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Wednesday, 21 September 2016

New & Notable: Hot or Not?


Finally, history done right! In this essential guide to 20th century art, Jessica Campbell brings her extensive knowledge and expertise to bear on the leading figures in Western art. Her erudite, aesthetic evaluations shed light on the evolution of the last century's major artistic movements answering urgent questions - primarily - who were the great men behind these works, and were they hot?


Tickets for Raina Telgemeier Are Selling Out Fast!

The incomparable Raina Telgemeier will be launching her newest book GHOSTS / FANTÔMES at the Rialto Theatre on October 10th! Buy your tickets online here, or head to the store to pick them up in person - they're on sale now! Tickets are $5 for adults and up to 2 free tickets for children under 12 with adult purchase.

In the meantime, take a look a few of Raina's beautiful panels below, courtesy of the A.V. Club.

Article excerpt: "Telgemeier has impeccable craft, and Ghosts represents a significant step forward for her as a storyteller, delving into more challenging emotional material, achieving more diverse, thoughtful representation, and elevating her artwork to new expressive heights. It’s a serious tearjerker but also an inspiring, heartwarming story about the familial bonds that not even death can break, and Catrina’s journey is one that can be appreciated by anybody who has experienced loss in their lifetime."






Writers Out Loud Presents: A Metatron Reading



The Quebec Writers' Federation 'Writers Out Loud' reading series, Metatron, and Librairie Drawn and Quarterly are proud to present a showcase of three mega-talented, Metatron authors. The event will be hosted by Metatron's Founder and Managing Editor Ashley Opheim.

* Books by featured writers will be 10% off 

About the authors:

FRANKIE BARNET is the author of 'An Indoor Kind of Girl' (Metatron, 2016), a bestselling book of fiction at Drawn & Quarterly. She is a graduate of Concordia University's Creative Writing program and a current MFA Candidate at Syracuse University.

SARA SUTTERLIN is the author of 'I Wanted to Be the Knife' (Metatron, 2016) and 'Baveuse' (Electric Cereal, 2015). She is the founder and editor in chief of Leste Magazine. She lives in Montreal. 

JAY RITCHIE is the author of the poetry chapbook 'How to Appear Perfectly Indifferent While Crying on the Inside' (Metatron, 2014), a bestselling book of poetry at Drawn & Quarterly, and the short story collection 'Something You Were, Might Have Been, or Have Come to Represent' (Insomniac, 2014). He is Assistant Editor for Metatron in Montreal. 

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METATRON | Metatron is a Montreal-based publisher specialized in contemporary literature and titles by new and rising authors.

WRITERS OUT LOUD | The Quebec Writers' Federation 'Writers Out Loud' series presents readings and conversations with award-winning and emerging English-language Quebec writers of fiction, nonfiction, poetry and children's and young adult literature throughout their home province.

Tuesday, 20 September 2016

Véhicule Press Fall 2016 Montreal Launch



On Friday, October 7th, join us at 7:00 pm for the Véhicule Press Fall 2016 Montreal Launch!


The evening will be hosted by Esplanade Books fiction editor Dimitri Nasrallah and Signal Editions poetry editor Carmine Starnino.

MORE ON THE BOOKS

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Hungary-Hollywood Express

Éric Plamondon
Translated by Dimitri Nasrallah

A novel celebrating America’s vibrant 20th century.

When Gabriel Rivages recounts the life of Olympic gold medalist and silver-screen heart-throb Johnny Weissmuller (1904-1984), he brings to life a vibrant patchwork of America’s 20th century, from its athletic exploits to its literary underground, from its cinematic glory to its obscure failures. Burroughs sells pencil sharpeners, Einstein crosses paths with squirrel hunters, we play golf in Cuba, JFK becomes an airport, the world record for the 100m freestyle swim is broken, Tarzan saves Jane, a corrupt accountant runs away with the savings, the Second World War makes waves in Lake Michigan, and a living legend wraps up a storied career as a host in a Las Vegas restaurant. 

Hungary-Hollywood Express is the first novel in Éric Plamondon’s 1984 trilogy. The second and third volumes, Mayonnaise and Apple S, turn their lens on the poet Richard Brautigan and Apple founder Steve Jobs respectively. Esplanade Books will publish them in 2017 and 2018 translated by novelist Dimitri Nasrallah.

Éric Plamondon was born in Québec in 1969 and currently lives in Bordeaux. He is the author of the 1984 trilogy, first published by Le Quartanier and quickly considered shining examples of a new generation of Québécois literary innovation. The trilogy has been published in France by Phébus. Plamondon has also published a novella, Ristigouche. 

Dimitri Nasrallah is the author of two award-winning novels. 2011’s Niko won the Hugh MacLennan Prize for Fiction, was longlisted for the 2013 International IMPAC Dublin Award and the 2016 edition of CBC’s Canada Reads.2005’s Blackbodying won the McAuslan First Book Award and was a finalist for the Grand Prix du Livre de Montréal.

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English Is Not a Magic Language

Jacques Poulin
Translated by Sheila Fischman

From award-winning translator Sheila Fischman comes a new novel by bestselling Quebec author and Canada Reads finalist Jacques Poulin, English Is Not a Magic Language. A follow-up to the author’s critically acclaimed 2006 novel, Translation Is a Love Affair (Archipelago Books), here we meet reader-for-hire Francis, the little brother of novelist Jack Waterman, whom longtime Poulin fans will remember from previous works as the author’s loose alter ego. One call and Francis will arrive at your door in his Mini Cooper, ready to read. He’s partial to works about the Natives, the fur trade, and the immense territory the French once held in North America. Altogether, Francis’s ordinary life in the shadows of his better-known brother could almost be described as happy. But what is he to make of a missed rendezvous with a mysterious woman? And why have the Mounties suddenly started following him in front of the Plains of Abraham, where New France fell to the British?

Jacques Poulin, born in 1938 in Saint-Gédéon-de-Beauce, Quebec, is one of the leading novelists of his generation. Author of over a dozen novels, including Volkswagen Blues which introduced him to a wider American and Canadian audience, he has received many prizes. He lives in Québec City.

Award-winning translator Sheila Fischman has translated over 150 Quebec novels from French to English, including Michel Tremblay, Marie-Claire Blais and Kim Thúy. She is a recipient of the Molson Prize for the Arts. She lives in Montreal. 

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Stranger
Nyla Matuk

Poems that reawaken the reader’s sense of wonder. 

In Stranger, Nyla Matuk’s provocative, unabashedly sensual voice leads us to revelations about how our lives are increasingly disembodied by social media’s flattened, outward identity markers. In place of this contested sense of self, Stranger reckons with a range of possible states of unknowing. Have we over-determined our identities, and thus diminished our appetites? “I fell asleep between two cold rivers,” Matuk reports, “while the blue shadows of uncomplicated / conifers leaned into their own.” Bold and spontaneous, piling images and ideas on top of each other to create opulent sound patterns, these poems reawaken the reader’s sense of wonder.

Nyla Matuk is the author of Sumptuary Laws (Vehicule Press, 2012), nominated for the League of Canadian Poets’ Gerald Lampert Award for best first book of poetry in Canada. Sumptuary Laws was named a National Post best book of poetry in 2012 and a ‘must-read’ book of poetry at CBC Books. Her poems have appeared recently in PN Review, The Fiddlehead, and the New Poetries VI anthology (Carcanet, 2015). 

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Based On Actual Events
Robert Moore

Taking its inspiration from Melville’s famous line “If man will strike, strike through the mask!”, Based on Actual Events punches through the surface of visible things, grabbing wild at the drifting actual. Calling himself a “a realist in fabulist clothing,” Robert Moore gives us a book-length sequence of sleek, fiercely comic, colloquial poems whose aphoristic storytelling is pegged to a nostalgia for sublimity. His project is to find new frames of reference for our estrangement from the world. With each burst of invention and stylistic high-spiritedness (“So we reverse engineered the awesome and all we got / was this lousy poesy”), Based on Actual Events adds up to be Moore’s best book yet.


Robert Moore's previous books are So Rarely in Our Skins (2002), Museum Absconditum (2006] Figuring Ground (2009) and The Golden book of Bovinities (2012). He has been a finalist for the Atlantic Poetry Prize, the Margaret and John Savage First Book Award and the ReLit Award. He lives in Saint John, New Brunswick.
Monday, 19 September 2016

Club de lecture francophile: Maman Sauvage de Geneviève Elverum

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Pour le prochain club de lecture francophile de la librairie, nous lisons Maman Sauvage de Geneviève Elverum, également connue sous le nom de Geneviève Castrée lorsqu'elle dessine. Maman sauvage, qu'elle a écrit pendant sa maternité, est son premier livre de poésie.

La rencontre aura lieu le mercredi 26 octobre à 19h à la librairie (211 rue Bernard Ouest). Nous vous offrons 15% de rabais à l'achat du livre jusqu'au jour du club de lecture. Que vous soyez débutant ou francophone d'origine, vous êtes les bienvenus!

TONIGHT! Tom Gauld Launches Mooncop at 7:00 PM



Français ci-dessous)

Come join Britain’s greatest cartoonist TONIGHT as he discusses his latest creation of cosmic meanderings. In Mooncop, Tom Gauld details the daily musings of the last policeman living on a lunar colony; an outmoded and irrelevant job in a future where the colony has long since been built and left to disintegrate. Depicted in the distinctive, matter-of-fact style of his beloved Guardian strips, Mooncop is equal parts funny and melancholy. 

Don't miss out!

About the author
Tom Gauld is the author of "Goliath" and "You're All Just Jealous of My Jetpack". He contributes regularly to The Guardian, The New York Times, and New Scientist. He lives in London, England.

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CE SOIR: Venez célébrer la parution de Police lunaire (Alto, en librairie le 20 septembre) en présence de Tom Gauld, qui aura traversé l’Atlantique en jetpack pour l’événement! Au programme de la soirée : petite présentation donnée par le fameux bédéiste, discussions enflammées, rigolade et sourires.

Ne manquez pas ça!

À propos de l'auteur:
Tom Gauld est l'auteur de "Goliath" et "Vous Êtes Tous Jalous de Mon Jetpack", et il collabore régulièrement avec The Guardian, The New York Times, et New Scientist. Il vit à Londres en Angleterre.


Friday, 16 September 2016

Book pairings for your favourite podcasts

So you're all up to date with This American Life, and ploughed your way through Serial, now what? Here at the librairie D+Q, we've got your covered:


This American Life
Hidden Figures (Margot Lee Shetterly)
Streetopia (ed. Rebecca Solnit)
The Inconvenient Indian (Thomas King)

Welcome to Night Vale
Underworld (Don De Lillo)
Paper Girls (Cliff Chiang)
Southern Reach trilogy (Jeff Vandermeer)
And bonus!
Welcome to Night Vale Episodes volumes 1 and 2

The Heart
All About Love (bell hooks)
Closer (Sarah Barmack)
Was She Pretty? (Leanne Shapton)

Serial
In Cold Blood (Truman Capote)
My Friend Dahmer (Derf Backderf)
Sherlock Holmes: The Novels (Arthur Conan Doyle)

Black Men Can't Jump in Hollywood
Dear White People (Justin Simien)
Between the World and Me (Ta-Nehesi Coates)
Blackass (A. Igoni Barrett)

Fresh Air
Daily Rituals: How Artists Work (ed. Mason Currey)
DIY Magic: A Strange and Whimsical Guide to Creativity (Anthory Alvarado)
Margaret the First (Danielle Dutton)

Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me!
Trump and Bernie (Ted Rall)
L'Arab du futur (Riad Sattouf)
Green Porno (Isabella Rossellini)

2 Dope Queens
Americanah (Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie)
The Fire this Time (ed. Jesmyn Ward)
Blood Brothers (Randy Roberts)

RadioLab
Girl in the Band (Kim Gordon)
Every Song Ever (Ben Ratliff)
Uproot (Jace Clayton)

Stuff You Should Know
This Changes Everything (Naomi Klein)
Women in Science (Rachel Ignotofsky)
The Gene: An Intimate History (Siddharta Mukherjee)


Guys We F****d
My New York Diary (Julie Doucet)
Bluets (Maggie Nelson)
Someone Please Have Sex With Me (Gina Wynbrandt)

My Dad Wrote a Porno
New Lovers #7: Kuntalini (Tamara Berger)
Milkweed Zine
A User's Guide to Neglectful Parenting (Guy Delisle)

Thursday, 15 September 2016

Thursday September 15th: Sarah Barmak Launches CLOSER



Join us on Thursday, September 15th at 7:00pm for the launch of Closer: Notes from the Orgasmic Frontier of Female Sexuality by Sarah Barmak! A provocative look at why our current understanding of female sexuality isn’t “getting us off,” Barmak uses a blend of reportage, interview, and first-person reflection to explore the cutting-edge science and grassroots cultural trends that getting us closer to the truth of the matter.

Our current society thinks of the modern woman as sexually liberated – if anything, we’re told we’re oversexed. Yet a striking number of women are dissatisfied with their sex lives. Over half of women report having a sexual complaint, whether that’s lack of desire or difficulty reaching orgasm. But this issue doesn’t get much press; the urge is to ignore or medicalize it (witness the quest for ‘pink Viagra’). If so many ordinary women suffer from sexual frustration, then perhaps the problem isn’t one that can be addressed by a pharmaceutical fix – or isn’t a problem. Maybe we need to get hot and bothered about a broader cultural cure: a reorienting of our current male-focused approach to sex and pleasure, and a rethinking of what’s ‘normal.’

Please stop in, admission is free! Wine will also be served. 

(Photo by Bernard Weil / Toronto Star)

Sarah Barmak is a Toronto freelance journalist and author. Her writing has appeared in Maclean’s, The Globe and Mail, the Toronto Star, Canadian Business, Marketing and Reader’s Diges

THIS Monday September 19th at 7pm: Tom Gauld Launches MOONCOP


(Français ci-dessous)

Come join Britain’s greatest cartoonist as he discusses his latest creation of cosmic meanderings. In Mooncop, Tom Gauld details the daily musings of the last policeman living on a lunar colony; an outmoded and irrelevant job in a future where the colony has long since been built and left to disintegrate. Depicted in the distinctive, matter-of-fact style of his beloved Guardian strips, Mooncop is equal parts funny and melancholy. 

Don't miss out!

About the author
Tom Gauld is the author of "Goliath" and "You're All Just Jealous of My Jetpack". He contributes regularly to The Guardian, The New York Times, and New Scientist. He lives in London, England.

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Venez célébrer la parution de Police lunaire (Alto, en librairie le 20 septembre) en présence de Tom Gauld, qui aura traversé l’Atlantique en jetpack pour l’événement! Au programme de la soirée : petite présentation donnée par le fameux bédéiste, discussions enflammées, rigolade et sourires.

Ne manquez pas ça!

À propos de l'auteur:
Tom Gauld est l'auteur de "Goliath" et "Vous Êtes Tous Jalous de Mon Jetpack", et il collabore régulièrement avec The Guardian, The New York Times, et New Scientist. Il vit à Londres en Angleterre.






Wednesday, 14 September 2016

Wednesday September 14th : Graphic Novel Book Club - Sam Alden's New Construction: Two More Stories.



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 September is Sam Alden's New Construction: Two More Stories. We will meet at Librairie Drawn & Quarterly (211 Bernard O) on Wednesday, September 14th at 7:00 p.m. The discussion will be hosted by D+Q staffer Helen Chau Bradley. Join us for refreshments and collective insights! 

**We offer a 20% discount on New Construction: Two More Stories from now until the meeting date.

Sam Alden is a two-time recipient of the Ignatz Award, currently based in Los Angeles. He makes complex, dark, ambiguous comics, often drawn in deceptively simple pencil. The stories in New Construction deal with fraught relationships, avoidance, loneliness, and communication breakdowns. Alden is a masterful storyteller and artist. His work cuts to the bone and will leave you both reeling and re-reading.
Tuesday, 13 September 2016

Top 5: August's bestselling magazines!

Let's see what made it into everyone's pool bags last month!


Lucky Peach!


Cabinet and Maisonneuve


Uppercase and Flaneur
Sunday, 11 September 2016

Event Recap: Pascal Girard & Michel Hellman Double Launch


Despite the torrential downpour, throngs of eager D+Qers showed up to our doorstep for the double-launch of Pascal Girard's Nicolas and Michel Hellman's Nunavik. Two of the Mile End's most familiar faces, Pascal and Michel did not disappoint. 



The evening kicked off with a loving introduction from the one-and-only Peggy Burns, who also happened to be the only person in the room to have attended the original release of Nicolas nearly a decade ago.



Michel lead the charge. He discussed his personal connection to the Nunavik region, including a trip chock-full of inspiration and revelation. He recounted a dismantling of the prejudices he had carried subliminally, both regarding the area and the cultures found within. He implored the audience to visit the region themselves, for after his trip, Michel felt he had a better understanding of what it meant to be from Quebec. This, according to Michel, is the crux of his new book.




Despite the somber subject matter in his book, Pascal's presentation was decidedly jovial. As he found Nicolas difficult to discuss, he opted instead to read his strip from D+Q: 25 chillingly entitled "The Osteopath". In short, he was a hoot. He clearly had a vision for the performance, for at one point Pascal had to take over on the PowerPoint controls: "Its not that I don't trust you, Michel, its just that the timing is important."



A merry group stuck around long after the official portion of the evening had ended, with both authors happy to chat and sign their respective books. 
Friday, 9 September 2016

Graphic Novel Book Club: The Greatest of Marlys!


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 Lynda Barry’s The Greatest of Marlys! 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! from now until the meeting date.

Lynda Barry is an acclaimed cartoonist, writer, and illustrator based in Wisconsin, where she is assistant professor of art and Discovery Fellow at University of Wisconsin-Madison. She has written two bestselling and acclaimed creative how-to graphic novels for Drawn & Quarterly, What It Is, which won the Eisner Award for Best Reality Based Graphic Novel, and Picture This
Thursday, 8 September 2016

TONIGHT! Double Launch: Pascal Girard & Michel Hellman



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Join us TONIGHT, Thursday September 8th at 7:00 pm for the launch of Pascal Girard’s Nicolas and Michel Hellman’s Nunavik! Girard’s Nicolas is a work that revisits the death of his little brother and the larger effects of this loss on his current behaviours and habits. This new edition of Nicolas is complete with a brand new introduction and a new story of his relationship with his surviving brother, Joel. Nicolas is a delicate, minimalist portrait of the many faces of mourning, identified with surprising humour and pathos.

It will be a bilingual celebration featuring fellow cartoonist Michel Hellman; whose latest book Nunavik (published through Les Éditions Pow Pow) has already been flying off of our shelves. Retracing Hellman’s personal adventures through the North of Quebec, Nunavik is a hilarious, heartfelt book that explores our complex relationship with First Nations peoples. Nunavik’s English edition is forthcoming.

About the Authors:
Born in Jonquière, Quebec, Pascal Girard is an award-winning illustrator, and avid runner. He is the author of Petty Theft, Bigfoot, and Reunion—the latter two having won the Doug Wright Award for Best Book in 2011, and 2012 respectively.

Born in Quebec to a French mother and American father, Michel Hellman lives and works in Montreal’s Mile End and holds a Masters’ degree in Art History. He is a celebrated cartoonist who rarely leaves the neighborhood—except to go to Charlevoix, the South of France, or the North of Quebec.

RSVP here

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Venez nous joindre CE SOIR, jeudi le 8 septembre à 19h pour le lancement de Nicolas de Pascal Girard, et Nunavik de Michel Hellman! Nicolas de Girard est une oeuvre qui revisite le décès de son petit frère et les plus grands effets de cette perte sur ses comportements et ses habitudes. Cette nouvelle édition de Nicolas est complète avec une introduction tout neuve, et une histoire de ses rapports avec son frère survivant, Joël. Ce livre est un portrait délicat et minimaliste des nombreuses faces du deuil, réalisé avec humour et empathie.

L'événement sera une célébration bilingue mettant aussi en vedette le dessinateur Michel Hellman; dont son nouveau livre Nunavik (publié par Les Éditions Pow Pow) est déjà un bestseller à la librairie. Nunavik retrace les voyages de l'auteur dans le Nord-du-Québec et traite à la première personne des rapports que l'on entretient avec les premières nations. L'édition anglaise est à venir.

À propos des auteurs:
Né à Jonquière, Québec, Pascal Girard est un dessinateur, auteur et coureur passionné. Il est l’auteur de La collectionneuse (Petty Theft en anglais), Bigfoot et Reunion—les deux derniers ayant gagné le prix de Doug Wright pour Meilleur Livre en 2011, et 2012 respectivement.

Né au Québec d’une mère française et d’un père américain, Michel Hellman vit et travaille dans le Mile End et détient une maîtrise en histoire de l’art. Il ne sort jamais de son quartier—sauf pour aller à Charlevoix, le sud de la France ou le Grand Nord.

RSVP ici
Wednesday, 7 September 2016

Tonight at 7PM: Cyril Pedrosa in conversation with Christophe Magnette!



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Join us TONIGHT, Wednesday, September 7th at 7PM for the launch of Equinoxes by Cyril Pedrosa! Newly published in English for the first time, Equinoxes is a unique groundbreaking work of rare intensity and narrative sensibility by a rising bestselling star of European comics. Segmented into four tableaux representing the four seasons, Equinoxes follows unrelated people of all social backgrounds seeking equilibrium, crossing paths with other solitudes, and weaving in and out of one another's lives—all captivated and tormented by the enigmatic meaning of life.

Pedrosa will in conversation with Christophe Magnette. Admission is free, and wine will (of course) be served. 

About the author:

A big comic reader during childhood and adolescence, Cyril Pedrosa first went into scientific studies. After some trial and error, he finally studied animation design at the Gobelins, a Parisian establishment dedicated to careers in the moving image. He went on to work on Disney animated feature films such as "The Hunchback of Notre Dame" and "Hercules" where he acquired a speed of execution and a sense of movement that would later serve him well. Meeting writer David Chauvel inspired him to turn to comics. His moving journal of going back to his family roots, Portugal, is a bestseller. The reception for Equinoxes is equally strong.

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Venez nous joindre mercredi, le 7 septembre pour le lancement de Les Équinoxes de Cyril Pedrosa. Publié en anglais pour la première fois, Équinoxes est une oeuvre révolutionnaire qui présente une histoire intense et exceptionnelle crée avec un ton d’empathie. Segmenté en quatre tableaux pour représenter quatre saisons, ce roman graphique suit des personnes non apparentées de tous les milieux sociaux qui cherchent l'équilibre, et qui se croisent avec d'autres solitudes. Ils tissent dans la vie des autres - tous captivés et tourmentés par le sens énigmatique de la vie.

Pedrosa sera en conversation avec Christophe Magnette. L'entrée est gratuite, et le vin sera servi.

À propos de l’auteur
Un grand lecteur de bandes dessinées depuis son enfance, Cyril Pedrosa a commencé ses études sciences. Après plusieurs essais, il a décidé d’étudier le dessin animé à l'école des Gobelins à Paris, puis de 1996 à 1998, il décroche un poste d’intervalliste chez Disney et travaille sur les rushs du Bossu de Notre-Dame et Hercules, la où il a acquis une vitesse d’exécution et un sense du mouvement. À la suite de sa rencontre avec David Chauvel, il fut inspiré a continuer son cheminement dans le monde de la bande dessinée. Son journal émouvant qui revient à ses racines familiales, Portugal, est un best-seller. La réception pour Les Équinoxes est tout aussi forte.


Tuesday, 6 September 2016

New D&Q: Nicolas by Pascal Girard



We are thrilled to announce that D&Q has issued a new English translation of Nicolas by beloved local author and friend of the store, Pascal Girard! Nicolas was Girard's second published work (after Dans un cruchon), and was originally put out in French by Mécanique Générale in 2006.


In a series of simply drawn vignettes, Girard explores the early death of his five-year-old brother, from his own memories as a nine-year-old to the impact of the event on his life as an adult. As Girard explains in his new introduction, he drew Nicolas in only three days, directly in ink, without a script or pencils.


Girard's method, inspired by Jeffrey Brown's Any Easy Intimacy, was to render moments (big and small) in stripped-down two or four-panel arrangements, which lets the raw complexity of emotions shine through: Nicolas  funny, absurd, and tragic.


This new edition of Nicolas is complete with a brand new introduction and a new story of his relationship with his surviving brother, Joel. Nicolas is a delicate, minimalist portrait of the many faces of mourning, identified with surprising humour and pathos.


Join us this Thursday, Sept. 8 at 7PM, for a double book launch event with Pascal Girard and Michel Hellmann!

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)

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