$27.95 – Hardback / Drawn and Quarterly / Canada
A wry take on short-lived YouTube notoriety
Jimmy is a teenager in a crummy little town. He's got a lousy
best friend, Simon; a porn habit; and an uncle whose miserable
existence is the embodiment of life stalled in its tracks. He's
also got a tender soul, a pure-hearted crush, and the makings of a
budding artist. A horrible YouTube video of Jimmy dancing in his
living room becomes viral, courtesy of Simon, and makes every sweet
and hopeful thing about Jimmy seem utterly pathetic. Everyone from
fellow classmates to the clerk at the corner store has seen the
video, and Jimmy finds himself a celebrity in his town, just for
the wrong reason. Unfortunately, the YouTube antics do not stop
As in his debut graphic novella, Nicolas, Pascal Girard showcases a spare, deceptively simple style that is wonderfully expressive with pitch-perfect dialogue. Girard utilizes a drawn line full of tentative, exploratory, and intuitive emotion, a line as sure of the treasure it carries as is the book's quiet hero.
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