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Saturday, September 25, 2010

Toronto! This Sunday!

D+Q makes its annual pilgrimage to Toronto's Word On The Street festival this Sunday (Sept 26). Come visit us at booth 244 in Queen's Park, where we'll have numerous books not yet available in stores:

The "Lint" on the cover refers to Jordan Lint, whose entire life is documented, from birth to death, within the pages the 20th volume of Chris Ware's Acme Novelty Library. I have only 15 copies in my suitcase, get there early!

In the tradition of coyly not featuring either book title or author name on the cover, here we have the new volume of PV (that would be Palookaville, by Seth). The first hardcover edition in its two decade-long history, volume 20 features a new chapter of Clyde Fans, gorgeous sketchbook drawings (with gatefolds), an overview of Seth's manufactured, miniature city, Dominion, and a previously unpublished diary.

Nipper! I had to bring two copies home so that my sons could read it at the same time without "waiting" (ie: fighting) for their turn. They're already asking me when the next volume will be out. I must have looked through these strips and drawings over a hundred times and I still can't get enough of it.

This may turn out to be the most auspicious debut by a new author in years. "The book is big and beautiful, large and in charge, and totally funny," writes Julien on our 211 blog.

OK, this one is not quite a debut (it's been out for about two months), but I had to mention it here. Jillian Tamaki draws like nobody's business and I'm absolutely mesmerized by this book.

And finally, what would Word On The Street be without Chester Brown using our booth as a platform to recruit new members to the Libertarian Party? The glow of Louis Riel still shimmers now, but what will the reception for Chester be like at this time next year after his new book is published? Will he be run out of town?

If you're reading this and you're not anywhere near Toronto, then look for these new books in your local book or comic stores within the next few weeks.


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