Books published by Drawn and Quarterly

Blame This on the Boogie

Drawn and Quarterly | October 16, 2018 | 160 pages
The true story of how Hollywood musicals got one person through school, depression, and the challenges of parenthood Inspired by the visual richness and cinematic structure of the Hollywood musical, Blame This on the Boogie chronicles the adventures of a Filipino American girl born in the decade of... More Info


Drawn and Quarterly | May 22, 2018 | 204 pages
"When Sabrina disappears, an airman in the U.S. Air Force is drawn into a web of suppositions, wild theories, and outright lies. Sabrina depicts a modern world devoid of personal interaction and responsibility, where relationships are stripped of intimacy through glowing computer screens. An... More Info

If Found...Please Return to Elise Gravel

Drawn and Quarterly | June 13, 2017 | 100 pages
Welcome to the charming world of cartoonist Elise Gravel’s notebook, where her imagination runs wild with creatures of all shapes and sizes In the outrageously amusing If Found...Please Return to Elise Gravel, Elise Gravel offers readers a sneak peek into her sketchbook, where colorful monsters,... More Info


Drawn and Quarterly | August 18, 2015 | 344 pages
"[Jerusalem] is a small miracle: concise, even-handed, highly particular." --The Guardian Jerusalem: Chronicles from the Holy City is the acclaimed graphic memoirist Guy Delisle's strongest work yet, a thoughtful and moving travelogue about life in contemporary Jerusalem. Delisle expertly lays the... More Info

From Lone Mountain

Drawn and Quarterly | September 26, 2017 | 240 pages
A view of America—as seen in small towns, rural roads, and its overlooked in-between places John Porcellino makes his love of home and of nature the anchors in an increasingly turbulent world. He slows down and visits the forests, fields, streams, and overgrown abandoned lots that surround every... More Info

Baking With Kafka

Drawn and Quarterly | October 3, 2017 | 160 pages
A best-of collection of literary humour cartoons from the critically-acclaimed Guardian cartoonist In his inimitable style, British cartoonist Tom Gauld has opened comics to a crossover audience and challenged perceptions of what the medium can be. Noted as a “book-lover’s cartoonist,”... More Info

What It Is

Drawn and Quarterly | May 13, 2008 | 208 pages
"Deliciously drawn (with fragments of collage worked into each page), insightful and bubbling with delight in the process of artistic creation. A+" --Salon How do objects summon memories? What do real images feel like? For decades, these types of questions have permeated the pages of Lynda Barry's... More Info


Drawn and Quarterly | June 6, 2017 | 248 pages
The cartoonist of This One Summer and SuperMutant Magic Academy explores the virtual and IRL world of contemporary women via a lens both surreal and wry A woman post-breakup becomes obsessed with the “mirror Facebook” of herself—seeing a life that could be hers. Another woman, besieged by bed... More Info


Drawn and Quarterly | May 2, 2017 | 432 pages
How does one survive when all hope is lost? In the middle of the night in 1997, Doctors Without Borders administrator Christophe André was kidnapped by armed men and taken away to an unknown destination in the Caucasus region. For three months, André was kept handcuffed in solitary confinement,... More Info


Drawn and Quarterly | September 20, 2016 | 96 pages
The Guardian cartoonist relates the daily deadpan adventures of the last policeman living on the moon "Living on the moon . . . Whatever were we thinking? . . . It seems so silly now." The lunar colony is slowly winding down, like a small town circumvented by a new super highway. As our hero, the... More Info

Step Aside, Pops

Drawn and Quarterly | September 15, 2015 | 160 pages
A follow-up to Hark! A Vagrant, which spent five months on the New York Times bestseller list Ida B. Wells, the Black Prince, and Benito Juárez burst off the pages of Step Aside, Pops: A Hark! A Vagrant Collection, armed with modern-sounding quips and amusingly on-point repartee. Kate Beaton's... More Info

Native Trees of Canada: A Postcard Set

Drawn and Quarterly | September 8, 2015 |
"An artistic ode to Canada's majestic foliage." --National Post Leanne Shapton's bold, vibrant watercolor portraits of the trees of Canada come to new life in this postcard set. The lively hues of the garry oak and the simple elegance of the staghorn sumac are perfectly presented in a beautiful... More Info

A User's Guide to Neglectful Parenting

Drawn and Quarterly | June 11, 2013 | 192 pages
Meditations on fatherhood from the author of Jerusalem: Chronicles from the Holy City With A User’s Guide to Neglectful Parenting, the trademark dry humor that pervades Guy Delisle’s landmark and praised graphic travelogues takes center stage. Quick, light vignettes play on the worries and... More Info

Ant Colony

Drawn and Quarterly | January 28, 2014 | 112 pages
“Michael DeForge is that rare sort of cartoonist, a genuine artist with a unique vision and a teeming imagination. He’s not trying to create sentimental pap for a mass audience.  More Info

Picture This

Drawn and Quarterly | November 9, 2010 | 224 pages
A series of portraits by the creator of What It Is follows a myopic monkey through her everyday routines of preparing food, waiting for the bus, hogging the remote and associating with her imaginary friend.  More Info

Showa 1944-1953

Drawn and Quarterly | November 11, 2014 | 536 pages
A sweeping yet intimate portrait of the legacy of World War II in Japan Showa 1944–1953: A History of Japan continues the award-winning author Shigeru Mizuki’s autobiographical and historical account of the Showa period in Japan. This volume recounts the events of the final years of the Pacific... More Info


Drawn and Quarterly | October 21, 2014 | 200 pages
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Moomin on the Riviera

Drawn and Quarterly | August 26, 2014 | 48 pages
A rerelease of the classic comic in honor of the centenary of Tove Jansson’s birth As springtime dawns in Moominvalley and the first northern crocus opens, Moominpappa and Snorkmaiden, glamorized by the prospects of movie stars and gambling, insist the whole family take a trip down to the... More Info


Drawn and Quarterly | September 16, 2014 | 128 pages
A fascinatingly disjointed tale of drugs, rock and roll, and adolescence from a legendary cartoonist The Love and Rockets author, Gilbert Hernandez, returns with Bumperhead, a companion book to Marble Season. Whereas Marble Season explored the exuberant and occasionally troubled existence of the... More Info

Moomin Book Nine

Drawn and Quarterly | June 17, 2014 | 112 pages
“[Moomin is] a quirky, original comic strip masterpiece.” —Myla Goldberg, author of Bee Season Moomin: The Complete Lars Jansson Comic Strip, Volume Nine welcomes readers back to the beloved world of Moominvalley, where pancakes and jam are a perfectly acceptable supper and a damsel in... More Info

Scenes from an Impending Marriage

Drawn and Quarterly | February 1, 2011 | 54 pages
A comic book based on the author's own wedding plans celebrates the absurd aspects of getting married, from taking dance lessons to managing family demands.  More Info

You're All Just Jealous of My Jetpack

Drawn and Quarterly | January 22, 2013 | 160 pages
A new collection from the Guardian and New York Times Magazine cartoonist The New York Times Magazine cartoonist Tom Gauld follows up his widely praised graphic novel Goliath with You’re All Just Jealous of My Jetpack, a collection of cartoons made for The Guardian. Over the past eight years,... More Info

Letting It Go

Drawn and Quarterly | February 19, 2013 | 160 pages
A Holocaust survivor struggles to let the past go Miriam Katin’s debut graphic novel, the 2006 memoir We Are On Our Own, was a unique portrait of how one family survived World War II. A companion to We Are On Our Own, Letting It Go shows Katin, now an adult, dealing with her son Ilan’s recent... More Info


Drawn and Quarterly | February 19, 2013 | 80 pages
A TRANS-CANADIAN EXPLORATION OF IDENTITY FROM A MULTITALENTED ARTIST AND MUSICIAN Geneviève Castrée has long been beloved for her mini-comics, comics, visual art, and music. There is a unique quality to all of her artistic endeavors—quiet, serene, depressing. Castrée’s keen eye for detail... More Info

The Freddie Stories

Drawn and Quarterly | January 22, 2013 | 72 pages
THE TRIALS AND TRIBULATIONS OF TROUBLED ADOLESCENTS FROM BARRY’S ACCLAIMED COMIC The Freddie Stories traces a year in the life of Freddie, the youngest member of the dysfunctional Mullen family. These four-panel entries—each representing an episode in the life of Freddie—bring to life... More Info

Rookie Yearbook One

Drawn and Quarterly | September 4, 2012 | 352 pages
The first print publication edited by Tavi Gevinson, the editor in chief of Rookie, the website for teenage girls Tavi Gevinson started her personal blog, Style Rookie (, in 2008, when she was eleven years old. It was a place where, from the confines of her bedroom in... More Info


Drawn and Quarterly | April 24, 2012 | 320 pages
Acclaimed graphic memoirist Guy Delisle returns with his strongest work yet, a thoughtful and moving travelogue about life in Israel. Delisle and his family spent a year in East Jerusalem as part of his wife's work with the nongovernmental organization Doctors Without Borders. They were there for... More Info


Drawn and Quarterly | February 14, 2012 | 96 pages
Dream-filled landscapes, portraits, and abstracts in beautiful detail Amber Albrecht's work is rooted in magic, folklore, and postfeminist neo-romanticism. The newest entry in the Petit Livre imprint of accessible art books, Idyll comprises a series of paintings, silk-screened prints, and drawings.... More Info

Back Alleys and Urban Landscapes

Drawn and Quarterly | May 22, 2012 | 80 pages
Michael Cho began creating drawings of the back alleys near his Toronto home in 2008. With this book, he has amassed a collection that speaks to the beauty of the urban landscape: sometimes grittily citified, sometimes unexpectedly pastoral, and always bewitching. Cho is a skilled draftsman, and... More Info

New York Drawings

Drawn and Quarterly | October 2, 2012 | 176 pages
ILLUSTRATIONS AND COMICS FROM THE NEW YORKER COVER ARTIST AND AWARD-WINNING CARTOONIST Two strangers, both reading the same novel, share a fleeting glance between passing subway cars. A bookstore owner locks eyes with a neighbor as she receives an Amazon package. Strangers are united by... More Info

Don't Go Where I Can't Follow

Drawn and Quarterly | December 24, 2012 | 96 pages
A STORY OF LOVE AND LOSS INSCRIBED IN PHOTOGRAPHS, POSTCARDS, LETTERS, AND BEDSIDE SKETCHES In this collection of letters, drawings, and photos, Anders Nilsen chronicles a six-year relationship and the illness that brought it to an end. Don’t Go Where I Can’t Follow is an eloquent appreciation... More Info


Drawn and Quarterly | February 14, 2012 | 120 pages
A wordless graphic novel follows Voguchi and her voracious appetite on an adventure into the sky at the will of shapeshifter Jinchalo.  More Info