"…a successful idea and important for comics’ future. Giving young artists space to stretch out and develop in book form is necessary, and by taking a chance on new talent, DRAWN & QUARTERLY again proves it’s one of today’s most adventurous and important comics publishers." –PUBLISHERS WEEKLY
D+Q publisher Chris Oliveros started the company by publishing a quarterly magazine of the world’s best comics talent which over the years became an award-winning deluxe coffee-table anthology that featured cartoon classics of yesteryear such as Gasoline Alley and today’s French comics superstars Dupuy & Berberian. Fourteen years later, Oliveros noticed an explosion of new talent from around the globe so he decided to combine two of the things he does best – publishing anthologies and nurturing talent. The result is the DRAWN & QUARTERLY SHOWCASE which is one of the most exciting outlets for readers to find new comics talent.
BOOK ONE features Nicolas Robel and Kevin Huizenga. Huizenga's story went on to win an Ignatz for Best Short Story.
BOOK TWO features Penti Otsamo, Jeffrey Brown and Erik DeGraf. It came out in Spring 2004.
BOOK THREE, currently scheduled for July 2005, will feature a cover and story by Genevieve Castree, and stories by Sammy Harkam and Matt Broersma.