar, Comics and Cola
ON CAT DAD, KING OF THE GOBLINS
“I can see kids appreciating the energy that’s brimming from each page. Impossible to resist.” — Zainab Akhtar, Comics and Cola
Read the whole review here!
Kaigai Manga Festa is coming! Our beloved friends at The Beguiling are repping Canada and Canadian comics, and the maestro of the micro and macro Jesse Jacobs is tagging along to Tokyo! The Beguiling will have a number of Jesse’s books at their booth, and PressPop Gallery is showing an exhibition of Jesse’s original comic book art. This is a rare chance to see Jesse’s intricate pages, so, if you are in Tokyo, be sure to hit PressPop and Kaigai for some incredible comics and art!
Kaigai Manga Festa
23 November 2014 | 11AM-4PM at Tokyo Big Sight | FREE with Comita Entrance Fee
Visit the Kaigai website here for further details
Jesse Jacobs: Canada Comic Arts v.3 Gallery Showing
Presented by PressPop Gallery, The Beguiling Books & Art and The Toronto Comic Arts Festival
1-24 November 2014 | M-F 10AM-9PM at Shibuya PARCO | FREE
Visit the PressPop website for further details
It has been a wonderful week for Wendy and Walter Scott. Following a successful debut at CAB last weekend, a feature in the Globe and Mail and in the National Post, which focussed on Walter’s career as well as his “deeply funny” new comic, is Wendy’s Canadian debut (in Montreal, naturally)!
This Friday at Librairie Drawn & Quarterly, Walter will be launching and signing Wendy alongside Elisabeth Belliveau who is launching her new book One Year in America. He will also be at Expozine the following two days, as will Koyama Press! You can find our books at Patrick Kyle and Ginette Lapalme’s tables.
Both events promise to be a party; Wendy would have it no other way!
Wendy by Walter Scott and One Year in America by Elisabeth Belliveau Montreal Launch at Drawn and Quarterly
14 November 2014 | 7-9PM at Librairie Drawn & Quarterly, Montreal, QC | FREE
Visit the event page for further details
Expozine // Represented by Patrick Kyle & Ginette Lapalme
15-16 November 2014 | 12-6PM at 5035 Saint-Dominique, Montreal, QC | FREE
Visit the event page for further details
Expozine poster by Todd Stewart.
Koyama Press is pleased to announce that we are launching a number of our comics and graphic novels as digital editions via the app SEQUENTIAL. Our first batch of releases includes a number of recent Koyama Press favourites, as well as titles that have been long out-of-print. From cosmic art critiques to despondent, down-on-their-luck cats, we’ve got you covered.
We are celebrating the launch with a super special offer: all of our titles are on sale at SEQUENTIAL from 8-9 November. Check them all out here!
As always, we remain dedicated to making high-quality and highly awesome print books, but we are excited to be working with SEQUENTIAL creators Panel Nine who share the same alternative and artists-first mindset as us. SEQUENTIAL’s founder, Russell Willis, said, “We’re really delighted to have Koyama Press coming on board. They represent some of the most exciting and innovative comics coming out of the small press scene, and they’re a fantastic and valuable addition to SEQUENTIAL’s expanding lineup.”
Print is the cornerstone of Koyama Press, but we are really excited about its new digital companion. Moreover, this is just the first batch of Koyama Press digital editions, so keep your eyes and apps open for more exciting releases!
Comics historian Paul Gravett called SEQUENTIAL “the thinking man’s Comixology” as a way to describe how SEQUENTIAL works with the finest graphic novel publishers and independent artists around the world, and curates its fast-expanding selection of work.
SEQUENTIAL has the widest selection of graphic novels available on the iPad, featuring work from publishers such as Top Shelf, Fantagraphics, NBM, Secret Acres, Knockabout, Blank Slate, SelfMadeHero, and more. Many of the hundreds of graphic novels are exclusive to SEQUENTIAL, including ones by Alan Moore, Eddie Campbell, David Lloyd, and Hunt Emerson.
ABOUT KOYAMA PRESS
Founded in 2007, Koyama Press is a Toronto-based small press. Our mandate is to promote and support a wide range of emerging and established artists. Projects include comics, graphic novels, art books, and zines. We are known for our alternative edge and diverse range of titles that include a myriad of genres from autobiography to photography, from horror to humour, and more.
Digitized Kickass Annie by Ian Andersen!
Made possible with the support of the Ontario Media Development Corporation.