Synopses & Reviews
The annual comics anthology of emerging cartoonists Drawn & Quarterly Showcase
is a new-talent anthology and the only annual
collection to have the focused visual acumen of the D+Q editor in chief, Chris Oliveros, who scours the globe for three cartoonists to spotlight and introduce to North American readers. More often than not, it is the first time the cartoonists have had the chance to work in full color with twenty-five pages, and on such a wide-reaching visual platform. The series is hailed for its consistent quality and for the superior editorial vision of its short stories, volume after volume. Book
Five features Anneli Furmark (Sweden), Amanda Vähämäki (Finland),
and T. Edward Bak (United States), with cover art by Vähämäki. Previous
Showcases have featured Kevin Huizenga, Jeffrey Brown,Geneviève
Castrée, Gabrielle Bell, and Nicolas Robel.
Praise for Book Four
"At a time when there's a very healthy field of good anthologies being published, Drawn & Quarterly Showcase continues to stand out, here in its fourth volume presenting three stories that are each something special and deeply enjoyable . . . This here is another strong Showcase, spotlighting some truly notable creative talent." --Nashville City Paper
"Together these three short stories manage to flesh out another issue of a collection that, if not the best of its kind, may perhaps be the sturdiest currently being published." --The Comics Journal
About the Author
Editor and publisher Chris Oliveros founded Drawn & Quarterly eighteen years ago as a comics magazine. He has been nominated for virtually all industry awards and has received both Harvey and Eisner awards.