Saturday, May 14, 2011

New stuff and notes May 14 2011

Well if you follow comics you know that last weekend was the Toronto Comic Arts Festival, aka TCAF. Sounds like it was pretty amazing once again - congratulations to the Beguiling for putting on a show that is now undoubtedly one of the premier annual comic events in North America.

Coming up:

  • Looking forward to Chester Brown's appearance at the VPL Central Branch on May 18. Toronto is spoiled with TCAF, here in Vancouver we don't often get giant names like Chester Brown coming through. His new book "Paying For It" is controversial and much talked-about - chronicling Brown's experiences paying for.."it". Been hearing raves about his recent appearances in Eastern Canada, it should be memorable. 
  • Koyama Press - more great books arriving this week from Koyama, including Lose #3 from Michael DeForge, Cat Rackham by Steve Wolfhard, Monster Party by Chris "Elio" Eliopoulos, and an anthology called Root Rot (Contributors include Jon Vermilyea, Derek M. Ballard, Dan Zettwoch, T. Edward Bak, Robin Nishio, Ines Estrada, Lizz Hickey, Mickey Zacchili, Jesse Jacobs, Jason Fischer, Hellen Jo, Angie Wang, Greg Pizzoli, Joe Lambert, Bob Flynn and Chris “Elio” Eliopoulos.)
  • Picturebox order coming this week with our first look at Yiuchi Yokoyama's Garden. Exciting. 
  • I hate to tease appearances, but a launch at Lucky's with an all-time favorite comic artist is in the works for this summer.
  • Colin Upton will be at Lucky's July 9 from 4pm - 6pm for "High Tea" and to promote his new collection of Diabetes Funnies. (Upton got an acknowledgement in Chester Brown's new book!)
A few new/restocked items in this week:
Onward Towards Our Noble Deaths - Shicero Mizuki
Klondike - Zach Worton
Picture This" Nearsighted Monkey - Lynda Barry
Red: A Haida Manga: Michael Nicoll Yahgulanaas
Wildlife of Star Wars
Stickerbomb - graffiti stickers
Lego Brickmaster sets: Star Wars, Crazy Action Contraptions, and Atlantis
Next Day - John Porcellino
Star Wars Adventures vol 5 Boba Fett
Return of the Dapper Men
Mouse Guard Legends of the Guard hc
Irredeemable tp vol 6
Akira GN vol 1
Little Endless Storybook HC
Huntington West Virginia on the Fly - Harvey Pekar 

Woot. Out. 

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