Conundrum Press

Conundrum Press was founded in 1996 among the political turmoil and cultural vibrancy of Montreal, Quebec. Being an anglophone press in a francophone city meant maintaining an outsider perspective and strong DIY aesthetic. This served us well for the first decade of publishing chapbooks, short stories, novels, comics, and zine collections. But in the next decade we moved to Nova Scotia and focused our mandate on exclusively literary graphic novels. This paid off with invitations to international festivals and increased sales, as well as higher visibility in the US and Canada, including feature articles in Publisher’s Weekly and Quill and Quire. Our BDANG imprint continues to publish francophone artists from Quebec in translation and present their work to the rest of North America. Recently we have also started an international imprint, and begun to acquire more LGBTQ and Young Adult content. Part of our mandate will always be to discover new voices in the graphic novel field. Conundrum is the home of many award­winning artists, such as: Shary Boyle, Jillian Tamaki, Joe Ollmann, Michel Rabagliati, David Collier, Meags Fitzgerald, Dakota McFadzean, Nina Bunjevac, and so many more.