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Dear Readers,

May is Graphic Novel Month. Check out Open Book: Toronto's Whazamo! page for profiles of creators, interviews, graphic novel news, videos, webcomics from CTON and postings from our May
Writer in Residence, Marta Chudolinska.

Vepo Studios has created a two-part video series for Open Book called State of the Art. The first part, Self Publishing, features creators such as Adam Bourret (I'm Crazy), Jim Munroe (Sword of My Mouth), Tara Tallan (Galaxion) and Chris Kuzma and Patrick Kyle from the art collective Wowee Zonk!

Our May Writer in Residence, Marta Chudolinska has been blogging about her personal history in comics, cycling in Toronto, Simple Amusements To Pass the Time and more. Visit her WIR page to read the latest comics and blog entries.

Send your questions and comments for Marta to or sign in and post them directly to her blog.

There's still time to enter each of the following contests:

For mystery fans, we've got copies of Marc Strange's books, Sucker Punch and Body Blows. Check out the details here.

We're also giving away graphic novels for Graphic Novel Month!

There's Open Book's May Book Giveaway to win a copy of Marta Chudolinska's Back + Forth.

You can also enter to win a copy of Alison Dare, Little Miss Adventures or Alison Dare, The Heart of the Maiden. Open Book and Tundra Books are giving away ten copies of the graphic novels created by J. Torres and illustrated by J. Bone. Click here for contest details.

Want a copy of Hope Larson's latest book, Mercury? Click here for details.

Don't miss the latest from CTON's Rodeo Magic and Shaun Smith's latest Sunday Sundries.

Melanie Janisse writes about book launches, Suzanne Buffam, Erin Mouré and Pelee Island in "Anansi and Coach House Spring Books (Part 1)."

Stacey Madden tells us about "Getting Lost on Purpose" in his article on the launch for Stroll: Psychogeographic Walking Tours of Toronto by Shawn Micallef.

rob mclennan shares Alberta with us in his latest essay for Open Book.

Sue Chenette writes about her experiences with the "lively quiet" of Paris' English-language poetry scene.

Don't forget to take look at snapshots from BookCamp 2010!

Check out Open Book's recent interviews with Dan Wagstaff, Tom Wayman, Mary Labatt, Leslie Fairfield, Laura Robinson, Steve McOrmond, Marc Strange and, Shane Peacock.

rob mclennan interviews Katherine Govier for his 12 or 20 Questions series.

Summer is on its way and with it comes launches, readings, signings and workshops. Don't miss Open Book's Events Page for a list of what's going on in Toronto and area.

We'd love to hear from you. Send your questions and comments to

All the best,
Open Book

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