Drawn & Quarterly has announced their Spring 2020 titles, with a few that weren’t included in their last announcement in July.
The City of Belgium, by Brecht Evens, follows the adventures of three twentysomethings who don’t know each other until they all arrive at the same restaurant, all at loose ends. Evens, who is Belgian, is the creator of the highly acclaimed graphic novels The Wrong Place, The Making Of, and Panther.The City of Belgium is scheduled for May 2020 and will be a 332-page, full-color hardcover with an MSRP of $39.95.
Little Lulu: The Fuzzythingus Poopi, by John Stanley, brings back the classic Little Lulu comics, first published by Dell in the 1940s and 1950s. This is the second of D+Q’s collected editions of Stanley’s Little Lulu comics. The 272-page, full-color hardcover is scheduled for August 2020 and will have an MSRP of $29.95.
Nori, by Rumi Hara, is set in the suburbs of Osaka, Japan, in the 1980s and stars a three-year-old girl with a vivid imagination who spends her days with her grandmother, whose traditional stories bring an air of magic to their adventures. Nori chases a rabbit while dressed as the moon, encounters strange creatures in a roadside ditch, and invites bats into her house. Hara won the MoCCA Arts Festival Award of Excellence in 2018. The full-color, 228-page paperback will be released in May 2020 with an MSRP of $24.95.
Moms, by Yeong-Shin Ma, is a black comedy about three women in their 50s who are tired of their jobs, homes, and husbands and are ready to take a walk on the wild side. Ma tosses the stereotype of middle-aged moms out the window and instead shows his heroines having affairs, hitting the clubs, and getting into fights. Moms is scheduled for June 2020 and will be a 376-page paperback with an MSRP of $24.95.