Drawn & Quarterly: Pablo Holmberg, Kevin Huizenga, and Brecht Evans

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(OMG–are those mushroom dwellers?!?!?)

Thousands of books arrive at our house every year because of the various reviewing gigs like the NYT and Omnivoracious, and because of Ann editing Weird Tales. Some publishers, time and again, become anonymous in that context. The books all look the same, or there’s something about the format that becomes anonymous.

Others stand out by a mile because they’re recognizably coming at readers from a unique or interesting perspective, and because they vary their formats and design approaches while remaining true to some central focus.

Drawn & Quarterly always puts out cool books. When they come in the door, I can’t just throw them on the stack.

Today, for example, we got Eden by Pablo Holmberg, The Wild Kingdom by Kevin Huizenga, and The Wrong Place by Brecht Evens. The art style of each, the world view behind each, and the size of each book are entirely different. But they share the D&Q vision. They’ve all got great end papers. They each are in the format best-suited for them (Wild Kingdom as a little hardcover, cover image printed on the boards, for example.) Take a look at some samples below, and definitely look for all three. Extremely awesome stuff—and am enjoying the kind of “eavesdropping on party conversation” style of the Evens.

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Comments

  1. Ben Jones says

    I like the visual style of the Brecht Evans book you showed here. It’s kind of an Escherized Little Golden Book thang, except with more freaks. I’ll hunt it down.

  2. says

    as much as i personally don’t like EA for there shameless ripping away from ne sort of trendy game and buy out studios that make better games than they carry out some. they havn’t done anything else wrong here

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