Wednesday, May 06, 2009  
Canadian Bestsellers: May 6 (TCAF Edition)

:: Posted by BK @ 5/06/2009 01:35:00 AM
bookmanager logo

compiled/edited by B. Munn

Just in time for the Toronto Comic Arts Festival and the debut of the first print issue of Sequential, it's the weekly edition of the Sequential Bestseller List!

The Top 30 Graphic Novels in Canada, courtesy of BookManager. The full list by BookManager is available, with some work, here. The list is compiled by BookManager based on sales through over 400 independent bookstores, including several comic book stores and the D+Q store. Sales through most comic shops and larger retailers like Chapters-Indigo are not reflected in this list. For balance, you might want to try the Amazon.ca and Chapters-Indigo lists. This list has two parts, the top 30 overall and (at the bottom) the top 30 by Canadian creators. See here for last week's list. Last week's rankings are in parentheses.

Top 30 Comics and Graphic Novels in Canada

1. (1) Watchmen, Moore/Gibbons (DC)
2. (3) Naruto 42, Masashi Kishimoto (VIZ)
3. (3) B is for Beer, Tom Robbins (Harper Collins)
4. (5) Naruto 43, Masashi Kishimoto (VIZ)
5. (4) Naruto 44, Masashi Kishimoto (VIZ)
6. (7) Vampire Knight 6, Matsuri Hino (VIZ)
7. (6) Fruits Basket 22, Takaya Natsuki (Tokyopop)
8. (10) Naruto 39, Masashi Kishimoto (VIZ)
9. (9) Naruto 41, Masashi Kishimoto (VIZ)
10. (8) Garfield Just Desserts, Jim Davis (Random)
-----
11. (14) Naruto 40, Masashi Kishimoto (VIZ)
12. (11) Naruto 38, Masashi Kishimoto (VIZ)
13. (19) Naruto 37, Masashi Kishimoto (VIZ
14. (12) Chibi Vampire 13, Yuna Kagesaki (Tokyopop)
15. (13) Manga Metamorphosis, Kozumi Shinozawa (Tyndale)
16. (16) Naruto 36, Masashi Kishimoto (VIZ)
17. (22) Naruto 1, Masashi Kishimoto (VIZ)
18. (15) Negima! 21, Ken Akamatsu (Random House)
19. (-) Maximum Ride, Vol. 1, James Patterson (Yen)
20. (17) Naruto 35, Masashi Kishimoto (VIZ)
-----
21. (-) Hobbit, Tolkien et al (Harper Collins)
22. (-) What It Is, Lynda Barry (D+Q)
23. (24) V for Vendetta, Moore/Lloyd (DC)
24. (21) Skim, Mariko Tamaki/Jillian Tamaki (Groundwood)
25. (-) Wolverine 1: Prodigal Son, Tortosa/Johnston (Random House)
26. (-) Vampire Knight 5, Matsuri Hino (VIZ)
27. (-) The Wallflower 19, Tomoko Hayakawa (Random House)
28. (25) Louis Riel, Chester Brown (D+Q)
29. (20) Naruto 2, Masashi Kishimoto (VIZ)
30. (-) Otomen, Volume 2, Aya Kanno (VIZ)


Standard explanation:
The pattern that emerges from looking at these lists over a period of weeks is that certain books, especially manga series, continuously jostle with each other, sliding up and down the longer list on the strength of a new volume or a spate of purchases for the kiddies. This week: That new Wolverine manga has a strong-ish debut. Is it the only movie tie-in?

Canadian Content: You have to wade through an awful lot of translated Japanes manga, U.S. superhero fantasies, and collected editions of Sherman's Lagoon to come up with a list of 30 bestselling books created by Canadians. In total, BookManager lists over 4000 graphic novels, trades, and strip collections, the vast majority of which are not by Canadians.

Sequential's All-Canadian Top 30 from BookManager

1. (1) Skim, Mariko Tamaki/Jillian Tamaki (Groundwood)
2. (2) Louis Riel, Chester Brown (D+Q)
3. (5) Nightschool 1, Svetlana Chmakova (Yen)
4. (3) Big Foot, Graham Roumieu (Plume)
5. (4) The Burma Chronicles, Guy Delisle (D+Q)
6. (6) Scott Pilgrim 5, Bryan Lee O'Malley (Oni)
7. (-) Scott Pilgrim 1, Bryan Lee O'Malley (Oni)
8. (8) Home Sweat Home, Lynn Johnston (Andrews McMeel)
9. (7) Scott Pilgrim 4, Bryan Lee O'Malley (Oni)
10. (16) Plain Janes, Castelucci/Rugg (Minx/DC)
-----
11. (11) Scott Pilgrim 3, Bryan Lee O'Malley (Oni)
12. (9) Pyongyang, Guy Delisle (D+Q)
13. (13) Doug Wright: Canada's Master Cartoonist, Doug Wright (D+Q)
14. (19) Scott Pilgrim 2, Bryan Lee O'Malley (Oni)
15. (15) Ojingogo, Matt Forsythe (D+Q)19503
16. (10) Baloney, Pascal Blanchet (D+Q)
17. (12) Middle Aged Spread, Lynn Johnston (Andrews McMeel)
18. (29) Drop-In, Dave Lapp (Conundrum)
19. (14) Senior's Discount, Lynn Johnston (Andrews McMeel)
20. (17) It's a Good Life..., Seth (D+Q)
-----
21. (18) Adventures of Rabbit and Bear Paws: The Voyageurs, Chad Solomon (Little Spirit Bear)
22. (20) Essex County 1, Jeff Lemire (Top Shelf)
23. (21) I Never Liked You, Chester Brown (D+Q)
24. (22) Adventures of Rabbit and Bear Paws: The Voyageurs, Chad Solomon (Little Spirit Bear)
25. (23) Shenzhen, Guy Delisle (D+Q)
26. (24) Essex County 2, Jeff Lemire (Top Shelf)
27. (26) Paul Goes Fishing, Rabagliati (D+Q)
28. (27) Spirit 1, Darwyn Cooke (DC)
29. (28) Essex County 3, Jeff Lemire (Top Shelf)
30. (30) the great hopeful someday, Elizabeth Belliveau (Conundrum)

-----
Please feel free to comment or email about these lists.

Labels: , , , , , , ,

   
         - Stumble It!  - Leave a comment!| 0comments  -  - we honor OpenID - 

0 Comments:

Post a Comment

Hi, welcome to the blog! If you want to let us know about an event or share PR, write us at Sequential@Spiltink.Org.

For discussion of posts, corrections or relevant links to the story feel free to fire away and post here! We love hearing from you guys. cheers! :)

Links to this post:

Create a Link

<< Home







Archive by Region
Alberta - British Columbia - Calgary - Gatineau - Halifax - Moncton - Montreal - New Brunswick - Newfoundland - Nova Scotia - Ontario - PEI - Quebec - Saskatchewan - Saskatoon - Toronto - Vancouver - Victoria - Winnipeg -

Archive by Month
August 2002 - September 2002 - October 2002 - November 2002 - December 2002 - January 2003 - February 2003 - March 2003 - April 2003 - May 2003 - June 2003 - July 2003 - August 2003 - September 2003 - October 2003 - November 2003 - December 2003 - January 2004 - February 2004 - March 2004 - April 2004 - May 2004 - June 2004 - July 2004 - August 2004 - September 2004 - October 2004 - November 2004 - December 2004 - January 2005 - February 2005 - March 2005 - April 2005 - May 2005 - June 2005 - July 2005 - August 2005 - September 2005 - October 2005 - November 2005 - December 2005 - January 2006 - February 2006 - March 2006 - April 2006 - May 2006 - June 2006 - July 2006 - August 2006 - September 2006 - October 2006 - November 2006 - December 2006 - January 2007 - February 2007 - March 2007 - April 2007 - May 2007 - June 2007 - July 2007 - August 2007 - September 2007 - October 2007 - November 2007 - December 2007 - January 2008 - February 2008 - March 2008 - April 2008 - May 2008 - June 2008 - July 2008 - August 2008 - September 2008 - October 2008 - November 2008 - December 2008 - January 2009 - February 2009 - March 2009 - April 2009 - May 2009 - June 2009 - July 2009 - August 2009 - September 2009 - October 2009 - November 2009 - December 2009 - January 2010 - February 2010 - March 2010 -