Item: Fall and Winter books from D+Q, from their distributor’s catalogue. Joe Ollman Pascal Girard, et plus.
Item: Upcoming book of interest, Jim Zubkavich’s Skullkickers, gets the hard sell treatment from Chris Butcher.
Item: Some Canadian nominees for the Ignatz Awards. 4 for Sherwin Tija!
Item: Jim Munroe on the division of labour between writer and artist in his graphic novels.

Item: Rina Piccolo on the strength of the newspaper comics market.

Item: San Francisco’s Cartoon Art Museum’s latest exhibit “Graphic Details: Confessional Comics by Jewish Women,” featuring some Canuck women like Miriam Libicki, will be traveling to Toronto’s Koffler Gallery.
Item: Jeet Heer wonders if the late-nationalism of Seth, Chester Brown, and David Collier is indicative of anything.
Item: Kevin Boyd wonders, what makes a Canadian comic?
Item: In back to school news, Ontario kids will be forced to hand in their reports in comic book form this Fall.