Thinking of Drawn & Quarterly as a publisher with a finite history seems borderline bizarre—founder Chris Oliveros’ imprint has made such an impact on indie, alternative and classic cartooning that it’s hard to imagine a time when it wasn’t stretching the boundaries of comics. This fact is no more evident in Drawn & Quarterly: Twenty-Five Years of Contemporary Cartooning, Comics, and Graphic Novels, a 778-page tome that celebrates the work of a small group of passionate comicphiles dedicated to curating the next generation of cartooning excellence, with a surgical emphasis on feminist and autobiographical work. The book overflows with strips, anecdotes, interviews and love letters to the cartoonists who flourished within its output. And while it may be reductive to list a sample of the creators D&Q introduced the world, the sheer size and range is staggering: James Sturm, Adrian Tomine, Chester Brown, Daniel Clowes, Rutu Modan, Joe Sacco, Chris Ware Lynda Barry, Kate Beaton and Michael DeForge are just a few of the luminaries whose work ran under the Montreal printer. Gorgeous, hilarious and uncompromisingly integral, this printed history certainly wasn’t necessary to prove the magic D&Q has accomplished, but you can’t help at marvel at the breadth of it when presented with such meticulous heart and passion.