published by koyama press / 52 pages / black & white
out may 201 7 / available for pre-order
Towers of steel and glass are decimating Toronto’s neighbourhoods; replacing communities with condos. Can the city’s primary purveyors of socially motivated revenge and personal guidance, Komio and The Willendorf Braid, save the city from condo hell, or are they too late to save this Hogtown from the twisted CEO?
"Kostiuk Williams' sinuous, bendy lines and libidinal energy fuse his sci-fi super-diva narrative with the textures of everyday queer life gleaned from years spent observing his adopted home. Throughout, there is a wistful sense of how great the city could be were it to value its underground, subcultural bustle rather than reaching up to the sky."
- Jon Davies for C Magazine
"Condo Hearbreak Disco is a Cassandra-like warning of the evils of gentrification and cultural appropriation, rendered in Eric Kostiuk Williams' swirly, whirly, marvelously morphing graphic matrix. Wise and whimsical, political and personal, freaked out and fabulous, it's a visionary work by a gifted young cartoonist."
- Rob Kirby (editor of QU33R, writer for The Comics Journal)
"Evil and urbanity parry in this oh-so-very accurate portrait of Toronto the Good - or is it Toronto the Bad? A pair of superheroes (or perhaps demons) is queered into a deliciously devilish duo, kind of like Ab Fab on steroids. Denizens of Queen West, and specifically Parkdale, they skewer the shadow that lurks behind the explosion of condo high-rises, or "artists' studios" as one developer so coyly names them. But will our heroines stand up for community and neighbourhood values or will they give in to the side of darkness? A kind of roman a clef for the hipster know-it-all. In other words, a must-read!"
- AA Bronson (Queer Spirits, Mirror Mirror)