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Palookaville 22

Seth

A collection of wry, meditative comics from the cartoonist and Lemony Snicket illustrator - IN STORES JANUARY 2015

Palookaville 22 is a new collection of work from It’s a Good Life, If You Don’t Weaken’s Seth. This installment of Seth’s critically acclaimed one-man anthology features an autobiographical comic about his childhood, part four of his long-running Clyde Fans serial, a photo essay about a barbershop he designed, and a comic strip about the art of barbering.

“Nothing Lasts” revisits Seth’s childhood in 1960s Ontario, with a special focus on the salvation that he found in library books and drugstore comic books. Drawn in the sketchbook style Seth popularized in Wimbledon Green and The Great Northern Brotherhood of Canadian Cartoonists, “Nothing Lasts” offers a glimpse at the agonies of adolescence for a shy, often alienated, small-town teen. The Clyde Fans chapter included here shows the conclusion of brothers Abe and Simon Matchcard’s first lengthy conversation, and Abe’s pensive, self-questioning mood as he drives back to Dominion to meet up with his old flame, Alice.

Rounding out the collection is a photo essay on Seth’s wife’s barbershop, the Crown Barbershop, and a short story in comics form about barbering. Palookaville 22 displays the range of Seth’s cartooning and design career, and is a thing of beauty from cover to cover.

January 2015 / $22.95 / 6.25 x 8.5 / 120 pages / full-color / hardcover

ISBN: 9781770461635

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Wimbledon Green

Seth


Taking a break from the serialization of his saga Clyde Fans and the design of The Complete Peanuts, critically acclaimed cartoonist and illustrator Seth creates a farcical world of the people whose passion lies in the need to own comic books and only in pristine, mint condition.

Meet Wimbledon Green, the self-proclaimed world's greatest comic book collector who brokered the world's best comic book deal in the history of collecting. Comic book retailers, auctioneers, and conventioneers from around North America, as well as Green's collecting rivals, weigh in on the man and his vast collection of comic books. Are Green's intentions honorable? Does he truly love comics or is he driven by the need to conquer? Lastly, is he really even Wimbledon Green?

A charming and amusing caper where comic book collecting is a world of intrigue and high finance. Part riotous chase, part whimsical character sketch, Wimbledon Green looks at the need to collect and the need to reinvent oneself.





ISBN: 9781896597935

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The Great Northern Brotherhood of Canadian Cartoonists

Seth

October 2011

Whenever you're in Dominion, on Milverton Street you will stumble across an arresting array of handsome old buildings. The one with the pink stone facade with the familiar Canadian cartoon characters over the doorway is the Dominion branch of the Great Northern Brotherhood of Canadian Cartoonists, erected in 1935 and the last standing building of the once prestigious members-only organization. For years, this building, filled with art deco lamps, simple handcrafted wooden furniture, and halls and halls of black-and-white portraits of Canada's best cartoonists where the professionals of the Great White North's active comics community met -- so active that there were outposts in Montreal and Winnipeg, with headquarters in Toronto. Everyone from all branches of the industry- newspaper strips, gag cartoons, nickel-backs, comic books, political art, accordion books, graphic novels- gathered in their dark green blazers to drink cocktails, eat, dance, and discuss all things cartooning.

Seth opens up his sketchbook to an unseen world of Canadian comics, sometimes fictional and sometimes not, sometimes humourous and sometimes bittersweet, but always fascinating in its creative exploration of Canadian comics history. Whereas WIMBLEDON GREEN celebrated the comics collectors, THE GREAT NORTHERN BROTHERHOOD OF CANADIAN CARTOONISTS celebrates the cartoonists the comics collectors love.

6 x 8 inches, 136 pages, Hardcover

ISBN: 9781770460539

$24.95 US / $24.95 CDN

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Palookaville Volume 20

Seth

Palookaville #20 is the first volume of the seminal comic book series to be published in book form. The expansion into hardcover from pamphlet is a parallel that illustrates Seth's growth into an award-winning cartoonist, book designer, hobbyist, editor, essayist, and installation artist. The annual visual compendium will showcase Seth's varied creative passions. #20 is part comic book with the ongoing serialization of Clyde Fans, part sketchbook, and part documentation of Seth's fictional town of Dominion City.

Seth's first autobiographical comics since Palookaville #2 and #3 will be featured in #20. Drawn in his loose sketchbook style similar to his book Wimbledon Green, Seth details his trip to a book festival and his awkward struggle to overcome isolation and communicate with the people around him. Seth continues the serialization of his acclaimed Clyde Fans storyline that the New York Times Book review aptly noted, "Seth truly believes in his wares -- the little meanings of regular lives." This is, perhaps, nowhere more apparent than in the cartoonist's ongoing three-dimensional rendering of his fictional Dominion City, most recently featured in his book George Sprott. Complete with sketches, photographs and an essay, the cartoonist explains why the need to conceptualize the fictional city in sculptures was a natural extension from comics storytelling, and how if he had his way, it would have stayed in his basement forever.


Hardcover, 6.25 x 8.5 inches, color, 88 pages

ISBN: 9781770460188

$19.95 US / $20.95 CDN

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Vernacular Drawings

Seth

(212p, 4-color, 9x12")

This monumental artbook collects a decade's worth of drawings by top cartoonist and New Yorker illustrator Seth. Ranging from portraits of show girls to jazz musicians to failed businessmen, the subjects here all somehow harken back to the lost world of the early 20th century.

"Seth's artwork envelops you like a sweet fog." --Boston Phoenix

"Enormous, lusciously produced... a definite asset to any book collection." --Quill & Quire

"Opening this oversized volume -- heavy, somewhat bulky, covered with thick gray linen, embossed and stamped -- feels nostalgic in itself...Most of the illustrations in this sketchbook are purely anonymous people and places. Seth has used them to create his own alternate reality: an oddly beautiful, wistful world, perfectly preserved, cobbled from our collective pasts." --Detroit Metro Times




ISBN: 9781896597416

$34.95 US / $34.95 CDN

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Palooka-Ville #16

Seth

(24p, 2 colour) The first single issue continuing the story from Clyde Fans: Book One.

ISBN: 9781894937597

$4.95 US / $4.95 CDN

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Palookaville 21

Seth

IN STORES AUGUST 2013

A LAVISH VOLUME WITH ALL-NEW AUTOBIO COMICS, FROM THE AUTHOR OF IT'S A GOOD LIFE, IF YOU DON'T WEAKEN

Continuing the new semiannual hardcover format for Palookaville in volume 21, Seth presents two very different autobiographical pieces, and the continuation of Part Four of the ongoing Clyde Fans serial. In the latest dispatch from the beautifully crafted Clyde Fans, Abraham muses further on the ruins of his life. Then, in the first sustained sequence of the two Matchcard brothers, Abraham and Simon finally sit down together and begin to talk.

“Nothing Lasts” is the first half of a sketchbook memoir about Seth’s childhood and adolescence in small-town Ontario. It is a wryly self-conscious, often moving visit to the attic of Seth’s memories: from his first attempts at cartooning to the last time he kissed his mother good night, “Nothing Lasts” is a masterpiece of the graphic short story.

Finally, the third section of Palookaville #21 consists of entries from the comic-strip diary Seth has been keeping for almost a decade. He employs a mixture of hand-drawn panels and rubber stamps of his own work to tell anecdotes about moments from his life. Nothing from this diary has ever been made public before. This lushly designed collection of stories comprises an anthology of the different types of cartooning work Seth has done over his two-decade-long career.

Hardcover, 6 1/4” X 8 1/2”, Two colour, 104 pages

ISBN: 9781770460645

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Palooka-Ville #07

Seth

Part 4 of "It's A Good Life If You Don't Weaken". A walk amidst heavy, snow-covered trees and Seth's meeting with Annie, an eccentric artist living in a hotel, are some of the highlights in this beautifully drawn issue. 24 pages, b/w. First printing: April 1995.

ISBN: PV#07

$2.95 US / $2.95 CDN

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It's A Good Life If You Don't Weaken (PB)

Seth

"Seth really knocks me out....He has such an instinct for knowing what the most important image is in any scene, and he combines that with real insight -- which is a kind of magic in any genre. He is the perfect example of why graphic novels should be taken more seriously. I can't say enough good things about him."
-- Aimee Mann (Singer/songwriter)

"After spending so much of my youth hoarding cardboard cartons of comics, it was a grand delight to discover this comic narrative written for adults. This graceful, simple and compelling book tells the story of a good life lived simply."

-- Stuart McLean (host of CBC Radio's "The Vinyl Cafe")

In his first graphic novel, It's a Good Life, if You Don't Weaken -- one of the most acclaimed D&Q titles -- Seth pays homage to the wit and sophistication of the magazine cartoon. Disaffected by the crassness of contemporary culture Seth takes refuge in a quest to uncover the life and work of Kalo, a forgotten New Yorker cartoonist from the 1940s, but his obsession blinds him to his increasingly withdrawn lover and the quiet desperation of his family. Charming old-fashioned style characterizes this gently wry modern quest tale about longing, anxiety and the lessons of nostalgia.

ISBN: 9781896597706

$24.95 US / $24.95 CDN

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Palooka-Ville #14

Seth

The year is 1957: After one more disastrous attempt at being a travelling salesman, Simon Matchcard returns to the office defeated and unsure of what he'll do next. Simon is pensive and soft-spoken, and even after studying manuals on the art of selling, he still can't seem to clinch that final deal. In the eyes of his brother Abraham, he is a failure. Here, Seth continues to explore the complex and fascinating relationship of the two brothers behind "Clyde Fans". 24 pages; two colors. Publication date: May 2000

ISBN: 9781894937412

$3.75 US / $3.75 CDN

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Palooka-Ville #13

Seth

Seth shifts the time and focus of his story. It is now 1957 and Simon, the younger brother, endures a journey to a small town to sell his company's line of fans. The pressure he feels from his older brother is almost unbearable and the results of his salesmanship are, predictably, disastrous. 24 pages, 2 color. First printing: July 1999.

ISBN: 9781894937405

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George Sprott: (1894-1975)

Seth

Celebrated cartoonist and New Yorker cover artist Seth gives us the fictional life of George Sprott. On the surface, George seems a charming, foolish old man--but who is he? And who was he? Told as a patchwork tale, we come to know George, piece by piece, in a series of "interviews", flashbacks and personal reminiscences. It is a story about time, identity, loss, and the pervasiveness of memory. Though ultimately this is the story of a man's death, Seth leavens it with humor, restraint and a light touch.

Originally serialized in the New York Times magazine, this greatly expanded and "re-mastered" version is its first publication as a complete work. Hardcover, 96 pages, 12 x 14 inches, color.

ISBN: 9781897299517

$24.95 US / $29.95 CDN

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Clyde Fans; Book One

Seth

Clyde Fans promises to be one of the major graphic novel achievements of recent years. Seth is fast becoming one of the most recognized talents in the field since Chris Ware. Book One of this trilogy focuses on the lives of two brothers and their fan manufacturing company. After one more disastrous attempt at selling, Simon returns to the office defeated and unsure of what he�ll do next. Even after studying manuals on the art of selling, he still can�t seem to clinch that final deal. In the eyes of his brother Abraham, he is a failure. Here, Seth brilliantly explores the complex and fascinating relationship of the two brothers behind Clyde Fans.

Palooka-Ville #10-15 collected in one beautiful hardcover volume.



ISBN: 9781896597843

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Palooka-Ville #01

Seth

DELUXE 10TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION D+Q published this special deluxe edition of the long-out-of-print Palooka-Ville # 1. Here, for the first time ever, the interiors are published in two colors on fine ivory tinted paper (unlike the original edition, which was published in b/w on newsprint). The self-contained, one-issue story presented here, called "I Shoulda' Ran", relates a terrifying encounter with a gang of gay-bashers on a subway train. A rare glimpse of Seth's early cartooning work! 24 two color pages.

ISBN: 9781894937399

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Palooka-Ville #09

Seth

"It's A Good Life, If You Don't Weaken" wraps up in this issue, with the mystery of Kalo revealed (well, sort of!). 24 pages, b/w. First printing: June 1996.

ISBN: PV#09

$2.95 US / $2.95 CDN

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Clyde Fans: Part One

Seth

Palooka-Ville #10-12 collected in one combo edition.

“A poetic story of a business as it moves through the crumbling modern world." — National Post

A bittersweet tale of two Canadian brothers who sold electric fans in the 1950s. Part One takes us into the Clyde Fans storefront in the grey city of Toronto. Here Seth introduces us to Abe, elderly and regretful.

These installments were originally serialized in Palooka-ville and will be released as a graphic novel.




ISBN: 9781894937092

$7.95 US / $7.95 CDN

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Palooka-Ville #15

Seth

Seth concludes Clyde Fans: Book One in a small Ontario town circa 1958. Simon, the timid brother and would-be salesman, wraps up his final and ultimately disasterous journey as a travelling salesman. While staying at a hotel, Simon has a strange hallucination, which gives us a glimpse into his troubled personality. 32 pages, two color. Publication date: May 2002.

ISBN: 9781894937429

$3.75 US / $3.75 CDN

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It's A Good Life If You Don't Weaken (HC)

Seth

(1996 rev.ed. 2001, 176 pp, 2-color, 6 x 9")

�Extraordinary and original.�
� Raymond Briggs

�Rich, evocative...characterized by small moments revealing the author's sharp eye for detail"�Globe & Mail

Library Journal Selection
New York Times Book Review Top 10 pick
Comics Journal Top 100 comics of the 20th Century pick

An acknowledged classic returns in this new edition, gorgeously re-designed. Seth pays homage to the wit and sophistication of the old-fashioned magazine cartoon. While trying to understand his dissatisfaction with the present, Seth discovers the life and work of Kalo, a forgotten New Yorker cartoonist from the 1940s. But his obsession blinds him to the needs of his lover and the quiet desperation of his family. Wry self-reflection and moody colors characterize Seth�s style in this tale about learning lessons from nostalgia.

Collects Palooka-Ville #4 - 9.

ISBN: 9781896597317

$29.95 US / $29.95 CDN

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Bannock, Beans & Black Tea

Seth

A stark, brutally honest memoir illustrated by one of the world’s great cartoonists.

This is a gripping and poignant memoir recounting one boy’s experiences of deprivation and poverty growing up in a rural farming village during the Great Depression. The short stories are written by John Gallant and illustrated by his son Seth, better known to many as the New Yorker illustrator and award-winning D+Q cartoonist behind the books It’s a Good Life, If You Don’t Weaken and the sumptuous Vernacular Drawings.

Written with a concise honesty and clarity, the stories reveal the sad reality of a boy growing up in brutal social and economic conditions.



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ISBN: 1-896597-78-5

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