Drawn & Quarterly

  • New York Drawings by Adrian Tomine

    IN STORES SEPTEMBER 2012

    A collection of illustrations from the New Yorker cover artist and award-winning cartoonist Adrian Tomine.

    Two strangers, both reading the same novel, share a fleeting glance between passing subway cars. A bookstore owner locks eyes with a neighbor as she receives an Amazon package. Strangers are united by circumstance as they wait on the subway stairs for a summer storm to pass.

    Adrian Tomine’s illustrations and comics have appeared for more than a decade in the pages (and on the cover) of the New Yorker. Instantly recognizable for their deceptively simple and evocative style, these images have garnered the attention of the New Yorker’s readership and the approbation of such venerable institutions as the Art Directors Club and American Illustration.

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  • NonNonBaNonNonBa reviewed by the Rover
    AUGUST 27, 2012

    “Children are constantly reminded that they know nothing of the world. Adults act as if they couldn’t understand, so no use trying to explain. Other children posit guesses or deliver information accompanied by shrugs or exaggerated confidence. Our childhood experiences drift rootless in the fog of unknown contexts, despite our interaction with it. A future of knowledge awaits us.” Read more

    Ed The Happy ClownPopMatters calls Ed The Happy Clown “demented, hilarious, disturbing.”
    AUGUST 27, 2012

    “When looking for words to describe Chester Brown’s Ed the Happy Clown, a few come easily: demented, hilarious, disturbing. There’s no question it’s a great work, a masterpiece of perversion, even, but that’s like saying the Beatles were a good band from the ‘60s. It may be true, but it barely scratches the surface.” Read more

    What It IsEssay from The Awl on graphic autobiography, featuring Seth, Lynda Barry, Chris Ware
    AUGUST 27, 2012

    “…Exploratory autobiography is the specialty of my imaginary best friend, Lynda Barry (who was not, in real life, available for an interview). Barry is such an icon that just thinking about her makes me want to tie a red bandana around my head to get more awesome by association.” Read more

  • Kate Beaton wins a Doug Wright Award!
    June 13, 2012 – Cartoonist Kate Beaton, known for her smart, witty comics that shine an irreverent, contemporary light on historical and literary figures, has won a Doug Wright Award for Canadian cartooning. Read more
    Seth wins Toronto International Festival of Authors’ Harbourfront Festival Prize!
    January 9, 2012 – On October 29, the Toronto International Festival of Authors awarded its $10,000 Harbourfront Festival Prize to Canadian cartoonist Seth for having “substantially contributed to the state of literature and books in Canada.” After starting his comic series Palookaville in the early ’90s, many of Seth’s stories have since been collected and published as novels. He also illustrates for various magazines (such as The New Yorker and The Walrus) and is in the process of designing the packaging of a 25-book collection of Charles Schulz’s Peanuts strips. Read more
  • With cartoonists that have been instrumental in defining the literary comics medium for the past twenty years and a willingness to experiment with formats and concepts, Drawn & Quarterly has become one of the most influential art and literary comics publishers in North America, if not the whole world.

    Back in 1989, Chris Oliveros humbly went in search of artists to contribute to his yet-to-be-published magazine anthology named Drawn & Quarterly. Armed with a honed aesthetic, he advertised in different venues and approached promising artists. As a result, Oliveros assembled the most esteemed and distinct coterie of cartoonists since the days of Art Spiegelman’s RAW.

    Oliveros’s visual acumen and astute production values coupled with the complete editorial and creative freedom offered to the cartoonists enabled D+Q to make an immediate mark in the world of comics. After several anthologies, comic book series and graphic novels, D+Q has established an elite and varied roster of cartoonists that includes Adrian Tomine, Seth, Chester Brown, Joe Matt, Julie Doucet, and James Sturm, who are considered to be some of the medium’s best and are synonymous with Drawn & Quarterly.

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