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PQ Weekly Roundup: 26 Jan 2018

pqroundup2Every Friday, the PQ Weekly Roundup collects the most shared links in our social media network—bookish articles, reviews, quizzes, recommendations and more—in convenient digest form.

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Lots of interesting and thought-provoking content in today’s PQ Weekly Roundup. Have a wonderful weekend–hopefully with a little reading time!

Cheers,sig


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Freebie Image Gallery: Fantastic (Mythical) Beasts

It’s trite but true: a picture is worth a thousand words. In our emoticon-spouting, animated GIF meme-ing, Facebook-loving times, we communicate, more and more, through images. The Freebie Image Gallery features high-resolution images available through Devil’s Artisan, our very own Journal of the Printing Arts. DA’s Dingbats Section offers an ever-expanding selection of free, high-resolution, downloadable dingbats, ornaments and fanciful initials for your printed and online projects.

Today, we’re spicing things up by featuring a collection of fun mythical creatures, which you can use to add some symbolism to your design projects. Keep scrolling to meet these fantastic beasts!

Phoenix 1

The phoenix is a common symbol of rebirth and renewal.

Phoenix 2

Phoenixes are said to rise from their own ashes–or the ashes of their predecessors–to live anew.

Dragon

The dragon is said to breathe fire and hoard gold in some European folklore.

Faun

The faun is a half-man, half-goat creature right out of Greek mythology.

White Bull

In Greek mythology, King Minos’s wife fell in love with a white bull, resulting in the birth of the Minotaur.

 

PortraitI hope you find a use for these mythical creatures in your next project. You never know where a bit of fantasy will take you! For high-resolution files of these images, and for more cool and curious dingbats to download, don’t forget to visit the Dingbats Section over at the Devil’s Artisan.

Enjoy,Steph


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PQ Weekly Roundup: 19 Jan 2018

pqroundup2Every Friday, the PQ Weekly Roundup collects the most shared links in our social media network—bookish articles, reviews, quizzes, recommendations and more—in convenient digest form.

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Thanks for stopping by the PQ Weekly Roundup. Hope you found something enjoyable and entertaining this week!

Happy Friday,sig


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Book Bundle Giveaway: The Collected Works of P. K. Page

We here at the Quill are proud to announce that Triptych: Selected Fiction of P. K. Page is officially in print.

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Triptych is a handsome edition that combines Page’s novel, The Sun and the Moon with twelve short stories and a series of linked narratives entitled You Are Here. Basically, it’s a one-stop-shop for fans of fiction who appreciate unique lyricism and provocative explorations of charged ideas.

One of the most interesting things about the book for me is the way in which the themes and images throughout this volume echo some of the themes and images that Page deals with in her poetry and in her visual art. It is fascinating to watch her development as a writer of fiction, but it is even more compelling to place this evolution alongside her other methods of self-expression, particularly her journals.

In keeping, we’ve decided to give one lucky winner a five-book bundle containing each of the volumes that have so far been published in the Collected Works of P. K. Page series.

This book bundle includes:

Want to win? It’s easy!

1. log in to the form below using email, Facebook or Twitter
2. earn up to four entries by visiting us Facebook, tweeting on Twitter, or learning more about Triptych on our website. (Do all three and unlock a bonus entry!)
3. log out of the form to submit your entry

The winner will be contacted by email next week. (Open to residents of the United States and Canada.)

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PortraitI have my fingers crossed for each and every one of you! And remember, even if you don’t win, you can purchase each of these title in print or in our ebook store.

Best of luck,Steph


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PQ Weekly Roundup: 12 Jan 2018

pqroundup2Every Friday, the PQ Weekly Roundup collects the most shared links in our social media network—bookish articles, reviews, quizzes, recommendations and more—in convenient digest form.

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Hope these links whet your appetite for bookish news this week. Be sure to stop by again next week for a fresh helping.

Have a great weekend,sig


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2017: Year in Review

It’s been another whirlwind year at the Quill—just how we like it! There have been so many opportunities to get out and interact with our fellow book lovers at home and abroad. Take a step back in time with us as we remember some of the highlights of this past year.

Seth holds a copy of Palookaville.

February 19, 2017: Opening reception for an exhibition entitled “Heading to Palooka-Ville: Seth and the Art of the Graphic Novel” at the Peel Art Gallery Museum + Archives in Brampton. Seth holds Tom Smart’s book Palookaville: Seth and the Art of Graphic Autobiography. Photo by Custodio’s Photography Studio Inc., courtesy of PAMA.

April 29, 2017: An impressive array of exhibitors—from printers to book binders to paper makers—flocked to the annual Grimsby Wayzgoose.

June 1, 2017: This year’s BookExpo took place at the Javits Center in New York. A fantastic show, as well as this porcupette’s first visit to the Big Apple.

June 10, 2017: It was unbelievably hot in the Windy City, but I still enjoyed the trip to Chicago for the Printers Row Lit Fest.

July 16, 2017: I had a fantastic time at the Detroit Book Fest. So many book lovers crowded Eastern Market to soak in the literary atmosphere.

Fisher Library

September 9, 2017: Who doesn’t love the view at the Fisher Small and Fine Press Fair?

Leon Rooke, Tim Inkster, Doug Gibson

September 24, 2017: Leon Rooke, Tim Inkster and Doug Gibson look pretty happy at Word on the Street Toronto—despite the fact that it was the hottest day of the year! Photo by Don McLeod.

Paul Dutton, Allan Briesmaster, Hugh Thomas

November 18, 2017: Paul Dutton of Underwhich Editions talks to Allan Briesmaster of Quattro Books and writer Hugh Thomas at the Meet the Presses Indie Literary Market. Photo by Don McLeod.

Bound Book Arts Fair

December 2, 2017: A bird’s eye view of the Bound Book Arts Fair. Also proof that the Great Hall at the Arts and Letters Club is sorta like Canadian Hogwarts. Photo by Don McLeod.

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Thank you all so much for making 2017 such a fun year! We hope to see you all very soon, perhaps at some of our various literary events cropping up in 2018.

Cheers,Steph


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The Porcupine's Quill would like to acknowledge the support of the Ontario Arts Council and the Canada Council for the Arts for our publishing program. The financial support of the Government of Canada through the Canada Book Fund (CBF) is also gratefully acknowledged.