Words From the Jury | Bédélys Independent Anglophone

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Words From the Jury | Bédélys Independent Anglophone

Created in 2020, the Bédélys Independent Anglophone award honors the best self-published Anglophone comic book in Quebec.

The jury that awards this prize is made of comic arts industry professionals. Read here what they had to say about the 4 selected finalists.

Frog and Toad Are Queer

By Nina Drew

A loving homage to beloved illustrator Arnold Lobel, Frog and Toad are Queer uses Lobel’s queerness as a springboard to imagine a world in which his characters, lushly painted, embrace the iconography of queer culture with beautiful, unabashed joy.

Hi, Stranger

By Anouk

In a few spare pages and without the need for dialogue, Hi, Stranger tells the story of an erotic interlude between two new acquaintances. After a chance encounter on the metro, this richly detailed and expertly paced comic follows the couple from first glance to surprisingly charming completion. For adult readers only.

Kalipso Part 01

By Marie Blanchet

A first chapter that sets the scene for a world that promises to be vast and enthralling, Kalipso Part 01 sees two enemies get swept up in a high-fantasy space adventure story full of compelling characters and big potential.

OKOK Comics Volume 1

By Colin L. Racicot

Riffing on an enjoyably old-school comic strip mode, OKOK Comics Volume 1 delights in its absurdist humour. Unselfconsciously bold from within its four-panel borders, there is a rawness to these jokes that are totally unafraid to be silly.


Find the texts of the other 22th Bédélys Awards (in French):


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    Librairie Planète BD
    4077 Rue St Denis, Montreal, QC H2W 2M7
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    Librairie Z Bookstore
    3420 Rue Ontario E, Montreal, QC H1W 1P9
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    La Livrerie
    1376 Ontario St E, Montreal, Quebec H2L 1S1
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    Librairie Le Renard perché
    3731 Rue Ontario E, Montréal, QC H1W 1S3
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    Meltdown MTL
    2035 Saint Denis St, Montreal, Quebec H2X 3K8
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    BAnQ
    475 Boul de Maisonneuve E, Montréal, QC H2L 5C4
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    BAnQ
    475 Boul de Maisonneuve E, Montréal, QC H2L 5C4
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