Distance Mover Reviewed!

Posted on Oct 28, 2014 in News


Rob Clough takes a look at Patrick Kyle’s genre pastiche Distance Mover, a book that blends so-called high and low art, on his High-Low blog.

“No matter how weird things get in this book and how strange its points of view become, it never stops feeling real. This is a beautiful, odd book, and it’s well worth the effort it takes to immerse oneself in its understanding of reality.” — Rob Clough, High-Low

Take a trip with Mr. Earth and read the rest of the review here!

Wendy Reviewed by The Globe and Mail

Posted on Oct 28, 2014 in News


Walter Scott’s Wendy, the humorous and heartfelt tale of a post-modern partier, has been selected by The Globe and Mail as one of three new comics you should be reading.

“Scott takes a snarky scene report, and subtly shades it into an affecting character study – how’s that for art?” — Sean Rogers, The Globe and Mail

Read the whole capsule review and check out the other comics you should be reading here!


Baby Bjornstrand Reviewed

Posted on Oct 27, 2014 in News

Renee French
’s Baby Bjornstrand has been reviewed by the comics blog Festival Season.

“The boys speak like adolescents, calling each other names, discussing bugs, butts, and farts. They talk like Beavis and Butthead, if Beavis and Butthead ever gazed into the abyss.” — Jason Viola, Festival Season

Read the whole review here!

Rob Clough Reviews Wendy!

Posted on Oct 27, 2014 in News


Walter Scott’s Wendy, which is making its triumphant debut at CAB on 8 November, has been reviewed by Rob Clough on his most excellent High-Low blog.

“In many respects, this book is a modern update on Dan Clowes’ classic short story Art School Confidential. Unlike Clowes, Scott isn’t afraid to get extremely personal about his own life, as he invests various aspects of his life into different characters.” — Rob Clough, High-Low

Read the rest of the review right here, right now!

Cat Dad, King of the Goblins Reviewed by the Chicago Tribune

Posted on Oct 27, 2014 in News


Britt Wilson’s Cat Dad, King of the Goblins has been reviewed by the Chicago Tribune.

“It’s a naughty, rule-breaking, brazenly bizarre kind of wholesomeness, but ultimately this book is a good, clean presentation of youthful adventure fantasies. It’s also about the way kids can adjust to, and accept, whatever is different or challenging about their family life — even closet portals to goblin kingdoms — as long as they feel safe and loved.” — Jake Austen, Chicago Tribune

Read the whole review right here!

The Infinite Wait and Other Stories on The Airhip

Posted on Oct 24, 2014 in News

Freddie Moore
includes Julia Wertz’s The Infinite Wait and Other Stories in her article on medical memoirs by graphic novelists. Read the whole article up on The Airship here!

Patrick & Michael on Inkstuds!

Posted on Oct 23, 2014 in News



Patrick Kyle and Michael DeForge debuted new books at this year’s SPX, Distance Mover and Lose #6 respectively. SPX also marked the first stop of a month-long tour of the United States with fellow commonwealth cartoonist Simon Hanselmann. While at SPX, Patrick, Michael and Simon crossed paths with another touring group: Robin McConnell and Brandon Graham of the podcast Inkstuds. The encounter was recorded for posterity; hear it here!

Cat Dad, King of the Goblins Reviewed

Posted on Oct 23, 2014 in News


Britt Wilson’s sugar-fuelled fantasy adventure Cat Dad, King of the Goblins, has been reviewed by the School Library Journal.

“Wilson’s incredible Technicolor art and dynamic drawings will enchant kids.” — Lisa Gieskes, Richland County Public Library, Columbia, SC, School Library Journal

Baby Bjornstrand Reviewed

Posted on Oct 22, 2014 in News


Renee French’s adorable and menacing Baby Bjornstrand is reviewed by The Absolute.

“Equal parts clever and cute, Baby Bjornstrand is a coming of age story that doesn’t need to beat you over the head with its message.” — Tiffany White, The Absolute

Read the whole review and check out some preview pages here!

Distance Mover and Baby Bjornstrand Reviewed

Posted on Oct 21, 2014 in News


Comics blogger John Seven has reviewed two of our Fall 2014 titles, the art house science fiction epic Distance Mover by Patrick Kyle, and the Godot meets Godzilla riff Baby Bjornstrand by Renee French.


“That this is a riff off Doctor Who seems undeniable…I could easily envision any given Tom Baker episode unfolding with animation by Kyle, who makes great use of the basic scenario to pull off a clever and entirely different kind of science fiction romp.” — John Seven, Vermicious


“In the end, Baby Bjornstrand might well be a meditation on the nature of personal growth, of claiming what you have learned as your own, wrapping yourself in it and saying that you know it, not that you were taught it. But maybe not. French is careful not to throw answers at you and her narrative unfolds like a poem, expressed through her beautiful artwork that mixes otherworldly illustration with cartoonishness grotesqueness.” — John Seven, Vermicious

Read the whole Distance Mover review here, and check out the Baby Bjornstrand review here!