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Monday, 24 October 2016

Teva Harrison at the Jewish Public Library

*Co-hosted by Librairie D+Q and the Jewish Public Library*

Join us on Tuesday, November 8th at 7:30 pm for an evening with artist, writer, and cartoonist Teva Harrison. She will be leading a discussion on her critically acclaimed graphic memoir, In-Between Days: A Memoir About Living with Cancer which was listed in The Globe’s 16 Canadian reads for the first half of 2016, the CBC’s Spring Book Preview and 49th Shelf’s Most Anticipated: Our Spring 2016 Non-Fiction Preview. 

Teva's comics explore everything from her magic-filled hippie childhood to what it means to live with metastatic breast cancer. Her comics have appeared regularly on The Walrus's website.

Ticket Info:

Jewish Public Library Members/students $7
General admission $12
Tickets + Info: 514.345.6416
Friday, 21 October 2016

Event Recap: Alexandre Trudeau launches BARBARIAN LOST!

An eager crowd filled the beautiful Victoria Hall to see Alexandre Trudeau launch his new book, Barbarian Lost.  He was in conversation with Jeanette Kelly, host of the CBC radio show Cinq à Six, and read an excerpt from a particularly arresting chapter on interviewing a sex-worker.

Trudeau's new book is a traveler's account of what he calls the "New China": a complex and fast moving enigma of a country entangled in tradition and ancient culture. In short, it eludes easy comprehension. As former PM Pierre Trudeau's son, Alexandre was able to visit China repeatedly as a teen, visits which sparked a life-long fascination with the country. Barbarian Lost is an honest, engrossing account of one man's longing engagement with a region, along with an attempt to understand the nation that is a mystery to so many in the West.

Kelly's questions were warm yet driven, allowing Trudeau to dissect his journalistic approach as well as his philosophies on travel. Trudeau opened the evening with some Confucian wisdom, saying that his experience as a traveler has never been about reaching a destination, but rather concerning himself solely with the journey.

Following the conversation was a Q&A—with only one question regarding Trudeau's rather busy older brother—and a signing, which saw the author happily chatting and inscribing for a long line of excited guests!
Wednesday, 19 October 2016

Laura Broadbent launches "In On the Great Joke"

Join poet Laura Broadbent on Friday, Oct. 28th at 7:00 pm as she launches her latest collection, "In on the Great Joke" alongside her friends Andy Szymanski, Ali Pinkey, Olivia Wood, Yasmine Lucas, and Josip Novakovich! Broadbent, described by Hobo Magazine as "full of sultry verve and invective," blends essayistic poetics, alchemy, translation and necromancy to bring readers In on "the Great Joke."

*Guillaume Morissette is hosting

Author bio: 

Laura Broadbent is the author of "Oh There You Are I Can't See You Is It Raining?" (Invisible), which won the 2012 Robert Kroetsch Award for Innovative Poetry, and Interviews (Metatron Press). Originally from Stratford, Ontario, she currently lives in Montreal.

Sunday, 16 October 2016

New & Notable: Guilty Thing: A Life of Thomas De Quincey

We are more than halfway through October, which means that the dark descends upon us early, and the cold is setting in. I don't know about you, but rather than reaching for cheerier fare, I'm inclined towards bleaker reading as autumn wanes. What better suited to my purposes than Frances Wilson's recent biography of renowned nineteenth century opium-eater, murder-obsessed journalist and literary legend Thomas De Quincey?

Guilty Thing: A Life of Thomas De Quincey has received high praise from The Guardian, the Literary Review, and The Times, among others. In a piece for The New Yorker, Dan Chiasson calls Wilson "a biographer with a De Quinceyan eye for pattern, and a sharp sense of the ironies that made her subject’s life at once so rich and so depleted". Guilty Thing unravels De Quincey's vast intellect, follows his obsessions, and re-animates his literary spirit, which, it should be recalled, greatly influenced an impressive array of writers, including Borges, Dickens, Nabokov and Wilde.

The text in the above image reads: Holyrood Abbey, where De Quincey lived like 'the ghost of one whose body had not received the clod of earth to entitle it to rest in peace'. I hope this will pique your gothic sensibilities as it has mine. Happy October!

- Helen
Saturday, 15 October 2016

New & Notable: The Babysitter at Rest by Jen George

New from one of our favourite small presses, the Dorothy Publishing Project, is a bizzaro collection of short stories by Jen George, entitled The Babysitter at Rest. The eponymous short story, which previously appeared in BOMB Magazine, tilts and sears through a gratuitous party scene populated with odd and earnest characters, including a silver-haired pervert and a roommate named "Horse". George's stories at times border on farcical, but at their core lie careful examinations of being young, female, lost, unfulfilled. These five stories are hilarious in their reckless abandon, yet there is a discipline to the weirdness, a cool head recounting the surreal. The Babysitter at Rest is told in a soft-psychedelia, and is sure to charm your socks off!

Pow Pow Triple Book Launch!

Pow Pow Press will be launching Art Wars, Earthbound and Going Under at the Librairie on October 20th at 7:00 PM! Join us for an evening of fine comics, reasonable wine drinking, public readings and book signing.

Authors Francis Desharnais, Blonk and Zviane will proudly present the new brand new English translations of their respective books. Thick yet charming accents are to be expected. The event starts at 7pm and seating is limited – so come early if you don't want to be stuck in the children's section!

Author Bios:
Zviane: Winner of the 2014 Joe Shuster Award for best Canadian cartoonist, Zviane studied music at Université de Montréal before getting sidetracked by her growing interest in comics. She is the author of For As Long As It Rains, also from Pow Pow Press, as well as the popular L'Ostie d'chat series which was first published as a web cartoon. Apnea was awarded the Bédéis Causa for best album of the year, when it was originally published in French in 2010. She currently live in Montréal.

Blonk: Jean-Claude Aumais has been publishing indie zines under the pen name Blonk for more than a decade. His first graphic novel, Earthbound, was published in French in 2014 – earning him the Réal-Fillion Award for best debut in early 2015. He currently lives in Laval, Québec, where works as a graphic designer. He is currently working on a second book for Pow Pow Press.

Francis Desharnais: Francis Desharnais is the author of Burquette – a popular comic strip which has been adapted as an animated series by the National Film Board of Canada, since its initial publication in 2008. Based in Québec City, Desharnais is also known for his work on the Motel Galactic trilogy as well as Salomé et les hommes en noir and Chroniques d'une fille indigne. He is also a member of Groupe Kiwistiti, an animation collective which he co-founded in 1999.
Friday, 14 October 2016

TONIGHT! Friday, October 14th at 7pm: Metatron and Librairie D&Q co-host Chloe Caldwell's launch of I'LL TELL YOU IN PERSON

Join us at Librairie Drawn & Quarterly on Friday, October 14th for an evening with American writer Chloe Caldwell, who will be launching her brand new essay collection, I’ll Tell You in Person. Accompanying Chloe will be Montreal writers Fariha Róisín and Karissa LaRocque, and we’ll also have a short Q&A on stage.

CHLOE CALDWELL is the author of three books, I’ll Tell You in Person (CoffeeHouse & Emily Books, 2016), the novella Women (SF/LD, 2014) and the essay collection Legs Get Led Astray (Future Tense Books, 2012). She teaches creative nonfiction writing in New York City and online and her work has appeared in Vice, Lenny Letter, Salon.com, Nylon and many other outlets.

FARIHA RÓISÍN is a writer, essayist, editor and podcaster living on Earth. Her work has appeared in Broadly, Flare, Teen Vogue, Fusion, The Establishment and elsewhere online and in print. We recommend Fariha’s fantastic series on Medium, “Muslim Women Speak.”

KARISSA LAROCQUE is currently an MA candidate in English at Concordia University. She is involved with the Spectra Collective, Headlight Anthology and Off The Page Literary Festival. Her work has been published in The Dalhousie Review, GUTS Magazine, 7Mondays, Zettel and elsewhere. Like every queer on the internet, she too has Instagrammed a picture of herself reading Chloe Caldwell's novella "Women" in her underwear.

This event will be hosted by Metatron’s GUILLAUME MORISSETTE.

Doors at 7 pm, starts at 7 h 30 pm.

(Chloe Caldwell)
Tuesday, 11 October 2016

New D+Q: Kitaro Meets Nurarihyon

Out today: Shigeru Mizuki's Kitaro Meets Nurarihyon! It's the second volume in a series of seven, so make some space on your book shelf. If you're not familiar with Mizuki's classic yokai (Japanese folkloric monster) stories, it's a perfect time to get caught up starting with The Birth of Kitaro which came out earlier this year and explains Kitaro's mysterious origins. In this volume, our hero returns along with his his father, the eyeball Medama-oyaji, and perpetually broke frenemy Nezumi Otoko. The trio battle evil yokai, pal around with friendly ones, and generally fight to keep peace between the supernatural realm and humans. Kitaro Meets Nurarihyon also continues translator Zack Davisson's ongoing history of Kitaro, and builds on the "who's who" of yokai from the first volume in the end pages.

Just in time for Halloween, there are plenty of creepy yokai tales here to give you the willies...in a good way, of course!  In the title story, Kitaro and crew tangle with Nurarihyon, a treacherous yokai who disguises himself as a rich old man roaming the markets and pachinko parlors.You can imagine how Nezumi Otoko, with his perpetually empty pockets and stomach, easily falls prey to a bit of bribery from this shady character...

...but not to worry, he redeems himself from these occasional bouts of disloyalty by defending Kitaro when he needs it most. One whiff of the putrid breeze wafting from Nezumi Otoko's filthy robe sends enemies reeling. Stink as a secret weapon - genius!

Mizuki's art is always such a treat. Check out this full-page panel of Sara Kozo, a 350 year-old, many-toothed, yokai with a knack for songwriting, and a penchant for sweets and amusement park rides. Careful though, he's also got a nasty temper, and an especially foul special attack, as Kitaro finds out the hard way.

Another particularly creepy yokai is Odoro Odoro, a formerly human scientist whose research on baldness leads to his transformation into a demon with long, tendril-like hairs for sucking blood from his victims. Speaking of blood-suckers, Kitaro also has a run in with the most famous vampire of all: Dracula himself makes his way from Transylvania to Osaka, giving Odoro Odoro some competition.

 The stories taken as a complete narrative are full of fun and adventure, as well as some genuinely scary encounters, but what makes them really shine are the details. There are so many great panels, it's worth slowing down for multiple readings to catch all of the hilarious moments and beautiful drawings. For example, you'll notice that Medama-oyaji has a special fondness for taking leisurely soaks in cups of tea. How can a disembodied eyeball be so cute and charming? Mizuki makes the magic happen with masterful storytelling skill. Get to know Kitaro, and you're sure to fall under the spell of the one-eyed yokai boy as generations of manga fans have done.
Monday, 10 October 2016

New & Notable: Fall Graphic Novel Preview

Now that Fall is upon us there's nothing like a good book to keep you warm! Luckily, there are tons of HOT new graphic novels out this season! Here's a preview of some of the spiciest in store:

Tetris: The Games People Play - Box Brown
Unravels the secret history of the most popular video game of all time, chronicling its development in 1980s Soviet Russia and the big money bidding wars and backroom deals that ensued once it emerged from behind the Iron Curtain.

Cosplayers - Dash Shaw
An affectionate celebration of fandom with weird and funny interconnected stories that star two young women who love cosplay and making DIY videos for their Youtube channel.

The One Hundred Nights of Hero - Isabel Greenberg
Set in an imagined medieval world that intertwines myth and fable it's a dark yet enchanting epic that investigates the rich and sometimes troubling history of storytelling, while it reveals its ultimate power.

March: Book Three - John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, Nate Powell
The third and final book in a stirring series that recounts the events of the historic civil rights movement through the eyes of Congressman John Lewis who lived through it.

Last Look - Charles Burns
Collects all three volumes of Charles Burns' masterful, nightmarish X'ed Out trilogy into one softcover book for your careful consideration. (Now you can get to the bottom of it!)

Arab of the Future Volume 2 - Riad Sattouf
In the second volume of this memoir, a young Sattouf goes to school and attempts to assimilate into Syrian life under the dictatorship of Hafez Al-Assad, meanwhile enduring domestic discord and the pains of adolescence.

Hot or Not - Jessica Campbell
Amaze all of your friends with your art history prowess! The distinguished Jessica Campbell will be here in person to present her research on Saturday, October 29th. (With Keith Jones!)

The Best American Comics 2016 - Ed. by Roz Chast
If you don't know where to start or you'd prefer to start with all of them, this is the book for you! A beautiful edition and a fantastic selection of some of the most interesting work in comics this year.

TODAY! Raina Telgemeier launches GHOSTS, Thanksgiving Monday, October 10th at 4pm

Librairie Drawn & Quarterly presents : 

Raina Telgemeier's launch of GHOSTS

Presentation followed by a Q+A and author signing
Time: Event at 4pm, doors open at 3pm
Date: Thanksgiving Monday, October 10th 
Location: Rialto Theatre 5723 Av du Parc
Tickets : $5 for adults and up to 2 free tickets for children under 12 with adult purchase
Online ticket sales are now closed, but tickets are still available in-store and at the door!

FREE Adult ticket with book purchase!*

*exclusively from Librairie Drawn & Quarterly - books purchased in other stores are not applicable
To prepurchase the book or for any questions please contact the Drawn & Quarterly bookstore by phone at : 514-279-2224 or via email at : librairie@drawnandquarterly.com

Facebook RSVP here

Best Books for Fall 2016 – CBC.ca

Best Kids Book for Fall 2016 – Today’s Parent

“…this might be her best yet.” – Booklist, STARRED REVIEW

“…will keep readers emotionally engaged and unable to put down this compelling tale.” – Kirkus Reviews, STARRED REVIEW

“A can’t miss addition to middle-grade graphic novel shelves.” – School Library Journal, STARRED REVIEW

“The story is consistently engaging, the plot is tightly built, and—as always—Telgemeier excels at capturing facial expressions…” – Publishers Weekly, STARRED REVIEW
Sunday, 9 October 2016

New & Notable: Gaspereau Press

Welcome to the bookstore, Gaspereau Press! Founded in 1997 by Andrew Steeves and Gary Dunfield, this small printer and publisher has forged a name for itself through its commitment to quality books, both as physical artifacts and literary works. 

Self-proclaimed "Literary Outfitters & Cultural Wilderness Guides", the Kentville Nova Scotia based team at Gaspereau have struck a balance between function and form, making books that are both beautiful and built-to-last. Thrice named ‘Best Small Press Publisher’ by The Canadian Booksellers’ Association, the press sticks by its philosophy of reinstating the importance of the physical book; their trade paperbacks are Smyth-sewn for strength and flexibility and sport hand-printed jackets on handmade paper. Gaspereau Press uses an unusual mix of techniques & technologies in its book production, ranging from traditional letterpress printing to modern offset lithographic printing using customized digital type. 

An excerpt from Love and the Mess We're In by Stephen Marche

Gaspereau Press takes advantage of the old adage about books and covers: fans of the press know that one comes for the beautiful cover and stays for the brilliant content. The press has attracted a varied cast of renowned authors, including Tim Bowling, Robert Bringhurst, George Elliott Clarke, Don McKay, Carmine Starnino, John Terpstra, Thomas Wharton & Jan Zwicky. Often employing experimental and innovative typography and with a particular focus on works of poetry and fiction, Gaspereau publishes authors that live up to their lavish treatment. Don't just take our word for it, come on by and get your hands on one of these beautiful books! 

Visit the press at http://gaspereau.com/

Saturday, 8 October 2016

Top 5: Bestselling Fiction of September 2016

No suprises on the Fiction Bestseller list for this month, with Elena Ferrante flying off the shelves as always. Her Neapolitan series regularly peppers the top sellers list, with the first and fourth installmentsMy Brilliant Friend and The Story of the Lost Child, respectivelycracking the top five this month. Top of the list is Metatron author Frankie Barnet and her fantastic short story collection An Indoor Kind of Girl, a book that is reminiscent of another bestseller this month: Miranda July. July's book of stories, No one belongs here more than you, has been consistently popular since its 2008 release. Eileen by Ottessa Moshfegh rounds out the list, with its darkly weird narrative making it a favourite of D&Q staff and customers alike!

Wednesday, 5 October 2016

Tonight, Wednesday October 5th: Graphic Novel Book Club - The! Greatest! Of! Marlys! by Lynda Barry

Each month we host a Graphic Novel Book Club meeting, open to all, during which we hang out and informally discuss a featured graphic novel. Our pick for October is The! Greatest! Of! Marlys! by Lynda Barry. We will meet at Librairie Drawn & Quarterly (211 Bernard O) on Wednesday, October 5th at 7:00 p.m. The discussion will be hosted by D+Q Marketing Assistant Sruti Islam. Join us for refreshments and collective insights!

**We offer a 20% discount on The! Greatest! Of! Marlys! by Lynda Barry from now until the meeting date.

Lynda Barry is an acclaimed cartoonist, writer, and illustrator based in Wisconsin. She has written acclaimed creative how-to graphic novels for Drawn & Quarterly, including What It Is, which won the Eisner Award for Best Reality Based Graphic Novel, Syllabus, and Picture This. 

"Lynda Barry's comics were my YA, before YA really even existed. She's been writing teen stories with an incredibly clear voice since the early 80's. [The! Greatest! Of! Marlys!] is raw, ugly, hilarious, and poignant." — Raina Telgemeier, Smile & Drama 

Walter Scott Launches "Wendy's Revenge"

Join us on Thursday, November 10th at 7:00 as we welcome back the infamous Wendy! She's as flustered as ever in this sequel to her hit art world satire. 

Wendy was at a crossroads, but the next chapter of her adventures sees her leave Montreal and head west to Vancouver, east to Toronto, further east to Tokyo, and finally west to LA. Filled with sardonic wit and ample realness, Wendy has her eyes set on the art world and she’s out for revenge. 

Author Bio:
WALTER SCOTT is an artist from Montréal, QC. His work has been exhibited across Canada and Wendy has been serialized on Random House Canada’s literary digital magazine Hazlitt. The eponymous first volume of Wendy was released in 2014 and was nominated for the Ignatz Award for Outstanding Graphic Novel.

“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
Tuesday, 4 October 2016

New D&Q: Rolling Blackouts by Sarah Glidden

As a followup to her acclaimed How to Understand Israel in 60 Days or Less, Sarah Glidden is back, going behind the scenes in Rolling Blackouts, a sweeping account of travels to Turkey, Iraq, and Syria that answer one seemingly-simple question: What is journalism?

In 2010, Glidden traveled with two friends, reporters who had founded a journalism non-profit. Following along as they encounter refugees, officials, civilians, and sources, Glidden's spare, subtle watercolours show both the effects of the Iraq War on the Middle East, and the sometimes delicate process of piecing together news stories for a North American audience. 

Joining the trio on their trip is an ex-US Marine, whose presence lends a fascinating contrasting viewpoint to the journey, if one that is sometimes uncomfortable and unwelcome. 

Part of, as Newsweek writes, a "growing movement of comics journalists who use illustration not only to comment on events but also to cover them," Glidden offers an intimate portrayal of journalists striking out on their own, balancing work with the very human experience of inhabiting a war zone, and encountering stories they never would have expected. With humour, intelligence, and keen observation, Rolling Blackouts is a necessary addition to the non-fiction reportage landscape, filling an "important void as media organizations cut back on traditional reporting" worldwide. 

Monday, 3 October 2016

Zoe Whittall Launches "The Best Kind of People"

The great ~Zoe Whittall~ will be stopping by Librairie Drawn & Quarterly on November 4th at 7:00 pm to launch her new novel, "The Best Kind Of People", a story about a family living in a small, upper-class town whose world is turned upside-down when the husband & father, who teaches at a prep school, is suddenly arrested for sexual impropriety. It’s a book that, according the Globe & Mail, is arriving “at the perfect time, landing in the middle of the current conversations about rape culture, consent, victims’ rights & men’s rights.”

Zoe will be joined on stage by Montreal people Jonathan Garfinkel & Jessica Bebenek. We’ll have short readings, then Jess will be a moderating a little Q&A with Zoe on stage, then you can stick around for a bit & socialize.

ZOE WHITTALL’s previous novel, "Holding Still for as Long as Possible," won a Lambda Literary award. She works as a freelance TV writer & journalist in Toronto & her books have been translated into French, Swedish, and Korean.

JONATHAN GARFINKEL’s play, "The Trials of John Demjanjuk: A Holocaust Cabaret," has been performed in Canada and Germany. His articles have appeared in The Globe and Mail, Pen International, The Walrus & other outlets.

JESSICA BEBENEK is a poet and writer currently completing an MA in Creative Writing at Concordia. Her poetry & short fiction have appeared in Prairie Fire, The Puritan, Little Brother & many other publications. She has published three chapbooks, the most recent of which is "Kettle Song."

This event will be hosted by GUILLAUME MORISSETTE.


Sunday, 2 October 2016

Top 5: Bestselling Graphic Novels of September!

After a tremendous book launch here at the Librairie with cartoonist Tom Gauld, it's no wonder that Moon Cop is at the top our graphic novel bestsellers list this month! It's followed closely by Pascal Girard's Nicolas which also had a great launch earlier this month along with Michel Hellman. His classic cartoon Mile End continues to be a favourite here! A re-edition of Sarah Glidden's How to Understand Israel in 60 Days or Less released in September (everybody primed for Rolling Blackouts?) also makes the list alongside the beloved Lisa Hanawalt's Hot Dog Taste Test which won in the Outstanding Graphic Novel category at the Ignatz Awards this year! Congratulations!

TOP 5: September's Bestselling Magazines!

Here are the magazines that you all loved last month!

Kinfolk Magazine

Border Crossings



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Saturday, 1 October 2016

This shelf belongs to...Daphné B.!

Each month, Librairie Drawn & Quarterly invites a local author or artist to curate a shelf in the store. This October, we bring you recommendations from our very own fellow bookseller and D+Q store staffer, Daphné B.!

One of our favourite Montreal authors, Daphné's debut book of poetry,  Bluetiful (L'Écrou, 2015) is a bestseller here at the Librairie, and, is of course featured on her shelf. She is also co-editor of Filles Missiles and her work has appeared in Exit, Nouveau Projet, Spirale.

In addition, all of Daphné's picks will be 15% off for the month of October! Here's a sneak peak of what you'll find on her shelf:

Don't let me be lonely, Claudia Rankine (2004)

Un livre de poésie en prose dont j'ai entrepris la lecture parce qu'il était littéralement cité dans tous les livres que j'aimais! J'ai adoré. Sur le deuil, mais aussi sur la fascination que la mort exerce sur nous.

The Albertine Workout, Anne Carson (2014)
Un prof d'université m'a déjà tourné le dos lorsqu'il a appris que je n'avais pas lu Proust. Avec ce chapbook irrévérencieux de Carson, plus besoin de lire Proust pour pouvoir en parler! Un petit livre génial sur le personnage d'Albertine.

The Queer Art of Failure, Judith Halberstam (2011)

Ah! Un livre de théorie comme je les aime: truffé de références à la culture populaire. Ce livre de théorie queer parle notamment d'échec en tant que forme de résistance. J'ai particulièrement aimé la réflexion sur l'oubli, qui s'articule autour du personnage de Dory, dans le film d'animation Nemo.

Heroines, Kate Zambreno (2012)

Un essai fascinant et essentiel sur ces auteures oubliées, littéralement supprimées de l'histoire littéraire, qui ont pourtant écrit et servi de muses aux "grands écrivains" modernistes. Une réflexion sur l'écriture qui m'a beaucoup aidée.

My New York Diary, Julie Doucet (1999)

Un classique magique! Ah Julie Doucet, Julie Doucet! Un exil à New York avec un copain vraiment pas cool, de l'alcool et des clopes. Et comment on peut arriver à douter de soi lorsqu'on est entourée des mauvaises personnes.

Filles Missiles (2015)Le zine féministe que j'ai cofondé avec mes amies et dans lequel on peut voir les oeuvres de Kate, qui travaille aussi à la librairie, et dont j'admire le travail!

Les trois carrés de chocolat, Mélodie Vachon-Boucher (2016)

Mélodie Vachon Boucher réussi à cerner un immense problème: la difficulté de mettre en mots une agression. C’est donc l’histoire de trois viols.

Comment Faire, Pascaline Lefebvre (2014)

Un humour un peu "wtf" avec un personnage qui collectionne les pommes de pin. J'adore!

Caresses Magiques (2015)

Un recueil de témoignages sur la sexualité des femmes. À mettre entre toutes les mains, parce que ça fait du bien de se sentir normale dans sa différence.
Friday, 30 September 2016

Jessica Campbell launches HOT OR NOT with Keith Jones

Join us on Saturday, October 29th at 7:00 pm for an evening with Jessica Campbell as she launches Hot Or Not (Koyama Press) alongside D+Q author Keith Jones! In this book, modern males get the Tinder treatment as Artforum meets MAD Magazine. Picasso? More like Picasso-so.

 The history of 20th-century art is filled with men, but one key component has always been missing: which of these men are boneable, and which are not. Campbell has created the definitive resource on the subject in this hilarious rundown of male artist hotness and notness.

 JESSICA CAMPBELL is from Victoria, BC and is an enthusiast of jokes, painting and comics. She completed her MFA at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, where she was the recipient of the Edward L. Ryerson Fellowship, and also a comics instructor. She has exhibited work in Canada, the United States, Australia, and Greece.

 “These men should be judged on their artistic merit, not their hotness. What Ms. Campbell has done here is disgraceful.” — Jillian Tamaki, co-author of Skim and This One Summer and author of SuperMutant Magic Academy

(Images courtesy of the A.V. Club)

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