Bryan and I are going to be signing Snotgirl vol. 1 at Indigo Books (Eaton Centre) this Friday, May 12, at 7PM! I’ll also be at TCAF over the weekend at the Masonic Temple (table MT12) with many other Image creators. Hope to see you there!
Debuting at TCAF 2017 - My Brother’s Husband, Volume 1 by Gengoroh Tagame
Translated by Anne Ishii Published by Pantheon Books
From one of Japan’s most notable manga artists: a heartbreaking and redemptive tale of mourning and acceptance that compares and contrasts the contemporary nature of gay tolerance in the East and the West
Yaichi is a work-at-home suburban dad in contemporary Tokyo, married to wife Natsuki, father to young daughter Kana. Their lives are suddenly upended with the arrival at their doorstep of a hulking, affable Canadian named Mike Flanagan, who declares himself the widower of Yaichi’s estranged gay twin, Ryoji. Mike is on a quest to explore Ryoji’s past, and the family reluctantly but dutifully takes him in. What follows is an unprecedented, revelatory look at and journey into the largely still-closeted Japanese gay culture: how it’s been affected by the West, and how the next generation has the chance to change the preconceptions of and prejudices against it.
“When a cuddly Canadian comes to call, Yaichi—a single Japanese dad—is forced to confront his painful past. With his young daughter Kana leading the way, he gradually rethinks his assumptions about what makes a family. Renowned manga artist Gengoroh Tagame turns his stunning draftsmanship to a story very different from his customary fare, to delightful and heartwarming effect.” —Alison Bechdel, author of Fun Home
“Safari Honeymoon was a shocking, striking exploration of marriage in a strange environment, and Crawl Space will likely continue that complex exploration of character dynamics through trippy, experimental visuals.” — Oliver Sava, A.V. Club
I have a real book out now, it’s got a bar code and everything!!!!!!! It’s called PUNK VILLAGE 1234! and it’s being launched this weekend at TCAF (Toronto Comic Arts Fair). It’s being released on Sucker Press, a Montreal based publisher, and is 46ish pages of comics telling the story of Vicky, a not-so-young woman trying to grow out and away from the punk scene, but always finding herself sucked back into punks’ vortex. It’s in english with some french (with translations). For now it’ll only be available at TCAF and then through Sucker Press.
Debuting at TCAF 2017 - Confessions of a Third Year Animation Student by jelajade
A collection of silly little strip comics done during my third year at college studying animation. This year I worked on a group film with my peers, loathed my responsibilities as Animation Student Council President, and almost dropped out.
Price in CAD: $5 Size/Specs: 5.5 x 7", 32 pages, saddle stitch, B&W interior
Debuting at TCAF 2017 - Namesake Vol 3 by Isabelle Melançon and Megan Lavey-Heatong
Emma Crewe has returned home from Oz, but rather than finding her sister, she winds up in the clutches or a group calling themselves the Rippers, who seem to know a lot about her powers. One peculiar Ripper named Nose seems to even have childhood memories with Emma. Meanwhile, Elaine and Calliope are on a quest to reconnect with her newly Earth-bound sister, against all odds and in Oz, Warrick, Selva, and their friends deal with the aftermath of finding Princess Ozma. This volume contains the second Intermission through chapter 15.