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Coming Soon from Koyama Press: Comics Class by Matthew Forsythe

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Comics Class by Matthew Forsythe

Coming this December, a mini-comic by award-winning cartoonist Matthew Forsythe:
Comics Class (Koyama Press).

“Comics Class is 44 pages of loosely-drawn, quasi-autobiographical comics about the comics class Forsythe taught last spring. Hegelian dialectics, sexual politics and the detestable use of clipart in comics are just some of the issues that Forsythe tackles with his disaffected class of 11-year olds––that is when he isn’t challenging them to arm wrestle for money. This hilarious collection of half-truths and half-baked theories lovingly skewers the life of a working cartoonist, and it might just teach you something, maybe.”

Matthew’s style is fun and retro, reminiscent of 1930s graphic design and cartoons such as Tintin, Casper and Little Lulu. He has drawn several books of comics, including his first book, Ojingogo (Drawn & Quarterly, 2008), which was nominated for two Eisner awards and won a Doug Wright award for Canadian Cartooning. He also illustrated the children’s book My Name is Elizabeth! (Kids Can Press, 2011), written by Annika Dunklee, which was described in The New York Times as “close to perfect.” He is almost finished another book called Jinchalo (Drawn & Quarterly, 2012). His comics have also won the Quill & Quire Book of the Year and the Expozine Award for Best Comic. Matthew is one of the founding editors of Drawn! The Illustration Weblog. He currently lives in Montreal where he teaches a New Media class at Concordia University.

To find out more about Matthew please visit his website, and visit the Koyama Press website to find out more about other great things the press is doing.

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