We are unbelievably excited for this: D+Q founder Chris Oliveros's first graphic novel THE ENVELOPE MANUFACTURER is out in January and we'll be launching it!
As every D+Q fan knows, this year Chris stepped down from his position as publisher of the world's greatest comics in order to work on his own books. Our loss is also our gain because here it is, his first book!
THE ENVELOPE MANUFACTURER documents the hardships and gradual disintegration of the career of the owner of an independent small business. Ultimately, the pressures of his role begin to have an effect on him psychologically; he starts to talk to himself and occasionally cannot distinguish the difference between reality and his imaginings. Even his personal life suffers, as his wife becomes disillusioned with the detached, dispassionate man he has become. Set in the mid-twentieth century, just before the end of the period when most goods were still produced domestically, The Envelope Manufacturer chronicles the gradual demise of a small company as it struggles to adapt to a changing economic landscape.
And, to make a good thing even better, beloved D+Q cartoonist Pascal Girard will be introducing! So, mark your calendars, you are not going to want to miss this, a rare public presentation by Chris Oliveros, unsealing THE ENVELOPE MANUFACTURER!