Drawn & Quarterly has announced their Fall 2024 lineup, which includes a new volume of Chris Ware’s sketchbooks, creative advice from Adrian Tomine, an art book by Shigeru Mizuki, and a tribute to the Asian-American culture magazine Giant Robot.

Acme Novelty Datebook: Volume Three is the third and final collection of Chris Ware’s outtakes, a facsimile sketchbook filled with doodles, comic strips, and other miscellanea, along with annotations and a “professional apology” from the artist. The 208-page, full color hardcover will be released in October 2024 with an MSRP of $49.95, and at the same time, Drawn & Quarterly will publish a slipcased edition of all three volumes with an MSRP of $174.95.

Q&A, by Adrian Tomine, is not a comic but a comics masterclass, a literal set of questions and answers about the craft of sequential storytelling based on Tomine’s time at the Substack Writers Residency, supplemented with new material as well as some personal asides. The full-color, 120-page hardcover will be published in October 2024 with an MSRP of $14.95.

Yokai: The Art of Shigeru Mizuki showcases the late manga-ka’s fine art, with full-color images of the legendary spirits, yokai, whose lore he did so much to preserve. While many of the characters may be familiar from his manga, the full-color works show them in a different light, often surrounded by native flora, fauna, and structures from rural Japan. The book includes an introduction by translator Zack Davisson and descriptions of the various yokai by Mizuki. The 176-page, landscape-format hardcover will be released in October 2024 with an MSRP of $44.95.

Giant Robot: Thirty Years of Defining Asian-American Pop Culture, edited by Eric Nakamura, is both a tribute to the influential magazine and a collection of some of the best pieces published during its 68-issue run. The book includes a preface by journalist (and GR contributor) Claudine Ko, previously unpublished photographs, and commentary from other contributors. The 400-page, full-color hardcover will be released in September 2024 with an MSRP of $49.95.

Dog Days, by Keum Suk Gendry-Kim, is a story about a childless couple who move to the country to make a better life for their anxious dog and are surprised to encounter hostility from their older, more traditional neighbors. The story follows them into middle age as they adjust to their surroundings, adopt more dogs, and build lasting relationships with the people of their community. Gendry-Kim is the award-winning creator of Grass, The Waiting, and The Naked Tree.

The Wendy Award, by Walter Scott, is the fourth volume set in the world of polyamorous, hard-partying artist Wendy. In this episode, she is nominated for a prestigious award but, plagued by her own insecurities, she muffs an interview, attracts some internet hate, and goes on a cocaine-and alcohol-fueled bender, emerging determined to make some changes but still entangled in her complicated personal and professional life. The black-and-white, 248-page paperback will be published in July 2024 with an MSRP of $22.95.

Processing: 100 Comics that Got Me Through It, by Ignatz Award-winning creator Tara Booth, is a no-filters look at Booth’s life and the messy complications that seldom get written about, from the awkwardness of early sobriety to strategies to distract a hookup from bedbugs. The full-color, 408-page paperback has a September 2024 release date and an MSRP of $29.95.

Forces of Nature, by Ed Steed, is a collection of single-panel cartoons by the New Yorker cartoonist that share both the dark humor and the stylistic sensibility of Charles Addams, William Steig, and Edward Gorey. Each cartoon takes an ordinary concept to its silliest extreme: A surgeon ties a patient’s innards to a string leading to a doorknob, in the same way children remove a loose tooth; a squid reacts to a surprise party by spraying ink all over everyone. The 184-page black and white hardcover will go on sale in October 2024 with an MSRP of $24.95.

D&Q also announced a paperback edition of Chris Oliveros’ Are You Willing to Die for the Cause? (see “An Oral History of the Quebec Separatist Movement”) and a new edition of Leanne Shapton’s The Native Trees of Canada, first published in 2010. They are also collecting Tove and Lars Jansson’s Moomin Adventures in a new paperback series.

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