Tuesday, November 10, 2009  
Canadian Bestsellers: November 10

:: Posted by BK @ 11/10/2009 02:50:00 AM
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compiled/edited by B. Munn

Intro: The bestselling graphic novels and comics collections 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. See here for our previous list.

Sequential's Over-All Top 30 from BookManager


1. (1) Zombie Survival Guide, Max Brooks (Crown)
2. (-) Negima! 24, Ken Akamatsu (Random House)
3. (2) Naruto 46, Masashi Kishimoto (VIZ)
4. (6) Zombies: A Record of the Year of Infection, Roff et al (Chronicle)
5. (-) Vampire Knight 8, Matsuri Hino (VIZ)
6. (3) Watchmen, Moore/Gibbons (DC)
7. (4) Red: A Haida Manga, Michael Nicoll Yahgulanaas (Douglas & McIntyre)
8. (14) Fullmetal Alchemist 20, Hiromu Arakawa (VIZ)
9. (5) Book of Genesis, Robert Crumb (WW Norton)
10. (-) Black Bird 2, Kanoko Sakurakoji (VIZ)
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11. (28) Black Bird 1, Kanoko Sakurakoji (VIZ)
12. (-) Ray Bradbury's Fahrenheit 451, Tim Hamilton (Farrar, Strauus & Giroux)
13. (-) Tsubasa 24, Clamp (Random House)
14. (-) Rosario + Vampire 10, Akihisa Ikeda (VIZ)
15. (-) Tsubasa 23, Clamp (Random House)
16. (7) Rosario + Vampire 9, Akihisa Ikeda (VIZ)
17. (8) Pokemon 1, Shigekatsu Ihara (VIZ)
18. (-) Garfield 47, Davis et al (Random House)
19. (9) Complete Persepolis, Marjane Satrapi (Knopf)
20. (15) Vampire Knight 7, Matsuri Hino (VIZ)
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21. (-) Ouran High School 13, Bisco Hatori (VIZ)
22. (10) Maus 1, Spiegelman (Knopf)
23. (11) Louis Riel, Chester Brown (D+Q)
24. (20) Shugo Chara! 7, Peach Pit (Random House)
25. (-) Asterix the Gaul, Uderzo/Goscinny (Orion)
26. (-) Fruits Basket 23, Takaya NAtsuki (Tokyopop)
27. (-) Vampire Knight 1, Matsuri Hino (VIZ)
28. (13) Garfield Fat Cat 3-Pack, Davis et al (Random House)
29. (-) Akira 1, Katsuhiro Otomo (Random House)
30. (-) Camilla d'Errico's Burn, Camilla d'Errico/Scott Sanders (Simon Shuster)

Comment: Only one Naruto in the top 30?

Canadian Content: You have to wade through an awful lot of translated Japanese 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. This list does not include books that are only illustrated but not written/created-by Canadians.

This week: some new additions and old faces. I can't help but wonder if the sudden jump for Seth's "It's a Good Life" isn't related to his appearance at the D+Q store last week.

Sequential's All-Canadian Top 30 from BookManager

1. (-) Red: A Haida Manga, Michael Nicoll Yahgulanaas (Douglas & McIntyre)
2. (1) Louis Riel, Chester Brown (D+Q)
3. (2) Skim, Mariko Tamaki/Jillian Tamaki (Groundwood)
4. (5) George Sprott, Seth (D+Q)
5. (4) Big Foot, Graham Roumieu (Plume)
6. (16) It's a Good Life, If You Don't Weaken, Seth (D+Q)
7. (6) The Plain Janes, Castelucci/Rugg (Minx/DC)
8. (12) Rabbit and Bear Paws 2: The Voyageurs, Chad Solomon (Lone Pine)
9. (13) Senior's Discount, Lynn Johnston (Andrews McMeel)
10. (18) Pyongyang, Guy Delisle (D+Q)
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11. (8) The Hipless Boy, Sully (Conundrum)
12. (7) Scott Pilgrim 5, Bryan Lee O'Malley (Oni)
13. (15) In Me Own Words, Graham Roumieu (Plume)
14. (20) The Burma Chronicles, Guy Delisle (D+Q)
15. (9) the great hopeful someday, Elizabeth Belliveau (Conundrum)
16. (24) Drop-In, Dave Lapp (Conundrum)
17. (10) Scott Pilgrim 4, Bryan Lee O'Malley (Oni)
18. (11) Scott Pilgrim 1, Bryan Lee O'Malley (Oni)
19. (14) Scott Pilgrim 3, Bryan Lee O'Malley (Oni)
20. (17) Nightschool 1, Svetlana Chmakova (Yen)
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21. (19) Home Sweat Home, Lynn Johnston (Andrews McMeel)
22. (21) Scott Pilgrim 2, Bryan Lee O'Malley (Oni)
23. (22) Essex County, Jeff Lemire (Top Shelf)
24. (23) Doug Wright: Canada's Master Cartoonist, Doug Wright (D+Q)
25. (25) Rabbit and Bear Paws 1, Chad Solomon, Lone Pine
26. (29) The Nobody, Jeff Lemire (DC/Vertigo)
27. (-) Back + Forth: A Novel in 90 Linocuts, Marta Chudolinska (Porcupine's Quill)
28. (26) Important Artifacts, Leanne Shapton (Farrar, Strauss + Giroux)
29. (-) Middle-Age Spread, Lynn Johnston (Andrews MacMeel)
30. (27) The Big 5-0, Lynn Johnston (Andrews MacMeel)


(previous rank in parentheses)
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