compiled/edited by BK Munn

Whew. Over a month since our last list. Let’s see what’s new!
This semi-regular feature of Sequential presents a snapshot of comics sales in Canada.
Part 1 .
The bestselling graphic novels and comics collections in Canada, courtesy of BookManager. The full list by BookManager is available, with some work, here. The list is compiled by BookManager based on sales through over 400 independent bookstores, including several comic book stores and the D+Q store. Sales through most comic shops and larger retailers like Chapters-Indigo are not reflected in this list. For balance, you might want to try the and Chapters-Indigo lists. See here for our previous Sequential list.
Guide: numbers in parentheses indicate previous rank; (n) indicates a new book making its debut on the list; (r) indicates a book making a return to the list after an absence.

Sequential’s Over-All Top 30
from BookManager

1. 5. (6) Bone 11: Tall Tales, Jeff Smith (Scholastic)
2. 4. (9) Bone 5: Rockjaw, Jeff Smith (Scholastic)
3. (1) Bone 1: Out from Boneville, Jeff Smith (Scholastic)
4. (7) Bone 4: Dragonslayer, Jeff Smith (Scholastic)
5. (8) Bone 2: The Great Cow Race, Jeff Smith (Scholastic)
6. (10) Bone 3: Eyes of the Storm, Jeff Smith (Scholastic)
7. (28) Bone Prequel: Rose, Jeff Smith and Charles Vess (Scholastic)
8. (9) Bone 7: Ghost Circles, Jeff Smith (Scholastic)
9. (12) Bone 6: Old Man’s Cave, Jeff Smith (Scholastic)
10. (14) Bone 9: Crown of Horns, Jeff Smith (Scholastic)
11. (N) The Griff, Christopher Moore/Ian Corson (HarperCollins)
12. (6) Percy Jackson and the Olympians – The Lightning Thief: The Graphic Novel, Rick Riordan/Robert Venditti/Attila Futaki (Disney)
13. (2) Paying For It, Chester Brown (D+Q)
14. (3) Naruto 51, Masashi Kishimoto (VIZ)
15. (N) Rosario+Vampire: Season II, Vol. 5, Akihisa Ikeda (VIZ)
16. (N) Walking Dead 14, Robert Kirkman et al (Image)
17. (13) Vampire Knight 12, Matsuri Hino (VIZ)
18. (25) Simpsons Comic Meltdown, Groening et al (Harper Collins)
19. (N) Cowboy and Aliens, Scott M Rosenberg/Andrew Foley/Luciano Lima (HarperCollins)
20. (N) Negima! 30, Ken Akamatsu (Kodansha)
21. (R) Persepolis 1, Marjane Satrapi (Pantheon)
22. (16) Fullmetal Alchemist 25, Hiromu Arakawa (VIZ)
23. (N) Black Bird 9, Kanoko Sakurakoji (VIZ)
24. (15) Bone 8: Treasure Hunters, Jeff Smith (Scholastic)
25. (17) Essex County, Jeff Lemire (Top Shelf)
26. (11) Maximun Ride 4, James Patterson et al (Yen)
27. (30) Scott Pilgrim 2, Bryan Lee O’Malley (Oni)
28. (R) Maximun Ride 1, James Patterson et al (Yen)
29. (R) Anne Frank, Sid Jacobson/Ernie Colan (FSG)
30. (R) Maus 1, Art Speigelman (Knopf)
Part 2. Canadian Content:
You have to wade through an awful lot of translated Japanese manga, U.S. superhero fantasies, and collected editions of Sherman’s Lagoon to come up with a list of 30 bestselling books created by Canadians. In total, BookManager lists over 4000 graphic novels, trades, and strip collections, the vast majority of which are not by Canadians. On this list, a single sale in a single tiny bookstore can make all the difference. This list does not include books that are only illustrated but not written/created-by Canadians.

Sequential’s All-Canadian Top 30
from BookManager

1. (1) Paying For It, Chester Browb (D+Q)
2. (2) Essex County, Jeff Lemire (Top Shelf)
3. (8) Scott Pilgrim 2, Bryan Lee O’Malley (Oni)
4. (10) The Klondike, Zach Worton (D+Q)
5. (R) Tangles, Sarah Leavitt (Freehand/Broadview)
6. (6) Scott Pilgrim 3, Bryan Lee O’Malley (Oni)
7. (7) Louis Riel, Chester Brown (D+Q)
8. (5) Scott Pilgrim 5, Bryan Lee O’Malley (Oni)
9. (22) The Never Weres, Fiona Smyth (Annick)
10. (11) Kill Shakespeare 1, Mccreery/Del Col/Belanger (IDW)
11. (4) Scott Pilgrim 6, Bryan Lee O’Malley (Oni)
12. (R) Something Old, Something New, Lynn Johnston (Andrews McMeel)
13. (R) Mid-Life, Joe Ollmann (D+Q)
14. (R) Sweet Tooth 2, Jeff Lemire (DC)
15. (26) Two Generals, Scott Chantler (McClelland and Stewart)
16. (28) Skim sc, Mariko Tamaki/Jillian Tamaki (Groundwood)
17. (14) 500 Years of Resistance, Gord Hill (Arsenal Pulp)
18. (R) Red: A Haida Manga, Michael Yahgulanaas (D+M)
19. (9) Scott Pilgrim 4, Bryan Lee O’Malley (Oni)
20. (3) Scott Pilgrim 1, Bryan Lee O’Malley (Oni)
21. (13) The Listener, David Lester (Arbeiter Ring)
22. (R) Big Foot, Grahame Roumieu (Plume)
23. (R) Palookaville 20, Seth (D+Q)
24. (R) Scott Pilgrim Box, Bryan Lee O’Malley (Oni)
25. (29) The Sugar Bush, Chad Solomon (Little Spirit Bear)
26. (R) Reunion, Pascal Girard (D+Q)
27. (R) Sweet Tooth 3, Jeff Lemire (DC)
28. (15) Nightschool 2, Svetlana Chmakova (Yen)
29. (16) Nightschool 1, Svetlana Chmakova (Yen)
30. (19) Nightschool 3, Svetlana Chmakova (Yen)