Peggy Burns Looks at 2016 Industry Releases

“The Forecast 2016: Books Drawn and Quarterly” / Huck Magazine / February 4, 2016
Peggy Burns, publisher at influential Montreal publishing house Drawn and Quarterly, looks ahead to a great year in printed matter.

It’s hard to keep up with the mass of novels  released every year – but comic books? Comic books are released and devoured at lightning speed. Peggy Burns of Drawn and Quarterly knows this all too well.

Drawn and Quarterly was founded in 1990 by cartoonist and bike courier Chris Oliveros, who ran it out of his Montreal apartment. Oliveros took cues from Art Spieglman’s RAW, starting Drawn and Quarterly first as a periodical, before switching to stand-alone titles. As Drawn and Quarterly grew, publishing comics, art books and graphic novels, it moved around, eventually settling into a loft in Montreal’s Mile End. The alternative graphic novel publisher has gone on to release influential works by the likes of Lynda Barry, Chester Brown, Kate Beaton, Chris Ware, and Joe Sacco......

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