October 9, 2014
In the weekly Librairie Drawn & Quarterly Books of the Week, the Montreal bookstore recommends several new works of fiction, art books, periodicals, and comics.
Librairie Drawn & Quarterly is one of Montreal's premiere independent bookstores.
The Best American Comics 2014
by Scott McCloud (ed.)
A spotlight on the best and brightest of this year, the new addition to the Best American Comics series features comics veterans like Chris Ware, Charles Burns, and the Hernandez brothers rubbing shoulders with recent buzz-creators Fiona Staples and Brian K. Vaughan (of Saga fame), Raina Telgemeier (Smile, Sisters), and many more. Whether your tastes tend more toward Robert Crumb or Miriam Katin, there's something for everyone in this beautiful, comprehensive volume with a star-studded lineup.
A pocket-sized anthology of international comics, the Baltic Comics Magazine features work from around the world, this time with a focus on poetry. With a few familiar names (among them Julie Doucet and Sam Alden), there is a truly intriguing collection of comic adaptations of poems, collaborations between poet and comic artist, or simply comics that function as poems themselves.
by Gary Shteyngart
When little Igor Shteyngart gets off a plane at New York's JFK airport, he doesn't yet know that the pull between Soviet roots and American future will estrange him to both his family and his homeland. This change elicits his eponymous nickname, Little Failure, in an endlessly-entertaining memoir that gives a well-told immigrant childhood tale a fresh, polished, (and New York Times bestselling) sheen.
by Chloé Griffin
How does one remember an actress, writer, mother, friend, and cult icon? In her eight-year undertaking, Griffin collects the stories of those closest to Cookie Mueller, best known for her roles in early John Waters films and her effortless glamour. The book recounts her life, her death, and the mythology that seemed to follow her wherever she went. As an added bonus, Drawn & Quarterly will be hosting a launch for Edgewise tonight in Montreal!
A "magazine of new erotics," the long-awaited second issue of Adult is once again full of photos, illustrations, and writing exploring all things, well, adult. From the paintings of Sam McKinniss to journalist Katie Baker's reporting on satanism in the city, all aspects of the erotic are well represented, giving the publication a confident, satisfied air.
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52 Books, 52 Weeks
Antiheroines (interviews with up and coming female comics artists)
Atomic Books Comics Preview (weekly new comics and graphic novel highlights)
Largehearted Word (weekly new book highlights)
Book Notes (authors create music playlists for their book)
guest book reviews
Note Books (musicians discuss literature)
Short Cuts (writers pair a song with their short story or essay)
WORD Bookstores Books of the Week (weekly new book highlights)