Drawn & Quarterly have two Free Comic Book Day offerings arriving in local comic shops on May 6th, 2017, and yes, they are quite different. One is monster-focused and quite kid-friendly, and the other contains a very serious and emotive true story of being held captive.
In Drawn & Quarterly Presents: Colorful Monsters, we see the work of Anouk Ricard, Tove Jansson, Shigeru Mizuki and Elise Gravel. This 64 page sampler features Moomin, Kitaro, and Anna & Frogga as well as a look at the sketchbook of Elise Gravel focusing on monsters with actual activity pages for kids! It’s a rich resource and a great find for kids of all ages and for adults to savor some great cartooning, too.
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In Drawn & Quarterly Presents: Hostage, Guy Delisle’s recent graphic novel is presented in excerpt and Brigitte Findakly’s upcoming work drawn by the great Lewis Trondheim, Poppies in Iraq is previewed. Both are based on true stories, the first an account of being held hostage in the Caucasus region while the latter is an account of Findakly’s relationship with her homeland. For some serious dipping in to new avenues in non-fiction comics, this is you FCBD read.
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Drawn & Quarterly’s two FCBD offerings pretty neatly present the wide range of books the publisher deems significant to comics culture and makes available to readers–from the whimsical to the reflective.
Find them both in shops this Saturday, May 6th, on Free Comic Book Day.