Drawn & Quarterly: Twenty-five Years of Contemporary Cartooning, Comics, and Graphic Novels, edited by Tom Devlin (May 12, hardcover, $44.95, ISBN 978-1-77046-199-4). This huge anthology celebrates the storied transformation of the Montreal publisher with new work by Michael DeForge, Guy Delisle, Miriam Katin, R. Sikoryak, and Jillian Tamaki, and essays by Margaret Atwood, Jonathan Lethem, Sheila Heti, and Deb Olin Unferth.
Melody by Sylvie Rancourt, trans. by Helge Dascher, intro. by Chris Ware (May 12, paper, $22.95, ISBN 978-1-77046-200-7). In this groundbreaking memoir from 1985, Rancourt begins dancing in strip clubs, and the result is a clear-eyed look at that world, which is neither voyeuristic nor self-pitying. Rancourt’s original comics are being reprinted for the first time.
SuperMutant Magic Academy by Jillian Tamaki (May 5, paper, $19.95, ISBN 978-1-77046-198-7). Award-winning artist Tamaki (Skim and This One Summer) is back with a collection of her satirical webcomic. Unrequited love, underage drinking, and teen angst rule at a high school for mutants and witches.
Trash Market by Tadao Tsuge, trans. by Ryan Holmberg (Feb. 17, paper, $22.95, ISBN 978-1-77046-174-1), collects comics by one of the key contributors to the legendary avant-garde Japanese comics magazine Garo, with six of Tsuge’s character-driven stories about life in post-WWII Japan.