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Between Gentlemen

by (artist) Rupert Bottenberg

Conundrum Press
Initial publish date
Sep 2023
  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    Sep 2023
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Featuring the four short stories "Between Gentlemen", "Babellion", "Box Populi", and "SKLH", for the first time in one pocketbook format. These short stories, reprinted from various anthologies, play with the medium and language of comics, and explore the unique properties of telling a story in comics form. Bottenberg has been a driving force in the Monteal comics community for decades and this book proves why.

About the author

Contributor Notes

Rupert Bottenberg is an editor, writer, visual artist, event producer, and content curator. In the early 1990s, Bottenberg founded the Montreal Comic Art Jams, a series of multidisciplinary events centred on the creation of improvised, collaborative comics. Bottenberg also organized satellite Comic Jam events in other cities including New York City, Ottawa, and Toronto. After contributing to Vice in its early newspaper stage, Bottenberg served as music editor of the Montreal Mirror, the city's leading English-language newsweekly, from 1998 to 2011. During this time, Bottenberg also curated several group art shows at independent galleries, and taught comics workshops for teenagers in conjunction with the Blue Metropolis literary festival, including a workshop in Kangiqsualujjuaq, Nunavik. Bottenberg then spent a decade as a co-director of the Montreal-based visual art initiative En Masse, an extensive series of improvised collaborative mural productions, and participated in En Masse For the Masses, the initiative's pedagogical offshoot. Bottenberg's 2012 book of graphic literature, Traumstadtdenken (Editions Trip), won Quebec's annual Bedelys Indepandant award. Further books of comics and graphic literature include Traumstadtdenken 2 (Trip) and Fourscore Phantasmagores (CZP). In 2019, Bottenberg returned to cultural media as co-founder of the bilingual music website PANM360. He is also the director of Axis, the animation section of Montreal's Fantasia Film Festival.

Editorial Reviews

"Everything in Between Gentlemen is at the service of Bottenberg's ability to suggest a larger world within the brevity of the comic form. It's a deceptively simple collection of stories, one that seems to change shape after each new read." -- Connor Harrison, Montreal Review of Books

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