D+Q Picks of the Week: the complete Seth graphic novel, a graphic Indigenous history, and new Jaime Hernandez

May 2, 2019

D+Q Picks of the Week: the complete Seth graphic novel, a graphic Indigenous history, and new Jaime Hernandez
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Clyde Fans

Seth

A masterful work by a legendary cartoonist about the decline of small bussiness and the subsequent erosion of familial relations and one's sanity. Twenty...

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This 20-years-in-the-making body of work by Canadian cartoonist Seth has finally found its ultimate material form: a beautiful box set containing the 500 pages of the Clyde Fans series, originally developed through his Palookaville comics series. Seth's graphic novel takes us in a wide emotional journey of nostalgia, solitude, isolation, success and failure, work, one's attitude towards one's life and one's responsibilities.

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This Place

Kateri Akiwenzi-Damm, Sonny Assu, Brandon Mitchell

Explore the past 150 years through the eyes of Indigenous creators in this groundbreaking graphic novel anthology. Beautifully illustrated, these stories are an emotional...

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Long last, an extraordinary comic collection representing a broad range of Indigenous voices and recounting Indigenous stories of resistance, resilience, violence, and belief. With a beautiful forward by Alicia Elliott, author of the recently released, A Mind Spread Out on the Ground, these accounts reject Canada’s national story, generously shining a light on experiences long obscured and illustrated by Indigenous artists.

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Is This How You See Me?

Jaime Hernandez

Maggie and Hopey leave their significant others at home and take a weekend road trip to go to a punk scene reunion in their...

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As a much anticipated follow-up to Hernandez’ award winning graphic novel The Love Bunglers, this comic follows two middle-aged best friends as they revisit the formative punk scene of their youth. Using the past to comment on the present in this installment, Hernandez adds to his decades-in-the-making Love & Rockets world, replete with characters, relationships, heartbreak, and regrets that ring so true and feel so right.

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Lillian Ross

A classic look at Hollywood and the American film industry by The New Yorker's Lillian Ross, and named one of the "Top 100 Works of...

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As a staff writer for the New Yorker for seven decades, Lillian Ross documented widely with keen observation and attention. In this NYRB re-issue, Ross tracked the making of a movie: John Huston’s The Red Badge of Courage in 1951. We read about how movie politics can quickly turn a film from a promising project into a disastrous flop with eavesdropping gossip and insider know-how.

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Moccasin Square Gardens

Richard Van Camp

The characters of Moccasin Square Gardens inhabit Denendeh, the land of the people north of the sixtieth parallel. These stories are filled with in-laws, outlaws and...

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Considered one of Canada’s greatest living oral storytellers, Richard Van Camp brings us a new short story collection that portrays the effects of colonialism in wildly different narratives. The futuristic stories lean towards horror and darkness, while still maintaining fresh humour and humanity.

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