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Wild Kingdom

Kevin Huizenga

The new master of comics experimentalism returns with his everyman Glenn Ganges

"One of the most promising of a new generation of cartoonists, Huizenga's stories use a combination of the quotidian and the surreal to explore themes of science, nature, religion and family." --Time

"With art that ranges from clear-eyed cartooning to swirly expressionism, Huizenga takes his characters through poetic explorations of the profound." --Washington Post



Standing out amongst his contemporaries, Kevin Huizenga is the leading cartoonist of his generation whose subtle mastery of the medium has earned him countless accolades and awards. Huizenga's comics are at once straight-forward and experimental, serious and funny. His character is the suburban everyman Glenn Glanges, a modern day Dagwood Bumstead who tackles and stumbles with such heady topics as mysticism and science.

In Wild Kingdom, Glenn Ganges blindly interacts with the nature of his suburban neighborhood: dead house plants; a recipe for grey squirrel brain; and pigeons eating discarded french fries in the parking lot of a fast food joint. Huizenga juxtaposes Glenn's ignorance of his surroundings with television commercials highlighting society's needs for cure-all pharmaceuticals and "hot new things" like teeth whiteners. Starting off wordless, Wild Kingdom grows more complex page-by-page, ending with encyclopedic entries, biographical excerpts, anthropologic flow charts and a cataclysmic encounter of nature and technology.

Hardcover, Black and White, 108 pages, 6 by 8 inches

ISBN: 9781770460003

$19.95 US / $22.95 CDN

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Or Else #5

Kevin Huizenga

Kevin Huizenga, acclaimed author of Curses and Ganges, is back with his fifth installment of Or Else. Stories in this pocket-sized issue include an adaptation of a Giorgio Manganelli tale about a desolate world that is stricken with religious fanaticism and violence, a "special report" on household insects, a profile of a loquacious conversationalist, and an exploration of such important questions as "How are we spending our Tuesday?" Touted as one of the best new talents of his generation, Huizenga is renowned for his bursting creativity and incisive investigations of both the quotidian and the surreal.

ISBN: 9781897299814

$4.95 US / $4.95 CDN

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Gloriana

Kevin Huizenga

FORMALLY INNOVATIVE EXPLORATIONS
BRING POETRY TO THE QUOTIDIAN.

In Gloriana, Kevin Huizenga exposes the mechanics that underpin everyday life. His protagonist, Glenn Ganges, has conversations about dish soap and library visits that are both faithful depictions of mundane interactions and existential dissections of the units that construct our lives. Huizenga has an understated, quiet approach to story writing that allows his characters (and his readers) the self-awareness to recognize the humor and tragedy of every moment.

Huizenga's much-lauded work is finely detailed, and in its innovative use of form, it explores the boundaries of the comic medium, deconstructing and reconstructing panels to express temporality and lived experience more fully. Presented in this expanded edition, Gloriana employs familiar settings and thorough, sometimes scientific explanations to reach thoughtful conclusions.

Hardcover, 5 x 6.5, full-colour, 96 pages

ISBN: 9781770460614

$19.95 US / $19.95 CDN

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Curses

Kevin Huizenga

Delving into mythology, belief, and spirituality, Kevin Huizenga’s short stories are based in the lives of familiar characters confronting the textures of mortality in unique and sometimes peculiar ways. Huizenga fuses the most banal aspects of modern culture with its most looming questions in a consistently genial style. Light-hearted, but with a healthy dose of 19th century spine-tingling, the narratives presented in Curses are insightful portrayals of reality. Huizenga’s central character in his comics is Glenn Ganges, a seemingly middle class man living in the suburbs whose blank-eyed wonderment at everyday experiences brings together such diverse aspects of our world as golf, theology, late-night diners, parenthood, politics, Sudanese refugees and hallucinatory vision, into a complete experience as multifaceted as our own lives.

Huizenga is regarded by many as one of the most promising young cartoonists of his generation, whose artistic talent, singular writing and studied substance prove the versatility of his skill. Curses collects Huizenga's work from Kramer’s Ergot and The Drawn & Quarterly Showcase, his award-winning and nominated comic book series Or Else, and Time Magazine; it is the most extensive selection of his comics to date in a single volume.

ISBN: 9781894937863

$21.95 US / $21.95 CDN

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Or Else #1

Kevin Huizenga

It's not often that D+Q debuts a new regular comic book series, so when it happens it's big news. Kevin Huizenga is regarded by many as being one of the most promising new talents in comics in at least a decade. He is best known for his long running mini-comic, Supermonster, and for several outstanding short stories, including work in last year's D+Q Showcase #1. Huizenga starts off this issue with a selection of features from Supermonster, including the breathtaking Chinese landscape story and the first appearance of Glenn Ganges. "Or Else" debuts as a new quarterly title and promises to be the best ongoing comic book series since Optic Nerve.

Issue #1 is OUT OF PRINT, but will be included in the September 2006 book, CURSES.

ISBN: ORELSE01

$3.50 US / $3.50 CDN

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Or Else #3

Kevin Huizenga

Kevin Huizenga is regarded as one of the best new cartoonists to have emerged in recent years. This issue of his quarterly comic book series presents four self-contained stories, an ideal introduction for anyone who may have missed his earlier work. Huizenga continues to explore fascinating themes and widely divergent subject matter with an illustrated excerpt from Franz Kafka's diary along with a mini-biography on noted early Mickey Mouse newspaper strip artist Floyd Gottfredson. He then shifts gears yet again with an autobiographical story about his refusal to take part in an ad campaign for "Fashionably Zen."

ISBN: ORELSE03

$3.50 US / $3.50 CDN

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Or Else #2

Kevin Huizenga


The second issue of this remarkable new series is a 96 page extravaganza (in a pocket-sized 4.25 x 5.5 inch format), complete with a center spread gatefold. Recent Ignatz Award-winner Kevin Huizenga may be the best new talent to have emerged in comics in quite some time and this issue, a reprinting of his original "Gloriana" mini comic, is an excellent sampling of his work. In this issue Huizenga brilliantly uses the comic book medium to jump back and forth in time, mixing daydreams and reality until the two are blurred. Aside from his Ignatz Award, Huizenga recently had a comic strip published in Time Magazine.

ISBN: ORELSE02

$5.95 US / $5.95 CDN

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Or Else #4

Kevin Huizenga

FEBRUARY 2006

This issue follows a day in the life of Glenn Ganges as he interacts with a squirrel, discovers a beetle in the basement, and sees a pigeon get hit by a car. Also presented here are the first in a series of “TV commercial” comics. Huizenga's most astute rendering of the mystical mundane to date.

Kevin Huizenga is one of the best new cartoonists of his generation. Later this year his first collection (“Curses”) will be published by D+Q and he is also completing a mini-series (“Ganges”) with Fantagraphics.

$5.95 US / $5.95 CDN

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