Category: Artistic Society

Big News From The 4th Wall!

15th April

Free Comic Book Day is coming up fast, the day that is reserved for the celebration of all things Comics, fun, excitement and of course FREE STUFF!

This year’s Free Comic Book Day at The 4th Wall will be even more special because I’d like to announce that it is going to be our last at 940 St Jean Blvd.

Yes, that’s right, The 4th Wall is moving.

As of May 15th, 2013, we will be all set to go in our brand new, custom designed space at 8364 Labarre (H4P 2E7) in Montreal, just South of the 40, East of Decarie and right next to De La Savane Metro.

It has been an extraordinary thing to have spent the last few years in Pointe-Claire, getting to know the community and the great comic book fans in the area. Giving West … Read More »

The face behind the comic – Natalie Nourigat

22nd June

Hi guys!

For this weeks face behind the comic I interviewed the lovely Natalie Nourigat, Artist and writer behind Between Gears, and artist for Oni press and Lerner publishing group. You can visit her webpage  and check out a list of her works. Here’s what she had to say.

1.      What made you want to work with comics?

I’ve always loved to draw, and in middle school I started writing as well.
Comics allow you to do both at once; it’s fantastic!

2.     Between Gears is an autobiographical comic about your last year at
the university of Oregon, what made you decide to do something so personal ?

Mainly I wanted to document my life for my own benefit–I wanted to have a
record I could go back and refer to much later on and remember what it was
like to be 21/22.  I was reading … Read More »

The 4th Wall Unified

29th March

A while ago, we launched an idea called The 4th Wall East.

You may have visited this store from time to time during it’s existence, or come by to check out our friends and roommates at Gamer’s Vault.

Well, here’s the skinny. The 4th Wall East has been folded back into the The 4th Wall proper. We are one store again, bigger, stronger and better than we were before.

The reason for this is simple: It made more sense. We set out to see how two locations of The 4th Wall would operate with each other and in the end we found that we are able to better serve our clients with one, focused, unified operation. Splitting our resources didn’t help us to get comics into our clients hand’s faster or better. So, with that in mind, we brought everything … Read More »

Avengers Vs X-Men: Which Side Are You On?

The biggest fight of the year is almost here, and The 4th Wall wants to recognize it in style with the biggest party of the year!

The 4th Wall is planning an Avengers vs. X-Men Launch Party on Tuesday, April 3 from 8:00 pm-10:00pm to make sure you can get your hands on Issue #1 as soon as possible! Plus, some special goodies:

• Avengers vs. X-Men #1 Avengers Store Allegiance Party Variants!
• Free Store Allegiance Avengers vs. X-Men Party Lithographs !
• Free Store Allegiance Buttons, Coasters and Mini-Posters!

Plus oh, so much more!

To participate, retailers must choose whether their store will be an X-Men or an Avenger store by February 5, 2012. So, we turn to you: Avengers or X-Men? Which side are you on?

Vote for your choice via the “Have Your Say” poll at the top of the page and … Read More »

Comics 101 Day @ The 4th Wall East

Have you always liked comics, but never really knew enough about them?

Did you love Captain America or another one of this summer’s blockbuster movies, but don’t know where to begin reading with the books?

Are you looking for a special or different holiday gift for someone you love that’s entertaining, but not the usual media like DVD’s or Video Games?

The 4th Wall has you covered.

On Saturday December 17th, it’s Comics 101 Day at The 4th Wall East!

We will be providing a full day of programming with numerous guests and staff members on hand to answer all your questions about comics like:

How do Comics work and where do I begin? Do I have to read everything?
If I introduce a loved one to comics, how will they know what’s going on?
What’s the difference between a book and a graphic novel?
What about Online … Read More »

The 4th Wall East Grand Opening *UPDATED!*

Sharing a space with Gamer’s Vault and directly across the street from Snowden Metro, The 4th Wall East invites you to our Grand Opening!!

We’ll be having Fun & Games all day including:

10% off All books and issues in the store!
(Except ComicPull purchases)

An Original Art Silent Auction & Raffles!

-For Auction: An original cover by Montreal’s own Eisner-winning Karl Kerschl (Abominable Charles Christopher, Assassin’s Creed)!!
-For Raffle: A framed print of some famed Lar deSouza (Least I Could Do, Looking For Group) pinups!

Proceeds from the auction and raffle to be donated to The Montreal Children’s Hospital.

An exclusive, Limited Edition print by Lar DeSouza available!

-Costing less than a Happy Meal, these prints will be limited to 20 copies!

Writer/Owner Ryan Sohmer (Least I Could Do, Looking For Group, Gutters) will be in attendance for signing and shenanigans!

-Including an EXCLUSIVE Darrick Robertson (Transmetropolitain, The … Read More »

Welcome… It’s Here!

After months of planning, weeks of assembling and days of panicked tweaking, the doors of The 4th Wall East have finally opened!

It’s almost 2 years to the day that we opened The 4th Wall in the West Island area of Montreal and with this second store we are right across the street from a Metro station which gives all of our friends downtown a chance to pop by and see how it is we do things.

But that’s not the only unique feature of The 4th Wall East.

Sure, we’ve still got the services of ComicPull, we’ve still got the focus on the comics reader both new and old, but at the 4th East we are exposing ourselves and the medium we love to a whole new audience: the Gamers.

That’s right, The 4th … Read More »

The Family Gets Bigger…

As you may or may not have heard, the news broke late last night: We are opening a second location of The 4th Wall!

Two years ago next month, we set out to do something different in the world of comics retailing. We wanted to create a store and atmosphere that was completely unique, and bring a different approach to the medium we love so much. We wanted to share these characters, worlds and books with you, and many of you have come to love them just as much as we do.

Two years, one comic strip, an online pull service, a smart car, several sales, Art groups, art shows, conventions, parties and wonderful new friends later, I humbly think that we’ve begun to scratch the surface of the tip of the iceberg.

This second store is a big deal, … Read More »

The Artistic Society of The 4th Wall – Inaugural Meeting

The first meeting of The Artistic Society of The 4th Wall was held on May 26th, 2011.

We gathered at The 4th Wall after 6pm, and once introductions were made, a general discussion about what we each were looking for from this type of group took place.

Several members look forward to feedback on their various creative projects, other were looking to learn more about comics as a whole, and still other were simply excited to have a creative meeting place and monthly “deadline” to get their ideas out onto paper.

It is a diverse group, with artists, writers, webcomic creators and a few new fans of comics just looking to learn more about the medium.

The meeting lasted until after 8pm, and a couple things were decided:

First, the meetings should start at 7pm to allow for travel and traffic. … Read More »

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