Posted by Matt Shane at 5:17 PM
Julie Morstad's dolls. These remind me of classic Live Long Toys from the '20s.
Pieces from Hide by Leyla Majeri (click to enlarge). I like the hand-silkscreened labels as much as the toys themselves.
This is the very last one of that design. Snap it up while you still can!
Posted by Claudia-Eve Beauchesne at 1:04 PM
In the meantime, let me tell you about two of my new favourite authors, Etgar Keret and Tao Lin.
You may remember that I raved about Keret's The Nimrod Flipout back in January. Well, we've received his new collection of funny/disturbing/poignant/surrealist short stories, The Girl on the Fridge, and it's just as amazingly weird, in a good way. I'm three-quarters through and I just found out that the chief (Mr. Oliveros) is also reading it. Read the opening micro-story about asthmatic declarations of love and the one about the woman who glues herself to her kitchen ceiling and you'll be hooked too!
I don't read much poetry, but I loved you are a little bit happier than i am by Tao Lin, a collection of free verse poems told in a really deadpan tone. At first, Lin's constant existential dread might seem like a downer, but he makes enough references to blanket forts, pouring orange juice on his own face, AOL Messenger and hamsters to offset the gloom and bring some comic relief. In fact, one of the book's most absurdly funny poems is called "you published a one-page comic where someone freaks out while eating breakfast". If you walk by the store and see me longingly staring out the window, you'll know that it's because I'm waiting for Lin's new book, cognitive-behavioral therapy, to arrive...
Posted by Claudia-Eve Beauchesne at 12:56 AM
Sontag Shogun have been playing for a couple years now under a variety of titles.
They'd do a better job of describing their sound than I could:
"... an experimental noise band that falls somewhere between a lullaby and a nightmare. Guitars, keys, laptops, harmonicas, drones, loops, hiss...think Eno and Otomo Yoshihide being picked off by a legion of bloodthirsty pterodactyls. To top it all off, they will be joined by singer/guitarist Helen Bradley, who's sultry french lyrics will spill over the layered sound scape like blood on a sandcastle. So come to the D&Q store Sunday, 3pm on April 27th for an eclectic electronic/acoustic set that will remind you why you don't want to be deaf."
See you there!
Posted by Matt Shane at 5:18 PM
Drawn & Quarterly and Atelier WoodenApples are proud to present the first ever Pomme-Pomme Craft & Zine Fair!
July 12th & 13th at La Sala Rossa, 4848 St. Laurent, Montreal QC, Canada.
We're accepting submissions until May 15th!
For more details, visit www.pommepommefair.blogspot.com.
Posted by Jessica Campbell at 3:11 PM
I'm proud to announce that Yes! We now probably have the precious piece that will complete your collection! Not only do we get all the new D&Q comic books in store before everyone else, but we also carry back issues of Babel, Berlin, Big Questions, Crickets, Dirty Plotte, Ed The Happy Clown, Eightball, Ganges, King-Cat Comix, Louis Riel, Lucky, Optic Nerve, Or Else, Palooka-Ville, Peepshow, Schizo, Sof' Boy, Syncopated, Underwater, Yummy Fur, and many more...
You may also notice a few art magazines at the bottom left of that picture. Yup! We have that too! And we'll be getting even more of those very soon...
Posted by Claudia-Eve Beauchesne at 8:52 AM
For the Collection collectors:
The newest volume of 'Peanuts' cartoons, Volume 9, 1967-68, which features a thoughtful little Foreward by Mr. John Waters and lots of Snoopy strips.
And 'The Kat Who Walked in Beauty', which collects some rare and previously unprinted 'Krazy Kat' strips. The cover is quite spectacular but you'll have to see it in person.
'Willie & Joe: The WWII Years' collects the best of Bill Mauldin's single-panel strips drawn between 1940 and '91. Mauldin's characters reflect his own experience as an infantryman in WWII. Most of his strips were originally printed in Soldiers' newspapers before being collected in these 2 huge volumes.
And a bunch more stuff, like:
'The Education of Hopey Glass' A new Love & Rockets collection by Jaime Hernandez, ; 'Daddy's Girl', a haunting little book by Debbie Dreschler; New 'Ganges' by Kevin Huizenga; Fuzz & Pluck in Splitsville no. 5 .. etc. etc.
Posted by Matt Shane at 1:46 PM
Hall of Best Knowledge is a series of thematic panels wherein the authoritative but also innocently candid "author" shares his wisdom about life, the universe and everything by making pronouncements like "People who find beauty in everything, even the crush and stink of a subway, are carelessly burning up all sensitivity and will one day be unable to detect true beauty." What's more, your deeply sensitive "intellectual caretaker" will withhold his pronouncement for the day if someone hurts his feelings. If you like Miranda July's heart-warming whimsy, you'll love this. M.J.'s not your cup of tea? You'll still love this. Hall of Best Knowledge is the only self-help book you will ever need.
Funeral of the Heart is a collection of quirky and somewhat macabre short stories about secret underground bathrooms, gruesome deaths and a man with two hearts named Whoreson, among other things. Illustrated with amazing black and white scratchboard etchings, it's dark, twisted, full of surprises and often mindblowing. Fans of Edwad Gorey's gorier work will definitely get a kick out of reading this by candlelight in the middle of the night...
Posted by Claudia-Eve Beauchesne at 1:35 PM
Gorey died in 2000, having written and illustrated over a hundred books (imagine how many little lines that is). I made the mistake of thinking he was European all my life. Actually, he's American as apple pie, born in Chicago. He just likes to poke fun at the Euro-aristocrats.
Posted by Matt Shane at 5:29 PM
Come on out this Sunday for local folk duo, Elboy Die and Milie Croche. Check them out here and here if you haven't heard them yet:
As the spring approaches (it's snowing as I type this, sheesh!) we'll be lightening up on the shows, so come on down while there's still rockin' to be had.
See you on Sunday!
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