Drawn & Quarterly are shipping three new books in April, and bringing several to be offered again. Their new books include Kitaro and the Great Tanuki War by Shigeru Mizuki, Berlin 20 by Jason Lutes, and a second printing of the very popular Mooncop, by Tom Gauld. From all-ages animal warfare to pre-WWII Germany and a lunary colony, April is set for imaginative storytelling from D+Q.
Here’s some more information about each of those volumes:
Kitaro and the Great Tanuki War
by Shigeru Mizuki
DCD ITEM: FEB171592
Official Description: Kitaro and the Great Tanuki War features more adventures of Shigeru Mizuki’s beloved yokai boy. In the epic title story, Kitaro battles the tanuki, a Japanese animal that features prominently in the country’s yokai legends. The furry beasts draw on the power of the blood moon to awaken the monstrous catfish that lives in the depths of the Earth. The twisting of the catfish causes earthquakes that threaten to destroy all of Japan. With his yokai allies captured, Kitaro is the only one left who can take on the great tanuki and his army. Will he be up for the challenge?
by Jason Lutes
DCD ITEM: FEB171591
Official Description: With its twentieth issue, one of the biggest graphic novel events of the early 21st century is fast-approaching—the completion of Jason Lutes’ epic Berlin series. Here, the inevitable antagonist of the tale of pre-WWII Germany begins to take center stage. Marthe and Kurt find their way back to each other—he, from the bottom of the bottle and she, from a one-sided relationship. Fascism creeps into every corner of society, but some can see it better than others.
Mooncop (2nd Printing)
by Tom Gauld
DCD ITEM #: JUL161544
Official Description: The lunar colony is slowly winding down, like a small town circumvented by a new super highway. As our hero, the Mooncop, makes his daily rounds, his beat grows ever smaller, the population dwindles. Depicted in the distinctive, matter-of-fact style of Tom Gauld’s beloved Guardian strips, Mooncop is equal parts funny and melancholy. Gauld captures essential truths about humanity, making this a story of the past, present, and future, all in one.
In April, Drawn & Quarterly are also offering the following titles again:
The Birth of Kitaro, Kitaro Meets Nurarihyon, Anna and Froga: Want a Gumball?, Anna and Froga: Out and About, Moomin and the Golden Tail, Moomin and Family Life, Who Will Comfort Toffle?, and Moomin Book 1: The Complete Tove Jansson Comic Strip.