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Canadian Cartoonist Sophie Bédard Wins Bédélys 2020
By Hervé St-Louis

June 8, 2020 - 22:30

Éditions Pow Pow
Writer(s): Sophie Bédard
Artist(s): Sophie Bédard
ISBN: 978-2-924049-55-6
$24.95 CAD, 234 pages
Release Date: April 2019

This is not a first win for Canadian cartoonist Sophie Bédard whose Les Petits garçons graphic novel has won several prizes in the French-speaking bande dessinées world since its April 2019 debut. This year, amid the pandemic, Bédard won the Liste préliminaire Prix des libraires du Québec 2020 – Bande dessinée Québec (Preliminary Bookstore Award – Quebec Comics) offered by the Festival BD de Montréal. The award was granted virtually, of course.

Les petits garçons (The little boys) is coming of age story about teenaged girls. While Les Petits garçons has yet to be translated to English, publisher Pow Pow has translated some of Bédard’s previous comics, taken from her web comics in English, which includes the Joe Shuster nominated Almost Summer.

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