Publishing company Drawn & Quarterly began unveiling their slate of books for next spring in 2019 earlier this week. The company announced three books so far, presumably with more on the way as they have announced and will release 6-8 books in the winter, spring, and fall of this year. You can check out the three books on their slate for next spring below and we will update as more information comes in.
“Hot Comb and Other Stories” by Ebony Flowers
“Hot Comb” is the debut graphic novel from Rona Jaffe Award-winning cartoonist Ebony Flowers which is a collection of short stories offering a “poignant glimpse into black women’s lives and coming of age stories as seen across a crowded, ammonia-scented hair salon.” The titular story “Hot Comb” is about a young girl’s first perm following her and her family’s move to an all black neighborhood.
“Clyde Fans” by Seth
For the first time ever, all five parts of Seth (Gregory Gallant)’s “Clyde Fans,” will be collected in one graphic novel. The series began in Seth’s series “Palookaville” #10 in January 1998, and recently concluded last year in issue #23. The series follows two brothers, Abe (a philandering extrovert) and Simon (an anxious shut-in), as they try to keep their family business afloat doomed to fail due to technological progress.
“Little Lulu: Working Girl” Co-edited by Tom Devlin and Frank M. Young
“Little Lulu: Working Girl” is the first of a multi-volume reprint of “one of the most important comics of the 20th century, the iconic ‘Marge’s Little Lulu.'” The series was first created by Marjorie Henderson Buell as a strip in the Saturday Evening Post in 1935, and was later expanded by John Stanley from 1945-1959 in the classic Dell comics series. This first volume will collect the first five appearance of Little Lulu in the “Dell Four Colour Comics” in issues #75, #97, #110, #115, and #120 with extensive writing and historical content from editors Tom Devlin and Frank M. Young.
Check back later for exact release dates for these works and an updated list of the spring 2019 catalogue.