Conundrum Press: Exhibition / Teen Zine workshop / Artists Talk & Book launch

Artists talk on Monday, October 30. 7 pm (by donation), upstairs at ARTsPLACE
Alexander Forbes
Billy Mavreas
Sherwin Tjia
Conundrum Press is a book publishing company located in Wolfville, Nova Scotia, founded in 1996 by Andy Brown. Conundrum is renowned in Canadian publishing for its innovative, wide-ranging, often genre-defying books.

Conundrum Cavalcade Exhibition
October 24 – November 11, 2017, ARTsPLACE

Alexander Forbes, a graduate of NSCAD, provided illustrations for the recently published The Case of the Missing Men graphic novel. Authored by Kris Bertin, it is a mystery thriller set in a remote east coast village.

Billy Mavreas is a Canadian cartoonist and artist living in Montreal, whose mostly silent or wordless comics revolve around the themes of language, sexuality and spirituality.

Sherwin Tjia is a poet, painter and illustrator who grew up in Toronto, and now lives in Montreal. You Are Alice in Wonderland’s Mum! is being published in October 2017.

Conundrum Press Teen Workshop: Free admission
Monday, October 30, 2017, 4-6pm, ARTsPLACE

Billy Mavreas is a Montreal based multi-disciplinary writer/artist and co-director of Monastiraki, a gallery/boutique in the Mile End neighbourhood.

He is the author of three graphic novels, one book of posters and countless mini books, prints, zines, pamphlets and assorted ephemera.

His art practice is based on accumulation and accretion, consisting of various personal collections, made and found.

Workshop Description:

In this 2 hour Zine Workshop, students will use drawing & collage experiments to create their own personal print-ready 8 page zine! Instructor Billy Mavreas will stress the primacy of self-expression over skill and technique, offering students the chance at using collage materials in conjunction with drawing to tell their stories. Students are encouraged to bring along any old magazine to cut up and share.