D+Q announces new titles from Tomine, Sikoryak, Stein, Scott, Kuniko, Hanawalt
Today at San Diego Comic-Con International, Drawn & Quarterly announced new 2020 releases from Adrian Tomine, R. Sikoryak, Leslie Stein, Walter Scott, Tsurita Kuniko, and Lisa Hanawalt at their spotlight panel.
We couldn’t be more delighted to announce a comedic memoir from Adrian Tomine about fandom, fame, and other embarrassments from the life of the New York Times bestselling cartoonist. Looking back on his career after a medical incident, Tomine brings his keen memory to the funny and awkward moments of life in the public eye. Between chaotic book tours, disastrous interviews, and difficult interactions with other artists, Tomine fumbles his way into marriage, parenthood, and an indisputably fulfilling existence. While mining his conflicted relationship with comics and comics culture, Tomine illustrates the amusing absurdities of life and how we choose to spend our time.
Constitution Illustrated by R. Sikoryak
The master of pastiche offers up an epic, funny, and incredibly spot-on deconstruction of the American Constitution starring the cast of Peanuts, Ms. Marvel, Dennis the Menace, The Simpsons, and many more. Sikoryak distills the very essence of government legalese from the abstract to the tangible with the help of 100 years of American pop culture icons.
I Know You Rider by Leslie Stein
Leslie Stein returns with an open-hearted and philosophical abortion memoir exploring the many complex questions surrounding the decision to reproduce. Opening in an abortion clinic, I Know You Rider accompanies Stein through a year of her life, widening far beyond her own experiences to consider what makes a life meaningful, how we experience change, and where we find joy.
Wendy, Master of Art by Walter Scott
Scott’s hilarious and uncomfortably accurate portrayal of art school and fine art culture reaches new depths as aspiring contemporary artist Wendy decides to settle down, get serious, and get her MFA. The scope of the story broadens beyond Wendy to show her relationships with students, friends, and frenemies, investigating how we live and find empathy for one another.
The Sky is Blue with a Single Cloud by Tsurita Kuniko
The Sky is Blue with a Single Cloud is the definitive collection from Garo cartoonist Tsurita Kuniko, never before available in English. Her poetic and cinematic cartooning shifts between lyrical figures and bleak realism—the hallmark of the gekiga movement—while also reflecting the political turbulence of the late 1960s and early 1970s and a distinctly feminist voice. Translated by Ryan Holmberg.
I Want You by Lisa Hanawalt
Our fourth book with Hanawalt collects her early work from the award-winning comic book series – stories about neurotic horses, anxiety, office life, and the weird ways our bodies function. I Want You will feature an all-new introductory comic that contextualizes these dirty, funny, and absurd stories within her body of work.