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A Week In Transphobia In Comics

It’s been an interesting first week of Pride Month for comics. Early in the week, in fact pretty much kicking it off, came news that Drawn & Quarterly had cancelled a book, Sadbøi, by artist Berliac due to a historic transphobic essay and comments that were brought to light. Now, on new comic day of […]

Who’s A Sadbøi Now? Book Cancelled Amid Transphobia Concerns

Drawn & Quarterly has cancelled the release of OGN Sadbøi by artist Berliac after controversial comments the artist made in the past have come to light. A 2015 essay by the artist contained numerous transphobic sentiments, which were pushed further in online discussion between the artist and other parties, including members of the transgender community. When a […]

SDCC ’15: Indie Publisher Drawn And Quarterly Marks 25 Years With Anniversary Book

Julia Pohl-Miranda, Marketing Director, and Tracy Hurren, Managing Editor, along with creators Michael DeForge (Ant Colony, First Year Healthy), Andres Nilsen (Big Questions, Rage of Poseidon) and Marc Bell (Stroppy, Pure Pajamas) gathered for a panel to present Drawn & Quarterly’s new anthology that commemorates 25 years as an independent publisher of comics. Their book […]

Haven’t Read Moomin Yet? There’s No Longer Any Excuse

I have never read Moomin even though it has been recommended to me at least 50 times, and that’s a conservative guestimate. I have seen Moomin in shops in several countries over a period of years. I have even seen fluffy toys of Moomin for sale. Come to think of it, I have seen a […]

Why Beautiful Darkness Is The Ultimate Anti-Fairytale

 By Christine Marie Vinciquarra Right from the start, it was very clear to me why Marie Pommepuy & Fabien Vehlmann named their story Beautiful Darkness. That’s exactly what it is, a beautifully illustrated story with an extremely dark plot. What starts out like a typical fairytale, quickly turns into a twisted one. After much thought, […]

Mimi Pond’s Over Easy From Drawn & Quarterly Serenades The 70’s

By Ed Saul “I had desperately wanted to be a hippie, but now I could see that ship had sailed.” So says Mimi Pond in a beautifully-arranged panel of Over Easy, her comic memoir, while discussing the dawn of that most confusing and terrifying era of Western civilization – the 1970’s. It seems almost as […]

New Drawn & Quarterly Book Beautiful Darkness Is A Fairytale Fallout

By Ed Saul Rival critics have compared Fabien Vehlmann and Kerascoet’s Beautiful Darkness favorably to other works in a “high-concept pitch” format – “it’s Tove Jansson meets Joseph Conrad”, sort of thing. I read those reviews immediately after my first reading of the book, and I have to say that wasn’t my first impression at […]

The Drawn & Quarterly & Fantagraphics Panel

Louis Falcetti writes for Bleeding Cool; The Fantagraphics/Drawn & Quarterly panel is simultaneously not like other panels, yet very much like other panels, but at the same time, not at all like other panels. It’s not like other panels because it’s not held in a cavernous hall filled to the brim with sweaty, rabid fans. […]

Drawn & Quarterly, Fantagraphics, Oni And Top Shelf Solicitations For July 2012

We’ve been through the big premier boys, we’ve been through the wannabe-big premier boys, now it’s time for the July Solicitations for the artsy fartsy crowd. You know, the publishers who have been around for a while, who started in the direct market, but who are more and more looking to bookstores for this week’s […]