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The turmoil of the Great Depression galvanized Canadians to rise up and fight for improved labour conditions, social equality and universal healthcare. In the frontier city of Calgary, Holly Burnside and Brian Mah get involved with the founding of the Co-operative Commonwealth Federation, the first national party dedicated to the needs of workers and farmers. Written by James Davidge, art by Bob Prodor and Nick Johnson, cover, lettering and design by Ryan Ferrier graphic novel - 80 pages - Full colour - softcover
Our 2020 Book Bundle has all the ingredients for a great escape: tales of supernatural romance, of humour, and of kindness and resilience in the face of insurmountable odds. There's something for the whole family and more, in this collection of our 2020 titles. This 6-book bundle includes: ABC Monstrosity, Necromantic, A Slug Story, Awkward Pause, Gothic Tales of Haunted Futures, and Bogart Creek 2
Marcus is an enthusiastic boy, but when ridiculed at school, he begins to feel that his best efforts are second rate. His confidence already low, Marcus suffers a serious, virus-induced, brain injury. While in the hospital, and with the help of fellow patient Emily, Marcus learns to embrace the reality of who he is. "A powerful and honest story that goes to places other, more sanitized narratives, do not. It is an important book." - Mike Donachie, Toronto Star ISBN: 9781988903767
ABC Monstrosity is a freaky-fun book designed to thrill adults and kids alike with pages that teach and delight all at once. As each new letter is introduced with a drawing of a familiar object or animal, the previous ones are continuously combined to create bizarre and creative monstrosities. Featuring beautifully hand coloured drawings, ABC Monstrosity includes a zany glossary featuring fascinating scientific facts augmented with humour."The illustrations are just so beautiful..it's such a fun book" - CBC's Anne Logan HC ISBN: 9781988903996 SC ISBN: 9781988903880
‘A beautiful, visual-poem about motherhood and art.’ A poetic exploration of being both a new mother and an artist, told using her own unique graphic novel and fine art approach. When Alice was born her mother only found time to draw her while she napped. Gradually Alice is multiplied in a tapestry of selves, both large and small, while an overarching narrative whispers through the pages, musing on the meeting of former and future selves. At its core, Alice at Naptime tells a universal story, of a parent pining for past freedoms, while simultaneously descending down a rabbit hole of all-encompassing maternal love. Written and illustrated by Shea Proulx - Full Colour - 192 pagesCollecting the latest and funniest of Bogart Creek, Derek Evernden’s laugh out loud funny, single-panel comics of absurd and dark humour. If life scares the hell out of you one minute and cracks you up the next, you’ll feel right at home in Bogart Creek. This product includes Volume 1 & 2 of Bogart Creek.AVAILABLE NOW Collecting the latest and funniest of Bogart Creek, Derek Evernden’s laugh out loud funny, single-panel comics of absurd and dark humour. If life scares the hell out of you one minute and cracks you up the next, you’ll feel right at home in Bogart Creek. ISBN: 9781988903903Dive into Canadian history with this collection of historical tales, featuring the War of 1812, the story of Canada's Confederation, one of Alberta's most deadly natural disasters, and the birth of the New Democratic Party. A great gift for teachers, or anyone with a love for history. This collection includes 4 books: The Loxleys and the War of 1812, The Loxleys and Confederation, Frank, and 1st Legion of UtopiaThe first trade paperback in this highly praised ongoing comic book series. We've committed to publishing at least six years' worth of these incredible stories. Featuring the first 4 comic issues, the prologue comic strip (as seen in USA Today), plus a new origin story 'The Trouble With Harry.' 128 pages.The second trade paperback in this highly praised comic book series is here. 'Investigating the forgotten corners of our world, one monster at a time.' Gordon Rennie, PJ Holden, Steven Denton and Jim Campbell return to campus with the next instalment of cryptozoological adventure. Sabbaticals picks up after the events of Monsterology 101, with several team members pursuing their own agendas following their near miss with apocalyptic catastrophe in China and the South Pacific. ISBN: 9781987825015 Pages: 128Ambrose Bierce's The Death of Halpin Frayser kicks off Volume 5, followed by Poe's classic Fall of the House of Usher. Having kicked off the Mummy genre Arthur Conan Doyle’s masterpiece, Lot No. 249, simply speaks for itself. This volume ends with Poe’s heartbreaking poem, For Annie.
152 pages, Hardcover, beautifully illustrated history book and graphic novel.Second printing will ship August 23rd 2019, including exclusive bonus art print to commemorate the end of WW1 and the signing of the Treaty of Versailles, June 28th 1919. Presented as a historical scrapbook with beautifully realised, photo-realistic artwork. Framing the history is a graphic novel story about a teenage boy, in Surrey BC, caught up in drug gangs. He rethinks his choices after his 95 year old great grandfather comes to visit the family in Canada. His stories of their past, and seeing him reunited with a Canadian soldier his great grandfather saved during WW2 opens up a different path to live his life. Written by Steven Purewal, illustrated by Christopher Rawlins ISBN: 9781988903477Learn your ABC's with Shea Proulx's freaky-fun take on alternative alphabet books, ABC Monstrosity, sing along with Jacqueline the Singing Crow, take heart from Alice At Naptime, a beautifully illustrated meditation on motherhood , and gather round to hear the tale of the time before the benevolent bears showed humanity how to live in harmony with the world, in When Big Bears Invade. This collection of humorous and heartwarming stories is perfect for families, or the early reader in your life. This bundle includes 4 books: When Big Bears Invade, Jacqueline the Singing Crow, ABC Monstrosity, and Alice At Naptime
112 page, beautifully illustrated graphic novelA lost love, a murder, and a mountain that walks. A historical mystery set in the tragedy of the Frank Slide, one of Canada’s deadliest natural disasters. Eve Lee is in a self-destructive spiral—her big plans for a new life in Frank have not at all turned out how she had planned. As Eve hits the bottom she’s forced to confront her expectations when her former lover disappears under questionable circumstances. But is there something sinister at play or is she simply being obsessive and self-centred? And will she be able to put her past behind her before she finds herself buried under it? Written and drawn by Ben Rankel.What haunts our hearts today may haunt us in the hereafter . . . With stories spanning time, galaxies, and spirits, Gothic Tales of Haunted Futures features 17 original stories, casting the indelible themes of gothic romance forward in time, to imagined futures and tomorrow’s afterlives. Edited by S.M Beiko, cover art by Sweeney Boo AVAILABLE NOW ISBN: 9781989754030Henry Snorewell, a typical twelve-year-old is stuck at his Granny's in rain-drenched Wales for an entire weekend. His nightmare continues when Granny's TV breaks down. Henry's quest to fix it leads him to discover strange lands and creatures in Granny's attic.AVAILABLE NOW You know their name, you know their music, but do you know their story? Everyone’s favourite blood spewing alien band return to comics in an all new 96 page graphic novel.AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER NOW In the new book in the acclaimed Shame series, Hope has to deal with the corruption of a trusted friend and ally, whilst also fighting her way through the horrific monsters that bar her way back to Cradle. Her innocence and resolve is put to the test as she faces the fury of Shame’s evil acolytes. Book 5 in the successful and acclaimed Shame series following the ultimate story of mother-daughter conflict.</div<
256 page, beautifully illustrated graphic novelJeremy Knowles is a 17-year-old outcast who dreams of being a great artist. But when he suffers a severe mental breakdown brought on by bullying and other pressures at school, his future is called into question — as is his very existence! Can he survive the experience through the healing power of art? And just what does it mean to be "crazy," anyway?AVAILABLE NOW BPAA Best Illustrated Book Of The Year Award Winner A touching and tender graphic novel following Ed, a reserved man dealing with dementia in a small, northern-Canadian town. As Ed’s memory declines he loses touch with the present and revisits a past he chose to forget. A queer, romantic-tragedy.
Comic BookRedcoats-ish 2 collects more comic strips from Jeff Martin’s War of 1812 stories, featuring the misadventures of John and George, two not so fearless men of the Canadian militia. Heeding the call to defend Canada against the invading American army, John and George are now doing their best to be heroes, whilst also working hard to avoid battles, marching, danger or anything else that involves effort.