By Cole Pauls. Published by Conundrum Press.
Softcover, 140 pages, B&W, 2021.
A punk-rock celebration of pizza in all its gooey glory
Dive deep into the world of cheese-loving, crust-craving, sauce-savouring punks with Dakwäkãda Warriors author Cole Pauls. Originally published in Lucky’s Comics newspaper, “DUNK”, Pizza Punks pushes the limits of pizza devotion by exploring just how far an extremely dedicated punk might go to attain the cheesiest of pies. Backpack pizza? Sure. Couch pizza? Absolutely. Even Mosh pizza isn’t off-limits. Pineapple pizza, though? That’s a little more controversial.
This graphic novel collects Pizza Punks 1 – 4 plus a hot n fresh 5th issue, drawn just for this collection! Plus pin-ups by Kirsten Hatfield, Joel Rich, Brian Fukushima, Owen Plummer, Kathleen Gros, Simon Roy, Walter Scott, Nathan Jones, Becca Tobin & Katie So.
About Cole Pauls
Cole Pauls is a Tahltan comic artist, illustrator and printmaker hailing from Haines Junction (Yukon Territory) with a BFA in Illustration from Emily Carr University. Residing in Vancouver, Pauls focuses on his two comic series, the first being Pizza Punks: a self contained comic strip about punks eating pizza, the other being Dakwäkãda Warriors. In 2017, Pauls won Broken Pencil Magazine’s Best Comic and Best Zine of the Year Award for Dakwäkãda Warriors II. In 2020, Dakwäkãda Warriors won Best Work in an Indigenous Language from the Indigenous Voices Awards and was nominated for the Doug Wright Award categories, The Egghead & The Nipper.