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.Village Voice
Michel Rabagliati delivers another charming, thinly veiled memoir
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.
This book won the Doug Wright Award for Best Book of 2005 and is a Golden Oak Award nominee.
Paul Moves Out has been translated from the French by Helge Dascher. Dascher has been translating graphic novels from French and German to English for over twenty years. A contributor to Drawn & Quarterly since the early days, her translations include acclaimed titles such as the Aya series by Marguerite Abouet and Clément Oubrerie, Hostage by Guy Delisle, and Beautiful Darkness by Fabien Vehlmann and Kerascoët. With a background in art history and history, she also translates books and exhibitions for museums in North America and Europe. She lives in Montreal.
Praise for Paul Moves Out
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