D+Q’s Fall 2016 titles: Barry, Gauld, Glidden, Katchor, Seth, and more!
Another year, another stellar fall season for you folks. We’ve got new work from the likes of Tom Gauld, Sarah Glidden, Anders Nilsen, and Seth. But that’s not all! We’re adding to D+Q’s canon of perennials with extra special reprints of books by Lynda Barry, Pascal Girard, Ben Katchor, and Sarah Glidden.
A few weeks back, Zainab Akhtar previewed 2016 in comics and graphic novels on The Guardian, and she drew particular attention to two of the highlights of our fall season, observing that Tom Gauld’s Mooncop offers “a setting perfect for his signature deadpan humour” and noting that Sarah Glidden’s Rolling Blackouts explores “the legacy of the Iraq War and its impact on peoples’ lives throughout the region.” And recently we announced our Lynda Barry reprint project, featuring The! Greatest! Of! Marlys! this fall, with The Good Times Are Killing Me, and One! Hundred! Demons! to follow soon after. Not a bad way to start talking about our upcoming books! But as I say, there’s much more in store for fall...
Here’s how it looks when you break down the season month-by-month. Click through on the book names to read more about the book or read a PDF version of our catalog here.
The! Greatest! of! Marlys! by Lynda Barry
In stores August 16
Marlys introduces us to her family, her friends, and her neighbourhood in this most classic collection of strips from Lynda Barry’s acclaimed and long-running comic, Ernie Pook’s Comeek. In four panels alone, Barry reaches to the heart of childhood's joys and losses.
Cheap Novelties by Ben Katchor
In stores September 6
One of the landmark works that helped launch the golden age of graphic novels returns in a deluxe twenty-fifth anniversary edition. Cheap Novelties is a portrait of what we have lost to gentrification, globalization, and the malling of America; a testament to Ben Katchor's extraordinary prescience as both a gifted cartoonist and an astute urban chronicler.
How to Understand Israel in 60 Days or Less by Sarah Glidden
In stores September 13
Sarah Glidden’s debut was this honest and keen-eyed account of her Birthright trip to Israel as a questioning, liberal Jew. Glidden engages with the complexities of a fraught political situation sensitively, crafting a memoir that is equal parts informative and intimate.
Mooncop by Tom Gauld
In stores September 20
Slowly but surely, the moon colony is closing down. As the Mooncop makes his daily rounds, people leave for elsewhere and his beat grows ever lonelier. With his distinctive crosshatching, Gauld wryly captures the awakening of one man to his own uselessness.
Nicolas by Pascal Girard, translated by Helge Dascher
In stores September 27
Pascal Girard’s first D+Q book returns in an expanded hardcover edition, complete with an introduction from Pascal and a selection of new comics that contemplate the larger effects of Nicolas’s death on Pascal’s behaviours and habits. Masterfully restrained, Nicolas reveals the many faces mourning and loss can take over the course of a lifetime.
Sarah Glidden spent two months travelling Turkey, Syria, and Iraq with a journalist collective and a former Marine who is also a childhood friend of one of the journalists. Told through their encounters with civilians, refugees, officials, and of course their own experiences, Rolling Blackouts reveals the complex legacy of the War in Iraq, but also the manifold forces behind the journalistic project. Glidden’s storytelling is sympathetic, thoughtful, and ever so observant.
Seth’s Dominion by Luc Chamberland and Seth
In stores October 25
D+Q is proud to be releasing the documentary Seth’s Dominion in a gorgeous custom DVD set and booklet designed by Seth himself. The documentary is an enthralling study of the world-building artist's comics universe. The complete Seth’s Dominion package is a double-spined hardcover that opens out to reveal comics, photos, and sculpture by Seth, plus a selection of Seth’s diary comics about the experience of making the film.
A Walk in Eden: A coloring book by Anders Nilsen
In stores November 1
Is there anyone who could craft a more beautiful world for us to colour in? Anders Nilsen takes us on a walk through an abandoned garden, complete with giant crystal formations, intricately detailed plant life, and uncanny fungi.
Moomin and Family Life by Tove Jansson
In stores November 8
Moomin and Family Life is the absolutely heartwarming story of a young Moomin reuniting with his parents.