2coffees asked:

Hi! Sorry if you've been asked this before.. But I used to love reading but lately I'm really having trouble finding a good book. I miss reading! Do you have any suggestions? Thanks (~:

Yeah totally !! Right now I’m reading Mysterious Skin, which is kind of triggering and heavy but still very good. Some other good books in my opinion are:

Wolf In White Van by John Darnielle
Nausea by Jean-Paul Sartre
By This You Shall Know Him by Jesse Jacobs
The Nao Of Brown by Glyn Dillon
I Love Dick by Chris Kraus
Widow Basquiat by Jennifer Clement (my favorite)
No One Belongs Here More Than You by Miranda July
IQ84 by Haruki Murakami
Skim by Mariko Tamaki


The Nao of Brown
By Glyn Dillon
Author in attendance at TCAF 2013!

Published by SelfMadeHero
Full Colour, 208 pages, $24.95

Twenty-eight-year-old Nao Brown, who’s hafu (half Japanese, half English), is not well. She’s suffering from obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) and fighting violent urges to harm other people. But that’s not who she really wants to be. Nao has dreams. She wants to quiet her unruly mind; she wants to get her design and illustration career off the ground; and she wants to find love, perfect love.

Nao’s life continues to seesaw. Her boyfriend dumps her; a toy deal falls through. But she also meets Gregory, an interesting washing-machine repairman, and Ray, an art teacher at the Buddhist Center. She begins to draw and meditate to ease her mind and open her heart—and in doing so comes to a big realization: Life isn’t black-and-white after all … it’s much more like brown.

Praise for The Nao of Brown:

“Lushly rendered, passionately digressive” —The New York Times

“Dillon turns in a narrative tour de force, featuring a script that works in perfect concert with almost cinematic art reminiscent of Milo Manara, but with far more expressive characters. A triumph of comics for grownups, this is a must-read.” —Publishers Weekly, starred review

“The art in The Nao of Brown is absolutely gorgeous … An intense story about a young woman who fights as hard to get out of her own head as some superheroes fight to save the world.” —The Onion’s A.V. Club

The Ink Panthers Show! 164
  • The Ink Panthers Show! 164
  • Mike Dawson and Alex Robinson
  • featuring Glyn Dillon

The Nao of Brown author, Glyn Dillon creeps into Panther’s Lair to tell us all about a story he heard where an alligator got loose on a plane and killed 20 people. Did the 20 people die from alligator bites, or from the plane crashing? Listen and find out!

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This week’s illustration of Inky the Domesticated Panther supplied by cartoonist and competitive eater, Jeff Manley. Thanks, Jeff!!

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GLYN DILLON is coming to TCAF!

The author of The Nao of Brown will be a Featured Guest at this year’s festival. 

Nao Brown is a struggling illustrator looking for love whilst living with OCD. When she finally meets the man of her dreams, it comes with the realisation that… dreams can be quite weird. Through meditation, to quieten her mind and open her heart, she begins to understand that things aren’t always black and white. In fact, they’re much more… brown.

"Glyn Dillon was born in 1971, the youngest of a family where both the father and the first born son were working artists. Glyn’s has had a wide ranging career, mainly working as a storyboard artist and concept designer for both film and television…." - Full Bio at TCAF site

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TCAF is The Toronto Comic Arts Festival, taking place May 11-12, 2013, in Toronto, Canada. More at