Baby Bjornstrand Reviewed by The Comics Journal

Posted on Aug 29, 2014 in News


Renee French’s Baby Bjornstrand, which is set to debut at this year’s SPX where Renee is a special guest, has been reviewed by The Comics Journal.

“As the uniform proscenium staging of its panels suggests, Bjornstrand remains much closer to Samuel Beckett than Stephen King, despite French’s astonishing proficiency with painstakingly penciled menace. Yet its morose ending has a bite that doesn’t require the jaws of a monster.” — Sean T. Collins, The Comics Journal

Check out the whole review right here!

100 Crushes a Summer Read!

Posted on Aug 22, 2014 in News


Librairie Drawn & Quarterly staffer Helen Chau Bradley has made a selection of summer reads and Elisha Lim’s 100 Crushes has made the cut!

“I have about 100 crushes on Elisha Lim and their perceptive and loving, not to mention gorgeous queer portraits and comics.” — Helen Chau Bradley, Librairie Drawn & Quarterly

Check out the rest of Helen’s picks here!

Lose #6 and Distance Mover Launch and Contemporaries Art Show Opening

Posted on Aug 20, 2014 in News

Lose #6
 and Distance Mover Launch and Contemporaries Art Show Opening
16 October 2014 | At Weird Things Gallery Toronto, On | FREE
Visit the Weird Things Gallery website for further details
Michael DeForge and Patrick Kyle are launching Lose #6 and Distance Mover respectively at the wonderful Weird Things gallery in Toronto on 16 October 2014. This will be the Canadian launch of their books, as well as the opening of Michael’s art show called Contemporaries. Michael and Patrick will be fresh off a month of touring with Simon Hanselmann, so be sure to ask them about their new comics, their favourite truck stops and highway hypnosis.

Poster by Michael DeForge and Patrick Kyle

Publishers Weekly Previews A Cat Named Tim and Other Stories

Posted on Aug 20, 2014 in News

Zainab Akhtar
previews John Martz’s kid-friendly comics romp A Cat Named Tim and Other Stories on Publishers Weekly’s “Panel Mania.”

“Combining picture book and comic book principles, and largely wordless, Martz creates a hugely engaging story filled with colorful characters and beautifully illustrated spreads that sees Tim the cat embark on a series of adventures in a unique, delightful little world.” — Zainab Akhtar, Publishers Weekly

Check out the whole preview here!

Jesse Jacobs Interviewed

Posted on Aug 19, 2014 in News

Jesse Jacobs
discusses his verdant vision Safari Honeymoon with Comic Book Resources’ Tim O’Shea. Check out the whole interview right here!

Michael DeForge in Best American Comics

Posted on Aug 19, 2014 in News


Michael DeForge’s “Canadian Royalty” from Lose #4 and collected in A Body Beneath, has been selected for this year’s Best American Comics anthology by series editor Scott McCloud!

Check out the rest of the stellar selection here!

Baby Bjornstrand Previewed

Posted on Aug 19, 2014 in News


Renee French’s Baby Bjornstrand is set to debut next month at the Small Press Expo, but, in the meantime, you can whet your appetite for cute and creepy creatures by reading Whit Taylor’s spotlight on the comics blog Panel Patter.

Baby Bjornstrand is a heartbreaking story because it gets at that existential argument of “what’s the point?” What can you make of losing something you love and don’t even understand?” — Whit Taylor, Panel Patter

Read the whole review right here!

SPX 2014!

Posted on Aug 19, 2014 in News


Small Press Expo (SPX) Tables J12-14
13–14 September 2014 | 14 September: 11AM–7PM and 15 September: 12PM–6PM at the Bethesda North Marriott Hotel & Conference Center, Bethesda, MD
Visit the Small Press Expo website for further details

SPX is a month away and this year Koyama Press is going all out! We are debuting five new books at the show, including two new children’s titles and a new logo to accompany them. The artist behind each debut book will be on hand, as well as some special Koyama Press guests!

Here are all of the delightful debuts and their accompanying artists.


Baby Bjornstrand by Renee French (An SPX Special Guest!)

Baby Bjornstrand is like a monster movie written by Beckett, and presented in delightfully delicate, and slightly diabolical, pencil drawings.

Distance Mover by Patrick Kyle

Imagine Dr. Who as designed by Joan Miró and you’ll have a sense of this art house, sci-fi adventure.

Lose #6 by Michael DeForge (An SPX Special Guest!)

The sixth issue of the standalone, multiple award-winning anthology series by one of comics’ brightest young stars.



A Cat Named Tim and Other Stories by John Martz

Richard Scarry and Rube Goldberg collide in John Martz’s whimsical comic book world.

Cat Dad, King of the Goblins by Britt Wilson

Like visiting Narnia with a sugar rush!


Jesse Jacobs (Safari Honeymoon)
Victor Kerlow
(Everything Takes Forever)
Ryan Cecil Smith (S.F.#3)
Julia Wertz (The Infinite Wait and Other Stories)

Linzie Hunter Kickass Annie!

Posted on Aug 14, 2014 in News


The incomparable Linzie Hunter has done her version of Kickass Annie!

A Body Beneath Reviewed

Posted on Aug 14, 2014 in News


Michael DeForge’s A Body Beneath, which collects issues 2-5 of his acclaimed Lose series, has been reviewed by the comics and music site End of the Universe.

“Truly, if anything can be said about DeForge’s work, it is that it’s better when experienced than it is to hear about it, so for god’s sake, go and pick up this book right now.” — Greg Mannix, End of the Universe

Read the whole review right here!