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Bent, a new art book by Dave Cooper The Drawnfather, John Martz, and I took a rare trip this week to an open house at Dave Cooper’s studio in Ottawa. Cooper is launching a new book this month - Bent (Amazon link) - with Fantagraphics. It’s more beautiful red and black ink drawings and hazy, lush, desaturated oil paintings of mostly pillowy girls. Cooper plied us with Scotch as we ogled his pencil sketches and paintings in progress. Check out Dave’s Flickr feed for great process shots of his work.

TORONTO: Dave Cooper is going to be interviewed at The Central (aka “the bar beside the Beguiling”) tomorrow / Sunday 28 November from 3:00-7:30pm . Here is the Facebook event with full deets. You can buy Bent by Dave Cooper on Amazon here.