Another reason things have been a little slow lately is that I recently took a road trip across Canada. Yup, Edmonton to Quebec City, all 4,261km of it. It wasn’t my first drive across the country but probably my last for a while! I did get to spend some time with my dear old dad, who bought a nifty little camping trailer as a retirement adventure plan.
Anyways, I got dropped off in Montreal, where I spent a few glorious early-fall days wandering about before flying home. One of my favourite stops in Montreal (aside from all the bakeries) is the Drawn+Quarterly bookstore in Mile End. I can never leave without an armload of books, and this time part of my haul included Rebecca Kraatz‘s graphic novel Snaps. What attracted me to the book was the brushstrokes (and hairstyles!) in her panels, but beyond that, reading it is pure imaginative joy. Kraatz found a WWII era photo album at a flea market and made up of loosely intertwined stories for all the album’s inhabitants - what follows are some of the most imaginitive, sad, and touchingly beautiful moments these people may have never had. Pick it up for the tiny sum of $15 at Conundrum Press and see for yourself.
Posted by Vikki on October 12th at 12:23pm