FSG signs D+Q as a client publisher for US book market.

“Drawn & Quaterly to be a client publisher of Farrar, Straus & Giroux in the US book market” / Farrar, Straus & Giroux / Farrar, Straus & Giroux / July 19, 2004

Montreal, QC, July 19, 2004 – Leading North American literary graphic novel publisher Drawn & Quarterly announced today that the company has entered into a distribution deal to become a client publisher of the renowned publishing house, Farrar, Straus & Giroux, for distribution in the U.S. book store market, effective January 1, 2005.

"We are extremely pleased that a company as venerable as FSG recognizes the literary merit of our titles and the potential in representing our graphic novels to the US book trade," said Chris Oliveros, President and Publisher of Drawn & Quarterly. "As we publish the best in literary graphic novels and FSG publishes the best of literary fiction, nonfiction, poetry and children’s books, retailers as well readers will benefit from the alliance."

"I have tremendous admiration for the Drawn & Quarterly publishing program. The two houses share many similar values and philosophies," said Spenser Lee, Senior Vice President and Director of Sales, Farrar, Straus & Giroux. "I look forward to working with the D+Q team in the expanding graphic novel market."

FSG will begin taking orders in December 2004 and will ship in February 2005.

Raincoast Books and Turnaround Publishing will continue to distribute Drawn & Quarterly to the book markets in Canada and the UK, respectively. Chronicle Books will distribute Drawn & Quarterly to the US book market through the end of the 2004.

Acclaimed around the world, Montreal-based Drawn & Quarterly is the leading publisher of literary graphic novels in North America, attracting fans and critical acclaim from around the world. The company's cartoonists -Chester Brown, R. Crumb, Julie Doucet, Debbie Drechsler, Joe Matt, Michel Rabagliati, Joe Sacco, Seth, James Sturm, Adrian Tomine, Chris Ware and others – are among the best in graphic novel literature.

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