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Graphica

By David Collier

For over 20 years, David Collier has made comics about Canada’s freaks, weirdos, and underdogs. In Chimo, he changes course, dramatizing his own struggle to re-enlist in the Canadian military after hitting 40. His goal ... Read More »

May 27, 2011 | Filed under: Graphica

By Joe Ollmann

When Jean-Jacques Rousseau penned his Confessions in 1769, he probably had no idea he was unleashing a new literary genre upon future readers, one that highlights its authors’ most private and loathsome deeds and desires. ... Read More »

May 11, 2011 | Filed under: Graphica

By Pascal Girard

YouTube has the ability to bring fame to average Joes, but in Pascal Girard’s third graphic novel, that’s not necessarily a good thing. Bigfoot is the story of a teenaged boy named Jimmy, whose problems ... Read More »

May 9, 2011 | Filed under: Graphica

By Pascal Girard

YouTube has the ability to bring fame to average Joes, but in Pascal Girard’s third graphic novel, that’s not necessarily a good thing. Bigfoot is the story of a teenaged boy named Jimmy, whose problems ... Read More »

May 9, 2011 | Filed under: Graphica

By Scott Chantler

Scott Chantler’s new graphic novel for adults tells the story of the Allied invasion of Normandy – focusing on the little-known battle of Buron – from the perspective of two Canadian soldiers in the Highland ... Read More »

April 6, 2011 | Filed under: Graphica

By Diane Obomsawin

If Kaspar Hauser hadn’t actually lived, someone would have made him up. Discovered on the streets of Nuremberg in 1828 by German authorities, the enigmatic teenage foundling quickly became a sensation across Europe, capturing the ... Read More »

February 17, 2009 | Filed under: Graphica

By Michel Rabagliati

Paul Goes Fishing is the fourth volume in Michel Rabagliati’s semi-autobiographical graphic novel series. In the new book, it’s July 1991; Paul is 32, and he’s finally establishing himself in the world. He’s got a ... Read More »

August 28, 2008 | Filed under: Graphica

By Ray Fenwick

As has often been observed, it takes no small amount of ego to write a book. And in this regard, the self-important fictional author of Hall of Best Knowledge, a “typographical comic” by Halifax illustrator ... Read More »

June 2, 2008 | Filed under: Graphica

By Guy Delisle

Possibly the most pleasant comic-book diversion to come along in the last little while is Albert and the Others by émigré Quebec cartoonist Guy Delisle. Albert is a companion volume to Delisle’s Aline and the ... Read More »

March 28, 2008 | Filed under: Graphica

By Joe Matt

In the annals of confessional Loser Lit, few capture the minute details of their own downfall with as much glee and obsessiveness as cartoonist Joe Matt. Matt, an American who lived in Toronto for years ... Read More »

May 29, 2007 | Filed under: Graphica