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About Black Eye

Updated: Apr 11, 2021

From 1993–1998, under the banner of Black Eye Books, I had the honour and pleasure of publishing such notable cartoonists as Jay Stephens (The Land of Nod, Atomic City Tales), Nick Craine (Dance Me Outside), Jason Lutes (Jar of Fools, Berlin), Tom Hart (The Sands), Jeremy Eaton (World of Trouble), Matt Madden (Black Candy), James Kochalka (Quit Your Job), Ed Brubaker (Lowlife), Brian Biggs (Dear Julia), and New Zealand's Dylan Horrocks (Pickle, Hicksville).

In 2019, I relaunched Black Eye with the publication of the ‘lost’ issue of Dylan Horrocks’ Pickle, followed shortly by the Jay Stephens collection, Dejects. I believe the current intersection of crowdfunding, social media, and quality short run printing is the exciting future of micro-publishing.

Who am I? Besides being the publisher of Black Eye Books, I’m also an acclaimed and award-winning book designer. I've worked with a variety of presses, including: Penguin, University of Minnesota Press, Stanford University Press, Johns Hopkins University Press, McGill Queens University Press, Harper Collins, University of Toronto Press, WW Norton, Biblioasis, and Wolsak and Wynn.

I live in Toronto with my son and my pug.

If you have a project you’d like to propose, please send a note to:

Michel Vrana


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