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EXPOZINE THIS WEEKEND!

November 12, 2010

Montreal’s favourite zine, comic and small press fair is on this weekend, and the opening party is tonight! Grab your sketchbooks, your cameras, your wallets and head on over to EXPOZINE for two creative, colourful, and sweaty days of discovery. Below is everything you need to know from the organizers.

*Be sure to tune in to Drink & Draw Montreal next week to meet our four extra special new contributors, and see the discoveries they uncovered at the fair.

 

NEUVIÈME FOIRE ANNUELLE DES PETITS ÉDITEURS, BANDES DESSINÉES ET FANZINES DE MONTRÉAL!

Expozine aura lieu samedi et dimanche, 13 et 14 novembre 2010, de 12h à 18h, au 5035, rue Saint-Dominique (Église Saint-Enfant Jésus, entre Laurier et Saint-Joseph, près du métro Laurier). Entrée gratuite.

PARTY D’OUVERTURE : VENDREDI 12 NOVEMBRE, 20:30 – minuit, avec musique par Tony Ezzy et Super Fossil Power, lectures par Mathieu Arsenault, Sherwin Tjia et plus !! $5, La Sala Rossa, 4848 St-Laurent.

EXPOZINE est une célébration culturelle indépendante qui réunit environs 300 créateurs de la chose imprimée : livres, fanzines, bandes dessinées et ce, en anglais comme en français, pour une des plus grandes foires de Montréal.

Depuis les neuf dernières années, Expozine s’est développée de manière exponentielle, à travers ses milliers de visiteurs, devenant ainsi une figure de proue dans son domaine. Les exposants proviennent de partout au Canada, de France et des États-Unis, pour venir présenter leur travail dans le cadre de la manifestation bilingue de l’édition indépendante la plus réputée en Amérique!

Il y a aussi un programme de presentations et lectures durant Expozine :

Samedi 14h, Lectures avec Luna Allison et invites.

Samedi 15h, Présentation de La Fanzinothèque de Poitiers, France avec Cécile Guillemet et Christophe Beaudeau.

Dimanche 14h, Lectures présentées par les Productions Arreuh avec Marie-Paule Grimaldi et invités.

Dimanche 15h, Présentation: “A look at art zines/ collaborative zines” avec Danielle St-Amour (Palimpsest Magazine), Thanh Truc Trinh, Didier Lerebours (Pica Magazine)

Pour plus d’information : www.expozine.ca

EXPOZINE sur Facebook! Événement : http://www.facebook.com/home.php?#!/event.php?eid=167528309933504

Groupe: http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=887775544#!/group.php?gid=145881968842

Expozine est possible grâce au soutien du Conseil des Arts du Canada et du Conseil des Arts de Montréal.

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Expozine, Montreal’s annual small press, comic and zine fair!

Saturday, November 13 – Sunday, November 14, 2010, 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. at 5035 St-Dominique (Église Saint-Enfant Jésus, Laurier Métro). Free admission.

Expozine OPENING PARTY, Friday, November 12, 8:30 p.m., La Sala Rossa, 4848 St. Laurent, $5 FEATURING: Tony Ezzy and musical guests; readings by Sherwin Tjia and Mathieu Arsenault, and more!

EXPOZINE brings together nearly 300 creators of all kinds of publications– from books to zines to graphic novels – in both English and French. In the past nine years, Expozine has become one of North America’s largest small press fairs, attracting thousands of visitors as well as exhibitors from across North America and even Europe!

There will also be a series of discussions and readings in the side room during Expozine:

Saturday, 2 p.m. Readings featuring Luna Allison and guests.

Saturday 3 p.m. Presentation de La Fanzinothèque de Poitiers, France avec Cécile Guillemet et Christophe Beaudeau

Sunday 2 pm Lectures présentées par les Productions Arreuh avec Marie-Paule Grimaldi et invités.

Sunday 3 pm Presentation: A look at art zines/ collaborative zines with Danielle St-Amour (Palimpsest Magazine), Thanh Truc Trinh, Didier Lerebours (Pica Magazine)

Come to Expozine and discover a universe of publications and printed works that is hard to find anywhere, much less all in the same room!

For more information: www.expozine.ca

EXPOZINE on Facebook! Event: http://www.facebook.com/home.php?#!/event.php?eid=167528309933504

Facebook group: http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=887775544#!/group.php?gid=145881968842

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PASSE ÇA À KEVIN (Nov. 4 à Headquarters)

October 26, 2010

Headquarters Galerie & Boutique
1649 Amherst, Montreal, QC
514-678-2923

‘PASSE ÇA À KEVIN’ présente une sélection de sérigraphies récentes de Benjamin Deshaies et Mathieu Dubois, colocataires d’atelier depuis quelques années. Créatures étranges, mascottes déchues et autres personnages colorés peuplent les œuvres imprimées sur panneaux de bois. Drôle et faussement minimaliste, le duo présente leur univers personnel situé à la frontière de l’illustration et du cartoon.

Vernissage le jeudi 4 novembre 2010, de 18h à 23h.

PASSE ÇA À KEVIN: A selection of recent silkscreens by studio-mates Benjamin Deshaies and Mathieu Dubois.

Strange creatures, fallen mascots and a bunch of other colorful characters populate the series of prints on wood. Both funny and falsely minimalist, the duo presents their personal universe where cartoons and illustration collides.

Opening reception Thursday, November 4th, 2010, 6-11 pm

EXPOZINE 2010: Reservez votre table | Reserve your table

October 21, 2010

Le 9e foire annuelle des petits éditeurs, bandes dessinées et fanzines de Montréal, EXPOZINE, aura lieu samedi et dimanche, 13 et 14 novembre 2010. La date limite pour reserver une table est le 1 novembre.

Pour plus d’information et pour réserver votre table visitez www.expozine.ca.

EXPOZINE, Montreal’s annual small press, comic and zine fair, will take place on Saturday, November 13 and Sunday, November 14, 2010. The deadline to reserve a table is November 1.

For more information, and to reserve your table visit www.expozine.ca.

Jeet Heer @ D&Q (Aug 19)

August 8, 2010

Nouvelles de Drawn & Quarterly:

Jeet Heer is a Canadian cultural journalist who has written introductions to many volumes reprinting classic cartoonists. He is also known as the co-editor of Arguing comics: Literary Masters on a Popular Medium. Jeet is one of the most knowledgeable and interesting critics in comics, and he’s also very sweet! Sure to be an interesting talk!

Ce jeudi 19 avril, à 19h, nous recevons Jeet Heer le temps d’une discussion sur les comics les plus marquants des dix dernières décennies. Heer est un journaliste culturel canadien qui a rédigé des introductions pour plusieurs rééditions des classiques de la bande dessinée nord-américaine. Il est également le coéditeur de Arguing comics: Literary Masters on a Popular Medium. Jeet est l’un des critiques de BD les mieux informés et les plus intéressants du moment, il est aussi très gentil!

Comic book launch: Yes, Yes… No: The story of one of many virgins (July 12)

July 9, 2010

I first saw Sofeel (aka Sophie Laplante)’s drawings at Expozine in 2005. Despite being modest photocopies of ballpoint pen line drawings, they leapt off the page, drawing me in with their delicate simplicity.

Sofeel’s work stems from her life experiences. Her artwork and zines cover such territory as masturbation, mourning a lost love, sexual abuse and hating Christmas. Like peering into a private journal, the viewer is brought inside the head and world of the artist, where things can be equally profound, funny, and cringe-inducing.

Yes, Yes… No is a story about a 23 year old virgin named Faube, and her experiences coming to terms with sex, family and feelings of inadequacy. It jumps between present time (2006) and her past through flashbacks and journal excerpts. Faube is a bit of a dork, a bit of an outcast, but she’s starting to figure it out.

Sofeel draws quickly, crossing out things that don’t work, often redrawing mouths or eyes several times until she gets them right. Readers will notice that many of these “mistakes” were left in, revealing her process while helping to portray a confusing moment or situation.

“I think initially I thought up the idea [for the comic] because I was sure I wasn’t alone in feeling so shitty/stressed about my virginity,” says Sofeel. “I want the “late” virgins and the ones who have difficulty dealing with their sexuality in general to not feel so secluded. In my head, I didn’t go through all that weird pain for nothing. It’s selfish, but it’s the truth.”

This self-published first run of 45 copies features lovely silkscreened covers, 25 of which include a 7” flexi-disk vinyl of the artist (also a musician) performing her song “Virgin Romance.”

Art is the search for truth, and artists like Sofeel, who are brave enough to be honest about the most personal of things, help us all along this path.

—Aimée van Drimmelen

Yes, Yes… No: The story of one of many virgins is being launched Monday July 12th at Casa del Popolo, 5 à 7. Comics are $20, $25 with flexi disk. www.sofeel.ca