"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
“Jon is always standing at the edge of a cliff, watching the waterfall plummet down and considering a leap... This book is beautiful and real and nail-biting.” — Phil Elverum, The Microphones
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.
May 19th, 2022 7PM–8:30PM
Join us as we celebrate the launch of Shelterbelts (Conundrum Press), the debut graphic novel from Jonathan Dyck. Featuring a conversation hosted by Seyward Goodhand.
May 27th 11AM–May 29th, 2022 6PM
From May 27th-29th, stop by the Conundrum Press booth to discover pick up a graphic novel, meet a creator, or celebrate the launch of new books by Billy Mavreas and Rick Trembles!