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September
Wednesday, September 7th 7:00 PM
Cyril Pedrosa Launches Equinoxes

Join us on Wednesday, September 7th for the launch of Equinoxes by Cyril Pedrosa. Published in English for the first time, Equinoxes is a unique groundbreaking work of rare intensity and narrative sensibility by a rising bestselling star of European comics. Segmented into four tableaux representing the four seasons, Equinoxes follows unrelated people of all social backgrounds seeking equilibrium, crossing paths with other solitudes, and weaving in and out of one another's lives—all captivated and tormented by the enigmatic meaning of life.

Pedrosa will in conversation with Christophe Magnette. Admission is free, and wine will (of course) be served.

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Venez nous joindre mercredi, le 7 septembre pour le lancement de Les Équinoxes de Cyril Pedrosa. Publié en anglais pour la première fois, Équinoxes est une oeuvre révolutionnaire qui présente une histoire intense et exceptionnelle crée avec un ton d’empathie. Segmenté en quatre tableaux pour représenter quatre saisons, ce roman graphique suit des personnes non apparentées de tous les milieux sociaux qui cherchent l'équilibre, et qui se croisent avec d'autres solitudes. Ils tissent dans la vie des autres - tous captivés et tourmentés par le sens énigmatique de la vie.

Pedrosa sera en conversation avec Christophe Magnette. L'entrée est gratuite, et le vin sera servi.
Thursday, September 8th 7:00 PM
Pascal Girard & Michel Hellman double launch
PASCAL GIRARD / MICHEL HELLMAN

Join us on Thursday, September 8th at 7:00 pm for the launch of Pascal Girard’s Nicolas and Michel Hellman’s Nunavik! Girard’s Nicolas is a work that revisits the death of his little brother and the larger effects of this loss on his current behaviours and habits. This new edition of Nicolas is complete with a brand new introduction and a new story of his relationship with his surviving brother, Joel. Nicolas is a delicate, minimalist portrait of the many faces of mourning, identified with surprising humour and pathos.

It will be a bilingual celebration featuring fellow cartoonist Michel Hellman; whose latest book Nunavik (published through Les Éditions Pow Pow) has already been flying off of our shelves. Retracing Hellman’s personal adventures through the North of Quebec, Nunavik is a hilarious, heartfelt book that explores our complex relationship with First Nations peoples. Nunavik’s English edition is forthcoming.

Please stop in, admission is free! Wine and snacks will also be served.

About the Authors:

Born in Jonquière, Quebec, Pascal Girard is an award-winning illustrator, and avid runner. He is the author of Petty Theft, Bigfoot, and Reunion—the latter two having won the Doug Wright Award for Best Book in 2011, and 2012 respectively.

Born in Quebec to a French mother and American father, Michel Hellman lives and works in Montreal’s Mile End and holds a Masters’ degree in Art History. He is a celebrated cartoonist who rarely leaves the neighborhood—except to go to Charlevoix, the South of France, or the North of Quebec.
Wednesday, September 14th 7:00 PM
Graphic Novel Book Club: Sam Alden's "New Construction: Two More Stories."
Each month we host a Graphic Novel Book Club meeting, open to all, during which we hang out and informally discuss a featured graphic novel. Our pick for September is Sam Alden's New Construction: Two More Stories. We will meet at Librairie Drawn & Quarterly (211 Bernard O) on Wednesday, September 14th at 7:00 p.m. The discussion will be hosted by D+Q staffer Helen Chau Bradley. Join us for refreshments and collective insights!

**We offer a 20% discount on New Construction: Two More Stories from now until the meeting date.
Thursday, September 15th 7:00 PM
Sarah Barmak Launches "Closer"
Join us on Thursday, September 15th at 7:00pm for the launch of Closer: Notes from the Orgasmic Frontier of Female Sexuality by Sarah Barmak! A provocative look at why our current understanding of female sexuality isn’t “getting us off,” Barmak uses a blend of reportage, interview, and first-person reflection to explore the cutting-edge science and grassroots cultural trends that getting us closer to the truth of the matter.
Monday, September 19th 7:00 PM
Tom Gauld Launches Mooncop
Come join Britain’s greatest cartoonist as he discusses his latest creation of cosmic meanderings. In Mooncop, Tom Gauld details the daily musings of the last policeman living on a lunar colony; an outmoded and irrelevant job in a future where the colony has long since been built and left to disintegrate. Depicted in the distinctive, matter-of-fact style of his beloved Guardian strips, Mooncop is equal parts funny and melancholy.
Thursday, September 22nd 7:00 PM
John Semley launches This Is a Book About the Kids in the Hall
Please join us for a night of pop culture fun, celebrating the launch of "This is a Book About the Kids in Hall" with author John Semley! John will read and talk about his newest book project, followed by a signing.

Author bio: John Semley is a writer living in Toronto. His work has appeared in The Believer, The New York Times Magazine, Salon, Esquire, The A.V. Club, The Walrus, Reader’s Digest, and a whole bunch of other magazines, newspapers, and websites. He is a regular contributor to the Globe and Mail, Maclean’s, and the Toronto Star.
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