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LYNDA BARRY ON TALK OF THE NATION TODAY 11/11! THE NEW BOOK PICTURE THIS IS IN STORES NOW!

MORE NEW BOOKS FROM D+Q! ACME NOVELTY LIBRARY # 20, NATIVE TREES OF CANADA, DENYS WORTMAN, THE WRONG PLACE

AUTHOR EVENTS WITH KEVIN HUIZENGA, VANESSA DAVIS, LYNDA BARRY AND MORE! D+Q @ BROOKLYN COMICS & GRAPHICS FEST

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Tune into NPR’s Talk of the Nation today, 11/11/10, to listen to Neal Conan and Lynda Barry in conversation. Be sure to call in!

Here are the remaining dates on Lynda tour, with more 2011 dates to be announced including Montreal in mid January!

11/15/10-Chicago-SAIC, 11/21/10-Miami Book Fest with Vanessa Davis, 12/2/10-NY-92nd St Y with Maira Kalman, 12/4/10-Brooklyn Comics & Graphics Fest with Charles Burns, 1/25/11-Chicago-Unity Temple Oak Park, 3/17/11-Philadelphia Free Library, 4/15/11-Boston-Wellesley College

Lynda’s new book , PICTURE THIS, is in stores now.

Lynda Barry singlehandedly created a literary genre all her own, the graphic-memoir-how-to, otherwise known as the bestselling, the acclaimed, but most importantly, the adored and the inspirational What It Is. The R.R. Donelley and Eisner Award-winning book posed, explored and answered the question “Do you think you can write”? Now with PICTURE THIS, Barry asks “Why do we stop drawing?” and “Why do we start?” It features the return of Barry’s most beloved character, Marlys, and introduces a new one, the Nearsighted Monkey. Like WHAT IT IS, PICTURE THIS is an inspirational, take home extension of Barry’s traveling, continually sold out, and sought after workshop, “Writing The Unthinkable.”

Hardcover, 8.375 x 10.875 inches, full color, 176 pages, ISBN: 9781897299647, $29.95 USD

The 20th volume of Chris Ware’s ACME NOVELTY LIBRARY is in stores now.

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.

The ACME NOVELTY LIBRARY NUMBER 20 comprises a contributing chapter to cartoonist Chris Ware’s gradual accretion of the ongoing graphic novel experiment “Rusty Brown.”

Hardcover, 9.25 x 7 inches, color, 72 pages, ISBN: 9781770460201, $23.95 US / $24.95 CDN

DENYS WORTMAN’S NEW YORK is in stores now.

After cartoonist, educator and editor James Sturm discovered the vintage book, Mopey Dick and the Duke, he set off to find more about the author, the deceased and unknown cartoonist Denys Wortman. Sturm immediately took note of the masterful drawings – casual, confident, and brimming with personality and wondered how this cartoonist escaped his radar.

DENYS WORTMAN’S NEW YORK is not only a tribute to Wortman, but it is a tribute to New York, the city that sparked Wortman’s voracious creative output. From coal cellars to roof tops, from opera houses to boarding houses, Wortman recorded the sailors, dish washers, con artists, entertainers, pushcart peddlers, construction workers, musicians, hobos, society matrons, young mothers, secretaries, and students who collectively make New York the city it is.

Paperback, 8.25 x 10.75 inches, black and white, 288 pages, ISBN: 9781770460133, $29.95 US / $31.95 CDN

Leanne Shapton’s NATIVE TREES OF CANADA is in stores on November 23, 2011

As seen in the NY Times Book Review and Design Sponge, the new petite livre from illustrator, author, art director, and publisher. While shopping in the used-book store the Monkey’s Paw in Toronto, Leanne Shapton happened upon a 1956 edition of the government reference book The Native Trees of Canada, originally published in 1917 by the Canadian Department of Northern Affairs and National Resources. Most people might simply view the book as a dry cataloging of a banal subject; Shapton, however, saw beauty in the technical details and was inspired to create her own interpretation of THE NATIVE TREES OF CANADA.

Shapton distills each image into its simplest form, using vivid colors in lush ink and house paint. She takes the otherwise complex objects of trees, pinecones, and seeds and strips them down into bold, almost abstract shapes and colors: the water birch is represented as two pulsating red bulbs contrasted against a gray backdrop; the eastern white pine is represented by a close-up of its cone against a radiant summer sky.

The author of Was She Pretty? and Important Artifacts and Personal Property from the Collection of Lenore Doolan and Harold Morris, Including Books, Street Fashion, and Jewelry, Shapton puts forth yet another entirely new facet of her creative artistry.

ISBN: 9781770460324, $19.95 US / $19.95 CDN

THE WRONG PLACE by Brecht Evens is in stores on November 23, 2010.

Rendered in vivid watercolor where parquet floors and patterned dresses morph together, THE WRONG PLACE revolves around oft-absent Robbie, a charismatic lothario of mysterious celebrity who has the run of a city as chaotic as it is resplendent. Robbie’s sexual energy captivates the attention of men and women alike; his literal and figurative brightness is a startling foil to the dreariness of his childhood friend, Francis. With a hand as sensitive as it is exuberant, Brecht Evens’s first English graphic novel captures the strange chemistry of social interaction as easily as he portrays the fragmented nature of identity. THE WRONG PLACEcontrasts life as it is, angst-ridden and awkward, with life as it can be: spontaneous, uninhibited, and free. This is the first book from Brecht Evens, a cartoonist and visual artist based in Belgium.

Full Color, 184 pages, 6 7/8 by 8 1/2 inches, ISBN: 9781770460010 , $24.95 US / $27.95 CDN

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DO NOT MISS THESE EVENTS! HUIZENGA! DAVIS! BARRY! NILSEN! SHAPTON! TAMAKI! JONES! AND MORE!

Kevin Huizenga at Bergen Street Comics for WILD KINGDOM
Saturday, November 13, 2010, 8:00 PM
470 Bergen Street, Brooklyn NY
More info here

“Every few pages, there’s a hilariously inventive piece of cartooning.”– NY Times Book Review

“What Huizenga has created is a collection of spiky, intellectually adventurous stories that fit together at odd angles. The result: a mordantly funny field guide to a very specific and modern species of dread.”–NPR Books We Like.

Vanessa Davis at Pegasus Books for MAKE ME A WOMAN
Thursday November 18, 2010, 7:30 PM
2349 Shattuck Avenue, Berkeley, CA
More info here

“Davis is bright and funny,”–Onion AV Club

“These autobiographical comics—divided between published strips and pencil drawings from her daily diary—are often as much about her as everyone around her.”–Nicole Rudick

“Her auto-biographical comics seem like they could be about my life.”–Julia Rothman

D+Q at the Brooklyn Comics & Graphics Festival
Saturday, December 4, 2010, 12:00-9:00 PM
275 North 8th St, Brooklyn NY
More info here

With Lynda Barry, Adrian Tomine (debuting advances of his new 2011 book Scenes From an Impending Marriage), Anders Nilsen (debuting the final issue of Big Questions), Leanne Shapton, Jillian Tamaki, Gabrielle Bell, Keith Jones, Sammy Harkham and more.

Do not miss the feature event with Lynda Barry and Charles Burns in conversation. Details to come!