Drawn + Quarterly announce their 2021 winter catalog

New works by Aminder Dhaliwal, Darryl Cunningham, Michael DeForge and more are coming next year.

Drawn and Quarterly’s winter 2021 catalog, which they shared last week, includes new work by Aminder Dhaliwal, Darryl Cunningham and Michael DeForge, and new manga collections by Shigeru Mizuki and Yoshiharu Tsuge. They’ll all be released between January and April of next year.

Take a look at them below:

CyClopedia exotiCa by aMinder dHaliwal

Drawn and Quarterly publishes another collection of Dhaliwal’s popular Instagram comics, with the first collection, Woman World, being very well received. Per the publisher:

In Cyclopedia Exotica, doctor’s office waiting rooms, commercials, dog parks, and dating app screenshots capture the experiences and interior lives of the cyclops community; a largely immigrant population displaying physical dif-ferences from the majority. Whether they’re artists, parents or yoga students, the cyclops have it tough: they face microaggressions and overt xenophobia on a daily basis. However, they are bent on finding love, cultivating community and navigating life alongside the two-eyed majority with patience and the occasional bout of rage.

It’s due out in April 2021.

BillionaireS by DarrYl CUNNiNgHaM

Cunningham took on bad science in How to Fake a Moon Landing, tackled the economy in Supercrash: How To Hijack The Global Economy and chronicled the life of Ayn Rand in The Age of Selfishness. In his latest book, he looks at the origins of four different billionaires:

In Billionaires, Daryl Cunningham offers an illuminating analysis of the origins and ideological evolutions of four key players in the American private sector—Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos, media mogul Rupert Murdoch, and oil and gas tycoons Charles and David Koch. What emerges is a vital critique of American capitalism and the power these individuals have to assert a corrupting influence on policy-making, political campaigns, and society writ large.

Look for it in March 2021.

Heaven no Hell by Michael DeForge

DeForge is back with another graphic novel, bringing his unique style to a short story collection:

In “No Hell,” an angel’s tour of the five tiers of heaven reveals her obsession with a haunting infidelity. In “Raising,” a couple uses an app to see what their unborn child would look like. Of course, what begins as a simple face-melding experiment becomes a nightmare of too-much-information where the young couple is forced to confront their terrible choices. “Recommended for You” is an anxious retelling of our narrator’s favorite TV show—a Purge-like societal collapse drama—as a reflection of our desire for meaning in pop culture. Each of these stories shows the inner turmoil of an ordinary person coming to grips with a world vastly different than their initial perception of it. The humor is searing and the emotional weight lingers long after the story ends.

It comes out in February 2021.

tono Monogatari by SHigerU MizUki

This is one of two manga releases D+Q has scheduled for next winter. Shigeru Mizuki is considered “Japan’s grand master of yokai comics,” according to the catalog, and this is an adaption of Japanese folklore that’s “the cultural equivalent of Brothers Grimm’s fairy tales.”

Originally written in 1910 by folklorists and field researchers Kunio Yanagita and Kizen Sasaki, Tono Monogataricelebrates and archives legends from the Tono region. These stories were recorded as Japan’s rapid modernization led to the disappearance of traditional culture. This adaptation mingles the original text with autobiography: Mizuki attempts to retrace Yanagita and Sasaki’s path, but finds his old body is not quite up to the challenge of following in their footsteps. As Mizuki wanders through Tono he retells some of the most famous legends, manifesting a host of monsters, dragons, and foxes. In the finale, Mizuki meets Yanagita himself and the two sit down to discuss their works.

It will arrive in March 2021.

red FlowerS by YOSHiHarU TSUge

Tsuge is a cult legend in Japan who was active from the 1950s and until the late 1980s, and was a contributor to the avant garde manga magazine Garo. His work has only rarely been translated into English, and this is the second collection of his comics from Drawn and Quarterly.

The title story, “Red Flowers,” high-lights the nuance and empathy that made Tsuge’s work stand out from that of his peers. A nameless traveler comes across a young girl running an inn. While showing the traveler where the best fishing hole is, a bratty schoolmate reveals the girl must run the business because her alcoholic father is incapable. At the story’s end, the traveler witnesses an unusual act of kindness from the boy as the girl suffers her first menstrual cramps—and a simple travelogue takes on unexpected depth.

Look for it next January.

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