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Oct 24, 2020 - 22:57 PM By Seth

THE COMPANION GRAPHIC NOVEL TO WIMBLEDON GREEN Whenever you re in Dominion, on Milverton Street you will stumble across an arresting array of handsome old buildings The one with the pink stone fa ade and the familiar Canadian cartoon characters over the doorway is the Dominion branch of the Great Northern Brotherhood of Canadian Cartoonists, erected in 1935 and the laTHE COMPANION GRAPHIC NOVEL TO WIMBLEDON GREEN Whenever you re in Dominion, on Milverton Street you will stumble across an arresting array of handsome old buildings The one with the pink stone fa ade and the familiar Canadian cartoon characters over the doorway is the Dominion branch of the Great Northern Brotherhood of Canadian Cartoonists, erected in 1935 and the last standing building of the once prestigious members only organization For years, this building, filled with art deco lamps, simple handcrafted wood furniture, and halls and halls of black and white portraits of Canada s best cartoonists, was where the professionals of the Great White North s active comics community met so active that there were outposts in Montreal and Winnipeg, with headquarters in Toronto Everyone from all branches of the industry newspaper strips, gag cartoons, nickel backs, comic books, political art, accordion books, graphic novels gathered in their dark green blazers to drink cocktails, eat, dance, and discuss all things cartooning.Seth opens up his sketchbook to an unseen world of Canadian comics, sometimes fictional and sometimes not, sometimes humorous and sometimes bittersweet, but always fascinating in its creative exploration of Canadian comics history Whereas Wimbledon Green celebrated the comics collectors, The Great Northern Brotherhood of Canadian Cartoonists celebrates the cartoonists the comic collectors love.
  • Title: The Great Northern Brotherhood of Canadian Cartoonists
  • Author: Seth
  • ISBN: 9781770460539
  • Page: 274
  • Format: Hardcover

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Mark Oct 24, 2020 - 22:57 PM
The "target audience" for this book--a rambling history of Canadian cartoonists, most of them fictional (!), narrated via a tour of the dilapidated old gentleman's clubhouse for a society of cartoonists--can't be more than a few hundred people. Seth himself admits that the book was created as "an indulgence": a sketchbook exercise for his own amusement. However, it's a shame that GNBCC's appeal will be limited to readers interested in a certain kind of highbrow comics, because it's a wonderful b [...]
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Sara Oct 24, 2020 - 22:57 PM
Interesting, although it might have been more so if I'd recognized a single one of the cartoons Seth was writing about. And I can't hep but feel that the way Seth described other cartoonists' work was imminently lacking -- he goes on for pages about how so-and-so could draw weather so well you'd feel the heat of the sun or the chill of the frost or how so-and-so could draw faces better than any other cartoonist (etc.) but then the picture accompanying the narrative is just one of Seth's simple v [...]
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Dominick Oct 24, 2020 - 22:57 PM
What an odd book. It's sort of an alternate history, positing that there's a Canadian cartoonist's society (hence the title) that's existed for decades and has clubs and archives. There is no such organization or archive, and most of the cartoonists Seth describes as belonging to it are also fictitious, but a handful are in fact real (though he omits a great number of real ones readers might have heard of, such as Lynn Johnson), so this book very strangely blurs fact and fancy. There's no story [...]
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Sara Habein Oct 24, 2020 - 22:57 PM
The Great Northern Brotherhood of Canadian Cartoonists is a love letter. Canadian artist and writer Seth creates a simple world where comics are revered and treasured, and it is as lovely as a traditional sonnet. He creates a fictional world so believable that I had to do a bit of Google research to see if I'd just been ignorant of Canadian comics history. The bits of reality mixed with Seth's creations feel authentic, and that's all we can really ask of a good book.(My full review can be found [...]
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Sylvain Oct 24, 2020 - 22:57 PM
Self-conscious nostalgia for something that never was, soaked in self-conscious Canadiana.
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Vittorio Rainone Oct 24, 2020 - 22:57 PM
E' uno strano libro, (ben) più strano di quel Wimbledon Green al cui contesto fa riferimento.Seth descrive una associazione di fumettisti canadesi, fondendo invenzione a nomi realmente esistiti.E tutto il volume è una visita guidata a una sede (e a un gigantesco archivio) di questa associazione.Con il risultato straniante di indurre il lettore che non si sia informato in precedenza (come me, purtroppo) ad aspettarsi nelle prime pagine un lungo preambolo, salvo poi continuare con la lettura e s [...]
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Heather Oct 24, 2020 - 22:57 PM
Readers are taken on a building tour of the Great Northern Brotherhood of Canadian Cartoonists. As we are lead on the tour, a fictitious history of Canadian cartooning is detailed by a narrator who is largely unseen. Despite the book being given top-notch production values including an embossed cover and rounded page edges—the story originated from Seth's sketchbook. As he explains in the 8-point-font preface, he did redraw the worst parts, but this book is not exactly action-packed.According [...]
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Sam Quixote Oct 24, 2020 - 22:57 PM
This is the book Seth was working on before inspiration struck and he abandoned the book unfinished to set off and create "Wimbledon Green" in its entirety. This book could be seen as a prequel to "Wimbledon" which celebrated comics collectors while "The Great Northern Brotherhood" celebrates the comics creators. The narrator talks about the golden age of cartoonists when there was a great society of them and he recounts their varying, eccentric personalities and the strange comics they created. [...]
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marvellings Oct 24, 2020 - 22:57 PM
What a delightfully weird little book. The Great Northern Brotherhood of Canadian Cartoonists is a fictional history of Canadian cartooning from the sketchbooks of Seth. It feels very much like a fanciful sketchbook exercise (which it was) than a fully fleshed-out story, but I enjoyed it nonetheless. There were lots of little bits I loved. I loved Seth's art, the three by three panel grid, the endpapers, and the "Brushes ho!" motto on the GNBCC crest. I'm also disappointed some of these stories [...]
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David Stewart Oct 24, 2020 - 22:57 PM
Reading The Great Northern Brotherhood of Canadian Cartoonists is like walking through an old, dusty downtown area of some small midwestern town. You can picture what it must have looked like in its heyday when the cobbled roads were still fresh and every store still held a sign for some antique shop or corner cafe instead of the "for rent" and "closed" signs that are more common. It's a graphic novel about the history of cartoonists in Canada, a relatively obscure topic unless you happen to be [...]
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Gary Butler Butler Oct 24, 2020 - 22:57 PM
If Seth's "sketchbook" story The Great Northern Brotherhood of Canadian Cartoonists seems too polished and perfect to be derived from such a messy source as an artist's sketch-and-scrawl 'ideas' book, it's because it is. As the noted cartoonist admits in his typically dry-yet-jaunty introduction, the work started in the sketchbook but a good 2/3 of it was redone for the collected edition. Still, he remained faithful to his original instincts and visions -- and what instincts and visions they are [...]
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Derek Royal Oct 24, 2020 - 22:57 PM
Outstanding! I'm not sure what else to say about this title. I love Seth's work, so I was predisposed to like this book anyhow, I think. This one is much like his previous "sketchbook," Wimbledon Green, which I really liked. But whereas WG seemed more of a side project--and Seth, by his own admission, states as much--The Great Northern Brotherhood of Canadian Cartoonists is a full-blown narrative project. One of the things I love about Seth's work is when his comics are ABOUT comics and the hist [...]
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Carolyn Oct 24, 2020 - 22:57 PM
This is a fun little tour of the GNBCC in Dominion on Milverton Street with Seth as our personal tour guide (and definitely my favourite book by Seth thus far). Once again we are treated to Seth's nostalgia for the past. And again this story is a mixture of real and imagined history, peppered with real and imaginary cartoonists in real and imagined places. However, I found with this "sketchbook" I fell into the tour that Seth was taking me on, listening to his stories as he took me through each [...]
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Thomas Vree Oct 24, 2020 - 22:57 PM
An odd little book, like all his others. It ostensibly tells a history of Canadian cartooning, through the ploy of a tour through one of the declining lodges of the Great Northern Brotherhood of Canadian Cartoonists. I thought the only fictional aspect was this imaginary lodge in a make-believe town. He discusses with quite a bit of accuracy the old Doug Wrights Family, which I recall very well from growing up. (I wonder whether there has ever been a more meticulous visual chronicling of life in [...]
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Garconniere Oct 24, 2020 - 22:57 PM
I really wanted to like this. After coming across "It's a good life if you don't weaken" I wanted to consume everything he's ever made I wanted to read Wimbledon Green first, but it was checked out of the library.The element of the book that irked me the most wasn't so much the self-referential dynamics, but rather Seth's attemps at denouncing (or just addressing?) so much of the sexism and racism in the comics world, even in this fictional one. It just irked me when describing Kao-Kuk the "Eski [...]
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Damon Oct 24, 2020 - 22:57 PM
I liked this, but it was actually a bit disappointing. I'll admit that may be mostly due to my expectations, but after reading the promotional material, I was kind of expecting a sequel or companion piece to "Wimbledon Green" in content moreso than just in execution.Where Wimbledon Green is full of adventure, and walks a great line between fussy and funny, this is just Well, it's literally like taking a sort of boring tour of a sort of interesting place. There's really no "story" here, and since [...]
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Brian Grover Oct 24, 2020 - 22:57 PM
Shame on me for not understanding what this book was about before buying it. Based on a blurb I saw a few years ago, and the cover art, I thought this was a funny graphic novel about a bunch of Canadian cartoonists who were also super-heroes or spies or something. Well, that's definitely wrong.The author/artist here, known only as Seth, basically just made up a bunch of fictional Canadian cartoonists and their signature characters/strips, and he "immortalizes" them all here as his narrator strol [...]
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Jeff Oct 24, 2020 - 22:57 PM
I think this is my favorite book by Seth thus far. It's an obvious companion piece to Wimbledon Green, but the context of this story works better for me, as Seth interweaves fictional and real retrospectives of Canadian cartooning history into a surprisingly cohesive narrative. The hallmarks of Seth's familiar style are all here: nostalgia for past decades, an obsession with the minutia of comics history, and an oppressive sense of loneliness and isolation (and an odd sense of joy brought on by [...]
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Mark Victor Young Oct 24, 2020 - 22:57 PM
Didn't really get into this one as much as previous ones. It felt like what it purported to be: a wander through the artist's sketchbook. I'll take it, because I'm a huge fan, but it wasn't much of a story and not a great into for a new reader of his work. Not bad, loved some of the made up comics and the pedestal on which comics are placed in general. Imagine ifHe can do and has done better, however.
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P. Oct 24, 2020 - 22:57 PM
Whenever I read Seth's work I always have to remind myself to look at the pictures - the words sometimes take over, making the books like documentaries featuring long shots of static photographs with narration overtop. With another author/illustrator this might be seen as a flaw, but it works for me. He's created this elegaic little black and white world of cartoonists and cartoon collectors and I love to go there.
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Jim N Oct 24, 2020 - 22:57 PM
A charming prequel of sorts to Seth's wonderful Wimbledon Green, this book is drawn in a similar style but does more meandering. It's a beautiful little hardcover (you can't make digital books like this) and the author's nostalgia for a lost past comes through, as always. It contains moments I truly loved but overall, the parts don't quite add up to a satisfying whole. Nevertheless, I'd recommend it for anyone who enjoys Seth's work
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Sonic Oct 24, 2020 - 22:57 PM
Seth takes boring to a whole new level!Another equally boring level that is.While I didn't do any fact checking it seems he has created imaginary nostalgia.Quite strange, I almost like the idea of that, but this was boring!Strong drawing made it very "readable" (thus I DID read it) but the "pay-off" was minimal.
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David Schaafsma Oct 24, 2020 - 22:57 PM
Sort of tongue in cheek and yet reverent tribute to comics and comic history and Canadians. Sketchbook stuff, he says, but it is clear he is so much better in his sketchbook than 95% of comic writers urbane, sophisticated humort a fascinating story, really more whimsical than anything, but it kept me interested in its fictional nostalgia
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Sean Kennedy Oct 24, 2020 - 22:57 PM
Another bittersweet, nostalgic look at a (mostly) fictional world that is in its death throes - a club for Canadian comic book authors. Seth's drawings are charmingly maudlin, and this companion novel to Wimbledon Green only cements for me why Seth is my favourite graphic novelist.
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Ian Hrabe Oct 24, 2020 - 22:57 PM
A delightful little exercise loaded with Canadian cartoonist history and (presumably) a lot of fake Canadian cartoonist history. Knowing almost absolutely nothing of Canadian cartooning pre-1990, I have no clue. But it was engrossing, and I wanted to read all the real comics and the fake comics Seth describes on his tour of the GNB double C building.
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catherine Oct 24, 2020 - 22:57 PM
delighted by the panel work - a panned out view in which multiple panels make up a single image - and the layered story worked really well. some of the fake comics were so good, i wish they were real. i'd love to read the 13 (or was it more?) series of a lonely trapper in the canadian wilderness. sounded like jack london in picture form.
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jenn Oct 24, 2020 - 22:57 PM
This was delightful to read. The "story" takes the form of a tour through the headquarters of a fictional cartoonists' society, and it's so satisfying to be fully immersed in that slightly absurd world. Unlike a lot of more narrative graphic novels, I didn't find myself glossing over the art in order to get through the story - Seth's panels are just too engaging for that.
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Gonzalo Oyanedel Oct 24, 2020 - 22:57 PM
A veces verídica, a veces ficticia, esta suerte de precuela a "Wimbledon Green" da un vistazo a la "Hermandad de Historietistas del Gran Norte" y su labor; un recorrido extraño, errático y ameno por una historia que jamás tuvo lugar.
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Sasha Boersma Oct 24, 2020 - 22:57 PM
As a narrative, I struggled with it. But as Seth notes in his forward, this was one of those "sketchbook" stories. It necessarily intended for release. What made the read interesting was Seth's meandering and ideas. Unfortunately, those were the same reasons I had a hard time with it. Still, fun :)
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Adam Lewis Schroeder Oct 24, 2020 - 22:57 PM
Some wonderful moments of imagined old comics series, especially the Inuit astronaut, but without a plot, and character is presented through telling rather than showing. It's enjoyable at times but I won't go back to it nearly as often as I have Seth's "Wimbledon Green."
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The Great Northern Brotherhood of Canadian Cartoonists By Seth THE COMPANION GRAPHIC NOVEL TO WIMBLEDON GREEN Whenever you re in Dominion, on Milverton Street you will stumble across an arresting array of handsome old buildings The one with the pink stone fa ade and the familiar Canadian cartoon characters over the doorway is the Dominion branch of the Great Northern Brotherhood of Canadian Cartoonists, erected in 1935 and the laTHE COMPANION GRAPHIC NOVEL TO WIMBLEDON GREEN Whenever you re in Dominion, on Milverton Street you will stumble across an arresting array of handsome old buildings The one with the pink stone fa ade and the familiar Canadian cartoon characters over the doorway is the Dominion branch of the Great Northern Brotherhood of Canadian Cartoonists, erected in 1935 and the last standing building of the once prestigious members only organization For years, this building, filled with art deco lamps, simple handcrafted wood furniture, and halls and halls of black and white portraits of Canada s best cartoonists, was where the professionals of the Great White North s active comics community met so active that there were outposts in Montreal and Winnipeg, with headquarters in Toronto Everyone from all branches of the industry newspaper strips, gag cartoons, nickel backs, comic books, political art, accordion books, graphic novels gathered in their dark green blazers to drink cocktails, eat, dance, and discuss all things cartooning.Seth opens up his sketchbook to an unseen world of Canadian comics, sometimes fictional and sometimes not, sometimes humorous and sometimes bittersweet, but always fascinating in its creative exploration of Canadian comics history Whereas Wimbledon Green celebrated the comics collectors, The Great Northern Brotherhood of Canadian Cartoonists celebrates the cartoonists the comic collectors love.

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