Beginning / Middle / End

“Every story has a beginning, middle and an end” … 3 dancing books explain the concept of stories. Sung by Paul Jacobs, who also plays most of the instruments; a bit like Talking Heads meets Schoolhouse Rock! : : : : Watch it here

Adrienne Gruber wins the 2012 bpNichol Chapbook Award

Congrats to poet Adrienne Gruber (who appeared in our pages way back in CAROUSEL 23) on winning the 2012 bpNichol Chapbook Award for her chapbook Mimic, published by Leaf Press of Lantzville, BC. Named for the late poet, novelist, and indie publisher bpNichol (1944-­1988), the prize is awarded to the author of the best language poetry chapbook published in Canada in the previous year, as selected by a panel of judges. Administered by Toronto-based small-press

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LOSE #4 out now

CAROUSEL and artist Michael DeForge go a long way back — he first appeared in issue 19 (2005) when he was still primarily focused on gig posters, has done several covers for us over the years, and is currently one of our 4PANEL strip artists — so we’re always happy when he releases a new work! We therefore confidently recommend you check out the fourth installment of his award-winning, one-artist anthology series Lose, published by

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Eden by Pablo Holmberg

Are you enjoying the many strips we’ve posted on the 4PANEL.CA site? If so, we recommend you check out Eden by Argentinean artist Pablo Holmberg, released by Drawn & Quarterly in 2010 (ISBN: 9781770460089) — it’s a small 6″ x 6″ anthology full of wonderful four-panel strips that combine the playfulness of a Sunday comic with the simplicity of a haiku. : : : : download a PDF preview here