otherstoriesandthehorseyourodeinon

Excerpt from “Everything You Can Think of is True” — Other Stories and the Horse You Rode in On.

I drew this comic for a forthcoming anthology edited by Ben Juers and Bailey Sharp. It’s about a kid in some kind of research facility who can make stuff real with his mind. It’s very short, but it contains my favourite panel of a dog barking I’ve ever drawn, or ever will draw. 

Other Stories and the Horse You Rode in On will be at Comic Arts Brooklyn on November 9th and Expozine on November 16th-17th. You can also purchase it from Conundrum Press and fine comic and book stores near you.

Excerpt from “Boxes” — Other Stories and the Horse You Rode in On.

This is one of the newest stories in the book. It’s about a woman riding the bus home from work, thinking about the strangers she sees every day, and the time one of them spoke to her.

Other Stories and the Horse You Rode in On will be at Expozine on November 16th-17th. You can also purchase it from Conundrum Press and fine comic and book stores near you.

Finally, be sure to attend my talk with T. Edward Bak at Librarie Drawn & Quarterly. We’ll talk comics, and sign books. 

Excerpt from “Standing Water” — Other Stories and the Horse You Rode in On.

This comic first appeared in Irene, which I co-edit with Andy Warner and dw. It’s about a kid who is the only thing not affected by a permanently frozen moment of time.

Other Stories and the Horse You Rode in On will be at Comic Arts Brooklyn on November 9th and Expozine on November 16th-17th. You can also purchase it from Conundrum Press and fine comic and book stores near you.

Here’s a list of events I’ll be attending to promote my new book, Other Stories and the Horse You Rode in On from Conundrum Press. Or if you don’t feel like clicking a thing, here they are too:

Brooklyn: Saturday, November 9
Comic Arts Brooklyn 
Mt. Carmel Church, 275 N. 8th St

Montreal: Friday, November 15
Drawn and Quarterly bookstore 
211 Bernard, with T. Edward Bak, 7 pm

MontrealExpozine: Sat/Sun Nov 16-17

Saskatoon: Wednesday, December 4
7 pm in the Travel Alcove
McNally Robinson Booksellers

Regina: Sunday, December 8
Regina Public Library/Dunlop Gallery
2311 12th Avenue

Excerpt from “The Best Donald” — Other Stories and the Horse You Rode in On.

This story is about two boys who are obsessed with Donald Duck. Their grandpa claims he can draw Donald better than anyone else. Years later, the find out whether or not that’s true.

Other Stories and the Horse You Rode in On will be at Expozine on November 16th-17th. You can also purchase it from Conundrum Press and fine comic and book stores near you.

Finally, be sure to attend my talk with T. Edward Bak at Librarie Drawn & Quarterly. We’ll talk comics, and sign books. 

Excerpt from “Leave Luck to Heaven” – Other Stories and the Horse You Rode in On.

“Leave Luck to Heaven” is the comic I’m most frequently asked about. It was first released as a 32-page minicomic for MoCCA 2011, and it sold really poorly so I never did another print run. Then it was included in the 2012 Best American Comics, but everyone thought it was an excerpt so they kept asking me where they could read more. Now it’s been included in my book, so you can read it there.

The comic is about a video game mentor and his apprentice, and their attempt to find some sort of meaning or significance in an 8-bit game. Sort of. It’s also about masks, birds, dreams, and the aura of the multiple.

Other Stories and the Horse You Rode in On will be at Comic Arts Brooklyn on November 9th. You can also purchase it from Conundrum Press and fine comic and book stores near you.

My book is out, and I’ll be standing next to it with Conundrum Press at Comic Arts Brooklyn this weekend. I hope to see you there. We can talk about comics or sparrows or something. I’ll draw a little thing in the book if you buy it. 

I’ll be posting excerpts from the book this week, but here’s a list of the contents just in case you want to know what you’re getting into:

  • Standing Water
  • Ghost Rabbit
  • Seelie Court
  • Everything You Can Think of is True
  • Leave Luck to Heaven
  • Brokenface
  • The Best Donald
  • And the Horse You Rode in On
  • Boxes
  • Unkindness
  • Snotgurgle
  • Skeletons
  • Invincible Baby

“The wide open prairie of Saskatchewan, the domestication of garden gnomes, the psychoanalytic breakdown of 8-bit video games – into these and other subjects Dakota McFadzean digs with his pen and brush, unearthing truths that discomfit even as they entertain. This collection of his best work to date mashes cuteness into cruelty, hope into resignation, and life into death, leaving us with one slow-burning ball of phosphorescent comics.” - Jason Lutes (author of Berlin)

Next week I’ll be returning to my homeland to promote my book, Other Stories and the Horse You Rode in On (Conundrum Press).

Here are the full details:

Saskatoon
Wednesday, December 4 at 7pm – Reading and Signing at McNally Robinson Booksellers in the Travel Alcove

Regina
Sunday, December 8 at 1:00 pm – Reading at RPL Film Theatre
2:00 pm – Signing at Dunlop Art Gallery
2:30pm – Children’s Workshop at Dunlop Art Gallery.

I hope to see you there!