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 financial support of the Canada Council for the Arts, the Province of Nova Scotia, and the Government of Canada.


Edited by award-winning children’s author Sal 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.


What’s Happening?

Looking for information on a comic arts festival, in-person book launch, or a virtual event? You’re in the right place.

  • Vancouver Comic Arts Festival

    May 18th 10AM–May 19th, 2024 5PM

    West Coast, we’re (almost) on our way! On May 18 and 19, Conundrum Press will be set up at the Vancouver Comic Arts Festival (VanCAF) with a wide array of…

  • Double Book Launch with Jillian Fleck and Shea Proulx

    May 23rd, 2024 7PM–9PM

    Join us at Shelf Life Books for the combined launch of Cheryl by Jillian Fleck and Just Happy To See You by Shea Proulx.

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