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George Sprott
By Seth
Hardcover, 10 x 14 inches, 96 pages with gatefold, full color.
$ 24.95
ISBN: 978-1897299-51-7

The first major new graphic novel by Seth in 3 years.

Celebrated cartoonist and New Yorker cover artist Seth gives us the fictional life of George Sprott. On the surface George seems a charming, foolish, old man—but who is he? And who was he? Told as a patchwork tale, we come to know George, piece by piece, in a series of “interviews,” flashbacks, and personal reminiscences. George Sprott is a story about time, identity, loss, and the persistence of memory. Though, ultimately, this is the story of a man’s death, Seth leavens it with humor and restraint. Originally serialized in The New York Times Magazine, this greatly expanded and “re-mastered” version is George Sprott’s first publication as a complete work.

Note: An excellent companion to the Seth-edited and designed Collected Doug Wright.

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The Collected Doug Wright: Canada’s Master Cartoonist
By Doug Wright. Designed and Edited by Seth.
Hardcover, 9.5 x 14 inches, 240 pages, full color
$ 39.95
ISBN: 978-1-897299-52-4

A career-spanning retrospective of one of the masters of North American cartooning, featuring an introduction by Lynn Johnston

The first of a historic two-volume set, The Collected Doug Wright: Canada’s Master Cartoonist presents the first-ever comprehensive look at the life and career of one of the most-read and best-loved cartoonists of the 1960s. Compiled in cooperation with Doug Wright’s family, it draws from thousands of pieces of art, pictures, letters, and the artist’s own journals to provide a fully rounded view of Wright, both as a cartoonist and as an individual. Wright was a major figure in mid-20th century cartooning and his work was a major influence on the likes of Chester Brown, Dave Sim, Lynn Johnston, and Seth. From the 1950s to 1980, Wright’s weekly strip was read by over 2 million Canadians and was syndicated across the country. Designed by the acclaimed cartoonist and Peanuts designer Seth and featuring a biographical essay by journalist Brad Mackay, this lavish hardcover collection gives Wright’s career the recognition it has long been due. The introduction is by one of the most famous working cartoonists today, Lynn Johnston, of the syndicated heavyweight comic strip For Better or For Worse.

Note: An excellent companion to Seth’s new graphic novel, George Sprott.

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Offered Again This Month:

Berlin Volume 1: City of Stones (New 5th Printing), by Jason Lutes
Berlin Volume 2: City of Smoke (New 2nd Printing), by Jason Lutes
Wimbledon Green, by Seth
It’s A Good Life If You Don’t Weaken, by Seth 

Product Information After The Cut.

Offered Again:

Berlin: City of Stones (Book One) —New Fifth Printing
By Jason Lutes
Trade paperback, 7 x 10 inches, 216 pages, b&w
$ 19.95
ISBN: 978-1896597-29-4

The new fifth printing of this graphic novel classic.

Berlin: City of Stones presents the first part of Jason Lutes’ captivating trilogy, set in the twilight years of Germany’s Weimar Republic. Kurt Severing, a journalist, and Marthe Muller, an art student, are the central figures in a broad cast of characters intertwined with the historical events unfolding around them. City of Stones covers eight months in Berlin, from September 1928 to May Day, 1929, meticulously documenting the hopes and struggles of its inhabitants as their future is darkened by a glowing shadow. An excellent companion to Berlin: City of Smoke (Book 2), offered here.

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Berlin: City of Smoke (Book Two) – New Second Printing
By Jason Lutes
Trade paperback, 7 x 10 inches, 216 pages, b&w
$ 19.95
ISBN: 978-1-897299-53-1

The long-awaited second installment of the epic historical trilogy, now available in a new second printing.

The second trade paperback volume of Jason Lutes’s historical epic finds the people of Weimar Berlin searching for answers after the lethal May Day demonstration of 1929. Tension builds along with the dividing wall between communists and nationalists, Jews and gentiles, as the dawn of the Second World War draws closer. The lives of the characters within Lutes’s epic weave together to create a seamless portrait of this transitory city. Marthe Muller follows lover Kurt Severing as he interviews participants in the May Day demonstration, but moonlights in the city’s lesbian nightlife. Severing acts as a window through which the political shifts within the city and its participants can be seen. As with Berlin Book One: City of Stones, Lutes creates a sense of anxiety and imminent doom. An excellent companion to the new fifth printing of Berlin: City of Stones (Book 1), offered here.

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Wimbledon Green (O/A)
By Seth
Hardcover, 6.5 x 8 inches, 128 pages, full color.
$ 19.95
ISBN: 978-1-896597-93-5

The world’s greatest comic book collector

Meet Wimbledon Green, the self-proclaimed world’s greatest comic-book collector who brokered the world’s best comic-book deal in the history of collecting. Comic-book retailers, auctioneers, and conventioneers from around North America, as well as Green’s collecting rivals, weigh in on the man and his vast collection of comic books. Are Green’s intentions honorable? Does he truly love comics or is he driven by the need to conquer? Lastly, is he really even Wimbledon Green? A charming and amusing caper where comic-book collecting is a world of intrigue and high finance. Part riotous chase, part whimsical character sketch, Wimbledon Green looks at the need to collect and the need to reinvent oneself. Note: An excellent companion to Seth’s new graphic novel, George Sprott.

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It’s a Good Life, If You Don’t Weaken (O/A)
By Seth
Trade paperback, 6 x 9 inches, 176 pages, two-color.
$ 24.95
ISBN: 978-1-896597-70-6

One of the classic graphic novels of the late 20th century

In his first graphic novel, It’s a Good Life, if You Don’t Weaken—one of the best-selling D & Q titles ever–Seth pays homage to the wit and sophistication of the old-fashioned magazine cartoon. While trying to understand his dissatisfaction with the present, Seth discovers the life and work of Kalo, a forgotten New Yorker cartoonist from the 1940s. But his obsession blinds him to the needs of his lover and the quiet desperation of his family. Wry self-reflection and moody colors characterize Seth’s style in this tale about learning lessons from nostalgia. His playful and sophisticated experiment with memoir provoked a furious debate among cartoon historians and archivists about the existence of Kalo, and prompted a Details feature about Seth’s “hoax”.

Note: An excellent companion to Seth’s new graphic novel, George Sprott.

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- Chris


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