The only thing better than an event at our bookstore here in Montreal with one lovely, talented author is an event with TWO lovely, talented authors. And in a few short weeks, before their books are *officially* available in stores, we are delighted to be doing just that - celebrating Pascal Girard's Petty Theft and Julie Delporte's Everywhere Antennas with a good old fashioned book launch. So mark your datebooks for Thursday May 15th at Librairie D+Q: we couldn't be more excited to welcome these two gifted cartoonists back to the bookstore. Pascal and Julie will be giving presentations, signing books, and meeting fans.
AND! Both books were just reviewed by the AV Club. Check it:
"Everywhere Antennas is… [a combination of the narrator's] penciled thoughts (done in beautiful, colored cursive writing) and her drawings and sketches… The story gains depth by tapping into larger social concepts like the refusal of modernity and an attraction to idealistic wishes for having a more simple life, if only for a brief period of time. Everywhere Antennas is fairly simple, but the way it leaves itself open to interpretation gives it its power."
"[In] Petty Theft, Pascal Girard offers up a dry, humorous, and neurotic look at his own dating life… The drawings are done in black and white… and their sketchy, stylized look fits well with the story. Much of the humor comes out in Pascal’s actions, which range from slapstick to irony, and while he and the woman of his dreams may not be made for each other, they make a good graphic novel team."
Now really, how good do these books look together?
All this (and some Good Times) can be yours, when...
Thursday May 15th at 7 pm
Librairie Drawn & Quarterly
211 Bernard O.