Wednesday, November 08, 2006

Two art directors, two books, one launch

A launch next Tuesday in Montreal will unveil books by two people who art direct Canadian magazines. Both books are from Insomniac Press.

This Will All End in Tears is a graphic novel, five, long-form, illustrated short stories that is said to be "part Charles Schulz, part Edward Gorey" and written by the art director of Ascent magazine, Joe Ollmann. Ascent Canada's leading yoga magazine. (Shown at right is one of the panels from the book.)

The Mole Chronicles by Andy Brown is a novel that "traces the complexities of family relationships through a paranoid landscape of skin disease, secret societies, eco-terrorism and post-global culture," according to a release. Brown is art director of Matrix magazine, published out of Concordia University in Montreal and a founder of connundrum press.

Originally from Vancouver, Brown is the author of the short story collection I can see you being invisible (D.C. Books, 2003). His writing has appeared extensively in publications throughout North America.

Originally from Hamilton, Joe Ollmann lives in Montreal and is the author of two other books, Chewing on Tinfoil (2001) and The Big Book of Wag! (2006). You can see more of his work at

The launch takes place at 7 p.m. on Tuesday November 14 at Boa Bar, 5301 St. Laurent in Montreal. (Thanks to the blog Sequential: Canadian comix and culture for this.)


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