Founded in 1989 by Chris Oliveros, Drawn & Quarterly is a comic book publishing company that operates in Montreal, Quebec of Canada. Inspired by indie and underground US franchises such as Art Spiegelman's RAW magazine and Crumb's Zap, Drawn & Quarterly publishes primarily comics that fall outside of the more traditional Western superhero standard. Originally they were exclusively a quarterly anthology of comic works, but have since expanded and even translate comics from France, Japan, and other nations.
Despite being a Canadian company, 75% of their sales comes from the United States and they feature in traditional book stores and online business rather than the typical local comic store. This particular publisher has enjoyed a fair amount of critical praise, and their books have been featured in everything from 'Time' to 'The Globe'.
Their artists and selections come from all over the globe and include such artists as: