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Paul Goes Fishing

Michel Rabagliati

This fourth installment in Michel Rabagliati's semi-autobiographical series finds Paul settling comfortably into adult life, occasional twinges of anxiety aside. His graphic design business has taken off, his partner Lucie is pregnant, it's mid-July and time to leave behind the city to go fishing. Long lazy days stretch out while Paul's thoughts wander from the colorful characters at the fish-and-game camp to the lurking depths of childhood, a Holden Caulfield-esque adolescence, and the encounters that have shaped his sense of family thus far. But the golden glow soon lifts off his vacation, with the realization that the lake isn't as idyllic as it would seem, and neither is pregnancy.

Elegant composition and spare, condensed drawing crystallize emotion and atmosphere in this wistful and engaging account of everyday hopes and hardships, told with a keen and playful sense of iconic detail. Even the mundane holds beauty and meaning in this compassionate story of expectation, disappointment and wonder.

Praise for Michel Rabagliati:

"His stories are personally revealing but gentle, full of kind people with common problems... Rabagliati employs a light, curvy drawing style and episodic plotting that overtly recalls Herge's Tintin adventures, or Philippe Dupuy and Charles Berberian's Monsieur Jean stories." --The Onion


ISBN: 9781897299289

$19.95 US / $19.95 CDN

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Paul in the Country

Michel Rabagliati

(32 p, B/W, 7.5 x 9.75")

This story, his first ever published, earned Michel Rabagliati a 2001 Harvey Award for Best New Talent, as well as an Eisner nomination for Best Story.

Rabagliati tells his story through Paul, a middle-aged man disenchanted with his adult life. As he travels for a weekend holiday in the country with his four-year-old daughter, he thinks back to his own childhood, a time when everything was seemingly different.

ISBN: 9781894937436

$3.50 US / $3.50 CDN

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Paul Has a Summer Job

Michel Rabagliati

(152p, 7x10" PB)

Roughing it in your teens

This sweet and funny coming-of-age story marks a high-water mark in great old-fashioned storytelling in graphic novels. This book tells the story of Paul, a Montreal teenager who, against the backdrop of Quebec in the 1970s, tastes the freedom and responsibilities of adulthood for the first time. Thanks to plummeting grades, Paul defiantly quits high school and takes a job at factory. A year later, tired and depressed, Paul accepts a strange job offer to go be a counselor at a summer camp in the mountains run by a freewheeling Catholic priest. Paul finds himself guiding a motley band of kids-- misfits, loners, and troublemakers -- through the rough terrain of growing up.



ISBN: 9781896597546

$16.95 US / $16.95 CDN

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Paul Moves Out

Michel Rabagliati

Michel Rabagliati crafts stories that are easily accessible to both young adult and adult audiences with his semifictional protagonist, Paul. This time Paul encounters another step into adulthood by moving out of his parent's house and into his first apartment with his girlfriend , enjoying life's pleasures as well as confronting its challenges.

Praise for Michel Rabagliati:

"Both funny and touching, Michel Rabagliati's Paul Has a Summer Job, has an authenticity sorely lacking in most forms of entertainment, not least of all comix; it reminds you of what you really enjoy literature for -- the chance to connect to others and what's real -- and get away from superficiality and irony." --TIME.COM

"Rabagliati's confessional writing is free of self-loathing, and his black-and-white panels eschew half-tones for a spirited line that adeptly conveys the messiness and joy of youth." --ED PARK, THE VILLAGE VOICE



This book won the Doug Wright Award for Best book of 2005 and is a Golden Oak Award nominee.

ISBN: 9781896597874

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