For Your Consideration
2019 has been a wonderful year for D+Q! This year we published 22 books by authors from 6 countries, including: 5 fictional graphic novels, 6 memoirs, 5 translations, 2 short story collections, 4 collections of archival comics, and 3 kids books.
In 2019 we published some sprawling, career-defining works. In May, we released Seth’s 20-years-in-the-making masterpiece, Clyde Fans: an epic story of the decline of a family business and the subsequent splintering of familial relations, which received an impressive review by Brian Selznick in The New York Times. This fall, we published Kevin Huizenga’s The River at Night, a mind-blowing formalist work about sleeplessness, being, and the passage of time which Publishers Weekly promises will “pull readers into multiple deserved readings.” And in September, we were delighted when the extraordinary Lynda Barry received a MacArthur Genius Grant for her work as a cartoonist and educator—which is on full display in her forthcoming book Making Comics (in stores November 5th)!
We also published some exciting debuts! In June, we released Ebony Flowers’s Hot Comb: a collection of stories about coming of age, and the lives of Black women, which was previewed in the New Yorker, reviewed in The New York Times, and praised by the LA Review of Books as “poignant, funny, infuriating, and gorgeous.” Travis Dandro’s striking memoir King of King Court is described by The Guardian as, "skilfully drawn, cleverly told and as raw as a wasp sting.”
In 2019, we saw many of our authors grappling with difficult questions. In Off Season, which The New York Times called “a revelation” James Sturm offers a glimpse into a disintegrating marriage amid the 2016 US presidential election. Julie Delporte’s This Woman’s Work is a deeply personal reflection on femininity and gender, and praised by Lit Hub as a “smart, meditative, and gorgeously illustrated feminist essay.” Lisa Wool Rim-Sjöblom’s forthcoming memoir Palimpsest (in stores November 5th), investigates the complicated story of her own adoption from South Korea, and delves into the fraught history of foreign adoption at large. And Eleanor Davis’s graphic novel The Hard Tomorrow, set in a dystopic future, is praised by the AV Club as “the embodiment of hope.”
2019 was also great for the kids! This summer, we published Elise Gravel’s charming and tired-trope-squashing The Worst Book Ever, and re-printed Mark Alan Stamaty’s classic, visually captivating Yellow Yellow. On November 12th we are so excited to release the first in our Little Lulu best-of series Little Lulu: Working Girl, by John Stanley (feat. an introduction by Margaret Atwood!), and Moomin: The Deluxe Lars Jansson Edition. Mark your calanders!
Please enjoy our 2019 catalogue.
Off Season by James Sturm — February 5, 2019
This Woman's Work by Julie Delporte — March 5, 2019
Leaving Richard's Valley by Michael DeForge — April 6, 2019
Kitaro's Yokai Battles by Shigeru Mizuki — April 16, 2019
Credo: The Rose Wilder Lane Story by Pete Bagge — April 16, 2019
Walt & Skeezix 1933–1934: Volume 7 by Frank King — April 23, 2019
Clyde Fans by Seth — April 30, 2019
Yellow Yellow by Mark Alan Stamaty — May 21, 2019
The Worst Book Ever by Elise Gravel — May 28, 2019
The Follies of Richard Wadsworth by Nick Maandag — June 4, 2019
Hot Comb by Ebony Flowers — June 18, 2019
King of King Court by Travis Dandro — August 6, 2019
Grass by Keum Suk Gendry-Kim — August 27, 2019
Creation by Silvia Nickerson — September 17, 2019
The River at Night by Kevin Huizenga — September 24, 2019
Fake Lake by Adrian Norvid — October 1, 2019
The Handbook to Lazy Parenting by Guy Delilse — October 8, 2019
The Hard Tomorrow by Eleanor Davis — October 8, 2019
Daybreak by Brian Ralph — October 22, 2019
Palimpsest by Lisa Wool-Rim Sjöblom — November 5, 2019
Making Comics by Lynda Barry — November 5, 2019
Moomin: The Deluxe Lars Jansson Edition by Lars Jansson — November 12, 2019
Little Lulu: Working Girl by John Stanley — November 12, 2019