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Surviving Saskatoon

David Collier

In this fascinating new comic book, David Collier documents the true story of a man who spent nearly 25 years in prison after he was wrongfully convicted of the brutal rape and murder of a nurse in 1969. This gripping biography, characterized by meticulous research and Coolier's idiosyncratic approach, takes us from the cold January morning at the time of the arrest to the present day. David Milgaard continues to struggle with a life devastated by the criminal justice system.
Collier frames this story with his own observations on living in this stark prairie province and shows how people ultimately survive.

ISBN: 9781894937559

$3.50 US / $3.50 CDN

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Just the Facts: A Decade of Comics Essays

David Collier

"[An] assortment of excellent, often memoirish graphic shorts..."
-- Spin
"I'm grateful that a collection of David Collier's stuff has been published. His wildly unpredictable range of interests always make fertile ground for a rich crop of real art."
-- Chris Ware, Acme Novelty Library
"...a humorous and nostalgic look at life."
-- Le Devoir
With his inimitably idiosyncratic approach, David Collier tackles a broad range of subject matter in his first collection, from Thomas Edison's bygone phonograph machines to the lost art of hand-lettered display ads. These strips have been culled from numerous publications, including Drawn & Quarterly, The Comics Journal, and Zero Zero, and they serve as an excellent introduction to the work of this quirky and unusual talent. Features new introduction by the author.
Softcover; 96 pages; First edition. Publication date: October 1998.


ISBN: 9781896597256

$11.95 US / $11.95 CDN

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The Frank Ritza Papers

David Collier

Cult cartoonist David Collier has fans such as Chris Ware, R. Crumb and Joe Sacco patiently waiting for his next comic. This new 192 page Collier trade paperback will deliver all expectations and beyond with a quirky collection of stories about his family, living life in the army and the search for information on a local artist he discovers, Frank Ritza. Along with the story, Collier provides over 100 sketch book pages from London, Los Angeles and Saskatchewan. This book is a natural companion to the entire D+Q line (especially Seth's It's a Good Life) and Joe Sacco's Notes From a Defeatist.

ISBN: 9781896597911

$19.95 US / $19.95 CDN

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Collier's Vol.2 #2

David Collier

The weirdest member of the D&Q family David Collier has a knack for telling the strange-but-true stories of people. This is pure Collier, wandering through old memories and the filthy downtown streets, in the latest in his series of biographical sketches. Collier takes us back 20 years to his downtown Toronto punk days when he was drawing comics, washing dishes and hanging out with a Brit punker and fellow cartoonist named Brat X. Features their old comics and Collier's first letter from R. Crumb.

ISBN: 9781894937634

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Collier's Vol.2 #1

David Collier

On the heels of his recent book collection, Portraits From Life, David Collier returns with Volume 2 of his eponymous comic book series! In this feature-length story, "Dennis Was Good and Bad", Collier writes about the tragic life of an old friend. Find out why people like Chris Ware and Joe Sacco consider Collier one of the best cartoonists working today!
24 b/w pages. First printing: January 2002.

ISBN: COLLIERSV2#1

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Hamilton Sketchbook

David Collier

"A glimpse into one person's vulnerable and unpretentious attempt to transcend his personal limitations." --Quill & Quire

Compared to what he left behind he thinks it is a land of opportunity. And his pens don't freeze outside in winter any more. But David Collier finds he has more worries and concerns now. The urban landscapes filling his sketchbooks make him feel even more remote as an artist then he did on the prairies. The sketchbooks were supposed to document and affirm his new life! Instead their pages become a space where his anxieties wrestle with his desire for a home.
As eccentric, diverting, curious, wry and compassionate in life as in his work, David Collier has distilled 20 years of criss-crossing Canada into his books. Fascinated by forgotten people and kooky stories, his work reflects a uniquely Canadian mix of wide-eyed whimsy and prairie-frozen wit.


ISBN: 9781896597485

$14.95 US / $14.95 CDN

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Portraits from Life

David Collier

Collier takes on the lives of six people. Humphrey Osmond was a mild-mannered doctor from Canada who coined the word "psychedelic" and traveled to California to give Aldous Huxley mescaline. Ethel Catherwood, the Olympic high jumper known as the Saskatchewan lily, went down in infamy and scandal. So did the eccentric British conservationist known to the world as Grey Owl 'the Indian'. Infamy was vindicated in the case of David Milgaard, a man who spent over 20 years behind bars for a murder he did not commit.

Collier wraps up his book with a loving portrait of his grandfather, as well as a glimpse at the man who gave us the modern visual vocabulary for bathrooms and more.

"Collier's work stands out like a beacon amidst other comics, entertaining and informing all at once." --Eye Weekly

"Collier's cross hatched, realistic drawings belie a whimsical approach to historical storytelling."
--Philadelphia City Paper

ISBN: 9781896597355

$12.95 US / $12.95 CDN

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