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The Comics Journal features 5 D+Q titles in "2003 Year In Review"

Updated May 20, 2004


The scholarly magazine of comics criticism, THE COMICS JOUNRAL, has selected four D+Q titles - Chester Brown's LOUIS RIEL , DRAWN & QUARTERLY 5, Joe Sacco's THE FIXER and Chris Ware's ACME NOVELTY DATEBOOK - on a list of only featured 13 titles from the year 2003. Igort's 5 IS THE PERFECT NUMBER received an honorable mention.
 
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Featured artists

Chester Brown
Igort
Chris Ware

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Drawn & Quarterly (NEW series) Volume 5
The Fixer




  Calgary Herald features "5 Is the Perfect Number"

Updated April 19, 2004


Books & The Arts
Books in Brief: Graphic novel edition

Ian Doig
For the Calgary Herald
698 words
7 February 2004
Calgary Herald

5 Is the Perfect Number by Igort (Drawn & Quarterly, 176 pages, $29.95)

Peppino Lo Ciccero is an old-time hood from Napoli, Italy. His son Nino has proudly taken up the family business and Lo Ciccero Sr. presents him with a beauty of a new pistol on his birthday.

The gift marks the last time he'll see his son alive and his own bloody re-entry into the family run crime businesses he'd earlier retired from. With the help of his reluctant former comrade, Salvato, the shimmering, liquid streets of 1960's Napoli run red with gangster blood as the two attempt to avenge Nino's murder. The art and story are the work of Italian Igor Tuveri (who writes under the name Igort) and it's old country Sopranos complete with existential pondering.

Employing spare dialogue, the story and its shifting, noirish moods are pushed along by artwork that is loose and bold, employing hard and soft-edged drawing techniques.


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Igort

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5 is the Perfect Number




TimeOut London features Louis Riel & 5

Updated January 15, 2004


The 1/7-14 issue of TimeOut London, the weekly glossy, features a large two-page spread on graphic novels and spotlights two D+Q graphic novels LOUIS RIEL and 5 IS THE PERFECT NUMBER.
 

Featured artists

Chester Brown
Igort

           Featured product

5 is the Perfect Number




  5 Is The Perfect Number sweeps European book and comic awards

Updated January 7, 2004


Italian cartoonist Igort's book, 5 Is The Perfect Number, swept numerous European book and comic awards in 2003 including:

Winner of the "book of the year" award in Frankfurt Bookfair 2003.

Winner of the Coccobill award as best author 2003 (Milano comics festival Cartoomics).

Winner of the special award A.N.A.F.I. 2003 (Associazione Nazionale Amici Fumetto Italiano).

Winner of grand prix in Romics comic festival (Rome 2003).

Nominated for the best volume 2003 in Angouleme Comics festival.

Nominated as best artist 2003 in Naples Comics Festival (Comicon).

Nominated as best artist 2003 in Milano Comics Festival (Cartoomics).

Featured artist

Igort

           Featured product

5 is the Perfect Number




Montreal Hour Loves D+Q Graphic Novels

Updated December 4, 2003


Dimitri Katadotis of The Montreal Weekly THE HOUR spotlights one of the "finest publishers around" D+Q and states that everyone of our titles is an "extremely worthy" purchase. Thanks! We agree!
 
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Featured artists

Chester Brown
Igort
Chris Ware

           Featured products

5 is the Perfect Number
ACME Novelty Datebook Volume 1: 1986-1995




  The List reviews 5 Is The Perfect Number

Updated November 18, 2003


The weekly glossy for Edinburgh and Glasgow "The List" reviews Igort's 5 Is The Perfect Number:

"Italian cartoonist Igort inks this tale of revenge in a cinematic, noirish style. Employing blue and black duotone, he gives the rain-soaked streets of Naples a marvellously expressionistic look and the numerous bloody shoot-outs a hardboiled edge."

Featured artist

Igort

           Featured product

5 is the Perfect Number




5 Is The Perfect Number in stores now!

Updated September 2, 2003


5 Is The Perfect Number, the first translated graphic novel by master Italian cartoonist Igort, is now available in many fine book and comic stores or directly through our website by clicking the title below. This book has been a huge success in Europe, with nominations for Best Book of the Year in France, Germany, and Italy. By clicking on the "Igort" name below you can also see a preview of the book.

Featured artist

Igort

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5 is the Perfect Number




  Acme Novelty Datebook debuts at D+Q booth this week in San Diego

Updated July 13, 2003


Chris Ware's eagerly-anticipated new book, The Acme Novelty Datebook, will make its exclusive North American debut this week at Drawn & Quarterly's booth at the San Diego comic convention. Copies of this gorgeously-designed and produced cloth edition, Ware's first ever sketchbook, have just been received via Fed Ex from the printer in Holland (and as a result it will cost slightly more, $47, to help offset these expensive costs ó it's a heavy book).

Also premiering at D+Q's booth will be Italian cartoonist Igort's first graphic novel in English, 5 Is The Perfect Number.

The D+Q booth will also be hosting signings by cartoonists Dupuy & Berberian (Friday - Sunday), Adrian Tomine (Saturday and Sunday), and Joe Matt (Saturday and Sunday).

D+Q will be located at # 1329 and 1428 from Wednesday July 16th until Sunday July 20th in the San Diego Convention Center.

Featured artists

Igort
Adrian Tomine
Chris Ware

           Featured product

ACME Novelty Datebook Volume 1: 1986-1995




They Call it Fumetti: Igort

Updated March 17, 2003



Dazed & Confused, March issue 2003

Fumetti: That's what Italian's affecionately call their comic books, derived from "little clouds of smoke"; originally an insult by a snobby critic to describe the speech balloons floating out of the characters' mouths. In Italy, as everywhere else, comics used to be seen as inferior literature, but that hasn't stopped huge numbers of people enjoying their unique blend of storytelling. In the TV-saturated kingdom of Silvio Berlussconi, 80 million fumetti of every kind fly off the country's 37,000 newsstands, while their bravura graphic novelists take on the world. Let their smoke get in your eyes.

"Youíve brought hell into the family. You know that?" When his young son is shot dead on the mean streets of Naples, his gray haired father, a retired hitman, has to confront the consequences of his dogged quest for vengeance. In the moody, duotone graphic novel 5 is the Perfect Number, Igort, alias Igor Tuveri, breathes an unexpected beauty into the gritty Mafiosi genre, importing subtleties from Japanese cinema and manga.

A global aesthete, Igortís cultural references have always been eclectic. His hybrid of pumped up superheroics and Russian propaganda art in his previously translated album, dulled feelings, resulted in a revolutionary Batman for the workers with a permanent erection in his pants.


Featured artist

Igort

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5 is the Perfect Number





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