The kind folks at Drawn And Quarterly have supplied ComicList with their solicitations for comics and other products featured in the September 2012 Previews, scheduled to ship starting November 2012.
Chris Ware • Portfolio / signed & numbered, limited edition (1,000 copies) • 14 sheets, full color • 16 x 19 inches • $79.95 • ISBN: 978-1-77046-113-0
The first ever signed and numbered portfolio by Chris Ware.
Presented as an absolutely unnecessary addendum to the already-unmanageable “Building Stories” graphic novel (Pantheon Books: October, 2012) this outrageously expensive signed limited edition print will find few interested parties or adherents to its demanding, labor-intensive brand of rainy day leisure — though it offers to the discriminating and unsocialized reader the promise of a complete 11″ x 16″ x 18″ reference model of the multi-unit apartment building imagined therein, with the top floor represented by full furnishings, discarded clothing, one-sided conversations and even false memories. Sure to one day be a collector’s item when flammable tinder is at a premium, be prepared to start your post-apocalyptic campfire now with this 13 sheet collection of dry technical drawings, paper thin walls and cramped psychological spaces.
This is a signed and numbered, limited edition of 1,000.
Tavi Gevinson • Paperback • 9 ” x 10.75 ” • 356 pages • full color • flexi-disk, sticker sheet, cut-out crown inserts • $29.95 • ISBN 978-1-77046-112-3
The first print publication edited by Tavi Gevinson, the editor-in-chief of ROOKIE, a website for teenage girls.
Tavi Gevinson started the blog, Style Rookie, when she was 11 years old. From the confines of her bedroom in the suburbs, she wrote about personal style and chronicled the development of her own. Within two years, it averaged 50,000 hits per day and fashion designers from around the world invited Tavi to attend and write about fashion shows. Soon Tavi’s interests grew beyond fashion, into culture and art and, especially, feminism. Last year when Tavi was 15, she launched ROOKIE, a website for girls like her: teenagers who are interested in fashion and beauty but also in dissecting the culture around them through a uniquely teen-girl lens. ROOKIE broke one million page views within its first six days. Lady Gaga called her “the future of journalism.”
Tavi’s cool-headed intellect shines in ROOKIE, arguably the most intelligent magazine ever made for a teen-girl audience. She writes with a humble but keen authority on such serious topics as body image, self-esteem, and first encounters with street harassment. Rookie Yearbook One collects articles, interviews, photo editorials, and illustrations. Among its 50-plus regular contributors (many of whom are teenage girls themselves) are Lena Dunham, Miranda July, Jon Hamm, David Sedaris, Elle Fanning, Amy Poehler, Paul Rudd, John Waters, Chloe Sevigny, JD Samson, Ira Glass, Aubrey Plaza, Carrie Brownstein, Paul Feig, Fred Armisen, and Winnie Holzman.
Julie Morstad • Hardcover • 8 ” x 10 ” • 120 pages • full color • 3 gatefold inserts • $19.95 • ISBN 978-1-77046-089-8
All new drawings from a noted illustrator.
Julie Morstad has long excelled at illustration, often working in tandem with children’s writers, but in The Wayside, the storytelling potential of her fantastical pictures is fully realized. Within these pages Morstad’s worlds unite, maintaining their ethereal, almost fairy-tale beauty and yet also offering a loose overarching synthesis through thematic and visual commonalities. The work found herein combines the delicate line of Edward Gorey with the color palette of Marcel Dzama, and emerges as something utterly unique, a combination of the two with the spirit of Virginia Woolf. Dramatic, poetic, heavy with symbolism, Morstad’s drawings speak for themselves, exploring femininity, identity, and personal mythologies that interested her in her first Drawn & Quarterly book, Milk Teeth.
Julie Morstad • Trade paperback • 5.5 x 7.25 inches • 104 pages • full color• $16.95 • ISBN 978-1897299456
A gorgeous gem, back in print
Vancouver artist Julie Morstad spins fairy tales infused with dreamlike innocence and a touch of the macabre. A universe populated by animals, flowers, peculiar objects and disembodied heads. Milk Teeth was one of the first books in D+Q’s Petit Livre art book series, and quickly sold out.
“Julie Morstad tells stories in images from imagined places …It seems only appropriate to respond to Ms. Morstad’s charming, brilliantly idiosyncratic creations in kind.” – L.A. City Beat
Shigeru Mizuki • Trade paperback • 368 pages • 6.25 x 8.5 inches • b&w • $24.95 • ISBN: 978-1-77046-041-6
The 2012 Eisner Award-winner, back in a new second printing.
Shigeru Mizuki is the preeminent figure of Gekiga manga and one of the most famous working cartoonists in Japan today–a true living legend. Onward Towards Our Noble Deaths is his first book to be translated into English and is a semiautobiographical account of the desperate final weeks of a Japanese infantry unit at the end of World War II. The soldiers are told that they must go into battle and die for the honor of their country, with certain execution facing them if they return alive. Mizuki was a soldier himself (he was severely injured and lost an arm) and uses his experiences to convey the devastating consequences and moral depravity of the war.
ACME NOVELTY LIBRARY: Jordan Wellington Lint
Chris Ware • Hardcover • 72 pages • 9.25″ x 7″ • Full-color • $23.95 • ISBN: 978-1770460-20-1
The seminal Eisner and Harvey-nominated Chris Ware book
Jordan Wellington Lint, 51, is Chief Executive Officer of Lint Financial Products, a company he began serving in 1985 as assistant and advisor before working his way up its corporate ladder to record-setting innovation in the fields of finance and high-yield investment. In his seven years as the head of Lint, Jordan has grown the company from a business lender and real estate speculator to a leading provider of network financial infrastructure services, all the while positioning Lint as a model of corporate integrity and high-yield, low-risk product. Lint’s vision has made him one of the most influential and widely sought-after leaders in the complex Omaha securities industry, and his fresh approach to an understanding of local problems, leadership and determination have enabled Lint to grow, outdistance and outpace its competitors. Lint graduated from UNL in 1981 with a BA in Business and briefly studied music and recording in Los Angeles before returning to his hometown of Omaha, Nebraska, where he has continued his life journey ever since. In his ongoing role as Chief Executive Officer and his dual roles as public servant and father, Lint continues to put his creative leadership and vision to work in a variety of challenging settings. He is married and is the father of two boys.
Chris Ware • Hardcover • 7″ x 9″ • 208 pages • Full-color • $39.95 • ISBN: 978-1897299-18-0
Straggling behind the mild 2003 success of cartoonist Chris Ware’s first facsimile collection of his miscellaneous sketches, notes, and adolescent fantasies arrives this second volume, updating weary readers with Ware’s clichéd and outmoded insights from the late twentieth century. Working directly in pen and ink, watercolor, and white-out whenever he makes a mistake, Ware has cannily edited out all legally sensitive and personally incriminating material from his private journals, carefully recomposing each page to simulate the appearance of an ordered mind and established aesthetic directive. All phone numbers, references to ex-girlfriends, “false starts,” and embarrassing experiments with unfamiliar drawing media have been generously excised to present the reader with the most pleasant and colorful sketchbook reading experience available. Included are Ware’s frustrated doodles for his book covers, angry personal assaults on friends, half-finished comic strips, and lengthy and tiresome fulminations of personal disappointments both social and sexual, as well as his now-beloved drawings of the generally miserable inhabitants of the city of Chicago. All in all, a necessary volume for fans of fine art, water-based media, and personal diatribe. This hardcover is attractively designed and easy to resell.