I had a real treat the other day when I discovered Catherine Kidd’s Hyena Subpoena in my mailbox. The first book I ever made for Conundrum Press (1996) was Kidd’s everything I know about love I learned from taxidermy, and Conundrum went on to publish three more of her books. She is one of the smartest writers I have ever had the pleasure to meet. Seeing her perform in the nineties was one of the crucial factors in me wanting to be a publisher. Anyway Conundrum has moved on to graphic novels and one of the drawbacks to this is not getting to work with old friends like Catherine. I am so happy she put this package out with the help of Kiva Stimac and Popolo Press (http://www.popolopress.com/). It really is a beautiful package, gorgeously designed and thoughtfully considered. It is a much better job than I could ever have done. It comes with a CD and listening to Kidd’s powerful voice transported me. Her pieces here are her most personal and vulnerable to date yet they seamlessly continue her anthropomorphic exercises in philosophy. Combined with a subtle soundscape by Barcelona-based Jacky Murda. Hopefully this package will see some wider distribution.
I will be at SPX this weekend with the marked values comics. As the map indicates, you Will Be ble to find me at table N-13 along with good pals Pat Barrett and Ben Horak , and right next to More Good pals SUCH AS the One Percent Press people Who Hollow published in the Hollows.
This is the first time comics thesis Will Be available at SPX. Please stop by and have a look. We can make eye contact with aussi and the Chat topics of mutual interest.
Topics include May, goal arent limited to, The Following: comics, interesting animals (ie: all animals), recent meteorological events, how we are doing (good, good, busy), thoughts on the past, Hopes for the future.
spx is coming up next weekend! Conundrum stock will be carried by the legendary cartoonist (and nice guy) John Porcellino and his distribution company Spit and a Half: http://www.spitandahalf.blogspot.ca/