"I rarely encounter a debut graphic novel that is as ambitious, as clearly told, and as deeply felt as Jonathan Dyck's Shelterbelts. Here is a cartoonist to watch."— Seth, creator of Clyde Fans
"July Underwater is about big universal themes - transitions, friendship, death, romance, incomplete childhood memories, and trying to know the unknowable. I love this little, beautiful book, which magically feels saturated and spacious at the same time." —Keiler Roberts, My Begging Chart
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What is Conundrum Press?
Conundrum Press is located in Mi’kma’ki/Nova Scotia, the ancestral and unceded territory of the Mi’kmaq People. The press was founded by publisher Andy Brown in 1996, amidst the political turmoil and cultural vibrancy of Tiohtiá;ke/Montreal. Originally a publisher of chapbooks, short stories, novels, comics, and zine collections, Conundrum began exclusively publishing literary graphic novels in 2010.
While Conundrum is proud to have published many award-winning comic artists, such as Meags Fitzgerald, Max de Radiguès, Jillian Tamaki, Cole Pauls, Aimée de Jongh, Joe Ollmann, Sami Alwani, Michel Rabagliati, Dakota McFadzean, and Nina Bunjevac, the press also remains committed to discovering new voices in the graphic novel field.
Conundrum Press is grateful for the support of Arts Nova Scotia, the Canada Council for the Arts, and the Government of Canada.
Edited by award-winning children’s author Sarah Sawler, this imprint is mandated to produce exceptional graphic novels for a young adult audience. EMANATA graphic novels rely on a seamless blend of words and pictures to tell compelling, character-driven fiction and non-fiction stories.
Mini-Comic Bursary for Black and Indigenous Creators
Conundrum Press offers an annual $1000 bursary to a Black or Indigenous person living in Canada, for the creation and production of a mini-comic.
Looking for information on a comic arts festival, in-person book launch, or a virtual event? You’re in the right place.
August 21st, 2022 10AM–4PM
On August 21, join us at Alderney Landing for the Dartmouth Comic Arts Festival!
October 20th, 2022 7PM–7PM
Join us at Audreys Books on October 20th at 7:00 for the double launch of two new works by artists Elisabeth Belliveau and Kiona Callihoo Ligtvoet.