Made pilgrimage to D&Q this weekend in Montreal! It was so wonderful. So much public art and kind strangers. It was like a more reasonable version of my last home, in Chicago’s Pilsen neighborhood, eclectic and colorful and a lot less hot Austin, a more laid back but equally green and lush Cambridge, MA. I know it’s not a utopia; I know better, but still, I am all about moving there. ASAP
I first learned of D&Q through reading Julie Doucet and she got me thinking about my own artwork: illustration on paper can be a similar process and bear equal value as painting large scale landscape narratives. The women working at D&Q were fantastic and showed me lots of great things.
I ended up buying the following so I can read them and wont be rushed:
- George Orwell, Books v. Cigarettes
- Riad Sattouf, The Arab of the Future (the Guardian, the New Yorker)
- Julie Doucet, a little zine that look silkscreened
Reads & References
- Drawn & Quarterly, the shop, Librarie D&Q
- I also came across the artist Nadia Moss, AKA “wizard-lovin feminist weirdo,” and was so blown away. I bought 3 of her illustrations on postcards from a curiosity shop with a large installation of hers as well that I happened across in the Mile-End neighborhood. I would love to share if I can get her permission (reaching out soon!) Definitely go see her site.