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Thursday, 15 November 2012

Tomorrow: In-store pre-Expozine evening! Preview of upcoming doc Cartoon College and round table discussion

What a week for events this has been! We've already had our 5th anniversary party, and a kids' night with Anouk Ricard! Tonight we've got Michael Deforge and Patrick Kyle launching their newest comic collections! And tomorrow night, Friday, November 16, at 7pm, we round it all off with an Expozine 2012 Launch event:

Kick off the 2012 edition of Expozine the right way! Join us for a screening of select scenes from the brand new documentary, Cartoon College

Each fall The Center for Cartoon Studies in nearby Vermont invites 20 aspiring cartoonists and graphic novelists for a no-holds-barred education in comics. Several Montrealers have completed the two-year program that aims to prepare them for the uncertainty of a career in one of the world's most labor-intensive, drudgery-inducing art forms. Some of them will be on hand to discuss their experiences before a screening of select scenes from the movie: 
Jon Chad, www.jonchad.com 
Dakota McFadzean, dakotamcfadzean.com 
Sophie Goldstein, redinkradio.tumblr.com 
Julie Delporte, juliedelporte.com 
Jai Granofsky, jaicartoons.blogspot.com 
Learn what it takes to take charge of your own career in comics! Members of the Expozine organizing team will also be on hand to explain the benefits and challenges of self-publishing. Zines from the discussion's participants will be available for sale. 

Also, Expozine itself will take place November 17 and 18 from noon to 6, free admission, at 5035 St-Dominique, a few blocks south of the bookstore. Now in its 11th year, Expozine has become the largest small press fair in North America, bringing together over 275 creators of all kinds of publications -- from books to zines to graphic novels -- in both English and French. Visit www.expozine.ca for more information. Well worth your while! We Drawn + Quarterly types will be tabling, along with so many amazing writers and artists and small presses!

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