Quill and Quire


By Martin Vaughn-James

Two of the most respected houses in Canadian publishing have graphic novels out this season, and the titles share aspects in common. Each has strong elements of horror, and experiments in form and design. The ... Read More »

October 22, 2013 | Filed under: Graphica

By Joe Ollmann

Joe Ollmann’s graphic novels delineate the absurdities and agonies of modern life. His latest presents us with the slow-motion disintegration of a relationship. Mark is a pragmatic high-school science teacher with an Eeyore-like temperament. His ... Read More »

August 16, 2013 | Filed under: Graphica

By Nina Bunjevac

Along with Montreal’s Drawn & Quarterly, Conundrum Press, based in Nova Scotia’s Annapolis Valley, is responsible for publishing most of the cutting-edge graphica this country has seen in the past several years. Both presses delight ... Read More »

December 10, 2012 | Filed under: Graphica

By Jeff Lemire

Acclaimed graphic novelist Jeff Lemire  leaves behind the flatlands of Essex County for a tale of what lies in the depths of a troubled mind. Confronted with the anxieties of impending fatherhood, Jack, a diver ... Read More »

October 16, 2012 | Filed under: Graphica

By Kate Beaton

Canadian comic books have come into their own. Cartoonists such as Chester Brown and Seth are now celebrated at awards ceremonies, funded by grants from the Canada Council for the Arts, and encouraged by a ... Read More »

October 24, 2011 | Filed under: 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