1. Patrick Kyle’s Distance Mover is bound to blow minds so it is fitting that he is featured on Booooooom!

    See a bunch of wonderful work here!

  2. John Martz—psst his latest book A Cat Named Tim and Other Stories is set to make its debut at SPX next month—takes us through his impressive collection of books as a part of Zainab Akhtar’s wonderful “Comics Shelfie” series on her blog Comics & Cola. Be wowed by John’s shelves here!

  3. The debut of Patrick Kyle’s Distance Mover at SPX is quickly approaching, but unfortunately we can’t move distances like Mr. Earth, so we will have to wait just a little bit longer. But in the meantime you can check out James Kaplan’s preview on Panel Patter.

    “For a fun, very different sort of science fiction experience, give Distance Mover a look.” — James Kaplan, Panel Patter

    Read the whole preview here!

  4. This doesn’t look like the linen closet anymore! Find out what’s in store for our plucky protagonists in Britt Wilson’s Cat Dad, King of the Goblins debuting this Fall at SPX!

  5. fantagraphics:

    The Boys of Summer are about to be in your town fun in the fall! Simon Hanselmann is coming all the way from Melbourne, Australia to titelate and delight Americans with his debut comic graphic novel, Megahex. Joining him are Koyama Press cartoonists, Michael DeForge with Lose and Patrick Kyle with Distance Mover! A few other special guests will join them along the way so find your city and plunk your butt down in front of the store for a good time. There will also be a silkscreened version of the above collaboration available soon from the amazing Telegraph Gallery.

    September 12th - Baltimore, MD - Atomic Books 
    (with Charles Burns, Ed Piskor, Noel Freibert and more!)

    September 13-14th - Bethesda, MD SPX  

    September 15th - Charlottesville, VA - Telegraph Gallery  
    (with Noel Freibert) 

    September 16th - Philadelphia, PA - Locust Moon Comics  
    (with Farel Dalrymple, Annie Mok and Noel Freibert)

    September 20th - Brooklyn, NY - Bergen Street Comics  
    (with Eleanor Davis, Jesse Reklaw, Matthew Thurber, Mark Connery, Alex Degen and Noel Freibert)

    September 21st - Brooklyn, NY - Brooklyn Book Festival

    September 23rd - Manhattan, NY - The New School

    September 24th - Pittsburgh, PA - Copacetic Comics  
    (with Annie Mok and Noel Freibert)

    September 27th - Columbus, OH - Kafe Kerouac

    September 30th - Chicago, IL - Quimby’s

    October 2nd - Minneapolis, MN - Boneshaker Books

    October 4th - Las Vegas, NV - TBA

    October 5th - Los Angeles, CA - Secret Headquarters

    October 7th - San Francisco, CA - Mission Comics

    October 9th - Portland, OR - Floating World

    October 10th - Portland, OR - Gridlords

    October 11th - Seattle, WA - Fantagraphics Bookstore and Gallery 
    (with Lane Milburn and Conor Stechschulte) 

    October 12th - Vancouver, BC - Pulp Fiction 
    (sans Simon Hanselmann)

    + With Alex Degen

  6. Some neighbourhoods are better than others even when it comes to hook-ups. Walter Scott’s take on Montreal’s NDG (Notre-Dame-de-Grâce) is courtesy of Wendy coming this Fall!

  7. For those of you who cannot get to SPX in September, here’s your chance to get our new fall titles! And you support Spit And A Half Distro, which is really, the best.


    Hey all,

    Things have been insane around the homestead, both professional and personal troubles and overwhelms, and consequently the distro updates have fallen way behind.  That should be changing though in the coming week or so.  I hope to have everything updated before I leave for tour September 11.  Meanwhile, I just got in a giant stack of new Koyama titles.  Please do my girlfriend a favor and order a couple so I can move the boxes out of our hallway!

    Thanks!  More soon.  John P.

    ADDED 8/25/14:

    Micahel DeFORGE:
     Lose #6 - $8
    Renee FRENCH: Baby Bjornstrand - $20

    Patrick KYLE: Distance Mover - $20

    John MARTZ: A Cat Named Tom and Other Stories - $20



  8. (Source: renee-french)

  9. Detail from a Cton Hanmer print.

  10. Librairie Drawn & Quarterly staffer Helen Chau Bradley has made a selection of summer reads and Elisha Lim’s 100 Crushes has made the cut!

    “I have about 100 crushes on Elisha Lim and their perceptive and loving, not to mention gorgeous queer portraits and comics.” — Helen Chau Bradley, Librairie Drawn & Quarterly

    Check out the rest of Helen’s picks here!