Conundrum Press was founded by Andy Brown in 1996 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Being an anglophone press in a francophone city meant maintaining an outsider perspective and strong DIY aesthetic. For the first decade, they focused on chapbooks, short stories, novels, comics and zine collections. However, in the next decade, the press moved to Nova Scotia and focused its mandate on exclusively literary graphic novels. Conundrum has published many award-winning artists, such as Shary Boyle, Jillian Tamaki, Joe Ollmann, Michel Rabagliati, David Collier, Meags Fitzgerald, Dakota McFadzean, Nina Bunjevac, and many more. As The Comics Journal confirms: “Andy Brown’s Conundrum Press has quietly become a major force in altcomics publishing.