Drawn & Quarterly: Twenty-Five Years of Contemporary Cartooning, Comics and Graphic Novels

Edited by Tom Devlin. Drawn & Quarterly, $49.95 (776p) ISBN 978-1-77046-199-4
What better way to celebrate a quarter century spent publishing some of the world's finest comics and graphic novels than by releasing one massive book? This anthology is more than just a 776-page victory lap for D&Q. It's a celebration of the Montreal publisher's history and artists, and, most importantly, a return to the company's roots as a diverse anthology. This giant tome collects dozens of odds and ends from some of the industry's highest-profile names, including Dan Clowes, Lynda Berry, Chris Ware, and Art Spiegelman, along with homegrown Canadian talent such as Seth, Julie Doucet, Chester Brown, and Joe Matt. New works from the next generation of stars, including Jillian Tamaki and Kate Beaton, are even more striking. The array of creative riches is rounded out by essays from established prose authors such as Jonathan Lethem, Margaret Atwood, and Lemony Snicket, celebrating the company and its groundbreaking talent. It's a history of one great company, but this volume also works as an essential guide to the development of alternative comics in all their glory. (June)
Reviewed on: 05/25/2015
Release date: 05/12/2015
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