Drawn & Quarterly has announced its Fall 2020 releases, which will include one previously announced title: The City of Belgium, by Brecht Evens, which was originally scheduled for May but will now be released in September (see "New Graphic Novels Coming from Drawn & Quarterly"). Here’s a look at the other graphic novels in store for Fall.The Contradictions,
by Sophie Yanow, is a fictionalized story of an unlikely friendship and an adventure on the road. Studying abroad in Paris, Sophie feels like something is missing from her life—a real friend. When she meets Zena, a vegan anarchist activist, she is attracted to Zena’s commitment and energy, and before long the two are off on a hitchhiking trip to Amsterdam and Berlin. This comic won an Eisner Award back when it was a webcomic. The print edition is scheduled for September and will be a 200-page black and white paperback with an MSRP of $24.95.
Paul at Home
is the latest in Michel Rabagliati’s semi-autobiographical series of graphic novels about life and death in Montreal. In this book, Paul is on the downslope of middle age: divorced after 30 years of marriage, alone after his 18-year-old daughter moves abroad, facing the death of his mother, and fearing that he will live out his life as lonely and unfulfilled as she was. Rabagliati is a master cartoonist and storyteller, and his books have won numerous awards. Paul at Home
is scheduled for September and will be a 208-page black and white paperback with an MSRP of $21.95.
I Want You,
by Lisa Hanawalt, collects a set of minicomics Hanawalt created early in her career. Hanawalt is the creator of the animated situation comedy Tuca & Bertie
and the character designer of Bojack Horseman
, both of which run on Netflix; her previous graphic novels include Hot Dog Taste Test
and My Dirty Dumb Eyes.
In I Want You, which won an Ignatz Award, Hanawalt pairs up an anthropomorphized She-Moose and He-Horse and views subjects from the serious to the scatological through the lens of her offbeat humor. I Want You
is scheduled for October and will be a 120-page black and white paperback with an MSRP of $21.95.
by Ancco, is a collection of short stories about standing on the cusp of adulthood and wavering between welcoming it and fearing it. Set in contemporary South Korea, these stories have a dark edge, as the characters wrestle with sickness, alcohol, and abuse. Ancco’s previous book, Bad Friends,
won the Prix Révélation at the Angoulême International Comics Festival and was published by Drawn & Quarterly in 2018 (see "Drawn & Quarterly’s Fall 2018 Catalog
will be published in October as a 176-page black and white paperback with an MSRP of $21.95.
Drawn & Quarterly also has two paperback reissues in the works:
by Jason Lutes, was one of the top Author graphic novels of 2018 (see "Top 10 Author Graphic Novel Franchises – Fall 2018
"). This is Lutes’ magnum opus, the work of many years, and it was published first as single-issue comics, then as a trilogy, and finally collected into a single hardcover volume in 2018 (see "D&Q Collects Independent Comics Masters in 2018
"), which was nominated for an Eisner Award. The paperback is scheduled for August and will run to 580 pages, all black and white, with an MSRP of $39.95.
George Sprott: 1894-1975,
by Seth, was originally published in 2009 and made Amazon’s list of the top ten graphic novels of the year (see "Best Graphic Novels of 2009
"). With the success of Clyde Fans,
which got a lot of praise from critics last year, D&Q is bringing George Sprott
back as a 96-page, four-color paperback, scheduled for October, with an MSRP of $24.95.
That’s not all: also in October, D&Q will release a vinyl record of Mark Haney’s opera Omnis Temporalis,
which is based on George Sprott and combines chamber music, vocals, and spoken word. The deluxe album with 8-page booklet will be released in October and will have an MSRP of $59.95.